Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honoree’s For May 3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Noah Ferguson (South Salem), The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem baseball – Noah Ferguson. Noah, a senior, is a pitcher for the 6-2 Saxons. Noah has five wins against no losses on…

Salem Academy Holds Off Scio’s Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  With second through fourth-place in the 3A Special District 1 standings separate by a game-, game-and-a-half, the last few league games are as important as the next. Salem Academy, sitting a half-game behind the Loggers for second-place in the league standings, a win would definitely put them in favorable…

Allison Throws 2-Hitter In Summit DH Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonad73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—West Salem’s Braden Allison found and lived in his zone in the Titans doubleheader opener versus Summit in the opener’s 3-0 win over the Storm behind a two-hit, seven strikeout performance on the bump. Being the Titans number-two pitcher behind Lucas Stanfield, the Senior Allison commanded the hill with a…

South Retakes MVC Lead With Win Over Sprague

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With the Mountain Valley Conference lead up for grabs after Sprague’s 11-1 win Thursday to bring the Olys to within a two-way tie with South Salem at 6-2 in league, the question became who will walk away with the conference lead with three league games to go? Miscues in…

Lava Bears Hand Saxons First League Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–  South Salem knew the challenge with Bend entering their doubleheader on the road Saturday. Some pointed out, as both the Saxons and the Lava Bears sat in the Top 10 in 6A, that these two were the favorites for the Mountain Valley Conference-title this season. South took the first…

Sprague Takes Two From West Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The momentum from Thursday’s comeback from behind victory sparked Friday’s strong play for Sprague as they closed out the two-game sweep of West Salem on the road 12-1. The Olympians held a 1-0 lead when the Titans loaded up the bases in the bottom half of the inning, only…

Cascade Snaps 7-Game Skid Versus Sweet Home

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Entering their series finale in Sweet Home Thursday, the bats of Cascade erupted Wednesday to set the Cougars up for their first Oregon West Conference series win since sweeping Sisters in early April. Their 18 runs in their 18-5 win over the Huskies were their highest run total of…

North Marion Drops Tough Second Game To Gladstone

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GLADSTONE, Ore.– There was no surprise that when Gladstone and North Marion met this week that it would come down to who made the most plays off the other’s defense. And you could say that after Tuesday’s 3-2 Gladiators win, that both Gladstone and the Huskies would split the first two…

Silverton Wins Marathon Game Over Central 4-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– It was bound to come down to who will score last. Third-ranked Central and Sixth-ranked Silverton didn’t just go the distance, going 2-all after regulation, but beyond like the Foxes Owen Bischoff and the Panthers Ruben Cedillo did over the Green Monster in Right Field to force the Major…

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…