Barker The Lineman?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It’s weird to think the combination of starting Quarterback and Defensive End at the Varsity level in 6A. This season, McNary’s Erik Barker is returning to his Pop Warner roots for his Senior season playing Quarterback and Defensive End as the longtime QB1 of the Celtics took reps at…

Preseason Games To Watch For Around Greater Salem-Area

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So I approached this was solely focusing on preseason/non-league games going through the first four weeks of the season (September) in the general Greater Salem-area.  Some schools like Sheridan and Amity I included since I cover them ever so often to the best of my abilities. I did a ‘Good Travel…

McNary Rallies By Silverton 4-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Regann Donahue has been playing out of position this summer for the McNary Girls Soccer team this summer.  Instead of playing out in the center midfield region, the incoming senior found herself in goal for the Celtics for much of the summer. Wednesday night to close out the 4-H…

McNary Splits Friday’s Games At Mountainside HS

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Losing two major starters is no easy task at any classification.  For McNary, they’re entering this summer’s basketball action with the departure of Abbi Hawley and Sabella Alfaro to graduation as the Celtics look for the next floor leader for them entering this Winter. “It’s very key for us…

MVC Softball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary sweeps the Mountain Valley Conference honors with Taylor Ebbs winning Player of the Year, Faith Danner being the Pitcher of the Year and Celtic Head Coach Kevin Wise being Coach of the Year. Here is the complete honors list: First Team Lena Zahniser Bend 9 Pitcher Faith Danner McNary 12…

McNary Softball Advances To Sweet 16

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Sometimes all you need is that one lucky break to get back into your rhythm. Entering the sixth inning of their 5-4 win over North Medford in the 6A State Playoff Opener, McNary were down 4-1 to the Black Tornados.  North Medford found those offensive bounces when they needed…

Chemeketa Drops Final Regular Season Game, Regionals Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The game of baseball can be weird sometimes. For the first five innings in their four-game series finale versus Southwestern Oregon Community College, Banks-graduate Dalton Renne held a perfect game to his name as McNary-Grad’s Josh Benson scored the lone run second inning to hand Chemeketa a 1-0 lead….

South Salem Squeaks By McNary 3-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– South Salem’s Noah Ferguson found himself three outs from his fourth straight complete game Wednesday afternoon. It was finally a nice day in Salem, but neither team could land that decisive blow on the other.  Four runs were scored in total.  South led 3-1 over the Celtics as Ferguson…

South Defeats McNary 11-8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There was some frustrations on the part of McNary while some jubilation for South Salem after the Saxons 11-8 win Tuesday evening in South Salem. The frustrations for the Celtics laid in that they had just reeled in the Saxons 9-8 inning following a three-run sixth inning that featured…

McNary Softball Finishes Non-League 6-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Their preseason ended with one more challenge before the Mountain Valley Conference kicked off later this week against West Salem on Wednesday afternoon. Through the opening four-and-a-half innings Monday against fifth-ranked Westview at Mountainside High School, McNary’s defense limited the Wildcats seven runs a game offense to a Skylar…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 5

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honoree’s for April 5, 2019 include South Salem’s Kaiden Doten, Sprague’s Eva Hammond, West Salem’s Lucas Stanfield and McNary’s Taylor Ebbs. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem Baseball – Kaiden Doten. Kaiden, a…

South’s James, West’s Bertsch Co-POY. Saxon’s Lewis COY

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— South Salem’s Hilary James and West Salem’s Maddie Bertsch each were named Co-Players of the Year with the Saxons Adrian Lewis being named Coach of the Year after a 13-1 Mountain Valley Conference record and the MVC Conference title. “Honestly I’m happier that Hilary got POY, She is heck…