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…

Santiam Drops Tough Elite 8 Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  Santiam knew the talent of Toledo entering the game, but they embraced the challenge as they turned a 20-13 first quarter hole into a 31-24 lead thanks to a 18-4 swing as they held a slight 32-30 halftime lead over the third-ranked Boomer squad that have only lost one…

McKay’s Sanderson Steps Down

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It’s going to be weird when the 2019-2020 season rolls around to not see the polo shirt-wearing, khaki pant wearing Dean Sanderson roaming the McKay bench after 10 years at the helm of the McKay Royal Scots program. But all that screaming, foot stamping and…

Sprague Over Summit, Big Match-Up For 3rd Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The week off seemed to have helped Sprague settle in for the final stretch of their season with four games left entering Thursday’s match-up with Summit. Playing without Senior Ethan Flannigan and his athleticism and length due to a hand injury for the reminder of the season, the Olympians…

Amity Over Salem Academy, Plays For 1st Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It’s always difficult to beat a team three-times in a season and mixed in the league playoff pressure.  Anything is possible. Salem Academy had a strong start to the game, but Amity answered with a strong first half finish and stronger third as they led 40-34 entering the fourth…

McKay Girls Picks Up Eighth Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  In between the third and fourth quarters McKay Girls Head Coach Jim White that his team worked too hard in this game against McNary to let this one slip away from them. It’s been a few years since the Scots last win over the Celtics, but here they were,…

Santiam Advances In TRC League Playoffs Over Sheridan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– With 2:24 left in the third quarter, first-year Sheridan Head Coach Steven Grauer told his team during a timeout down 39-27 to Santiam that he believed in them. The 27-year-old coach was trying to find ways to settle his team down during their Tri-River Conference league playoff game…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club February 8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are the athlete’s for this week’s Salem Sports And Breakfast Club for the week of February 8. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from North Salem girls basketball – Aaliyah Fitzke. Aaliyah, a senior, plays guard for the 8-10 Viks. In the 45-40…