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Tigers topple Irish

Posted: Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016
WALDPORT -- After dropping their season opener to Blanchet Catholic, the Taft boys' basketball team has won two straight behind explosive second-half play.
The Class 3A Tigers latest win came on the road against Class 2A Waldport where Taft outscored the Irish 45-16 over the final two quarters to take an 82-50 victory on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
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Boomers hold on against Billies

Posted: Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016
TOLEDO -- The Toledo boys' basketball team picked up a win in their home opener on Tuesday, Dec. 6, against Pleasant Hill.
The Boomers defeated the Billies, 53-49, behind a strong start to the game, but had to hold off a late run for their second straight win of the year.
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Shorthanded Tigers top Irish

Posted: Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016
WALDPORT -- The Taft girls' basketball team picked up their first win of the season on Wednesday, Dec. 8, toppling Waldport, 45-35.
It wouldn't be an easy win for the Lady Tigers, who were playing without their top player Alex Monticelli, as Waldport fought back from an early 10-point deficit to make it close down the stretch.
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Lady Cubs defeat Siuslaw

Modified: Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016
The Lady Cubs were in action on Tuesday, Dec. 8, with a game against Siuslaw.
The girls' team hit the road to face the Vikings and picked up a 47-39 win behind 14 points from Madison Hargett.
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Newport sends Vikings packing

Posted: Thursday, Dec 8th, 2016
NEWPORT -- The Newport boys' basketball team played in their home opener on Wednesday, Dec. 7 and picked up their third win in a row.
The Cubs played host to Siuslaw and were able to jump on the Vikings early on to ride to a 62-53 victory.
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Taft defense defangs Cobras

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
LINCOLN CITY -- After a slow start against Central Linn, the Taft boys' basketball team found their rhythm behind a strong defensive effort and the scoring of the team's two senior captains.
On Friday, Dec. 2, the Tigers played host to Central Linn and were able to pick up their first win of the season, 77-48, while also giving new
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Miscues lead to Tigers demise

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
LINCOLN CITY -- The Lady Tigers appeared to be in full control after the first quarter of their home opener against Central Linn on Friday, Dec. 2.
Taft hadn't allowed a field goal over the first eight minutes and was sitting on an 8-2 advantage going into the second quarter. Unfortunately, the offense would go cold over the next three
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Newport Swim Team records fall

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
For the second consecutive meet, team records fell for the Newport Swim Team.
The team was once again in Corvallis competing in the same pool where, on Nov. 20, two of the team's 9- and 10-year-old division records were broken.
This time it would be two of the club's older swimmers setting records with Lucas Ellingson-Cosenza breaking the boys'
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Busy weekend in the water

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
TILLAMOOK -- The Cubs swim team continued their strong start to the season on Saturday, Dec. 3, participating in their second meet of the year.
At the Tillamook Invitational, the Cubs boys' team would capture first place overall, giving the squad two wins in two meets. The Newport girls took second place out of eight teams.
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Wrestlers hit the mats

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
HARRISBURG -- Lincoln County's wrestling teams opened the season this past weekend with four of the squads wrestling at the Deven Dawson Memorial in Harrisburg, while Newport participated in the Tillamook Country Smoker.
Siletz junior Isaac Butler highlighted the meet for Lincoln County wrestlers at the 22-team meet on Friday, Dec. 2. Butler would capture the 182-pound division title at
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Boomers get first win of season

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016
KNAPPA -- The Toledo Boomers basketball teams wrapped up play in the Knappa Tourney over the weekend, and each were able to pick up their first win of the season.
The Toledo boys, who've been experimenting with a new offense to start the year, went back to a more traditional style of play, which resulted in a close loss against
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Lincoln County boys basketball roundup

Posted: Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2016
LINCOLN COUNTY -- All of Lincoln County's teams hit the hardwood for Friday night games on Dec. 2, and three of the five squads were able to pick up wins.
In Class 4A the Newport Cubs played in day two of the Harlan Carter Tournament in Redding, Calif. Newport would rebound from their 57-35 tournament-opening loss to Enterprise with a
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Lincoln County girls basketball roundup

Modified: Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2016
LINCOLN COUNTY -- It was a mixed bag for Lincoln County girls' basketball. as the teams went 2-2 on the evening.
The Class 3A Lady Tigers took on Central Linn in their home opener and dropped the game 35-17 to the Class 2A Cobras.
The Class 2A Waldport girls went on the road to face Class 3A Warrenton, and lost
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First meet of the season

Modified: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
LINCOLN CITY -- Swimmers from Newport, Taft and South Albany got a chance to jump into the water at the Lincoln City Community Center for the season's first meet of the year on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
The Taft Kickoff Meet allowed swimmers a chance to gain experience and ease into the upcoming season with several events shorter than what they'll
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Cubs win big in opener

Modified: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
ELMIRA -- The Newport boys' basketball team tipped off the season in dominant fashion with 73-38 pasting of Elmira.
The Cubs got double-digit scoring performances from four of their players on the night, as they outran and outmatched the Falcons.
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Sophomores lead Cubs in victory

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
NEWPORT -- The Newport girls opened their season with a bang on Wednesday, Nov. 30, rallying for a come-from-behind win over Elmira.
The Cubs played host to Elmira at Spangle Court in the season opener and suffered through poor shooting in the first half, but were able battle back and survive a late 3-point attempt by Elmira to win 61-58.
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Turnovers doom Irish

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
WALDPORT -- Opening night between Waldport and Nestucca exposed two teams who are still looking to work out early season kinks.
And after a turnover-filled contest, it would be the Bobcats who would come out on top, capturing a season-opening win on the road over the Irish boys, 44-37, on Wednesday, Nov 30.
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Late 3-pointer buries Irish

Posted: Thursday, Dec 1st, 2016
WALDPORT -- The Waldport girls' basketball team put up a tough fight, but turnovers and a late Nestucca 3-pointer sealed an Irish defeat as the girls fell 36-30.
The season-opening contest was held at Waldport on Wednesday, Nov. 30, where the Irish had hoped to snap a 61-game losing streak, but it wasn't meant to be as Nestucca outscored Waldport
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Experienced Cubs could make conference run

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
NEWPORT -- After battling through a tough Oregon West Conference and earning a trip to last year's Class 4A state championship tournament, Newport will enter this season with several returning players.
The Cubs will bring back seven players from last year's squad, including three returning starters and a lot of firepower from the outside.
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Experienced Tigers primed for a run

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
LINCOLN CITY -- After struggling to sub .500 records over the past few seasons, the Taft boys' basketball team finished last season with a winning record at 14-11.
Now with a new coach at the helm and several returning standouts, the Tigers will be looking to take the next step toward qualifying for the Class 3A state tournament.
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Defending champs look to reload

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
TOLEDO -- Two-time defending Sunset Conference champion Toledo will be facing an uphill battle this season if they are to retain their status as the conference's best team.
Many of the key players that highlighted those teams graduated last year, including the Class 2A Player of the Year, Isaiah Marchant. In total, Toledo graduated six players from last year's team,
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Irish light on experience but big on size

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
WALDPORT -- After a senior-heavy team finished out last season with a disappointing 3-7 Sunset Conference record, the Irish will come into this season looking to take a step forward into contention for one of the conference's two postseason berths.
To do so, Waldport will need to fill holes in their lineup and replace much of the scoring and defensive
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Mountain West League is wide open

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
SILETZ VALLEY -- After a three-year run as Class 1A Mountain West League champions, the Siletz boys' basketball team is going to look very different this season.
The Warriors have been dominant within the league, having used the same core of players over the past three years to remain unbeaten in league play since a 66-59 loss to Triangle
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Siletz looks to build on last year’s success

Posted: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
SILETZ VALLEY -- After losing two key players to graduation last year, the Lady Warriors will have some major holes the fill in the lineup.
Siletz only lost two seniors from last year's squad, but the two that departed were significant ones in Class 1A all-stars Kaetlin Bayya and Lexi Metcalf. Together the duo helped lead Siletz to the most
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Irish taking a team-first approach

Modified: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
WALDPORT -- Coming into this year's basketball season, the Lady Irish will be looking to end the county's most dubious streak.
It's been 61 games and 1,089 days since the Waldport girls last tasted hoops victory, but with a new head coach and a crop of talented young players, it shouldn't be long until the Irish get into the win
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Toledo aims for winning season

Modified: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
TOLEDO -- Much like Toledo's volleyball team, the Boomers basketball squad is in store for a surge in talent due to a strong group of freshmen.
And like what happened during volleyball season, there's hope that the influx of freshmen will translate into the most successful season in recent years.

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Taft focused on improving

Posted: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
LINCOLN CITY -- The Taft girls' basketball team will enter the season as one of the hardest hit teams in terms of players that graduated last year.
Taft lost six players from that least season's team and will enter the year with only two experienced seniors.
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Cubs look to climb league standings

Posted: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
NEWPORT -- The Newport girls will enter this basketball season with one of the more experienced squads in Class 4A.
The Cubs graduated one player from last year's team and will return two seniors and a core of sophomores, who helped the team to their first winning record in several seasons and a fourth place finish in the Oregon West
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Newport swimmers break two team records

Posted: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016
The Newport Swim Team (NST) competed at two meets last weekend, and set 82 new personal records along with two new team records.
On Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Tri-meet in Corvallis, 20 NST swimmers competed against clubs from Bend in Corvallis. Newport would compete in 57 events, and set 27 new personal bests on the day.
In the
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