Western Christian’s Moore Signs With Corban Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Landon Moore’s sophomore year at Western Christian was really interesting looking back following signing his Letter of Intent to play with Corban University Tuesday.  With only 12 players to their name that year, the challenges to stay healthy and perform at the highest level they can was there. And…

Druery’s Unique Situation

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Western Christian’s Raquel Druery has been swimming since she was six years ago, going on 12 years of competing in the pool.  Swimming with McMinnville Swim Club and Capital Swim Team, formerly known as Mid-Valley Aquatics. But for the past four years, the Pioneer swimmer has been a part…

Fahndrich And Being A Part Of The WC Family

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Coming out of her freshman year at Western Christian, Sydney Fahndrich was a second-team pitcher for the Pioneers as the then-Western Mennonite School went 7-14 and 5-13 in league play.  In their conference that year, Central Linn reached the 2A/1A Semi-Final round while League Champion Kennedy went on to…

Saxons Isaac Making Most Of The Opportunity

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Being a pitcher in the Mountain Valley Conference can be intimating with the bats coming from West Salem, McNary, Bend and even Sprague to face on a regular basis.  Even McMinnville, West Albany and Forest Grove had their challenges dating back to the old Greater Valley Conference days back…

Western Christian’s Webster Last Prep Innings

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s always been a personal community at the Western Christian campus.  From the soccer field down the wood steps.  The packed basketball gym and lining the backstop during baseball and softball games. And the thing too is that they travel too.  Something that stuck out to Senior Rylan Webster….

48th Annual OBCA State-Metro All-Star Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s an honor for sure to be apart of an historic event like the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association State-Metro All-Star Series. 2020 was suppose to be the 48th-year of the series, pinning the best 5A/6A women seniors and the best 2A-6A men seniors against one another in a fun…

Blue Bounces Back Over Green 4-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Green squad had brought the bats Sunday in their 14-2 win over Blue, but the Blue squad came back to work Monday at Holland Youth Park looking to rebound as McNary’s Eben Mayer got the nod versus Sprague’s Dom Krummen. The squads were playing in the sweltering sun,…

Blue Shuts Door on Green 5-4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The mixed bag of pitchers that the Blue team threw at the Green squad Monday evening had tamed the bats of their opposition until the last out of the game. Western Christian’s Owen Stalnaker got the starting nod on the bump as the Blue squad cycled out arms every…

Fire And Ice, Thurston Invited To All-Star Series

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The brotherhood of Payton Richardson and Alex Nicoli reached its mountaintop. Since the sixth-grade Nicoli and Richardson had played over 500 games together over AAU ball and School Ball.  Games were won and lost together; a State Championship was brought to Western Christian their Junior Year. And as they…

Western Christian’s Nicoli Signs With Missouri Baptist University

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  As his signing ceremony was coming to a close in the parking lot at F&W Fence facing 16th Street in North Salem Saturday, Western Christian’s Alex Nicoli grabbed the microphone one more time. He made a statement already, but the Pioneer Senior had almost forgot to thank Head Coach…

Leaving His Mark Off The Basketball Court

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.— Western Christian’s Alex Nicoli wanted to leave his mark somehow off the court of basketball. Yes, he played in three State Championship Games and left his mark on the court the past four years with his three-point shot and strong defense with the Western Christian Basketball program on-the-court. The…

2A Boys Basketball All-State Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Toledo’s Conner Marchant won the highest honor in Boys basketball as Player of the Year.  The Boomers Head Coach Eddie Townsend won Coach of the Year. Western Christian’s Payton Richardson and Alex Nicoli added to their accolades with first-team honors.  Kennedy’s Luke Hall capped a great Senior year with a Second…