Kennedy Wins Showdown With North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—This was probably one of the premier games of the day, week and perhaps the year that happened Saturday afternoon. North Marion and Kennedy baseball.  Powerhouse in 4A and Powerhouse in 2A/1A.  Together.  On the ionic field at Bob Brack Field at North Marion High School. The 2-1 ball game…

Local Track Results

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Local Teams from the Greater Salem-area were in competition Saturday at the Amity and Philomath Invitationals. Here are some Highlights from those two meets of the local teams. Amity Invitational (3A/4A) Wyatt Hatch won the 100-, 200-meter dashes at the Amity Invite Saturday.  Kennan Graham won the High Jump (six-feet) and…

North Marion Hangs On For 6-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  The pressure was on North Marion Thursday evening at Bob Brack Field at North Marion High School.  The tying run was ninety-feet away, go-ahead run was 180-feet from home when Dawson Schrenk came in for relief of Will Van Vlek in what would end up being a 3-2 Huskie…

Huskies Advance To Championship Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  North Marion was not going to be denied this season in reaching the 4A Championship game in this shortened season.  It didn’t come easy as they advanced to the Finals following their 4-2 PK victory over Philomath Thursday afternoon at Crescent Valley High School, but they found a way…

Huskies Rebound With 8-0 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion went back to work Monday afternoon banged up with injuries, but here they were finding a way to getting back on track defeating Madras 8-0 back on home turf. “We’re not just stretching extra, but (Head) Coach (Ben) Bonser is doing extra subbing.  We’re really using our…

Bringing The Energy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Lindy Wing knows a thing or two of the game of Volleyball.  Playing it.  Coaching it. But now she’s taking over the program she not too long ago was a player on at her alma mater at North Marion High School.  A year ago, she was an assistant under…

North Marion’s Hammack Signs With New Mexico State University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  It was the icing on the cake on the eve of her Senior Year of soccer starting.  North Marion’s Mya Hammack made it official Sunday afternoon on a homemade indoor basketball court, signing her Letter of Intent to play soccer at Division-1 New Mexico State University. Signing on the…

Welch Commits To North Idaho For Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion’s Hailey Welch joined teammate Dani Christenson in taking their talents to their next level, committing to the NWAC East Region’s North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Continuing the game that Welch has played since she was five years old that has developed her drive and passion…

North Marion’s Christenson Commits To UCC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—North Marion’s Dani Christenson will be taking her talents to the next level, committing to Umpqua Community College in Roseburg for next season. Having played for the Huskies, playing as a right wing, North Marion went 11-4-2 in 2019 during her Junior Year.  Reaching the 4A State Semi-Final Round before…

Payton’s Journey

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  North Marion’s Payton Meyers has shown some potential and talent during his sophomore season with the Huskies this past Winter.  On a team that went 20-5 overall, reached the 4A Quarterfinals and were close to a Tri-Valley Conference Title.  Falling to Gladstone 58-54 in the conference tiebreaker as both…

Best Of 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As the year draws to a close, usually it means a time to reflect.  For me, I usually like to share a few stories I wrote over the past 12 months that have some significance to them from the year.  With how 2020 has been, it’s hard to imagine even ten…

Netter’s Ride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  For a four-week span, everything felt as normal as it can be while North Marion’s Megan Netter. Her teammates Jaydan Sahlin and Mackenzie Agnew and Canby’s Kaiya Steyskal were at The Hoop in Salem playing in the NPJ’s Quads League back in September.  It was fun just getting back…