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…

Building It On Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  It’s been about four years since Peyton Amundsen last played goalie, but hey she’s showing off how versatile she is with an injury at the position in Tuesday evening’s game against Corvallis’ JV squad. “It’s really important to not to be scared to try new positions, especially with not…

Cascade JV Defeats Sweet Home JV 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Seven of Robert Leon’s 15 Cascade JV Girls soccer team have never played a minute of soccer before entering this season, but for the seasoned coach it’s no big deal as him and his squad entered the second half of their Tuesday afternoon game with Sweet Home tied at…

West Salem Ties With Jesuit

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It seems bizarre to think about, 43 straight games as a win.  It’s De La Salle like almost. West Salem was part of that streak with their 10-0 defeat to Jesuit as the Crusaders streak touched 43 entering Monday night’s game. Yes, both teams had their chances.  Both brought…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For September 13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.ocm SALEM, Ore.– This week’s honoree’s for the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club includes West Salem’s Andres Labate, McNary’s Caitlyn Yates, South Salem’s David Garcia Campos and McKay’s Kaydence Nguyen Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is a returning honoree – Andres Labate from West Salem…

Hammack Records Hat Trick In Huskies Season Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Mya Hammack quickly gave North Marion a 1-0 lead on Woodburn within the first 90 seconds of Thursday afternoon’s game was eye-opening in both teams season opener. Perhaps not considering the athlete that Hammack is playing from midfielder entering her Junior season for the Huskies in 2019 as she…

South Salem Opens Season With Tough Road Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  If there was anyway to measure yourself to start the season, it’s against a team like Sheldon High School Girls Soccer team. Their physicality will prepare them for West Salem, for Summit this league season.  And for much of the game, the Saxons rose to match the intensity paced…

Stayton Rolls In Season Opener Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Logan Classen-Ben Rash connection might be dangerous on the football gridiron, but the KJ Nyquist and Maddie Pask could easily rival that. It was damn near deadly to say the least in their 7-0 win over McLoughlin Saturday afternoon. And yes, it was the first game of the…

South’s Hage Shines Versus Stout West Offense

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem enter the 2019 season with a target on their backs following their Quarterfinals appearance last season. Returning a strong core from that team and adding Paige Alexander to the mix puts the team towards the front of the Mountain Valley Conference pack entering the season ahead. “I…

New Faces Of West Salem Girls Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  When the season kicks off here in about two weeks, a familiar Salem face will be taking over the West Salem Girls Soccer program in 2012 South Salem-grad Whitney Pitalo at the helm. With Audrey Kagey, Bianca Andrade, Aubri Morales and Meli Cortez joining the former Saxon and University…

Silverton Wraps Up Team Camp Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  The nine-ball drill towards the end of their camp at Western Oregon University provided some great experience for Silverton for inside the 18-foot box. Defensively, how to read and stop those close-range shots with traffic around them.  Offensively, how to capitalize on those shots when they present themselves in…