Retooling His Goals As The Season Just Begins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Mason Strunk had already exceeded his goals for this season in Salem Academy’s first Track and Field meet at the Kennedy Icebreaker on March 14. Geez the Junior broke the school record in the discus in that meet with a throw of 159-feet-two-inches and PR’d in the shot put…

Amity Over Salem Academy, Plays For 1st Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It’s always difficult to beat a team three-times in a season and mixed in the league playoff pressure.  Anything is possible. Salem Academy had a strong start to the game, but Amity answered with a strong first half finish and stronger third as they led 40-34 entering the fourth…

Salem Academy Pulls Away From YC In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  It wasn’t the best start as they hoped for the ninth-ranked Yamhill-Carlton Girls basketball team Monday night against Salem Academy in the Crusaders 52-30 victory at Salem Academy. But through their slow start, the Tigers did hold a 12-11 lead on Salem Academy following a pair of Jordynn Rivas…

Could This Be The Year?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–This could be the year. The year in which the Salem Academy boys swim team could steal the District Title from powerhouse Sweet Home. Yeah the Huskies still have weapons to possibly keep that title from leaving their grasp, but as the Crusaders honored 14 seniors on their ‘Pink Out’…

Salem Academy Loses Heartbreaker To Horizon Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy certainly weren’t going away without a fight. After Cole Hardy got the Crusaders to within three of Horizon Christian Monday afternoon at the Yoda MLK High School Showcase, the Hawks pushed their lead to 51-43 on a 4-0 run with a little over five minutes to play….

Salem Academy Settles Down, Takes Third-Place

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— Turnovers seems to be the Achilles Heel for the Salem Academy offense this season. For much of their game Saturday night, their offense finally showed what it is capable of when they’re not always running back to defend the other side of the court as they built an 11-point…

Top Seven Stories Of 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com As one year ends and another begins, I just wanted to go back and share a few stories I was able to witness and cover this season.  I know I may have missed a few so my apologies ahead of time haha. Here is the list: #7 One Streak Ends As…

Salem Academy Slips By Scio In Preseason Match-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Facing Salem Academy has been a House of Horrors of sorts for Scio in recent years. But it seemed as if that gap between the Loggers and Crusaders have shrunk when the two squads met in the Consolation finals at the Abby’s Holiday Classic at North Marion High School…

Turnovers Hurt Salem Academy Versus Valley Catholic Thursday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Salem Academy worked their way through the turnover bug to start the Abby’s Holiday Classic at North Marion High School Thursday afternoon Opportunities were given to the quick Valley Catholic squad as they built leads of 14-8 and 25-18, but the Crusaders found ways with their offense to claw…

Salem Academy Girls Over Creswell After 10-Day Lay-Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Minus the six first quarter fouls Tuesday night, the opening quarter resembled that of the Salem Academy-style of the past few seasons with aggression and wanting teams to play their game as they open the game with a daunting 16-0 lead entering the second quarter over Creswell at home. The…

Salem Academy Kicks Off Season Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  If anything last season’s Salem Academy Girls Basketball team was like an unstoppable force like Dayton was, that’s why we saw probably the 3A Girls Basketball equivalent of the 1980’s version of the Lakers versus Celtics every time they played during the 2017-2018 season. The question of who was…

Salem Academy Snaps Scio’s Five-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Both Salem Academy and Scio were both coming into Monday evenings PacWest Conference game with some momentum as the two battled for sole possession of the second spot in the league standings. The Lady Loggers won seven of their last nine games to help them clinch their third straight 10-win…