Saxons To Host Lineman Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Just as talks of 7-on-7 Football league is in the works and coming to fruition this Fall, the South Salem football program will put together a once-a-week, six-week lineman camp for the South Salem Saxon feeder area. Ages will be for anyone between fourth and eighth-grade at Morginside Park…

Kunze On That Comeback Trail

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a longtime coming for South Salem’s Dustin Kunze when he played with the GymClub Squad at the Pylon 7-on-7 tournament two weeks ago.  But it was a step in the right direction. It’s weird to think that this past Friday would have been Week 2 of the…

Taking The Next Step

SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton’s Jordan McCarty had learned a lot taking over full-time for Levi Nelsen during the Fall of 2019 as a sophomore as he helped lead the Foxes to a 10-2 season and to a 5A State Semi-Final appearance.  Falling to the eventual State Champions in Thurston. With those around him showing him what…

Valley Track Club To Start Virtual XC Race Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Valley Track Club has decided to start a virtual sports Cross Country season in a way to help athlete’s to compete and to help soften the financial burden to athletic departments by allowing an opportunity to raise some money for schools in the meantime. Read the Press Release…

Learning From The Experience

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.— Dallas’ Ashton Foster was one of 56 quarterbacks selected to participate in the Northwest 9 QB Premier Event up in Gig Harbor, Washington over the Labor Day Weekend. The incoming Dragon Junior and other quarterbacks were put through drills that challenged their footwork, accuracy, timing in situations like in…

Jr. Oly’s, Titans Show Resilience In Match-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For a young team, it’s good to see the fight and grit that they may possess. With Fall Ball getting under way and the Jag Labor Day Classic at Wallace Marine Park wrapping up Monday afternoon, the 14U Bracket third-place game featuring the Jr. Oly’s Pilgrim and the West…

Vasas, Vandals Over Cole’s Blaze United

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Central’s Emily Cole has continued to prove herself as a work-horse in the circle once more as the Oregon Blaze United 18U squad wrapped up pool play at the Jag Labor Day Classic at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. When she entered the game against a hard-hitting NW…

Dallas 14U Edge Amity 5-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  No lead is safe.  The Dallas Lady Dragons 14U had to find a way to get it done late against the charging Warriors of Amity Sunday afternoon at the Lyle Sports Complex. The Dragons jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, jumping on Fawn Trejo as…

Davis Has A ‘Home Game’ In Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com It was a homecoming of sorts for Dallas’ Natalie Davis Friday evening at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. After spending much of the summer playing in Washington, along the Gorge and at the Maple Street Park in Canby with the Gorge Thunder Davis played in the Thunder’s Jag Labor Day…

Muth, Alvarado Play In Baseball NW Opener Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  It was a hot day at Harry and David Field in South Medford Friday afternoon Baseball Northwest brings in the best baseball players from the area.  From Oregon, Washington and Idaho to battle it out for the title of the best in the NW in front of college coaches…

Alvarado Strikes Out 15 In Complete Game Effort

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  All it took Thursday morning was a hit to get South Salem’s Ricky Alvarado into his zone on the bump at Volcanoes Stadium against Parkside. It wasn’t a hit against him.  By all means it helped his cause when he returned to the rubber in the bottom half of…

Taking The Initiative

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s during these times that you see who your leaders are truly made of. Leading into the recent OSAA decision to push Fall Sports to two-month window in March and April on August 5, Salem Academy Senior Quarterback Brandon Reed and his fellow Senior Class had taken the initiative…