Aftershock Rally, Improves To 3-0 At NAFA Summer Nationals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 NEWBERG, Ore.–  One bad inning almost did the Salem Aftershock 16U squad in their 6-4 victory over NW Thunder 14U squad Friday morning at the Darnell Sports Complex. A series of events that featured four runs scored, three off errors, in a manner of a few pitches had the Aftershock wheeling down…

Honored By The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  West Salem’s Crosby Albee made a quick weekend trip up to Corvallis to take part in the Richardson Oregon All-Star Series at Goss Stadium at Oregon State University.  The recent Titan-graduate has been in Medford, playing with the Medford Rogues Collegiate Baseball team and playing in this past Tuesday’s…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of June 11.

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Blanchet’s Sabastian Ramos (Swimming), McNary’s Bekah Grimmer (Girls Basketball), McNary’s Jonathan Canchola (Wrestling), and South Salem’s Jacquie Wadsworth (Girls Basketball) were honored as Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees for the Week of June 11. Here is the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the…

Saxons Win Third In Last Four Games

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem brought aggression and physicality in the second quarter of their 70-29 victory over Central Saturday afternoon. In a 12-6 game, the Saxons played to their strengths and slowly made their trek separating themselves from the Panthers. “I think we have some trouble starting sometimes and we’ve really…

Silverton Hands South Salem First Defeat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Long-term consistency and discipline helped Silverton in their massive 72-52 win over South Salem.  The little things that the Saxons presented to the Foxes in the game, from missed opportunities to rebounding and fouls had resulted in Silverton turning it into momentum on the other side of the court….

Saxon’s Thompson Struck Out 15 In Unique Finish To Invite

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The NW Vandals 16U-Vasas knew this day was going to be interesting. Starting the day with ten girls to end the round-robin Memorial Day Salem Invitational as two of their girls were out at a Basketball game at McNary.  They were reduced to nine by the end of the…

Travel Softball Round-Up: Central Duo Part Of Opening Day Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—  Wallace Marine Park entered the Memorial Day Weekend with the first day of the 14U and 16/18 Memorial Day Salem Invitational Saturday, and as the first day came to an end, Central’s Peyton Foreman and Kaitlyn Brian were splitting time at first base for the Bat Company 16-Gold team….

South Salem Holds Off Salem Academy 58-50

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Salem Academy came out punching above their weight class.  Maybe way above as the first-year 2A team, dropping from 3A this year, decided to take on two 6A squads in McKay and South Salem to start the season the last two days.  Taking their opening game 54-38 on Tuesday…

Thompson Outduels Wilsey In South’s Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore–  There was a nice size divot left by South Salem’s Rowan Thompson and West Salem’s Aliyah Wilsey following their defensive battle Monday afternoon at West Salem High School.  The divot itself was roughly ankle deep and reached out roughly an yard from where the mound starts.  Illustrating how hard…

S/K Track Round-Up From May 3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Sprague (Boys) and North Salem (Girls) Split.  South Salem (Boys) and McKay (Girls) split and West Salem swept McNary.  Here’s a round-up of the Track and Field results from Monday: South Salem @McKay McKay’s James Jennings won the 100- and 200-meter dashes.  The Scots Atilano Davalos won the 110-meter (18.55) and…

1A-6A Softball/Baseball Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Down 7-1 with their final three outs in the seventh inning, Amity answers with six unanswered to tie the game at seven with Blanchet Catholic in the final game of the three-game series. The Warriors had won Game 1 7-0 following a complete-game effort by Gabby Rolston, who had come in…

1A-6A Softball/Baseball Salem-Area Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 1A-6A Softball Round-Up from around Salem: 6A/5A Softball Abbi Covalt went 3-for-4 with an RBI in McNary’s 18-0 win over North Salem. Heather Ebner hit the first home run on the Celtics new softball field. Karaline Pfeifer, Kaitlyn Horn and Perla Gallegos collected a hit in for the Vikings. South Salem…