Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees For April 2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com For the Week of April 2, Mya Fry (South Salem, Girls Soccer), Taylor Ebbs (McNary, Volleyball), Nate Garcia, (West Salem, Football) and Josiah Davis (North Salem, Football) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week for the Week of April 2. Here is the…

Olys Take Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The first 22 minutes of the game saw Sprague jump out to a 3-0 lead on North Salem behind goals from Aspen DeConcini, McKenzie Wernicke and Madalyn Neufeld in the Olympians 6-1 victory over the Vikings Monday night in South Salem. Their second loss to West Salem, where their…

Salem-Keizer Dual Meets #3 Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem, Ore.–  Wednesday brought Senior Night in a unique set-up across Salem as the six Salem-Keizer schools ran a 3,000-meter race in their ‘dual’ set-up in the Salem-Keizer Dual Meet #3 race as each team honored their Seniors before going to Minto Brown Park and Bush Park to close out the…

Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton Cross Country Invitational Stayton had won the girls race as Hope Bridge (fourth), Maddy Mitzel (fifth) and Sarah Wolf (sixth) finished sixth as the Eagles finished with 36 team points.  Regis’ Julia McLoughlin won the girls race at 21:22, Scio’s Athena Lau (22:11) was second and Myranda Marquez of Woodburn…

Battling The Elements

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  They always say, it’s what you’re doing when they’re not watching is what makes you better. Saturday’s workout for GymClub and the teams of Island Boy Camp had brought some adversity with it with the elements.  The wind, the chill, the heavy drizzle that challenged the IBC teams and…

Central, North Salem Putting In Work In Springfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  As Central’s day ends against Mid-Willamette Conference-foe North Salem, both playing as ‘Central Football Club’ and ‘North Salem Football Club’, the Panthers Justin Girod lined up at quarterback while starting quarterback Chase Nelson was out at receiver. “I’ve never played quarterback before, but it was pretty fun coming out…

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…