Allen Billinger Jr. is headed to the TBL All-Star game as one of only 24 players from around the 49 team league to earn the honor.
As the Salem Capitals and Seattle Super Hawks walked off the court Sunday night, the energy inside Royal Brougham Pavilion wasn’t what you might expect following a fourth quarter double-digit comeback from Salem and a 107-105 win for the home team.
Nearly an hour prior it was electric as the Capitals mounted a comeback from down 18. But with 21 seconds left and the deficit cut to three, the building deflated.
That’s when Salem’s Isaiah Gentry and Seattle’s Broc Finstuen both went up for a pass near halfcourt. They collided in the air, a foul was called on Finstuen, and when he landed he suffered a serious lower leg injury.
The Salem Capitals added a big new piece last week, signing former Oregon State University Beaver Kylor Kelley following Kelley’s season with the Raptors 905 of the NBA G League.
At 7-feet, the 25-year old Kelley gives the Capitals some much needed size inside.
The OSAA voted unanimously on Monday to officially sanction girls wrestling as a separate sport, beginning with the 2023-24 season.
The Lady Celts were up at Mountainside to start their Spring Break with four games on Monday and Tuesday. After losing the first, McNary rallied back winning its final three games of the tournament.
The Salem Capitals had a pair of home games over the weekend with very different results. First, a 26 point win for the Capitals against Wenatchee on Friday, followed by a 45 point loss to Seattle Saturday.
Domo Lawrence was honored before the Salem Capitals home opener on March 10. Lawrence was awarded the TBL Spirit of the Game Award for the 2022 season, honoring his work in the community. In celebration of Lawrence’s accomplishment, the Capitals presented him with a custom Pokémon card.
Brookelynn Jackson delivered a walk-off single for the Lady Celts on Tuesday in their home opener against the Dallas Dragons.
For the first time in school history McNary has three state champions in wrestling. Ali Martinez, Josh Friesen and Max Blanco brought home state titles from the OSAA wrestling state championships.
Brookelynn Jackson was named co-defensive player of the year in the Central Valley Conference as she and five other Lady Celts received all-conference honors.