Hyre, Vandals 18U Belt Five Homers

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With the Fourth of July just right around the corner, the NW Vandals 18U squad brought out the fireworks in the Stars ‘n’ Stripes opening day Friday morning with their bats. The Vandals, in their first day back on the diamond, launched five home runs in pool play; three…

Juarez, Titans Wakes Up Over Connally’s Bandits 6-3

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Noah Juarez’ laser of an arm from his shortstop position has been known for years as the Chemeketa soon-to-be-sophomore been getting his summer reps in with the Titans Baseball Club.  Showing off the cannon on several occasions in the four games the squad has played this summer. His time…

Titans Rally Past Olympians For Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Titan Baseball Club found themselves rolling over the Olympian Baseball Club, leading 6-1 over the Boys from the Berm entering the fifth inning. Blake Arritola was a triple shy of the Cycle, hitting a solo shot and adding a single and a double as the University of Jamestown-commit drove…

Pitchers Who Rake

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The cameras come out when the pitcher picks up the bat. Seriously. In a tied ball game, bases loaded for the Titans Baseball Club against the Stayton Bandits, future University of Hawaii pitcher Cameron Hagan came walking out of the dugout with a bat with the game on the…

Covalt Returns, Wilsey Strikes Out Five

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.– Torn labrums are no fun. Surgery. Recovery. Getting cleared and the green light to return. The process sucks. But, as the summer softball season kicked off for the NW Vandals 16U Saturday at Keizer Little League Park, McNary’s Abbi Covalt returned to the diamond with her squad nearly a…

McMullen Seals Titans Win Over Olys

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— The Titans Baseball Club’s Brody McMullen walked into a pressure cooker situation in relief for Kaden Reidhead on the hill. The strong start that the Green Machine had entering the seventh inning in building a 5-0 lead into the seventh inning had been reduced to 5-3 with two outs…

West Salem’s Wilch Signs At OSU For Lacrosse

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  There was once upon a time in which West Salem’s Matt Wilch did not play Lacrosse. That lasted about four weeks as Wilch tried his hand at Track and Field his freshman year. Having played Lacrosse since the seventh-grade, the Titan Senior knew his heart belonged with the helmet…

West Salem’s Arritola, Hagan Going 4-Year Level

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here’s an interesting fact.   Pretty astounding thinking about it.  West Salem’s Cameron Hagan and Blake Arritola have been playing together for 15 years, dating back to their days on the Little League sandlots living the baseball dream. They’ve played High School baseball team together with the Titans and followed…

West Salem’s Ball Signs With Linfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As people trickle into the road, rolling up to West Salem Jenny Ball’s house to watch the Titan Senior sign her Letter of Intent in the driveway of her house Wednesday evening to Linfield College. It was something out of the ordinary, doing the signing at her house instead…

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…