Leaving Their Mark

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  With the postseason just right around the corner and the regular season coming to an end the Santiam softball program has found themselves back in the 2A/1A postseason. Still a relatively new program, their first season coming in the Spring of 2015, the Wolverines made the postseason two…

Simmons, Loggers Close Out Regular Season With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Despite dislocating her shoulder three weeks ago sliding back into third base, Scio’s third baseman Erica Simmons was back at it for her Senior Night Friday afternoon. Being the lone senior on the Loggers roster this season, the pressure of the day was there.  But Simmons stepped up to…

Chemeketa Softball Snaps Playoff Drought

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  What a year the Chemeketa Community College softball team has had this Spring. During the regional play season during the Spring of 2021, the Storm only won one game, a 8-7 win over Mount Hood Community College on April 10, 2021 in a season that saw the squad go…

Silverton Rebounds With Win Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  With North Salem looking to replace Jasmine Young, who’s been out with an injury, in the circle coming down the stretch of the season, Karaline Pfeifer stepped into the circle Tuesday against Silverton.  Adjusting to the demands of playing out-of-position as they played Dallas and the Foxes on back-to-back…

Stayton Falls To Astoria 9-1 To Close Out Regular Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– It was definitely a good test prep game for the Stayton softball game entering the 4A postseason when they played a Top 3 team in Astoria Monday afternoon. The Fisherman used timely hitting in the second inning before the Eagles pulled it together in Astoria’s 9-1 win over Stayton…

SSBC Honorees For May 13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Maddie Dustin (Girls Golf), Sprague’s Sara Abbott (Girls Track), South Salem’s Rowan Thompson (Softball), McNary’s Emilie Vu McGee (Girls Tennis) and Sprague’s Chris Rogers (Baseball) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of May 13. Read the Press Release here: The Salem Sports and…

Scio Picks Up 12-0 Win Over Amity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  It felt quite like Groundhog Day for the Scio offense Wednesday afternoon against Amity. Granted this time they led 2-0 instead of trailing 1-0 going into the fourth inning of their 12-0 win over the Warriors, but it did test the Loggers defense to stay with it until their…

Cougars Win 12th-Straight Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.– Cascade’s Malia Scanlan was ready for moments and games like these with the freshman going 3-for-5 with 3RBI’s in the Cougars 9-1 victory over Philomath during the midday on Tuesday.  Leading the squad in hits and RBI’s as the Cougars picked up their 12th-straight win and 17th overall. “It’s…

Brewster Leads Sheridan Back Into Win Column

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  Madison Brewster is slowly coming into her own entering her second season pitching for the Sheridan eight games into the 2022 season with the sophomore helping lead the Spartans to their 5-3 start, coming down the stretch of the season. What’s weird too is that Sheridan Head Coach Carrie…

Cascade Snaps Stayton’s Seven-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Cascade jumped out quick and strongly against Stayton in their 9-3 win over the Eagles Wednesday afternoon at Stayton High School, The Cougars, looking to open up some more space between themselves and their rivals in Stayton sitting one-two in the Oregon West Conference standings, opened the contest leading…

McNary Snaps Crater’s Eight-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  With their backs against the wall, the McNary softball answered the bell to pull off their fifth-straight win, this one against a quality 5A team of Crater from Central Point. Lacey Vasas and the Comets Alexis Perez led a defensive battle through the first four innings of the game…

Dallas Softball Wins Ninth-Straight Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.-  Dallas softball had to find, and did eventually found, a way to get it done to complete the regular season sweep of West Albany.  Defeating the Bulldogs 5-3 in the process Monday evening, their ninth-straight win. Monday’s Mid-Willamette Conference contest saw the Dragons jump out to a 5-0 lead…