Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees For October 8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Sprague’s Blaise Pearson (football), West Salem’s Jack Meier (Cross Country), South Salem’s Araeya Watanabe (Volleyball), West Salem’s Natalie Cunningham (Girls Soccer) and McKay’s Sydney Haines (Cross Country) were honored by the Salem Sports And Breakfast Club for October 8. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees For October 1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored South Salem’s Nathan Martinez (Boys Soccer), McKay’s Kyrin Fuimaono (Football), Sprague’s Brody Whetzel (Boys Soccer), McNary’s Hannah Ferguson (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Sidney Friesen (Volleyball) and Blanchet’s Ellie Pearson (Girls Soccer) for the Week of October 1. Here’s the press release: Congratulations to our Athletes…

SSBC Honorees For September 24

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McKay’s Filiberto Alacron (Boy’s Soccer), Salem Academy’s Annabelle Brawley (Volleyball), West Salem’s Hudson Giertych (Football), McKay’s Nayeli Flores (Girls Soccer), South Salem’s Tini Tinitali III (Football) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club this past Friday, September 24. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les…

Cross Country Round-Up: Salem-Area Runners Run At Nike Portland XC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  The Annual Nike Portland XC event returned this Fall as athletes from the West Coast traveled to Blue Lake Regional Park to compete in the variety of Varsity races (from Danner, the strongest runners to Division-3) as well as a slew of Novice and Junior Varsity races to give…

Scots, Vikings Battle To A 1-1 Tie

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Every contested pass, rally and shot was met by cheers and jeers by the packed homestead Tuesday night when McKay and North Salem played.  The energy, the passion, the fire funneled in the McKay High School stadium on Tuesday night that made it feel like it was a playoff…

SSBC Athletes of the Week For September 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The first edition of the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club of the school year has came. McKay’s Chansse Lee (Football), Sprague’s Amity Rogers (Girls Soccer), McNary’s Tessa Fisher (McNary) and North Salem’s Jerrik Wangler (Football) were honored by the SSBC on September 10. Here’s the press release. First Athletes…

Ainam’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming off a successful freshman year with the McKay softball team, the now-senior Anesia Ainam was looking to carry that momentum over to her first season playing Varsity with the Scots Volleyball team. The wear-and-tear on her knee from softball going into volleyball put a lot of strain on…

Haines The Runner

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay senior Sydney Haines has learned a thing or two about being a leader, being a top runner as she enters her final year running for the Scots Cross Country team. Inspiration from Jazmine Liebl, who’s now running at NWAC-powerhouse Lane Community College and pacing the now-senior Haines and…

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…

SKSD Volleyball Jamboree

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem enters the Fall season with a massive target on their backs. In the Spring 2021 season the Saxons went 12-0, dropping just three sets during the six-week season.  Those three sets were to Silverton (one set) and West Albany (two sets). Thursday evening rolled around and they were part…

Lee’s Development For McKay Football

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s strange to imagine that senior Chansse Lee had just picked up the sport of football just three years ago, being one of the top weapons offensively for the McKay Football team this past Spring.  He collected 22 receptions for 388 yards and three touchdowns in the six games…

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…