Finding Opportunities To Improve

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– With traditional football considered ‘taboo’, many gridiron stars are looking elsewhere to get their name out there and getting those valuable reps in until they are able to return to the field. That means showcases, 7-on-7’s, all to get that improvement at their position.  Getting better with their strengths…

Bringing Back The Trophy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  A quick three-point interception and a touchdown pass had put the seventh-, eighth-grade Island Boy Club squad the IBC Elite led 10-0 in the 14U Championship bout of the MVP 7-on-7 Turkey Bowl Tournament Saturday afternoon. Two days after the Thanksgiving holiday, ten teams met at the Hamlin Sports…

Sunday Funday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—Seventh-grader Chase Dominguez sent GymClub Coach Kyley McCrae into a frenzy on his defense Sunday afternoon. On the field just to the north of the State Hospital on 25th and D, Dominguez rolled to his right and hit a wide-open receiver as the GymClub defense shifted to Dominguez left.  McCrae…

Saxons Alvarado Signs With Wenatchee Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It’s been a long time coming for South Salem’s Danny Alvarado.  Baseball has been in his blood since he was nine-years-old in the days of playing with Scott Ackerman’s Bat Company, being apart of a Premier Baseball Club squad at one-point ranked fourth in the nation between 11 and 13. …

South’s James Graduates Early

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The craziness of 2020 has continued. News broke out of South Salem Thursday afternoon that Hilary James, a two-time conference Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019 as well as an All-State Selection in 6A as a sophomore and Junior, has decided to forgo her Senior Year of…

Competing Against Varsity Talent

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  It was a bittersweet way to end the Oregon 7’s 7-on-7 league for South Salem freshman Parker Williams and the Valley Capitals at the State Championships at Hamlin Sports Park Sunday.  Knowing they could have done better following their first-round defeat Sunday afternoon. “We didn’t have a great game…

Photos: Oregon 7’s 7-on-7

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– A few pictures from Sunday’s Oregon 7’s 7-on-7 games at McKay City Park. Photos By Jeremy McDonald

Titans Run Ends In Semi-Finals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore. — In West Salem’s Titan Black’s victory over Pro Baller 7v7 Red Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park, a Pro Baller’s coach pointed out to his cornerback in front of him that Titan’s Jack Bennett was ‘there best guy right there;. Bennet, lining up at receiver next to the…

Closing The Gap

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem Senior Drew Gertenrich has dabble with the sport of football growing up, but it wasn’t until his Junior Year last year when he put on the pads at the High School level for the Saxons. Playing at the Junior Varsity level to get his feet wet and…

Celts Hold Off Southridge Club For ‘Ship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—The Celtic Football Club of McNary Brayden Copeland was in the middle of the Celts big 14-7 win over the Southridge Eight Sunday afternoon at McKay City Park. Coming off a three-hour lay-over, waiting for whoever came through the bracket to play them in the Championship Game, McNary had picked…

South Salem’s Alvarado Selected To National Power Showcase

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem’s Danny Alvarado is one of two Oregonian’s selected to participate in the fifth-annual National Power Showcase Home Run Derby and All-American Classic here in November. The event, taking part between November 6 and 8 at the Texas Rangers brand new billion-dollar stadium, Globe Life Field, features some…

Big Red And NW Vandals 16’s Take Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.– The NW Vandals 16U squad made the most of their final three games of the Fall Season, playing team ball to the USA Softball Fall Classic Lower Bracket Gold Championship Sunday night at US Cellular Softball Fields in South Medford. The last two games, led by the arm of…