Loughary, Oregon Royal Upperclassmen Finish Fourth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The Oregon Royal Upperclassmen squad had just rallied back to tie with the Washington Kelly Tuesday morning at Keizer Little League 2-2. The squad had rally bats, but couldn’t squeeze out their third win in Pool Play as the squad turned and burned for the fourth-fifth place game.  Going…

Bateman, Central Grabs Win Over Boyles Bandits

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For the first three-and-a-half innings of Tuesday’s Central and Stayton Bandits game, there was only one hit in the Panthers 6-3 victory at Holland Youth Park.  The hit came from a double by Cameron Ordway in the bottom of the first inning. It was 1-0 going into the fifth,…

Dragons 18U Goes 3-0 Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.– What a way to rebound for the Dallas Lady Dragons 18U squad Saturday at the Crater Fields of the Darnell Wright Sports Complex. Following their split of their two-pool play games Friday, the Dragons came out swinging on Saturday. Figuratively and literally. Against the Cascade ITE, their 20-3 victory,…

Muth, Olympians Defeats Central 5-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Just hours before helping the Olympian Baseball Club to a 5-2 win over the Central Baseball Club with his 1-for-2, 2RBI day Wednesday evening at Holland Youth Park, Sprague’s Jackson Muth committed to Linn-Benton Community College for baseball. “It’s pretty special just knowing that it takes a lot of…

Lady Dragons 14U Starts 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Laney Deloe and Haylee Wingert took the bulk of the first day of the NAFA Summer National Championships reps for the Dallas Lady Dragons 14U’s softball team in the pitchers circle Thursday morning at the Crater fields of Darnell Wright Sports Complex. Wingert started the opener against MVP, pitching…

Dallas Lady Dragons 12U Starts Home Slate 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The Lady Dragons 12U continue their winning ways Saturday at the Lyle Sports Complex next to Lyle Elementary School when they defeated the Wolfpack (Virgil) 6-3 and S.O. Outlaws 10-2 to close out their doubleheader in their hometown. The wins are their fourth and fifth respectively in their last…

Central Over Stayton For First Win Of Summer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Central got the band back together in a sense. When Wyatt Bateman delievered the first pitch against the Stayton Bandits Wednesday afternoon at Holland Park, Panther-grads Connor Laeng and Ruben Cedillo stood at third and first base respectively.  Donning the Central uniform for the first-time since the 2019 5A…

Lady Dragons 14U Rebounds For Third In Gold Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Heartbreak sucks.  But it’s how you respond that makes you better.  Makes one great even. The Dallas Lady Dragons 14U squad, down to their last three outs in the game in the seventh inning down two to the Tigers Rage 14U, tied it up at two to force extra’s…

Dallas Lady Dragons Bring Home Hardware

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore– It was a matter of digging deep in the mid-day heat at Jaquith Park Sunday afternoon for the Dallas Lady Dragons 14U going up against the Blaze. It was the end of their third week of games and the defense just ended the Blaze threat, which scored two runs…

Working On The Basics

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The downtime since the cancelation of her freshman year at Western Washington University has served 2019 Dallas-Graduate Kaelynn Simmons well as the Viking Freshmen has spent the time working on the basics. Simmons appeared in six games, starting five of them, striking out 11 batters in 20 innings of…

The Dallas Duo

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– There were only two Seniors playing on the Dallas softball team this year. Two friends who would come into the Dragon softball program and saw it come together as it did. Zoe Whitlow remembers her and Madi Friesen’s freshman year with Dallas when Friesen slide into home against Silverton…