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Siletz grad named to WSU Hall of Fame

Rod Commons, a 1961 graduate of Siletz High school and 1966 graduate of Oregon State University, is among six Washington State University individuals who will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 6, 2019 in Spokane.

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Scrimmage gets real

There are no pads in the game of 7-on-7, where everyone’s eligible and a tag is as good as a tackle. But at the Wednesday scrimmage between Taft and Toledo high schools, even those skimpy rules went out the window as beefed-up linemen rose to interceptions, and runners sometimes found themselves at the bottom of a gang pile.

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Toledo gives Taylor the grid

Veteran coach Jeff Taylor has been named to lead the Boomer gridiron squad next fall following the dismissal of a popular football coach last April that sparked school strikes and threatened the program’s future.

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Suarez to throw for Taft

Antonio Suarez, who can strike deep with startling accuracy, will be Taft High School’s new quarterback as the Tigers look for a comeback in the 3A league next fall.

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Camp for Cubs

With just seven weeks to go before the Cubs host Tillamook in the first football game of the 2019 season, head coach Rod Losier is banking on young talent to carry the day.

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Dungies tested by veteran sluggers

It’s no secret: our Mid-Coast Dungies have fallen short on pitching and hitting in clutch situations with men on base and that long ball over the fence.

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Buckaroos fly at fair

After a 10-year hiatus, pro rodeo returned to Lincoln County last week with a roar as crowds estimated at 2,000 thundered their approval at the cowboys, the animals, the flags and the girls who flew them from galloping horseback.

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Fin-clipping is Saturday

The annual Depoe Bay fin-clipping will occur Saturday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the city reservoir, where 20,000 Coho salmon fingerlings are raised from eggs and released annually for anglers.

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SPORTS SPOTLIGHT — It’s good softball’s dirty

Playing softball can teach our kids hard lessons, sometimes knocking them down as easily as it lifts them up and gives them a life-long group of friends—really, they're more like sisters—they can oftentimes turn to and rely on in those very special times of teen needs.

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Dungies struggle to break streak

The Mid-Coast Dungies hoped that Independence Day would free them from a five-game losing streak before meeting the dreaded Post 20 Demarini Dirtbags and their bus full of college talent.

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Additional Articles

  • Hole-in-one could yield new Honda

    There’s still time to register for the 10th annual Kids Zone Classic Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 20, at Chinook Winds Golf Resort in Lincoln City, where a skillful drive could score a brand new vehicle.

  • Top soccer squads slate big shoot-out

    Top prep soccer teams from around Oregon and Idaho will converge on Newport High School next week for a mid-summer shootout.

  • Beasley at Large: Secret streams of the Siletz

    The steamy summer rain forests of the Oregon coast are hot, bug-infested and brutally uninviting unless you are looking for wild cutthroat trout that will strike with every cast.

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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.


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