Beavers lose; Ducks set to open; Prep sports; and the Emeralds

sports_featurephotoOregon State opens football season with a loss

Minnesota scored twice in the fourth quarter and the Golden Gophers held off the Beavers last night, 30-23 in the season opener for both teams.

The Oregon State offense struggled at times, despite the ejection of three Minnesota defensive players for three separate personal fouls.  Darrell Garretson threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns, but the junior transfer lost two fumbles in the first half.  The Beavers have next week off and return to the field September 17th at home against Idaho State.

Prep Volleyball

Viking Volleyball came away from their opening night on the court with a split.  Philomath shut down the Vikings 1-3 in the opening non-league match last night.  The Vikings rebounded for a 3-1 win over the Junction City Tigers in the nightcap.


Sailor volleyball fell to the Lowell Devils 0-3 yesterday afternoon in a Mountain West League matchup in Lowell.

The Sailors will be in Reedsport for tournament play tomorrow.

Emeralds clinch second half

The Eugene Emeralds have now strung together seven straight wins… their latest a four-run-shutout victory over Tri-City in Eugene.  The Emeralds also clinched the second half division crown in the Northwest League with the win.

The final game of the regular season at PK Park is tonight as the two teams also wrap up a five game series.  The Ems will be in Hillsboro tomorrow where they’ll wrap up the regular season before opening Northwest League Playoffs.

Ducks and Aggies

Oregon football gets underway at Autzen Stadium tomorrow afternoon when the Ducks host the Aggies of U-C Davis.  Airtime on KCST 106.9 is at 12:30… kickoff is at two.

Vikings and Sailors

Prep football gets underway this weekend as well… The Siuslaw Vikings will take on the Falcons in Elmira this evening at seven.  The pregame show on 106.9 KCST is at 6:45.  The Mapleton Sailors will be at home tomorrow afternoon where they’ll take on South Wasco County at four.