Helping Those In Need

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The season of giving has arrived across the world. McNary High School Head Softball coach Kevin Wise has supported local causes before, more at the micro-level.  But never has done anything a macro-level like this before in helping an orphanage in Afghanistan.  The idea came around when Wise, who’s…

Finding Opportunities To Improve

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– With traditional football considered ‘taboo’, many gridiron stars are looking elsewhere to get their name out there and getting those valuable reps in until they are able to return to the field. That means showcases, 7-on-7’s, all to get that improvement at their position.  Getting better with their strengths…

Bringing Back The Trophy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  A quick three-point interception and a touchdown pass had put the seventh-, eighth-grade Island Boy Club squad the IBC Elite led 10-0 in the 14U Championship bout of the MVP 7-on-7 Turkey Bowl Tournament Saturday afternoon. Two days after the Thanksgiving holiday, ten teams met at the Hamlin Sports…

Bishop The QB

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Regis’ Byron Bishop knew of the Ram program through his father, who was the Gold Beach Defensive Coordinator from 2007 to 2013.  During that time, the Regis-Panther dynamic had met three times in the postseason with Gold Beach taking down the Rams each of the times on their way…

Patterson Taking The Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER Ore.—Playing in the Mountain Valley Conference the past few years have been something out of the ordinary. For 2020 McNary-grad Ethan Patterson, his fondest memory playing against the studs in the league came when he hit two home runs against West Salem and the tough competition he faced with South…

Proving Herself

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  In the crazy year that is, West Albany Senior Emily Stefan took whatever opportunity she could take to get back onto the track.  A full track season would have been great, but four meets were better than none for the Boise State-commit over this past Summer in Springfield at…

Sunday Funday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Seventh-grader Chase Dominguez sent GymClub Coach Kyley McCrae into a frenzy on his defense Sunday afternoon. On the field just to the north of the State Hospital on 25th and D, Dominguez rolled to his right and hit a wide-open receiver as the GymClub defense shifted to Dominguez left.  McCrae…

Muth Makes It Official

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— Sprague’s Jackson Muth was given a golden opportunity to be one of the main arms out of the bullpen for the Olympians as a sophomore. That year saw Sprague finish second in the Mountain Valley Conference, a game ahead of Bend while handing rival South Salem one of their…

Hyde’s Dedication Pays Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  It was the first day of the new restrictions across the State Wednesday afternoon as the Foxes Girls soccer squad took to McGinnis Field for some drills. For Silverton’s Emily Hyde, it wasn’t anything new.  She’s been adjusting to whatever this pandemic has thrown her way since the Spring…

OSAA Halting Indoor Training Through Freeze

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The OSAA has recieved a six-week guidance from the OHA and the Governor to halt all indoor activity through the two-week freeze. Here are some key takeaways from the six-page Document: Prohibition on all K-12 School Sports indoors, including conditioning, training and competition. Outdoor training, conditioning and competition is…

Improving His Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  It’s been a slow progression for Cascade’s Kellen Sande entering his Junior Year. Freshman year, he was the Cougars sixth-man as a freshman before becoming a starter his sophomore season.  But with his sophomore season, it was a less-than-ideal performance with the feeling of underperforming on a Cascade team…

Saxons Alvarado Signs With Wenatchee Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It’s been a long time coming for South Salem’s Danny Alvarado.  Baseball has been in his blood since he was nine-years-old in the days of playing with Scott Ackerman’s Bat Company, being apart of a Premier Baseball Club squad at one-point ranked fourth in the nation between 11 and 13. …