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Johnson laces up to coach 20th season

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
Halloween is the biggest date on the calendar this year for Siuslaw High School cross country coach Chris Johnson.
It's the day the Vikings take a run at the 4A state championships at Lane Community College in Eugene.
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Sophomores explore ‘Viking Creek’

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
The nearly half-mile creek of undetermined origins, flowing between Siuslaw High School and Lane Community College Florence Center (LCC), has become the genesis for a possible multi-year science project for Siuslaw sophomore biology students; part of an Oregon Coastal Education program begun by retired Mapleton schoolteacher Jim Grano and Siuslaw High School biology teacher Gina Castro-Brandt.
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Prefontaine Memorial Run to celebrate 35 years

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
COOS BAY -- Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Prefontaine Memorial Run. The 10,000-meter road run is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in downtown Coos Bay, and is held in conjunction with the Bay Area Fun Festival.
Those special qualities that made Steve Prefontaine a hero to track fans more than four decades ago are still
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Double play

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
A mom and daughter get cozy among the bleachers while watching Sunday's all-day championship tournament for the Florence Softball League, which began with pool play on Saturday. The championship game was played between Beer Nuts of Jerry's Place and Pitch Slap of Skyline Roofing, with Pitch Slap taking the title. For more photos and details, see page 4B.
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Siuslaw Open tourney raises $7k for SOS

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
The Siuslaw Open golf tournament netted more than $7,000 for Siuslaw Outreach Services on Aug. 22.
"It was a beautiful day with very moderate wind, and the Sandpines course was in great shape," said SOS executive director David Wiegan. "There was some real excitement on the fifth hole when Jeff Mitchell came within about 12 inches of a hole-in-one
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Golfers pitch in to support baseball, volleyball

Modified: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
It was a perfect Saturday afternoon for golf at Ocean Dunes Golf Links as 124 golfers teed off for good cause during the second annual Viking Cup. As golfers came to each hole they where meet by a volunteer offering a sample of specialty crafted beer donated by Columbia beverages and hand selected by Florence's own Beachcomber Pub.
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Swing shift

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
The last swings of the regular season for the Florence Softball League took place Wednesday, with pool play happening today at Miller Park to determine placement in tomorrow's final league tournament. For the season, Skyline Roofing finished in first place at 23-1. Home Insulation and Tony's Garage were tied for second at 18-6, followed by Homegrown (11-3), Jerry's Place (9-15),
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Oregon’s sand masters

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
Last Saturday, the Dune Riders International Sandboard World Tour held its final event on American sand during its 2015 international tour. Saturday's competition was held at Sand Master Park as part of its annual Xwest Huck Fest -- an all-jumps and big air event with points accruing to help determine the eventual world champion.
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Viks to boost their ‘lifts’ with donations

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
Members of Siuslaw's Viking football team will be out in the community Thursday afternoon asking for sponsors for the team's annual lift-a-thon fundraiser.
To prepare for Siuslaw's season opener at Newport on Sept. 4, the Vikings have begun their conditioning, which includes the team's lifting competition -- with players finding sponsors to support their lifting goals.
All funds raised go
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Higher temps prompt additional fire restrictions in western Lane County

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
With wildfire conditions predicted to worsen, the Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) South Cascade and Western Lane districts, along with the Douglas Forest Protective Association, have announced that forest restrictions have been tighten even further.
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