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…

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…

Muth Makes It Official

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— Sprague’s Jackson Muth was given a golden opportunity to be one of the main arms out of the bullpen for the Olympians as a sophomore. That year saw Sprague finish second in the Mountain Valley Conference, a game ahead of Bend while handing rival South Salem one of their…

Championship Sunday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—It came down to one final weekend to leave it all out on the field because tomorrow isn’t guaranteed when it comes to come out and compete. Over 30 teams competed Sunday at the Hamlin Sports Complex for the ‘State Championship’ game in the High School level.  A mixture of…

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

Kievit In The Lab

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– It’s the line where the battles are won and lost.  For the Sprague Olympian offensive line during this pandemic-extended off-season, the Olys linemen edged Sunset to win the Metro Line Challenge by one point.  Winning four events in the process of collecting 64 points, one point more than the…

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…

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…

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…

Big Role To Fill

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With the recent graduation of Elias Polanski, an Mountain Valley Conference Honorable Mention selection, Sprague will be turning to a Junior gunslinger to replace the recently departed Polanski at the most important position on the field: Quarterback. The Olympians Logan Smith has been putting in his dues, doing his…

Dallas Kick-Off First 7-On Appearance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com INDEPENDENCE, Ore.–  It was almost like a home game for the Dallas Dragons Football Team when the made the little drive over to the Independence Sports Park Sunday morning to partake in the Oregon 7’s 7-on-7 tournament. With their first tournament action of the season cut short mid-day with the cancelation…

Alvarado’s Hit Caps Valley’s Comeback Over Olys

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Baseball can be a weird game at times. The Olympian squad from Sprague, coming off the heels of a tough 6-3 defeat to the Valley Baseball Club in Game 1 of their doubleheader at Blanchet Catholic, had turned a 1-0 deficit entering the fourth inning into a 6-1 lead…