NEWPORT — Students at Sam Case Elementary and Newport Middle School have gained support of community partners and a $10,539 grant to become Certified Oregon Green Schools.
EAST LINCOLN COUNTY — On scene at a dog-impound call, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy was waiting for animal services and petting a canine suspect who had seemed friendly before turning vicious.
LINCOLN CITY — The erection of a 30-unit apartment building on dead-end Windward Lane has turned Mike Murphy’s retirement into a fulltime job.
NEWPORT — A local resident is offering his land to be used for vocational education, summer school, camp or hands-on work for youth.
SILETZ — The Siletz Valley boys basketball team found itself in a crucial matchup with league-standing implications in its fifth game of the year against Triangle Lake on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Dating back to the 2013-14 season, the Warriors and the Lakers have finished first and second in the 1A Mountain West League. “We were excited to see them coming,” said Head Coach Willie Metcalf. “We battle it out with them, they are always good games and it was exciting to see what we are capable of against them.”
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TOLEDO — Santiam Christian had taken a 23-22 lead midway through the third quarter, erasing a five-point halftime deficit against the Toledo girls basketball team. It would be the last points that the Eagles would score until a pair of free throws with 1:58 left in the fourth quarter. The Boomer defense smothered Santiam Christian to pull off the 36-30 victory over the 3A private school that had beaten Toledo by 16 points a year ago. “It felt amazing,” said sophomore Kaycie Otis. “I know we can do better, but just knowing that we can do better and still beat them is awesome, especially since last year we got creamed by them. Knowing that we got better makes it a great win.” The win over Santiam Christian was the second in a row for the Boomers, who had lost their previous two games before the streak. But even with the win, Williams still thinks his team can reach another level. “Beating Santiam Christian is a good win,” Williams said. “We can play a lot better and we can give a lot more as a team, that’s nice to have a ceiling that is up there.”
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At halftime, trailing 33-31, head coach Peter Ellingsen asked a question to his team in the locker room. “What would old Waldport do in this game?” he asked. “Lose by 30,” a player responded. It wasn’t Waldport’s easiest victory through the first two weeks of the season, but it was an important 73-68 win for the Irish nonetheless. They overcame a halftime deficit, proving that this is not a Waldport team of years past. “They said they want to be New Waldport,” Ellingsen said. “We are going to be aggressive, we are going to fight for the boards, we are going to try to match the scrappiness that Chemawa had.” In the first half against the Chemawa Braves on Wednesday, Dec. 13, the Waldport basket appeared to have a lid on the rim. The Irish were getting good looks close to the basket but couldn’t convert those shots into points. However, while the short shots weren’t falling, the deep ball kept the Irish within striking distance. Of the 15 points in the first quarter, 12 of them came from behind the arc. Isiah Arrant drilled three consecutive 3-pointers in the span of two minutes while Daniel Alvarado and Kellan Howard each scored from deep in the first half. “They were pretty crucial,” said Alvarado. “We were struggling to stay with them in the first quarter, those threes that Isaiah hit really kept us alive.”
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NEWPORT — The challenge was set for the Newport boys basketball team entering Friday’s game against North Bend. Head Coach Doug Sain vowed that his team would plan tougher against the Bulldogs than it had during the Cubs’ four-game losing streak. Newport’s players rose to the challenge, beating North Bend soundly 67-47 on Friday, Dec. 8, proving their toughness — even if it was just for one game. “They responded well for one game,” Sain said. “The whole trick is, can they respond the next game? “We played tough tonight, I knew we would be. They worked for it, we will see what happens for here on out.”
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NEWPORT — When the Newport boys basketball team walked off the floor with a 71-69 loss to Siuslaw Tuesday evening, head coach Doug Sain delivered a simple message to his players. “I told the guys we did 100 things to win but we did 200 things to lose last night’s game,” said the head coach. “We need to make winning basketball plays...and we aren’t doing those things.” After starting the year off with a 15-point victory over Elmira, the Cubs have dropped last four games — three of which came in the Harlan Carter Tournament in Shasta, Calif. — Newport’s most recent two losses against Enterprise and Siuslaw have each been decided by two points.
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Local turkey farmers take on the year's busiest season