Saxon’s Thompson Working To Better Pitching

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s just another day pitching for South Salem’s Rowan Thompson.  Putting in a six inning, 14-strikeout, one-hitter performance Monday afternoon at the Labor Day Classic/Alliance Qualifier Tournament before heading to volleyball practice later in the afternoon.  Leading the NW Vandals Vasas/Scott 18G squad to the Tournament Title Game behind that…

Wrapping Up Summer Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  After receiving first team All-Conference as a sophomore in the 2A/1A Special District 3 league, Jefferson’s Nayeli Hart has been back at it this Summer in preparation for her junior season as Hart played the Summer with the West Salem Titans 16U squad. Sunday was their final game of…

West’s Zachary Finding Her Rhythm

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  West Salem’s Mia Zachary has been on a rail this Summer as the Titan softball player has finally come around as a left-handed hitter.  Finding her groove for both the Oregon Rebels 18U and the West Salem Titans 16U squads the past few weeks.  Pointing towards this past big…

Sprague’s Borzy Eyeing Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague’s Olivia Borzy has been on a tear coming off of the Oregon Bombers 16A’s second place finish at the 16A/B State Tournament in Medford from last weekend. After being apart of a Bombers team that went 7-2 in their Southern Oregon Trip, the incoming Olympian junior helped the…

Bode’s Mentality

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  If you’ve seen Cascade’s Kailee Bode in action for the Cougars, she’s one of the hardest working kids on the field going into her junior year.  Talk to her, she’s humble and admits that she’s always looking to improve. If there’s a softball version of the old basketball saying of…

Finishing Strongly

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a successful weekend for the Bat Company 16U squad making the move up to an 18’s tournament to close out their season. After dropping their first game to the Aloha Breeze 18A Saturday morning, whom they’ll later beat Sunday afternoon to reach the 18A/B State Tournament Final…

2A/1A Softball All-State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Grant Union’s Riley Robertson and Emily Philibert from Lakeview were Co-Players of the Year. Tyler McNeley (Lakeview) and Drew Williams (GU) were Co-Pitcher of the year) Lakeview’s Sam Tacchini was Coach of the Year. Here’s the Complete List PitchersFirst TeamTyler McNeley-LakeviewDrew Williams-GUJenna Hopkins- Kennedy 2nd TeamMariah Frederic- ToledoHallie Vaugh- North DouglasCallie…

4A All-State Softball

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Cascade’s Marty Jeppsen was 4A Coach of the Year and the Cougars Crystal Campbell was Co-Player of the Year with Paige Doerr from Marist. Malia Williams from Marist was 4A Pitcher of the Year. Here’s the Complete List: 4A SOFTBALL ALL-STATE 20221ST Team All StateINFIELD Crystal Campbell – Senior – Cascade…

Blanchet’s Rasmussen Learning And Improving

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Regan Rasmussen finally got herself a full-season at the High School level after her freshman year was limited to six weeks due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, and the soon-to-be-junior at Blanchet Catholic made the most of it.  Helping aid the Cavaliers to a 9-10 record and to a second-round…

6A All-State Softball Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Tigard’s Makenna Reid (Pitcher of the Year), the Tigers Pete Kostel (Coach of the Year) and Mountainside’s Addison Kachnik and McMinnville’s Brynn McManus were named Co-Player of the Year in the 6A All-State honors.  Here’s the Complete List. 6A All-State Pitchers First Team Makenna Reid- Tigard Addisen Fisher- Bend Serayah Neiss -Newberg Second Team…

Playing For Hannah: Cascade Wins Title 3-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 EUGENE, Ore.– Cascade did not back down from Marist in the 4A State Championship Game.  Matter of fact, they challenged Malia Williams.  Answering whatever the Spartans got against their defense with answers of their own. Passion and fire.  They had ‘P4H’ on their arms.  Play for Hannah Ganfield.  Ganfield was diagnosed with…

Preparing For The Rematch

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  For the first time since 2012, the Cascade Cougars are preparing for a State Title Game.  Their 5-3 gritty win came way from strong defense and a late-game 2RBI double from Emma Hilfiker  in the sixth inning that had help separate the two squads back on Tuesday. “I was smiling when…