Facing The Juggernaut

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  It was the true test to see where they are at as a team and as a program.  Thurston has won the last two 5A State Championships, defeating Wilsonville in 2018 and Crater in 2019 with their lone blemish of these six-weeks coming way of Mazama two weeks ago. …

Dallas 5-0 Wins Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  With Dallas losing over 20 Seniors from last year’s squad, the Dragons 5-0 start to the Spring Season has been something extradentary. They’ve come together since last March and through all the turbulence of what could have been and should have been has helped the squad draw closer together…

Silverton Improves To 3-3 With Win Over Dallas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 DALLAS, Ore.–  Silverton found ways to get it done Monday night on the road in Dallas in their 25-13, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20 win on the road. Both teams are young, having five combined seniors amongst their two rosters and had freshman playing significant time as they both had battled for the…

West Salem Takes Down Dallas In Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  West Salem brought the power, Dallas brought the scrap and fight.  Mix the two together Wednesday night and we had an interesting five-set, 25-10, 22-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-2 match that went in favor of the Titans on the road. The first set showed the potential that the Titans, who…

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…

Dallas’ Defense Picked Up Steam Against CV

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The Dallas defense settled in during the second half of their 3-1 defeat to Crescent Valley Thursday night in Boys Soccer at Dallas High School. After surrendering three goals in the span of nine minutes, the Dragons defense pitched a second half shutout, giving their offense an opportunity to…

Piecing It Together

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The rain was down to a drizzle to end Thursday night’s practice.  The ball was slick and wet.  Good practice for when their six-week season kicks off here in the first week of March for the pro-run offense the Dallas Dragons run. There was a feel of a late…

Grateful For The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonad jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Saturday was supposed to be Northwest University’s doubleheader against Western Washington University, but thanks to five inches of snow already on the ground the twin-bill of games was postponed. “It definitely hurt getting that message, for sure. We have had some injuries going around the team so not playing…

Dragons Morrison Heading To SOU

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas’ Cael Morrison, coming off of State Finishes of fourth (twice at 106 and 113) and fifth at 132 the past three seasons, will be taking his talent from one powerhouse program to another at the collegiate level. It was announced Saturday that Morrison will be taking his talents…

Van Well Up For The Challenge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  It was a rare January afternoon Wednesday in which it wasn’t raining in Northern Oregon. In actuality, it felt like an April or a late October day with the Sun out and clouds overhead as the Dallas Volleyball squad took to the sand pit next to LaCreole Middle School. …

Adjusting To The Adversity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.— Something was up with the right shoulder of Dallas’ Morgan Dippel going into her Junior year of High School.  She knows her throwing mechanics aren’t necessarily the best, but is something she has been conscious about since the outfielder was little. The injury in question occurred sometime between the…

Best Of 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As the year draws to a close, usually it means a time to reflect.  For me, I usually like to share a few stories I wrote over the past 12 months that have some significance to them from the year.  With how 2020 has been, it’s hard to imagine even ten…