Finding Ways To Honor Their Seniors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With four Seniors uncertain if they would play a single inning this Spring, North Salem Head Softball coach Jay Elders had an idea: Find ways to honor them somehow. Currently on their Facebook page, North Salem Vikings Varsity Softball, this week the Vikings squad will be spending a day…

Mid-Willamette Conference Boys Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Silverton’s David Gonzales won Player of The Year while Foxes Head Coach Jamie McCarty won Coach of the Year.  Silverton opens the 5A Playoffs Wednesday night against Willamette at 8:15pm.  South Albany plays Crater at 6:30 and West Albany plays Wilsonville at 3:15, all games are at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis….

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club For February 28

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honoree’s include two basketball players (Cole Hardy, South Salem and Gretchen Olson, South Salem), plus four swimmers coming off of strong performances at this past weekend’s State Swimming Meet. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is…

Garcia Picks Up First District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Antonio Garcia led 11-3 entering the third period over Central’s Gabriel Padilla Saturday evening at the Salem Armory.  But yet the Senior, who was on the verge of his first District Title in his four-year career, had found himself on his back with his knee being tending to. His…

North Salem Sends Three Girl Wrestlers To State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  North Salem’s sending three girls to the State Wrestling Meet at Veterans Memorial Collesum in Portland here in three weeks following Saturday’s OSAA Girls South Regional State Qualifier at Thurston High School. Emotions were there for Norely Lara, Quilaztli Miguel-Lapham and Gabrielle Tata Rodrigues of accomplishing the feat, but…

North Salem Splits At South Albany League Duals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Without Logan Basham in the line-up Wednesday evening for their twin-bill of matches at South Albany High School, the North Salem Wrestling team took an always tough West Albany team to the last match of the dual to decide the winner. While South Albany and Silverton wrapped up their…

Stayton Cools Down North Salem’s Hot Start In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The first quarter was probably of expected in the SCTC Holiday Classic Semi-final match as Stayton led North Salem 17-16 in the Eagles 63-40 win Friday night. The Vikings came out firing, hitting four first quarter three-pointers as Jonathan Daniel’s lay-in with three seconds left in the frame the…

Top 7 Stories Of 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With New Years fast approaching the next week, it’s that time of the year to reflect on some of the interesting stories from this past year. But all-in-all, great moments as we enter 2020. Here is the Top 7 Stories of 2019: McKay’s Sanderson Steps Down. Say what you will about…

Looking For The Repeat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– There is nothing more thrilling than going the distance and winning a State Championship. No, not just the distance, not overtime or double overtime, straight-up triple overtime and winning by a 3-2 decision over a guy you’ve battled three times before. North Salem’s Antonio Garcia did just that in…

Team Oregon Preparing For Hall Of Fame World Youth Championship Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The elements this time of the year can be really challenging in terms of trying to get a nice grip on the football. There are only a handful of practices left before the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade teams of Team Oregon travel to Canton, Ohio for the Hall of…

North Salem’s Season Comes To An End In Heartbreaking Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–  When Diodone Kilongo struck in the 70th minute, it was acculmation of hard work that North Salem had put in throughout the second half. Down 1-0 entering the second half to Hillsboro in their season ending 2-1 loss on the road, the Vikings set sail on the pressure with…

Mid-Willamette Conference Football Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Albany brought home some serious hardware in the league honors as Porter Philips won the offensive and defensive player of the year award.  The Bulldogs head Coach Brian Mehl (Coach of the Year) and assistant coach Linden Loren (Assistant Coach of the Year) won the coaching honors. Lebanon’s Gatlyn Anderson…