McCarty’s GymClub Edges Lowery’s Titans For Oregon 7’s Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  McKay’s Northeast Royals 7-on-7 were an execution of a play or two away from possibly forcing overtime against the All-Star cast of GymClub Sunday afternoon at Amity High School.  The only kryptonite for the Royals, playing into GymClub’s benefit down the stretch in their championship victory on this day…

Saxons To Host Lineman Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Just as talks of 7-on-7 Football league is in the works and coming to fruition this Fall, the South Salem football program will put together a once-a-week, six-week lineman camp for the South Salem Saxon feeder area. Ages will be for anyone between fourth and eighth-grade at Morginside Park…

Kunze On That Comeback Trail

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a longtime coming for South Salem’s Dustin Kunze when he played with the GymClub Squad at the Pylon 7-on-7 tournament two weeks ago.  But it was a step in the right direction. It’s weird to think that this past Friday would have been Week 2 of the…

Taking The Next Step

SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton’s Jordan McCarty had learned a lot taking over full-time for Levi Nelsen during the Fall of 2019 as a sophomore as he helped lead the Foxes to a 10-2 season and to a 5A State Semi-Final appearance.  Falling to the eventual State Champions in Thurston. With those around him showing him what…

Learning From The Experience

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.— Dallas’ Ashton Foster was one of 56 quarterbacks selected to participate in the Northwest 9 QB Premier Event up in Gig Harbor, Washington over the Labor Day Weekend. The incoming Dragon Junior and other quarterbacks were put through drills that challenged their footwork, accuracy, timing in situations like in…

Taking The Initiative

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s during these times that you see who your leaders are truly made of. Leading into the recent OSAA decision to push Fall Sports to two-month window in March and April on August 5, Salem Academy Senior Quarterback Brandon Reed and his fellow Senior Class had taken the initiative…

GymClub Reaches Pylon 7-on-7 Semi-Final

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  The members of the GymClub HS 7-on-7 squad barely had a chance to get to know each other Saturday prior to the start of the Pylon 7-on-7 tournament at the Hamlin Sports Complex. But they made the most of the opportunity in the one-day tournament, reaching the Semi-Final round…

68th Annual East-West Shrine Game Honoree’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com August 1, 2020 was supposed to mark the 68th-annual East-West Shrine Football Game at Baker High School in Baker City, Oregon that features the best kids from 1A-4A from the 2019-2020 football season.  But due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the event hosted by Shriners, the annual highlight and closure of the…

Dayton Announces New Head Football Coach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Jacob Peterson’s fondest moment came this past Fall when, as defensive coordinator of the Newberg Tigers, traveled down to Medford and took down the third-ranked South Medford Panthers during the 2016-2017 season. Stunning the squad in Spiegelberg Stadium on that November night as Newberg reached the 6A second-round before…

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…

Silverton, McNary, West Players Named To Les Schwab Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the famed Les Schwab Bowl for the year, the game was initally pushed back to July 25 at Hillsboro Stadium before it was canceled late in June as the pandemic continued across the State. Locally, four kids from each Silverton and McNary, plus…

Keep Working and Keep Pushing

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  There’s no pressure for Tiw Umulap as he begins his next chapter punting at Southern Oregon University. More excitement actually. As him and soon-to-be-Junior at Blanchet Catholic Max Hoskins were putting in work at Regis High School, finding an open field as across the way at Stayton soccer conditioning…