Stinnett The Team Player

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague’s Brandon Stinnett’s game-winning home run Wednesday against Sherwood was just him doing his part to help the team. He was leading off, top of the order in the bottom half of the seventh inning and had found his pitch and turned on it to help lift the Olympians…

CVC Baseball League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Sprague’s Grant Strother won Central Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year, the Olympians Brandon Stinnett won Player of the Year and South Salem’s Max Price won Coach of the Year in the league this year Here’s the Complete List: First Team Pitchers Cole Weiland-South Salem Carter Nelson-South Salem Eli Lowe- Sprague …

CVC Softball League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary’s Ali Martinez won Player of the Year.  South Salem’s Rowan Thompson won Pitcher of the Year and the Celtics Kelly Parsell won Coach of the Year. Here’s the Complete List: First Team All-ConferenceHeather Ebner McNary CatcherBrookelynn Jackson McNary InfieldNatalia Macik McNary UtilityAli Martinez McNary InfieldKarah Miller McNary InfieldHallie Olson South Salem…

CVC District Track Meet Day 1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Patience was there for Sprague’s Sara Abbott.  Through her three years entering her senior year, she’s been through it all.  Covid canceling her freshman season, she missed the mark by two second as a sophomore and had to compete with the juggernaut Summit last year and here she was in…

McNary Outlast Sprague On Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– The Sprague Softball team gave the Central Valley Conference Champions in McNary all they could handle in the Celtics 9-5 victory on their Senior Night Wednesday night.  At one point of this one leading McNary 5-4 going into the bottom of the sixth inning thanks in part to strong…

CVC Boys And Girls Tennis All-League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Central Valley Conference has announced their Boys and Girls Tennis All-League Honors. The Sprague Boys and Girls Tennis teams won the Team District Title with South Salem second. Sprague’s Tirzah Tarbox won the Girls Singles District Title. The Saxons Andria Yao / Nidhi Nagaraj won the Girls Double Title. South…

Sprague Gets By McMinnville For 4-3 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–  In a game where defense reigned supreme, all it took was one hiccup to decide the difference in it.  A hiccup that favored the traveling Sprague Olympian baseball team in their 4-3 victory over McMinnville. A hiccup at second allowed what could’ve been an out during Grant Strother’s RBI…

Saxons Rally From Eight-Down To Defeat Sprague

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Cue any ‘Back From The Dead’ memes that are out there and you can think of because that’s what South Salem had done Friday evening against their rival in Sprague.  Closing out the Central Valley Conference series with a larger than life comeback probably of the year, coming back…

Hot Start Propels Sprague Over South Salem 7-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Sprague Baseball team came out with all sorts of energy to start the game leading 7-1 on their rival South Salem Monday afternoon at Willamette University after the second inning.   They were patient at the plate, taking advantage of six walks, a hit batter and an error to…

SSBC Honorees For April 21

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored McNary’s Nicole Schnurbusch (Girls Tennis), West Salem’s Mia Zachary (Softball), West Salem’s Madison Forrest (Track and Field), Sprague’s Eli Lowe (Baseball) and Sprague’s Jacob Hoda and Jake Horn (Boys Tennis) for the Week of April 21 Here is the Press Release: The Salem Sports…

SSBC Honorees For April 14

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem Academy’s Alex Willcoxen (Girls Golf), Blanchet Catholic’s Carson McNally (Baseball), McNary’s Colby Sullivan (Boys Golf), South Salem’s ┬áNeha Srinivasan (Girls Tennis), South Salem’s Noah Scharer (Baseball), and Sprague’s Sara Abbott (Girls Track and Field) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of April 14. Here’s…

Sprague Hangs On For 8-5 Win Over Tualatin

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–   This game was one of those games that had it all for Sprague to work through.   The bats were on fire, jumping out to a 7-0 lead going into the fourth inning against Tualatin.  Adversity as they witnessed the Timberwolves march back into the game, scoring two runs in…