Hull Returns To Western Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  2017 Western Christian-grad Madison Hull was part of some successful Pioneer squads over her four-years in the program.  Finishing second twice, third once and won State her sophomore year in 2015.  The graduate points towards some great players like Jenna Christensen and Emily Nye that she played with that…

Chemeketa Men’s Basketball Gearing Up For Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– South Salem-grad Kieran Pruett stepped up as a leader for the young Chemeketa Community College Men’s Basketball team Wednesday evening during their practice, by joining the shirtless team to give the squad some energy during the last few minutes of practice.  One of the few returners on the young…

Western Christian/Amity Ties With Kennedy 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Western Christian/Amity Boys Soccer team didn’t back down against Kennedy Wednesday afternoon for their Senior Night for their two seniors. A rebuilding year of sorts for the Pioneers after several strong seasons in the 3A/2A/1A Classification with a plethora of youth gaining Varsity experience that was going up against…

Crusaders, Pioneers Tie 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Defense was once again the vocal point in the Salem Academy and Western Christian Girls Soccer game Monday afternoon at Salem Academy.   The only hiccups for either defense allowed was a 20th minute goal by the Crusaders Grace Hinkle and a 61st minute goal by the Pioneers Clarie Harris…

Upstart Pios Ties With Crusaders 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Here’s what is interesting about the Western Christian Girls Soccer team.  They return one girl from last year’s co-op team with Amity.  Of their 11 girls they had for Tuesday’s game, seven played Volleyball last year before coming out to revive the soccer program at the school and the…

Quesada Returns To Coach Western Christian Girls Soccer

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  2019 Western Christian-grad Leah Quesada has returned home to try to reboot a program that she helped, and was apart of, to reach the 3A/2A/1A State Playoffs three of her four years with the Pioneers.  Joining fellow Western Christian-grads in Seth Williams (2017, Coaching Boys Soccer) and Madi Hull…

Sprague’s Rogers Walks It Off For Withnell In Playoff Opener

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  Sprague’s Chris Rogers bases loaded single capped one of those ‘Welcome to State’ games as the Salem Withnell Dodgers weathered the storm of the Emerald Challengers to start the American Legion Triple-A State Opening round Saturday. And to little surprise between the two great squads at Bill Gray Legion…

Crushers Advance To Legion State For First Time Since 2013

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The drought is over for the Post 58 Crushers.  After nine long years, the Crushers are back in the American Legion Triple-A State Tournament. And it doesn’t surprise no one in the Crusher dugout that the guy leading them to the bracket for the first time since that season…

Withnell Dodgers Repeat As League Champs

By Jeremy McDOnald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.– The Withnell Dodgers did it again. After winning the American Legion Triple-A American Legion Area-3 Title last Summer, the Withnell Dodgers picked up the title once more Saturday afternoon following their 11-3 win over the Corvallis Marketmen. The win however, came in Game 2 of the doubleheader on this…

Dodgers Improves To 3-1 On Spokane Trip

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDICAL LAKE, Wash.–  The Withnell Dodgers continued to duplicate their success coming off of their 2022 Wood Bat Classic in Spokane opening loss to the Spokane Crew 19U Friday afternoon. Even in their 9-8 defeat the Dodgers bats were there.  And Withnell’s bats continued to feed off of their next three games with…

Dodgers Fall In Saturday’s Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  It was a tough day for the Withnell Dodgers in the Coach K Memorial Tournament Saturday, but the squad finished stronger than they started.  Rebounding from their tough 15-0 defeat to the Chico Nuts to falling in a close 6-4 game to Reno at North Medford High School.  “The…

Stalnaker Steals Four Times In Crushers Doubleheader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  Western Christian-grad Owen Stalnaker had himself a Rickey Hendersen-like day for the Post 58 Crushers in the American Legion Triple-A doubleheader against the Columbia Gorge Hustlers Friday afternoon. Of the eight stolen bases by the Crushers, four belonged to Stalnaker who showcased his speed that helped the Pioneers on…