Salem Lady Soccer Lions Fall to visiting Christian Academy PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 00:00

 

On Monday, Aug. 23, the Salem High School Girls’ Soccer Team opened their season at home against Christian Academy.

Offensively, Salem controlled the ball and the field better than their visitors, but some defensive breakdowns led to two scores by the opponents. Salem lost 2-1.

All scoring took place in the first half. Salem took possession at the opening kickoff and controlled the ball well. The Lady Lions scored just 3 ½ minutes into the game, when sophomore forward Mel Cooke received a drop pass from her sophomore forward teammate, Kelsey Campbell several yards outside the penalty arc. “Mel launched a beautiful strike from about 30 yards out, which is a long shot for high school soccer,” commented head coach Tom Scifres. The line drive shot cleared the goalkeeper’s outstretched hand and dropped just under the crossbar, lifting Salem to 1-0 early. “I pretty much thought we were going to control this one, just like last year,” Scifres said in reference to last year’s 6-0 victory at Christian Academy.

When the Lady Lions took possession, they did control the ball and the tempo, taking 7 shots (3 on-goal) in the first half, and 19 shots (8 on-goal) in the second. Their opponents only got off 8 shots (3 on-goal) the entire game. “They only two shots they took on-goal in the first half both went in, and they were only able to get into position to take those shots because of very light defensive pressure.”

“We worked hard enough that game to win, and our players are good enough to beat that team. Unfortunately, we saw the importance of smart, pressure defense and how all that effort goes down the drain if you don’t apply your abilities on both sides of the ball.”

Salem’s next contest is at home Thursday against North Harrison at 6 p.m.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 12:52
 
Death of Salem teen ruled a suicide PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Monday, 23 August 2010 00:00

 

The investigation into the death of 16-year-old Nathan Stidham came to a close Monday morning.

Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber ruled the death a susicide by a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

Authorities were called to Stidham's home in the morning hours of Aug. 18.

Brishaber has ruled the time of death of 8:06 a.m.

A complete obituary on Stidham can be found on page 6 of this section.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 09:05
 
Death of Salem teen ruled a suicide PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Monday, 23 August 2010 00:00

 

The investigation into the death of 16-year-old Nathan Stidham came to a close Monday morning.

Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber ruled the death a susicide by a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

Authorities were called to Stidham's home in the morning hours of Aug. 18.

Brishaber has ruled the time of death of 8:06 a.m.

A complete obituary on Stidham can be found on page 6 of this section.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 09:05
 
Rally for suspended Borden principal doesn't change things according to superintendent PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 00:00

Tuesday night approximately 150 people attended a rally for Borden High School Principal Lisa Nale, who is currently serving a 90-day suspension that was part of an addendum to her contract.

The addendum is the result of an incident that happened in mid-June when Nale was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and eventually arrested.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 12:02
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Death of Salem teen being investigated PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 00:00

Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber and the Salem Police Department are investigating the death of a 16-year-old Salem High School student.

Brishaber said the death of Nathan Stidham, 16, is still under investigation and details of how the young man died won't be officially released until later this week.

"I had heard several different names and we wanted to end public speculation on who it was," Brishaber said.

Stidham's body was found at 505 North High Street in Salem.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 14:44
 
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