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Cascade's Zach Moore wins Statesman Journal Athlete of the Week
Cascade tennis player Zach Moore is the Statesman Journal's Athlete of the Week. Moore won the newspaper's poll for top area athletes, which is voted on by readers. The senior...
North Marion soccer signees
North Marion High School seniors Alex Perez Hernandez and Jonathan Vallejo Lopez have committed to playing collegiate soccer in the fall. Alex will enroll at Whitman College in Walla Walla to major in environmental studies. Jonathan is heading down to Chemeketa Community College to major in business. Both Alex and Jonathan play for Capital Fútbol Club.
Class 6A baseball title game preview: Top seeds, past two champions, West Linn and Jesuit set to face off
It’ll be a battle of the top two seeds for the Class 6A baseball championship on Saturday at noon at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. A matchup of high prestige and, coincidentally, the last two state champions. No. 1 West Linn (25-6) won the 2022 state title under coach Joe...
West Salem boys finish third
The West Salem track team qualified over 30 athletes across both the boys and girls teams and were poised to pursue a team trophy. On the final day the Titans boys side was shuffling through the top three team positions and even held the top spot for a while before finishing the weekend with third place finish with 49 total team points.
High grades: St. Paul Rodeo awards annual scholarships
St. Paul Rodeo Association recently awarded its 2023 scholarships to Clancy Koch and Michael Hiller, both of St. Paul, who will receive $5,000 towards their higher education plans. Koch, the son of Todd and Jennifer Koch, is a first-year student at Oregon State University-Cascades, majoring in business administration. He played football and baseball for four years at St. Paul and basketball for two years. He was also a member of the FFA and St. Paul Business Leaders. ...
OSAA state championships: Salem's Thompson and Akpamgbo top sprinters in the state
DeMari Thompson and Mihaly Akpamgbo have had an incredible battle this season in the sprints, and it was taken to a new level Saturday at the state championships. Both came away with state titles and made a convincing case they are the top sprinters in Oregon. In the 100-meter final at Hayward Field, North...
DeMari Thompson (North Salem), Mihaly Akpamgbo (West Salem) make Salem the 6A sprint capital of Oregon
By René Ferrán EUGENE — A year ago, it was Southern Oregon sprinters Andrew Walker and Nathan Rider who took center stage at Hayward Field, sweeping the Class 6A boys titles at the OSAA track and field state championships. Saturday, it was Salem’s turn in the spotlight. With North ...
More Honorable Hardware For Flynn, Pohlmann & Chalmers
PORTLAND, Ore. – The honors keep rolling in for the best of the GNAC with Montana State Billings outfielder Payton Flynn, Western Oregon starting pitcher Dylan Chalmers and Northwest Nazarene relief pitcher Ty Pohlmann all being named to the 2023 ABCA/Rawlings Division II All-West Region First Team. The trio...
Balancing act: Even the state’s fastest sprinter, North Salem’s DeMari Thompson, needs to catch his breath at times
DeMari Thompson has always been a now-person. The present is where he wants to hover. It’s where he’s at his most comfortable. It’s partly why you won’t hear him talk openly about his college goals or the next personal record he’s got in his sights. He does, of course, have aspirations in both of those facets. But the North Salem junior doesn’t want to entangle himself in the pitfalls of predictions.
Stella Koch, St. Paul headline state track and field performances
After a lackluster performance in the 1A girls long jump, St. Paul’s Stella Koch still had high hopes that she could make the podium with a top eight finish in the triple jump on Friday, May 26, at Hayward Field in Eugene at the OSAA 1A track and field state championships. Her hopes were more than fulfilled, as the junior won the event by only two inches with a leap of 33 feet 0.5 inches on her second jump. ...
Dallas softball raising funds for artificial turf field
The Dallas softball program is doing a fundraiser in hopes of installing an artificial turf field. A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise $90,000 to install a playing surface that will allow the Dragons to play at home more during inclement weather. Dallas softball coach Brandi Jackson stressed...
Kleinschmit’s perfect game propels Kennedy baseball to semifinals
Kennedy senior Ethan Kleinschmit cut through the Heppner lineup like a hot knife through butter in Friday’s quarterfinal in Mount Angel. The All-State pitcher threw a perfect game against the Mustangs (20-6, 13-2 Special District 7), propelling the No. 1 Trojans (29-0) to a 12-0 victory in a brisk 94 minutes. “Perfect game for Ethan, you don’t see very many of those,” Kennedy head coach Kevin Moffatt said. “He was...
Peterson stars for Santiam at 2A district meet
Averie Peterson won three events and finished second in a fourth to lift the Santiam girls track and field squad to a sixth-place finish at the May 19-20 Special District 2 meet at Blanchet Catholic in Salem. The girls scored 69 points, while the boys squad, led by Gage Twede,...
Ramon and Boyd sisters headline Gervais' performance at 2A state track
Last year, Gotti Ramon was nowhere to be found at the state track and field championships. The Gervais junior didn’t make the trip to Eugene after failing to qualify at the Special District 2 championships. Frankly, he wasn’t even close to making the cut — the best he did was a couple of fifth-place finishes. He was just another body. Just another kid. This year at state, it was kind...
Vikings Sweep All-Sports Awards For Second Straight Year
PORTLAND, Ore. – For the second year in a row and the 14th time in conference history, Western Washington is the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s All-Sports Champion. Using a base of six conference championships during the course of the 2022-23 season, the Vikings claimed the overall championship with a score of 8.77. That was a point and a half ahead of second-place Western Oregon, which finished with an overall score of 7.25. Simon Fraser was third with a score of 7.25.
First Day Of State Rundown
Several local, Salem-area athletes placed at the first day of State. Here’s a rundown of how everyone did. Sorry if I missed anyone. Nathaniel Martin of Dayton finished third in the 3A Long Jump with a jump of 20-feet-0.5-inches. Claire Fish finished seventh in the 1A Long Jump with...
Day 2 Of State Round-Up
Here’s a rundown of Day 2 of State. My apologies if I missed anyone!. Santiam’s Ellie Lindemann finishes State Runner-Up at 2A event with a PR of 8 feet. Eilee Mucken of Blanchet PRd at 7-feet-6-inches, finishing tied for fourth. Blanchet’s Sarah Naegeli finished tied for seventh.
Baseball: Jesuit continues ‘revenge tour’ with 11-1 win over Sprague in state quarterfinals
After a disappointing end to last season, Jesuit has described this season as a “revenge tour” for its returning players This revenge was on full display after the Crusaders dispatched the Sprague Olympians 11-1 in just six innings on Friday night in the OSAA Class 6A quarterfinals. Even...
Cascade High School golfer Maddie Dustin wins Statesman Journal Athlete of the Week
Cascade golfer Maddie Dustin is the Statesman Journal's Athlete of the Week. Dustin won the newspaper's poll for top area athletes, which is voted on by readers. She shot a 3-over 145 to win the OSAA Class 4A/3A/2A/1A golf state championship. Here is another look at the other nominees this...
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