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Robinson to be among athletes inducted into Hall of Fame

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Her name still holds a spot on three of Siuslaw High School's top-10 lists for track and field. Some 32 years later, Mary Robinson -- now Mary Dodson -- is still having an impact on Siuslaw athletics as an assistant track coach, as well as in the classroom as a science teacher.
As a freshman, Robinson made her presence known

’Blasters sweep North Bend

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Earlier this week, the Three Rivers Sandblasters finished off the regular season in North Bend, where they swept North Coos Waterfront in a non-league doubleheader.
With a pair of doubles from Taylor Dordan in both games, Florence was able to close out the opener 4-2, then dominate the nightcap for a 9-3 win.
Dordan led the Sandblasters at the plate,

Learn about rare birds, wilderness at Cape Perpetua today

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
YACHATS -- Today, two exciting wildlands related programs will be presented at the Cape Perpetua Visitor center.
Beginning at 11 a.m., visitors can join "accidental naturalist" Maria Mudd Ruth as she describes her book, "Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet," and her journey to learn about the secret life of this endangered seabird that nests in the

Whales migration, watching to begin Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society announced its third annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend for July 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The shore-based whale watch is free and open to the public and will be held at Boiler Bay State Park in Depoe Bay.
The American Cetacean Society will provide information and

Just ‘dune-ing’ it

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
A competitor in last Saturday's Sand Master Jam sandboarding competition sizes up the course before attempting to set the day's fastest time.

’Boarders gather for Sand Jam

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
The sandboard rails at Sand Master Park, as well as the dunes overlook above Cleawox Lake in Honeyman State Park, were alive with competition on Saturday as a roster of 24 sandboarders gathered for the 18th annual Sand Master Jam -- the longest-running sandboarding competition in the world.
This year, in addition to Egyptian sandboarder Kareem Hossam, the event

Vikings back on the grid

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
Since 1929, the Viking football team has been taking to the gridiron to battle teams from the league in an attempt to claim the state title. And 85 years later, the sound of cleats across the grass and thud of players practicing tackles still ushers in the beginning of the summer preparation period for the fall football season.
This week,

’Blasters win two over weekend

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
In one of their best performances of the season, the Three Rivers Sandblasters held visiting Gerding Construction of Corvallis to just two runs on Friday before battling from behind for a 4-2 win.
On the mound, lefty Connor Qualley struck out 12 batters as Florence allowed Corvallis only four hits on the night.
The game kicked off a three-game home

Shoreline science workshop in Yachats

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 15th, 2014
YACHATS -- The CoastWatch program is offering intensive, three-day shoreline science workshops this summer, open to anyone fascinated by coastal natural history.
The next in the series is coming up in Yachats July 28-30.
To register online, go to www. tinyurl.com/orshoresworkshop. It is also possible to participate in just one or two days of the workshop.

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