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Vik tracksters land high marks

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
Siuslaw opened its track and field season Thursday at home amid steady rain, but the weather conditions at the five-team Siuslaw Icebreaker didn't dampen the efforts by Viking athletes.
Siuslaw had a total of 31 top-5 finishes, including 10 first-place marks. along with state-best throws in the shot put (38 feet, 7 inches) and discus (127 feet, 6 inches) for

Season opens for Vik baseball, softball

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
Though the weather threw Siuslaw's baseball and softball teams a curve at the close of last week, both teams managed to get in some time around the diamond, with the Lady Vikings getting two games in before the weekend.
Tuesday at Sutherlin, the Viking softball team opened the season with a win, outscoring the Bulldogs 18-5 to win in just

Sailors show well at ‘field-event-only’ meet

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
With striping of its newly resurfaced track delayed by weather, the Mapleton track team went with a "field-events-only" meet held at home against Alsea Thursday.
Senior Josi Hays swept the throws, winning the discus (80-6), Shot put (28-06) and javelin (95-0). Sophomore Bailey Messick won the high jump with a PR leap of 3-6 before landing fourth in the long

Sailors track season opens

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
The Sailors were among 11 track and field teams at Friday's multi-divisional Warrior Relays at Oakridge High School, where Creswell took the team title. Meanwhile, Mapleton landed 19 placements in nine events, including first place in the high jump for junior Cole Spencer with a mark of 5-feet-4-inches.
"It was exciting to get the win and start the season off

Fish for free throughout Oregon April 22-23

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
Anglers and would-be anglers can enjoy a weekend of free fishing on April 22 and 23. On these two days, Oregonians and visitors can fish, crab and clam for free anywhere in Oregon without a license, tag or endorsement.
This free fishing weekend -- as well as to two other free fishing holidays Nov. 25 and 26 and Dec.

Chinook run to be smaller, predicts NOAA

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
Fisheries managers have been predicting a slightly below-average run of spring Chinook salmon on the Columbia River this year but a newly published suggests that it may be worse.
According to researchers from Oregon State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), ocean conditions were historically bad in the spring of 2015, when migrating yearling fish that will

ODFW offers free fishing events, tips

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites Oregon families to come fishing at one of 28 free Family Fishing events scheduled throughout the state this spring and summer.
The season will kick off April 1, at Canby Pond and events will continue almost weekly into the summer.
At each event, ODFW provides loaner rods, reels, tackle and

14U Gold goes undefeated

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017
The local 14U Gold Lady Viking club volleyball team battled its way to a rare undefeated tournament title last Sunday at Philomath High School.
With only six team members, every player contributed in every game, with players performing at all six positions throughout the tourney with no breaks.
After winning their last tournament, the Lady Viks moved up in

OSMB campaign offers boating safety courses

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017
It may still feel like winter, but spring is right around the corner and the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) encourages boaters and passengers to enroll in a boating education course before the kickoff of the boating season.
During the week of March 19-25, as part of the "Spring Aboard -- Take A Boating Education Course" campaign, many course providers

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