Salem Academy Signs Seven To College Athletics

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Following their quick assembly for their ASB Election, Salem Academy recognized seven student-athlete’s for their Letters of Intent to the collegiate level. Of the seven, two were going to the next level for music as Emilie Reed and Clara Williams signed their Letters of Intent following their third-place State…

Strunk Brings Home Discus State Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  Mason Strunk had already broke a school record this season in the first meet of the season in the discus and came within three-inches of his uncle Joel’s shot put record this weekend at the 3A State Meet in his second-place finish. “It’s just great.  Just Glory to God,…

Salem Academy Holds Off Scio’s Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  With second through fourth-place in the 3A Special District 1 standings separate by a game-, game-and-a-half, the last few league games are as important as the next. Salem Academy, sitting a half-game behind the Loggers for second-place in the league standings, a win would definitely put them in favorable…

Western Christian/Salem Academy Softball Snaps Gervais’ 3-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Western Christian/Salem Academy found themselves in an unique situation this year when they combined both teams as one. Yes the eight girls from each school could’ve competed in a league at the 3A or 4A level just based on the combined school enrollment, the squad decided it was easier…

Leeper Introduced As Salem Academy Head Football Coach

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s funny how things work out. When Jed Leeper came to Salem, Oregon from Missouri in 2014, the Salem Academy football team Varsity Head Coaching job was open to be filled. Some would say it’s better to sit on something and wait until it feels right.  That’s what Leeper…

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…