Wilsonville Night Race Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILSONVILLE, Ore.—The annual Wilsonville Night Race returned Friday night as athlete’s from around the State came to Wilsonville to run in the 3,000-meter race (roughly 1.864 miles). On the boys side, the South Salem boys went one, four and five in the 3,000-meter Boys Novice B race.  Copper Brown won the…

Kennedy Kickoffs The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONROE, Ore.–  Kennedy showed glimpses of the Trojans of old Friday evening at Monroe.  The explosive plays.  Strong at the line going to the skills position players. Owen Bruner had a run for 25-yards and followed that up with a 39-yard touchdown reception from Riley Cantu. A Elijah Traeger-Stephan Salinas connection went 35-yards as well….

Last Few Hacks Of Summer Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ORTLAND, Ore.–  South Salem-Grad and former Chemeketa first baseman Kaiden Doten is entering the twilight of his baseball career with at least four more games left with the Portland Gherkins.  Three regular season games and at least one in the four-team Wild Wild West League. Baseball has been his life, having played it…

The Annual Honor

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  There is no greater honor than to be selected to play in the East-West Shriners’ All-Star Game. The best football players from 1A-4A from around the State spend the week in the area preparing for the game, representing their schools.  Playing for the children in the Shriners Hospital…

Crushers Finish Third In Area 3, Play-In Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Dylan Kleinschmit showed off why he was a reliable arm for the Trojans this past season Monday afternoon for the Post 58 Crushers. Going up against some 5A talent, the 2A pitcher matched Corvallis’ Garrett  Holpuch’s complete game performance while striking out five in the Crushers 2-1 defeat…

Bandits Takes Victory From Redmond 12-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Incoming Regis Sophomore Max Eaton was on a rail Sunday afternoon at Regis High School for the American Legion Single-A Silver Falls Bandits.  With his Ricky Vaughn look on the bump, Eaton struck out nine Redmond batters in six innings in the Bandits 12-2 win in six innings. “Just…

Crushers Fall In Series Opener with Mid-Coast

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  With the regular season and the Area-3 League Season drawing to a close it was as you were expecting when the Post 58 Crushers and the Mid-Coast Dungies of Newport started their three-game series Wednesday afternoon at Regis High School. The Crushers, along with Corvallis and Withnell, are battling…

Crushers-Dodgers Split Wednesday’s Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Clutch seemed to be the word of the day as the Post 58 Crushers and the Withnell Dodgers split their two games Wednesday at Regis High School. Clutch defense in Game 1, the second game of the three-game series, played into the Crushers favor as Cascade’s Grayson Reeder’s clutch…

TRC Boys Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem Academy’s Benett Bos was named unanimous Player of the Year. Santiam and Western Christian each placed two on the first team. Riley Cantu of Kennedy was the lone Trojan to make the first team. Here’s the full list First Team Bennett Bos- Salem Academy Chaz Storm- Santiam Riley Cantu- Kennedy…

Post 58 Crushers Split With NWDS

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Post 58 Crushers found a rhythm late in Game one of their doubleheader against the NW Diamond Sports squads Sunday afternoon.  Bats came to life, defense settled in behind the pitching of St. Paul-grad TJ Crawford and Kennedy-grad Dylan Kleinschmit in the 8-4 defeat to start the doubleheader…

Santiam Holds Off Kennedy For Fifth-Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  This game goes back to the old adage of ‘control the controllable’. Battling for third-place in the Tri-River Conference, there’s a solid enough chance that the conference may get one of 2A’s four At-Large bids to the Cumulative Week playoffs that start on Monday.  Santiam and Kennedy met…

Trojans Win Fourth-Straight In 51-23 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Kennedy needed to be efficient with six girls on their roster this season.  And for much of the season have been looking like the Trojan squad that have raised havoc on 2A in years past. Tuesday afternoon rolled around.  Western Christian.  Another opportunity to try to lock-up the second-place…