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 Brea Blankenship as this week’s Athlete of the Week. Brea’s personal record best of 19:41 flat in the 5000 meter run in the Warner Pacific XC Classic helped propel the Viking Ladies to a first place finish this past weekend trimming 27 seconds from her previous start and 25.5 seconds from her previous personal best.
Honorable Mention goes to Mia Collins who had 10 kills, 9 digs and a block last week’s win against Elmira.
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.