NPJ 16 National Team Finishes Sunday 4-0

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The NPJ 16 National team found themselves down 20-13 to the Capital City Elite 16-1 Elite squad.  The National team was coming off of their 3-0 pool play performance and were up one set to none of the best-of-three match following their 25-9 first set victory at the old…

2A All-State Volleyball Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem Academy’s Annabelle Brawley won 2A Player of The Year and the Crusaders Melissa Holman won Coach of the Year. Here’s the complete 2A List: First TeamOH Aubrey Smith, Sr., Salem AcademyOH Bella Gamache, Jr., MonroeOH Grace Taylor, Sr., Grant UnionOH Zuri Reeser, Jr., StanfieldMB Aly Herber, Jr., Salem AcademyMB Mackenzie…

Gates Signs With Arizona For Track

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  One of Oregon’s best High Jumpers just signed her Letter of Intent to join the Pac. Monday afternoon marked a new chapter for Cascade’s Emma Gates as the Cougar senior signed her Letter of Intent to jump for the University of Arizona.  Joining the ranks of Division-1 athletics on…

3A All-State Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Willamina’s Hallee Hughes, Amity’s Brooke Lopez and Scio’s Makenna Ramsey all were named to the 3A All-State Volleyball team.  Burns Paula Toney and Kaitlyn Wright were named Coach and Player of the Year. Here’s the Full List: Coach of the Year: Paula Toney, Burns Player of the Year: Kaitlyn Wright, Burns…

SSBC Honorees For November 12

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com North Salem’s Erick Gonzalez (Football), South Salem’s Trevor Goldman (Football), Salem Academy’s Aly Herber (Volleyball), South Salem’s Brian Hernandez (Boys Soccer) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the week of November 12. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the…

SSBC Senior Athlete’s Of Year: Volleyball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club every sports season honors Senior Athletes per sport as ‘Senior Athletes of the Year’. For Volleyball, the SSBC honored Salem Academy’s Annabelle Brawley and South Salem’s Laila Leaks. Here’s the press release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Senior Athletes of the Year for Volleyball…

OWC Volleyball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Cascade’s Cristina Williams won Oregon West Conference Coach of the Year honors, Sweet Home’s Jamie Sweard won Player of the Year and Greata Davis of Sisters received Honorary Player of the Year honors. Here’s the full list: First Team Adaira Sleutel Sweet Home MB Sydney Myhre Sisters Opp LuCretia Benolken Cascade…

SSBC Honorees For November 5

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary’s Rudy Garcia (Football), West Salem’s Johnny Withers (Football), West Salem Kaden Young (Boys Soccer), Sprague’s Sarah Jones (Volleyball), South Salem’s Brooksie Isham (Volleyball) and West Salem’s Veronica Orozco (Girls Soccer) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the week of November 5. Here’s the press release: The…

Cascade Wins 4A State Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  Cascade returned to the bench to a deafening roar of cheering from their hometown crowd as they led Sisters 8-4 in the fifth set. The Cougars had 4A powerhouse Sisters on the ropes in a match at Corvallis High School that saw each Oregon West Conference-opposition traded sets in…

St. Paul Advances To 1A Final Four

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ST. PAUL, Ore.–  St. Paul’s 25-11, 25-16, 25-21 sweep of seventh-ranked Echo was very similar to their four-set victory over Central Christian back on Saturday with a theme: Start strong.  Finish with a battle. But hey.  A victory is a victory as they reach their fourth-straight Semi-final game dating back to 2018. “It was…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For October 29

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem’s Brooks Ferguson (Football), North Salem’s Josiah Davis (Football), Sprague’s Riley Davis (Football), West Salem’s Emmi Marks (Volleyball), Sprague’s Nicky Williams (Volleyball) and North Salem’s Isa Swain (Cross Country) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of October 29. Here’s the complete press release: The…

South Salem Squeaks By McNary In Four Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McNary emptied the tank against South Salem Saturday afternoon. The 21st-ranked team in 6A could’ve feasibly, as the Saxons could’ve, took two sets to none lead in South Salem’s 25-23, 26-28, 25-19, 26-24 win in the 6A Round of 16.  “I thought we played really well today, but honestly…