Salem's top prep sports stories of 2016

Salem's top prep sports stories of 2016

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Salem's top prep sports stories of 2016

North Salem's Rebekah Miller competes in the 100 meters during the final day of the OSAA Track and Field State Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

North Salem’s Rebekah Miller competes in the 100 meters during the final day of the OSAA Track and Field State Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Central football player drowns in the John Day River, June

Cody Watson, 16, was found in the John Day River in late June.

Heroics by Central High students save lives, April

Over the span of three days, four Central High athletes saved multiple lives.

Evina Westbrook sings lettter of intent to play Tennessee, November

The top-rated guard in the class of 2017, according to ESPN, chose to attend the University of Tennesse after narrowing her choices down to Oregon State, Notre Dame, USC and Maryland.

Scott Gragg returns to be assistant coach for McNary’s football team, September

The former NFL player returned as a volunteer assistant lineman coach, where he coached his son, Brian.

Keira McCarrell signs a letter of intent to be on the track team at the University of Oregon during a signing day ceremony for eight student athletes at West Salem High School on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.

Keira McCarrell signs a letter of intent to be on the track team at the University of Oregon during a signing day ceremony for eight student athletes at West Salem High School on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.

Five D1 signees among eight athletes who sign letters of intent from West Salem, November

Oregon, Boise State and Arizona are among the schools that West Salem signed letters of intent to.

Women’s wrestling experiences exponential growth, May

Women’s wrestling is experiencing a boom locally, which mirrors a national trend.

Sprague’s Teagan Quitoriano takes national stage, May

The Sprague forward builds a stronger profile after competing in national tournaments.

South Salem players runs drills during football practice on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

South Salem players runs drills during football practice on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

Moving JV football to Monday nights impacts all 6A schools, August

The decision to move JV football games to Monday nights changes the way programs approach practice schedules and player safety.

North Salem freshman Rebekah Miller wins state championship, May

Miller set a personal best to win the state title in the 200-meter dash.

Former McKay and OSU star Anna Marchbanks hired as head coach of North Salem girls basketball, June

Marchbanks was brought in to be the foundation for a rebuilding North Salem girls basketball program.

South Salem coach hits milestone with victory
Trever Ball goes from athletic trainer to head coach
South Salem coach hits milestone with victory

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