One Last Relaxing Week Before Try-Outs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This week is more of a tune-up entering the long-haul that is the Volleyball season that officially kicks off Monday across the State. Coming off their second-place finish in 2018 in 6A, Sprague wrapped up their second day of their Kids Camp with the Middle Schoolers handing off to…

Getting After It

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s weird to say, think and fathom that the Sprague Football team went 2-7 coming on the heels of an second-round and Quarterfinal appearance the last two years entering 2018. But, as they close in to August 30’s jamboree at Sprague High School, they haven’t forgotten one of the…

Warm-Up For the 3-on-3 Tournament

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  During her freshman season for Sprague, Baylee Butler had showed off some of her athleticism on the court for the young Olympians this past Winter. And as the incoming sophomore prepares to help Sprague bounce back from their tough 0-24 season in 2018, Butler once again showcased that athleticism…

Sprague Signs Nine To The Next Level

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As Sprague Volleyball Head Coach Anne Olson spoke about her three signees of Morgan Doll (Fairfield University-commit), Emily West (Western Oregon University-commit) and Madison Marlett (Lane Community College-Commit), she mentioned how important they were to help the Olympians to get past powerhouse Central Catholic in five sets. Down 14-9…

MVC Softball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary sweeps the Mountain Valley Conference honors with Taylor Ebbs winning Player of the Year, Faith Danner being the Pitcher of the Year and Celtic Head Coach Kevin Wise being Coach of the Year. Here is the complete honors list: First Team Lena Zahniser Bend 9 Pitcher Faith Danner McNary 12…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honoree’s For May 3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Noah Ferguson (South Salem), The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem baseball – Noah Ferguson. Noah, a senior, is a pitcher for the 6-2 Saxons. Noah has five wins against no losses on…

Chemeketa Drops Final Regular Season Game, Regionals Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The game of baseball can be weird sometimes. For the first five innings in their four-game series finale versus Southwestern Oregon Community College, Banks-graduate Dalton Renne held a perfect game to his name as McNary-Grad’s Josh Benson scored the lone run second inning to hand Chemeketa a 1-0 lead….

South Retakes MVC Lead With Win Over Sprague

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With the Mountain Valley Conference lead up for grabs after Sprague’s 11-1 win Thursday to bring the Olys to within a two-way tie with South Salem at 6-2 in league, the question became who will walk away with the conference lead with three league games to go? Miscues in…

Sprague Takes Two From West Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The momentum from Thursday’s comeback from behind victory sparked Friday’s strong play for Sprague as they closed out the two-game sweep of West Salem on the road 12-1. The Olympians held a 1-0 lead when the Titans loaded up the bases in the bottom half of the inning, only…

West Salem Lacrosse Snaps Sprague’s Five-Game Winning Streak

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  A year ago Sprague Lacrosse shocked West Salem in the regular season with a 15-14 win over the Titans. West Salem would answer in the league playoffs to clinch their sixth-straight North Valley League Championship a few short games later and quickly jumped on the Olympians slow start Thursday…

Sprague Splits With #2 Bend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM. Ore.– With two doubleheaders in four days in front of them, Sprague had to step up their game against Mountain View and Bend this past week. They took care of the Cougars and pulled only what West Salem and Bishop Manogue (NV) by handing the second-ranked Lava Bears a loss…

Sprague Sweeps Mountain View

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague needed some momentum leading into this weekend’s big league doubleheader with Bend starting with their doubleheader with Mt. View Wednesday afternoon sitting 0-1 in Mountain Valley Conference play and 4-4 overall. And they completed what they needed to do against the Cougars, sweeping the doubleheader 7-5 and 11-1…