Crusader Boys Basketball Motivated For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–The Salem Academy Boys Basketball team came within a missed Jaren Oglesby’s jump-shot at the buzzer in winning the 2A State Championship this past season.  Falling to Tri-River Conference opposition Western Christian in a double-overtime thriller in Pendleton. The play and the result hurt for sure, but Oglesby went back…

PacWest Conference Football Honors

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Elijah Traeger won Offensive Player of the Year, Santiam Christian’s Andrew Haase won Defensive Player of the Year, the Trojans Briggs Sneel (Lineman of the Year) and Joe Panuke (Coach of the Year) also won Major Award in the League Honors as Dayton, Amity, Salem Academy, Scio and Jefferson all…

Salem Academy Volleyball Back-To-Back TRC League Champs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy found a way to get it done against Culver in the Tri-River Conference Championship Game Saturday night at Salem Academy.  Capping a regular season that went undefeated once more in Tri-River Conference play and won their second-straight TRC Championship going into the 2A Playoffs looking to repeat…

TRC Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Willamina’s Hallee Hughes won Player of the Year and Salem Academy’s Melissa Holman won Coach of the Year. Here’s the comple Tri-River Conference honors: First TeamHallee Hughes-WillaminaAly Herber-Salem AcademyLilly McCargar-GervaisEmma Brewer-Salem Academy Brooklyn Bailey-WillaminaAddy McCargar-Gervais Second TeamKayden LeeAnn-CulverLexi Herber-Salem Academy Irene Rochan-Blanchet CatholicMakayla Dodge-SantiamHensley Wachtner-CulverLily Casteneda-BlanchetAlyssa Carpenter-Willamina Third Team Mia Soloman-DelphianOlivia…

St. Paul Defeats Salem Academy In Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SAINT PAUL, Ore.–  The Playoffs are coming fast and teams are making final preparations for it as the regular season is in it’s twilight.  And Monday night’s game between 1A power in St. Paul and 2A power Salem Academy were doing just that, making preparations for the postseason ahead when the…

SSBC Honorees For September 30

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored Salem Academy’s Aly Herber (Volleyball), South Salem’s Tristan Olvera (Boys Soccer), North Salem’s Nelida Dalgas (Girls Cross Country) and West Salem’s Jack Meier (Boys Cross Country) for the Week of September 30 Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab…

Chemeketa Volleyball Wins Fourth Game Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Chemeketa Community College Volleyball team just keeps finding ways to win ball games after a tough start to the season.  But following their sweep of Umpqua Wednesday night, their second sweep with the squad picking up their fourth-win of the hear and improves to 3-2 in NWAC South Region play….

Amity Extends Unbeaten Streak To Six

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Salem Academy Girls Soccer team slowed the Amity offense to an absolute crawl Thursday afternoon at Salem Academy High School.  Loading up the defensive half and challenging the Warrior offense while making sure that they were paying attention if the Crusaders sent a lob into the other half…

Crusaders, Pioneers Tie 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Defense was once again the vocal point in the Salem Academy and Western Christian Girls Soccer game Monday afternoon at Salem Academy.   The only hiccups for either defense allowed was a 20th minute goal by the Crusaders Grace Hinkle and a 61st minute goal by the Pioneers Clarie Harris…

Upstart Pios Ties With Crusaders 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here’s what is interesting about the Western Christian Girls Soccer team.  They return one girl from last year’s co-op team with Amity.  Of their 11 girls they had for Tuesday’s game, seven played Volleyball last year before coming out to revive the soccer program at the school and the…

Crusaders Retooling

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Filling four seniors who played an important role in helping your team win a State Championship is no easy task to fulfill, especially at setter. But for incoming junior Haley Krieger, she’s used this Summer to fill the void of recent graduate Bailey Pedersen as the Crusaders entered the…

The Work Ethic Of Rios

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy’s Dawson Rios can be best described as selfless and hard working. As a sophomore, he played everywhere except for tackle and center in a game for the Crusaders, who went 4-5 last season.  That natural drive has been there since Rios picked up the sport back in…