McCarty’s GymClub Edges Lowery’s Titans For Oregon 7’s Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  McKay’s Northeast Royals 7-on-7 were an execution of a play or two away from possibly forcing overtime against the All-Star cast of GymClub Sunday afternoon at Amity High School.  The only kryptonite for the Royals, playing into GymClub’s benefit down the stretch in their championship victory on this day…

Isaac, Aloha Breeze 18A Go 4-0 on Weekend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was just one of those weekends for the Aloha Breeze 18A where everything just went right. After a tough summer, it seemed as if the travel softball team got out of their own heads and just played ball.  When they did, it looked pretty dang solid as they…

Vandals Set Pace Early Versus Bat Company

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It didn’t ring home until towards the end of the NW Vandals 16U’s 14-0 win over the Bat Company 18-Loiler Saturday night was the uniqueness of the first three batters of BC’s lineup. They were all left-handed batters.  Aliyah Wiltsey (West Salem), Carley Schlag (Sprague) and Peyton Foreman (Central)…

Jr. Oly’s, Titans Show Resilience In Match-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For a young team, it’s good to see the fight and grit that they may possess. With Fall Ball getting under way and the Jag Labor Day Classic at Wallace Marine Park wrapping up Monday afternoon, the 14U Bracket third-place game featuring the Jr. Oly’s Pilgrim and the West…

Emptying The Tank

  By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald3@gmail.com SPRINGFIELD, Ore.—It was time to empty the tank, finish the Summer off right. For the last time, just the fourth-time this summer on Thursday evening, the Oregon Track Club held an All-Comers Meet.  With the uncertainty of tomorrow, it was all about today to leave it on the track just…

Getting Back Into The Gym

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Volleyball is back in session in its court.  Well sort of. Monday marked the first day of the first session of the NPJ’s ‘quad’ league.  Four-on-four volleyball at The Hoop in South Salem. Split up into two hour-and-a-half sessions, eight teams of four girls, 64 total in the indoor…

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…

Titans Over Bandits 12-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Bryce Campbell got his final career start on the bump for the Stayton Bandits Thursday evening. It was an emotional day for sure as the Regis-grad, who had two no-hitters as a Junior last Spring for the Rams, hung a zero on a stout Titans Baseball Club offense.  Picking…

Olys Take Final Match-Up Over Titans

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For the last time this summer, one of the great Salem rivalries took to the field of play. The Olympian Baseball Club and the Titans Baseball Club lined it up in-between the two chalked lines at Holland Youth Park.  It was their scheduled 12th game of the Willamette Valley…

Titans Roll By Stayton 9-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The Titans Baseball Club set the pace early against the Stayton Bandits in their 9-1 victory Thursday evening at Holland Youth Park. The Green Machine jumped out to a 6-0 lead, Kyle Kroneberg in three innings of starting on the bump struck out three and handed the reigns of…

Olympians Bats Set Tone Early At Volcanoes Stadium

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It’s easier to pitch when you have the lead, the cushion makes a defense comfortable in their efforts to sustain that lead during an intense game. The Olympians of Sprague hung a four—spot on the Showtime 18U squad Monday night at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium in the top half of…

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…