Valley Track Club Starts ‘Run Club’ For Middle Schoolers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Valley Track Club has started a ‘Run Club’ for middle school student-athletes with the hopes of keeping kids active and getting them outside. The Run Club was developed with former Corban University athlete Hannah Clarizio, who was a distance and steeplechase competitor, joining the team. “I was a late bloomer when…

#ValleyStrong

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The #ValleyStrong movement has started with the Valley Track Club this Spring. With the recent cancellations of the OSAA Spring Sports season due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Founder and Director Ron Koskondy has found a way to combat the cancelation through the club. They’re a community club that started…

Cascade Middle School 8th-Graders Roars To Life For 25th Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  There’s something special about this Cascade Middle School eighth-grade team, there’s no doubt or surprise about it. The talent and ability has been evitied since seventh-grade when they had their first school undefeated season. Now as eighth-graders, entering their last home game before going to the High School-level, they…

Santiam 8th-Girls Basketball Finishes Season Undefeated

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.–  The team who have been playing with one another since the first-, second-grade got it done Monday night at home: The Undefeated Season. With the closest games coming against Scio Middle School, Santiam Middle School’s high-octane offense and defense similar to that of what even Scio Middle runs…

Wrapping Up The First Part Of The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Middle School has an unique set of rules when it comes to playing games.  Up 20, you can’t press.  Up 30, automatic running clock. Right before halftime, Cascade Middle School cracked that 20-point lead thresthold over Neil Armstrong with clean, crisp passes on offense that led to points and…

Photo Gallery: Scio Middle School Girls Basketball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– A few pictures from Scio Middle School’s game versus Jefferson Monday afternoon at Centennial Elementary School. Photos By Jeremy McDonald

Scio Middle School Overcomes Rusty Start Against Blanchet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– In their first-game back since the Thanksgiving break, you could tell there was some rust in their game during the opening half game against Blanchet Catholic, but once they came out for the second-half though against the Lady Cavaliers, it was a whole different ball game. Call it a…

PHOTO GALLERY: Stayton Middle/Cascade Jr High Boys Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here are some pictures from Monday’s Stayton Middle School/Cascade Jr. High School Boys Soccer game.  Feel free to take them and use them!  Just credit me for them please! Jeremy McDonald is a professional sports journalist in the Salem/Portland area and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalist in…