Strother The Workhorse

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Ever since last Spring when he was in Texas, Sprague’s Grant Strother has been building to this moment. Through Summer ball with the Withnell Dodgers American Legion squad, through Fall Ball and going through this season has led the Olympian junior to an interesting result going into the second…

OWC Baseball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton’s Nick Frith was named Pitcher of the Year, Philomath’s Cameron Ordway was Player of the Year and Philomath’s HC Levi Webber was Coach of the Year. Here’s the Complete List: First Team Pitchers Nick Frith- Stayton Cody Leming- Stayton Infield Cameron Ordway- Philomath Caleb Boyles- Cascade Russell Holly- Sweet Home…

McNary Opens 6A Playoffs With 13-3 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Confidence was soaring for Ali Martinez following her Grand Slam home run in the first inning of McNary’s 13-3 win over Grants Pass Monday to open the 6A State Playoffs at McNary High School. It took the sophomore some time to find her groove this year, it wasn’t until…

Taking Advantage Of The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Patience is a virtue.  And that’s more so in sports, especially in college at any level waiting for your turn to play. For Sprague-grad and Linn-Benton Community College freshman Jack Muth, the frosh has seen limited playing time.  He’s seen action in five of the Roadrunners first 42 games before Sunday’s…

Leaving It All Out There

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Walking into the game with two outs in the third inning, 2019 South Salem-grad and Chemeketa Community College Elijah Enomoto-Haole knew that this was probably his last outing as a baseball player. As he forces a ground-out to end the third inning, halting the Linn-Benton Community College rally that turned…

SSBC Honorees For May 13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Maddie Dustin (Girls Golf), Sprague’s Sara Abbott (Girls Track), South Salem’s Rowan Thompson (Softball), McNary’s Emilie Vu McGee (Girls Tennis) and Sprague’s Chris Rogers (Baseball) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of May 13. Read the Press Release here: The Salem Sports and…

Kennedy Falls To Culver In Series Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Culver brought the fight to Kennedy’s doorstep Wednesday evening in Mount Angel throughout the three-game series with the Trojans, but more importantly that third and final game of the trilogy of games.  Sure the Trojans took game one 2-0 and pulled away for the 8-2 win in game two victory. …

Huskies D Holds Madras To One-Hit In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Behind any good offense is a good defense.  Yeah, yeah it sounds like something one of those old timer baseball players would say in the first half of the 20th Century, but as the North Marion offense battled through a lull in their 9-1 victory over Madras Tuesday their…

Dallas Baseball Defeats North For Second League Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The North Salem-Dallas baseball game came down to executing when you had your opportunities to do so. Yes the Vikings had their cracks, loading up the bases in the first and fourth innings as well having runners on second and third base, it was the Dragons who were finding…

Sprague Baseball Shuts Out South 1-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.– With how crummy the weather was Friday evening, pitching by both Sprague and South Salem Baseball were spot on as the two Salem schools traveled to Linfield University to play their Mountain Valley Conference game. The Saxons’ Carter Nelson went the distance, striking out three while allowing four hits…

Eagles Fall In Heartbreaker To Philomath 2-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton knew that every game against Philomath wasn’t going to be as one-sided as their first game of their three-game series on Tuesday. With the series moving to Stayton Wednesday, it felt like the tight playoff-caliber game that one would expect coming between two good teams coming down the…

Lawson’s Walk-Off Home Run Lifts Regis Over East Linn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  “I don’t know man.  It was crazy,” said Regis freshman Tanner Lawson following his walk-off home run Tuesday night against East Linn Christian. It was a good test of mental toughness and overcoming adversity for the Rams as they embarked on their three-game series with the Eagles this week. …