The Challenge Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Every year there’s adversity to replace Seniors.  Who’s going to step up and who’s going to fill in. North Salem Volleyball, entering their second season in 5A, went from the old-Greater Valley Conference to probably the toughest conference in the State let lone 5A in the Mid-Willamette Conference.  They…

Hamilton Returns To Dodgers As Coach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Cole Hamilton found himself in a familiar, yet different role two-and-a-half months removed from Tommy John surgery Thursday afternoon. He was known as a leader for North Salem during his time playing for Chris Lee, but now the 20-year-old who’s healing up after suffering the injury throwing during a drill…

North Salem Hands Lee Final Home Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It was quite possibly the last time that the North Salem home crowd would get to see Chris Lee coach a home game after 20 years at the helm of the Vikings baseball program. Following his announcement earlier this week of his departure from the baseball program he’s been the…

Hyre’s Two Homer Game Helps Central Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Entering the fourth inning of the Mid-Willamette Conference game between Central and North Salem at Scio High School, a new face entered the circle for the Vikings in Karaline Pfeifer. Jazmine Young, or Jazzy, had battled through an lower leg issue throughout the game and couldn’t continue with the…

Dallas Takes Two From North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The opening game of their doubleheader with Dallas was a great bounce back game for North Salem following their game versus Corvallis Tuesday afternoon. Jazzy Young pitched five innings of one run ball in the opening 2-1 defeat to the Dragons Wednesday afternoon with the difference in the game…

North Salem’s Dixon Qualifies For OHSET State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.– Having already qualified to State in In-Hand Trail, North Salem’s Emily Dixon took full advantage of Saturday’s Obstacle Course with Fancy as practice entering the Big Show in May at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond Mother’s Day Weekend. “We’ve been doing very good.  She’s a pro at it…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 19

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here are April 19’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club’s Athlete’s of the Week.  This week’s Honoree’s are North Salem’s Aaliyah Fitzke, South Salem’s Delaney Keith, McKay’s Ramiro Gonzalez and West Salem’s Zariya Powell. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from North Salem…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For April 12

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Sprague’s Elise Abbott, North Salem’s Cameron Kallhoff, McKay’s Brian Coburn and West Salem’s Jenny Ball. The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from Sprague Girls Track and Field – Elise Abbott. Elise, a senior,…

Dallas Pulls Away From North Salem 10-5

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  North Salem’s Dylan Ebbs wheeled and dealed out on the mound over the opening three innings of Dallas’ 10-5 explosive win Friday afternoon on home turf. The Senior Vikings pitcher held the Dragons to a Wyatt Bateman base-hit in the opening inning with North Salem turning the order in…

Sprague Rallies To Stun North Salem In Extras

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– The last out can be the hardest out to get. And for North Salem, they were one pitch away with two outs on Sprague up 5-0 Tuesday to seal up their fourth win of the season. But, as the Olympians showed in their 6-5 comeback win in nine innings…

North Salem Goes 2-2 In Medford

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Jasmine Young found herself throwing upwards of 400 pitches over the past two days as the North Salem freshman was just finding ways to helping her team.  Her last pitch resulted in a strikeout to end the sixth inning in a 3-2 deficit to California’s Del Norte to give…

Silverton’s Big 2nd Difference In Win Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—For the second-time this season, the Silverton defense came out slow out of the gate and it allowed North Salem to take full advantage of it with two quick runs in the opening frame of the game Tuesday afternoon. It’s weird to think, in the Foxes 8-3 win, that two…