68th Annual East-West Shrine Game Honoree’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com August 1, 2020 was supposed to mark the 68th-annual East-West Shrine Football Game at Baker High School in Baker City, Oregon that features the best kids from 1A-4A from the 2019-2020 football season.  But due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the event hosted by Shriners, the annual highlight and closure of the…

Green Scores In Extras For 6-4 Win Over Blue

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It was hard for sure to follow the performance that McNary’s Danny Okada had in seven-innings of work. The Celtic Senior struck out four over the first seven innings of the game, but his 105-pitch count had knocked the Green Squad’s pitcher out of the game going into the eighth…

Blue Bounces Back Over Green 4-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Green squad had brought the bats Sunday in their 14-2 win over Blue, but the Blue squad came back to work Monday at Holland Youth Park looking to rebound as McNary’s Eben Mayer got the nod versus Sprague’s Dom Krummen. The squads were playing in the sweltering sun,…

Mayer Strikes Out 12, Blue Walks It Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McNary’s Eben Mayer has been on a rail in his last two starts for the Blue team coming out of Monday’s 1-0 win over the Green Team. Last Monday, the Celtic incoming Junior dueled Scio’s Toby Mask with the Blue squad edging the Green team 4-3 off a Blake…

Blue Shuts Door on Green 5-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The mixed bag of pitchers that the Blue team threw at the Green squad Monday evening had tamed the bats of their opposition until the last out of the game. Western Christian’s Owen Stalnaker got the starting nod on the bump as the Blue squad cycled out arms every…

Vandals 16U Defeats Vandals 18U In Stripes Bracket Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore–  Call it a comeback LL Cool J. To make the all NW Vandals finale plausible Saturday night, the Vandals 18U dug deep down 7-1 to wheel off nine unanswered runs to stun the Clark County Breeze. The power bats of the oldest squad featured home runs by Central’s Mariah…

Hyre, Vandals 18U Belt Five Homers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With the Fourth of July just right around the corner, the NW Vandals 18U squad brought out the fireworks in the Stars ‘n’ Stripes opening day Friday morning with their bats. The Vandals, in their first day back on the diamond, launched five home runs in pool play; three…

Green Squad’s Mask Set Pace In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Incoming Scio Junior Toby Mask has pitched a few times before, but the Logger big man primary is a catcher and first baseman. Joining teammates like Garrett Young, Dustin Erickson, Jake Trissel and Kolton Ellis playing some summer baseball in Salem as member’s of the Green squad, Mask stepped…

Scio’s Lowther Ventures Into Coaching

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  It wasn’t too long ago that Scio-grad Jacob Lowther was popping the pads, blocking on the offensive line in the triple-option offense that the Loggers are known for. Two years ago to be exact as Scio reached the 3A State Semi-Finals before falling to Cascade Christian, the Challengers won…

Dayton Takes Back-And-Forth Game From Scio

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—Hard to imagine that down 9-2 after the first quarter Scio had that it would be a much of a game against Dayton in the Pirates PacWest Conference 46-32 win Wednesday night. The Loggers had rallied the troops in the second quarter, taking a 16-13 lead with 57 seconds remaining…

Moore’s Cavs Outlast Workinger’s Loggers In OT

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Two young teams with two stellar athlete’s went at it Monday night at Blanchet Catholic. Scio entered the game with the most wins in a season (nine) that they’ve seen in recent years, having topped out at eight wins in 2014 and 2016 prior to this season’s success.  Led…

Workinger Surpasses 1,200 Career Points Wednesday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  What were you doing in 1975? It was the year before the bicentennial, Gerald Ford was in office and gas was 53 cents a gallon. It was also the last time that the Scio High School Basketball team had one of their own eclipsed the 1,200-point barrier when Gregg…