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Tigers taking on a tough crowd -- Reclassification presents Lincoln City’s squad with new set of challenges

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Anyone who was expecting Taft High School's switch from 4A to 3A to make things easier for the Tigers should look again.
"We went from, in my estimation, the toughest 4A division to the toughest 3A division," Tigers head football coach James Mick said of Taft's new conference, the West Valley League.
Mick's Tigers are doing

Warriors bring out new weapons

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
SILETZ -- Last year, the Siletz Middle School football team put together an undefeated season, led by a crew of talented eighth grade players. Now its time for Reggie Butler Jr.'s high school program to reap some of the rewards of that hard work as a cadre of experienced players join the already talented Warriors varsity squad.
"We have

Cubs crank it up

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2014
NEWPORT -- It's Rod Losier's first year as head coach for Newport's varsity football team, but he's not the only new face in the crowd.
The Cubs are looking to reassert themselves in the new-look Oregon West Conference, and they'll have to do so without some of the key players from last year's squad.
The biggest losses offensively

Newport High staff, players organize rec center’s annual summer program

Modified: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
NEWPORT -- It's not that odd to see high school basketball coaches and players working together on fundamentals in the middle of the summer. But for the staff and players of Newport High School's boys and girls programs, they weren't there to improve their own games, they were working to build the skills of their successors.
This year's annual

Warriors back on the turf

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
SILETZ -- As the afternoon wanes to evening, some teens are sitting down to dinner or planning an evening at the beach with their friends. For Siletz football players, though, it's time to go to work.
The Warriors' annual preseason football camp has always been an evening affair, head coach Reggie Butler Jr. said, for a variety of reasons.

Newport players improve their skills by passing them on

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Brooke Klaudt, Newport's varsity volleyball coach, says the 30 or so youngsters who are bopping balls around Spangler Court this week during Newport's annual youth volleyball camp aren't the only ones learning the game.
Klaudt has a large group of Cubs volleyball players helping teach the program, but what the high schoolers are learning is just as

Newport’s summer football program is underway

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014
NEWPORT -- August means football season in Lincoln County, and the next generation of high school football players are already getting on the field during Newport High School's annual Future Cub Football Camp.
Rod Losier, longtime facilitator of youth football programs and incoming varsity head coach at Newport High, explained that many of the program's attendees have limited experience

Gravel epic returns to Lincoln County

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
WALDPORT -- As many as 250 riders will descend on Waldport High School next weekend for a race that lives up to its moniker of "Epic."
The 2014 Oregon Coast Gravel Epic, which starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, will be the second annual iteration of Eugene-based Dark:30 Sports' super-sized bike race over the forest service roads of southern

Second annual Buccaneer Rampage set for Aug. 23

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Get your best pirate costume and a value jug of laundry detergent, Lincoln County's only mud and obstacle race is coming back for another year.
The Newport Parks and Recreation Department will host the second annual Buccaneer Rampage on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Newport Airport. The 5K course, loaded up with mud, walls and other obstacles for

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