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 Hector Garcia as this week's Athlete of the Week. Against a tough Hidden Valley defense on Friday night Hector racked up 176 yards and a touchdown in Siuslaw High School's first playoff in 5 years. Garcia averaged 5.3 yards per carry against the Mustangs defense.
Honorable Mention goes to senior cross country runner Hannah Rannow whose third place finish in the State Championships’ on Saturday cemented the Vikings second place finish at state.
Viking Sports Talk
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.