Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 19

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are April 19’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club’s Athlete’s of the Week.  This week’s Honoree’s are North Salem’s Aaliyah Fitzke, South Salem’s Delaney Keith, McKay’s Ramiro Gonzalez and West Salem’s Zariya Powell. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from North Salem…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 12

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Sprague’s Elise Abbott, North Salem’s Cameron Kallhoff, McKay’s Brian Coburn and West Salem’s Jenny Ball. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from Sprague Girls Track and Field – Elise Abbott. Elise, a senior,…

Hanson Races First-Ever 100, 4×1 Edges Kennedy Girls

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  It’s all in the plan. As she lined up, ran and finished first in her 100 meter dash heat, a first for the Gervais Sophomore, the Cougars Katie Hanson knows that it’ll help her in the 200 meter and 400 meter dashes down the road. “Doing the 100 is…

Afterbuffalo Takes 1,500 Meter Race, Looking For State Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.—The wind swirling around Gervais’ grass football field and it’s track Thursday afternoon added another element for the runners of the 1,500-meter race. At the starting line, the wind was in your face. But when you come down the final 150 meters, it was to your back which could help…

Eggers Overcomes Fatigue, Retooling For 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.– Fatigue was an issue for Sheridan’s Kaden Eggers Thursday afternoon at Gervais High School where he was competing in the Triple Jump in the 2A Special District Meet. Fatigue not from over-training, but from playing in the Spartans doubleheader against Culver Wednesday afternoon in Culver. But nonetheless, the Junior…

McKay’s Love Takes 110 Hurdles, Long Jump. Coons PR’s In Javelin Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALOHA, Ore.– That faint, light blue line on the blue track at Aloha High School presented a challenge for McKay Junior Tyrus Love Saturday afternoon during the Aloha Preview in terms of footing purposes. But Love, who finished fourth at the old Greater Valley Conference District Meet as a sophomore, adjusted…

Phipps Squeaks By Sheldon’s Thomas For 100 Meter Hurdles Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s moments like these that will help in the pursuit of a State Title.  Or third-straight for Blanchet Catholic’s Trinity Phipps in the 100-meter Hurdles. Phipps found herself in the sixth and final heat in one of the most challenging sprint events on the schedule Friday evening at West…

Cascade’s Gates Finishes 2nd In High Jump

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Cascade freshman Emma Gates entered the 2019 Titan Track Classic ranked third in the USATF rankings with a jump of five-four in Oregon. And even though she’s been battling through a stiff lower back for much of the season, including Friday’s meet, the frosh didn’t let it negatively impact…

Retooling His Goals As The Season Just Begins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Mason Strunk had already exceeded his goals for this season in Salem Academy’s first Track and Field meet at the Kennedy Icebreaker on March 14. Geez the Junior broke the school record in the discus in that meet with a throw of 159-feet-two-inches and PR’d in the shot put…

McKay Track Looking To Strong Girls Team In 2K19

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The 2019 McKay Track and Field team will be something that Head Coach Curt Everetts has never seen or had in his five-years at the helm of the Scots team: Having only a handful of seniors on their team.. Eight to be exact that features athlete’s like Hanna Caldwell…

Comeback Season For Central-Grad Peterson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– It was a cool early January afternoon at Central High School where 2016 Central-graduate Josh Peterson is putting in work for the 2019 Track and Field season at Lane Community College. It’s a comeback season of sorts for Peterson, who took last season off from college due to personal…

Jefferson’s Caesar ‘Wolf Man’ Sepulveda Reflecting on State Track Accomplishments

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– There’s a story behind every athlete and their success, some more interesting than others. Some, perhaps even, funny to hear about. Jefferson’s Caesar Sepulveda has a unique story behind his nickname of ‘Wolf-Man’ dating back to basketball to what he told his teammates and coaches about the reasoning behind…