Hyde’s Dedication Pays Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  It was the first day of the new restrictions across the State Wednesday afternoon as the Foxes Girls soccer squad took to McGinnis Field for some drills. For Silverton’s Emily Hyde, it wasn’t anything new.  She’s been adjusting to whatever this pandemic has thrown her way since the Spring…

Wearing The Uniform One More Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  In the world we’re living in nowadays, what happens tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.  It’s a friendly reminder to live for the moment today. Over the course the past few weeks both Cascade and Stayton have trained in part of the OSAA Season 1 guidelines, the Stayton boys and girls have…

Bird Bounces Back From Injury

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  2020 hasn’t been kind to Cascade Zoey Bird. On June 18, while playing with her scooter, Bird had a dislocated rib-fib break in her right ankle.  Within the next 12 days Bird had to go to the ER and eventually had surgery to fix the ankle joint with a…

Hammack The Competitor

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  November 5, 2019 will forever stick with North Marion’s Mya Hammack. Fog draped around the Woodburn High School turf field.  It’s the first-round of the 4A State Playoffs against Stayton, overtime. Hammack was just fouled on her way to the net with ten seconds left inside the box, setting…

Saving Homecoming Week

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Coronavirus has taken a lot away from kids the past few months, but one thing is for certain. They will find a way to make things happen. With COVID-19 ruining their ‘traditional’ Homecoming Week, the Seniors at North Marion High School gave the microscopic virus a good swift kick…

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…