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…

Kennedy Defeats Salem Academy In Three, Wins Gold Bracket Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Kennedy found themselves in a dogfight versus Harrisburg Saturday afternoon during the Salem Academy Tournament after a nice strong start to their fifth-game of the day in the Gold Bracket semi-final round. But, after their 25-18 win, the Eagles began to challenge them as Harrisburg took the second set…

Western Christian Brings New Look Versus Salem Academy In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming out of the gates, Western Christian/Perrydale brought the pressure offensively versus Salem Academy Monday afternoon at Salem Academy. The Lady Pioneers changed up their line-up and the young Lady Crusaders were meeting them head on with senior Lauren Kendall and freshman Mikayla Barrios leading the way by disrupting…

West Drops Near Hundo-Burger In Oregon All-Star Series Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– You could tell towards the end of this game, these friends and competitors on the West team were all in for one goal: Trying to get to 100 points. With about three minutes left in the game, the West Squad had 88 points on the board and the question…

West Defeats East 85-55, Plays For Championship Saturday at 2pm

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For the last time for these 2A through 4A athletes before moving on beyond their High School careers, they get to put on their High School uniforms for the last time before adventuring on their future endeavors. As the West team, that featured some of the classifications best in…

Salem Academy Wraps Up Day One

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.– State seems to bring the best out of athletes when it comes time to perform. Salem Academy’s Mason Strunk, younger brother of Crusader-grad and State Placer Morgan, saw that first hand as the sophomore PR’d by three-feet in his fourth-place finish in the shot put Thursday. “It’s just the…