NW Vandals 14U Holds Off Bat Company For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t necessarily their best stuff, but they did finish Saturday’s pool play at the Stars ‘n’ Stripes Tournament with a win. The NW Vandals 14U, coming off a close 4-2 defeat to the Trickel 14U Lady Kingers Saturday morning at Wallace Marine Park, saw incoming Sprague sophomore Stella…

Hyre, Vandals 18U Belt Five Homers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With the Fourth of July just right around the corner, the NW Vandals 18U squad brought out the fireworks in the Stars ‘n’ Stripes opening day Friday morning with their bats. The Vandals, in their first day back on the diamond, launched five home runs in pool play; three…

Covalt Returns, Wilsey Strikes Out Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– Torn labrums are no fun. Surgery. Recovery. Getting cleared and the green light to return. The process sucks. But, as the summer softball season kicked off for the NW Vandals 16U Saturday at Keizer Little League Park, McNary’s Abbi Covalt returned to the diamond with her squad nearly a…

Ebbs Wins Oregon Gatorade Softball Player Of The Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  McNary’s Taylor Ebbs picked up a major award entering her Senior Season with the Celtics: Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for Oregon. The organization picks out Top 5 nominations and send out an email to the coaches letting them know they have a player on the list.  The…

Aiming For Another League Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It’s a double-edge sword for the McNary Softball team entering this Spring in hopes to having the opportunity to repeat as Mountain Valley Conference-Champions. It’ll be hard to replace pitching, as MVC Pitcher of the Year Faith Danner graduated after the Celtics finished 20-9 overall and 13-1 in league,…

MVC Girls Basketball League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Hilary James won Player of the Year. Kaycee Brown of Bend won Defensive Player of the Year and the Saxons Adrian Lewis won Coach of the Year. First TeamKaycee Brown BendCaitlin Wheeler BendSkye Miller McKayLeah Doutt McNaryBailey Dickerson Mountain View Hillary James South SalemVictoria Stafford South SalemPaige Alexander West…

West Salem Denied McNary’s Fourth Quarter Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– The question became, up 13 entering the fourth quarter without Justin Scoggins and Holden Whipple, could West Salem avoid the Groundhog Day Effect in their 66-63 win Tuesday night? Scoggins has been battling a pre-stress fracture since about Christmas while Whipple’s been out since early on in the third…

South Salem Takes Sole Possession Of MVC-Lead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The question became who will embrace this moment and set the tone first when South Salem and McNary tipped off Saturday night. The Saxons gym was packed, the DJ was in the house and spinning for this big moment between the two squads who stood 12-3 overall and 5-0…

McNary Stuns West Salem In Comeback Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those games where the well ran dry for one team and filled for the other. West Salem held roughly an 15-point lead on McNary early in the third quarter before the Celtics had cut it down to four two minutes into the fourth quarter Friday…

Meithof, McNary Takes Medford Tournament Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  McNary didn’t start the way this wished at the Abby’s Tournament at North Medford High School Thursday. At one point in their 75-48 win over Roseburg, advancing to Friday night’s semi-final round, the Celtics saw the Indians turn their 18-8 first quarter lead into a 24-21 lead “We just…

Team Oregon Preparing For Hall Of Fame World Youth Championship Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The elements this time of the year can be really challenging in terms of trying to get a nice grip on the football. There are only a handful of practices left before the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade teams of Team Oregon travel to Canton, Ohio for the Hall of…

MVC Football Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcodnald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– McNary Head Coach Jeff Auvinen got Coach of the Year honors while Junior Walling (Defensive Player of the Year), Bend’s Nate Denney (Offensive Player of the year) got the player awards. Here is the complete list starting with the offensive line. OFFENSE Offensive Tackle First team: Nic Shepherd McNary…