Looking To Build From Last Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST.  PAUL, Ore.– St. Paul baseball had finally gotten over the hump when the Coronavirus pandemic hit this Spring Sports season. Last Spring, the Buckaroos won an tight-knit 2-0 game against former league opponent Santiam for the program first entering this season.  And though the season is on-hold for the forseeable…

Most Memorable Moment Covering Sports

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com While talking to Santiam’s Colin Thurston earlier this week on Instagram, doing a feature on him and talking about that great St. Paul-Santiam game he played in his sophomore year, I couldn’t help to think about the best game I’ve covered. That Buckaroo-Wolverine game is a close second for me with…

The Power Of Social Media In Sports

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– As many coaches, high school and college, and athletic administrators tell their student-athlete’s ‘be careful of what you do with social media.  It could help or harm you down the road’. But with the time of uncertainty with Coronavirus and sporting events being postponed and/or canceled, some High School Teams…

OSAA Extends Sports Suspension Until April 28

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA has announced Wednesday afternoon that they’ll extend the Spring Sports Suspension until April 28, addressing adjustments to Track and Field which will be split up amongst two locations, (Mt. Hood CC 4A-6A and Western Oregon University for 1A-3A). The Speech and Solo Music Championships have been sadly been canceled….

Next Man Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a rare mid-March day in which the sun was out, the field was dry and temperature was just right to knock off the rust of practicing in the gym throughout the Winter. The South Salem baseball team held an intra-squad scrimmage Thursday afternoon at Gilmore City Park,…

Mack, Runion Sign To Linfield For Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  A few months ago during Fall Ball, Silverton’s Gage Mack and Cole Runion each combined for a no-hitter against Clackamas Community College.  Runion’s dad and Foxes Head Coach Jeremiah Runion mentioned the story prior to the two Seniors signing day Wednesday morning by the main entrance of the school….

Capitol City Sweeps Sunday Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Just as the regular season wraps up in the Majors and the Playoffs are just to begin, Fall ball is underway as the calendar is just about to flip to October. Just like Summer Ball, Fall Ball is just some extra reps to bridge one Spring to another to…

Stayton Senior American Defends State Title Over North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.—After pulling away from North Marion in Saturday’s semi-final game with a six-run seventh inning, there was a feeling that the Stayton Senior American team would be facing the Huskies again the title game Sunday afternoon in the grassy knoll on the outskirts of Oregon City. North Marion though,…

West Avoids Sweep. STP’s Herbie, Santiam’s Sendlinger Honored

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–  It was a good reunion of three former competitors, four if you include the Coach on the field, of the old Tri-River League baseball teams Sunday afternoon on the turf at Linfield College. St. Paul’s Justin Herberger and Kennedy’s Angel De La Rosa, who weren’t at Saturday’s doubleheader at…

Kennedy Advances To 2A/1A State Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– With two strong defenses going up against each other for a spot in the 2A/1A State Title Game, it came down to one-hit that helped lift Kennedy over North Douglas to go to the Title Game Friday. Matter of fact, the 1-0 result was unique in that the…

OWC Baseball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here is the Oregon West Conference.  Newport’s Jacob Dobmeier and Taylor Plesha won Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year while Sweet Home’s Colton Smith won Player of the Year. Oregon West Conference First Team Pitcher Jacob Dobmeier Newport Senior Pitcher Colton Smith Sweet Home Senior Infield Mike Slater…

North Salem Hands Lee Final Home Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It was quite possibly the last time that the North Salem home crowd would get to see Chris Lee coach a home game after 20 years at the helm of the Vikings baseball program. Following his announcement earlier this week of his departure from the baseball program he’s been the…