Gracie Laukkanen, 17, carried her Salem softball team to victory in a weekend tournament, pitching six winning games after spending a season working to improve her speed.
McKay boys soccer coach Juan Llamas received Coach of the Year award for leading the team to an undefeated season and state championship at the annual S-K Beacon awards honoring athletic greats in Salem.
According to reporting by students at Grant High School, the Salem-Keizer School District has banned the owner of a popular Instagram account that covered girls sports from school events and grounds. Their reporting found that he had been messaging students inappropriately.
Longtime local coach and mentor John “Cheeseburger” Witherspoon recently received an award for community impact from the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. We asked former players, parents and mentees to share how his work impacted them.
Capital Fieldhouse, formerly known as The Hoop, is hosting a free summer sports camp Aug. 1-3 for underprivileged and homeless kids. (Courtesy/Capital Fieldhouse) Everyone who grew up in Salem knows The Hoop, says Jack Moothart–a freshly graduated college student who found a solid foundation for his community building in what[Read More…]