McCarty’s GymClub Edges Lowery’s Titans For Oregon 7’s Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  McKay’s Northeast Royals 7-on-7 were an execution of a play or two away from possibly forcing overtime against the All-Star cast of GymClub Sunday afternoon at Amity High School.  The only kryptonite for the Royals, playing into GymClub’s benefit down the stretch in their championship victory on this day…

Vandals Set Pace Early Versus Bat Company

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It didn’t ring home until towards the end of the NW Vandals 16U’s 14-0 win over the Bat Company 18-Loiler Saturday night was the uniqueness of the first three batters of BC’s lineup. They were all left-handed batters.  Aliyah Wiltsey (West Salem), Carley Schlag (Sprague) and Peyton Foreman (Central)…

Vasas, Vandals Over Cole’s Blaze United

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Central’s Emily Cole has continued to prove herself as a work-horse in the circle once more as the Oregon Blaze United 18U squad wrapped up pool play at the Jag Labor Day Classic at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. When she entered the game against a hard-hitting NW…

Alvarado Strikes Out 15 In Complete Game Effort

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  All it took Thursday morning was a hit to get South Salem’s Ricky Alvarado into his zone on the bump at Volcanoes Stadium against Parkside. It wasn’t a hit against him.  By all means it helped his cause when he returned to the rubber in the bottom half of…

GymClub Reaches Pylon 7-on-7 Semi-Final

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  The members of the GymClub HS 7-on-7 squad barely had a chance to get to know each other Saturday prior to the start of the Pylon 7-on-7 tournament at the Hamlin Sports Complex. But they made the most of the opportunity in the one-day tournament, reaching the Semi-Final round…

The Up-And-Coming Setter

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.- The setter in volleyball is best described as the quarterback, the point guard, of the court. So much is demanded of them for the success of the team. Silverton freshman Alexis Haury has already made a name for herself as a setter long before stepping foot on the High…

Fall Ball Has Arrived

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Fall Ball has arrived. The first round of ballgames took to the Lyle Sports Complex in Dallas Saturday, the start of a two-day round-robin series of games as teams see what they have entering the next few weeks of Fall softball. “It was good to see everybody, meet everybody…

Green Scores In Extras For 6-4 Win Over Blue

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It was hard for sure to follow the performance that McNary’s Danny Okada had in seven-innings of work. The Celtic Senior struck out four over the first seven innings of the game, but his 105-pitch count had knocked the Green Squad’s pitcher out of the game going into the eighth…

Gherkins Pitchers Combined For 14K’s In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The Portland Gherkins may have found a perfect combinations of pitchers in the Wild Wild West League Sunday. The trio of Cameron Hagan (West Salem), Kaleb Kantola (Central) and Carl Rumbaugh (McNary) combined for 14 strikeouts against the Gresham GreyWolves at Bob Brack Stadium in the Gherkins 5-4 win…

Blue Bounces Back Over Green 4-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Green squad had brought the bats Sunday in their 14-2 win over Blue, but the Blue squad came back to work Monday at Holland Youth Park looking to rebound as McNary’s Eben Mayer got the nod versus Sprague’s Dom Krummen. The squads were playing in the sweltering sun,…

NW Vandals 16U Land Seven Ruthian Blast In Three Wins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It seems as if the Murderers’ Row of the 1927 New York Yankees now have some competition with the NW Vandals 16U softball team. Weird to think about, but the bats of the Vandals have struck gold whenever their bats have made good contact with the ball this Summer….

Mayer Strikes Out 12, Blue Walks It Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McNary’s Eben Mayer has been on a rail in his last two starts for the Blue team coming out of Monday’s 1-0 win over the Green Team. Last Monday, the Celtic incoming Junior dueled Scio’s Toby Mask with the Blue squad edging the Green team 4-3 off a Blake…