Lady Dragons 14U Rebounds For Third In Gold Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  Heartbreak sucks.  But it’s how you respond that makes you better.  Makes one great even. The Dallas Lady Dragons 14U squad, down to their last three outs in the game in the seventh inning down two to the Tigers Rage 14U, tied it up at two to force extra’s…

Dallas Lady Dragons Bring Home Hardware

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore– It was a matter of digging deep in the mid-day heat at Jaquith Park Sunday afternoon for the Dallas Lady Dragons 14U going up against the Blaze. It was the end of their third week of games and the defense just ended the Blaze threat, which scored two runs…

Tough Defensive Battle To End Pool Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.–  It all you could hoped for.  A 2-0 14U game that felt like a High School playoff game to end the day. The NM Magic 06 14U found themselves on the losing end of one of the most intense games them or the Oregon Thunder 14U probably played this summer, …

NM Magic 06 14U’s Rally Halted By Washington

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com NEWBERG, Ore.– Call it first-day, first-game jitters but the NM Magic 06 14U found a way to end their first pair of games back in action with a rally of rallies. It was a matter of time before their offense came around for the 14U squad Sunday afternoon at the Darnell…

The Dallas Duo

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– There were only two Seniors playing on the Dallas softball team this year. Two friends who would come into the Dragon softball program and saw it come together as it did. Zoe Whitlow remembers her and Madi Friesen’s freshman year with Dallas when Friesen slide into home against Silverton…

The Power Of Social Media In Sports

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– As many coaches, high school and college, and athletic administrators tell their student-athlete’s ‘be careful of what you do with social media.  It could help or harm you down the road’. But with the time of uncertainty with Coronavirus and sporting events being postponed and/or canceled, some High School Teams…

Starting Strong, Finishing Strong

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The pressure was on for sure as the Salem Aftershock 16A squad opened the Electric Pink bracket of the Stars-and-Stripes tournament Sunday morning at Wallace Marine Park. Opening the tournament against the Sandy Thunder, a single loss would end their day in the single-elimination tournament.  But behind their strong…

NW Vandals 14A Holds Off Canby Rebels 14A For Gold Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.– For a team playing up, most of them being between sixth- and eighth-grade going up against some High School Freshman, the NW Vandals 14A team found themselves in their second Championship Game in their second tournament of the season. Having gone five games behind great defense, the bats of…