Woodburn’s Zamora Ready For Another Year At Chemeketa

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been nearly three years since Woodburn’s Carla Zamora battled through injury and showed her grit in the Bulldogs first-ever State Championship back in 2019 when they defeated Marist 1-0.  Playing slightly more than 66 minutes with five saves and was awarded Player of the Game honors for Woodburn…

Kantola’s 2020 Adventure

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  Given the circumstances of this year, Central-grad and Chemeketa Community College sophomore Kaleb Kantola made the most of the few pitching outings that he had this past Summer and Fall. For Kantola, who ended his High School career as a first team pitcher at the League and State level…

Facing, Catching The College Pitcher

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– It was a good change of pace for the NM Magic 16U squad Tuesday evening for practice. Come strolling in from a workout with the Chemeketa Community College Softball program was Newberg-grad and Storm Sophomore Jayden Yoder, warming up to throw a bullpen session against the group of girls…

Arritola Makes Debut For Portland Gherkins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  A new face joined the Portland Gherkins Tuesday afternoon at Bob Brack Stadium at North Marion High School. “Leading off from the University of Jamestown:  Blake Arritola.” Donning the light blue number eight, with his Chemeketa Community College batting helmet on, the future Jimmie outfield walked up for his…

Juarez, Titans Wakes Up Over Connally’s Bandits 6-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Noah Juarez’ laser of an arm from his shortstop position has been known for years as the Chemeketa soon-to-be-sophomore been getting his summer reps in with the Titans Baseball Club.  Showing off the cannon on several occasions in the four games the squad has played this summer. His time…

Preparing For The Dream

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  Chemeketa Freshman and Crescent Valley-grad Ethan Krupp will get a crack at making his hometown team this summer once, and hopefully when, the Corvallis Knights tip off the season here in a few weeks. The Storm pitcher signed to a 10-day contract once the season begins that will feature…

Chemeketa Volleyball Takes Rogue To Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa Volleyball may just be turning the corner coming out of their third NWAC South Region Game to Rogue Community College out of Grants Pass. Having battled through the injury bug, learning a new coaches philosophy in Paul Carter and a tough preseason slate, the Storm caught the Osprey’s…

Chemeketa Drops Final Regular Season Game, Regionals Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The game of baseball can be weird sometimes. For the first five innings in their four-game series finale versus Southwestern Oregon Community College, Banks-graduate Dalton Renne held a perfect game to his name as McNary-Grad’s Josh Benson scored the lone run second inning to hand Chemeketa a 1-0 lead….

Chemeketa Drop First 2 Against Everett

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa knew that Everett was going to be a tough challenge entering this weekend’s four-game series at home. But as they showed, rallying back from 7-1 down to drop a tough 7-6 first game and traded runs with the Trojans in the second game that included a Jackson Holstad…

Chemeketa Completes 4-Game Sweep Of Treasure Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Treasure Valley came out aggressively against Chemeketa Sunday afternoon for Game 3 of their four game series in Salem. The Storm’s Kyle Lund struck out six in six innings even though the score was not in the favor of Chemeketa who were behind 3-0 entering the bottom half of…

Chemeketa Volleyball Finishes Second In NWAC South Region

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.—With NWAC South Region Playoff positioning at stake for both Chemeketa Community College and Clackamas Community College Volleyball to close out the regular season, the question become where will the chips fall? The Cougars jumped out to a two sets to none lead on the Storm before Chemeketa rallied…

Lane CC Grinds Win Over SWOCC Men

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  Lane Community College had a way to ward off Southwestern Oregon Community College during the first half of Wednesday’s NWAC South Region battle. With the Titans needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt in the region and the Lakers in front of them a win was nesscary with…