Local Track Results

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Local Teams from the Greater Salem-area were in competition Saturday at the Amity and Philomath Invitationals. Here are some Highlights from those two meets of the local teams. Amity Invitational (3A/4A) Wyatt Hatch won the 100-, 200-meter dashes at the Amity Invite Saturday.  Kennan Graham won the High Jump (six-feet) and…

1A-6A Softball/Baseball Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Down 7-1 with their final three outs in the seventh inning, Amity answers with six unanswered to tie the game at seven with Blanchet Catholic in the final game of the three-game series. The Warriors had won Game 1 7-0 following a complete-game effort by Gabby Rolston, who had come in…

Scio Baseball Over Dayton For 6-1 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  Yes, you have ready the headline right.  The Scio Loggers baseball team have found themselves 6-1 on the season following their 5-3 victory over Dayton on the road Tuesday afternoon. For context.  The Loggers won six games total in 2019.  Both were and are the most win totals since…

April 27 Baseball/Softball Scoreboard

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here is some Salem-Area scores for April 27 as Blanchet Baseball and softball, Scio baseball, Regis Baseball, Gervais softball and Dallas/West Salem softball split Tuesday evening. Baseball  6A Jackson Muth struck out nine in Sprague’s tough 2-1 defeat to Crescent Valley.  Jackson VanEyk struck out 14 for the Raiders 3A Tyler…

Amity Steady Play Results In Win Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It’s been since the first tournament of Fall Ball that Amity’s Gabby Rolston has pitched to a batter, an inning all together due to an injury to her pitching arm a while back.  But when the Warriors went to work Tuesday afternoon on the road in Scio, Rolston was…

Regis’ McLoughlin’s Places Ninth

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  Regis’ Julia McLoughlin went out strong and probably a tad-bit fast in her final prep Cross Country race Saturday afternoon, but she had found herself in the front pack of the 3A/2A/1A Cross Country State Race. “Honestly a lot better than the whole season.  I went out and stayed…

Lau Holds Off Lutz for District Runner-Up

LEBANON, Ore.–  Blanchet Catholic’s Emma Lutz had overtaken the strong runner in Scio’s Athena Lau coming down the stretch.  Making the last loop out-and-back from the start and finish line. It was a battle between second and third-place with fourth-place Regis’ Julia McLaughlin was some distance behind them looking for a slip up from the…

Loggers Strong Second Half Sets Tone

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  The snowball effect occurred at Scio High School Friday night in favor of the home team. Two weeks after their 45-8 season opening defeat to Salem Academy, the Loggers of Scio found themselves in a 8-8 gridlock with rival-Jefferson on this cool March evening in the Willamette Valley.  The…

Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton Cross Country Invitational Stayton had won the girls race as Hope Bridge (fourth), Maddy Mitzel (fifth) and Sarah Wolf (sixth) finished sixth as the Eagles finished with 36 team points.  Regis’ Julia McLoughlin won the girls race at 21:22, Scio’s Athena Lau (22:11) was second and Myranda Marquez of Woodburn…

Stayton Takes Gritty Win Over Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– Staying calm, cool and collected was a crucial component Wednesday night as much as the performance was for both Stayton and Scio in the Eagles 25-22, 25-22, 25-11 sweep of the Loggers at Scio High School. Communication and staying in the moment were big.  One team would jump out,…

Salem Academy Snaps 11-Game Losing Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It’s been all too long since the Salem Academy has won a football game.  You’ll have to go back to October 12, 2018 against Blanchet for the last time the Crusaders found themselves in the win column. To get to this point where they won 45-8, Salem Academy had…

The Scio Four

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It was their second open gym since the big ice storm that hit the Willamette Valley over the Valentine’s Weekend Wednesday evening.  It’s crazy to imagine the boat that the Scio Four have found themselves in. Pandemic ended their Junior Year on a sour note and it carried over…