Strother Sets Up Brenneman’s Walk-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.—Grant Strother is going to be a dude for the Sprague Baseball team this next Spring as a Junior. All the reps over the Spring and Summer led to this critical point in the Withnell Dodger season.  Facing elimination against the Springfield Timbers Sunday morning, Strother entered the game in…

Withnell Falls In State Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The Withnell Dodger defense held the powerhouse Eugene offense to three runs in the Dodgers 3-0 defeat to the Challengers to start the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs Saturday. The Sprague Trio of Jack Muth at pitcher, Eli Lowe at third and Taylor Brennaman in Right Field, the three set…

Crushers Lose Heartbreaking Playoff Play-In Game On Walk-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  It was a heartbreaking way to end their incredible season.  It’s hard to imagine at the start of the season to see the Post 58 Crushers at the one-game Play-in game Friday night in Roseburg in a league with traditional powers like the Withnell Dodgers, Corvallis Gerding Marketmen and…

Aftershock Rally, Improves To 3-0 At NAFA Summer Nationals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 NEWBERG, Ore.–  One bad inning almost did the Salem Aftershock 16U squad in their 6-4 victory over NW Thunder 14U squad Friday morning at the Darnell Sports Complex. A series of events that featured four runs scored, three off errors, in a manner of a few pitches had the Aftershock wheeling down…

Perrydale’s Tompkins Walk-Off Seals 2-0 Start For Salem Aftershock

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Even after a successful season with the Perrydale Pirates this past Spring, Jenna Tompkins admits that there’s work to be done with her game following her game-winning hit for the Salem Aftershock 16U squad Thursday afternoon. Being aggressive at the plate is something that she is still learning to…

Wrapping Up Team Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  The good news for Cascade entering this football season was that they lost one senior in David Kanoff.  The better news is that they replaced him with Ethan Newton, known as Rogue to the Cougar community who will be taking Kanoff’s spot at Wing in the Cascade offense after taking last…

Filling In To Help The Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonad73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It was the ‘next man up’ philosophy for incoming McKay sophomore Kasiley Severin at team camp at Cascade High School this week.  Without their typical center for much of camp, the 132-pound Severin jumped in on the opportunity to help his team out in their time of need.  “Honestly,…

Regis Honors Girls Track And Field Championship

By Jeremy McDonlad jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  It was an unique ‘true’ first season for 2015 Regis-grad and Head Coach Erica Stuckart.  Condensing what would be nearly a three-month season into half the time with the six-week season that she and her coaching staff were given with the Coronavirus Pandemic going on. “They came ready to…

Dallas-Cascade Getting Reps In

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It’s beginning to feel like a sense of normalcy is returning when Dallas and Cascade scrimmaged Wednesday morning. There was that summer league feel, but they went five instead of the best-of-three they would normally see this time of year.  Helping to see where they were at endurance wise entering…

Valley Track Club Partners Up With Quady Track Club

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Valley Track Club and Quady Track Club have came together to help offer Pole Vaulting opportunities for local athletes. Read the Press Release here Valley Track Club partners with Quady Track Club to offer Pole Vaulting Opportunities Salem, OR, For Immediate Release – Join vaulters from around the Salem/Keizer area and…

Crushers Finish Third In Area 3, Play-In Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Dylan Kleinschmit showed off why he was a reliable arm for the Trojans this past season Monday afternoon for the Post 58 Crushers. Going up against some 5A talent, the 2A pitcher matched Corvallis’ Garrett  Holpuch’s complete game performance while striking out five in the Crushers 2-1 defeat…

Bandits Takes Victory From Redmond 12-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.– Incoming Regis Sophomore Max Eaton was on a rail Sunday afternoon at Regis High School for the American Legion Single-A Silver Falls Bandits.  With his Ricky Vaughn look on the bump, Eaton struck out nine Redmond batters in six innings in the Bandits 12-2 win in six innings. “Just…