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Faxon, Greenawald win silver medals at state track championships

Modified: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
EUGENE -- Neil Faxon of Eddyville and David Greenawald of Siletz Valley were the top finishers from Lincoln County in the opening two days of the 2015 OSAA Track & Field State Championships in Eugene.
Faxon earned a silver medal in the 1A 3,000-meter race Friday, finishing in 9:37:06, while Greenawald was second in the 1A long jump competition.
Taft's
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State track update

Modified: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
EGUENE -- After the first day and half of the state track meet in Eugene, results from both the preliminary rounds and the finals are rolling in.
The top Lincoln County finisher so far is Eddyville's Neil Faxon, who took second place in the 1A 3000-meter event, finishing with a 9:37.06. He will receive a silver medal at the
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Hatton medals, Tigers take sixth at state golf

Modified: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
REDMOND, Ore. -- It was a big week for the Taft girls golf team as a whole, and a memorable stretch for freshman Maya Hatton.
The Lady Tigers competed at the state golf tournament on Monday and Tuesday in Redmond, Ore., taking to the links at Eagle Crest Ridge Golf Course, a par 72 measuring 5,280 yards.
Taft
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Lady Cubs golf challenged in Redmond

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
REDMOND, Ore. -- The Newport girls golf team took on their most difficult task of the season earlier this week, taking ninth place out of nine teams at the state golf tournament in Redmond.
The Cubs competed at Eagle Crest Ridge Course, a par 72 that mesures 5,280 yards, and finished with a team score of 905.
Janie
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Taft boys snag eighth at state golf

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
BANKS -- For a team made up of only juniors and sophomores, a trip to the state tournament can mean a number of things. For the Taft boys golf team, it meant a chance to learn.
The Tigers finished in eighth place out of 12 teams on Tuesday at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks, a par 72 that
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Siletz finishes the year with back-to-back league victories

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
REEDSPORT -- The Siletz Valley baseball team wrapped up the 2015 season on Tuesday night with its second straight win.
An inconsistent year ended on a positive note, as the Warriors defeated Gold Beach (4-15) by a 4-3 tally at a neutral site in Reedsport.
The victory comes on the heels of a dramatic 8-7 win over Myrtle Point
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Lincoln County Playoff Picture:

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Newport Baseball: The Cubs will receive a short break before their first playoff game in the round of 16, as they aren't scheduled to take the field until Wednesday.
The 4A No. 10 ranked Newport (18-6), who won the Oregon West Conference with a 12-3 record, will play a home game against an undecided opponent, coming off 12 days
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Five Tigers advance as boys earn a West Valley League title

Modified: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
DAYTON -- Following a season of development that produced a number of ups and downs, the Taft track and field squad put it all together at the perfect time of season.
The boys squad took first place at the West Valley League district track meet in Dayton over the weekend, capping off a successful late season run.
The
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Newport leaves mark at district meet

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
STAYTON -- All season, the Cubs track team was preparing for the district meet, knowing it was the ideal time to unleash their talent. All the hard work finally paid off.
Newport was well represented on the podium Saturday at the Oregon West Conference district competition in Stayton, as the boys finished in first place with a total of
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State Golf Update

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Taft Girls

REDMOND, Ore. --The Taft girls golf squad took sixth place overall at the state golf tournament on Tuesday, finishing eight strokes behind fifth place North Valley.
Freshman Maya Hatton took an 11th overall finish, shooting 89 on day one, and an 86 on day two. She finished with a total of 175.
Rachael Adams
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Waldport outlasts Toledo in elimination game

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
NEWPORT -- It was win or go home for the Waldport and Toledo softball programs on Monday night, as they met in Newport for a winner takes all league play-in game.
The two squads came into the matchup tied for third in the Special District 5, but Waldport (15-7) quickly created some separation, cruising to a 15-2 victory and
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Faxon, Lindstrom highlight 1A track

Modified: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
FINN ROCK -- The Eddyville and Siletz Valley track and field squads took center stage at the 1A district competition this week, but it was Eagle Neil Faxon, and Warrior Daniel Lindstrom who stole the show.
As a team, the Siletz boys had the highest finish, coming in third, while the Lady Warriors came in ninth place. The Lady
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Blacketer, Golden stand atop podium

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
TOLEDO -- Two Lincoln County track teams met at Jack Dahl stadium on Friday and Saturday, and a female athlete from both squads led the charge toward the state tournament.
Waldport and Toledo participated in the 2A Sunset League district meet last weekend hosted by Toledo, and Lady Boomer Illeana Blacketer, and Waldport's Etasha Golden impressed on their way
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Irish stun No. 2 ranked Reedsport

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
-- In a complete team performance, the Fighting Irish baseball squad took down one of the best teams in the state on Saturday, defeating 2A No. 2 ranked Reedsport by a 6-2 tally.
The win gives Waldport (14-10) a second place finish in the Special District 5, and provides plenty of momentum moving forward. It also hands Reedsport (22-3)
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Taft boys golf in ninth place after day one

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
BANKS -- After the first day of state golf competition at Quail Valley Golf Course, Taft currently sits in ninth place out 12 teams, 87 strokes off the lead.
Evan Stanfill led the Tigers in day one, shooting a 90, and was followed by Taft's No. 1 Tyler Fisher, who posted a 93.
Kole Kovachevich finished just behind
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Taft seventh, Newport ninth through day one of the girls state golf tournament

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
REDMOND, Ore. -- After the first day of state golf action, the Taft girls squad currently sits in seventh place, while the Cubs find themselves in ninth.
Tiger freshman Maya Hatton shot an 89 in her first state appearance, and was followed by teammates Rachael Adams and Shelby Wright, who both shot 103.
The Lady Cubs were led
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Waldport defeats Toledo to make state playoffs

Modified: Monday, May 18th, 2015
NEWPORT -- The Toledo and Waldport softball squads squared off in Newport on Monday night for a chance to advance to the state playoffs, and the Irish were able to come out on top.
Both teams came in tied for third in Special District 5, but a 15-2 victory for the Fighting Irish advanced them forward, and put a
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Toledo and Waldport softball to meet in playoff showdown

Modified: Monday, May 18th, 2015
NEWPORT -- Following an 8-3 Waldport softball loss to Reedsport on Saturday, a winner-takes-all playoff battle will be held between the Irish and Toledo on Monday night.
The game will be held at Yaquina View Elementary School in Newport at 5 p.m.
With both teams tied for third in the Special District 5, the one-game playoff will send
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Boomers, Irish track teams compete in Toledo

Modified: Sunday, May 17th, 2015
TOLEDO -- Waldport and the Boomers participated in the 2A Sunset League district meet this weekend in Toledo.
The Toledo boys squad finished in fourth place, ahead of fifth place Waldport, while the Boomer girls finished third, the Lady Irish took home fifth place.
Illeana Blacketer had a strong meet for the Lady Boomers, finishing in second place
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Vinjamuri, Thurber-Blaser dominate at district meet

Modified: Sunday, May 17th, 2015
STAYTON -- The Newport track and field squad was well represented on the podium on Saturday at the Oregon West Conference district meet in Stayton, as the boys finished in first place with a total of 208 points, and the girls took second place, just 15 points behind first place Cascade.
Rachel Vinjamuri put together a great performance, finishing
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Taft boys win West Valley League

Modified: Sunday, May 17th, 2015
DAYTON -- The Taft boys squad took first place at the West Valley League district track meet over the weekend to cap a successful late season run.
The Tigers scored 124 total points, putting them 18 points ahead of second place Westside Christian.
Taft was led by Joshua Wright, who took home first place hardware in the 100-
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Newport excels in day one of district track meet

Modified: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
STAYTON -- The Newport track team lived up to expectations on the first day of the Oregon West Conference championships on Friday, as the boys squad currently sits in first place, and the girls in third.
Dalen Hargett already has two top finishes, and a punched ticket to the state meet, as he took first in the long jump
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Lady Tigers crowned district champs

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
SUBLIMITY -- An exciting 2015 campaign for the Taft girls golf squad continued this week at Santiam Golf Course, as the talented group won the District 2 title, edging out Blanchet Catholic and Newport.
On the rain soaked 5,101-yard course, the Lady Tigers battled their way to victory, led by freshman Maya Hatton and her second place overall finish.
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Depth punches Taft’s ticket to state

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
GLENDEN BEACH -- The Taft boys golf squad teed off at the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort on Monday as contenders, and closed its district rounds on Tuesday with a punched ticket to the state tournament.
The Tigers came in second place in the District 2 competition, finishing behind a talented Regis group, and edging out Blanchet Catholic for
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Kiyokawa drives Newport to state golf tourney

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
SUBLIMITY -- The Newport girls golf squad stuck with what they thought would work, and in the end, it paid off.
The Lady Cubs advanced to the state tournament on Tuesday afternoon, as they took third place at the District 2 meet held at Santiam Golf Course.
Although the rain was consistent, and some believed the group needed
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Passmore, Duty power Newport past North Marion

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
NEWPORT -- When Newport hosted North Marion on Wednesday night; it would have been easy to think the game was out of hand early.
Led by seniors Rylie Passmore and Jace Duty, the Cubs posted eight runs in the bottom of the first inning.
They would end up needing the cushion.
A late North Marion (12-13) charge
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Johnson lifts Lady Cubs

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
AURORA -- After dropping back-to-back games in early May, the 4A No. 5 ranked Newport softball squad has been able to right the ship.
The momentum continued to build Wednesday night when the Cubs traveled to take on North Marion (12-10) and returned home with an 8-3 victory.
The win marks the fourth straight for Newport (21-3) and
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Toledo hosts, Taft dominates

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
TOLEDO -- The Boomers may have been the host for the Toledo Twilight Invitational on Friday night, but it was Taft that stole the show.
Four local Lincoln County squads gathered in Toledo to compete, but the Tigers took first place on the boys side with a team score of 127, and the girls grabbed fifth, the highest-ranked Lincoln
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Lady Tigers take 12 straight

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
LINCOLN CITY -- The Lady Tigers softball team has not lost since March 31, and their 11-3 victory over league foe Amity (8-6) on Friday officially extended their winning streak to 12 games.
Taft (20-4) spun its wheels out of the gate, falling behind early, but soon the bats came alive to provide more than enough support.
"The
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McElroy pitches Irish to statement win

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
WALDPORT -- The Fighting Irish baseball squad has been looking for a statement victory all season -- it seems they found one.
Waldport entered Friday night's matchup with Toledo in third place in the Special District 5, but quickly changed that after earning a 5-2 win over the 2A No. 12 ranked Boomers.
Waldport (13-9) improved to 9-2
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Upset keeps Lady Boomers’ playoff hopes alive

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
TOLEDO -- Toledo softball Coach Mickey Keeney says his team has been on a vision quest the last few weeks.
Another way to put it would be fighting for their playoff lives.
A few weeks ago, the young Boomers squad seemed destined to miss this year's postseason, sitting in fourth place in the Special District 5 division.
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Lincoln County Sports Roundup

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Newport Baseball: The Cubs kept up their winning ways on Friday when they traveled to Cascade (9-11), earning an 8-5 win for their fourth straight victory.
Newport returned to action again on Monday when they hosted Philomath (12-9) at Frank Wade field, and improved that streak to five with a 12-4 win.
Newport (17-5) currently sits on top
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