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…

Week 9 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last Week: 8-6 Season Total: 69-35 As the regular season wraps up, here are my predictions for this week 6A West Salem over Sprague by 10 McNary over South Salem by 8 5A West Albany over Silverton by 3 Dallas over Central by 21 4A North Valley over Crook County by…

SK-Beacons To Host Feburary 1 Event

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  On February 1, 2020, the Salem-Keizer Beacons will host, through the Salem-Keizer High School Sports Booster Club, will honor their second class of Beacon honorees. This year’s honoree’s (and their respective schools) are: Rick Herrin (McKay), Pam and Bob Zielinski (McNary), Dr. Gib Gimore (North Salem), Dave Johnson (South…

MVC Volleyball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com  SALEM, Ore.– Sprague’s Bridgette Smith was named Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year and Olympian Head Coach Anne Olsen was named Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year.   Sprague and Summit both finished 9-1 in MVC league play for Co-League Champion honors as both host home-openers Wednesday for the first…

South Salem Takes Senior Night Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Entering the fifth set of their 25-21, 25-23, 20-25, 20-25, 15-7 win over Mountain View, South Salem knew what was at stake. Sitting 33rd in the State, a loss could all but end their season.  But a win on the otherwise could push their ranking in the Top 32…

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…