Silverton Wraps Up Team Camp Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONMOUTH, Ore.–  The nine-ball drill towards the end of their camp at Western Oregon University provided some great experience for Silverton for inside the 18-foot box. Defensively, how to read and stop those close-range shots with traffic around them.  Offensively, how to capitalize on those shots when they present themselves in…

Preseason Games To Watch For Around Greater Salem-Area

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So I approached this was solely focusing on preseason/non-league games going through the first four weeks of the season (September) in the general Greater Salem-area.  Some schools like Sheridan and Amity I included since I cover them ever so often to the best of my abilities. I did a ‘Good Travel…

McNary Rallies By Silverton 4-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Regann Donahue has been playing out of position this summer for the McNary Girls Soccer team this summer.  Instead of playing out in the center midfield region, the incoming senior found herself in goal for the Celtics for much of the summer. Wednesday night to close out the 4-H…

CV’s Neff Throws Silverton Off Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Former Dallas Head Coach and current Crescent Valley assistant and pitching coach Scot McDonald knew he needed to challenge the bats of the Silverton in the bottom of the first inning. By the end of the first inning of the Raiders 9-5 victory Crescent Valley led 6-4, but the…

Silverton Wins Marathon Game Over Central 4-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.– It was bound to come down to who will score last. Third-ranked Central and Sixth-ranked Silverton didn’t just go the distance, going 2-all after regulation, but beyond like the Foxes Owen Bischoff and the Panthers Ruben Cedillo did over the Green Monster in Right Field to force the Major…

Silverton’s Big 2nd Difference In Win Over North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—For the second-time this season, the Silverton defense came out slow out of the gate and it allowed North Salem to take full advantage of it with two quick runs in the opening frame of the game Tuesday afternoon. It’s weird to think, in the Foxes 8-3 win, that two…

Silverton Slows Down Comets Despite Bittle’s Double-Double

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.– A great week of practice led into a strong start to their Elite 8 opening 57-39 win versus Crater Wednesday night. Behind seven first-half three-pointers, two from David Gonzales and three from Grant Dunn the Foxes offense produced 34 first half points as they prepared all week for Nate…

Silverton’s Nielsen, Perry Sign To Western Oregon University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Hard work really does pay-off and the reward for it is a true blessing. As the clock hit 12:10pm Wednesday afternoon in the Silverton Library, Will Perry and Levi Nielsen both signed on the dotted-line to play football at Western Oregon University in Monmouth at the NCAA Division-II level….

Silverton’s Bischoff Commits To Yakima Valley College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– It’s weird to think about two weeks ago, the quiet and stern-looking Hunter Runion was committing to MSU-Billings for baseball and now the colorful personality of Owen Bischoff was committing to Yakima Valley College for baseball. Someone comes up for a picture before his signing, “That’ll be five dollars”…

Silverton’s Runion Signs To MSU-Billings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– There are two sides of Silverton’s Hunter Runion. One side is his calm, introvert demeanor that he showed sitting at the desk speaking when he signed his Letter of Intent for his athletic school to NCAA Division-II MSU-Billings and the out-going side as he showed with his friends post-signing,…

Mid-Willamette Conference Football List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– As the Second week of the season kicks off, we’ll be seeing a pair of Co-Head Coaches of Silverton’s Josh Craig and West Albany’s Brian Mehl face off with Co-Assistant Coaches of the Year coming from both teams in the Foxes Matt Craig and the Bulldogs Cole Pouliot. Lebanon…

Mid-Willamette Conference Volleyball League Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– With the Elite 8 this weekend with Corvallis, West Albany and Dallas in the hunt for the 5A State Title, the Spartans bolster the Coach of the Year (Steve Hyre) and League MVP (Ryann Gregg) with the Dragons having two First Teamers in Hailey Van Well and Emma Classen…