VIDEO INTERVIEW: Scio’s Alexus Franklin After Loggers Silver Bracket Title Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Scio went 2-1 in Pool Play at the Salem Academy Crusader Volleyball Invitational Saturday, only dropping a game to 2A Powerhouse Kennedy 13-25, 6-25 to fall to the Silver Bracket at Blanchet Catholic. But there, the Loggers wheeled off three wins including a two-set sweep over Delphian to close…

Willamina Hosted ‘Go Gold’ Event

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  Cancer is one of those buzz kill words known to the English language, perhaps any language thinking about it. 43 children are diagnosed with cancer every day according to curesearch.org with 12-percent not surviving the disease. On Monday night at Willamina, the Bulldog Volleyball team honored two of their…

Amity Improves to 6-0 On Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.– Six games into the 2019 season and the Amity Volleyball team has already matched their win-total from 2018. Their scrappiness, grit and mental focus has helped the Warriors slip by league opponent Scio at the Gaston tournament. The three helped them slip by Willamina in five sets Tuesday and…

Cascade VB Drops Tough Game To Marshfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.—Coming off of their tough season opener Thursday evening against Corbett, the Cascade Volleyball team a step towars the right direction Saturday afternoon at the Cascade Tournament. With a strong core of youthful players entering their Silver Bracket opener against Marshfield, the Cougars showed that their tough seeping loss to…

Serving And Defense

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.-  McKay was scrappy, gritty even.  Their service game had lend them a 15-3 lead over South Salem in their final jamboree game of the night. That service game, plus their defense will be crucial as they lose the fire power from Shay Coons from last year and lack that…

Young Wolverines Ready For Challenges Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  The Santiam Volleyball team have certainly rebounded well after their 1-18 season three years ago in 2016 with a nine-win season in 2017 before recording 13 wins last season and were on the brink of the 2A State Playoffs. They were one win away, having played in two…

Amity VB Gears Up For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.– Not that long ago, March 8 to be exact, Amity’s Maylin Williams went under the knife to repair a torn lateral meniscus suffered in January while playing for the Warriors Basketball Team this past season as a Junior. Over the course of the recovery process, which was quicker than…

Preparing For St. Paul, Season Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PERRYDALE, Ore.–  It’s hard to imagine that Bailey Savage is the shorter sister at a shade over six-foot-two with her older sister, Dallas-grad and UCLA redshirt freshman Tristan Savage, is six-foot-seven. There’s not too many of either Savage’s height walking around in 1A however as the younger Savage improved entering her…

Finding That Killer Instinct

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  It’s weird to think that a program that has seen four playoff appearances in the last four seasons will have three different Head Coaches during that span. Kate Trimble, who came in last season late in the summer training season from Scio, continued the Silverton Volleyball streak of recent…

The Challenge Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Every year there’s adversity to replace Seniors.  Who’s going to step up and who’s going to fill in. North Salem Volleyball, entering their second season in 5A, went from the old-Greater Valley Conference to probably the toughest conference in the State let lone 5A in the Mid-Willamette Conference.  They…

The Return Of Schudel

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  When Senior Night rolled around on October 18 against Salem Academy, it looked as if Scio’s Aspen Schudel had played her last game in the Black and Orange Logger colors. The then-Junior was about to head off to Oklahoma, moving there, only to be back in Scio entering her…

One Last Relaxing Week Before Try-Outs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This week is more of a tune-up entering the long-haul that is the Volleyball season that officially kicks off Monday across the State. Coming off their second-place finish in 2018 in 6A, Sprague wrapped up their second day of their Kids Camp with the Middle Schoolers handing off to…