LINCOLN CITY — Police Chief Keith Kilian has announced that he will retire April 5 after a 40-year career in law enforcement.
NEWPORT — The vacation rental ad hoc group tasked with hammering out issues related to vacation rentals discussed parking solutions at its bi-monthly meeting.
NEWPORT — Three people were arrested after allegedly leaving a large quantity of heron behind in a hotel room.
SEAL ROCK — A head-on collision on Highway 101 injured six people and closed the road for several hours on Saturday, March 10.
In the spring of 2010, Eddie Townsend had just finished up his master’s program and was driving from Ashland to Newport to meet back up with his family and begin his career. He was ready to join the village of men — Kurt Hargett, Rod Losier, Mark Moore, Jim Ashard — who had helped turn him from a kid who he said was destined for prison into a man ready to make a similar impact to the one they had made on him. “I remember thinking that I need to set a new standard for who I am and what I’m doing,” Townsend said. “I just wanted to get a teaching job and have a career. It was exciting. I lived in Ashland for eight years, I was excited to come back and pour into the community. “I wanted to prove that I’m not the kid I was in high school, set a new standard for who I am and a new framework for who I am.”
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NEWPORT — The Newport softball team kicked off its season with a 3-0 victory over Gladstone on Tuesday, March 13. Senior Sophie Dziak finished with two hits and two RBIs while freshman Hattie Imbler-Bremner dominated in the circle, pitching a complete-game shutout. “I think we have space to improve,” Dziak said. “That’s common for the first game of the year, but I thought we played well in certain areas, probably the best we have in a while in our first games. We should feel pretty confident, I think we did great.” In her high school debut, Imbler-Bremner went the distance, tossing a one-hitter while only walking two Gladstone batters and not allowing a run.
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FOREST GROVE — The plan was to bury the third-place trophy. It comes as no surprise that Newport wanted nothing to do with playing in the third-place game of the 4A state tournament. The team had one goal all season — to win a state championship — and came up four points short of reaching that goal in the semifinal round loss to Seaside. With a game still left to play after the gut-wrenching loss, head coach Doug Sain told his team that they have until midnight, only a couple of hours, to mourn the loss of coming up short of a season-long goal. It was a task easier said than done. “It was tough, obviously it doesn’t go that way,” said senior Jack Fisher. “You wake up in the morning still not happy.” “It was tough knowing that you give it your best and you come up short,” added senior Kye Blaser. “It’s tough knowing that giving everything you had wasn’t enough to get the W.” Even the head coach wasn’t sure what the final game of the season would bring following Friday’s demoralizing loss to the eventual state champion Seaside. “We were devastated, somewhere before 11 a.m. we didn’t care,” Sain said. “We were going to bury the third place trophy if we got it, and somewhere around 11 a.m., Kye said, “alright, I feel like winning.” And then from there we had a fun day to be together as a team, by the time we got here we were loose and focused.”
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Twenty-four seconds into Newport’s third-place game of the 4A state tournament, Doug Sain called a timeout to have a heart-to-heart with his team in its final game of the season. The game that the Cubs won 68-51 to claim the third-place trophy started with a lackadaisical pass and an attempted one-handed catch, resulting in a turnover on the Cubs’ opening possession against the top-seeded Banks Braves Saturday evening at Forest Grove High School. “I just wanted to come and play the right way,” Sain said. “We were going to make solid passes, we were going to catch it with two hands, you’re going to pivot, face the rim, you’re going to do everything the right way and we’ll see what happens. From then on, I thought we did really well.” The pep-talk 24 seconds into the game didn’t yield immediate results. Banks scored eight-straight points to take a seven-point lead midway through the first quarter. But a Kye Blaser three put an end to the run to the Banks run and jump-started what would turn into a 28-3 run by the Cubs before halftime.
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PENDLETON — With a minute left in the game, trailing by nine, head coach Eddie Townsend started to see the writing on the wall. It was a similar moment that the Toledo boys basketball team had been in before — a double-digit deficit, time winding down — and came out victorious. But everything had to perfectly fall into place. In the elimination game of the 2A state basketball tournament in Pendleton, those breaks didn’t come. The Boomers’ season ended with a 60-49 loss to Grant Union. “There was a time when I just took a deep breath and said, ‘not this year,’” Townsend said. The reality of the moment hit Nate Cross with 30 seconds left in what would be the senior’s final seconds as a Boomer basketball player.
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