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…

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…