Corvallis Pulls Away From North Marion In 2nd Half

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The third quarter of the Corvallis-North Marion girls basketball game Tuesday night helped separate the Spartans and the Huskies.  Setting the pace in Corvallis’ 47-39 win over North Marion after the Huskies late push for the lead at the end of the first half. Throughout the game, the Spartans…

Week 3 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last week was a tough week for me going 7-7 in picking games, but I’m hoping this week will be better.  Here’s my picks including Chemawa’s season opener at home versus Central Linn Friday. Last Week:7-7 Season:  17-11 6A: McNary over Tualatin  by 4 West Salem over Grant by 3 5A…

Dallas Drops Tough Game To West Albany 14-5

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Dallas took advantage of the opportunities through the first two-and-a-half innings that the West Albany defense gave them building a 5-1 lead on the Bulldogs entering the bottom of the third inning. West Albany, who have appeared in the last 11 postseasons as they started the season 12-2 following…

McKay Track Looking To Strong Girls Team In 2K19

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The 2019 McKay Track and Field team will be something that Head Coach Curt Everetts has never seen or had in his five-years at the helm of the Scots team: Having only a handful of seniors on their team.. Eight to be exact that features athlete’s like Hanna Caldwell…

The McKay Machine Regaining It’s Focus

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Manny Miranda said after Friday’s 41-14 loss that his McKay High School Royal Scots Football team didn’t practice as they should’ve for McMinnville to open their home schedule at McKay High School. But come Tuesday afternoon, the Scots were hungry to prove that this past Friday was just a…

North Volleyball Finishes First Loop Through GVC-Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The North Salem Lady Vikings Volleyball team have seen some improvement outside of their 1-6 record. Versus McMinnville to start Greater Valley Conference play, North progressively improved in each set.  Against Forest Grove, they were within two or three points in the final two sets of nabbing match wins….

Stayton Volleyball Finishing up The Preseason

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Entering the Cascade Tournament at Cascade High School, the Stayton Lady Eagles had their fair share of battle tested games. After being swept by a 3A playoff team in Salem Academy to start the season, the Eagles pushed another 3A playoff team in Blachet Cathlotic to 5A as well…

ACT 1: THE PRESEASON: McKay Basketball

“We’re just tired of losing. We’re not going to settle for this (anymore). This year we’re going to do whatever we can to win.”~Senior Demeris Bailey on new mentality

The Area of North Salem: A Column about the Good in the Area

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Recently I have spent time in the North and Northeast side of Salem, Oregon; covering and being around the athletes at North Salem and McKay High School for this very site. What I’ve picked up from my wife and my mother-in-law, both Sprague-Alumni’s, and noticed from personal experience is that not…