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Sailors cage Wolverines

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
It didn't take much time for the Sailors to get a handle on the Wolverines during last Friday's homecoming football game at Mapleton High School.
About one quarter to be exact.
Leading 32-8 heading into the second period, Mapleton made it clear that it had every intention of securing a win during one of the biggest nights of the year.

SHS falls to Douglas, hosts N. Bend Friday

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
A combination of injuries that left key players out of position and a hard-hitting Douglas team lead to Siuslaw losing its league opener at Winston last Friday night, where the Vikings experienced a rare shutout, 53-0.
That same night, South Umpqua squashed Marshfield, 42-20, and North Bend, who the Vikings host this Friday, hammered Brookings-Harbor 49-7.
Over the course of

Mapleton harriers show well at P. Hill meet

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
The Sailors' new cross country team was on the road at Pleasant Hill Saturday at Elijah Bristow State Park, where junior Cole Spencer and freshman Richy Gastelum were joined by freshman Nathen Roane in his cross country debut after playing on the Mapleton gridiron the night before.
"Our guys ran well on Saturday," said coach Aaron Longo.
Spencer and Gastelum

Florence Half Marathon to run Sunday

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
There's a new race in town, a half marathon taking runners 13.1 miles along a scenic route that begins and ends at Miller Park, taking runners along Rhododendron Drive and out to the North Jetty before looping back to the park.
The newly established Florence Half Marathon is a fully paved course that kicks off at 8 a.m. and finishes

Siuslaw rises in Far West

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
The Vikings emerged from this week's round of Far West League volleyball competition the only team undefeated at 4-0 after downing Brookings-Harbor and North Bend.
Tuesday night, it only took Siuslaw three sets to beat the Bruins, a team that defeated the Viks last season.
"We wanted to come out strong," said sophomore middle blocker Makenzie York. "We knew they

Sailors battle, swept by league-leading Lowell

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
It's been a tough couple of weeks for the Lady Sailors' volleyball team, which has not only gone winless for its last five games but lost three players for various reasons -- including its lead setter, junior Alexis Gierke, to a concussion.
"It's definitely been tough having only one person to rotate off the bench, but the girls are staying

Sailors set new pace at Prefontaine

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
The Mapleton cross country team had a new pair of running shoes on the course over the weekend as Dominic Wells joined Cole Spencer and Richy Gatelum at the Prefontaine Memorial 5K in Coos Bay Saturday.
"I'm really proud of these guys," said Sailors coach Aaron Longo. "They continue to improve and run with dedication."
In Wells' debut, he ran

Vikings clobber Cubs

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
SHS: 06 00 12 19 -- 37
NHS: 00 00 00 07 -- 07

Viking junior receiver Trent Reavis got to know the Newport end zone pretty well Friday night, during Siuslaw's first home game and win of the season.
Reavis had three touchdowns in the game, including a fourth that was called

Mans' latest finish bodes well for state repeat

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
The course for the Northwest Classic was familiar territory for Siuslaw senior cross country runner Celie Mans, who won the state title last season on the same course at Lane Community College in Eugene.
It was Mans' third 5,000-meter race in little more than a week, and she showed no signs of slowing down, winning Saturday's multi-division meet in 19

Viks open season at 2-0

Posted: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016
"This group just doesn't give up," said Siuslaw vollyeball coach Jon Hornung, following Tuesday night's five-set matchup with South Umpqua. "These girls fight to the very end."
By the time the Vikings entered the fifth set, they had already rallied from a seven-point deficit to narrowly take the fourth match, 25-23, and force game five.
"We knew we could win

Siuslaw runners set good pace at Tugman

Posted: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016
After getting lost in the crowd during the massive Ash Creek Invitational a week earlier, the Vikings were anything but hard to find at Wednesday's North Bend Tugman Invitational at Tugman State Park.
After finishing 24th at Monmouth, the Viking boys were the top scoring Far West team at Tugman and placed second overall, led by junior Isaac Griffes in

Lady Sailors lose to Wolverines, stay determined

Modified: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016
Though the Lady Sailors volleyball team was swept in three sets by Alsea last Tuesday, considering the team was down to just seven players, coach Jessica Crook couldn't be more pleased with how hard her team played.
"We didn't pull out a win, but it was the best we have played all season," said Crook. "We had numerous great rallies."

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