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An evening of Siuslaw legends

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
Though it was a new venue for the sixth annual Siuslaw Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, with Viking fans, inductees, family and friends gathering at Three Rivers Casino Resort, the evening was full of blasts from Siuslaw legendary athletic past.
"It was another amazing celebration of the history of Siuslaw athletics," said Chris Johnson, who serves as the

Hornung moves to Vik volleyball helm

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
New head volleyball coach Jon Hornung tends to smile a lot. Not just because he loves the sport. Or because he's excited about taking over a program he knows has all the ingredients to reach the next level.
"It's just a great group I'm really enjoying coaching," Hornung says. "I've got players who want to stay after practice to work

Double-timing it

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
The fall sports season officially got underway this week with Siuslaw's football, volleyball, cheerleading and cross country teams beginning their first week of daily doubles in preparation for the start of preseason competition in little more than a week. Next Friday, the Viking football team will kick things off with its annual Blue and Gold Night, when Siuslaw fans get

Viks pitcher has Mapleton roots, major dreams

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
Siuslaw Vikings pitcher Gabe Simington hopes to one day walk in the steps of Dodgers' Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax.
The talented Mapleton sophomore already has found common ground, literally.
For one week this summer Simington had the experience of a lifetime, an all-expenses-paid trip to USA Baseball's Elite Development Invitational in Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla.
Vero Beach

Hands-on experience

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
On the surface, Ron Bresser's chosen sport seems to be in juxtaposition to his warm and welcoming personality. On the mats as both a wrestler and coach for more than 50 years, Bresser can dissect an opponent with precision and within seconds, nullifying a given move with a twist, roll or lunge. His years of wrestling among Canada's elite, as

SHS to honor its legendary athletes Friday

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
Eight individuals and two teams, spanning nearly 40 years of Siuslaw athletics history, will be inducted into this year's Siuslaw Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday.
This year's group is the largest to date, with athletes representing individual achievement in basketball, football, wrestling, track and field and cross country -- including a member of the very first girls' track team

Sharing the Viking way

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
Thursday afternoon, Viking head football coach Jamin Pool is looking a little anxious as his eyes move between the more than 30 elementary schoolers participating in the football camp, then to the parking lot.
Then back to his campers.
And back to the parking lot.
Finally, an assistant coach pulls into the lot and holds up a cardboard box.

Naturalist-led birdwalks at Siltcoos on Sunday

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
The public is invited to participate in upcoming naturalist-led bird walks on the beach. Dale Dombrowski, a volunteer with the Siuslaw National Forest and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, will lead these walks at Siltcoos Beach south of Florence.
Participants will meet in the Siltcoos Beach parking area at the listed time (below). The walk will cross over the

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