Going Up A Weight Class

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  The freshman of the IBC’s ’99 Problemz’ came out with a mission to show they belong with the Varsity division Saturday afternoon at La Salle High School. They beat Premier 14-7 and pulled away from the Valley Capitals in their second game of the three-game pod. “I think we…

Scrappy Kanoff Commits To Linfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Sometimes it’s not the size of the dog, but the fight that’s in it. Cascade’s David Kanoff isn’t built like Elijah Nolan in the defensive backfield, or may not have the strength of an Ethan Coffey carrying the rock.  But he’s certainly as scrappy as scrappy can get out…

GymClub, Valley Capitals At Rose City Rumble Sunday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  Every rep counts towards preparing for Las Vegas here in a month for the boys of the IBC GymClub as they came down to the wire against the Breed-squad from EForce. Canby’s Chance Miller had scored a receiving touchdown from McNary’s Jack McCarty and turned a Pick-6 to hand…

The Grizzly Veteran And The Young Arm

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.—Wednesday was just another day in the office for the trio of Kaden Martirano, Chase Dominguez and Jaxon Rozewski as they trained with Brendin Quinn in Keizer. It was finally a nice day in Northern Oregon as Rozewski, the grizzly veteran of the three, enters his Senior year at 2A…

Sweet Home’s Tyler Looking For Ways To Improve

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SWEET HOME, Ore.–  Sweet Home quarterback Aiden Tyler has been finding ways to stay active during these crazy times. Going to Idaho for basketball tournaments, playing in the Oregon 7’s 7-on-7 league, lifting, etc.  Not to mention being a part of an ‘All-American’ bowl game in Texas and representing his small…

Valley Capitals Go 2-1 In Rose City Rumble Winter League Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  The Salem-based Valley Capitals slowly came to life late in their Rose City Rumble Winter League, hosted by EForce, opener against ETA Silver starting with a West Salem Brooks Ferguson touchdown strike. Ferguson’s touchdown strike with under three minutes left in the game was followed by a defensive stand…

Veliz Stepping Up His Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALOHA, Ore.–  As practice wrapped up Saturday afternoon at Aloha High School, Woodburn Junior Tomas Veliz found himself one of Team Alpha’s 14 players out in the practice finale’s ‘My best seven versus your best seven’. “It was good, there was a lot of energy.  A lot of competitiveness there in…

Catching And Putting In Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Being a part of the Willamette Valley Men’s Baseball League 16-and-over league this past Summer was amazing.  There was a sense of a sandlot-style of play at Holland Youth Park described West Salem’s Ben Nagle. It was also a good learning experience too, he said, catching college athletes like…

The Two Amigos

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  The friendship between Gervais’ Auggie Guido and Brian Limage is described as a brotherhood between the two Cougar Seniors. “He is my brother no matter what I got his back,” Guido said. “Auggie is like my brother. I’m older so my little brother,” joke Limage, who is two months…

Working On The Little Things

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague Sophomore Gavin Nguyen was just one of four freshmen on the Olympian Varsity roster in 2019, splitting time between Junior Varsity and Varsity during his first-year at the High School level. Nerves were there, but within a few weeks the comfort level increased.  Some of the upperclassmen like…

Aguilar The Baller

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– Jefferson’s Jace Aguilar is just getting back into the lab, working on his craft in preparation of a crazy 2021 year ahead.  Working with Ryan Vargas at Clutch Time working on the finer details of his game close to home in Albany. Almost two months ago Aguilar was in…

Morrison The Wrestler

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Wrestling is life.  Life is wrestling. It teaches you more than that two-point takedown or turning a pin.  It teaches you the off-the-mat life lessons of not giving up. For Dallas’ Cael Morrison, wrestling has meant so much to him entering his Senior year with the Dragons Wrestling team…