West Salem Takes Four-Set Match Over South Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem wasn’t about to go down easily against cross-town foe West Salem in the Titans four-set 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-21 victory Wednesday evening out in West Salem. With both squads fighting for the postseason, the Titans sitting in fourth-place in the Mountain Valley Conference and the Saxons a…

Hitting Their Stride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Weird to think how much a tough preseason slate can help a team. Those preseason games against Top 5 teams in Jesuit, Mountainside and Sherwood, along with a change in their lineups throughout the season,  had paid off to a 3-0-1 start to league for the South Salem Girls Soccer…

Week 6 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week: 8-4 Season: 45-22 With football coming back-to-back days this week, here are my picks for this week: 6A Sprague over McNary by 3 South Salem over West Salem by 2 5A Silverton over Dallas by 12 McKay over Corvallis by 8 4A Stayton over Newport by 4 Cascade over…

Saxons Ends Preseason Schedule 4-2-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  You cannot sleep on Corvallis entering the 2019 season.  Coming off of back-to-back 5A State Finals appearances, winning in 2018, the Spartans lived up to the standard set from the last two seasons. And despite their four losses coming from forfeitures, Corvallis had scored 15 goals in their five…

West Linn Hands South Salem First Loss Of Season

SALEM, Ore.–  West Linn presented a challenge that South Salem knew of entering Saturday afternoon’s game at South Salem High School. The Saxons Youth Football, with their talented secondary and Hatimu Letisi on the line, they were fully aware of the capabilities of the Lions squad lining up in front of them; but the push…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For September 13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.ocm SALEM, Ore.– This week’s honoree’s for the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club includes West Salem’s Andres Labate, McNary’s Caitlyn Yates, South Salem’s David Garcia Campos and McKay’s Kaydence Nguyen Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is a returning honoree – Andres Labate from West Salem…

Week 2 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Week 1 record: 10-4 Here are Week 2’s predictions as we enter Friday’s game plus a Saturday game pick: 6A South Salem Over Sunset by 4 West Linn over McNary by 7   5A Silverton over South Albany by 21 McKay Over Central by 12   4A Cascade over Mazama by…

South’s Trautman Finishes Fifth At Saxon Invite, Saxons 2nd

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As the first full week of the season comes to an end, South Salem Girls Cross Country were wrapping up their huge home meet at Saxon Invite to mark their first 5K of the 2019 season. Coming off a season in which they finished second in the Mountain Valley…

South Salem Opens Season With Tough Road Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com EUGENE, Ore.–  If there was anyway to measure yourself to start the season, it’s against a team like Sheldon High School Girls Soccer team. Their physicality will prepare them for West Salem, for Summit this league season.  And for much of the game, the Saxons rose to match the intensity paced…

South’s Hage Shines Versus Stout West Offense

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem enter the 2019 season with a target on their backs following their Quarterfinals appearance last season. Returning a strong core from that team and adding Paige Alexander to the mix puts the team towards the front of the Mountain Valley Conference pack entering the season ahead. “I…

North, South Salem Gears Up For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The North Salem Boys Soccer back half on defense stepped up to the challenge presented by South Salem in the Vikings first jamboree scrimmage of the season Friday afternoon at Bennett Field. The Saxons midfield kept North Salem’s runs limited to a limited runs, coming close to scoring with…

Saxon Day Wraps Up Week 1 For South

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  You know it’s almost Game Day when the pads are popping at the end of the first week of the Fall Football season the first-, second-time you get to go with the full-pad jack entering the second week of Fall practice. And for South Salem, as they hosted their…