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Swing kid

Modified: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
A high water table mixed with steady rainfall resulted in light flooding in several areas around Florence last week. At Miller Park's playground, nine-year-old Serenity Fox made the most of the standing water as the sun broke Thursday afternoon.

Fly Fishing Expo in Reedsport today

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
The Lower Umpqua Flycasters will be holding its 27th annual Fly Fishing Expo at the Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave. in Reedsport, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., today, Feb 25.
The Expo is a free day of fun for the entire family.
The expo offers the opportunity for both long-term anglers and those new to the sport learn

Marine Board seeks public input on facility plan

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
SALEM -- Every six years, the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) solicits feedback from boaters and facility owners to create a catalog of boating facility needs, and then assigns priorities to sites for grant funding.
This information is compiled into the "Statewide Boating Access Improvement Plan," commonly referred to as the "Six-Year Plan."
The agency invites boaters to participate in

Lady Viks wrap up season at home

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Siuslaw: 38
N. Bend: 62

The Lady Vikings got to end their Far West League season at home last Friday while, at the same time, allowing its four seniors to take a bow during their last appearance on Siuslaw's hardwood.
Destinie Tatum, Abby Watkins, Nikki Launius and Claire Waggoner were each recognized before the tipoff.

Viks advance to state

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Siuslaw: 41
N. Bend: 47

The Viking boys basketball team came into Friday's final Far West League match-up in hopes of upsetting undefeated rival and league champion North Bend for several reasons -- not the least of which was to secure the league's No. 2 spot heading into the state play-in game.
To do so would mean the first

SHS alumni accepts coaching position with Vik track program

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
By the time Collin Cram graduated from Siuslaw High School in 2004, he had etched his name into the school and state record books as a state pole vault champion, and continues to hold the record in the 110 high hurdles (14.57) and pole vault (15 feet, 6.5 inches)
And though he was also a First Team All-State wide receiver

Viks topple Tojans, secures playoff bid

Modified: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
Siuslaw: 59
Douglas: 48

According to Siuslaw boys basketball coach Dylan Perry, the Vikings came into Tuesday night's road game at Douglas with one goal: secure a playoff spot.
When the final buzzer erupted, it announced the end of the game and also the continuation of Siuslaw into the Far West League playoffs for the first time in seven

Saying goodbye to Garrison

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
Following the death of past Viking football and track coach Erv Garrison, an upcoming book revisits his
contribution to Siuslaw athletics history.
Known for his aggressive style and formidable Wing-T offense, Erv Garrison chalked up 185 wins before retiring in 1990 after 32 years coaching football at the high school level. He headed up programs at five

Four Viks headed to state mats

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
When the top wrestlers in the state take to the mats at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland on Feb. 24 and 25, among the names being called out over the echoing loudspeakers will be four members of Siuslaw's wrestling team.
Richard Huff, a junior seeded at No. 1 in the state 4A's 113-pound bracket, along with seniors Kainan Lane (285

Sailors on course for state

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
Mapleton: 61
Eddyville: 53

In an all-or-nothing situation on the road at Eddyville Monday night, the Mapleton boys basketball team managed an upset win to secure a spot at the state tournament. Leading the upset was senior guard Hunter Simington, who had a career-high 32 points in the game, along with 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 2

Viks bag Bruins, keeps playoff bid alive

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
Siuslaw 55
Brookings: 39

The Siuslaw boys basketball team continues to battle for a Far West League playoff spot and kept those hopes alive with a crucial road win at Brookings-Harbor last Friday night.
Juniors Kyle King and Jake Hickson, along with senior point guard Brogan Cornish, combined for 32 points against the Bruins. Off the boards, junior Jared

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