West Salem Slips By South Salem In Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Cue the Titanic ‘It’s been 84 years’ meme, but Opening Day has finally arrived following nearly two years.  South Salem Head Coach Max Price pointed out on Twitter it was 682 some-odd days since their last game against Jesuit.  Longer if you added in the two or three-days West…

South, McKay Brings Home SK Championships

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– South Salem on Saturday finished one-point shy of a perfect 15 score as they went one-through-four and five of the first six positions in Saturday’s Salem-Keizer City Championships.  Evan Gonzalez, Kelvin Wilson, David Huggins and Kellen Hayase finished in the Top 4 as Sprague’s Tucker Piper ruined the Saxons…

McNary Sweeps Season Series With West

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@jmac1989 SALEM, Ore.—With 14 players all season, West Salem had found themselves two points behind McNary for third-place in the conference standings and had settled in following Fisher Vanslyke third minute goal in the 4-1 defeat to the Celtics Monday night. Their 4-4-2 formation had challenged McNary’s aggressive style for the first-half…

Sprague Wins Four-Set Senior Night Over West Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Emotions were high following Sprague’s 27-25, 25-22, 13-25, 25-18 win over West Salem Wednesday night, snapping a two-game losing skid. It was their best game of the year Lily Albrecht pointed, and on top of it being Senior Day for both her and Alexa Cantu, the Senior Ceremony was…

West Salem JV Rolls In Win Over McNary JV

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It was a slow start to the game Saturday afternoon for the West Salem JV offense, but once they got things rolling it was like Heath Ledger’s Joker going ‘here we go’. A Judah Aliffua-Brody McMullen 65-yard touchdown connection got the Titans on the board late in the first…

McKay Edges West Salem 3-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcodnald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem were playing Thursday night’s game against McKay undermanned.  Without Yahir Bernal in the midfield and Angel-Nicholai Herrera in goal for the game, out due to Spring Break plans, the Titans did have a chance in the closing 30 seconds to force a draw with the Scots in…

Salem-Keizer Dual Meets #3 Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem, Ore.–  Wednesday brought Senior Night in a unique set-up across Salem as the six Salem-Keizer schools ran a 3,000-meter race in their ‘dual’ set-up in the Salem-Keizer Dual Meet #3 race as each team honored their Seniors before going to Minto Brown Park and Bush Park to close out the…

West Salem Takes Down Dallas In Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  West Salem brought the power, Dallas brought the scrap and fight.  Mix the two together Wednesday night and we had an interesting five-set, 25-10, 22-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-2 match that went in favor of the Titans on the road. The first set showed the potential that the Titans, who…

Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton Cross Country Invitational Stayton had won the girls race as Hope Bridge (fourth), Maddy Mitzel (fifth) and Sarah Wolf (sixth) finished sixth as the Eagles finished with 36 team points.  Regis’ Julia McLoughlin won the girls race at 21:22, Scio’s Athena Lau (22:11) was second and Myranda Marquez of Woodburn…

West Salem Wins Showdown Against Silverton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those match-ups that you would love to see as a pre-season game in a normal year let-lone during a short-season like the one West Salem and Silverton has found themselves in this Spring. Perennial playoff teams in 5A and 6A.  The Titans reached the 6A…

West Salem’s Sets Early Tone Over Sprague

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  West Salem’s consistent pressure led right into goals Monday night at West Salem High School against Sprague.  Challenging the Olympian defense with four goals in between the eighth and 28th minute of their 8-2win to open up the six-week season Taking advantage of miscues presented to them by the…

New Look Titans Start Season Monday

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was the day before the season.  Sun was out.  Soccer was being played at West Salem High School. The Titans Girls soccer team with their four seniors and their solid Junior class behind them were out doing some light scrimmaging before their season opener at Sprague Monday night…