Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honorees For June 25

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.coom By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Samiu Letisi (Wrestling(, the Saxons Anton Chacon (Wrestling), Sprague’s Alyssa Meza (Basketball), Salem Academy’s Aly Herber (Basketball), Sprague’s David Sherman (Wrestling), Sprague’s Josh Camillo (Wrestling), South Salem’s Maddie Dustin (Basketball), North Salem’s Gabby Tata-Rodrigues (Wrestling), North Salem’s Vance Lund, the Vikings Quilaztli Miguel-Lapham (Wrestling), Sprague’s…

On That Comeback Trail

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— West Salem’s Anybeth Valenzuela has indeed left her mark on the Titan Wrestling program as the Senior wrapped up her final practice of her career Wednesday morning. There are no nerves at the moment as she enters the eight-girl bracket at Cottage Grove Thursday morning, Valenzuela pointing towards it’s…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of June 11.

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Blanchet’s Sabastian Ramos (Swimming), McNary’s Bekah Grimmer (Girls Basketball), McNary’s Jonathan Canchola (Wrestling), and South Salem’s Jacquie Wadsworth (Girls Basketball) were honored as Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees for the Week of June 11. Here is the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the…

NS Wrestling’s Strong Showing In Woodburn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  North Salem’s Vance Lund found himself in a pickle in his final match of the day at Woodburn High School. The Junior 195-pounder had his Woodburn opposition in a head-and-arm, working on getting a pin only to let off the gas just enough to find himself on his back…

Dragons Morrison Heading To SOU

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Dallas’ Cael Morrison, coming off of State Finishes of fourth (twice at 106 and 113) and fifth at 132 the past three seasons, will be taking his talent from one powerhouse program to another at the collegiate level. It was announced Saturday that Morrison will be taking his talents…

Best Of 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As the year draws to a close, usually it means a time to reflect.  For me, I usually like to share a few stories I wrote over the past 12 months that have some significance to them from the year.  With how 2020 has been, it’s hard to imagine even ten…

Staying Active Through The Craziness

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  For Silverton’s Jacob Moore, who along with Bella Moore, Mitch Magill, Cody Magill, Steven Powell and 2019-Grad Austin Moore, went up to the Santiam Canyon to lend a helping hand to the cause in helping those in need.  Cutting, loading up and delivering three-and-a-half cords worth of wood to…

Morrison The Wrestler

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Wrestling is life.  Life is wrestling. It teaches you more than that two-point takedown or turning a pin.  It teaches you the off-the-mat life lessons of not giving up. For Dallas’ Cael Morrison, wrestling has meant so much to him entering his Senior year with the Dragons Wrestling team…

OSAA Pushes Back Start Of Sports To February

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The OSAA met Monday morning to explore the options ahead for the upcoming athletic calendar. They voted to push the athletic calendar to February, a tough move Peter Weber said in the press release Monday afternoon. Cutting the season’s down to six-weeks apeice. Fall sports will start…

Garcia Ready For Next Task At Hand

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Repeating as State Champion is a tough task to do when you factor in fatigue, other wrestlers gunning for you and the possible Championship hangover. Mixed in an injury as North Salem Antonio Garcia had with his knee banged up entering his Senior Year in the State Tournament following…

Dallas’ Brecht Signs With Briar Cliff

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The great career of Ashton Brecht has landed the Dallas Senior in the heart of Wrestling Country in Iowa where he has committed to Briar Cliff University. The Chargers were 7-1 in the GPAC this past year and were second of nine teams in the Great Plains Athletic Conference….

Academic All-State Top 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem Wrestling (seventh in 6A, 3.44), Silverton (ninth in 5A, 3.13), Cascade (fourth in 4A, 3.22), Jefferson (eighth in 2A/1A, 3.31) hard work in the classroom placed them in the Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams this Winter. Here is the complete list: Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams 6A…