Tigard Takes Win Over South Salem In Non-League Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Tigard remembered all too well that 62-48 loss to South Salem at the Capitol City Classic on December 20. They used it for their motivation Friday night when the two teams met again in South Salem. They won the rebounding game over the Saxons in their 65-57 road win. They collapsed the lanes…

Saxons Comeback Falls Short In OT To Sheldon

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  For how bad the game started Sunday afternoon, here they were milking the clock under 20 seconds left in overtime with the game tied at 51-all with Sheldon. Their 53-51 OT loss to the Irish was all-and-all not the result they were looking for, but after a first half…

South Salem Finishes Sixth At Capitol City Classic Despite Late Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com It is hard to imagine looking at the 65-63 Lanier-South Salem final score that a few minutes earlier it was 53-41 in favor of the Longhorns. At that point in the game, the Saxons were out of their rhythm from the first quarter where they scored 26 points and led Lanier…

South Salem Wins Capitol City Classic Opener Over West Albany

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t a pretty game, but they got the job done. South Salem were challenged on the boards by the height of TJ Zimmerman and the West Albany guards tested the ball-handling skills of the Saxons in South Salem’s 67-51 Capitol City Classic-opening win Thursday night. “They’re pretty good…

South Wins Second OT Battle Of Season, Third Win Of Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Oregon City challenged the mental game of South Salem on top of challenging them physically on the court. Besides the on-the-court talk, the Pioneer bench got loud and boisterous to try to get the physically talented Saxon off their game and see how they would react during the game. 45…

Lynk’s Return And A Saxon Powerhouse?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a longtime coming for Emorej Lynk. Two days shy of the one-year anniversary of tearing a ligament in his knee, Lynk was back on the court going full-speed on the surgically repaired knee he tore in the 2A State Finals against Santiam last November. “It felt good. …

Bouncing Back After Beaverton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Here is the scary thing about last year’s South Salem 20-6 team, they return all but one including the Co-Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year in Hilary James. Entering his third year at helm after taking over from a legend in Nick McWilliams, Adrian Lewis was impressed to…

Taking Over The Program

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Transitioning from a long-time, successful coach like a Tyler Allen is no easy feat to say the least.  It’s a giant hole, crater perhaps, to fill entering the first-year following Allen stepping down from the program following South Salem’s fifth-place finish and after eight years coaching the Saxons. With…

MVC Football Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcodnald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– McNary Head Coach Jeff Auvinen got Coach of the Year honors while Junior Walling (Defensive Player of the Year), Bend’s Nate Denney (Offensive Player of the year) got the player awards. Here is the complete list starting with the offensive line. OFFENSE Offensive Tackle First team: Nic Shepherd McNary…

MVC Boys Soccer League Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem’s Andres Labate and Summit’s Simon Kidder won Player of the year. The Titans Eddy Soboll won Coach of the Year. Here is the Complete List: Player of the Year Andres Labate West Salem Simon Kidder Summit Coach of the Year Eddy Soboll West Salem First Team Goal…

MVC Girls Soccer All-League List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem’s Paige Alexander got Player of the Year honors while Titans Head Coach Whitney Pitalo got Coach of the Year.  Here is the complete Mountain Valley Conference list: Player of the year School: Paige Alexander West Salem Coach of the Year School:  Whitney Pitalo West Salem First team…

Running It Back: McNary Win’s MVC Title Second-Straight Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  They clinched it at home last year, now McNary has clinched the Mountain Valley Conference at home following their 35-15 win over South Salem Friday night. ‘Back-to-back’ was heard as the student section stormed the Saxon turf field as the Celtics, after their tough preseason, have wheeled off four-straight…