West Salem Slips By South Salem In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Cue the Titanic ‘It’s been 84 years’ meme, but Opening Day has finally arrived following nearly two years.  South Salem Head Coach Max Price pointed out on Twitter it was 682 some-odd days since their last game against Jesuit.  Longer if you added in the two or three-days West…

Western Christian’s Webster Signs With Corban University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was once a time where Western Christian’s Rylan Webster wasn’t as out-going as he is now.  Going from having to be coaxed out of a car for a baseball camp to now hosting a Friday Bible Study group. It’s been a crazy progression no doubt Webster had said….

Regis’ Voltin Signs With Oregon State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis Head Coach Jeff Wiltsey got a bit choked up speaking Friday afternoon.  Tyler Voltin is a special breed.  Simple as that.  You could make an argument that his picture could be next to what a leader looks like by the way he carries himself, the decisions he makes…

South Salem’s Minney Building The Confidence

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Tyler Minney remembers his sophomore year when the legend of ‘The Power of Thooah’ started at South Salem. Teammate Ricky Alvarado, who’s in the same graduating class as Minney this year, hit an absolute bomb during a waffle ball game over the house the Saxons were staying in for the…

The Trojan QB1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– It’s not too often that you’ll make a statement in sports, but Kennedy’s Dylan Kleinschmit had done it twice. As a sophomore Kleinschmit pitched a gem against rival Santiam.  Throwing a no-hit, 17-strikeout gem that was part of an incredible journey to the 2A/1A State Finals before falling…

Bishop Signs To St. Scholastica

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis Head Football Coach Jeff Wiltsey handed his starting quarterback a notecard that they, as football players, filled out.  It felt a lot like the De La Salle movie, ‘When The Game Stands Tall’ with what was on it with the goals on the card. Byron Bishop knew of…

Wild Wild West League Returns For Year 2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore. (January 25th, 2021) — The Wild Wild West League will enter its second season this June, 2021. Two new teams representing the culture and history of the Pacific Northwest will be joining the Wild Wild West League in 2021, the Portland Rosebuds and the Willamette Wild Bills. The Portland…

Nease The Pitcher

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–For a pitcher, it’s these moments that you strive for with all the eyes on you.  McNary Senior Aaron Nease went to the Lone Star State of Texas to participate in the Baseball Factory Preseason All-America Event as a Pitcher Only out in Cypress, Texas. Having shown his athleticism on…

Valley Baseball Club Finishes Third In Arizona

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CHANDLER, Ariz.–  The Salem-based Valley Baseball Club traveled down to the Grand Canyon State this past weekend, going 3-1 at the Baseball Showcase MLK Tournament.  Finishing third in the tournament after a slow-start to the tournament. An off-inning against New Level College Prep that plated four runs in the fifth-inning had…

Western Christian’s Webster Last Prep Innings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s always been a personal community at the Western Christian campus.  From the soccer field down the wood steps.  The packed basketball gym and lining the backstop during baseball and softball games. And the thing too is that they travel too.  Something that stuck out to Senior Rylan Webster….

Payton’s Journey

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion’s Payton Meyers has shown some potential and talent during his sophomore season with the Huskies this past Winter.  On a team that went 20-5 overall, reached the 4A Quarterfinals and were close to a Tri-Valley Conference Title.  Falling to Gladstone 58-54 in the conference tiebreaker as both…

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…