West Salem Shuts Door On McNary For Seventh-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  West Salem once again found a way of getting it done when it matters the most.   In games past since Central Valley Conference league play started, they’ve pulled away from South Salem, hung on against Sprague and against McNary, rolled with the waves of the high’s and the low’s…

McNary Rallies For OT Win Over Sprague

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was no quit for the McNary Boys Basketball team in Wednesday’s Central Valley Conference opener with Sprague on the road.  Raising to the occasion faced with two large deficits in a hostile environment, the Celtics found a way to calm the noise and fought through the pressure through Overtime…

McNary Improves to 3-1 After Bend Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The McNary defense has been spot on this year as they relied on their press and trap front to aid them in their third win of the young season, defeating former conference opposition in Bend Tuesday night 48-18. Coming off of their first defeat of the year this past…

CVC Boy’s Soccer Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary’s Hudson Brunk won Player of the Year while Celtics Miguel Camarena won Coach of the Year. West Salem’s Angel-Nicolai Herrera won Goalkeeper of the Year honors. Here’s the Complete List: First TeamHudson Brunk McNary MF 12Johann Singh Sanchez McNary MF 12Jonathan Ruiz McNary MF 10Aldair Cruz Barocio McNary MF 12Fernando…

CVC Girls Soccer Honors

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Maggie Lapray was Goalkeeper of the Year and Player of the Year for the Central Valley Conference. Sprague’s Francisco Marinez-Cruz and West Salem’s Benje Orozco were Co-Coaches of the Year First TeamTessa Fisher McNary M 12Kaelynn King McNary D 10Ashley Ramirez Garcia North Salem D 11Maeve Morris South Salem…

The Beacons Announces 2023 Class

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Beacons have announced their nine-members of their 2023 class. Here’s the press release: “The Beacons” – sponsored by the Salem-Keizer High School Sports Booster Club is proud to announce our 2023 “class”. Below are our nine Beacons – 6 “School Beacons” and 3 “Community Beacons”. Included is a bit of information…

CVC Volleyball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Kayleigh Carpenter won Central Valley Conference Player of the Year while Sprague Head Coach Anne Olsen won Coach Of the Year. Here’s the Complete List: First Team Emily Blagg McNary 12th MB  Kayleigh Carpenter South Salem 12th OH  Maddie Corpe McNary 12th S  Sidney Friesen Sprague 12th OH  Brooksie…

Sprague Volleyball Takes Central Valley Conference Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– McNary didn’t make it easy for Sprague to win the Central Valley Conference title Thursday night on their Senior Night. The Olympians held a one-game advantage on the Celtics, and a McNary win would draw them even as the league season draws to a close next week.  But, as…

SSBC Honorees For Week of September 23

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary’s Emily Blagg (Volleyball), West Salem’s Morgan Dorsey-DuQuesne (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Rubi Morrissette (Volleyball), McKay’s Abdoulie Jallow (Boys Soccer) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of September 23. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week from McNary Volleyball is Emily…

Chemeketa Women’s Soccer Rebounds For Fourth League WIn

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  It’s been a week since their first NWAC South Region loss to Portland Community College, but over that week the Chemeketa Community College Women’s Soccer team took that 1-0 defeat to heart as they came back out Saturday afternoon to take on Lane Community College.  A game in which the…

Chemeketa Shuts Out Umpqua 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  North Marion-grad Danielle Christenson showed off her toughness in Umpqua Community College’s tough 2-0 defeat to Chemeketa Wednesday afternoon.  Taking a ball off the head  while defending and a cleat to the calf while trying to clear a ball out of the net, putting her body on the line…

Chemeketa Hands Linn-Benton Second Set Defeat Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  The Chemeketa Volleyball team had done something that only Yakima Valley had done once this season and that’s to take a set from the defending NWAC Champions in Linn-Benton.  The Storm did so in a big rallying fashion, turning a 18-11 deficit into the 25-23 result that followed and…