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…

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…