Helping Those In Need

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The season of giving has arrived across the world. McNary High School Head Softball coach Kevin Wise has supported local causes before, more at the micro-level.  But never has done anything a macro-level like this before in helping an orphanage in Afghanistan.  The idea came around when Wise, who’s…

Believing In Her Abilities

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  About halfway through West Salem’s Aliyah Wilsey’s Sophomore year, something just switched.  Like a light-switch, she realized and started to believe in herself. As she signed her Letter of Intent to pitch and play in the outfield at Clackamas Community College Sunday afternoon in West Salem, her self-confidence has…

West Salem’s Davis Commits To Corban University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s moments like these that make you appreciate the little things in life.  For West Salem’s Reagan Davis, the Coronavirus Pandemic had waken her up and snap her out of the everyday routine, prematurely ending her Junior Year with the Titans and threatening her Senior Season this year. “It…

Dallas’ Doig Commits To Western Oregon University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas’ Maddie Doig has made it official: She’ll be continuing her athletic career as a member of the Western Oregon University softball team after her Senior year this year with the Dragons. “This opportunity means the world to me. I’ve been wanting to go to WOU for such a…

Taking Advantage Of The Extended Offseason

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Silverton freshman Justina Semerikov knows a thing or two of success entering Silverton High School. Since moving to Scotts Mills in 2015 from Mentor, Minnesota Semerikov has been apart of league champions in basketball (seventh and eighth-grade), Volleyball in eighth-grade.  Her team won the Silverton jamboree against bigger schools…

Coming Together

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It’s not a long period of time that they get to be together, but it’s better than nothing. The possibility of them playing together once again, defending their Mountain Valley Conference title, is still there as they take turns at each of the three stations that Head Coach Kevin…

Natural Athletes

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The thing about the Koch Twins from St. Paul is that they’re athlete’s.  Their athletic instincts are something that are going to make them special in the Blue and White the next four years with the Buckaroos. NM Magic 16U and assistant St. Paul Buckaroo Coach Neil Forste mentioned…

Playing On Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  One of the up-and-coming players for one of the powerhouse teams in 2A/1A in Kennedy has been cutting her teeth against higher competition in recent weeks. Slated to be one of the next arms for the Trojan program, pitching four-and-a-third with three strikeouts, Kennedy sophomore Jenna Hopkins knows that…

Enjoying The Moment

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Like many Seniors, it wasn’t how recent North Salem-graduate Alexis Figueroa had imagined her High School career would end.  But she had made up for it over the Summer and Fall ball seasons to make things right as she starts her collegiate career at the College of the Siskiyous…

Big Red And NW Vandals 16’s Take Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– The NW Vandals 16U squad made the most of their final three games of the Fall Season, playing team ball to the USA Softball Fall Classic Lower Bracket Gold Championship Sunday night at US Cellular Softball Fields in South Medford. The last two games, led by the arm of…

Wrapping Up Fall Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  The Oregon West Conference had a nice little finish for the NW Vandals 18U-Dippel Sunday morning in their bracket opener against the Oregon Blaze Gold. Against the tough Alicite Frost, Ridgeview-grad and Portland State University-commit, the Vandals found ways to stay in the game against the Gold as it…

Cole’s Setting A Tone

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– Central’s Emily Cole came out of her sophomore year with two big statement games, and both came against the two teams who met in the 5A State Final in 2019. Against Dallas, 5A State Runner-Up, Cole held the Dragons to one-hit while striking out 14 Dallas batters April 12,…