Blanchet Catholic Falls To Yamhill-Carlton In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Yamhill-Carlton always seems to present a challenge for teams since they dropped from 4A to 3A three years ago. They’re aggressive and they’re physical. And when both teams met on the turf field at Blanchet Catholic School Wednesday evening, it was a good test for the Cavaliers to start…

Aggressive Play Leads To Dayton’s Opening Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—Obviously there are nervous coming out of the gate for the first game of the season.  But the Dayton-Santiam Christian Girls Soccer game was one of the first games played on school grounds since March of 2020.  It’s been nearly a year since the High School uniforms were broken out…

New Look Titans Start Season Monday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was the day before the season.  Sun was out.  Soccer was being played at West Salem High School. The Titans Girls soccer team with their four seniors and their solid Junior class behind them were out doing some light scrimmaging before their season opener at Sprague Monday night…

Leon Takes Interim Head Coaching Job At Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It’s a unique situation that Cascade JV Head Coach Robert Leon has found himself in a week before their first game against Sweet Home.  Taking the Varsity reins on a one-year basis as Cougar Head Coach Renee Cantrell tends to personal issues during Cascade’s six-week season. Cantrell will return…

The Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  This moment was a longtime coming for Senior Larisa Kesch coming back from a torn ACL and Meniscus as the Silverton Girls Soccer season kicked off Monday afternoon at McGinnis Field. It was at Crescent Valley on October 8 when it all came to a crashing halt for the…

Entering Year 2 In Goal

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Stayton’s Karlee Tyler was once had play goalie as an eighth-grader before moving out into the field as a midfielder her freshman year, but once Sylvia Gomez graduated following the 2017-2018 season there was a need in goal. Enter Tyler. The Eagles bridged their Oregon West Conference-Title campaign with…

North Marion’s Hammack Signs With New Mexico State University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It was the icing on the cake on the eve of her Senior Year of soccer starting.  North Marion’s Mya Hammack made it official Sunday afternoon on a homemade indoor basketball court, signing her Letter of Intent to play soccer at Division-1 New Mexico State University. Signing on the…

Welch Commits To North Idaho For Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion’s Hailey Welch joined teammate Dani Christenson in taking their talents to their next level, committing to the NWAC East Region’s North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Continuing the game that Welch has played since she was five years old that has developed her drive and passion…

North Marion’s Christenson Commits To UCC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—North Marion’s Dani Christenson will be taking her talents to the next level, committing to Umpqua Community College in Roseburg for next season. Having played for the Huskies, playing as a right wing, North Marion went 11-4-2 in 2019 during her Junior Year.  Reaching the 4A State Semi-Final Round before…

McDougal Ready To Be A Leader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The rain rolled in onto the turf field at West Salem High School Wednesday afternoon. It was their second training session of the new calendar year, and it felt like a late season practice with the weather that it had brought on this early-January afternoon in Salem. “Oh it’s…

Returning To The Court

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s strange to think about, picking up a new sport and succeeding at it as quickly as Salem Academy’s Dylainee Carmony did when she entered High School and tried out for the Crusaders Soccer team.  Making the squad as the Varsity goalkeeper. “Soccer ended up coming pretty easily after…

Missing The Game, Missing The Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  Prior to their last scrimmage against rival Cascade in October, Stayton’s Allie Hlavinka posted up a letter on the ‘Let them Play! Oregonians for Athletes’ page about how she’s wanting nothing more to play the sport she now loves and the struggles they are in staying positive. It wasn’t…