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…

Valley Pick Up Two Victories Saturday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Valley Baseball Club set the found their groove early against the Olympian Baseball Club in their 11-2 victory Saturday afternoon and had carried it over to their 10-3 win over the Stayton Bandits in the following game. Entering the final week of the summer season on a five-game…

68th Annual East-West Shrine Game Honoree’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com August 1, 2020 was supposed to mark the 68th-annual East-West Shrine Football Game at Baker High School in Baker City, Oregon that features the best kids from 1A-4A from the 2019-2020 football season.  But due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the event hosted by Shriners, the annual highlight and closure of the…

Saturday Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Stayton-grad Jared Mitchell threw a complete-game, two-hit, six-strikeout gem against the Olympians of Sprague Saturday as the Bandits won their second of two games at Holland Youth Park 10-0.  Stayton eeked out a 3-2 win over Central in their doubleheader opener, the Panthers Issac White and the Bandits Wyatt…

Valley’s Clutch Hits Slips By Stayton’s Stout Defense

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Plays were made Tuesday evening at Holland Youth Park that could land themselves on Sportscenter Top 10. From the Stayton Bandit’s Wyatt Connally’s line-out and tag out at first for a double play, to Valley’s Ricky Alvarado’s two-run home run in Valley’s 3-0 win, the roughly 90-minute game was…

Valley Takedown Titans 6-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Valley’s once 3-0 lead entering the bottom of the first inning over the Titans Baseball Club quickly evaporated by the end of the third, finding themselves in a 3-3 ball-game with the Green Machine. Brody McMullen, after a tough first inning, settled in.  Striking out seven batters in three-and-a-third…

Bateman, Central Grabs Win Over Boyles Bandits

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For the first three-and-a-half innings of Tuesday’s Central and Stayton Bandits game, there was only one hit in the Panthers 6-3 victory at Holland Youth Park.  The hit came from a double by Cameron Ordway in the bottom of the first inning. It was 1-0 going into the fifth,…

Rolling With The Punches

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Stayton Head Volleyball coach Ruth Palfenier knows a thing or two about being flexible as she, and her Eagles squad await the official word about the season to come. As it stands today, official practice is still scheduled to start August 17, first official contest can happen on September…

OSAA Pushes Fall Sports Back

The OSAA has decided to push the start date for the first game of the year for Volleyball, Cross Country and Soccer to September 23 from August 27. Football is currently prohibited under the guidelines set by the State. The association will meet again August 3 as they look to exhaust all options to salvage…

Vandals 18U Finally Gets Tournament Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  They finally got over the hump.  Third-time is indeed the charm.  The NW Vandals have finally won a Tournament Title. There was no doubt both them and the Eugene Lighting, coming back for a revenge game in hopes to steal two for the NAFA Summer National Tournament Platinum Title…