Salem Academy Over Scio In Four-Set Battle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a continuation of their summer league battles as they met in the middle of their non-league slate this Fall. Salem Academy were coming off two tough battles with Catlin Gabel and Horizon Christian last week, Scio entered on a three-game winning streak.  The Loggers had taken set…

The Annual Honor

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BAKER CITY, Ore.–  There is no greater honor than to be selected to play in the East-West Shriners’ All-Star Game. The best football players from 1A-4A from around the State spend the week in the area preparing for the game, representing their schools.  Playing for the children in the Shriners Hospital…

Crusaders Enters Fall With Young Core

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– Incoming Salem Academy Senior Chase Brown was out making plays for the Crusaders Thursday during the three-way 7-on-7 scrimmage at receiver and at safety.  Being one of the few seniors on the team entering this year on a relatively young team, it’s crucial for quiet Brown to be one…

Withnell Finishes Sixth At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– Salem Academy’s Brandon Reed showcased his pitching ability Monday afternoon in the Withnell Dodger season-closing defeat to the Portland Barbers at Champion Car Wash Field. After a less-than-ideal first inning that saw the Barbers plate two quick runs in their 6-2 victory, Reed settled in and found his zone…

Withnell Splits Friday’s Medford Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  Sprague-grad Broderick Stanaway walked into a tight-jam with an out and the bases loaded in the Withnell Dodgers’ 5-4 win Friday morning over Siskiyous Up 5-3 and needing two outs, Stanaway settled in and helped the Dodgers out of the jam with only surrendering a run in the process….

TRC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Gervais’ Celi Vasquez and Kennedy’s Ellie Cantu were Co-Tri River Conference Players of the Year as the Cougars and Trojans fielded two girls each on the First-team. Here is the Full List: Girls First Team Celi Vasquez-Gervais Ellie Cantu-Kennedy Aly Herber- Salem Academy Hailey Arritola-Kennedy Reese Hall-Western Christian Katie Hanson-Gervais Second…

Western Christian Falls At Last Second To SA

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It took a while for the offenses to get going, but once they did, it was electrifying. Salem Academy would eventually edge Tri-River Conference opposition Western Christian 34-33 on a Dylainee Carmony free throw with 3.3 seconds remaining in the game, but up to that last pair of free…

Bos’ Double-Double Leads Crusaders To 2A Semi-Finals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Benett Bos has always been an Honorable individual.  Even when you bring up him being named unanimous makes him blush a bit as Salem Academy reached the State Semi-Final Round entering this weekend. “It’s awesome, it’s a testament to the work you put into the offseason.  Staying consistent but…

Gervais Rallies By Salem Academy For 7-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Gervais just flipped a switch about mid-third quarter against Salem Academy in their 59-52 victory over the Crusaders Monday night. Aly Herber had helped set the tone in the third quarter, helping Salem Academy build a 38-32 lead.  Scoring six of her 17 points in the third quarter. “We…

Pedersen Drains Six Three’s, Crusaders Win Fifth-Straight

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There is no denying the talent that Salem Academy’s Bailey Pedersen has.  The Junior has been showcasing it since she entered the High School playing field. The first-year Crusader player, transferring from Cascade, went off for four first-half three-pointers.  Pedersen finished with 20 points.  Her seven rebounds matched that…

Salem Academy Sets Tone Early Versus Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The new kids on the block came to play.  Two games into their inaugural season in the Tri-River Conference, the Salem Academy Boys Basketball team are 2-0.  The squad followed up their 67-23 win over Colton Tuesday with a blazing start against Santiam in their 59-38 win over Santiam…

South Salem Holds Off Salem Academy 58-50

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy came out punching above their weight class.  Maybe way above as the first-year 2A team, dropping from 3A this year, decided to take on two 6A squads in McKay and South Salem to start the season the last two days.  Taking their opening game 54-38 on Tuesday…