Bringing Back The Trophy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  A quick three-point interception and a touchdown pass had put the seventh-, eighth-grade Island Boy Club squad the IBC Elite led 10-0 in the 14U Championship bout of the MVP 7-on-7 Turkey Bowl Tournament Saturday afternoon. Two days after the Thanksgiving holiday, ten teams met at the Hamlin Sports…

Sunday Funday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Seventh-grader Chase Dominguez sent GymClub Coach Kyley McCrae into a frenzy on his defense Sunday afternoon. On the field just to the north of the State Hospital on 25th and D, Dominguez rolled to his right and hit a wide-open receiver as the GymClub defense shifted to Dominguez left.  McCrae…

The Quiet Leader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay, or Northeast Royals as they are called in the Oregon 7”s 7-on-7 league, had their chances against the Pro Baller 7-on-7 Blue team through the past few weeks.  But it wasn’t until Sunday in which they had gotten over the hump and defeated the team to close out…

Photos: Oregon 7’s 7-on-7

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– A few pictures from Sunday’s Oregon 7’s 7-on-7 games at McKay City Park. Photos By Jeremy McDonald

Dallas Kick-Off First 7-On Appearance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It was almost like a home game for the Dallas Dragons Football Team when the made the little drive over to the Independence Sports Park Sunday morning to partake in the Oregon 7’s 7-on-7 tournament. With their first tournament action of the season cut short mid-day with the cancelation…

Former McKay HC Sanderson Takes Central Job

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Mr. Intensity is back. After taking a year-off from coaching, the self-proclaimed basketball junkie in Dean Sanderson has returned to the High School realms as the new Head Coach of Central High School after Tim Kreta stepped down a month ago. “I’m looking forward to a new opportunity at…

McCarty’s GymClub Edges Lowery’s Titans For Oregon 7’s Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  McKay’s Northeast Royals 7-on-7 were an execution of a play or two away from possibly forcing overtime against the All-Star cast of GymClub Sunday afternoon at Amity High School.  The only kryptonite for the Royals, playing into GymClub’s benefit down the stretch in their championship victory on this day…

Competing In Springfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—North Salem’s India Watson experiences with Cross Country and gymnastics had helped steer the Viking Junior into the sport of Pole Vaulting. One sport gave her discipline in Cross Country. Gymnastics gave her the motivation in trying new and exciting things like Pole Vaulting. “Cross Country has given me discipline…

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…

Blue Shuts Door on Green 5-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The mixed bag of pitchers that the Blue team threw at the Green squad Monday evening had tamed the bats of their opposition until the last out of the game. Western Christian’s Owen Stalnaker got the starting nod on the bump as the Blue squad cycled out arms every…

Getting Better In Every Facet of The Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  They always say that pressure makes diamonds.  Iron sharpens Iron. For Brandon Reaves, being exposed to the competition of the National level was crazy for sure.  But it was definitely a good learning experience. “Nationals was like a wrench in my stomach the day that it came. I wasn’t…

Working On His Craft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Pitching is a mental game.  You got to get out of your way and just focus on getting the next out no matter the situation you are in. The last two years at Chemeketa Community College has helped out 2018 McKay-Grad Austin Brown in that aspect of his game…