Valley Capitals Go 2-1 In Rose City Rumble Winter League Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILWAUKIE, Ore.–  The Salem-based Valley Capitals slowly came to life late in their Rose City Rumble Winter League, hosted by EForce, opener against ETA Silver starting with a West Salem Brooks Ferguson touchdown strike. Ferguson’s touchdown strike with under three minutes left in the game was followed by a defensive stand…

Horn’s Resiliency

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Entering her Senior Year at North Salem, the Vikings softball catcher Kaitlyn Horn has learned not to take anything for granted.  Last season, her Junior year, being canceled, taught her how to be resilient and not to take anything for granted when it comes her way. “With knowing how…

IBC 11th-Annual Turkey Bowl Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The 50-burgers were flying around like reindeer on Christmas Eve Sunday afternoon at Dominguez Park in North Salem. It was the 11th-annual IBC Turkey Bowl in the park off of D Street and 25th, seeing all three of their games go to extra’s on the seven-on-seven and the ‘Coaches/Adult’ team…

Bringing Back The Trophy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  A quick three-point interception and a touchdown pass had put the seventh-, eighth-grade Island Boy Club squad the IBC Elite led 10-0 in the 14U Championship bout of the MVP 7-on-7 Turkey Bowl Tournament Saturday afternoon. Two days after the Thanksgiving holiday, ten teams met at the Hamlin Sports…

Stepping Up To The Plate

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The big thing of note this past weekend’s Oregon 7’s 7-on-7 tournament was that of North Salem. Playing without two of their receivers and their quarterback in TC Manumaleuna out due to an combine happening Sunday, the Vikings ‘North Salem Football Club’ as they are playing under in the…

Titans Run Ends In Semi-Finals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore. — In West Salem’s Titan Black’s victory over Pro Baller 7v7 Red Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park, a Pro Baller’s coach pointed out to his cornerback in front of him that Titan’s Jack Bennett was ‘there best guy right there;. Bennet, lining up at receiver next to the…

Celts Hold Off Southridge Club For ‘Ship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The Celtic Football Club of McNary Brayden Copeland was in the middle of the Celts big 14-7 win over the Southridge Eight Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park. Coming off a three-hour lay-over, waiting for whoever came through the bracket to play them in the Championship Game, McNary had picked…

Enjoying The Moment

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Like many Seniors, it wasn’t how recent North Salem-graduate Alexis Figueroa had imagined her High School career would end.  But she had made up for it over the Summer and Fall ball seasons to make things right as she starts her collegiate career at the College of the Siskiyous…

Dallas Kick-Off First 7-On Appearance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It was almost like a home game for the Dallas Dragons Football Team when the made the little drive over to the Independence Sports Park Sunday morning to partake in the Oregon 7’s 7-on-7 tournament. With their first tournament action of the season cut short mid-day with the cancelation…

McCarty’s GymClub Edges Lowery’s Titans For Oregon 7’s Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  McKay’s Northeast Royals 7-on-7 were an execution of a play or two away from possibly forcing overtime against the All-Star cast of GymClub Sunday afternoon at Amity High School.  The only kryptonite for the Royals, playing into GymClub’s benefit down the stretch in their championship victory on this day…

Getting Back Into The Gym

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Volleyball is back in session in its court.  Well sort of. Monday marked the first day of the first session of the NPJ’s ‘quad’ league.  Four-on-four volleyball at The Hoop in South Salem. Split up into two hour-and-a-half sessions, eight teams of four girls, 64 total in the indoor…

Competing In Springfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—North Salem’s India Watson experiences with Cross Country and gymnastics had helped steer the Viking Junior into the sport of Pole Vaulting. One sport gave her discipline in Cross Country. Gymnastics gave her the motivation in trying new and exciting things like Pole Vaulting. “Cross Country has given me discipline…