OSAA Halting Indoor Training Through Freeze

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The OSAA has recieved a six-week guidance from the OHA and the Governor to halt all indoor activity through the two-week freeze. Here are some key takeaways from the six-page Document: Prohibition on all K-12 School Sports indoors, including conditioning, training and competition. Outdoor training, conditioning and competition is…

Wearing The Uniform One More Time

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  In the world we’re living in nowadays, what happens tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.  It’s a friendly reminder to live for the moment today. Over the course the past few weeks both Cascade and Stayton have trained in part of the OSAA Season 1 guidelines, the Stayton boys and girls have…

Back Brace Don’t Care, Koenig’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—It felt like a football evening in Stayton at Stayton High School. It’s dark at 5pm, 5:30 in the evening.  The Oregon rain is off-and-on.  The lights of the stadium are on and buzzing. On the field, there were no popping of the pads.  No cheering of fans or the…

Reconvening At Willamette U

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The City of Stayton will be well-represented at Willamette University with their Football program once (and hopefully when) the NCAA Division-III and the Northwest Conference (NWC) kicks off this season. “It’s awesome,” said Tony Schoenborn.  “I really enjoyed my time at Stayton High School playing with Jerry (Daniels) and…

Arms To Build From

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  If the Stayton Eagles baseball team can get onto the diamond this Spring, they’ll have some solid arms on the hill to help guide them. Wyatt Connally and Danner Salisbury have shown those starter innings over the summer with Cody Leming, Ty Borde and company right behind them.  Connally,…

New Year, Still Grounded

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  If it wasn’t known, by November 12, 2019 it was cemented.  Jayden Esparza was one bad man on the pitch. Playing opposite of Kevin Hernandez as a freshman, the now-Junior came into his own last season as a sophomore in leading a Stayton Eagle offense to 4A’s second-highest output…

Wrapping Up Fall Ball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  The Oregon West Conference had a nice little finish for the NW Vandals 18U-Dippel Sunday morning in their bracket opener against the Oregon Blaze Gold. Against the tough Alicite Frost, Ridgeview-grad and Portland State University-commit, the Vandals found ways to stay in the game against the Gold as it…

Stayton Wins In Extra’s To Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  There was a big improvement for the Stayton baseball squad going from Week 1 of the Salem Baseball Academy Fall Ball season to their second week as they took on Mound Time Saturday back in Stayton. The energy in the dugout was better.  Defense was sound, only allowing four…

Stayton Sweeps Central At Home

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The air quality had lowered just enough Friday to proceed with the Salem Baseball Academy’s weekend opener at Stayton High School Saturday morning between Stayton and Central High School. With just enough time to trim the grass after two weeks of it sitting due to the poor air quality…

Valley Hangs On Over Washington County 9-8

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Banks Cameron Louie and his catcher Brandon Reed of Salem Academy stood shoulder-to-shoulder awaiting the verdict from their recent play from the umpires standing in between second and third base. The question was, on the back-end of a possible game-ending 9-6 double play, was what to do following the…

The Twilight Of Summer Baseball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The twilight of the Summer Baseball season has sadly arrived. In a day which saw Central sweep the Olympian Baseball Club, eyes were also on the Valley Baseball Club Saturday.  The squad entered their final doubleheader on this day at Holland Youth Park winning their last six games, their…

Valley Combines For No-Hitter Against Bandits

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The no-hitter is a gem all in itself for an arm.  Just nudge before the diamond of them all in the perfect game. Valley took it to the next level Wednesday afternoon at Holland Youth Park when they had Ricky Alvarado, Tyler Minney and Jacob Winstead combined for a…