The Eugene Emeralds took an early advantage in the West Divisional playoff of the Northwest League last night with an 8-3 win over the Vancouver Canadians. Jace Peterson nearly hit for the cycle… opening with a home run, then adding a double and a triple to lead the way. Game two of the best-of-three series is tonight at PK Park in Eugene.
Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News and Coast Radio Sports congraulate Elijah LaCosse as this week’s Athlete of the Week. Elijah finished the State Wrestling Championship in third place. After losing in the first round he went on to score 5 consecutive pins including a rematch against his first round opponent. He was one of only two wrestlers in the tournament to do that and scored 23 points in the 138 pound weight bracket.
Honorable mention goes to another Viking Wrestler, Hayden Muller who placed 4th in the 135 pound girls division.
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.