Thursday Night Lights

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Pressure was on Yamhill-Carlton freshman Maddy Tuning entering the bottom of the seventh inning against the NM Magic 16U squad under the lights at North Marion High School. The 18U Tigers Rage squad, consisting mainly of the Tigers High School squad, were hanging onto a 10-9 lead on 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…

Bowling Tries Hand In Coaching

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– It’s the first-time in a long-time that 2015 North Marion-grad Brandi Bowling hasn’t played in a game or have to sit in a classroom setting. Tuesday evening, helping her father and current Huskie Head Coach Russell Bowling run a softball session with the current crop of North Marion softball…

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…

48th Annual OBCA State-Metro All-Star Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s an honor for sure to be apart of an historic event like the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association State-Metro All-Star Series. 2020 was suppose to be the 48th-year of the series, pinning the best 5A/6A women seniors and the best 2A-6A men seniors against one another in a fun…

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…

Final Time In The Uniform

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– In the twilight of their High School Prep careers, they get to wear the uniform one last time. South Salem’s Julius Scott had tied the game up in the top half of the first inning as a member of Team Lincecum Saturday night at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium. The RBI…

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…

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, …