Dodgers Fall In Saturday’s Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  It was a tough day for the Withnell Dodgers in the Coach K Memorial Tournament Saturday, but the squad finished stronger than they started.  Rebounding from their tough 15-0 defeat to the Chico Nuts to falling in a close 6-4 game to Reno at North Medford High School.  “The…

Minney’s Dodgers Outlast Waples Crushers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  Game three of the three-game Area-3 series between the Withnell Dodgers and the Post 58 Crushers was an eerie similar performance to what the two teams had Tuesday at Regis in Stayton when they met again in Scio Wednesday: A defensive battle. Incoming Silverton senior Carson Waples and incoming…

Saxon’s Petersen Reflects Going Into Senior Year

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Carley Petersen made a point that, as she finishes up her final Summer League schedule this June going into her senior year at South Salem that she’ll be at this point four years later. The Varsity squad reached the Chiles Center her freshman year, Covid soon followed and here…

6A All-State Softball Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Tigard’s Makenna Reid (Pitcher of the Year), the Tigers Pete Kostel (Coach of the Year) and Mountainside’s Addison Kachnik and McMinnville’s Brynn McManus were named Co-Player of the Year in the 6A All-State honors.  Here’s the Complete List. 6A All-State Pitchers First Team Makenna Reid- Tigard Addisen Fisher- Bend Serayah Neiss -Newberg Second Team…

Lapray’s Journey

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a slow evolution for South Salem’s Maggie Lapray the past three years. Freshman year, she was on JV.  Covid shortened her sophomore year and she finally had a chance to have a full-and-normal season this year as a junior.  A junior year that saw her receive second-team All-Mountain…

MVC Girls And Boys Track League honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com First Team 100 Meters  Olivia Jolivette – West Salem  Lydia Stuart – South Salem  200 Meters  Ruby Bishop – Summit  Olivia Jolivette – West Salem 400 Meters Stephanie Urenda – McKay  Ruby Bishop – Summit  800 Meters  Magdalene Williams – Summit  Teaghan Knox – Summit  1500 Meters  Ella Thorsett – Summit …

Gearing Up For The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With the Spring portion of the off-season wrapping up and the Summer portion of the football off-season about to kick off, a lot of athlete’s took part in the Island Boy Camp’s 7-on-7 State Championship Tournament..  From the third-graders to the high school-level, it was one final opportunity to…

Leaving It All Out There

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Walking into the game with two outs in the third inning, 2019 South Salem-grad and Chemeketa Community College Elijah Enomoto-Haole knew that this was probably his last outing as a baseball player. As he forces a ground-out to end the third inning, halting the Linn-Benton Community College rally that turned…

SSBC Honorees For May 13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Maddie Dustin (Girls Golf), Sprague’s Sara Abbott (Girls Track), South Salem’s Rowan Thompson (Softball), McNary’s Emilie Vu McGee (Girls Tennis) and Sprague’s Chris Rogers (Baseball) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of May 13. Read the Press Release here: The Salem Sports and…

SSBC Honorees For May 6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored South Salem’s Mackenzie Scott (softball), Blanchet Catholic’s Alexis Jensen (softball), South Salem’s Lydia Stuart (Girls Track and Field), West Salem’s Tyler Rock (Baseball), South Salem’s Chris Bedard (Boys Tennis) and Sprague’s Milano Cedillo-Rodriguez for the Week of May 6. Here’s the Press Release: The…

Putting In The Off-season Work

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com VANCOUVER, Wash.–  The AAU season has kicked off for the Oregon Swish Girls Basketball team Saturday up at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Washington. Having gone 2-1 in their first time out with their lone defeat with a battle with The Pac Varsity in their second game before rebounding with a…

Sprague Baseball Shuts Out South 1-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.– With how crummy the weather was Friday evening, pitching by both Sprague and South Salem Baseball were spot on as the two Salem schools traveled to Linfield University to play their Mountain Valley Conference game. The Saxons’ Carter Nelson went the distance, striking out three while allowing four hits…