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…

Dallas Takes Defensive Battle Over Central

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas’ Maddie Doig joked that she finally had a good game against Central’s Emily Cole. Monday afternoon felt like a mid-March day instead of Mid-May, but for the last time this Spring season the Dragons and the Panthers will meet on the softball field. Cole came out firing.  Seven…

Dallas Rebounds From Friday’s Loss With 11-1 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The bats and defense came through against South Albany Saturday morning for the Dallas Dragon softball team.  Defeating the Redhawks 11-1 in five-innings. Their offense, led by two hits each from Chole Zajac, Maddie Doig and Madelyn Loughary, collected nine hits in total.  Putting bat on ball against Bella…

1A-6A Scoreboard for April 29

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com St. Paul saw Jordan Caldwell, Stella Koch and Payton Saucy hit home runs in the Buckaroos tough 22-19 defeat to Perrydale Thursday afternoon in Perrydale.  The Pirates Courtney Reed struck out eight and Cody Lawrence drove in a game-high 5RBI’s in the game to lead a Perrydale offense that saw six…

April 27 Baseball/Softball Scoreboard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here is some Salem-Area scores for April 27 as Blanchet Baseball and softball, Scio baseball, Regis Baseball, Gervais softball and Dallas/West Salem softball split Tuesday evening. Baseball  6A Jackson Muth struck out nine in Sprague’s tough 2-1 defeat to Crescent Valley.  Jackson VanEyk struck out 14 for the Raiders 3A Tyler…

Sprague Snaps Two-Game Skid With Win Over Dallas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was the seasoned veteran versus the fresh faces coming up through the ranks in the circle Wednesday afternoon at Sprague High School. All three of the Olympians Sophia Honse and the freshmen duo from Dallas of Kadence Morrison and Katelyn Buchholz didn’t shy away from the strike zone…

Dallas Enters Spring With Mix Of Old And New

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Wednesday’s game against Corvallis was a good knocking off the rust game.  Matter of fact, even the two jamboree games entering their ten-inning win against the Spartans helped lead into the game. With five players familiar with the program entering this year, mix in the fresh faces, it was…

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…