Courson’s Journey

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  2022 Dallas-grad Trista Courson and Portland Community College freshman Trista Courson didn’t see herself playing at the next level.  She described herself as very timid and not very high with her confidence. Dallas was a new home for her when she started her freshman year coming over from Silverton. …

Dallas Wins First Game of Year 33-21 Over McKay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–   Dallas was wheeling as McKay was closing out the third quarter driving down the field Friday night. The Scots had just wheeled off 21-straight points and were looking to add to their 21-14 lead, the Dragons were hoping for a stop. With their feet closing onto their end zone,…

Doing Their Job

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  It was weird to see Thursday night Owen Hess dropping back and throwing the ball, playing Quarterback after the graduation of Ashton Foster after this past season.  Consider this, last year Hess led 5A with 114 tackles as a junior and is now making the switch over to offense.  …

Dragons Hannan Setting Up For Success

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Grace Hannan has had some great role models playing on Varsity the last two years as the setter of the Dallas Volleyball program.  They’ve all helped each other out of tight jams along the way, but there’s a sense of pride with the incoming Dragons junior in playing with some great…

Dragons VB Looking To Retool

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  There was a lot of turn-over for the Dallas Volleyball team as they enter the homestretch of their Summer Volleyball schedule. With about a month left until try-outs, the Dragons were taking advantage of some Open Gym time Wednesday night to fill the voids.  Voids mainly up in their…

Finishing Strongly

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a successful weekend for the Bat Company 16U squad making the move up to an 18’s tournament to close out their season. After dropping their first game to the Aloha Breeze 18A Saturday morning, whom they’ll later beat Sunday afternoon to reach the 18A/B State Tournament Final…

Todd’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  2021 West Salem-grad Andrew Todd has returned to the State of Oregon after spending some time in Texas playing baseball with the Texas Post Grad this past season.  The exposure to some good talent at the next level with the likes of Murray State College and Texas Wesleyan, all…

Kicking Off The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The season has finally kicked off for the Post 58 Crushers after back-to-back rains outs postponded their first action of the Summer, while the Post 20 Dirtbags of Monmouth were figuring out what they have in a nice little icebreaking contest Monday evening at Regis High School. For the…

Mid-Willamette Conference Softball League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Dallas’ Brandi Jackson was Co-Coach of the Year with Lebanon’s Mardy Benedict as the Dragons, Silverton and Central all fielded athletes on the first-team of the Mid-Willamette Conference League Honors. North Salem had three on the Honorable Mention list. Here’s the Complete List: Mid-Willamette softball awardsPlayer of the year: Trinity Holden,…

Mid-Willamette Conference Baseball Honors

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Dallas’ Owen Hess and Silverton’s Cole Mucken were named to the First-Team for the Mid-Willamette Conference honors. North Salem’s Jackson Pearce was second-team pitcher with Central’s Will Merritt second team catcher. Lebanon and West Albany picked up Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and Pitcher of the Year honors….

Walls Stepping Up To The Challenge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  It’s been a crazy year for Dallas freshman Grace Walls.   At the beginning of the year, the frosh was down on the JV level of the Dragons softball program and adjusting to the grueling task of adjusting to the High School game while being apart of one of 5A’s top…

Chemeketa Softball Snaps Playoff Drought

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  What a year the Chemeketa Community College softball team has had this Spring. During the regional play season during the Spring of 2021, the Storm only won one game, a 8-7 win over Mount Hood Community College on April 10, 2021 in a season that saw the squad go…