Making The Most Of The Time Given

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.— Friday was just another day in helping the Canyon for Regis’ Sara Vetter.  Working with a teacher from Santiam High School up in Mill City setting up backpacks full of essential materials for people on the mend from the recent Wildfires from September. The backpacks were just one of…

Back Brace Don’t Care, Koenig’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—It felt like a football evening in Stayton at Stayton High School. It’s dark at 5pm, 5:30 in the evening.  The Oregon rain is off-and-on.  The lights of the stadium are on and buzzing. On the field, there were no popping of the pads.  No cheering of fans or the…

Reconvening At Willamette U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The City of Stayton will be well-represented at Willamette University with their Football program once (and hopefully when) the NCAA Division-III and the Northwest Conference (NWC) kicks off this season. “It’s awesome,” said Tony Schoenborn.  “I really enjoyed my time at Stayton High School playing with Jerry (Daniels) and…

The Long Road To Recovery

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  When Regis Senior Tyler Voltin squatted an heavy 515 pounds Monday, it felt like he never had navicular bone stress fracture in his left foot.  Feeling like he was back to his old ways again preparing for whatever is to come his way during his Senior season. “It felt…

Titans Over Bandits 12-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Bryce Campbell got his final career start on the bump for the Stayton Bandits Thursday evening. It was an emotional day for sure as the Regis-grad, who had two no-hitters as a Junior last Spring for the Rams, hung a zero on a stout Titans Baseball Club offense.  Picking…

Valley Pick Up Two Victories Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Valley Baseball Club set the found their groove early against the Olympian Baseball Club in their 11-2 victory Saturday afternoon and had carried it over to their 10-3 win over the Stayton Bandits in the following game. Entering the final week of the summer season on a five-game…

Valley’s Clutch Hits Slips By Stayton’s Stout Defense

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Plays were made Tuesday evening at Holland Youth Park that could land themselves on Sportscenter Top 10. From the Stayton Bandit’s Wyatt Connally’s line-out and tag out at first for a double play, to Valley’s Ricky Alvarado’s two-run home run in Valley’s 3-0 win, the roughly 90-minute game was…

Final Time In The Uniform

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– In the twilight of their High School Prep careers, they get to wear the uniform one last time. South Salem’s Julius Scott had tied the game up in the top half of the first inning as a member of Team Lincecum Saturday night at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium. The RBI…

Team Crawford Rallies By Team Vogelsong In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Baker’s Sam McCauley was the spark plug for the Team Vogelsong to start the 2020 Baseball Senior Day Games Friday afternoon at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium. As Vogelsong jumped out to a 6-1 lead over Team Crawford, McCauley started the game with two doubles and would end the game going…

Muth Strikes Out 17 In Olys Win Over Stayton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Jackson Muth struck out 17 batters in a seven-inning game Thursday night at Holland Youth Park. There’s only 21 outs.  Mathematically, Muth owned 80-percent of the outs of the Olympian Baseball Club’s 6-2 victory over the Stayton Bandits in a complete-game effort. “I just wanted to attack with my…

Central Rallies To Defeat Stayton In Extra’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  When Central’s Isaac White came in for relief for Brandon Komes in the fourth inning, the Panthers had just cut into the Stayton Bandits 3-0 lead.  Getting a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third to break Jared Mitchell’s shutout bid going into the back-half of the game….

Nease’s Bandits Takes Battle With Hassoun’s Olympians

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was pressure entering the fourth inning between the Olympian Baseball Club of Sprague and the Stayton Bandits Saturday night to close out a long day of baseball at Holland Park off of Cordon. Brett Hassoun of the Olys and Aaron Nease of the Bandits led their men to…