Building a team

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Building a team

All week the Newport cross country team has been preparing for their first race of the season. The first order of business — cutting out cardboard and ducttaping it back together in the shape of boat. That’s right, Head Coach Tom Swinford has his team building boats to race during the Toledo Boat Show on Saturday, Aug. 19. It’s things like a building a boat that have been a staple during cross country tryouts under Swinford.

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Boomers hope to overcome key departures

TOLEDO — The Boomer football team is coming off a year where they won eight games, a share of the Sunset Conference championship, and a playoff game. With an increased number of players trying out, optimism is high that Boomers can build upon and repeat last year’s success. Toledo High School graduated four seniors from last year’s playoff team. A low number, but the players that they did lose were all impact players.

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Walker wants Irish football to ‘Answer the Call’

WALDPORT — First-year Head Coach Craig Walker is trying to create a little preseason buzz for the Waldport football program. To help with that, Walker called up the U.S Coast Guard to help with the 2017 Irish Football team photo. The Coast Guard answered the call, landing in the outfield grass of the baseball field, where the helicopter pilots came out wearing Waldport Football t-shirts. “It was pretty exciting that people from outside the community came to support us,” said senior running back Chris Vineyard.

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Cubs soccer is on the run

NEWPORT — When the Newport girls soccer team opened practice Monday evening, the session resembled a track practice more than soccer. What started with a team run through the city was followed up by more conditioning throughout the practice. The soccer

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Overcoming mountains

When Dillon Reinhart was an infant, he had a purple hue to his skin complexion, a common trait for newborns born in high-altitude areas. In a way, being born in the thin air of Colorado Springs helped prepare Reinhart to climb Mt. Whitney — the highest

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The enthusiastic QB

There were times in 2016 when Dylan Crowell was his own worst enemy. The junior quarterback would try and make something out of nothing on the field, which at times, just made matters even worse. 2016 was a frustrating year on several fronts for the

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Waldport gets acquainted with new system

WALDPORT — The Irish wrapped up their football camp this week on Thursday, Aug. 10. It was the first camp ran by Waldport High School’s first-year Head Coach Craig Walker, who brought in new ideas, new plays and a renewed sense of purpose, leaving Iris

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Teams get final tune up before tryouts begin

It looked like practice, it sounded like practice, and at the end, and it even smelled like practice. But officially, it was just camp. Newport High School’s fall athletic teams opened up their team camps on Monday, Aug. 7 with their seasons quickly ap

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High schoolers take a swing at coaching

Grace Paranto is the only left-handed volleyball player on the Newport High School volleyball team. So when she sees a young southpaw volleyball player, she can’t help but get excited. “I just love seeing all the little lefties coming out,” Paranto sai

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