Salem-Keizer High School
Sports Booster Club

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"The Beacons" celebrate people who have shown excellence and leadership through high school athletics. Some have actually participated in S-K athletics, some have coached and/or administered, and some have just made sure high school athletics in Salem-Keizer actually happen. Many have fulfilled all those roles. But each of our Beacons are people who have been role models for the rest of us, shining a light on the importance of high school athletics.

We will also celebrate the 'best of the best' of today's high school athletes as we recognize the Athlete of the Year for each of the OSAA-sponsored sports offered in the Salem-Keizer School District. This brings together today's athletes with those who have gone before. Today's athletes get to see the shoulders upon which they now stand and those being honored as Beacons get to see a glimpse of the future."

The Beacons Assist Athletic Participation 

The Salem-Keizer Beacons have announced $2500 payouts to each of the six Salem-Keizer high schools for the purpose of increasing or ensuring athletic participation. Schools have or will use the money for purchasing running shoes for cross country athletes, bringing on additional coaches for both boys soccer and girls cross country coaches, and renting tennis facilities to assure that non-varsity participants have an opportunity to play. Those are just three examples. Other schools indicate they will continue to use money raised and disbursed by The Beacons to remove any financial barriers faced by a student-athlete who wishes to participate.

The Beacons raise money by recognizing outstanding former and current athletes, coaches, administrators, and supporters from the Salem-Keizer School District. The Beacons are dedicated to helping remove any financial barrier to athletic participation faced by a student-athlete.

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High school sports matter.

Congratulations to The 2023-24 Beacons

School Beacons

Kent Brewer

McKay Beacon Presenter: Rick Herrin

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Larry Gahr

McNary Beacon Presenter: Jim Litchfield

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John McArdle

North Salem Beacon Presenter: Steve Chambers

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Terry Haugen

South Salem Beacon Presenter: Scott McCormick

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Kary Hadden

Sprague Beacon Presenter: Amy West

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Dan Evans

West Salem Beacon Presenter: Lara Tiffin

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Community Beacons

Mike Allegre

Community Beacon Presenter, Mike Allegre: Mark Gilman
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Fred Martin

Community Beacon Presenter, Fred Martin: John Black
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Community Beacons Presenter, Pete Hoffert and Don Kerzel: Alan Bushong and John Piper

These are people who have made a difference in our community through athletics.

2023-2024 Coach of the Year

Max Price

South Salem - Baseball

Coach of the Year Presenter: Juan Llamas

Jesse “Max” Price


2023-2024 

Salem-Keizer
Athlete of the Year Nominees

Also at “The Beacons” we will honor the Athletes of the Year for each OSAA-sponsored sport. The Athlete of the Year for each sport will be announced at the event.

Fall Sports

Football

Hatimu Letisi – South Salem

Athan Palmateer – South Salem

Jamahl Wilson – North Salem

Volleyball

Brooke Friesen – Sprague

Sidney Friesen – Sprague

Malena Mathis – South Salem

Boys Cross Country

Justin Bell – West Salem

Garrett Fenske – West Salem

Jack Meier – West Salem

Girls Cross Country

Nelida Dalgas – North Salem

Gitte Lonigan – West Salem

Avery Meier – West Salem

Boys Soccer

Anthony Flores - North Salem

Andrew O'Dell – West Salem

Jonathan Ruiz – McNary

Girls Soccer

Maya Alston – McNary

Morgan Duke – West Salem

Amity Rogers - Sprague

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball

Steven Adams - McNary

Jackson Leach - West

Jarod Stanley - Sprague

Girls Basketball

Avery Buss - McNary

Sadie Paterson - South Salem

Emma Zuniga - West Salem


Boys Swimming

Jackson Brown - Sprague

Jarrod Coy - West Salem

Licos Navarro - South Salem

Girls Swimming

Sophia Buswell - South Salem

Abby Evans - West Salem

Odelya Laroya - West Salem

Boys Wrestling

Cougar Bailey - West Salem

Andrey Cernev - Sprague

Kenya Johnson - Sprague

Girls Wrestling

Reese Lawson - West Salem

Ali Martinez - McNary

Mariko Sonis - North Salem

Spring Sports

Boys Golf

Elijah Clendening - McNary

Riley Quillin - West Salem

Clayton Watters - Sprague

Girls Golf

Emily Keel - Sprague

Isabella Morrow - Sprague

Riley Sparkman - West Salem

Boys Track and Field

Mihaly Akpamgbo - West Salem

Logan Hilty - West Salem

Abdoulie Jallow - McKay

Baseball

Carter Nelson - South Salem

Gavin Price - South Salem

Teagan Scott - South Salem

Softball

Braeli Martin- West Salem

Callie Stubbs -  Sprague
Rowan Thompson - South Salem

Girls Track and Field

Jackie Bier - North Salem

Avery Meier - West Salem

Isabel Zamora Mercado - McKay

Boys Tennis

Jabin Barkes - Sprague

Lincoln Basl /Jacob Hoda (doubles) - Sprague

Noah Leichty - South Salem

Girls Tennis

Anna Ainsworth - Sprague

Sadie Paterson - South Salem

Tirzah Tarbox - Sprague

Thank you Salem-Keizer. 

Once again you showed
that high school sports matter.

Athletes of the Year 

Football

Jamahl Wilson: North Salem


Football Presenter: Bill Swancutt

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Volleyball

Sidney Friesen: Sprague


Volleyball Presenter: Katie Herber

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Boys Soccer

Jonathan Ruiz: McNary


Boys Soccer Presenter: Eric Johansen

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Girls Soccer

 Amity Rogers: Sprague


Girls Soccer Presenter: Collin Box

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Boys Cross Country

Jack Meier: West Salem


Boys Cross Country Presenter: Dalton Lindsey

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Girls Cross Country

Nelida Dalgas: North Salem


Girls Cross Country Presenter: Lis Ann Saxe

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Boys Basketball

Jackson Leach: West Salem


Boys Basketball Presenter: Jordan Graneto

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Girls Basketball

Emma Zuniga: West Salem


Girls Basketball Presenter: Terry Williams

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Boys Wrestling

Andrey Cernev: Sprague


Boys Wrestling Presenter: John Horn

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Girls Wrestling

Reese Lawson: West Salem


Girls Wrestling Presenter: Andy Pickett

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Boys Swimming

Jarrod Coy: West Salem


Boys Swimming Presenter: Kate Mathews

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Girls Swimming

Abby Evans: West Salem


Girls Swimming Presenter: Makenzie Rumrill

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Baseball

Teagan Scott: South Salem


Baseball Presenter: Brett Evert

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Softball

Rowan Thompson: South Salem


Softball Presenter: Kelly Parsell

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Boys Tennis

Lincoln Basl /Jacob Hoda: Sprague


Boys Tennis Presenter: John DeVorss

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Girls Tennis

Tirzah Tarbox: Sprague


Girls Tennis Presenter: Shannon Fraser

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Boys Track and Field

Mihaly Akpamgbo: West Salem


Boys Track and Field Presenter: Soren Sorensen

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Girls Track and Field

Isabel Zamora Mercado: McKay


Girls Track and Field Presenter: Don Berger

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Boys Golf

Clayton Watters: Sprague


Boys Golf Presenter: Patrick Daugherty

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Girls Golf

Emily Keel: Sprague


Girls Golf Presenter: Charlie Marshall

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The Beacons

The primary goal of The Beacons is to remove any financial barrier that might prevent any student in any Salem-Keizer School District high school from enjoying the benefits of athletic participation. We are dedicated to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to participate because Salem-Keizer high school athletics focuses on excellence in academics, leadership, character development, and competition as vital components in student achievement.

(Sponsored by the Salem-Keizer High School Sports Booster Club)