McKay Takes Metro-Area Lineman Challenge Title, West Salem Seventh

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–  West Salem looked like they were keeping up with their Salem-counterparts in McKay in the Metro-Area Lineman Challenge at Hare Field Saturday in the Tug-of-War event to close out Saturday’s festivities. Anchored by Holden Whipple and with assistant coach Mike Baker and quarterback Jackson Lowery in their ear holes,…

Stepping Into The Challenge

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  West Salem’s Jackson Lowery has some big shoes to fill this season when he takes over the signal calling duties from Simon Thompson when the Titans open the season September 6 against Lake Oswego at home. And for the Junior Varsity Quarterback that’s making the move up to the…

CFC Athletica Advances To NWPL Championship Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The great season by the Capital FC Athletica squad has landed the squad in the Northwest Preimer League Championship Game following their 3-1 victory over Yakima United Sunday afternoon at the CFC Facility off of State Street. “Oh it’s such a great feeling, especially with this team because we…

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…

West Salem Boys 4×1 Finished 3rd In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRESHAM, Ore.–  Doing the relays in the rain can be a risky proposition with the risk of dropping the baton and risking disqualification if it slips out your hands somewhere along the way. West Salem girls 4×100 meter relay won the State Meet minutes prior to the Titan boys, beating out…

MVC Softball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary sweeps the Mountain Valley Conference honors with Taylor Ebbs winning Player of the Year, Faith Danner being the Pitcher of the Year and Celtic Head Coach Kevin Wise being Coach of the Year. Here is the complete honors list: First Team Lena Zahniser Bend 9 Pitcher Faith Danner McNary 12…

West Salem Starts ‘Tune-Up’ Week With Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—With the league season now over, there’s an empty week to play some extra tune-up games leading into the postseason for the West Salem Titan Baseball team. In their first of three games this week against Lincoln, a 6-4 victory, the bats started strong to help support their pitcher in…

West Salem Lacrosse Seal Top Seed In League For League Playoffs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With a perfect regular season league season staring them down entering the fourth quarter up 13-10 in their 18-12 win over West Albany Tuesday night, West Salem was not about to hand over the top-seed to anyone else but themselves. Having won six-straight North Valley League titles entering this…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Honoree’s For May 3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honoree’s include Noah Ferguson (South Salem), The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from South Salem baseball – Noah Ferguson. Noah, a senior, is a pitcher for the 6-2 Saxons. Noah has five wins against no losses on…

West Salem Picks Up Tough Win Over Bend

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM. Ore.– It was one of those playoff games that they needed entering down the stretch with playoffs looming beyond May 14. Aliyah Wilsey and her defense held Bend to one run as they entered the bottom of the seventh inning tied at one apiece. “I feel like this one of…

Allison Throws 2-Hitter In Summit DH Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonad73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—West Salem’s Braden Allison found and lived in his zone in the Titans doubleheader opener versus Summit in the opener’s 3-0 win over the Storm behind a two-hit, seven strikeout performance on the bump. Being the Titans number-two pitcher behind Lucas Stanfield, the Senior Allison commanded the hill with a…

Sprague Takes Two From West Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The momentum from Thursday’s comeback from behind victory sparked Friday’s strong play for Sprague as they closed out the two-game sweep of West Salem on the road 12-1. The Olympians held a 1-0 lead when the Titans loaded up the bases in the bottom half of the inning, only…