Sprague Splits With #2 Bend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM. Ore.– With two doubleheaders in four days in front of them, Sprague had to step up their game against Mountain View and Bend this past week. They took care of the Cougars and pulled only what West Salem and Bishop Manogue (NV) by handing the second-ranked Lava Bears a loss…

Sprague Sweeps Mountain View

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague needed some momentum leading into this weekend’s big league doubleheader with Bend starting with their doubleheader with Mt. View Wednesday afternoon sitting 0-1 in Mountain Valley Conference play and 4-4 overall. And they completed what they needed to do against the Cougars, sweeping the doubleheader 7-5 and 11-1…

South Salem Squeaks By McNary 3-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– South Salem’s Noah Ferguson found himself three outs from his fourth straight complete game Wednesday afternoon. It was finally a nice day in Salem, but neither team could land that decisive blow on the other.  Four runs were scored in total.  South led 3-1 over the Celtics as Ferguson…

Stayton Snaps 37-Game League Losing Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– The streak is over. The last time Stayton baseball had won a Oregon West Conference game was May 11, 2016 against Cascade for their fourth and final league win of the season. A 4-3 win over the Cougars. Their 14-2 loss to Philomath to close out the season two…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 12

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Sprague’s Elise Abbott, North Salem’s Cameron Kallhoff, McKay’s Brian Coburn and West Salem’s Jenny Ball. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from Sprague Girls Track and Field – Elise Abbott. Elise, a senior,…

Dallas Pulls Away From North Salem 10-5

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  North Salem’s Dylan Ebbs wheeled and dealed out on the mound over the opening three innings of Dallas’ 10-5 explosive win Friday afternoon on home turf. The Senior Vikings pitcher held the Dragons to a Wyatt Bateman base-hit in the opening inning with North Salem turning the order in…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 5

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honoree’s for April 5, 2019 include South Salem’s Kaiden Doten, Sprague’s Eva Hammond, West Salem’s Lucas Stanfield and McNary’s Taylor Ebbs. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem Baseball – Kaiden Doten. Kaiden, a…

Western Christian Drops Tough Game To Culver In Extras

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Western Christian survived a bases loaded jam in the top half of the sixth up 3-1 when Rylan Webster picked up a third-out strikeout to end the threat against Culver Wednesday afternoon. It was the rubber match in the 2A/1A Special District 2 league series between the two squads….

Sprague Rallies To Stun North Salem In Extras

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– The last out can be the hardest out to get. And for North Salem, they were one pitch away with two outs on Sprague up 5-0 Tuesday to seal up their fourth win of the season. But, as the Olympians showed in their 6-5 comeback win in nine innings…

Stayton Baseball Drops Heartbreaking Loss to Newport Monday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.— Four games into the Oregon West Conference schedule this season, the Stayton baseball team has been right there with their competition. Two of their three OWC losses have been within one-run of Philomath in the opening three-game series of the league schedule, and as Monday kicked off their second-league…

The Power Of ‘Thooah”: Saxons Go 4-0 In Idaho

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BOISE, Idaho.–  That cardboard in the South Salem dugout that spelled out ‘Thooah’, poking fun of Chris Hemsworth’s Australian-accent and his Comic Book gimmick of ‘Thor’, seemed to have been the mantra for the Saxons throughout their Bucks Invite journey in Idaho. The story behind it was, at their team house…

Saxons Get Win Over Capital

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BOISE, Idaho.– Defense seemed to be the vocal point for South Salem Friday versus Twin Falls and Capital for the first 11 innings of the Saxons doubleheader. Noah Ferguson led the defensive charge with 10 strikeouts in South Salem’s 3-0 win against the Bruins that built some momentum for their game…