The Sprague 15 Taking Their Athletic Talents To College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Fifteen athletes signed their Letters of Intent to play athletics at the next level starting this upcoming school year at Sprague High School Wednesday night. Logan Smith (Football, College of the Redwoods), Colton Herring (Football, College of the Redwoods), McKenzie Wernicke (Soccer, Chapman) Caylin Gadberry (Soccer, Linfield University), Abby Sorensen (Volleyball,…

Moore Signs With Linfield Wrestling

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–   It didn’t hit Silverton wrestler Jacob Moore about this moment Monday morning until he sat down and heard everyone talk about his accomplishments. Worked in the classroom to get his grades up all while putting in the work to pick up a sport he started six, seven years ago. …

The Fight For The State Meet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem’s Renee Jimenez-Cruz knew what was at stake for him in a 4-4 match coming down to the final 30 seconds of regulation.  He’s battled through the consolation bracket, the blood rounds as they are called, since Friday afternoon and was a move or two away from qualifying…

Davis, Rubio 2-0 To Start MVC Wrestling Districts

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Sprague’s Riley Davis had quickly made his way to the 170-pound Mountain Valley Conference Semi-finals following his 15 second pin of Mountain View’s Nicholas Presleigh Friday afternoon at West Salem High School. Ironically the Olympian Junior had only spent 51 seconds on the mats on Day 1 of the MVC District…

MWC Wrestling Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Dallas set the tone in the 5A Special District 3 District Meet at The Salem Armory Saturday as the Dragons won the District Team Title with 357.5 points, over Crescent Valley by 84.5 points. Jose Romero  (120) won a District Title as Joseph Johnson (113), Blake Atterbury (126), Isaac Jones (132), Thomas Talmadge (138),  Eli Hess…

Geschwill Makes Kennedy History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Alex Geschwill knew that the pressure was there entering her OSAA Girls Special District 4 Semi-Final match with West Salem’s Samantha Gagnon.  No Trojan girls wrestler has gotten to the Big Show, which is the State Wrestling Tournament as the Kennedy junior prepared for her big match that…

Pearson’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– Joey’s been patient,  Joey’s been tough and now, Joey’s on a mission. Coming off a shoulder surgery to fix a separated shoulder, requiring four separate insertions to fix the issue and sidelining the now-senior for two years, Central’s Joey Pearson is on a mission to finish his prep career on…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For January 28

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored Sprague’s Ryder Skogstad (Boys Basketball), West Salem’s Mia Piexoto (Girls Swimming), Sprague’s Josh Camillo (Boys Wrestling), South Salem’s Emma Cordero (Girls Basketball) and North Salem’s DJ Ayers (Boys Basketball) for the Week of January 28. Here’s the press release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast…

Davis Goes 2-0 On Day For Lions

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.– In the final match of the night in the 2A/1A Wrestling Dual between Jefferson and Oakridge, the Lions Ryan Davis had to rally over the course of the last two periods to edge the Warriors Noah Whitney in a 4-2 decision.  After giving up an early takedown to Whitney…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For January 21

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club has honored Salem Academy’s Lexi Herber (Girls Basketball), South Salem’s Tanner Stonerock (Boys Basketball), Sprague’s Brook Byers (Boy’s Wrestling) and South Salem’s Halley Barram (Girls Basketball) for the Week of January 21. Here’s the press release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les…

Trojan Wrestlers Gearing Up In 2022

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Kennedy junior Alexandra Geschwill was walking Helene Bergmann through a drill that the squad was working on during Monday’s practice.  Helping out Bergmann understand what was being taught during the session as the Trojans prepare for the North Douglas Duals and the Bob Bishop Invitational at Willamina High…

SSBC Honorees For Week Of December 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem’s Tommy Slack (Boys Basketball), McKay’s Sarahi Chavez (Girls Wrestling), South Salem’s Rene Jimenez-Cruz (Boys Wrestling), North Salem’s Mariko Sonis (Girls Wrestling) and Salem Academy’s Annabelle Brawley were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the week of December 10. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and…