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Stout Kennedy defense stops Waldport

Modified: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
Waldport (0-3) struggled to move the ball against a stout Kennedy (3-0) defense, as it couldn't claw back from an early deficit in a 42-6 loss on Friday night.
The scoring started early for Kennedy, as they went into the halftime break with a comfortable 28-0 lead.
However, the Irish did walk away with a personal victory as

Lincoln County Sports Roundup

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Taft Volleyball: After starting the season 2-0, the Tigers (2-4) have struggled as of late, dropping their last four conference matches including a loss to Westside Christian (3-3) on Tuesday night, three sets to none.
Westside Christian jumped out on top early, winning the first set 25-12. Taft kept it tight in the second set, loosing 25-22, but Westside

Early goals lead to win for Cubs -- Young program headed on the right track

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
After losing a lopsided affair in their season opener, the Newport girls' soccer team (2-1-1) is on a roll.
After falling to Taft (1-3) to kick off the year, the young squad recorded it's first victory in two years against Marshfield (0-4) on Sept. 3, then earned a tie with Tillamook (0-1-2) last Wednesday, and won a 3-2 thriller

Program rebuilds after lost season -- Coach Nicole James thrilled for new opportunity

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Following a year in which turnout was too low to field a team, the Taft girl's soccer program is back in action.
According to Head Coach Nicole James, the Tigers' season is about more than just wins and losses, but the opportunity to take the field.
"I am very excited that the interest among the

Newport rallies past Stayton

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- After dropping their first set to conference foe Stayton (0-5), a rally followed for the Newport volleyball squad as it rattled off three straight set victories to secure its third win of the season on Tuesday night.
The match ended a three-game skid for Newport (3-5), as they bounced back from their tough loss to Siuslaw last

Tigers shut out Boomers, start 2-0 -- Strong game plan leads to Taft success

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY, After building momentum with a season-opening 50-2 win over Colton, the Taft football squad dominated again last Friday night with a 54-0 win over Toledo.
The Tigers scored early and often, marching the ball up and down the field on their way to a 2-0 start under second-year head coach James Mick.
"We were able to

Cubs get defensive in 28-19 victory over Tillamook

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
NEWPORT, After falling flat in its opener and starting slow against Tillamook last Friday, Newport scored three unanswered touchdowns in the middle quarters and a late touchdown for a 28-19 win.
But it was the defense where coach Rod Losier saw the most improvement and thinks it will give the Cubs (1-1) momentum going into its non-league match with Marshfield

Irish morale stays high

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
WALDPORT -- Despite a loss to the Santiam Wolverines last Friday, the Waldport Irish kept morale high throughout the game.
The Wolverines conquered the Irish on their home turf in a 13-0 non-league victory. The Irish (0-2) have yet to score after losing 21-0 to in its season opener at Nestucca.

High school football roundup

Modified: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
Quarterback Jace Duty threw two touchdown passes and running back Scott Kowalski ran for two scores to lead the Newport Cubs to a 28-19 win over Tillamook Friday night.
Tillamook scored first, but Kowalski scored the next 14 points on touchdown runs of 11 and 5 yards, plus a 2-point conversion run to give the Cubs a 14-7 lead

Undefeated Cubs finding their soccer groove

Modified: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
NEWPORT -- It became apparent three minutes into Newport High's soccer match against rival Tillamook that the Cubs are on a roll.
A foul by the Cheesemakers gave Luis Torres a free kick from about 40 yards and the junior forward drove a shot in the center of the net, slipping just under the crossbar for a 1-0 lead.

Cubs volleyball team is still a work in progress

Modified: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Tillamook avenged a previous loss to the Newport volleyball team by capturing three out of four games Wednesday, but Cubs Coach Brooke Klaudt considers the defeat just another character builder for her team.
Klaudt believes the Cubs (2-2), going into games Thursday in Florence against Junction City and Siuslaw, are beginning to make "team progress" despite the loss

Arthritis Bike Classic rolls along Oregon coast

Modified: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
NEWPORT, What's better than taking a leisurely bicycle ride along the Oregon coast in September after most of the tourists have gone home?
Hard to beat, especially when it's for a good cause and your food and lodging needs are someone else's responsibility.
The Amgen People's Coast Arthritis Bike Classic, a six-day fundraiser for the national Arthritis Foundation featuring 40

Lincoln County prep sports schedule

Modified: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Friday, Sept. 12
Newport vs. Tillamook, 7 p.m.
Toledo vs. Taft, 7 p.m.
Waldport vs. Santiam, 7 p.m.
Taft boys @ Blanchet Catholic, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13
Newport, Taft @ Ash Creek Invitational at Monmouth, 10 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 15
Taft girls vs. Gervais, 4 p.m.


Outdoor recreational report

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Beginning in mid-September, the low tides shift to the evenings. Low tides as high as +1.0 to +2.0 feet can still allow clamming opportunities, especially for purple varnish clams that can sometimes be found when the tide is as high as +4.0 feet.
Sport clammers should be able to collect daily limits of cockles, gaper clams and

Girls team captures first soccer win

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
NEWPORT, Coach Kara Dewar would like to say she anticipated her Newport High girls soccer team finally winning its first varsity match Sept. 3 against Marshfield.
But while the team has shown improvement after going 0-13 last year in its first varsity season ever, its 6-0 opening-game loss to Taft seemed to signal another long season.
"Did you see it

After loss, Cubs play Cheesemakers Friday at home

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
NEWPORT, Newport High's young football team hopes to capture its first win of the season Friday at home against Tillamook after losing its opener at Siuslaw by a 49-14 score.
Coach Rod Losier said Tuesday that he's looking for improved tackling to give his team a chance this Friday against Tillamook, which lost 22-19 to Stayton in its season opener

Cubs field young, talented boys team

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
NEWPORT, Youth will be served this year for Newport Coach Jacob Wood's boys soccer squad, which has won its first two games of the season despite having only three seniors on the roster.
Talent, however, is abundant among a junior class that helped the Cubs open with a tough 3-2 win over rival Taft and a 7-0 shellacking of Marshfield

Newport coach praises team’s performance at Tillamook meet

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Youthful but skilled is the way Newport High cross-country coach Tom Swinford describes this year's boys team, which revealed some of it's potential last weekend at the annual Ultimook Cross Country Invitational in Tillamook.
Juniors Curt Knott and Brendan Thurber-Blaser turned in the best times for the varsity team in the difficult 5,000-meter race on the Hydrangea Ranch

Pirates defeat Irish girls

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
WALDPORT -- Despite Waldport's loss to the Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates at it's Sept. 3 home match, coach Dana Snyder says she is proud of her volleyball team.
The Irish varsity volleyball squad picked up wins in two of the five games it played against the Pirates last week.
The Irish started out strong with a 25-23 win over the Pirates in

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