Playing On Opening Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—  McKay and Chemeketa-grad Austin Brown had to slowdown his pitching mechanics to adjust to the new rules this summer prior to the Portland Gherkins Opening Day game with the Portland Pickles Saturday night at North Marion High School. In front him as he entered the 0-0 ballgame with the…

West Salem’s Arritola, Hagan Going 4-Year Level

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here’s an interesting fact.   Pretty astounding thinking about it.  West Salem’s Cameron Hagan and Blake Arritola have been playing together for 15 years, dating back to their days on the Little League sandlots living the baseball dream. They’ve played High School baseball team together with the Titans and followed…

Chemeketa Drop First 2 Against Everett

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa knew that Everett was going to be a tough challenge entering this weekend’s four-game series at home. But as they showed, rallying back from 7-1 down to drop a tough 7-6 first game and traded runs with the Trojans in the second game that included a Jackson Holstad…

Lane CC Grinds Win Over SWOCC Men

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  Lane Community College had a way to ward off Southwestern Oregon Community College during the first half of Wednesday’s NWAC South Region battle. With the Titans needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt in the region and the Lakers in front of them a win was nesscary with…

Mt. Hood’s Pulls Away For Win In Second Half Vs Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Chemeketa held leads of 16-9 and 18-13 as Tess Hendricks and Lakin Susee combined for 16 of the first 18 of the Storm points as everything seemingly were clicking at all cylinders against a Mt. Hood team looking for just their fifth-win of the season. “We came out with…

Chemeketa Men Get’s First NWAC South Region League Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  After dropping their first NWAC South Region game led-by seven-foot-one Gervais, Oregon-native Kylor Kelley and Seattle, Washington-native Keiron Goodwin, the Men of The Storm returned to home grounds to redeem their first league loss against Mt. Hood Community College. Down 8-3, Chemeketa literally stormed back with a 13-3 run…

Martliez Near Double-Double As Lane CC Outlast Clark On Road, 2-0 In League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com VANCOUVER, Wash.–  For the second straight NWAC South Region game, Lane Community College had to battle for their tenth win of the season against a four-win Clark College squad. Starting in the opening half, the Titans held a 28-24 lead on the Penguins and were looking solid though on the wrong end…

Clackamas Community College Wrestling Starts Season Strong

“I think the difference was a bit less pressure on them as was in the dual atmosphere,” described the difference between Saturday and Sunday. “We have a lot of new, young guys in the starting lineup and that showed wrestling in front of a good home crowd.”

Wrestling Preview: Clackamas CC Continues Success On And Off Mat

“We expect a lot of them and they expect a lot of themselves as a result,” said Clackamas CC Head Coach Josh Rhoden.. “These guys know what the expectations and they try to meet the standards and expectations that me and Coach Vigorito put on them and that really has helped us.”

How Important are JuCo Athletic’s in area’s like Southern Oregon: Part 2

By Jeremy McDonald Going back to a prior question I have a few day’s ago:  How important are Junior College/Community College Athletic’s in area’s like Southern Oregon? This time I’m looking at it in terms of Opportunities to play. Having, or creating, athletic programs in these two-years obviously allows athlete’s to play at the next…