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Facilities get a taste of the big leagues

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
NEWPORT -- The Newport High School baseball and softball facilities will have a little piece of history attached to them for many years to come.
On Friday morning, members of the Newport Booster Club, as well as local volunteers, put the final touches on a long project that brought more than 250 stadium seats, previously located in the Metrodome
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Community steps up to the plate

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
NEWPORT -- It happened extremely quickly. In fact, the only way to save the softball field at Yaquina View Elementary was for Newport Athletic Director Wayne Spencer to raise $40,000 in a two-week period.
That goal was accomplished, and on Friday morning, brand new artificial turf was rolled out across the infield.
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Warriors seize third at 1A championships

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
LOWELL -- The Siletz Valley wrestling squad headed to Lowell High School on Saturday morning to compete in the 1A State Championship wrestling tournament, and grabbed a third place team finish and four individual top three performances.
The tournament is a gathering of all 1A squads in the state, and provides a difficult late season competition for the athletes.
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Siletz Valley locks down Damascus

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
SILETZ -- Over the past month, the Siletz Valley boys basketball squad has proven it can beat the top teams in its conference.
On Saturday afternoon, the Warriors welcomed 1A No. 10 ranked Damascus Christian to their home court, and showed they can beat any top team in the state.
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Lincoln County Sports Roundup

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
Taft and Newport Swimming: Taft and Newport competed in a six-way swim meet on Jan. 22. The Cubs were able to secure first place on both the boys and girls side, while Taft came in sixth place in both competitions.
For Newport, Elena Ellingson-Cosenza dropped two seconds off her 200 free time and came in second place. She
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Warriors power past Eddyville Charter

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
SILETZ -- It was a battle of Mountain West League foes on Tuesday when the Eddyville boys basketball squad made the trip to Siletz Valley.
The Warriors entered the game riding an impressive five-game winning streak, and extended their hot conference run with a dominating 61-13 win over the Eagles.
The 1A No. 4 ranked Siletz Valley (11-3)
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Lady Tigers snag first league victory

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
TUALATIN -- On Friday, Jan. 16, the Taft High School girls basketball squad came within five points of upsetting 3A No. 10 ranked and West Valley League leader Amity (12-3).
The Tigers played one of their best games of the year against a top-notch opponent, and although the five-point loss extended their losing streak to six, the momentum carried over
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Lincoln County Sports Roundup

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
Newport Boys Basketball: The Cubs kicked off Oregon West Conference play on Tuesday night when they played host to Stayton (5-8), and lost a tight back-and-forth battle by a 44-39 tally.
The loss is the sixth for Newport (5-10) in its last seven games, and starts them off with a 0-1 record in league play.
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Toledo defense demolishes Reedsport

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TOLEDO -- The 2A No. 2 ranked Toledo boy's basketball squad has shown it is a difficult team to beat this season.
On Friday night, the Boomers reinforced that belief with a 72-28 shellacking of conference foe Reedsport.
However, this was no ordinary rout, something that Toledo (12-4) has become accustomed to during their four-game conference winning streak.
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Boomers rattle off third straight win

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
TOLEDO -- It was a difficult start to the season for the Lady Boomers basketball team, as they lost 10 out of their first 11 games.
However, the motivated group is putting those bad memories behind them.
Toledo (4-10) continued its hot play on Friday night when it welcomed conference foe Reedsport (2-11) and earned its third straight
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Area schools face off in Siuslaw

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
SIUSLAW -- All four local wrestling teams, including Newport, Taft, Waldport and Siletz Valley, traveled to Siuslaw on Saturday morning to compete in the Nick Lutz Invitational.
The invite consisted of 17 teams, however, none of the four schools were able to crack to top 10.
Newport was the top finisher in 10th place with 56 points, and
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Taft, Newport battle in Lincoln City

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
LINCOLN CITY, Soon after the reopening of their facility, the Taft swim team played host to the annual Taft Four Way Invitational on Thursday night.
The Tigers welcomed Newport, Gladstone, and Rainer to the water, as the Cubs grabbed first place in both the boys and girls competition, while the Tigers girls secured a second place finish in the
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Lincoln County Sports Roundup

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Taft Boys Basketball: After a slow start in league play, the Tigers rebounded and grabbed their second consecutive victory on Friday night, this time a 40-36 win at home against Amity (9-5).
It was a tight, back-and-forth battle throughout, but in the end, Taft (6-9) was able to do just enough to secure the big win and improve their West
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Boomers torch Reedsport

Modified: Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015
TOLEDO -- The 2A No. 2 ranked Boomers hosted conference foe Reedsport on Friday night, and dominated their way to a 72-28 victory.
The win marks the seventh victory for Toledo (12-4) in their last eight games, and keeps its Sunset Conference record perfect at 6-0.
The Boomers were able to get off to a quick start against Reedsport (4-9),
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Late push sinks Cubs

Posted: Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015
NEWPORT -- Closing out tight games has been an issue for the Lady Cubs basketball squad all season, and Tuesday night was no exception.
The young Newport squad jumped on top of visiting Tillamook early, but a late surge switched momentum and eventually handed the Cubs a 49-39 loss.
The defeat marks the sixth straight, all against difficult
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Lady Warriors drop heartbreaker

Posted: Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015
MCKENZIE -- The Siletz girls basketball squad carried a four-game winning streak into McKenzie on Tuesday night, but dropped a heartbreaker by a 32-31 tally.
It was an impressive back-and-forth battle between the two squads, as the Warriors owned the first half before relinquishing the lead to McKenzie early in the third quarter.
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Lady Boomers stymie Fighting Irish

Posted: Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015

WALDPORT -- It was a battle of Sunset Conference foes on Tuesday night when the Toledo girls basketball squad traveled to Waldport and secured a 53-40 victory over the Irish.
The win is the second for the Boomers on the season, and the loss keeps Waldport winless on the year.
The game started off tight, with both
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Lincoln County Sports Roundup

Posted: Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015
Newport Boys Basketball: The Cubs hit the road on Tuesday night looking to snap their four-game losing streak against Tillamook (6-5), but couldn't secure the win and lost by a 74-59 tally.
Newport (4-9) has now lost five consecutive, with its last win coming on Dec. 29.
The Cubs will take the court next tonight (Friday) when they
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