SSBC Honorees For Week of January 20

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonld73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored Salem Academy’s Haley Ferry (Girls Basketball), West Salem Reese Lawson (Girls Wrestling), South Salem’s CC Buarer (Girls Swimming), North Salem’s Aundre Chacon (Boys Wrestling), West Salem’s Jackson Leach (Boys Basketball) for the Week of January 20. Here’s the Press Release: The Salem Sports and…

West Salem Shuts Door On McNary For Seventh-Straight Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  West Salem once again found a way of getting it done when it matters the most.   In games past since Central Valley Conference league play started, they’ve pulled away from South Salem, hung on against Sprague and against McNary, rolled with the waves of the high’s and the low’s…

Lawson’s Continued Momentum

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Reese Lawson is just picking up where she left off last year for the West Salem Wrestling team.  Undefeated entering the Southridge Tournament.  Still perfect through 14 with her pinning her opposition along the way.  Driven to build upon her placement at the 155 pound Girls State Tournament as…

West Salem Holds Off South Salem For 2-0 League Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  South Salem gave West Salem all that they had Monday evening at West Salem High School.  The Saxons were just starting their Central Valley Conference slate while the Titans were coming off their first conference win on Friday against North Salem. The Titans, playing without Lizzy Bennett, who was…

Capitol City Classic Girls And Boys Basketball All-Tournament Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Silverton’s Kyleigh Brown and West Linn’s Jackson Shelstad both were named Most Outstanding Players for the Capitol City Classic Girls and Boys Basketball Tournaments from this past week. Here’s the Complete List: Girls Basketball First Team Kyleigh Brown- Silverton Mollie Miller- Oregon City Brynn Smith- Willamette Lizzy Bennett- West Salem Riley…

West Salem Sets Tone In CCC Win Over Central

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– West Salem and Central Girls Basketball kicked off their Capitol City Classic Girls Bracket quarterfinal bout keeping pace with one another as the two squads found themselves tied at 16 early in the second quarter at Corban University. The Panthers Ashley Barba pointed to their press break and just pushing…

Regis Falls To West Salem In CCC Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Regis didn’t back away from West Salem in the Capitol City Classic opening round Friday night. The Rams didn’t care that the Titans were 6A and they were 2A, they didn’t care that they were the defending Tournament Champions, Regis was ready to show that they were ready for…

West Salem Takes Aggressive Game Over Silverton

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Silverton and West Salem traded blows with one another Tuesday night that it was like watching a late round game in March Madness. Each team knew the other wasn’t going to back-down to the other.  The aggression, the passion, the willpower turned the non-league game to playoff mode in…

West Salem Girls Basketball Looking For Another Strong Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Mady Diaz has been putting in the work this offseason after receiving second-team All-Mountain Valley Conference honors as a junior last season.  Playing with the Oregon Triple team, she improved her skills as she looks to help step up as a leader for the West Salem Girls Basketball team this year…

Gagnon, Taylor, Titans Wrestling Gearing Up For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Sam Gagnon was one point away from qualifying from the Girls Wrestling State Meet and joining teammate Reese Lawson in wrestling in Redmond this past Winter.  Driving the now junior to be better now entering this season. Gagnon hit the weights over the off-season and is looking towards working…

Building Up Their Team Chemistry

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Winning the Capitol City Classic last season at Willamette University really helped send the West Salem Boys Basketball team down the right path as they went 18-7 and reached the second round of the 6A State Playoffs last season.  A tournament that they are returning to on December 16-21 before…

Capitol City Classic And Its Local Twist

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The West Salem Boys Basketball team will be looking to defend their Capitol City Classic Title this December at Willamette University.  The Titans became the first Oregon-based team to have won the tournament, now entering its seventh-year, to win the Title as they hope to do it again this…