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…

Heating Up At The Right Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For both Salem Academy/Western Christian Girls and Dayton Girls Soccer entering their3A/2A/1A Special District 2 game Tuesday night, there was that one game that helped spark their season around. With the Crusaders, who’s program had never won more than four games in a given season since starting up the…

Blanchet Rolls To Seventh Win Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Their early 3-0 lead on Gervais by the 25th minute gave their bench an opportunity to get some Varsity minutes in entering the home stretch of the regular season. And as Katarina Kosiewicz scored to hand the Cavaliers a 4-0 halftime lead on the Cougars Monday afternoon at the…

Dayton Slips By Amity’s Defense For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Amity’s nine goals allowed through their first nine games ranks up there with some noteworthy teams like Oregon Episcopal, Catlin Gabel and Santiam Christian entering their Monday night game with Dayton on the road. It’s raised havoc on teams this season as the Warriors had only allowed two squads…

Hitting Their Stride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Weird to think how much a tough preseason slate can help a team. Those preseason games against Top 5 teams in Jesuit, Mountainside and Sherwood, along with a change in their lineups throughout the season,  had paid off to a 3-0-1 start to league for the South Salem Girls Soccer…

Humphreys’ Hat Trick Caps Big Eagles Second Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Coming off of their tough 2-0 lost to Philomath nearly a week ago on the road, the Stayton Eagles Girls Soccer team rebounded for a crucial 5-0 win over Newport/Eddyville Charter. The win keeps the Eagles, who are sitting third in the Oregon West Conference standings, in distance of…