Young West Salem’s Defense Keeps North Eugene’s Offense At Bay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– For much of the second quarter, the West Salem Lacrosse team found themselves down a man due to penalties that put pressure on their traditionally strong defense. They’re young, many of their athletes still learning the ins-and-outs of the sport of Lacrosse as they feel behind 3-2 entering the…

Sprague Loses Tough OT Battle With Roseburg

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  On their back-end game of a back-to-back entering Spring Break, the Sprague Boys Lacrosse team were finally able to open up the homestand schedule when Roseburg made the two-hour trek up the I-5 for the match-up. And it seemed as if the slow start was in the past with…

Could It Be Sprague Lacrosse’s Year?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague Lacrosse let the golden opportunity slip away from them at the end of the regular season last year. They had the defending North Valley League Champion, West Salem, on the ropes by making the Titans roll into Olympic Stadium and defeat the Olympians for their sixth-straight league championship….

Livengood Game-Winner Denies McNary Of Late Game Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McNary entered the fourth quarter down 12-4 to West Salem with momentum fully in the Titans favor, but the thing about Lacrosse is that you have to play a full four quarters because any is possible. And possible happened. With four minutes to go, West Salem’s lead was down 12-8….

Sprague Lacrosse Takes Sr. Night, Coach Jeff Sobey’s Last Home Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– For seven seniors of the Sprague Lacrosse program, Tuesday marked the guaranteed last home game of their High School career. JV Senior Andrew Schliesmayer, Jack Sobey, Jaymin Colvin, Nathan Clifton,Asa Yunker, Zachary Beach and Caleb Cooper were honored at the halftime break of their game versus West Albany in…

Polanski, Sprague Defeats West Salem Lacrosse In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There is a rumor floating around that the game Sprague is most looking forward to is West Salem. And why not?  The Titans have won the last few consecutive League Titles and have been the Top Dog coming out of Salem for the playoffs and the Olympians want to…

West Salem Storm Past Corvallis In Second Half To Open League 1-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem knew they were capable of doing what they did in the second half a lot sooner in their game, but mentally couldn’t get over the hump during the first half versus Corvallis Thursday night at home. The Spartans hung around with the Titans with the score being…

West Salem Defeats Bend For The First Time In 10 Years

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The wind was blistering, swirling around the black turf at West Salem High School like a snow globe during the holidays with pollen floating around like snow. With the threat of one of the biggest storms of the year that canceled several events across the west side of the…

West Salem Lacrosse Snaps Four-Game Skid With Win Tuesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming back from their Spring Break trip to Arizona where they face a Top 100 team Nationally in Notre Dame Prep of Arizona and Pinnacle High School, the West Salem High School Lacrosse team were looking for a chance to break back into the win-column for their big game…

22 SECONDS: Sprague Lacrosse Hangs On To Beat Oregon City

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Sprague Lacrosse has a tendency three games into this season to come alive in the third quarter and Tuesday night’s game against Oregon City was no different. Tied at six entering the second half, the Olympians once again saw their short-sticks roar to life as they scored five goals within…

West Salem Overcomes Slow Start To Start Season 1-0 With 11-3 Victory

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s no easy task to replace two top people on defense, especially when it’s your goalkeeper and one of your defense-men that helped the program win it’s fifth-straight North Valley League-title in 2017. But, the West Salem Lacrosse team found a way as State Wrestling-Qualifier in Mason Meredith stepped…

Olympians Holds Marist To Five Goals While Offense Explodes

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Following suit from the second half of their season opening win over Thurston Tuesday night in Springfield, the Sprague Lacrosse team continued their offensive trek by exploding for seven first quarter goals as they led 9-2 over Marist Catholic at the halftime break. Of those nine goals, four belonged…