Dallas Finishes Second At Oregon City, Saxons Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.–  South Salem found themselves down 17-13 in the second set to Oregon City in the match-up between the two Top 5 teams.  The Saxons had struggled to find their groove against the Pioneers, but slowly pieced it together as they stormed back for a brief 21-20 lead.  A…

Cross Country Round-Up: Salem-Area Runners Run At Nike Portland XC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  The Annual Nike Portland XC event returned this Fall as athletes from the West Coast traveled to Blue Lake Regional Park to compete in the variety of Varsity races (from Danner, the strongest runners to Division-3) as well as a slew of Novice and Junior Varsity races to give…

Dallas Volleyball Returns Strong Core

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  If you pay attention to the game of Volleyball, you’ve probably heard things along the way of ‘first to five’ ‘let’s get to ten’ and so on and so forth.  As Dallas wrapped up their first week of practice, their first practice as a team following the completion of try-outs…

Woolsey Taking The Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CENTRALIA, Wash.– First game out of the gate of the Fastpitch NW Showcase Tuesday at the Centralia Sports Complex, incoming Dallas sophomore Clara Woosley was named Game MVP, picked by the players of the opposing team.  Receiving the honor against the Idaho Ruby squad for her play defensively in the outfield. “I…

Person’s Versatility

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Logan Person has always been a versatile athlete. Running, blocking, receiving, kicking even.  He’s like a Swiss army-knife for the Dallas High School football team entering his Senior Year with the Dragons.  Something that has been his identity since he was little. “It’s just been something I’ve had since I was a…

Dippel’s Last Ride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  David Dippel has been known for his high-intensity and boisterous personality along the basepaths and in the dugout the past 15 years coaching.  This past Tuesday at the US Cellular Fields was no different. Cheering his NW Vandals 18A team against Oregon Blaze 16A squad in both team’s second…

Perrydale’s Tompkins Walk-Off Seals 2-0 Start For Salem Aftershock

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Even after a successful season with the Perrydale Pirates this past Spring, Jenna Tompkins admits that there’s work to be done with her game following her game-winning hit for the Salem Aftershock 16U squad Thursday afternoon. Being aggressive at the plate is something that she is still learning to…

Dallas-Cascade Getting Reps In

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It’s beginning to feel like a sense of normalcy is returning when Dallas and Cascade scrimmaged Wednesday morning. There was that summer league feel, but they went five instead of the best-of-three they would normally see this time of year.  Helping to see where they were at endurance wise entering…

Dallas’ Straus And The Unique Journey

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Here’s an interesting fact about Dallas’ Maddy Straus.  She was born without subtalar ankle joints.  The inside part of your ankles.  And not just in one foot, but in both ankles. Here’s what is more interesting.  Straus didn’t know about it until eighth-grade, starting with pain in the ankle, to asking around, eventually finding…

MWC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Albany Senior Isaiah Gilliam won the Mid-Willamette Conference Player of the Year. Silverton’s Jordan McCarty and Neil Efimov, along with Central’s Chase Nelson got first-team honors. First Team Isaiah Gilliam- South Albnay Jordan McCarty-Silverton Noah Dewey-Crescent Valley Neil Efimov- Silverton Chase Nelson-Central Cole Weber-Lebanon Isaac Semerikov-Silverton Koby Ruiz-West Albany Second…

Dragons Defense Holds Off McKay In Sr. Day Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas had changed things up a bit at the beginning of their game against McKay Wednesday evening by breaking out the press coverage from the opening whistle.  Catching the Scots in a bit of a lull jumping out to a 9-2 lead before McKay wheeled them back in by…

5A Softball All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Wilsonville’s Maddie Erickson (Pitcher of the Year), West Albany’s Presley Jantzi (Player of the Year), and the Bulldogs and Pendleton Head Coaches Ryan Borde and Tim Cary (Co-Coaches of the Year) brought home some serious hardware this Spring following the six-week season. Here is the full list of All-State Teams: 2021…