Saxons To Host Lineman Camp

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Just as talks of 7-on-7 Football league is in the works and coming to fruition this Fall, the South Salem football program will put together a once-a-week, six-week lineman camp for the South Salem Saxon feeder area. Ages will be for anyone between fourth and eighth-grade at Morginside Park…

Kunze On That Comeback Trail

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was a longtime coming for South Salem’s Dustin Kunze when he played with the GymClub Squad at the Pylon 7-on-7 tournament two weeks ago.  But it was a step in the right direction. It’s weird to think that this past Friday would have been Week 2 of the…

Muth, Alvarado Play In Baseball NW Opener Friday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  It was a hot day at Harry and David Field in South Medford Friday afternoon Baseball Northwest brings in the best baseball players from the area.  From Oregon, Washington and Idaho to battle it out for the title of the best in the NW in front of college coaches…

Alvarado Strikes Out 15 In Complete Game Effort

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  All it took Thursday morning was a hit to get South Salem’s Ricky Alvarado into his zone on the bump at Volcanoes Stadium against Parkside. It wasn’t a hit against him.  By all means it helped his cause when he returned to the rubber in the bottom half of…

Valley’s Bats Struggle In Fall Ball Premiere

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The talented Valley Baseball Club arrived at Volcanoes Stadium Monday afternoon for their doubleheader in the 18U Baseball Tournament. Coming off of their seventh and eighth-straight wins on August 22 against the Titans Baseball Club and the Stayton Bandits the VBC slowly jumped out to a 3-1 lead on…

GymClub Reaches Pylon 7-on-7 Semi-Final

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.–  The members of the GymClub HS 7-on-7 squad barely had a chance to get to know each other Saturday prior to the start of the Pylon 7-on-7 tournament at the Hamlin Sports Complex. But they made the most of the opportunity in the one-day tournament, reaching the Semi-Final round…

Emptying The Tank

  By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald3@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—It was time to empty the tank, finish the Summer off right. For the last time, just the fourth-time this summer on Thursday evening, the Oregon Track Club held an All-Comers Meet.  With the uncertainty of tomorrow, it was all about today to leave it on the track just…

Fall Ball Has Arrived

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Fall Ball has arrived. The first round of ballgames took to the Lyle Sports Complex in Dallas Saturday, the start of a two-day round-robin series of games as teams see what they have entering the next few weeks of Fall softball. “It was good to see everybody, meet everybody…

Valley Combines For No-Hitter Against Bandits

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The no-hitter is a gem all in itself for an arm.  Just nudge before the diamond of them all in the perfect game. Valley took it to the next level Wednesday afternoon at Holland Youth Park when they had Ricky Alvarado, Tyler Minney and Jacob Winstead combined for a…

Valley Pick Up Two Victories Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Valley Baseball Club set the found their groove early against the Olympian Baseball Club in their 11-2 victory Saturday afternoon and had carried it over to their 10-3 win over the Stayton Bandits in the following game. Entering the final week of the summer season on a five-game…

48th Annual OBCA State-Metro All-Star Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s an honor for sure to be apart of an historic event like the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association State-Metro All-Star Series. 2020 was suppose to be the 48th-year of the series, pinning the best 5A/6A women seniors and the best 2A-6A men seniors against one another in a fun…

Saturday Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Stayton-grad Jared Mitchell threw a complete-game, two-hit, six-strikeout gem against the Olympians of Sprague Saturday as the Bandits won their second of two games at Holland Youth Park 10-0.  Stayton eeked out a 3-2 win over Central in their doubleheader opener, the Panthers Issac White and the Bandits Wyatt…