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…

Dallas Baseball Defeats North For Second League Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The North Salem-Dallas baseball game came down to executing when you had your opportunities to do so. Yes the Vikings had their cracks, loading up the bases in the first and fourth innings as well having runners on second and third base, it was the Dragons who were finding…

Dallas Softball Wins Ninth-Straight Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.-  Dallas softball had to find, and did eventually found, a way to get it done to complete the regular season sweep of West Albany.  Defeating the Bulldogs 5-3 in the process Monday evening, their ninth-straight win. Monday’s Mid-Willamette Conference contest saw the Dragons jump out to a 5-0 lead…

Silverton Pick Up Win Over Dallas 15-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  A few mistakes by one team that was taken full advantage of by the other was ultimately the thing that separated Silverton and Dallas baseball Friday evening. Take out those few mental lapses by the Dragon defense in the Foxes 15-6 victory, a game in which saw both teams…

Dallas Takes Defensively Battle From Corvallis 1-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.—Defense was front-and-center for both the Corvallis and Dallas Friday afternoon as both teams closed out the first week of Mid-Willamette Conference play. The lone run of the game, a Brook Dunkin RBI Double in the bottom half of the first inning was all the Dragons needed to win their…

Dallas Softball Opens League With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The Dallas Dragon softball team came out strongly and soundly against West Albany in their Mid-Willamette Conference opener Monday afternoon. Their 10-1 win also snapped their three-game skid that closed out probably their toughest non-league slate under Head Coach Brandi Jackson.  The last two games coming way of one-run…

Gates and Person Win Titles At Titan Track Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Dallas’ Logan Person let out a holler in celebration during his second Javelin throw of his preliminary throw at the fifth-annual Titan Track Classic Friday afternoon. It was a celebration of a PR a long-time coming.  A 165-foot-six-inch PR.  Person admitted that he’s been hovering at the 150-foot mark…