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Passion outweighs setbacks for Riptide

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
NEWPORT -- It is not always easy to follow your passion, but the local Riptide gymnastics team is doing all they can despite unfortunate circumstances.
A local gymnastics program was started a while ago at the Newport Recreation Center, but it didn't catch on at first, with the former coach leaving and low turnout of participants. Although money was

Cubs eye lofty goals

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Coming off a strong showing during the 2013-2014 season, the Newport swim team is geared up and ready for a repeat performance.
Last year, the Newport boy's squad ended the season with their third district title and a second place finish in the state, while the Lady Cubs performed extremely well despite being small in numbers.

Warriors prepped to reiterate dominance

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
SILETZ -- Building off a dominant 2013-2014 season, the Siletz Valley boys basketball squad is set to impress once again.
Returning four of five starters from a team that went 18-7 and secured a Mountain West League title last year, the Warriors are prepped to make yet another run this upcoming season.
Under the direction of ninth year

Discovering the City of Portland

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
I have now been in Oregon for just over two months, and sometimes I still cannot believe the beautiful scenery around me.
However, this past Friday I decided to take my wife, Erin, out of the mountains and away from the water to explore the city of Portland.
There was a reason for the quick decision to head

Youth to lead Boomers

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
TOLEDO -- Following a difficult season in an extremely competitive league, the Lady Boomers basketball squad is geared up and ready to impress during the 2014-2015 season.
Under the tutelage of second year Head Coach Robert McAfee, Toledo will look to overcome its inexperience and improve on its 2-19 record from last season as it moves into the Sunset

See focused on incredible feat

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Zoe See has been breaking down barriers her entire life, both metaphorically and literally.
The 13-year-old's passion for martial arts, Kenpo Karate specifically, has already helped her to put together a long list of achievements, including becoming the youngest first junior black belt in Lincoln County at 10 years old, and the youngest second-degree black belt at

1A all-conference selections announced

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
SILETZ -- Mountain West League all-conference selections were announced recently, and a number of Warriors made the cut.
The Siletz Valley volleyball team, who made it to the first round of the playoffs for the first time in school history, received five selections.
Senior Misti Warren and junior Lexi Metcalf each earned all-conference second team honors, while teammate

Pacific Equestrian Club awards dinner set

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
Pacific Equestrian Club will be holding the club's annual awards dinner on Dec. 6 at the Olalla Golf Course at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Dinner is $8 per person, and children under nine years of age are free.
Pacific Equestrian Club is a family oriented, nonprofit club offering children and adults

Lady Tigers ready to battle

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Monday officially marked the opening of the winter athletic season, as squads were finally allowed to participate in team practices.
It is still two weeks before live competition gets started, and the Taft girl's basketball team will be hard at work preparing for opening day.
Under the direction of fifth-year Head Coach Daniel Mock, the

Strong third year is expected for local event

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Good news for anyone looking to burn some calories before a big Thanksgiving meal, as the third annual Newport Turkey Trot is just around the corner.
Starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27, the Turkey Trot includes three races, a 5K walk/run, a 10K run, and a 15K run.
The event is put on by

Turkey shoot set for Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
SILETZ -- Gunners will be aiming for turkeys and hams Saturday, Nov. 22, during the annual Turkey Shoot at the Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club.
The event is open to all shooters, who will fire at steel targets at 200, 100 and 50 yards. All types of firearms -- scoped rifles, iron sights and handguns -- are acceptable, said

Taft athletes receive high honors

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Recently, the 3A West Valley League all-conference recipients were announced, and a number of Taft athletes made the list.
All sports were recognized in the Tigers first year in their new conference, and a few players received top honors.
The Taft volleyball squad did not receive any first or second team selections, however, Katie McCardell

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