Throw a line in for family fishing

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting 30 family fishing events across the state in 2019, including three events in Lincoln County beginning this month. It’s an easy way to make memories for children of fishing with their parents and grandparents — with help along the way for extra ease.

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Riley shining bright

Jacob Riley’s star shined bright in the Cubs’ 5-7 loss at Woodburn on Monday, earning two doubles and a run-saving catch before taking to the mound as reliever at the end of the fifth inning. (Photo by R.L. Smith)

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Tigers sweep Catlin Gable

Taft Junior Darius Smith soared to make this spectacular catch in Friday’s double-header sweep of Catlin Gable, 22-5 and 11-2. Plays like this helped put the Tigers, 8-8 overall, back into Top 10 contention. (Photos by Lon French)

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Spink leads Newport at Central Coast meet

Junior Kolby Spink led a field of 18 runners for first place at the Central Coast Invitational Friday with a time of 4:17.65, just one of seven championship performances at the 11-way meet of top western Oregon teams.

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BEASLEY AT LARGE — Kid conquers North Point

I used to worry about the younger generation being a bunch of overly-sensitive snowflakes until they handed me the sports beat, where I’m impressed every day by the determination, raw skill and level-headed maturity of student athletes.

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HIKING — An easy walk on Siletz Bay

A new trail that meanders along the Siletz River and timeworn dykes of Millport Slough makes it almost too easy to witness, up close, a watershed teeming with wildlife and trophy-sized fish at the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

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Wiles slams grand against Cascade

It was a cliffhanger game Wednesday until sophomore Cole Wiles shoved Cascade over the edge with a four-run grand slam, leaving the Cubs with a 10-4 victory and undisputed reign over the Oregon West Conference.

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More halibut may be had

Sport halibut anglers are slated to receive more fishing days and a 19 percent boost in allowable catch for the 2019 halibut season if the state fish and wildlife commission adopts staff recommendations at a meeting Friday in Astoria.

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Safe by a foot!

Taft’s Corey VanDamme had her foot safely planted on the bag in this photo-finish moment captured by lensman Lon French as the Lady Tigers wrapped a double-header win over Warrenton Friday, April 12.

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Taft bats can’t save double header

The Tiger bats, including No. 17 Kaden Hindman, above, swung hard but came up short in a Friday double-header against No. 4-ranked Warrenton. Warrenton edged Taft 3-2 in Game One, and checked a late-game rally by the Tigers to win the finale’, 7-5.

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Wounded warriors hit the beach

War may be hell, but the amphibious maneuvers going on at Agate Beach are designed to alleviate the effects of battle.

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Legacy lives on at Prefontaine

Five Newport athletes burnished the memory of a legendary Oregon runner with championship performances at the Steve Prefontaine Rotary Invitational Saturday, April 13.

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HIKES — Spyglass Ridge Open Space

Spyglass Ridge Open Space is one of a handful of urban wildlands preserved by the voters of Lincoln City and maintained pin excellent condition by the parks department.

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Track stars emerge at four-way

A four-way meet among track rivals spotlighted a handful of state-title challengers on Tuesday. Casting the longest shadow was Newport’s Jake Tucker, who launched the 12 lb. shot to a 55-02 score, shattering the 52-11.5 school record he set in 2018. The effort elevated Tucker to No. 2 in statewide, all-school rankings, behind No. 1 Mario Kis of Tualatin. Kis tossed the shot 56-11 at a meet on April 10.

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Fielder’s Choice

Dramatic spins, elegant leaps and artful lunges may be the elements of ballet, but those same fluid movements are at the heart of a winning baseball team.

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Local pols key to gun battle

A new firearms law that could have far-reaching impacts on law-abiding gun owners is making its way to a vote on the floor of the Oregon State Senate, where local politicians are caught in the crossfire over SB 978.

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Additional Articles

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Video News

Newport 2018 State Track and Field

The Newport track and field competed in the 4A state track and field event at Hayward Field in Eugene on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12. The Cubs boys team finished seventh while the girl's team finished 21st.


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