Dallas Girls XC Makes History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.—The pieces finally fell into place for the Dallas Girls Cross Country team this season, breaking the school drought of sending a girls team to the 5A State Race thanks to a third-place finish at the Mid-Willamette Conference District race this past weekend. Avery Shinkle, Molly Parsons, Csenge Gyenes, Ah…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For October 29

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem’s Brooks Ferguson (Football), North Salem’s Josiah Davis (Football), Sprague’s Riley Davis (Football), West Salem’s Emmi Marks (Volleyball), Sprague’s Nicky Williams (Volleyball) and North Salem’s Isa Swain (Cross Country) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of October 29. Here’s the complete press release: The…

SSBC Honorees For October 22

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Kayleigh Carpenter (Volleyball), Sprague’s Megan Smith (Volleyball), McKay’s Dillon Newswanger (Cross Country), Sprague’s Drew Rodriguez (Football) and South Salem’s Daschel Smith (Football) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of October 22. Here is the press release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les…

Cross Country Round-Up: Salem-Area Runners Run At Nike Portland XC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  The Annual Nike Portland XC event returned this Fall as athletes from the West Coast traveled to Blue Lake Regional Park to compete in the variety of Varsity races (from Danner, the strongest runners to Division-3) as well as a slew of Novice and Junior Varsity races to give…

SSBC Honorees For September 17

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Laila Leaks (Volleyball), McNary’s Zane Aicher (football), South Salem’s Max Yermachenkov (Boys Soccer), Blanchet Catholic Rebecca O’Dell (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Logan Smith (Football) and Sprague’s Sara Abbott (Girls Cross Country) were honored this past Friday by the Salem Sports And Breakfast Club for the week of September 17. Here…

Salem-Area Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem and South Salem had strong performances at the Northwest Classic Saturday.  Scio’s Athena and Blanchet’s Emma Lutz finished in the Top 20 at the 1A-4A NW Classic race.  Sprague and Cascade had strong showings at the Merriwether and Oregon City on Friday and Saturday. Here’s some notables from the three big…

Oliva The Runner And Volleyball Player

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—Saturday was a unique day for Cascade’s Cami Oliva.  Some call the feat the Deion Sanders-effect in reference to Sanders playing in a baseball and football game.  As challenging as Saturday was, Oliva made do with running a 5K in the AM and was part of the Cougars Volleyball Gold…

Haines The Runner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay senior Sydney Haines has learned a thing or two about being a leader, being a top runner as she enters her final year running for the Scots Cross Country team. Inspiration from Jazmine Liebl, who’s now running at NWAC-powerhouse Lane Community College and pacing the now-senior Haines and…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Senior Fall Athletes of the Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club named their Senior Fall Athletes of the Year. Sarah Kivett (South Salem, Volleyball), Evan Gonzales (South Salem, Boys Cross Country), Jazmine Libel (McKay, Girls Cross Country), Alexis Luna (South Salem, Boys Soccer), Aspen DeConcinI (Sprague, Girls Soccer), Adrian McConnell (West Salem Football), Nate Garcia (West…

South, McKay Brings Home SK Championships

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– South Salem on Saturday finished one-point shy of a perfect 15 score as they went one-through-four and five of the first six positions in Saturday’s Salem-Keizer City Championships.  Evan Gonzalez, Kelvin Wilson, David Huggins and Kellen Hayase finished in the Top 4 as Sprague’s Tucker Piper ruined the Saxons…

Western Christian Takes Home District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  For the first time in ten years, Western Christian has a Cross Country team.  And did they make some noise on the guys side of the 1A/2A Special District 2 District Meet Thursday afternoon. With two runners with 6A experience prior to this Spring, Declan Wark with McMinnville and…

Saturday XC Round-Up: Eagles Place Second And Third

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Stayton Girls Cross Country team finished second in the Husky Invitational Saturday afternoon in Sweet Home, five points off the pace behind Philomath 40-25.  Hope Bridge (fifth), Maddy Mitzel (sixth) and Sarah Wolf (ninth) finished in the Top 10.  The Eagles Boys Cross Country team finished third as Brenden Del…