SSBC Honorees for Week of January 7

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Maggie Lapray (Girls Basketball), McKay’s Anabel Rivera (Girls Wrestling), West Salem’s Jon Breyman (Boys Basketball) and West Salem’s Kaden Oprea (Boys Swimming) were named to the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of January 7. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week,…

Stayton’s Mannix Leaves Her Mark In Pool

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.— Swimming is a tough sport.  It challenges you mentally and physically, but the connections built through the sport is something that sticks out for Stayton-grad Kylie Mannix. “The most memorable part would definitely be the social aspects of the sport. Even though we can’t fully talk while actively swimming, the…

Making History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Knowing with the restrictions and the challenges ahead, Stayton Head Coach Curtis Brown knew of the challenges ahead with his team. The girls were without swimming workhorse Sydney Maurer, who graduated after last season; but had turned to two incoming freshmen that made a splash as they finished second…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of June 11.

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Blanchet’s Sabastian Ramos (Swimming), McNary’s Bekah Grimmer (Girls Basketball), McNary’s Jonathan Canchola (Wrestling), and South Salem’s Jacquie Wadsworth (Girls Basketball) were honored as Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees for the Week of June 11. Here is the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the…

Druery’s Unique Situation

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Western Christian’s Raquel Druery has been swimming since she was six years ago, going on 12 years of competing in the pool.  Swimming with McMinnville Swim Club and Capital Swim Team, formerly known as Mid-Valley Aquatics. But for the past four years, the Pioneer swimmer has been a part…

Appreciating The Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There’s something special about Volleyball to Salem Academy’s Hannah Warde.  It taught her hard work, sacrifice and endurance as she holds out hope that the six-week season currently schedule for her and her Crusader squad holds true for one last ride. Having been a student at Salem Academy since…

A Part Of A Special Group

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  The last member of a memorable Senior Group has landed at her next spot. As the school year rev’s up across the country, Silverton-grad and incoming freshman at Whitter College Marie Tolmachoff found her next home as a Poet entering hopefully her freshman year in the pool for the…

Silverton’s Tolmanchoff Commits To Whittier College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– The driving force of the Silverton Aqua Foxes Girls team has made her decision where she will be going to college. Marie Tolmanchoff has signed with Whittier College to swim, a NCAA Division-III school in Southern California. Her High School Career included 15 events she had competed in the…

Toughness And Overcoming

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton Swim Coach Lucky Rogers put it best:  Unbelievable. He’s coached at Silverton for five years now and remembers when Samantha Zurcher told him about coming down funny during dance practice, eventually finding out she had fractured her foot. Zurcher, then a sophomore, remembers telling her swim coach what’s…

Bell Commits To Linfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.—  Silverton Head Coach Lucky Rogers remembers in between Emmett Bell’s sophomore and junior seasons with the Foxes, there was a spark in the pool. Following his Junior season, Bell approached Rogers after helping the 200-yard Medley team qualify for State, asking what he needed to do to do to…

Putting In The Work For Success

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– It is truly rare to be swimming alongside friends as long as Maggie Kelley has. Over the past ten years the Silverton Senior has been fortunate to swim alongside her three best friends in Marie Tolmachoff, Maddie Broyhill and Samantha Zurcher as the four wrapped up their High School…

Overcoming The Adversity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Caitlin Evenson had a lot to live up to when she came to Sprague four years ago with her older brother being Colby. Some people shy away from their older sibling’s success, but she embraced it entering her Freshman year having swam competitively since she was eight years old….