OSAA Leaves Season 2 Culminating Week To Schools

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA met Wedensday to finalize decisions on the Season 2 Culminating Week events, the sixth week of the traditional Fall sports season. Deciding to let the member schools of the OSAA decide on how to go about the week in terms of a local The OSAA Executive Board met in…

Overcoming The Injury For The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Lower body injuries when it comes to running could normally spell some bad luck for runners like Regis’ Julia McLaughlin. Ankle Tendonitis came around not once, but twice her sophomore and junior years while she was at South Salem High School before her transfer over to Regis midway through…

Saunders-Tyquiengco Signs With Lane

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was weird to think about now as South Salem’s Justin Saunders-Tyquiengco has only had one year of competitive Cross Country under his belt.  But he made the most of it. Having trained with the Saxon squad before his Junior season, Sanders was part of the South Salem squad…

Hard-Working Henkel Signs With Idaho

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— His finish of his 800-meter race as a sophomore had propel the young runner in West Salem’s Evan Henkel when he edged Gresham’s Joel Yasin for second-place in the 6A 800-meter run finals. Coming down to the last fifty-meters, he dug deep sitting in third-place, and went into over-drive. …

Valley Track Club To Start Virtual XC Race Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Valley Track Club has decided to start a virtual sports Cross Country season in a way to help athlete’s to compete and to help soften the financial burden to athletic departments by allowing an opportunity to raise some money for schools in the meantime. Read the Press Release…

OSAA Pushes Fall Sports Back

The OSAA has decided to push the start date for the first game of the year for Volleyball, Cross Country and Soccer to September 23 from August 27. Football is currently prohibited under the guidelines set by the State. The association will meet again August 3 as they look to exhaust all options to salvage…

Overcoming Injury To College-bound Runner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Injuries are always scary, but broken bones are terrifying. Running has always been in South Salem Senior’s Mackenzie Caprino’s life, ever since she was five years old.  Competing with Salem Track Club, running in Middle School and eventually to the High School level with the Saxons. But, as her…

Knocking Off The Cobwebs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Cowbells rang across Bush Park Saturday afternoon.  Few in numbers yes, but you would think one of the Salem schools was using the park for a race. Christopher Walken once said on Saturday Night Live, ok demanded, more cowbell during a sketch on the show in 2000.  The idea…

Preparing For The Road Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Abi Swain wanted a challenge this past summer when she took on the challenge of the Steeplechase following the end of her Junior year. The Steeplechase is one of those athletic events in Track and Field that you don’t really see ran if at all in the State of…

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…