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…

OSAA Pushes Back Start Of Sports To February

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA met Monday morning to explore the options ahead for the upcoming athletic calendar. They voted to push the athletic calendar to February, a tough move Peter Weber said in the press release Monday afternoon. Cutting the season’s down to six-weeks apeice. Fall sports will start…

Patterson Taking The Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER Ore.—Playing in the Mountain Valley Conference the past few years have been something out of the ordinary. For 2020 McNary-grad Ethan Patterson, his fondest memory playing against the studs in the league came when he hit two home runs against West Salem and the tough competition he faced with South…

Muth Makes It Official

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— Sprague’s Jackson Muth was given a golden opportunity to be one of the main arms out of the bullpen for the Olympians as a sophomore. That year saw Sprague finish second in the Mountain Valley Conference, a game ahead of Bend while handing rival South Salem one of their…

Saxons Alvarado Signs With Wenatchee Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It’s been a long time coming for South Salem’s Danny Alvarado.  Baseball has been in his blood since he was nine-years-old in the days of playing with Scott Ackerman’s Bat Company, being apart of a Premier Baseball Club squad at one-point ranked fourth in the nation between 11 and 13. …

Always Wanting To Get On The Field

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ADAIR VILLAGE, Ore.–  Aaron Nease is probably the closest thing to a real-life The Sandlot’s Benny Rodriguez.  The kid just looks for anyway to get onto the diamond to play, and plays everywhere. His prime positions are catcher and pitcher, but has played everywhere else.  Wherever the team needs him.  In…

Arms To Build From

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  If the Stayton Eagles baseball team can get onto the diamond this Spring, they’ll have some solid arms on the hill to help guide them. Wyatt Connally and Danner Salisbury have shown those starter innings over the summer with Cody Leming, Ty Borde and company right behind them.  Connally,…

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…