Leaving It All Out There

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Walking into the game with two outs in the third inning, 2019 South Salem-grad and Chemeketa Community College Elijah Enomoto-Haole knew that this was probably his last outing as a baseball player. As he forces a ground-out to end the third inning, halting the Linn-Benton Community College rally that turned…

Kleinschmit, Chemeketa Shuts Out Clackamas For Series Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Dylan Kleinschmit has been on a tear his freshman year at Chemeketa Community College. Coming into this Spring, the 2021 Trojan graduate was slotted to be a reliever for the Storm.  His first two appearances were in relief before picking up his first start March 18 against the…

West-Grad Bertsch Receives Second All-Defensive Team Selection

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  2019 West Salem-grad Maddie Berstch finished off her Junior College Women’s Basketball career strongly with her second-straight NWAC Southern Region All-Defensive Team. Her game definitely has changed since her days playing with the Titans, it took an adjustment period for her to adjust to the high expectations with Lane…

Linn-Benton Sweeps Chemeketa To Open Season 4-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  The Linn-Benton Community College baseball team picked up from where they left off from their 30-9 Spring season with a four-game sweep of Chemeketa Community College in both teams’ opening weekend of the season. Hitting was there.  The Roadrunnners produced 27 runs while their defense held the Storm to three…

Storm Seeing Where They’re At

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Chemeketa Community College Women’s Basketball team knew that this was a measuring stick to see where they are at as a team and how they can improve moving forward with Portland Community College Wednesday on the road. Lane entered the NWAC South Region match Saturday afternoon undefeated and…

Chemeketa Pulls Away Late In Win Over Clark

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Best way to describe the Chemeketa Women’s Basketball team this season is their aggression and scrappiness. They’re not the tallest or biggest team on the court.  They played undermanned in their 62-51 win over Clark College Wednesday night in Salem, but they always find a way to keep getting it…

Chemeketa Falls In Tough Game With Clackamas 2-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those tough games in which nothing could go your way.  For the Chemeketa Women’s Soccer team, Wednesday afternoon was just like that against Clackamas Community College. The Storm controlled the time of possession, and had shots on goal as they looked to get back in…

Chemeketa’s Defense Held Tough Against Clark

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa Community College Women’s Soccer team played soundly in their second game against Clark Community College Saturday afternoon compared to the two squads first meeting on September 18 in Vancouver, Washington. The Storm were playing together instead of being all over the place in the rematch on this day.  During…

Linn-Benton Sweeps Rogue For Tenth-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Coming into this weekend’s Friday-Saturday slate, Saturday’s game with Rogue Community College of Grants Pass was the one they were most looking forward to. Linn-Benton Community College took the top spot in the first Coaches Poll with the Osprey’s fourth.  But they had to get through Friday’s match-up with Southwestern…

Improving On Their Craft

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.– There was a sense of familiarity the last two days for Sprague-graduate Michael Soper, playing against some familiar faces in Medford playing the Medford Rogues. Playing with the Willamette Wild Bills summer baseball team, the incoming second-year Linn-Benton Infielder played against teammates in Ruben Cedillo and Emiliano Alacron, both…

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…

Pitchers Who Rake

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The cameras come out when the pitcher picks up the bat. Seriously. In a tied ball game, bases loaded for the Titans Baseball Club against the Stayton Bandits, future University of Hawaii pitcher Cameron Hagan came walking out of the dugout with a bat with the game on the…