MVC Softball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary sweeps the Mountain Valley Conference honors with Taylor Ebbs winning Player of the Year, Faith Danner being the Pitcher of the Year and Celtic Head Coach Kevin Wise being Coach of the Year. Here is the complete honors list: First Team Lena Zahniser Bend 9 Pitcher Faith Danner McNary 12…

Making History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  Five years ago Santiam didn’t field a softball team and when the Wolverines started back up their program in 2015, these current wave of seniors were eighth graders as Santiam played an Independent Schedule that year. Over the next four years, the program has slowly built themselves into…

OWC Softball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Philomath sweeps the awards this year with Hannah Williams (Position Player of the Year), Kamden Combs (Pitcher of the Year, second-year in a row) and Warriors Head Coach Erik Remington getting Coach of the Year. Oregon West Conference Team                                Position                            Player                                Grade                             School First Team Pitcher      Kamden…

McNary Softball Advances To Sweet 16

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Sometimes all you need is that one lucky break to get back into your rhythm. Entering the sixth inning of their 5-4 win over North Medford in the 6A State Playoff Opener, McNary were down 4-1 to the Black Tornados.  North Medford found those offensive bounces when they needed…

Hyre’s Two Homer Game Helps Central Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Entering the fourth inning of the Mid-Willamette Conference game between Central and North Salem at Scio High School, a new face entered the circle for the Vikings in Karaline Pfeifer. Jazmine Young, or Jazzy, had battled through an lower leg issue throughout the game and couldn’t continue with the…

Stayton Rally The Bats In 7th For Win Over Cascade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Down to their final three outs of the regular season and down 5-4 in their 7-5 victory over rival-Cascade, Stayton had to rely on their aggressive offensive style in order to comeback against the 13th-ranked Cougars Thursday afternoon. Sitting at 254 runs scored, fourth-highest in 4A behind Henley, Marist…

Yamhill-Carlton Slips By Scio 7-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– With base-runners frequently visiting the base paths for Scio after Yamhill-Carlton’s strong start to the game, it was a matter of time before the bats of the Loggers would come to life. With their three runs in the fifth, a RBI single by Meagan Mikolas and two coming from…

Santiam Sweeps Gervais Monday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—  It looks as if it’ll might be a crash course for the postseason for both Gervais and Santiam when the season ends next week. The Cougars, who haven’t been in the State Bracket since 2008 and had some successful teams around 2011 were tied for second in the 2A/1A…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honoree’s For May 3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Noah Ferguson (South Salem), The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem baseball – Noah Ferguson. Noah, a senior, is a pitcher for the 6-2 Saxons. Noah has five wins against no losses on…

West Salem Picks Up Tough Win Over Bend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM. Ore.– It was one of those playoff games that they needed entering down the stretch with playoffs looming beyond May 14. Aliyah Wilsey and her defense held Bend to one run as they entered the bottom of the seventh inning tied at one apiece. “I feel like this one of…

Bangert Walks It Off For Cascade’s 13th Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Cascade certainly found a way to close out the week with a bang Thursday afternoon versus Newport. On the heels of their big win over eighth-ranked Philomath Wednesday, the energy came-and-went but the Cougars found a way to get it done in their 9-8 win over the Cubs entering…

Dallas Takes Two From North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The opening game of their doubleheader with Dallas was a great bounce back game for North Salem following their game versus Corvallis Tuesday afternoon. Jazzy Young pitched five innings of one run ball in the opening 2-1 defeat to the Dragons Wednesday afternoon with the difference in the game…