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 Siuslaw sophomore Gracie Freudenthal as this week’s athlete of the week. At last week’s Prefontaine Rotary Invitational, Gracie posted a first place finish in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.48 and finished second in the 300 meter hurdles 1/10th of a second behind the first place finisher with a time of 49.27.
Honorable mention goes to junior distance runner Chloe Madden for her third place finish in the 3000 meter race with a personal record time of 11:37.96
Viking Sports Talk
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.