McKay Girls Come Out Strong Versus Sprague In First League Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay came out on fire against Sprague Saturday evening. Both the Scots and the Olympians were looking for their first Mountain Valley Conference wins, McKay sitting 0-3 and Sprague at 0-2 entering their match-up in South Salem to close out another week of the season. Behind the 1-2 punch…

McKay Girls Battles At Hillsboro

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–  It was a long-time coming for McKay’s Tess Barnett and Sara Sargent when their goal of wrestling each other in a wrestling final came to fruition Saturday at Hillsboro High School. It wasn’t the Rick Herrin Classic sure, but the Battle at the ‘Boro was a good substitute on…

Short-Handed Storm Goes 2-1 At Chemeketa Holiday Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It is always a challenge when you are playing with a short bench. Playing with six girls this weekend for the Chemeketa Holiday Tournament, the Storm tipped off against Treasure Valley looking for their third-straight win after wins against the Simpson University JV squad and Shoreline Community College. And…

Top 7 Stories Of 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With New Years fast approaching the next week, it’s that time of the year to reflect on some of the interesting stories from this past year. But all-in-all, great moments as we enter 2020. Here is the Top 7 Stories of 2019: McKay’s Sanderson Steps Down. Say what you will about…

Scots Pick Up Second Win Of Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay just had to be patient entering the second half against Reynolds.  It’s just part of Head Coach Jim White’s system:  Be patient.  Pass the ball and wait for the best shot. Up four points against the Raiders pushing tempo, the Scots just had to reverse course in their 54-30…

From Alaska To Lower 48

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This time last year McKay junior Skye Miller was playing up in Anchorage, Alaska for East Anchroage, helping the Thunderbirds to a 13-11 record her sophomore year last season. Fast forward nearly a year, Miller’s down in the Lower 48 preparing for her first-year playing for a Lady Scots…

New Wrestling Coach, Young Team At Jefferson

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com JEFFERSON, Ore.–  It’s weird to think two years ago Troy Thomas was the Head Coach at McKay High School, seeing then-junior David Rubio reach the first of two State Finals and his lone State Title win. Fast forward two years and an assistant coaching stint at West Salem, Thomas is back…

Building From Last Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It’s hard to replace eight Seniors in general if you are a Varsity basketball program. It’s even harder when all eight played an important factor to getting to the 6A Play-in round that Winter of 2018 year for the McKay Scots Boys Basketball team. Malachi Sterling was a freshman swinging…

Mid-Willamette Conference Football Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Albany brought home some serious hardware in the league honors as Porter Philips won the offensive and defensive player of the year award.  The Bulldogs head Coach Brian Mehl (Coach of the Year) and assistant coach Linden Loren (Assistant Coach of the Year) won the coaching honors. Lebanon’s Gatlyn Anderson…

Entering State Coming Off Of History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It took 41 years, but it finally happened.  Officially. For a school that opened in 1979, five years after the first Girls State race took place in 1974, McKay finally has sent a girls’ Cross Country team to State. They technically made it in 2004, the freshman year of…

MVC Boys Soccer League Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem’s Andres Labate and Summit’s Simon Kidder won Player of the year. The Titans Eddy Soboll won Coach of the Year. Here is the Complete List: Player of the Year Andres Labate West Salem Simon Kidder Summit Coach of the Year Eddy Soboll West Salem First Team Goal…

MVC Girls Soccer All-League List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem’s Paige Alexander got Player of the Year honors while Titans Head Coach Whitney Pitalo got Coach of the Year.  Here is the complete Mountain Valley Conference list: Player of the year School: Paige Alexander West Salem Coach of the Year School:  Whitney Pitalo West Salem First team…