McKay Takes Metro-Area Lineman Challenge Title, West Salem Seventh

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–  West Salem looked like they were keeping up with their Salem-counterparts in McKay in the Metro-Area Lineman Challenge at Hare Field Saturday in the Tug-of-War event to close out Saturday’s festivities. Anchored by Holden Whipple and with assistant coach Mike Baker and quarterback Jackson Lowery in their ear holes,…

Good Practice For The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WOODBURN, Ore.–  It’s rare when you get to practice wet ball situations during the dry days of summer.  But thanks to a rare summer storm system that rolled into the area Tuesday that turned the summer days into more of an October, midseason feel as the second week of 7-on-7 at…

Starting Strong, Finishing Strong

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The pressure was on for sure as the Salem Aftershock 16A squad opened the Electric Pink bracket of the Stars-and-Stripes tournament Sunday morning at Wallace Marine Park. Opening the tournament against the Sandy Thunder, a single loss would end their day in the single-elimination tournament.  But behind their strong…

Wrapping Up Kids Camp, Summer Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was the first time that McKay Girls Basketball Coach Jim White had put on a Kid’s Camp since he took over the Scots Girls Basketball program last summer. And the longtime coach who’s entering his second Winter as the McKay Head Coach, guiding them to eight wins in…

McCrae Takes Over Scots Basketball Program

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Replacing a long-time coach like a Dean Sanderson is a hard task to do just because of the expectations set moving forward beyond that long-time coach. For KJ McCrae, a McNary-grad who took over the program on an interm-basis, the challenge of getting McKay back in the win column…

Love Breaks School Record Twice In 300 Meter Hurdles

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  Wearing a McKay uniform from around 2012, the Scots Tyrus Love was inspired by a picture he saw of McKay-Graduate Manny Miranda wear a few short years ago to wear the uniform Saturday afternoon at Mt. Hood Community College. “My ideal Manny Miranda…I saw a picture of him rocking…

Doing It For Cade

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.– As she prepared for her finals throw of her season, of her High School Track career, McKay’s Shay Coons kept in mind of her brother Cade Coons. Cade Coons passed away recently as Coons was finishing up her High School Track and Field season and as she launched her…

MVC Softball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary sweeps the Mountain Valley Conference honors with Taylor Ebbs winning Player of the Year, Faith Danner being the Pitcher of the Year and Celtic Head Coach Kevin Wise being Coach of the Year. Here is the complete honors list: First Team Lena Zahniser Bend 9 Pitcher Faith Danner McNary 12…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honoree’s For May 3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Noah Ferguson (South Salem), The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem baseball – Noah Ferguson. Noah, a senior, is a pitcher for the 6-2 Saxons. Noah has five wins against no losses on…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 19

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are April 19’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club’s Athlete’s of the Week.  This week’s Honoree’s are North Salem’s Aaliyah Fitzke, South Salem’s Delaney Keith, McKay’s Ramiro Gonzalez and West Salem’s Zariya Powell. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from North Salem…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 12

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Sprague’s Elise Abbott, North Salem’s Cameron Kallhoff, McKay’s Brian Coburn and West Salem’s Jenny Ball. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from Sprague Girls Track and Field – Elise Abbott. Elise, a senior,…

McKay’s Love Takes 110 Hurdles, Long Jump. Coons PR’s In Javelin Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALOHA, Ore.– That faint, light blue line on the blue track at Aloha High School presented a challenge for McKay Junior Tyrus Love Saturday afternoon during the Aloha Preview in terms of footing purposes. But Love, who finished fourth at the old Greater Valley Conference District Meet as a sophomore, adjusted…