SSBC Honorees For September 16

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored South Salem’s Gitte Lonigan (Girls Corss Country), Sprague’s Amity Rogers (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Drew Rodriguez (Football) and South Salem’s Daschel Smith (Football) for the Week of September 16) Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week…

Dallas Girls XC Makes History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.—The pieces finally fell into place for the Dallas Girls Cross Country team this season, breaking the school drought of sending a girls team to the 5A State Race thanks to a third-place finish at the Mid-Willamette Conference District race this past weekend. Avery Shinkle, Molly Parsons, Csenge Gyenes, Ah…

South, McKay Brings Home SK Championships

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– South Salem on Saturday finished one-point shy of a perfect 15 score as they went one-through-four and five of the first six positions in Saturday’s Salem-Keizer City Championships.  Evan Gonzalez, Kelvin Wilson, David Huggins and Kellen Hayase finished in the Top 4 as Sprague’s Tucker Piper ruined the Saxons…

Regis’ McLoughlin’s Places Ninth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  Regis’ Julia McLoughlin went out strong and probably a tad-bit fast in her final prep Cross Country race Saturday afternoon, but she had found herself in the front pack of the 3A/2A/1A Cross Country State Race. “Honestly a lot better than the whole season.  I went out and stayed…

Lau Holds Off Lutz for District Runner-Up

LEBANON, Ore.–  Blanchet Catholic’s Emma Lutz had overtaken the strong runner in Scio’s Athena Lau coming down the stretch.  Making the last loop out-and-back from the start and finish line. It was a battle between second and third-place with fourth-place Regis’ Julia McLaughlin was some distance behind them looking for a slip up from the…

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…