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…

Morrison The Wrestler

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Wrestling is life.  Life is wrestling. It teaches you more than that two-point takedown or turning a pin.  It teaches you the off-the-mat life lessons of not giving up. For Dallas’ Cael Morrison, wrestling has meant so much to him entering his Senior year with the Dragons Wrestling team…

Bringing Back The Trophy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  A quick three-point interception and a touchdown pass had put the seventh-, eighth-grade Island Boy Club squad the IBC Elite led 10-0 in the 14U Championship bout of the MVP 7-on-7 Turkey Bowl Tournament Saturday afternoon. Two days after the Thanksgiving holiday, ten teams met at the Hamlin Sports…

Dallas’ Doig Commits To Western Oregon University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas’ Maddie Doig has made it official: She’ll be continuing her athletic career as a member of the Western Oregon University softball team after her Senior year this year with the Dragons. “This opportunity means the world to me. I’ve been wanting to go to WOU for such a…

Playing For A Cause

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The Dallas Lady Dragons Volleyball program raised over 4,000 dollars in their Halloween Breast Cancer Awareness tournament Saturday at the Sand Pits at LaCreole Middle School. With the pandemic challenged the Dallas Volleyball program’s annual Pink-Out game, the squad went another route to make it happen. With 12 Co-Ed…

Dallas VB To Host Breast Cancer Awareness Halloween Quads Tourney

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.—  The sand courts have been a huge blessing for the Dallas Volleyball program this Summer and Fall.  Helping to keep the kids active and give them an huge opportunity to improve their skills on the Volleyball court at this point of the game. “They would have made an impact…

Morrison The Arm

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas freshman Kadence Morrison has showed off that High School potential over the Summer and Fall softball season. A quiet speaker yes, she lets her pitching do the talking.  Picking up much of the innings alongside fellow pitcher Laney Deloe with the Dallas Lady Dragons now 16U squad, the…

Dallas Kick-Off First 7-On Appearance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It was almost like a home game for the Dallas Dragons Football Team when the made the little drive over to the Independence Sports Park Sunday morning to partake in the Oregon 7’s 7-on-7 tournament. With their first tournament action of the season cut short mid-day with the cancelation…

Doig And The Lady Dragons 14’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Ever so often Dallas High School Senior Maddie Doig can be found the dugout, or a practice, of the Lady Dragons 14U squad at the Lyle Sports Complex. The young Dallas-squad Monday afternoon returned to their home grounds where they played so many games before this Summer and Fall,…

Learning From The Experience

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.— Dallas’ Ashton Foster was one of 56 quarterbacks selected to participate in the Northwest 9 QB Premier Event up in Gig Harbor, Washington over the Labor Day Weekend. The incoming Dragon Junior and other quarterbacks were put through drills that challenged their footwork, accuracy, timing in situations like in…