Salem Academy Signs Seven To College Athletics

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Following their quick assembly for their ASB Election, Salem Academy recognized seven student-athlete’s for their Letters of Intent to the collegiate level. Of the seven, two were going to the next level for music as Emilie Reed and Clara Williams signed their Letters of Intent following their third-place State…

Central Signs Nine Athletes In Tuesday’s Signing Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  The four senior baseball players sitting awaiting to sign their Letter of Intents Tuesday afternoon in the gym at Central High School have seen a lot. Three head coaches in three years, the third being current Head Coach Tom Roberts last season when they were Juniors, they’ve stuck with…

Leeper Introduced As Salem Academy Head Football Coach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s funny how things work out. When Jed Leeper came to Salem, Oregon from Missouri in 2014, the Salem Academy football team Varsity Head Coaching job was open to be filled. Some would say it’s better to sit on something and wait until it feels right.  That’s what Leeper…

Young Signs With IFL’s Arizona Rattlers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t too long ago, nearly two years ago, that North Salem and Southern Oregon University alum Dylan Young was in a professional training camp in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Calgary Stampede before a hamstring injury hampered the Salem-native’s chances of continuing his football career at…

South’s Adam’s Commits To Utah State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It didn’t seem too long ago that Ashton Adams was a quarterback slinging the ball around as a second-, third-grader playing Youth Football for Alex Fuimaono. Now fast forward ten-years the South Salem Senior was signing his Letter of Intent to play as a lineman for Utah State University…

St. Paul Finishes Second in 1A After Battle With Dufur

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.– Getting to the State Championship game is probably one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you’ll get as an athlete. Just being in that high electricity environment and playing for the name on your jersey. For St. Paul, who saw last year end by the team whose made a return to…

Amity’s Season Comes To A Close In Semi-Final Round

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.– It was as expected to start the game between Amity and Cascade Christian in the 3A State Semi-Final Round Saturday afternoon. Two offense that can score that raises the question of who can make the most stops? By halftime it seemed as if it’ll be like a High…

Santiam Gets Revenge On Monroe, Back To Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.– Some would say redemption is the best way to prove to yourself that you are able to do it and Santiam found a way to redeem their 2A State Final loss to Monroe in their 44-13 win over the Dragons Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines set the pace early…

Santiam’s Sendlinger Overcomes Hurdle To Return To Field

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.— It’s quite regular to see kids go from one sport to another with ease.  Some even work in travel and club sports in there as well with ease as well or count it as one of their school-year activities. But ever so often, something strange happens that throws…

Wing-T And 33

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.– Wing-T and 33. The scientific theory that has brought State Trophies to Amity through the years that worked again Saturday afternoon against Nyssa in the squads 58-13 win to advance to the 3A State Semi-Final Round against Cascade Christian. West Streeter and Tyler Parr got the Wing-T offense going…

Kennedy Gets Revenge On Sheridan, On To 2A Semi’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  It seems strange to see Sheridan this far into the postseason, a matter of fact prior to this year they weren’t in the playoff picture since 2010 when they reached the 3A Quarterfinals before falling to Cascade Christian in Medford of that season. Since then, the Spartans haven’t seen…

Mid-Willamette Conference Football List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– As the Second week of the season kicks off, we’ll be seeing a pair of Co-Head Coaches of Silverton’s Josh Craig and West Albany’s Brian Mehl face off with Co-Assistant Coaches of the Year coming from both teams in the Foxes Matt Craig and the Bulldogs Cole Pouliot. Lebanon…