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…

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…

Running It Back: McNary Win’s MVC Title Second-Straight Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  They clinched it at home last year, now McNary has clinched the Mountain Valley Conference at home following their 35-15 win over South Salem Friday night. ‘Back-to-back’ was heard as the student section stormed the Saxon turf field as the Celtics, after their tough preseason, have wheeled off four-straight…

SK-Beacons To Host Feburary 1 Event

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  On February 1, 2020, the Salem-Keizer Beacons will host, through the Salem-Keizer High School Sports Booster Club, will honor their second class of Beacon honorees. This year’s honoree’s (and their respective schools) are: Rick Herrin (McKay), Pam and Bob Zielinski (McNary), Dr. Gib Gimore (North Salem), Dave Johnson (South…

MVC Volleyball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com  SALEM, Ore.– Sprague’s Bridgette Smith was named Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year and Olympian Head Coach Anne Olsen was named Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year.   Sprague and Summit both finished 9-1 in MVC league play for Co-League Champion honors as both host home-openers Wednesday for the first…

McNary Hands #4 Summit Its Second Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Rankings are just a number at this point of the season when the fourth-ranked Summit Storm came over the hill to play a McNary team that was ranked 27th entering Friday afternoon. Nonetheless the Celtics had to step up their game in the 1-0 win over Summit To snap…

Week 5 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With league schedules underway starting last week with the exception of the 6A Salem Schools which start officially next week, here are my picks for this week: Last week:12-2 Season: 37-18 6A McNary over South Medford by 3 West Salem over Beaverton by 5 5A McKay over North Salem by 14…

Week 3 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last week was a tough week for me going 7-7 in picking games, but I’m hoping this week will be better.  Here’s my picks including Chemawa’s season opener at home versus Central Linn Friday. Last Week:7-7 Season:  17-11 6A: McNary over Tualatin  by 4 West Salem over Grant by 3 5A…