Entering State Coming Off Of History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It took 41 years, but it finally happened.  Officially. For a school that opened in 1979, five years after the first Girls State race took place in 1974, McKay finally has sent a girls’ Cross Country team to State. They technically made it in 2004, the freshman year of…

West Salem’s Moye Finishes Fourth At Creekside Cross Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming off her PR-performance Saturday at the Warner Pacific XC Classic, West Salem freshman Olivia Moye continued her dominant freshman season with a fourth-place finish at the inaugural Creekside Cross Classic Wednesday at Creekside Golf Course. Admittingly, as Moye collected her fourth 5K Top 10 finish not to mention…

Kirby Finishes 5th, Bridges 8th In Inaugural Creekside Cross Classic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t the best of races for Stayton’s Ben Kirby coming off a cold and tough win in the muck and grime of the Warner Pacific XC Classic this past Saturday in Portland. But hey, through the adversity the Eagles Senior did what he does best and hang around…

Liebl, Haines, Nguyen Etched Names On All-Time List In 1-2-3 Finish

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  For much of Saturday morning’s race, McKay’s Jazmine Liebl led the race by a sizable margin in her first win of the 2019 season. Entering the final mile and some change the junior racer, who would end up breaking her PR by 17 seconds on this day, led even…

Stayton Takes Regis/Stayton Invitational Crown

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Ben Kirby has put in a lot of work over the last four years and since his Senior year started the Stayton Senior has came into his own as a leader of the Eagles Cross Country team coming on the heels of the seniors before him in Casey Pugh…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For September 13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.ocm SALEM, Ore.– This week’s honoree’s for the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club includes West Salem’s Andres Labate, McNary’s Caitlyn Yates, South Salem’s David Garcia Campos and McKay’s Kaydence Nguyen Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is a returning honoree – Andres Labate from West Salem…

South’s Trautman Finishes Fifth At Saxon Invite, Saxons 2nd

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As the first full week of the season comes to an end, South Salem Girls Cross Country were wrapping up their huge home meet at Saxon Invite to mark their first 5K of the 2019 season. Coming off a season in which they finished second in the Mountain Valley…

McKay Girls XC Looking To Big Things In 2K19

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The McKay Girls Cross Country team enters 2019 with a lot of fire power potential to contend for the State Race as a team this season. With powerhouse Summit on top on the girls side, the Scots, along with like Bend, Mountain View and South Salem will battle it…

Dragons Cross Commits to Cedarville

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– Dallas’ Cross-Country Runner Trevor Cross described in a letter that he penned that he is glad to have been part of building a strong running program for the Dragons the past four years. Over the past four years, the runner who has logged about 50 or 60 miles a…

South’s Schaap, Trautman, Adam Stephens Nguyen Kick-Off Club Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t long ago that South Salem teammates Taitum Schaap and Paige Trautman were competing with the Saxon Girls Cross Country team at the 6A State Meet. Seven days to be exact since South’s tenth-place finish with the Saxons just graduating their lone senior on a big and young…

Amity’s McMullen Takes District Title, Alba Eighth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  Drew McMullen continued his tear once more as the 3A Special District 2 District Championship race started Thursday afternoon. The Amity junior set the tone early in his third District appearance on the course that they ran the week before at Pre-Districts by building a sizable lead from the…

Kennedy’s Lopez Wins District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald3@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  It was a weird feeling when Kennedy’s Alejandra Lopez was approaching the finish line in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 Cross Country race Thursday. Weird in that she wasn’t in the shadow of Kaylin Cantu, having finished District Runner-up to the 2018 Trojan graduate the last three-years at the…