Salem Academy Denies Blanchet Catholic Senior Day Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy brought their own flare to the rivalry game with Blanchet Catholic Friday night. Right before the Cavaliers started their Senior Night, the Crusaders dressed in full game time uniform, made the half-mile trek from Salem Academy to Blanchet Catholic.  Lined two-by-two they walked into the stadium to…

Facing The Juggernaut

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  It was the true test to see where they are at as a team and as a program.  Thurston has won the last two 5A State Championships, defeating Wilsonville in 2018 and Crater in 2019 with their lone blemish of these six-weeks coming way of Mazama two weeks ago. …

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees For April 2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com For the Week of April 2, Mya Fry (South Salem, Girls Soccer), Taylor Ebbs (McNary, Volleyball), Nate Garcia, (West Salem, Football) and Josiah Davis (North Salem, Football) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week for the Week of April 2. Here is the…

Dallas 5-0 Wins Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  With Dallas losing over 20 Seniors from last year’s squad, the Dragons 5-0 start to the Spring Season has been something extradentary. They’ve come together since last March and through all the turbulence of what could have been and should have been has helped the squad draw closer together…

Jefferson Spoils Santiam’s Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  It was a blessing in disguise.  They would’ve been happy with one game let-alone the four that they got this season. It wasn’t the picture-book ending to the High School football careers of Gabe Lanham and Alex Mitchell, but for one last time in the Santiam uniforms…they got…

West Salem JV Rolls In Win Over McNary JV

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It was a slow start to the game Saturday afternoon for the West Salem JV offense, but once they got things rolling it was like Heath Ledger’s Joker going ‘here we go’. A Judah Aliffua-Brody McMullen 65-yard touchdown connection got the Titans on the board late in the first…

Cascade Sets Tone Early In Big Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– The last two weeks against Marist, against Canby, had looked as if it had paid off against their rival-Stayton Friday night. They stopped the Eagles running game.  Offensively, Cascade saw David Kanoff, Blake Lewis, Ariel Tobiasson, Jacob Hage and saw Colin Smittle kick a 23-yard Field Goal to put…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For March 26, 2021

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club, in their third week back, honored West Salem’s Morgan Duke (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Ethan Bullock (Football), Blanchet’s Julissa Rocha-Ibarra (Volleyball) and McKay’s Brian Coburn (Football) Here is the Press Release from the SSBC about the honorees Salem Sports and Breakfast Club (since 1954)  Les Schwab…

Dayton JV Runs To 32-6 Win Over Amity JV

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Dayton freshman Zach Smith was on a rail Monday afternoon for the Pirate JV squad against Amity. In Dayton’s 32-6 victory, Smith collected 182 yards on 15 carries.  Scoring the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter from 26-yards out as the Pirates set the tone early…

Loggers Strong Second Half Sets Tone

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  The snowball effect occurred at Scio High School Friday night in favor of the home team. Two weeks after their 45-8 season opening defeat to Salem Academy, the Loggers of Scio found themselves in a 8-8 gridlock with rival-Jefferson on this cool March evening in the Willamette Valley.  The…

Reyes, Kennedy Take OT Victory Over Salem Academy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  Instant Classic.  Slobber-knocker.  A Knockdown, drag-out fight. Call it what you’ll like, but following the 18-12 overtime win for Kennedy had a special meaning for Senior running back David Reyes. Bent on one knee following his game-winning score at around the 50-yard line of the Trojan sideline, he…

Sheridan Falls To Nestucca

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  It was one of those tough games that will make you tougher and better for entering your next game. Nestucca’s physicality had challenged Sheridan during the opening half of the Bobcats 34-6 victory Saturday afternoon, creating opportunities for Nestucca to take advantage.  Leading 26-0 at the halftime break over…