The Eugene Emeralds open up their first playoff series since 2002 this afternoon in Vancouver B.C. against the Canadians. Eugene finished the last two games of the regular season with a split… downing Yakima 2-1 Friday night, then losing 5-4 Saturday. Vancouver had the second-best overall record in the West Division of the Northwest League, putting them in the playoff against the Emeralds… game two of the series is tomorrow evening in Eugene. Game three, if needed, will be Wednesday.
Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News, and Coast Radio Sports congratulate freshman basketball standout Braydon Thornton as this week’s Athlete of the Week. Coach Dylan Perry says Thornton was the only freshman in the Sky-Em league to receive all league votes and was selected to the Sky-Em all defensive team. In the Viking’s last two games Thornton averaged 15 points per game with 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals.
Honorable mention goes to sophomore Lindsey Long who scored 15 points in last week’s 56-51 win over Elmira.
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.