The Mentality

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Santiam’s Kristen Crofoot was not about to let this last opportunity go to waste.  She was not going to let a torn meniscus get in the way of her going to State one last time.  It’s her senior year and she was not going to hang up the Track…

SA’s James, Brown Brings Home District Titles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–   A lot of pressure was on Salem Academy’s Celia James coming down the stretch of her 400-meter race in the 2A Special District 2 District Race Saturday afternoon.  The freshman encountered a strong breeze on the backstretch, not as bad as the wind had been in prior days…

Sheridan High Jump Duo Qualifies For State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.– The Sheridan High Jump duo of Randy Gibson and Jon Crawford will be heading to the State Meet together following their one-two finish in the High Jump.  Crawford finishing up Runner-Up with a 5-feet-10-inch with Gibson finishing an inch ahead of his teammate. “Pretty good after my injury. …

Stelly Goes To State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.– Athletes try to find a way to get it done and perhaps, surprises even themselves in the process.  And Jefferson’s Eli Stelly did just that.   His senior year.  His first and only year participating in Track, the Lions football and basketball player brought it in his only 2A…

Chemawa’s Jose PR’s At Regis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It has taken some time for Chemawa’s Dylias Jose to grow accustomed to the Oregon weather from where the junior is from in Arizona.  But regardless, the Braves distance runner has settled, gotten used to the weather and has improved his times in the 1,500-meter race.  Chemawa has been known…

Lutz Preparing For The Final Push

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The head wind during the home stretch of each of the four laps of the 1,500-meter race Friday afternoon at Regis High School for the Regis Community Twilight Meet was grueling.  But as grueling as it was as each of the 19 runners in the race to pace it…

West Salem’s Cunningham Rewriting History In Shot Put

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It seems like every meet almost West Salem’s Natalie Cunningham is breaking her own shot put record.  In the Titan Track Classic, Cunningham set a then record of 42-feet-7.5-inches on April 1.  She nearly matched that again on April 19 against McNary.  Cunningham then PR’d and broke her record…

SSBC Honorees For April 22

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com North Salem’s Jordan Koskondy (Girls Track and Field), Sprague’s Sophia Honse (Softball), South Salem Tennis’ Andi Yao and Nidhi Nagaraj, South Salem’s Cole Weiland (baseball) and West Salem’s Jack Meier (Track and Field) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of April 22. Here’s the press…

Stayton’s Bridge, McNary’s Copeland Place At John Oliver Invitational

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Stayton’s Hope Bridge is slowly piecing together with the Eagles entering the home stretch of their 2022 season. Two days after her 5:21.35 1,500-meter race against Woodburn and Newport, the junior distance runner was back at it Friday at the John Oliver Invitational at Central High School.  Competing in…

The Road To ACU

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The road to Abilene Christian University has been an interesting one for West Salem’s Tyce Chaney.  A lot of work has gone into the opportunity that he has taken full advantage of. A lot of grind, a lot of work and effort went into it.  A mentally challenging time…

SSBC Honorees For April 8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored Blanchet Catholic’s Ariel Davila (Softball), West Salem’s Brayden Sparkman (Boys Golf), Sprague’s Grant Strother (baseball), McNary’s Jake Allen (baseball), North Salem’s Taylor Suarez (softball) and West Salem’s Natalie Cunningham for the week of April 8. Here’s the press release The Salem Sports and Breakfast…

Setting The Bar High

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Justin Parnell’s junior season was a good learning experience when it comes to the State Track Meet.  Granted it was at a smaller scale than usual at the 5A Cumulative Week State Meet last May, but the first time out yielded some good results and experiences that the Dallas thrower…