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…