McNary Sweeps Season Series With West

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 SALEM, Ore.—With 14 players all season, West Salem had found themselves two points behind McNary for third-place in the conference standings and had settled in following Fisher Vanslyke third minute goal in the 4-1 defeat to the Celtics Monday night. Their 4-4-2 formation had challenged McNary’s aggressive style for the first-half…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees For April 2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com For the Week of April 2, Mya Fry (South Salem, Girls Soccer), Taylor Ebbs (McNary, Volleyball), Nate Garcia, (West Salem, Football) and Josiah Davis (North Salem, Football) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week for the Week of April 2. Here is the…

West Salem JV Rolls In Win Over McNary JV

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It was a slow start to the game Saturday afternoon for the West Salem JV offense, but once they got things rolling it was like Heath Ledger’s Joker going ‘here we go’. A Judah Aliffua-Brody McMullen 65-yard touchdown connection got the Titans on the board late in the first…

Salem-Keizer Dual Meets #3 Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem, Ore.–  Wednesday brought Senior Night in a unique set-up across Salem as the six Salem-Keizer schools ran a 3,000-meter race in their ‘dual’ set-up in the Salem-Keizer Dual Meet #3 race as each team honored their Seniors before going to Minto Brown Park and Bush Park to close out the…

Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton Cross Country Invitational Stayton had won the girls race as Hope Bridge (fourth), Maddy Mitzel (fifth) and Sarah Wolf (sixth) finished sixth as the Eagles finished with 36 team points.  Regis’ Julia McLoughlin won the girls race at 21:22, Scio’s Athena Lau (22:11) was second and Myranda Marquez of Woodburn…

McNary’s Gaytan Signs With Corban

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  McNary’s Miguel Gaytan will be taking his soccer talents to the next level.  Joining former Capital FC coach Tim Kagey at Corban University next season after the Class of 2021 Senior finishes up his final season in Celtic Blue. “Honestly it feels amazing, yeah it is different but I’m…

Battling The Elements

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  They always say, it’s what you’re doing when they’re not watching is what makes you better. Saturday’s workout for GymClub and the teams of Island Boy Camp had brought some adversity with it with the elements.  The wind, the chill, the heavy drizzle that challenged the IBC teams and…

Nease The Pitcher

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–For a pitcher, it’s these moments that you strive for with all the eyes on you.  McNary Senior Aaron Nease went to the Lone Star State of Texas to participate in the Baseball Factory Preseason All-America Event as a Pitcher Only out in Cypress, Texas. Having shown his athleticism on…

GymClub, Valley Capitals At Rose City Rumble Sunday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  Every rep counts towards preparing for Las Vegas here in a month for the boys of the IBC GymClub as they came down to the wire against the Breed-squad from EForce. Canby’s Chance Miller had scored a receiving touchdown from McNary’s Jack McCarty and turned a Pick-6 to hand…

Valley Capitals Go 2-1 In Rose City Rumble Winter League Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  The Salem-based Valley Capitals slowly came to life late in their Rose City Rumble Winter League, hosted by EForce, opener against ETA Silver starting with a West Salem Brooks Ferguson touchdown strike. Ferguson’s touchdown strike with under three minutes left in the game was followed by a defensive stand…

IBC 11th-Annual Turkey Bowl Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The 50-burgers were flying around like reindeer on Christmas Eve Sunday afternoon at Dominguez Park in North Salem. It was the 11th-annual IBC Turkey Bowl in the park off of D Street and 25th, seeing all three of their games go to extra’s on the seven-on-seven and the ‘Coaches/Adult’ team…

Helping Those In Need

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The season of giving has arrived across the world. McNary High School Head Softball coach Kevin Wise has supported local causes before, more at the micro-level.  But never has done anything a macro-level like this before in helping an orphanage in Afghanistan.  The idea came around when Wise, who’s…