The Power Of Social Media In Sports

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– As many coaches, high school and college, and athletic administrators tell their student-athlete’s ‘be careful of what you do with social media.  It could help or harm you down the road’. But with the time of uncertainty with Coronavirus and sporting events being postponed and/or canceled, some High School Teams…

OSAA Extends Sports Suspension Until April 28

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA has announced Wednesday afternoon that they’ll extend the Spring Sports Suspension until April 28, addressing adjustments to Track and Field which will be split up amongst two locations, (Mt. Hood CC 4A-6A and Western Oregon University for 1A-3A). The Speech and Solo Music Championships have been sadly been canceled….

Waiting For The Next Jump

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.—“Just kind of taking a-day at the time, just keeping my ears open  and my eyes open.  I’ll be devasted, it’ll really hurt.  I am prepared.  I am prepared if it comes down to that,” Kaden Eggers said Monday afternoon. It was a picture-perfect Monday afternoon.  The sun was blazing…

Scots Track and Field Returning Experience In 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  Stephanie Urenda’s freshman year was an eye-opening experience coming from Waldo Middle School to the High School competition at McKay last Spring. Urenda admitted that she didn’t feel her best in a season in which she finished with five Top 2 finishes in the 100 meters and a fourth-place…

Salem Academy’s Strunk Signs With UofO

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The University of Oregon Track and Field team just picked up one of the 3A’s best throwers Thursday morning. Salem Academy’s Mason Strunk was a sophomore when he threw at Hayward Field before the renovation project began going into his Junior season. “I just remember when I went there…

Chemawa Finishes Fourth In Regis/Stayton Invitational

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Coming off his 5,200 meter win at the Conquer the Hill race at Delphian School September 26, Clement Afterbuffalo followed up his win with a fifth-place finish at the Regis/Stayton Invitational Thursday afternoon in Stayton. His 17:30.8 time, though six seconds off his PR set last year, was a…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For September 6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– This past Friday, the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored 11 athlete’s for their accomplishments at the Track and Field State Meets this past Spring. The honorees this past Friday include: Tyrus Love, Senior, McKay 6A boys 300 meter hurdles – 3rd place Elizabeth Hernandez, Junior, North Salem 5A…

Love Breaks School Record Twice In 300 Meter Hurdles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  Wearing a McKay uniform from around 2012, the Scots Tyrus Love was inspired by a picture he saw of McKay-Graduate Manny Miranda wear a few short years ago to wear the uniform Saturday afternoon at Mt. Hood Community College. “My ideal Manny Miranda…I saw a picture of him rocking…

West Salem Boys 4×1 Finished 3rd In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  Doing the relays in the rain can be a risky proposition with the risk of dropping the baton and risking disqualification if it slips out your hands somewhere along the way. West Salem girls 4×100 meter relay won the State Meet minutes prior to the Titan boys, beating out…

Cross Wraps Up High School Career With PR

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.—In his final race of his High School career, the 1,500 meter race, at State Saturday Dallas’ Senior Trevor Cross admitted that the speed on the course was the fastest he’s seen running in the event. Of the racers with him, four finished with sub-4:00 minute times including Mid-Williamette Conference…

Doing It For Cade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.– As she prepared for her finals throw of her season, of her High School Track career, McKay’s Shay Coons kept in mind of her brother Cade Coons. Cade Coons passed away recently as Coons was finishing up her High School Track and Field season and as she launched her…

Salem Academy Signs Seven To College Athletics

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Following their quick assembly for their ASB Election, Salem Academy recognized seven student-athlete’s for their Letters of Intent to the collegiate level. Of the seven, two were going to the next level for music as Emilie Reed and Clara Williams signed their Letters of Intent following their third-place State…