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Parks get new look

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
If you've ever gone to a Minnesota Vikings or a Minnesota Twins game, two of Newport's ballparks will soon have a familiar feel.
Work began this week to install new seating structures at Frank Wade Memorial Park and the Yaquina View Softball Complex, home of Newport High School's varsity baseball and softball teams, respectively. The new seats, 200 of them,
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Local loggers take the field

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TOLEDO -- At the Toledo Summer Festival, loggers will put the skills they use every day on display for the crowds as the Local Logging Show returns at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Brenda Warfield, of Warfield Limited, which organizes the competition, said the event has been running every year at the summer festival longer then she can remember.
"Since
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Annual 5K to honor Boyer

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
TOLEDO -- This year's Toledo Summer Festival 5K run will have a special meaning as the community remembers a beloved coach and teacher.
The race will be held in memory of former Toledo High School cross country and wrestling coach Paul Boyer, who passed away last year. The race begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the front gate of
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Chinook Winds hosts WFC

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Warm sunshine, cool ocean breezes and professional cage fighting; Sound like an odd combination? It's exactly what Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans will get this weekend as WFC (World Fighting Championships) 25 comes to Chinook Winds Casino Resort this Saturday.
Heather Hatton, public relations manager for Chinook Winds, said the outdoor ring and seating is definitely
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Lincoln City triumphant -- Northerners overcome opening round loss to claim county title

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
NEWPORT -- Coming into the tournament with the county's best record, Lincoln City's Babe Ruth baseball club took a first-round loss on Saturday in the county championship tournament and needed to win every game they played Sunday to keep their season alive.
They certainly rose to the occasion.
Lincoln City roared back to blast Newport 1 out of the water
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Hoops at the Beach returns to Tanger -- Third annual tournament under local management

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- The coast's most popular three-on-three basketball event is back, with a few cosmetic changes.
Hoops at the Beach, previously known as Hoop It Up, returns to Tanger Outlet Center in Lincoln City this Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27. The new name reflects a new management company, with All Ways Traveling and Promotions running this year's show
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Golf Fore The Kids draws over 100

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Neighbors for Kids' annual fundraising golf tournament at Chinook Winds Golf Resort drew quite the crowd to Lincoln City last weekend.
"The tournament was outstanding," Neighbors for Kids Executive Director Toby Winn said. "We had a huge amount of people show up, I believe we had 27 foursomes, a lot of players. It was a huge
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Kids take to the court -- Rec Center starts new tennis program

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Sports coordinator Michael Cavanaugh came to Newport and noticed that something was missing from the parks and recreation department's lineup of kids sports programs, tennis.
"I thought it was an area where there was a void that needed to be filled," Cavanaugh said. "I thought we'd see what we could do and introduce another sport to the
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Summer Running Series takes off

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Coast Hills Running Club has a new program for youth, and anyone else getting into running for the first time, to get into the swing of it, one trail at a time.
The Summer Running Series has already taken on South Beach State Park and the trail network behind the Wilder development in South Beach. Organizer Ed
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LeeWay Logging takes first win

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- "In between innings, we like to play shuffleboard in there," LeeWay Logging's skipper Chris Forcier joked about his club.
LeeWay, which Forcier said likely boasts the oldest roster in the league, got their first win of the season in Wednesday night's opener against the Dirt Bawlz. Rogue and Izzy's were also victorious in their Wednesday night games,
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Lincoln County Rodeo

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Of the 30 men who willingly strapped themselves onto the back of a snarling wild animal at least seven times heavier than them, two were able to hold on for 8 seconds and claim their reward.
Charlie Scolari, of Caldwell, Idaho, was Sunday's big winner at the Lincoln County Fair's bull riding event. He scored 85
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Paredes solos to coast

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- It usually takes a team of seven people to finish the 70 miles of the Barrel to Keg Relay from the valley to the beach.
Seth Paredes did the job himself.
It took Paredes just under 15 hours to run the backcountry course in the fourth annual event to benefit Community Services Consortium, a nonprofit program operating
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Newport clubs battle in finale

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- What better way for Newport's two Babe Ruth Baseball clubs to conclude their regular seasons then by playing each other?
Both sides finished their seasons at Frank Wade Memorial Park last Thursday night, with the black-jerseyed Newport 2 side taking a 9-7 victory. Both clubs, along with teams from Lincoln City, Toledo and Siletz, are now preparing for
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Sports

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Newport football camps set for August
Newport High School will host their annual football camps Aug. 11-14 at the school.
"Cub Football Camp," for incoming and returning high school players, will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on those dates, while "Future Cub Football Camp" will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The high school camp will
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Toledo team hits the road

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Toledo basketball coach Eddie Townsend has been emphasizing team building since he took over the Boomer's program last month. His squad took a major step in that regard and won a slew of basketball games, on last weekend's four-day road trip through Oregon and eastern Washington.
The whole squad packed into a bus Thursday to head for Corvallis, their
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