S/K Boys Soccer League Recognition

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– McKay’s Juan Llamas won the Coach of the Year honors from the six-week season, leading the Scots to a 7-2-2 record in the Spring.  South Salem’s Alexis Luna Ramirez won Player of the Year, scoring 13 goals for the 11-0-1 Saxons. Here is the Full List: Coach of the…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For April 9

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McKay’s Sarah Cortes (Volleyball), South Salem’s Laila Leaks (Volleyball(, South Salem’s Nathan Martinez (Boys Soccer) and Sprague’s Logan Smith (Football) were named to April 9’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club. Here is the release from Friday. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week, from McKay Volleyball,…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For April 9

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McKay’s Sarah Cortes (Volleyball), South Salem’s Laila Leaks (Volleyball(, South Salem’s Nathan Martinez (Boys Soccer) and Sprague’s Logan Smith (Football) were named to April 9’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club. Here is the release from Friday. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week, from McKay Volleyball,…

Western Christian Takes Title, Finishes Undefeated

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore–  In a weekend that featured overtimes and penalty kicks across the 4A and 3A/2A/1A landscape, the 3A/2A/1A Boys Soccer State Championship lived up to that standard in more ways than following suit to the norm of the day. It was the trilogy between Western Christian/Amity and Dayton.  Saturday night…

Esparza Brothers Lead Eagles To Semis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The dynamic sibling duo of Ishmael and Jayden Esparza went on to lead the Eagles of Stayton to their 5-1 victory over Marshfield Tuesday evening at Stayton in the 4A Cumulative Week State Quarterfinals. Coming out aggressive, Ishmael got the Eagles on the board first in the sixth.  His…

McNary Sweeps Season Series With West

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 SALEM, Ore.—With 14 players all season, West Salem had found themselves two points behind McNary for third-place in the conference standings and had settled in following Fisher Vanslyke third minute goal in the 4-1 defeat to the Celtics Monday night. Their 4-4-2 formation had challenged McNary’s aggressive style for the first-half…

Western Christian Boys Soccer Wins District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 DAYTON, Ore.–  It was totally different from their first meeting down the road at Western Christian.  They traded the mudpit for turf and a slow-moving ball to fast moving at Dayton High School. But the result was still the same.  The Pioneers of Western Christian defeating the Pirates of Dayton High…

Foxes Defense Causes Headaches For Corvallis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  The Silverton Boys Soccer defense did all they could and then some to slow down one of the prolific offenses in the State in Corvallis. For much of the 80-minute battle on the road, the three goals that the Spartans got, they had worked for in Corvallis’ 3-0 win…

McKay Edges West Salem 3-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcodnald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem were playing Thursday night’s game against McKay undermanned.  Without Yahir Bernal in the midfield and Angel-Nicholai Herrera in goal for the game, out due to Spring Break plans, the Titans did have a chance in the closing 30 seconds to force a draw with the Scots in…

Western Christian’s Defense Shuts Down Dayton For Seventh Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Western Christian/Amity defense have been on a rail this season.  In seven games following their 3-0 win over Dayton, they’ve collected six shutouts and allowed just one goal in their 2-1 win over Yamhill-Carlton this past Wednesday. They collapse to the ball.  Making shooting lanes and passing lanes…

Central Survives Dallas’ Late Charge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  It came down to the wire in the boys soccer rivalry match between Dallas and Central Tuesday night at Dallas High School. The Panthers, en route to their first win of the year 4-2 on this evening, had found themselves struggling to regain focus after taking a quick 2-0…

Saxons Improve To 5-0 With Win Over Sprague

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– South Salem brought the aggressive and the offensive movement to challenge their rival-Sprague Monday evening at South Salem High School. The Saxons came out of the game winners, defeating their rival 8-0 at home.  Diodone Kilongo (20′, 37′) and Julian Rivas Delgado (7′, 25′) each had brace feats by…