Prep Hoops; Duck Fans Get An Early Christmas Gift

The first prep basketball games of the season are on the hardwood tonight when the Siuslaw Vikings take on Coquille… the girls are in Coquille… the boys at home.  Both games tip off at seven.

Mapleton… boys and girls… are in Powers this evening… the girls tip off at 5:30, the boys at seven.

sports_featurephotoOregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota has announced he will return for his junior season.  The 20-year old had been projected as a probable top-five draft pick in the NFL, but opted to come back, giving him another shot at a possible Heisman Trophy… and a degree.  He’ll be joined by Center Hroniss Grasu (huh-RO-nuss GRASS-oo) who also announced he would forego the NFL Draft and return for the Ducks 2014 season.