South Salem Holds Off West Salem’s Second Half Rally

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was something to behold when the first half ended and South Salem led West Salem 40-15 entering the locker rooms. The Saxons were having their way on both sides of the ball.  Jaden Nielsen-Skinner and Treyden Harris offensively while Ryan Brown and Eric Lungu kept the Titans out…

McNary Hangs On Versus West Salem 42-39

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— With both squads coming into Friday’s Mountain Valley Conference game with some momentum at hand, West Salem Girls winners of four of their last six games and McNary winners of their last three, there was a sense that it was going to be an interesting game. The Celtics Leah…

Bertsch, West Salem Open Up League With Win Over McKay

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem slowly saw their once double-digit lead trickle down to three as McKay’s Danica Cheremnov got the Lady Scots a one-possession game at 36-33 with 2:34 left in the third quarter of both squads Mountain Valley Conference-opener Tuesday evening. It seemed as if throughout the game Tuesday that…

West Salem Finishes Second at SCTC Duals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.—  West Salem was wrapping up a long day at Stayton High School in their team duals at the SCTC Duals Saturday. After wrapping up pool play with Sisters, they were in the Championship bout versus a tough 3A Willamina squad and though fatigue was setting in for both squads…

Titans Return Two State Qualifiers On Young Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The end of the Wrestling season is always an interesting thing to factor in as you don’t know what to expect leading into the District Meet. For the West Salem wrestling team, they had the injury  bug hit them hard entering and during the week of and during the…

McMullen And Capital City Sports

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  For seven seasons, Jerry McMullen split time in the Minor League system with the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Soxs farm systems as well as the Independent League-ranks as a relief pitcher just living that baseball dream that many dream of doing. And though he didn’t break into the…

West Salem Advances To Face Defending State Champion Clackamas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The offense produced behind their offensive line. Anthony Gould and Gideon Giles split the first four touchdowns right down the middle as West Salem led Southridge 27-7 in the second quarter of the opening round of the 6A playoffs to set the pace in the Titans 50-burger production Friday…

MVC Girls Soccer Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here is the Mountain Valle Conference Girls Soccer League Honors.  Summit’s Michaela Gorman won Player of the Year and the Lady Storm’s Jamie Brock won Coach of the Year Midfield/Defense Amelia Anderson Bend Defense Makenzie Jerome Bend Forward Abigail Hawley McNary Goalie Mia Morey Mt. View Midfielder Marina Foster South Salem…

MVC Boys Soccer Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Here is the list for the Mountain Valley Conference Boys Soccer League Honors. First Team Midfield- Collin Brown Bend MidfieldTyler Erickson Bend Defense Reid Keller Bend Midfield Angel Nunez McKay Midfield Byran Nicholas McKay Forward Yobeli Manzo McKay Defense Jesus Lopez McNary Midfield Jovanie Bravo McNary Goalie Sebastian Lopez…

MVC Football Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The 2018 Mountain Valley Conference List has been released with McNary’s Jeff Auvinen being names Coach of the Year and West Salem’s Alex Hurlburt receiving Defensive Player of the Year to go with his first-team honors at Linebacker. The Titans Simon Thompson received Offensive Player of the year to…

MVC Volleyball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague’s Morgan Doll won the Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year award with Olympian Head Coach Anne Olsen winning Coach of the Year.  Here’s the full MVC  Volleyball Honors List: Megan Bushell- Bend Sonna Faulker- Bend Shay Coons-McKay Jasmine Martin- Mt. View Gabby Baker- South Salem Morgan Doll-…

West Salem Girls Loses Tough Game To Summit

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sometimes in defeat, you can learn something for the future. West Salem and Summit knew what was at stake when they entered the halftime break tied at 1 Friday afternoon with Madison McDougal having the lone goal of the game for the Lady Titans: A Conference Title. Both teams…