McNary Opens 6A Playoffs With 13-3 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Confidence was soaring for Ali Martinez following her Grand Slam home run in the first inning of McNary’s 13-3 win over Grants Pass Monday to open the 6A State Playoffs at McNary High School. It took the sophomore some time to find her groove this year, it wasn’t until…

Gearing Up For The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With the Spring portion of the off-season wrapping up and the Summer portion of the football off-season about to kick off, a lot of athlete’s took part in the Island Boy Camp’s 7-on-7 State Championship Tournament..  From the third-graders to the high school-level, it was one final opportunity to…

West Salem Stuns McNary Lacrosse In 2OT For League Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– This was what it was all about.  Championship Night. West Salem and McNary Lacrosse met up for the North Valley Championship Monday night and it was more intense than their previous meeting on April 29. It was tied at two at half, three after three as it came down…

SSBC Honorees For May 13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Maddie Dustin (Girls Golf), Sprague’s Sara Abbott (Girls Track), South Salem’s Rowan Thompson (Softball), McNary’s Emilie Vu McGee (Girls Tennis) and Sprague’s Chris Rogers (Baseball) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of May 13. Read the Press Release here: The Salem Sports and…

McNary Girls Lacrosse Wins Senior Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  For the last time this season, Sasha Thayer, Gurn Yoe, Miranda Brankley, Makenna Logan and Mia Logan got to play at McNary High School as members of the McNary Girls Lacrosse Club Friday night against Corvallis. “We were just really excited to get the win.  We definitely want to win,”…

McNary Lacrosse Advances To North Valley Title Game Against West Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Coming off of a stress fracture is no easy task and for McNary’s Aidan McCoy, it happened as he and his Celtic Lacrosse team were just about to kick off the 2022 season.  But as they kickoff the North Valley League Playoffs Thursday night against the Sprague-South Salem co-op…

Putting In The Off-season Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com VANCOUVER, Wash.–  The AAU season has kicked off for the Oregon Swish Girls Basketball team Saturday up at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Washington. Having gone 2-1 in their first time out with their lone defeat with a battle with The Pac Varsity in their second game before rebounding with a…

McNary Snaps Crater’s Eight-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  With their backs against the wall, the McNary softball answered the bell to pull off their fifth-straight win, this one against a quality 5A team of Crater from Central Point. Lacey Vasas and the Comets Alexis Perez led a defensive battle through the first four innings of the game…

Stayton’s Bridge, McNary’s Copeland Place At John Oliver Invitational

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  Stayton’s Hope Bridge is slowly piecing together with the Eagles entering the home stretch of their 2022 season. Two days after her 5:21.35 1,500-meter race against Woodburn and Newport, the junior distance runner was back at it Friday at the John Oliver Invitational at Central High School.  Competing in…

NPJ Host Signing Party Event

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  NPJ Volleyball hosted twenty of their athletes in the NPJ Sports Complex Monday evening.  Honoring the twenty volleyball athletes on their accomplishments of being able to continue and compete in the sport at the next level starting in the Fall. “I’m just really excited to be moving on and…

McNary Girls Lacrosse Battles In 11-7 Defeat To Grant

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– Sasha Thayer paced the McNary Varsity Girls Lacrosse team Monday night against the Grant JV Black team, scoring two of her three goals in the 11-7 defeat to the Generals early in the first half of the non-league contest to help the Celtics build a 3-1 lead. McNary, being…

SSBC Honorees For April 8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored Blanchet Catholic’s Ariel Davila (Softball), West Salem’s Brayden Sparkman (Boys Golf), Sprague’s Grant Strother (baseball), McNary’s Jake Allen (baseball), North Salem’s Taylor Suarez (softball) and West Salem’s Natalie Cunningham for the week of April 8. Here’s the press release The Salem Sports and Breakfast…