Boys Basketball Academic All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem, Silverton, North Marion, several Salem-area schools in the PacWest Conference in 3A, Tri-River and Central Valley Conference’s in 2A made the Academic Top 10 List For Boys Basketball this Winter. 6A Sherwood 3.8 West Salem 3.72 Barlow 3.68 Mountain View 3.68 Lincoln 3.65 Grants Pass 3.61 Bend 3.59 Cleveland…

Academic All-State Top 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem Wrestling (seventh in 6A, 3.44), Silverton (ninth in 5A, 3.13), Cascade (fourth in 4A, 3.22), Jefferson (eighth in 2A/1A, 3.31) hard work in the classroom placed them in the Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams this Winter. Here is the complete list: Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams 6A…

One Of The League’s Best?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The West Salem Softball team had a strong finish to the 2019 season, reaching the first-round of the 6A State Playoffs before falling to Westview in the first round last May. Starting 5-8 in 2019, the Titans wheeled off 11 wins in their final 15 games with a strong…

West Salem Picked Up Steam In Playoff Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Anything could happen in the playoffs.  It’s all about having the hot-hand and momentum to propel you to the next round of it all. With the game tied at 12 after the opening quarter between Sherwood and West Salem, it was a matter a mellowing out and resetting the…

MVC Girls Basketball League Honors

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com South Salem’s Hilary James won Player of the Year. Kaycee Brown of Bend won Defensive Player of the Year and the Saxons Adrian Lewis won Coach of the Year. First TeamKaycee Brown BendCaitlin Wheeler BendSkye Miller McKayLeah Doutt McNaryBailey Dickerson Mountain View Hillary James South SalemVictoria Stafford South SalemPaige Alexander West…

Salem Sports and Breakfast Club For February 28

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  This week’s Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Honoree’s include two basketball players (Cole Hardy, South Salem and Gretchen Olson, South Salem), plus four swimmers coming off of strong performances at this past weekend’s State Swimming Meet. Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is…

West Salem Gets Past Sprague 69-62

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem has had made a unfortunate habit of building large leads since Mountain Valley Conference-play began, only to see them fade away shortly after building it. Twice against McNary and again versus Sprague Tuesday, the Titans had build a double-digit lead only to see against the Olympians at…

West Salem Denied McNary’s Fourth Quarter Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– The question became, up 13 entering the fourth quarter without Justin Scoggins and Holden Whipple, could West Salem avoid the Groundhog Day Effect in their 66-63 win Tuesday night? Scoggins has been battling a pre-stress fracture since about Christmas while Whipple’s been out since early on in the third…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club AOW’s For February 7

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com This past Friday’s Salem Sports And Breakfast Club Athlete’s of the week includes James Moore (Blanchet Catholic), Lidiia Buiko (McKay), Paige Alexander (West Salem) and Noah Worthington (Sprague).  Read about their success’ leading to the honor here: Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is from…

West Salem Girls Winning Streak Snapped At 11.

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The West Salem defense was going to do their thing.  It showed it again against Bend Saturday afternoon in keeping the Titans in the game while their offense tried to find a rhythm. The Lava Bear defense was as tough as West Salem’s and had found a few clear…

West Salem’s Rally Falls Short Saturday Vs Mountain View

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Heartbeak hit West Salem again Saturday afternoon against Mt. View as the Cougars pulled away for a 56-41 win over the Titans. It wasn’t long ago that West Salem started the season 4-2 entering their game against Tigard at the Capitol City Classic on December 23 at Willamette University. …

McNary Stuns West Salem In Comeback Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those games where the well ran dry for one team and filled for the other. West Salem held roughly an 15-point lead on McNary early in the third quarter before the Celtics had cut it down to four two minutes into the fourth quarter Friday…