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Disciple of concrete

Modified: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
Matthew Williams practices a "kickflip" Wednesday afternoon at the Newport skate park located near the intersection of NW 8th Street and NW High Street.
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New Irish AD a perfect fit

Modified: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
WALDPORT -- New Waldport Athletic Director Justin Haworth didn't move out to the coast for the scenery and good fishing.
While his new situation provides those extra perks, the 34 year old from Salem was welcomed as the latest Fighting Irish addition earlier this month with one mission in mind -- to add to an already rich Waldport tradition.
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Lincoln City rookies win 10-team tournament

Modified: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
COOS BAY -- The Lincoln City All-Star youth baseball rookie team has been lacking confidence this season, but that all changed with an impressive showing at the Coos Bay Coast Classic last weekend.
The tournament was split into two pools, as 10-rookie ball clubs battled for a chance at the championship.
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Summer scrimmage on the gridiron

Posted: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
NEWPORT -- Although the calendar just turned to July, football is on the mind of many local athletes and coaches.
With roughly two months left before the beginning of the season, teams have been deep into summer workouts, lifting weights, running, and in the case of Taft and Newport on Wednesday night, playing 7-on-7 passing league.
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Popularity increases for beachside event

Posted: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
LINCOLN CITY -- Taking a jog on the beach has always been a popular activity.
Perhaps that would explain the growth of the annual Ocean's Edge 5K Run/Walk set to be held on Sunday in Lincoln City.
The event has been around for a while, debuting in the 1980s, and has steadily grown in numbers ever since, with
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Life on one wheel

Posted: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
Slade Kaufman, 12, of Hood River, rides his unicycle along the public pier in South Beach Monday evening.
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Action-packed brawl at Chinook

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
LINCOLN CITY -- It was a night filled with action at Chinook Winds Casino Resort on Saturday, as the King of the Cage MMA fights took center stage.
Nine bouts took place in the octagon, with three professional and six amateur fights on display.
The headliner was a female professional duel between Cheryl Chan and Glena Avila, as
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Young athletes tee off at Agate Beach

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
NEWPORT -- Golf is a sport dependent upon form and technique, and the fundamentals were instilled for the 22 participants that showed up to the junior golf camp at Agate Beach on Monday and Tuesday.
Led by Terry Martin, the head golf professional and owner at Agate Beach, five instructors showed young golfers, ages 5-17, the ins and outs
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Boomers impress at summer camp

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
TOLEDO -- It may just be summer basketball, but the Toledo girls squad is already making a statement.
At a four-day team camp held at Siletz Valley last week, the Lady Boomers not only worked closely with new Head Coach Mychal Williams, but also went a perfect 10-0 between five-on-five and three-on-three competitions.
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Heads Up Football a hit with local coaches

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
TOLEDO -- The Oregon School Athletic Association made history last week when it became the first organization to make it mandatory for high school coaches to enroll in USA Football's Head's Up Football program.
The purpose of Heads Up Football revolves solely around safety and attempting to reduce the number of concussions and head injuries while playing the highly
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Winner cards 42 at Agate Beach Women's Golf Invitational

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
NEWPORT -- They came from all over the state on Tuesday morning to compete in the Agate Beach Women's Golf Invitational, as 46 participants hit the links at 9:30 a.m.
Barb Largent, who generally plays at Cross Creek Golf Course in Dallas, received the low score on the day with a 42.
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Passion for volleyball fuels success for Newport graduate

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
NEWPORT -- Volleyball is more than just a sport for recent Newport graduate Kalli Dixon -- it is a passion, a challenge, a love, and most recently, a ticket to the school of her dreams.
Dixon is committed to play volleyball in the fall for Pacific University, a Division III school located in Forest Grove.
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Warriors back on the hardwood

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
SILETZ VALLEY -- Coming off a strong finish to the 2014-15 campaign, the Siletz Valley boys basketball squad is back on the court and working toward next season.
The Warriors finished in fifth place in the 1A classification last year, running into some talented squads late in the state tournament bracket.
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Summer Trail Series

Modified: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
Brittany Blades, of Newport, competes in the first race of the 2015 Summer Trail Series on Wednesday evening. Sebastien Durandeu, of Otis, won the first of five trails, located near the Wilder Subdivision, with a time of 42:02. Blades took fifth place with a time of 50:07.
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Outdoor recreational report

Modified: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
BAY CLAMS
A negative tide series will begin next week. Coos Bay, Yaquina Bay, Netarts Bay, and Tillamook Bay are four bays where bay clams, like gaper clams, butter clams and cockles, can be taken if not affected by shellfish safety closures. Recent stock assessments have revealed abundant populations and that current harvest levels are sustainable. See ODFW's bay clam
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Neighbors For Kids' golf tourney in July

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
Summer is here, and it's time to sign up for Neighbors For Kids' sixth annual charity golf tournament, the Kids Zone Classic, on Saturday, July 18, at Chinook Winds Golf Resort.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. for an 18-hole scramble. Entry fees are $100 per player, and players can sign up
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Lady Tigers dominate at all-star series

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
NEWPORT -- Although the event didn't quite go as planned, the 3A Senior All-Star Softball Series, held at Yaquina View Elementary School on Saturday, was still a unique experience for those involved.
In a double header that was planned to feature the top 3A senior athletes in the state, including four Taft Tigers, a few roster spots needed to
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Otter Rock N’ Roll: “It was a fantastic day”

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
OTTER ROCK -- There was something for everyone at the seventh annual Otter Rock N' Roll Youth Surfing competition on Saturday, as families gathered for surfing, food, and beach preservation.
More than 45 contestants showed up, as well as 200 visitors, to Devils Punchbowl State Park for the event, which featured surfing from contestants 18 years of age or
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Summer Trail Series takes off

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
NEWPORT -- The Summer Trail Series is set to get underway today (Wednesday), and runners will be challenged by five unique trails, different than any of the previous series.
The races are scheduled for every Wednesday over the next five weeks, and the location of the challenge is not revealed until the day before each run.
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Oregon makes safety a priority in football

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
The Oregon Scholastic Activities Association (OSAA) has become the first state high school activities association in the United States to require coach enrollment into USA Football's Heads Up Football program for the benefit of its student-athletes, effective in 2016.
The OSAA recommends its 249 football-playing high schools enroll in High School Heads Up Football in 2015. Oregon high schools will
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