Cascade’s Thomas Scores First Collegiate Goal

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Katrina Thomas’ first collegiate goal came at a crucial part of Saturday afternoon’s game for Chemeketa against Southwestern Oregon Community College. In a scoreless tie coming down to the final 20 minutes of the game, the 2022 Cascade-grad in Thomas struck a goal to give the Storm a brief 1-0…

Dayton Girls Soccer Pushes Unbeaten Streak To Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  After a slow, 1-3 start to the year it seemed as if the Dayton Girls Soccer team have turned the corner on the season having gone on a five-game unbeaten streak following their 6-0 win over Gervais/Kennedy on Thursday afternoon.  Taking lessons learned from their first four games to…

West Salem’s Dorsey-DuQuesne Leaving Her Mark

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Morgan Dorsey-DuQuesne has been around the game of soccer for about ten years now, calling it her escape from reality and a second home as she is one of seven seniors on the West Salem High School Girls Soccer team this season.  Enjoying the moments as the Titans sit…

SSBC Honorees For Week of September 23

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary’s Emily Blagg (Volleyball), West Salem’s Morgan Dorsey-DuQuesne (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Rubi Morrissette (Volleyball), McKay’s Abdoulie Jallow (Boys Soccer) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of September 23. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week from McNary Volleyball is Emily…

Chemeketa Women’s Soccer Rebounds For Fourth League WIn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  It’s been a week since their first NWAC South Region loss to Portland Community College, but over that week the Chemeketa Community College Women’s Soccer team took that 1-0 defeat to heart as they came back out Saturday afternoon to take on Lane Community College.  A game in which the…

Amity Extends Unbeaten Streak To Six

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Salem Academy Girls Soccer team slowed the Amity offense to an absolute crawl Thursday afternoon at Salem Academy High School.  Loading up the defensive half and challenging the Warrior offense while making sure that they were paying attention if the Crusaders sent a lob into the other half…

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…

Courson’s Journey

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  2022 Dallas-grad Trista Courson and Portland Community College freshman Trista Courson didn’t see herself playing at the next level.  She described herself as very timid and not very high with her confidence. Dallas was a new home for her when she started her freshman year coming over from Silverton. …

Chemeketa Shuts Out Umpqua 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  North Marion-grad Danielle Christenson showed off her toughness in Umpqua Community College’s tough 2-0 defeat to Chemeketa Wednesday afternoon.  Taking a ball off the head  while defending and a cleat to the calf while trying to clear a ball out of the net, putting her body on the line…

Sprague’s Rogers Stepping Up As Leader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague’s Amity Rogers would ask herself here and there of ‘what would Nicki’ do as the Olympian junior takes the recently-graduated Nicki Williams spot on the pitch early in this season.  Taking lessons learned from Williams as she takes more of a leadership role this Fall for a young…

Crusaders, Pioneers Tie 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Defense was once again the vocal point in the Salem Academy and Western Christian Girls Soccer game Monday afternoon at Salem Academy.   The only hiccups for either defense allowed was a 20th minute goal by the Crusaders Grace Hinkle and a 61st minute goal by the Pioneers Clarie Harris…

Cleveland Hands South Salem First Loss Of Year 1-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  After surrendering the lone goal in the opening minutes of the first half, the South Salem defense had found ways to keep an aggressive Cleveland offense from adding onto their lead for the remainder of the game. And though the Saxons dropped the game 1-0, their first defeat of…