TOLEDO — Lauded as a Tree City USA, Toledo is one of 61 Oregon cities and 3,400 communities nationwide to gain such status, landing the title for the 24th year in a row.
NEWPORT — Commercial properties in town could be paying substantially more in stormwater fees after the completion of a new utility rate study.
NEWPORT — With the pink shrimp and ocean salmon seasons still not underway, Oregon’s Dungeness crab fishermen are enjoying their best year in nearly a decade.
NEWPORT — Meeting last week in the back room of a favorite marine supplier, charter skippers from Garibaldi, Newport, Tillamook, Depoe Bay and Winchester Bay formed a new consortium to push back on threats to their livelihoods.
Prior to Friday’s game against Dayton, a 3A top-five matchup between the Pirates and the Taft softball team, head coach Kassandra Stuart sent out a message to her players about facing a daunting opponent. Enjoying an undefeated start to West Valley League play, Taft still needed to clear the Dayton hurdle, a program that has been the state title game the past three years. “The quote was about playing this super hard team and their name is just their name,” said freshman Kyla Knott. “You just have to let it go and go out like you are playing a different team. I think that really helped us out.” Not even an early two-run deficit could keep the Tigers from making a comeback to take control of the WVL with a 4-2 victory over Dayton on April, 20. “They’ve been our nemesis in this league, they’re kinda our rival,” Stuart said. “It feels amazing, it’s a huge game to win.” While Stuart tried to turn Dayton into a nameless opponent, the team was well aware of the pedigree of the Pirate program. “We were nervous for this game,” Knott said.
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WALDPORT — There was something missing from the Waldport softball team in its previous four games. The Irish were once a top-10 team with a 6-1 record. Since that point, Waldport had dropped four games — and according to head coach Alex Browne, adjustments needed to be made. “We just need to come to the game with the intent of winning,” Browne said. And it worked, the Irish climbed out of an early deficit to pick up a 10-6 league victory over Siletz Valley/Eddyville Charter on Tuesday, April 17. With fewer than nine players entering Tuesday’s contest, the Irish team knew it would take extra effort to win against the Warriors. But when game time rolled around, Waldport was able to fill out a complete lineup. “We really practiced hard and put our mindset as, even if we go out there with eight players, we’re going to put our all into it,” said sophomore pitcher Kyra Pickner. “That didn’t end up happening, but we kept that mindset.”
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For the couple weeks of the golf season, senior Jack Fisher didn’t even step foot into the tee box. An injury sustained during the basketball season made it a struggle to swing a club. “I couldn’t swing with my shoulder,” Fisher said. “But I figured it out and I’m feeling pretty smooth now. Playing in his second tournament of the season at Agate Beach Golf Course, Fisher shot a season-best 81 (nine over par) which was the fifth lowest score in the tournament and top finisher for the Cubs. “Jack is a senior and seniors carry themselves differently than juniors and sophomores, they play like they own it,” said head coach Steve Arbona. “And this game in a lot of ways is about confidence and attitude, and that’s what we are seeing from Jack.”
Updated: 5 days ago
NEWPORT —The Newport baseball team had reason to feel optimistic heading into the second game of the three-game series against Cascade. Coming off consecutive wins for the first time this season, the Cubs were entering the softer part of their schedule after going through the gauntlet that was the first half. “We came in heads high, we knew we were going to play a strong baseball game,” said senior catcher Dylan Crowell. “But they wanted it more, and that’s why they got it.” The runners were there, but the execution wasn’t in the Cubs’ 11-5 loss to Cascade at Frank Wade Field on Wednesday, April 18. “We just weren’t sharp, mostly offensively,” said head coach Ken Riley. “We had opportunities but we left a lot of runners on base.”
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NEWPORT — Eight sailing teams competed at the Oregon Series Regatta on Saturday, April, 14 in Newport. The Newport A team had a score of 22, which put them tied for third place in the six races they finished with three-second place finishes. The B team had two-second place finishes as well in its six races. After the 12 total races, the regatta was called after whitecaps began to form in the water due to the winds picking up. Whether or not the regatta would actually happen was up in the air entering Saturday, when the forecast called for wind gusts approaching 30 knots, but the wind stayed calm enough for 12 races. “We were extremely lucky with the conditions that we got,” said head coach Greg Krutzikowsky. “Given the forecast, the wind was great about 15 knots, enough wind to make it exciting, but not too much. The forecast was for gusts up to 28-30 knots and that’s too much for these guys in the little boats.”
Updated: 1 week ago
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