SSBC Honorees For Week of September 23

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary’s Emily Blagg (Volleyball), West Salem’s Morgan Dorsey-DuQuesne (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Rubi Morrissette (Volleyball), McKay’s Abdoulie Jallow (Boys Soccer) were honored by the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club for the Week of September 23. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week from McNary Volleyball is Emily…

Improving On Their Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  The South Albany State Preview brought in some great talent from across the State Saturday at South Albany High School, making it a great mid-season test going into the second half of the season and eventually into the postseason. For the South Salem Volleyball team, despite being as young…

SSBC Honorees For September 16

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored South Salem’s Gitte Lonigan (Girls Corss Country), Sprague’s Amity Rogers (Girls Soccer), Sprague’s Drew Rodriguez (Football) and South Salem’s Daschel Smith (Football) for the Week of September 16) Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week…

Sprague Picks Up Big Win Over South

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The one thing about an Anne Olsen-led Sprague Volleyball team is that they’re scrappy.  They know how to battle and stay with it. On more than one occasion the Olympians had to rise to the challenge in their 25-18, 25-15, 25- sweeping win over the Saxons, more so in…

Sprague’s Rogers Stepping Up As Leader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague’s Amity Rogers would ask herself here and there of ‘what would Nicki’ do as the Olympian junior takes the recently-graduated Nicki Williams spot on the pitch early in this season.  Taking lessons learned from Williams as she takes more of a leadership role this Fall for a young…

Sprague Boys Soccer Snaps 11-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Sprague has finally done it.  After 11 games in which they tied once and dropped ten heartbreaking games, the Olympian Boys Soccer team’s back in the win column.  Their last game came September 13 against Milwaukie, a 8-0 victory before their 2-0 win over Silverton on Thursday. Their defense…

The Passionate Collins

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague will be raw in talent, but the drive is there coming off of their 6-3 season and their first playoff appearance since 2017 as they look to carry over last year’s success into 2022. Filling the void left by graduating All-League seniors in Logan Smith, David Sherman,  Cole…

Building Momentum For College Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.-  West Salem-grad Brody McMullen had himself a good summer with the Salem Withnell Dodgers going into his freshman year with Linn-Benton Community College.  A Summer of pitching that featured an 89-pitch, nine strikeouts against Fairfield of California in June and had a six-and-a-third innings of work against the Hillsboro…

Dodgers Closes Out Season In Roseburg

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.– The Sprague young guns of Brady Muth and Hayden Laudette had themselves a game against the Sherwood Lobos Monday afternoon as the Salem Withnell Dodgers closed out the season Monday afternoon. For Muth, the incoming senior had the two extra base hits for the Dodgers with a bases-loaded triple…

Sprague’s Rogers Walks It Off For Withnell In Playoff Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  Sprague’s Chris Rogers bases loaded single capped one of those ‘Welcome to State’ games as the Salem Withnell Dodgers weathered the storm of the Emerald Challengers to start the American Legion Triple-A State Opening round Saturday. And to little surprise between the two great squads at Bill Gray Legion…

Sprague’s Borzy Eyeing Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague’s Olivia Borzy has been on a tear coming off of the Oregon Bombers 16A’s second place finish at the 16A/B State Tournament in Medford from last weekend. After being apart of a Bombers team that went 7-2 in their Southern Oregon Trip, the incoming Olympian junior helped the…

Withnell Dodgers Repeat As League Champs

By Jeremy McDOnald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– The Withnell Dodgers did it again. After winning the American Legion Triple-A American Legion Area-3 Title last Summer, the Withnell Dodgers picked up the title once more Saturday afternoon following their 11-3 win over the Corvallis Marketmen. The win however, came in Game 2 of the doubleheader on this…