Staying Active Through The Craziness

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  For Silverton’s Jacob Moore, who along with Bella Moore, Mitch Magill, Cody Magill, Steven Powell and 2019-Grad Austin Moore, went up to the Santiam Canyon to lend a helping hand to the cause in helping those in need.  Cutting, loading up and delivering three-and-a-half cords worth of wood to…

Staying In The Moment

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Azusa Pacific University announced Tuesday that their football program will be cut stemming from the rising cost of travel and the lack of local play for California’s lone Division-II football squad.  It left athlete’s like first-year freshman and 2020 Silverton-grad Jackson Clements looking for a new home if they…

Capitol City Classic Canceled For 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Silverton, Central, West Salem and Cascade were all were expected to partake in the 2020 Capitol City Classic this season, with the 4A Cougars making their debut in the annual tournament at Willamette University in Salem. This year’s tournament, which featured teams from Texas, California and Washington as well…

Taking Advantage Of The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore—Head Coach Tal Wold was curious if Truitt Reilly didn’t get injured her freshman year, how she could have contributed to the Varsity squad back during the 2017-2018 season where Silverton went 22-6 overall and finished third at State. Over the next two years, Reilly, Riley Traeger and Chole O’Connor…

Trying Out For Team Alpha

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TUALATIN, Ore.– 40 athletes came out for Team Alpha’s 7-on-7 tryouts Saturday afternoon at Horizon Christian High School in their second-wave of the try-out session. Ifo Ekpre OlomuOf those 40, only 18 of them will join former North Salem and Southern Oregon University receiver Dylan Young, former University of Oregon defensive…

IBC 11th-Annual Turkey Bowl Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The 50-burgers were flying around like reindeer on Christmas Eve Sunday afternoon at Dominguez Park in North Salem. It was the 11th-annual IBC Turkey Bowl in the park off of D Street and 25th, seeing all three of their games go to extra’s on the seven-on-seven and the ‘Coaches/Adult’ team…

Hyde’s Dedication Pays Off

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  It was the first day of the new restrictions across the State Wednesday afternoon as the Foxes Girls soccer squad took to McGinnis Field for some drills. For Silverton’s Emily Hyde, it wasn’t anything new.  She’s been adjusting to whatever this pandemic has thrown her way since the Spring…

Semerikov Putting In The Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.—Silverton’s Isaac Semerikov pointed out that Western Oregon University redshirt freshman and Woodburn-grad RJ Veliz, who Semerikov has been training with, has never beaten him in a game of one-on-one. In the crazy year that has been 2020, consistency has been crucial for Semerikov as he got done playing five…

Taking Advantage Of The Extended Offseason

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Silverton freshman Justina Semerikov knows a thing or two of success entering Silverton High School. Since moving to Scotts Mills in 2015 from Mentor, Minnesota Semerikov has been apart of league champions in basketball (seventh and eighth-grade), Volleyball in eighth-grade.  Her team won the Silverton jamboree against bigger schools…

Facing, Catching The College Pitcher

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– It was a good change of pace for the NM Magic 16U squad Tuesday evening for practice. Come strolling in from a workout with the Chemeketa Community College Softball program was Newberg-grad and Storm Sophomore Jayden Yoder, warming up to throw a bullpen session against the group of girls…

Thursday Night Lights

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.–  Pressure was on Yamhill-Carlton freshman Maddy Tuning entering the bottom of the seventh inning against the NM Magic 16U squad under the lights at North Marion High School. The 18U Tigers Rage squad, consisting mainly of the Tigers High School squad, were hanging onto a 10-9 lead on the…

Winning The Battle

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The calendar says September.  The intensity was that of November.  Instead of six-girls on the court on a typical night, there were four. A three-set battle followed where a champion was crowned in the first session of the NPJ Quads in favor of the Fantastic Four 25-24, 24-25, 7-5….