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Cubs close season with 15th straight win

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
NEWPORT -- On Wednesday, May 18, the Class 4A Newport softball team closed out their regular season with a 15th straight win by topping 5A Central in a thrilling, 5-4 contest.
Trailing by a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Jessica Hyduchak crushed a double into right field. Hyduchak then reached third base on an over throw by
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Tigers on the cusp of state tourney

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
LINCOLN CITY -- The Taft baseball team moved a game closer to a berth in the 3A state tournament with a 4-0 win over visiting Sheridan in the West Valley League's playoff on Tuesday, May 17.
Starting pitcher Caleb King threw another gem with a two-hit, eight strikeout performance over six innings of work.
King opened the game by striking
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Tigers advance to play-in game

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
LINCOLN CITY -- The Taft softball season lived to see another day as the Tigers picked up an elimination game win behind a dominant, complete game performance from starting pitcher Audra Zook.
On Tuesday, May 17, West Valley League's third place Taft played host to fourth place Santiam Christian in the league postseason game and ended the Eagles season
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Irish claim four district titles

Modified: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
BANDON -- The Waldport Irish track team capped off the Sunset Conference District meet by claiming four first place finishes and qualifying for the state championships in 12 events.
At the meet on May 13-14 in Bandon, senior Gabe Dickson didn't post any of his fastest times of the season, but was still good enough to capture district championships in
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Irish stun Toledo with six-run fifth

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
WALDPORT -- For the second straight season, the Toledo softball team's season came to a sudden end at the hands of Waldport.
On Tuesday, May 17, the Irish ended Toledo's campaign with seven-straight hits and a swiping of home plate in the bottom of the fifth inning to 10-run the Boomers, 16-6.
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Hatton finishes sixth at state, Taft girls seventh

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
REDMOND -- On Tuesday, May 17, Taft sophomore Maya Hatton finished her final round of the 4A/3A/2A/1A state golf tournament at Eagle Crest Resort's Ridge Course with a 90 on the par 72, 5,280-yard course to finish in sixth place.
Hatton shot an 84 on the first day for a two-day total of 174. She was named second team all-state
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Mountain bikers shred Coast Hills Classic

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
NEWPORT -- From muddy crashes to broken bikes, the annual Coast Hills Classic mountain bike race had a little bit of everything on Saturday, May 14.
Rain from the night before and in the morning left the course in near-perfect condition for the racers. The track was wet, but firm with only a few spots where mud became a
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Newport boys’ claim title

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
YAMHILL -- The Newport boys' track team captured their second straight Oregon West Conference track title at Yamhill-Carlton on Saturday, May 14, with a 243 to 173 victory over second place Cascade.
Before the meet took place, coaches from the six Oregon West teams selected Brendan Thurber-Blaser as the conference boys' top athlete for the field events.
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Boomers win to stay alive

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
NEWPORT -- After being knocked out of the 2A/1A Special District 5 postseason by Waldport last year, the Toledo softball team set a goal to return to the playoffs and to get another crack at the Irish.
After topping Siletz, 15-4, at Yaquina View Elementary School on Monday, May 16, in a tie-breaker for the fourth and final seed for
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Wright leads Taft to championship

Modified: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
DAYTON -- The Taft boys' track team made it back-to-back West Valley League District championships on Saturday, May 14, at Dayton.
The boys' team topped six other West Valley foes to capture a one-point victory over second place Amity.
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Blacketer, Toledo girls take district crown

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
BANDON -- In 11 years of coaching the Toledo track and field team, Head Coach Janet Johnson hadn't had a team win an overall district title.
On Saturday, May 14, at the Sunset Conference Districts meet, the girls' team changed all of that with a 140 to 126 win over second place and meet host, Bandon.
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Hatton wins district crown

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
SUBLIMITY -- It started out with her mother and father taking her to the state golf tournament before she was even a year old.
At two, her father had her swinging a club. By the age of eight, she was playing competitively. And on Tuesday, May 10, Taft sophomore Maya Hatton became a district champion.
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Clark recalls historic day

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- On May 15, 1966, Newport resident Darrell Clark stepped onto the diamond for the single A, Detroit Tigers affiliate, Rocky Mount Leafs for the second game of a double-header against New York Yankee affiliate, Greensboro Yankees.
He'd just watched his roommate and fellow pitcher Dick Drago throw a no-hitter in the first contest, and he knew he
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Szabo makes it 13 straight for Cubs

Modified: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
NEWPORT -- The Newport High softball team is a win away from a perfect regular season league record after topping the Oregon West Conference's second place team, North Marion, 7-1 on Wednesday, May 11.
With the win the Cubs extend their streak to 13 straight wins, and now own a 14-0 conference record. With all of the team's success, talk
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Helms, DeAnda no-hit Myrtle Point

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
SILETZ VALLEY -- The Siletz Valley baseball team closed out their regular season with an impressive, 17-0 win over visiting Myrtle Point on Tuesday, May 10.
The Warriors were firing on all cylinders in the contest as the team piled up 13 hits, and got a combined no-hitter from pitchers Charlie Helms and Angel DeAnda.
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Warriors win, have a chance at playoffs

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
SILETZ VALLEY -- With their season on the line, the Siletz Valley softball team picked up a crucial, 7-3, victory over Myrtle Point on Tuesday, May 12.
The two teams entered the game with four wins apiece in the 2A/1A Special District 5 standings, and are part of a three-way race with Toledo for fourth place and the final spot
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Paranto slams Cubs to 12th straight win

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
NEWPORT -- Before this year's softball season began, Newport's Grace Paranto began the process of reshaping her swing.
The sophomore began putting time in at the batting cages, and working with coaches in an effort to get more power out of her swing.
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Taft’s Hatton leads after one round

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
SUBLIMITY -- Taft's Maya Hatton picked the perfect time to lay down a season-low score of 82.
Hatton attacked the par 74 course on her way to a four-stroke, first round lead at the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 girls' golf championships at Santiam Golf Club.
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Boomers control own fate

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
TOLEDO -- After struggling throughout the first half of the season, it appeared the Toledo softball team would miss out on an opportunity to capture a postseason berth.
At one point, the Boomers had lost six of their first seven league contests. The Boomers were on the ropes.
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Newport finishes strong in season finale

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
COTTAGE GROVE -- The Newport track team wrapped up their final regular season meet on Friday, May 6, at the Wally Ciochetti Invitational, and did so with a performance that shook up the Oregon West Conference rankings in a number of events.
At the meet in Cottage Grove, the boys' and girls' 4x400-meter relay teams had their best performance of
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