Hmura Reminiscences On Time With Zenith Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Soccer has gave South Salem’s Allison Hmura a lot of life lessons as the Saxon Senior prepares for her next journey at Linfield. It taught her how to work in a group, problem solve and how to be a leader on-and-off the field.  So as her club season, with…

South’s Foster Commits To PLU

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– South Salem’s Marina Foster has committed to Pacific Lutheran University for soccer. Foster was a first-team Mountain Valley Conference honoree and was part of a Saxons squad that went 4-2-1 in the MVC, finished third in the conference, while going 6-8-1 overall and had reached the opening round of…

Collins Hired As Stayton Girls Soccer Coach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  In a strange turn of events, the Stayton Girls Soccer team have announced their new Head Coach Wednesday afternoon. On the heels of Devin Holmes, who in two years led the Eagles to a 22-6-3 record with an Oregon West Conference-Title and two playoff appearances, leaving to go coach…

Cantrell Chosen To Lead Cascade Girls Soccer Squad

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Renee Cantrell knows a thing or two about soccer. She played soccer at Cascade back in 2000 before transferring out to West Salem when the school opened in 2002, reaching the playoffs in 2001 with the Cougars and 2002 with the Titans before going to Marquette University on a…

‘Be The Light’-Movement Starts In Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–Barely four hours after the OSAA made it official that the 2020 Spring Sports season, I found myself pulling into Stayton High School at 8:30pm, putting on my press pass for the first time in about a month and started walking towards the lights at the football stadium. But I…

Farr, Capital FC Host ‘Thankful For Goalkeeper’ Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Jordan Farr is use to pressure as he returns home after playing with the USL’s Indy Eleven in Indianapolis, Indiana this past season where he had five clean sheets to his name. It’s been two years since his Senior Season with Corban University where he set the career record…

Blanchet’s Barchus Signs To Division-II CSU-East Bay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  A few short years ago playing 12U softball, a left fielder was going after a fly ball with two outs and runners on base when the unthinkable happened: The left fielder tripped going after the ball.  The runners, scored and forced the five-run mercy rule.  The left fielder laid…

Titans Sign Six Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– James Friedman travels up to Portland on the regular for his four-and-a-half gymnastics practice every day.  It’s grueling when you get out of practice at 8:30 every night, but it paid off. But as Friedman signed his Letter of Intent to compete at the University of Iowa for gymnastics, he…

Huskies Strike Late In OT Win Over Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  The fog picked up and swirled during the second half and into the two overtime periods Tuesday night as North Marion’s Mya Hammack lined up for her penalty kick against Stayton. She just wiped the blood from her face following a hard foul she took in the Huskies 3-2…

MVC Girls Soccer All-League List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem’s Paige Alexander got Player of the Year honors while Titans Head Coach Whitney Pitalo got Coach of the Year.  Here is the complete Mountain Valley Conference list: Player of the year School: Paige Alexander West Salem Coach of the Year School:  Whitney Pitalo West Salem First team…

Eagles Advance To Third-Straight State Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  As Klamath Union’s Cassidy Mahan lined up for her penalty kick in the 62nd minute with the Pelicans down 2-1 to host Stayton, anything was possible. The Eagles were looking for their third-straight trip to the Field of 16, their fourth in five years, but their defense that had…

Records Fall In West Salem’s 4-0 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There was a sense that with how fantastic this season has been for West Salem following their 4-0 win over Tigard to kick-off the 6A State Playoffs, records were going to eventually fall. In the Titans opener, two records did fall in the fashion of the Single-Season Record and…