Sprague Takes Advantage Of West Albany’s Miscues In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.– For what it was worth, Sprague took full advantage of the opportunities West Albany Wednesday afternoon on the road. Slated to be one of the best match-ups of the day across Oregon, both teams combining for a 16-3 record entering the game, Sprague (9-2) found ways with the seven…

Foster Strikes Six Times For Sprague Lacrosse

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— Brady Foster was on fire for the Sprague Lacrosse team Saturday afternoon against West Albany.  Of the nine goals the Olympians scored against the Bulldogs, Foster scored six of them in Sprague’s difficult 15-9 game on this day. Foster admits that he knew he’s a big part of their…

Zimmermann The Bulldog

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  There was a rain/snow mix Sunday in Keizer as the afternoon arrived at McNary High School for the Island Boy Camp’s practice for their squads.  From the fifth/sixth-grade teams to the Varsity squad, they wrapped up practice in the cold, blustery conditions. For West Albany’s TJ Zimmermann, he was…

Valley Baseball Club Finishes Third In Arizona

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CHANDLER, Ariz.–  The Salem-based Valley Baseball Club traveled down to the Grand Canyon State this past weekend, going 3-1 at the Baseball Showcase MLK Tournament.  Finishing third in the tournament after a slow-start to the tournament. An off-inning against New Level College Prep that plated four runs in the fifth-inning had…

Proving Herself

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  In the crazy year that is, West Albany Senior Emily Stefan took whatever opportunity she could take to get back onto the track.  A full track season would have been great, but four meets were better than none for the Boise State-commit over this past Summer in Springfield at…

Championship Sunday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—It came down to one final weekend to leave it all out on the field because tomorrow isn’t guaranteed when it comes to come out and compete. Over 30 teams competed Sunday at the Hamlin Sports Complex for the ‘State Championship’ game in the High School level.  A mixture of…

Alvarado’s Hit Caps Valley’s Comeback Over Olys

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Baseball can be a weird game at times. The Olympian squad from Sprague, coming off the heels of a tough 6-3 defeat to the Valley Baseball Club in Game 1 of their doubleheader at Blanchet Catholic, had turned a 1-0 deficit entering the fourth inning into a 6-1 lead…

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…

Valley’s Bats Struggle In Fall Ball Premiere

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  The talented Valley Baseball Club arrived at Volcanoes Stadium Monday afternoon for their doubleheader in the 18U Baseball Tournament. Coming off of their seventh and eighth-straight wins on August 22 against the Titans Baseball Club and the Stayton Bandits the VBC slowly jumped out to a 3-1 lead on…

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…