NM Magic 16U Finish Fall Ball 13-13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It felt like a December day at North Marion High School Sunday evening with how the wind was whipping around the softball fields. With the sun fading off to the East on the twilight of the Fall Ball season, many played more than the 26 games the NM Magic…

It’s The Hat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  I’ve seen a lot through the last seven years, going on eight now, covering sports. Comebacks, buzzer beaters.  Hogs charging the field at halftime of a Homecoming Game even, that one ironically happened six-years ago on October 24, 2014 in California.  The Pig nearly took me out in the…

Allen Finds Groove With NM Magic 16U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Oregon City freshman Kaylee Allen has found her groove again. In the NM Magic 16U’s 8-0 opener against the NW Mayhem, the Pioneer pitcher struck out five and allowed a hit in the opening game win.  Giving Allen the confidence needed when she came back out for the final…

Ambush Hangs On For 9-7 Win Over NM Magic

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  The NM Magic 16U squad had just made the game interesting with two outs on the board against the Newberg Ambush Sunday night at the Crater Fields of the Darnell Sports Complex. It was the first weekend of the Fall Ball Sunday Games and the Ambush had just lived…

Fall Ball Is Coming

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HUBBARD, Ore.–  Fall Ball is coming. As their first game approaches August 30, the NM Magic were holding their try-outs as they break into the 16U realm on the heels of at their 14U summer that ended a few weeks ago. A solid turnout of about 15-18 girls came out to…

Back In The Dugout

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  You know when you get Neil Forste as a coach, the 1987 North Marion graduate will be looking for you to step up your game and live up to your potential.  You can see the after-effects of playing for Huskie-legend Randy Brack in his coaching. This summer has been…

NM Magic Splits Pool Play Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Heat is a tricky thing.  Espically when you’re going hard in it for four-, five hours. The NM Magic 06 14U squad had found a way however to walk away from the taxing heat with a split of their Pool Play games, drawing the Monarchs Black squad in the…

NM Magic Split Friday Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– The bats came through when they needed to for the NM Magic 06 14U on home turf Friday evening in their pool opener against the Newberg Ambush 14U. The squad found themselves playing on the Varsity field at North Marion High School following the cancellation of their tournament in…

NM Magic 06 14U Finishes Second In Silver Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.—It has become common theme to see the NM Magic 06 14U and the Oregon Thunder 14U at some point in a tournament. Last week when the two squads met, Ambur Livingston and her defense held the well-coached and hard-hitting Thunder squad to two runs and five hits in the…

Aggressive Play Leads To NM Magic’s Big Pool Play Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.– Strong base-running usually sets you up for success in the game of softball. It took until the third inning before the NM Magic 06 14U had recorded their first hit, an Ava Shaffer single with one out, but the Magic worked some softball magic in the meantime to hold…

Ambush Rallies, Holds Off NM Magic 06

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  You saw the game-experience with the NM Magic 06 14U as they looked to rebound after their close loss to the Seattle FP Club 4-2 Sunday morning in the Newberg Father’s Day Tournament. Playing against the Newberg Ambush 14U, playing in their first tournament of the year this weekend,…

Tough Defensive Battle To End Pool Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  It all you could hoped for.  A 2-0 14U game that felt like a High School playoff game to end the day. The NM Magic 06 14U found themselves on the losing end of one of the most intense games them or the Oregon Thunder 14U probably played this summer, …