Taft boys soccer lose consecutive games for the first time

The Taft boys soccer team has lost consecutive games for the first time this season — both against league opponents. The Tigers fell on the road to Western Christian on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 4-2. The Tigers were able to get goals from Edson Fuentes and William Calderon. Goalkeeper William Brooks made several outstanding saves to keep the Tigers within striking distance, but the Tigers couldn’t get the victory.

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Newport volleyball ends losing drought

WOODBURN — For one year, 11 months and 10 days, the Newport volleyball team went without a victory. The Cubs’ last win came on Oct. 8, 2016, a 2-0 win over Gladstone in the Seaside Tournament. That streak of 710 days was finally snapped on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Woodburn when the Cubs defeated Woodburn in three sets. When they scored their 25th point of the third set, the team celebrated accordingly. “It felt like we had won the state championship,” said first-year head coach Vicky Roller. “It was like Mt. Everest and we got to the top.”

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Cubs bit by Bulldogs

It has been quite some time since Newport was in a game like the one they played against Woodburn on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The Bulldogs came to Newport and showed exactly why they are the two-time defending 5A state champions by handing the Cubs a 4-0 loss on their home field. It was the first time Newport has been shut out in a match since Sept. 15, 2016, a span of 38 games. “My first year four years ago, North Marion and Stayton played for the state championship,” said head coach Ollie Richardson. “That very first year of coaching North Marion and Stayton were a level above us...Not saying that we can’t compete with Woodburn, but if we can’t score against them it’s gonna be really hard to beat them. We have to put the ball in the back of the net to beat them.”

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Eddyville wins for first time since ‘09

TRIANGLE LAKE — For the first time since 2009, the Eddyville Charter was victorious on the gridiron with a 52-21 victory over Triangle Lake on Friday, Sept. 14. In its first season back after a nine-year hiatus, the Eagles bounced back from a first-week loss 74-point loss to knock off the Lakers

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Cubs overwhelm Vikings

A trap was looming, and the Newport football team was well aware of it. The Cubs were coming off a big win, a redemption win over a Phoenix team that had knocked them out of the playoffs last season. There was a fear amongst the team of falling into a trap in the non-conference finale against Siuslaw Vikings. “Everyone was actually more nervous for this game than the Phoenix game, surprisingly,” said senior running back/linebacker Tanner Stottlemyre. “Maybe because they were the underdogs, but once we got out there we knew we were going to win.

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Boomers block Bobcats

TOLEDO — The Toledo volleyball team entered their Sunset Conference schedule riding a three-game winning streak. But the excitement entering the game wasn’t so much about getting the fourth straight win as much as it was starting league play on the right foot. “All day today we were like ‘it’s gameday, it’s gameday,’” said junior Kaycie Otis. “And we just came out on the floor and kicked butt.” The Boomers accomplished their goal of starting league play off on the right foot, handing Myrtle Point 3-0 defeat in straight sets.

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A win for the record books

Mark it down. At 5:38 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, something that has never happened in Waldport finally happened. With a 4-2 win over the Corvallis freshman team, the Irish earned its first soccer victory in school history. “It feels great, kids are loving it,” said head coach Dutch Fortmeyer. “I loved having the crowd behind us, it really pumped the kids up. They are starting to put things together, they are communicating, they’re lifting their heads and looking around, making the passes they need to make. They are starting to figure it out. I like it.” Against the Spartans, Fortmeyer kept the ball in the attacking third for the majority of the match. Fortmeyer noticed that the players did a better job with their spacing and being more aggressive without the ball, something they have been working on in practice.

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Students compete in mountain biking

NEWPORT — History was made on Sunday, Sept. 9, not only in Newport but in the state of Oregon. The Interscholastic Cycling League, a brand new cycling league to the Beaver State held its first inaugural race ever — and Newport was the chosen destination. “It was an unbelievable even for Newport,” said Bike Newport owner and event director Daniella Crowder.

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Round Up: Irish, Tigers, Warriors earn first win of the season

WALDPORT — In only it’s second game of the eight-man football era, Waldport has already seen a blowout victory. The Irish poured it on the visiting Crow Cougars on Saturday, Sept. 8 with a resounding 54-18. It was the first win for first-year head coach Jeff Skirvin. Quarterback Wyatt Schrock scored on a pair of rushing touchdowns paired with a reverse to Zak Holsey for a touchdown, giving the Irish a nice lead in the first half. The team would pull away in the second half for win No. 1 of the season.

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Cubs get their revenge

There was one game that junior running back Austin Perry had circled during the summer when the Newport football schedule was released. It wasn’t the first game of the season against Tillamook; it was the team’s second against Phoenix that Perry and the Cubs had zeroed in on. There was a reason for this game, more so than others on the schedule. Last November the Pirates put a beatdown on the Cubs, sending them on a half-day bus ride back to Newport with a 60-13 loss that ended its season. But on Friday, it was the Pirates who would have to digest a loss on the 260-mile bus on the way back to Phoenix. With an overpowering rushing attack and a shutout performance from the defense, the Cubs got their revenge against the Pirate, winning 34-7.

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Additional Articles

  • Column: Black mark on the OSAA and some picks

    On Tuesday, Newport hosted a league game against Woodburn. It was a matchup between the two-time reigning 4A and 5A state champions. This year, the Woodburn athletic program was moved down from 5A to 4A, joining the Cubs in Oregon West Conference. I had a hunch on how the game would go. With a final score of 4-0, it went about how I felt it would go. I had some thoughts on the game.

  • Round Up: Boomers win streak hits 5

    TOLEDO — Don’t look now, but the Toledo volleyball team now has as many wins as they did all of last season, and there are still 11 games remaining on the schedule. With seven wins, five in a row, the Boomers are off to a solid 2-0 start to league play — halfway to last season’s mark of four Sunset Conference victories. The Boomers most recent victim was Bandon, which the Boomers beat in straight sets 25-16, 25-18 and 25-22. The Boomers will host Gold Beach on Thursday, Sept. 18 before hosting rival Waldport on Monday, Sept. 24.

  • Column: No new friends with these picks

    One thing became very clear as I was filling out this week’s pick sheet: I’m not going to make any new friends this week in Lincoln County. It happens sometimes, some weeks the matchups just aren’t very favorable and that appeared to be the case this week. As much as I want the local teams to do well and to win (writing winning stories is much more enjoyable than writing losing ones) I have to look at these objectively. Plus, I’m in this to win. Last year I was ridiculed in the News-Times office for a mediocre finish in the pick’em so I need to step up my game. So, here are this picks.

  • Column: The good and the bad from week two

    Here we have a new column installment, where I will look at one good thing and one bad thing that happens in the Lincoln County sports universe. For lack of a better name, we will call it the Good and the Bad. So here it is, the Good and the Bad from Sept. 3 through 7. The Good Is it too early to say that the football in the county is good again? Probably, I mean we are only two weeks into the season, but here’s what I know: the county already has six wins in that two-week frame (2-0 Newport, 1-1 Taft, 1-1 Waldport, 1-1, 1-1 Toledo, 1-0 Siletz Valley, 0-1 Eddyville) which isn’t a groundbreaking rate, but last year the county as a whole won nine total games. NINE. There are still 38 total football games left on the schedule, meaning that the county will have to go at least 3-35 between now and the end of the season.

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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.