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….

Taking The Next Step

SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton’s Jordan McCarty had learned a lot taking over full-time for Levi Nelsen during the Fall of 2019 as a sophomore as he helped lead the Foxes to a 10-2 season and to a 5A State Semi-Final appearance.  Falling to the eventual State Champions in Thurston. With those around him showing him what…

The Up-And-Coming Setter

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.- The setter in volleyball is best described as the quarterback, the point guard, of the court. So much is demanded of them for the success of the team. Silverton freshman Alexis Haury has already made a name for herself as a setter long before stepping foot on the High…

A Part Of A Special Group

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  The last member of a memorable Senior Group has landed at her next spot. As the school year rev’s up across the country, Silverton-grad and incoming freshman at Whitter College Marie Tolmachoff found her next home as a Poet entering hopefully her freshman year in the pool for the…

48th Annual OBCA State-Metro All-Star Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s an honor for sure to be apart of an historic event like the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association State-Metro All-Star Series. 2020 was suppose to be the 48th-year of the series, pinning the best 5A/6A women seniors and the best 2A-6A men seniors against one another in a fun…

Silverton’s Tolmanchoff Commits To Whittier College

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– The driving force of the Silverton Aqua Foxes Girls team has made her decision where she will be going to college. Marie Tolmanchoff has signed with Whittier College to swim, a NCAA Division-III school in Southern California. Her High School Career included 15 events she had competed in the…

Ending Summer The Right Way

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  There is no doubt that the Coronavirus Pandemic was the Debbie Downer at the party for everyone as the school year drew to an end.  Especially the Seniors. But as things began to open up this summer, those few Seniors who had their Spring sports taken away from them…

Final Time In The Uniform

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– In the twilight of their High School Prep careers, they get to wear the uniform one last time. South Salem’s Julius Scott had tied the game up in the top half of the first inning as a member of Team Lincecum Saturday night at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium. The RBI…

Silverton, McNary, West Players Named To Les Schwab Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the famed Les Schwab Bowl for the year, the game was initally pushed back to July 25 at Hillsboro Stadium before it was canceled late in June as the pandemic continued across the State. Locally, four kids from each Silverton and McNary, plus…

Toughness And Overcoming

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton Swim Coach Lucky Rogers put it best:  Unbelievable. He’s coached at Silverton for five years now and remembers when Samantha Zurcher told him about coming down funny during dance practice, eventually finding out she had fractured her foot. Zurcher, then a sophomore, remembers telling her swim coach what’s…