So far it’s living up to its billing. The Cowboy Classic in Arlington, Texas September Third has been promoted as pitting a pair of top five teams. It will do just that as the Number Three Oregon Ducks face the Number Four LSU Tigers cementing the games as one of the marquee preseason games of the year. Oklahoma is ranked number one; Alabama two. Boise State rounds out the top five.
Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News and Coast Radio Sports congratulate Elijah Blankenship as this week’s Athlete of the Week. In last week’s outing against Sutherlin, Elijah was 3 for 3 at the plate with 1 RBI and a base on balls. Blankenship reached base each of his four appearances at the plate.
Honorable mention goes to Mapleton Runner Brier Shird who set personal records in the 200 and 800 meter runs taking second place in the 800.
Viking Sports Talk
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.