NM Magic 06 14U Finishes Second In Silver Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.—It has become common theme to see the NM Magic 06 14U and the Oregon Thunder 14U at some point in a tournament. Last week when the two squads met, Ambur Livingston and her defense held the well-coached and hard-hitting Thunder squad to two runs and five hits in the…

Lady Dragons 14U Rebounds For Third In Gold Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Heartbreak sucks.  But it’s how you respond that makes you better.  Makes one great even. The Dallas Lady Dragons 14U squad, down to their last three outs in the game in the seventh inning down two to the Tigers Rage 14U, tied it up at two to force extra’s…

Covalt Returns, Wilsey Strikes Out Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– Torn labrums are no fun. Surgery. Recovery. Getting cleared and the green light to return. The process sucks. But, as the summer softball season kicked off for the NW Vandals 16U Saturday at Keizer Little League Park, McNary’s Abbi Covalt returned to the diamond with her squad nearly a…

Aggressive Play Leads To NM Magic’s Big Pool Play Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.– Strong base-running usually sets you up for success in the game of softball. It took until the third inning before the NM Magic 06 14U had recorded their first hit, an Ava Shaffer single with one out, but the Magic worked some softball magic in the meantime to hold…

Dallas Lady Dragons Bring Home Hardware

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore– It was a matter of digging deep in the mid-day heat at Jaquith Park Sunday afternoon for the Dallas Lady Dragons 14U going up against the Blaze. It was the end of their third week of games and the defense just ended the Blaze threat, which scored two runs…

Ambush Rallies, Holds Off NM Magic 06

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  You saw the game-experience with the NM Magic 06 14U as they looked to rebound after their close loss to the Seattle FP Club 4-2 Sunday morning in the Newberg Father’s Day Tournament. Playing against the Newberg Ambush 14U, playing in their first tournament of the year this weekend,…

NM Magic 06’s Defense Holds Strong In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Ava Shaffer came in focused and ready to go in the NM Magic 06 14U pool play opener against the Oregon Wild Wild 06 14U in the Newberg Father’s Day Tourney at Jaquith Park Friday night. Through the first seven outs, Shaffer owned five strikeouts as her offense backed…

The Blanchet Three Looks Back On Time As Cavs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This year was supposed to be a battle in the PacWest Conference with Blanchet Catholic softball looked to make a move for the league title in 2020 with second-team catch Alexis Jansen, honorable mention pitcher Ariel Davila and PacWest Pitcher of the year Savannah Barchus. Barchus was one of…

NM Magic 06 14U’s Rally Halted By Washington

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.– Call it first-day, first-game jitters but the NM Magic 06 14U found a way to end their first pair of games back in action with a rally of rallies. It was a matter of time before their offense came around for the 14U squad Sunday afternoon at the Darnell…

Ebbs Wins Oregon Gatorade Softball Player Of The Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  McNary’s Taylor Ebbs picked up a major award entering her Senior Season with the Celtics: Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for Oregon. The organization picks out Top 5 nominations and send out an email to the coaches letting them know they have a player on the list.  The…

More Than Just A Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  It’s weird to think that this upcoming weekend would have been State Championship Weekend. For Dayton, the only thing that had stopped them seeking their sixth-straight 3A State Championship appearance and tenth since 2002 was COVID-19.  But even the virus couldn’t stop the Pirates from honoring five of their…

Kennedy Honors Senior Trio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– Community is family. Family is community. Kennedy had the perfect monster, the perfect set-up this season to possibly make it to the 2A/1A State Championship Game for the third-year running this Spring.  A week into their journey coming on the heels of their 2A State Championship wins in…