Central Hangs On To Defeat Silverton 7-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Central’s Emily Cole another double-digit strikeout game to her pitching resume following the Panthers 7-6 home victory against Silverton.  The number following this game was 14.  Pounding the zone and challenging the young Foxes team in front of her to swing and see if they get it into play…

Central Wins Third In Last Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As longtime North Salem Baseball announcer Carl Shrinkle would say, ‘it was a one-train game’ as one-train drove by Barrick City Field Monday afternoon during the North Salem and Central baseball game.  Two if you count the one during the line-up card exchange, but I’m still learning what constitutes…

1A-6A Softball/Baseball Salem-Area Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 1A-6A Softball Round-Up from around Salem: 6A/5A Softball Abbi Covalt went 3-for-4 with an RBI in McNary’s 18-0 win over North Salem. Heather Ebner hit the first home run on the Celtics new softball field. Karaline Pfeifer, Kaitlyn Horn and Perla Gallegos collected a hit in for the Vikings. South Salem…

Central’s Hot Start Not Enough Against Corvallis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore–  The young Central team just built from their 11-5 defeat to West Albany Friday against Corvallis. Peyton Foreman and Kaityln Brian led the charge, accounting for six of the Panthers eight runs in their 9-8 road defeat to the Spartans.  Central led at one point 7-3 entering the fourth…

Central Survives Lebanon In Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  It was a good test of adversity for the Central Volleyball team Wednesday night against Lebanon.  Their five-set 24-26, 25-10, 22-25, 25-20 15-11 was a little different from their three-set sweep of the Warriors at the beginning of the month. The biggest thing that hindered the Panthers in this…

Central Survives Dallas’ Late Charge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  It came down to the wire in the boys soccer rivalry match between Dallas and Central Tuesday night at Dallas High School. The Panthers, en route to their first win of the year 4-2 on this evening, had found themselves struggling to regain focus after taking a quick 2-0…

Kantola The Senior

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.—Being fourth in line of a family line to go through a school like Kennedy Kantola has been with Central High School made the experience coming into High School and playing a smooth one. “it’s been a smooth transition between school and sports because of having all of my siblings…

Central, North Salem Putting In Work In Springfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  As Central’s day ends against Mid-Willamette Conference-foe North Salem, both playing as ‘Central Football Club’ and ‘North Salem Football Club’, the Panthers Justin Girod lined up at quarterback while starting quarterback Chase Nelson was out at receiver. “I’ve never played quarterback before, but it was pretty fun coming out…

Wild Wild West League Returns For Year 2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore. (January 25th, 2021) — The Wild Wild West League will enter its second season this June, 2021. Two new teams representing the culture and history of the Pacific Northwest will be joining the Wild Wild West League in 2021, the Portland Rosebuds and the Willamette Wild Bills. The Portland…

Capitol City Classic Canceled For 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Silverton, Central, West Salem and Cascade were all were expected to partake in the 2020 Capitol City Classic this season, with the 4A Cougars making their debut in the annual tournament at Willamette University in Salem. This year’s tournament, which featured teams from Texas, California and Washington as well…

Playing For A Cause

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The Dallas Lady Dragons Volleyball program raised over 4,000 dollars in their Halloween Breast Cancer Awareness tournament Saturday at the Sand Pits at LaCreole Middle School. With the pandemic challenged the Dallas Volleyball program’s annual Pink-Out game, the squad went another route to make it happen. With 12 Co-Ed…

Cole’s Setting A Tone

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– Central’s Emily Cole came out of her sophomore year with two big statement games, and both came against the two teams who met in the 5A State Final in 2019. Against Dallas, 5A State Runner-Up, Cole held the Dragons to one-hit while striking out 14 Dallas batters April 12,…