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…

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, …

NM Magic 06’s Defense Holds Strong In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Ava Shaffer came in focused and ready to go in the NM Magic 06 14U pool play opener against the Oregon Wild Wild 06 14U in the Newberg Father’s Day Tourney at Jaquith Park Friday night. Through the first seven outs, Shaffer owned five strikeouts as her offense backed…

NM Magic 06 14U’s Rally Halted By Washington

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.– Call it first-day, first-game jitters but the NM Magic 06 14U found a way to end their first pair of games back in action with a rally of rallies. It was a matter of time before their offense came around for the 14U squad Sunday afternoon at the Darnell…

Huskies Richardson Signs With Briar Cliff

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion’s Kelsey Richardson has always wanted more.  Wanted to challenge herself in new, different ways. For her, her unique and complicated journey started her freshman year at Gaston High School, about fifteen minutes south of Forest Grove where she got her first taste of High School athletics. “I…

Wierstra Twins, Hansen Commit To Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—The Green Machine at North Marion find themselves sending three more athlete’s to college from the baseball diamond. It’s hard to not think of the Brack’s when you think of baseball in Oregon, especially in Northern Oregon. But even though the Spring season was cut short of it’s first game, …

Hard Work Pays Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–   “Everyone has worked too hard for me to not be successful”. It is true to the saying that it takes a village to raise a child.  For North Marion’s David Page, this day of his commitment to Shasta College was a long time coming.  Overcoming a rare wrist injury…

Nyquist, Ensign, Hammack Named To 4A Girls Basketball All-State Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Imagine being a Senior on a team that was young in Varsity minutes and having to step up as a leader. Stayton’s KJ Nyquist had to do just that adjusting into more of a leadership role her Senior Year as the Eagles, under first-year Head Coach Wendi Nyquist, as…

Boys Basketball Academic All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem, Silverton, North Marion, several Salem-area schools in the PacWest Conference in 3A, Tri-River and Central Valley Conference’s in 2A made the Academic Top 10 List For Boys Basketball this Winter. 6A Sherwood 3.8 West Salem 3.72 Barlow 3.68 Mountain View 3.68 Lincoln 3.65 Grants Pass 3.61 Bend 3.59 Cleveland…

Tri-Valley Conference Boys Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com In a crazy year, crazier things happened in the Tri-Valley Conference as Gladstone and North Marion had to battle it out for the number-one seed out of the league playoffs.  For their hard work Jude Ashpole (Gladstone) and Sergio Jimenez (North Marion) were named Co-Players of the Year and the Gladitors…

Tri-Valley Girls Basketball List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com North Marion Head Coach Trevor Bodine brought home Coach of the Year honors while Huskie Senior Katie Ensign won Player of the Year honors as North Marion host Stayton Friday. Gladstone plays Baker Friday night at 8:30pm and Madras travels to Cottage Grove Friday night for a 6pm tip against the…