Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees For October 8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Sprague’s Blaise Pearson (football), West Salem’s Jack Meier (Cross Country), South Salem’s Araeya Watanabe (Volleyball), West Salem’s Natalie Cunningham (Girls Soccer) and McKay’s Sydney Haines (Cross Country) were honored by the Salem Sports And Breakfast Club for October 8. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honorees For October 1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored South Salem’s Nathan Martinez (Boys Soccer), McKay’s Kyrin Fuimaono (Football), Sprague’s Brody Whetzel (Boys Soccer), McNary’s Hannah Ferguson (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Sidney Friesen (Volleyball) and Blanchet’s Ellie Pearson (Girls Soccer) for the Week of October 1. Here’s the press release: Congratulations to our Athletes…

Cross Country Round-Up: Salem-Area Runners Run At Nike Portland XC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  The Annual Nike Portland XC event returned this Fall as athletes from the West Coast traveled to Blue Lake Regional Park to compete in the variety of Varsity races (from Danner, the strongest runners to Division-3) as well as a slew of Novice and Junior Varsity races to give…

SSBC Honorees For September 17

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Laila Leaks (Volleyball), McNary’s Zane Aicher (football), South Salem’s Max Yermachenkov (Boys Soccer), Blanchet Catholic Rebecca O’Dell (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Logan Smith (Football) and Sprague’s Sara Abbott (Girls Cross Country) were honored this past Friday by the Salem Sports And Breakfast Club for the week of September 17. Here…

Salem-Area Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem and South Salem had strong performances at the Northwest Classic Saturday.  Scio’s Athena and Blanchet’s Emma Lutz finished in the Top 20 at the 1A-4A NW Classic race.  Sprague and Cascade had strong showings at the Merriwether and Oregon City on Friday and Saturday. Here’s some notables from the three big…

SSBC Athletes of the Week For September 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The first edition of the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club of the school year has came. McKay’s Chansse Lee (Football), Sprague’s Amity Rogers (Girls Soccer), McNary’s Tessa Fisher (McNary) and North Salem’s Jerrik Wangler (Football) were honored by the SSBC on September 10. Here’s the press release. First Athletes…

Olympians Pull Away In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  Sprague made things interesting for themselves in their first outing of the Fall 2021 season. They controlled the first half of their 41-20 victory Friday night on the road.  Dictating the pace with their run defense and their run offense behind Riley Davis had eventually opened up the passing game for…

Wilsonville Night Race Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILSONVILLE, Ore.—The annual Wilsonville Night Race returned Friday night as athlete’s from around the State came to Wilsonville to run in the 3,000-meter race (roughly 1.864 miles). On the boys side, the South Salem boys went one, four and five in the 3,000-meter Boys Novice B race.  Copper Brown won the…

Sprague Pressures West Salem In Jamboree Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.-  Sprague’s Amity Rogers showed off some aggression on top for the Olympian offense.  Bringing the pressure with Nicky Williams and Madalyn Neufeld bringing up back-up from the midfield and the right side of the field, opposite where the sophomore forward was on the left-side nearest to the grandstand. Sprague’s looking to…

SKSD Volleyball Jamboree

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem enters the Fall season with a massive target on their backs. In the Spring 2021 season the Saxons went 12-0, dropping just three sets during the six-week season.  Those three sets were to Silverton (one set) and West Albany (two sets). Thursday evening rolled around and they were part…

Preparing For Round 2 Of Football ’21

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  By the last hour of the first practice of the 2021 Fall Season, Sprague’s David Sherman received the first battle scare of the season.  Going through the pad-less practice with a bandage just below his left eye Monday morning. “It feels pretty good just to get back out here. …

Last Few Hacks Of Summer Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ORTLAND, Ore.–  South Salem-Grad and former Chemeketa first baseman Kaiden Doten is entering the twilight of his baseball career with at least four more games left with the Portland Gherkins.  Three regular season games and at least one in the four-team Wild Wild West League. Baseball has been his life, having played it…