Central’s Late Rally Falls Short Against Wilson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was their closest game of the year, but it was probably one of the hardest pills to swallow knowing how close they were to the win. Central, with only one senior on their roster, found themselves down 59-49 in the closing minutes of Wilson’s 64-58 victory in a…

Looking To Build From Last Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Ben Schultz put last year’s 0-24 season best: Baptism by fire. Yes they could’ve gone Junior Varsity and got some experience that way, but eventually the squad had to work their way back up to the Varsity-level one day even with that route. “We went into the season telling…

Warm-Up For the 3-on-3 Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  During her freshman season for Sprague, Baylee Butler had showed off some of her athleticism on the court for the young Olympians this past Winter. And as the incoming sophomore prepares to help Sprague bounce back from their tough 0-24 season in 2018, Butler once again showcased that athleticism…

Wrapping Up Kids Camp, Summer Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was the first time that McKay Girls Basketball Coach Jim White had put on a Kid’s Camp since he took over the Scots Girls Basketball program last summer. And the longtime coach who’s entering his second Winter as the McKay Head Coach, guiding them to eight wins in…

One Last Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILSONVILLE, Ore.–  There was no doubt that North Marion’s Jared Hauser could score entering the OACA Basketball All-Star Game Saturday afternoon at Wilsonville High School. On a Huskies squad that finished fourth in 4A this past season, Hauser’s Senior Year, his contributions regularly with the weapons they had on the team…

McCrae Takes Over Scots Basketball Program

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Replacing a long-time coach like a Dean Sanderson is a hard task to do just because of the expectations set moving forward beyond that long-time coach. For KJ McCrae, a McNary-grad who took over the program on an interm-basis, the challenge of getting McKay back in the win column…

Salem Academy Signs Seven To College Athletics

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Following their quick assembly for their ASB Election, Salem Academy recognized seven student-athlete’s for their Letters of Intent to the collegiate level. Of the seven, two were going to the next level for music as Emilie Reed and Clara Williams signed their Letters of Intent following their third-place State…

South’s Nielsen-Skinner, Stayton’s Anundi and Nichol Played In NW Shootout

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.– It was no surprise that when South Salem’s Jaden Nielsen-Skinner’s Senior Year concluded, that he would be getting a call to play in the premier All-Star game in the 25th-Annual Northwest Shootout in 2019 and be one of the ten athlete’s to wear the Oregon All-Star Team jersey on…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees for March 15

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Here are the honoree’s from the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of March 15: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem Boys Basketball – Eric Lungu. Eric, a senior, played guard for the Saxons. South wrapped up…

Eagles Playing For Third After Tough Loss To Seaside

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com FOREST GROVE, Ore.– It was a heartbreaking way to see their Title aspirations Saturday afternoon at Forest Grove. After a strong back-and-forth first half of the game, Seaside slowly pulled away in their 49-40 win over Stayton. It just came down to the Eagle shots just wouldn’t fall while the Seagull…

St. Paul Advances To State Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.—It’s weird to think that girls’ sports at St. Paul have not lost a game this season and it’s already March. Following their 55-33 win over Damascus Christian Friday night at Baker High School, they pushed their streak to 58 straight wins as a girl’s sports department.  But that…

South’s James, West’s Bertsch Co-POY. Saxon’s Lewis COY

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— South Salem’s Hilary James and West Salem’s Maddie Bertsch each were named Co-Players of the Year with the Saxons Adrian Lewis being named Coach of the Year after a 13-1 Mountain Valley Conference record and the MVC Conference title. “Honestly I’m happier that Hilary got POY, She is heck…