Oregon women join the men in NCAA Sweet 16; Richard Huff headed to Russia; Viking softball slated to start

featureTenth seeded Oregon upsets #2 seed Duke

Ruthy Hebard scored 20 points and pulled down 15 rebounds and Oregon earned its first ever sweet 16 berth by upsetting Duke 74-65 Monday night in the Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament.  The Ducks, in their first tournament appearance since 2005, had never advanced past the second round in their previous 12 appearances.  Now, the number ten seed is on to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where they’ll take on third-seeded Maryland in a regional semifinal.

State wrestling champion aims for international success

On the wrestling mat, Siuslaw state champion wrestler Richard Huff won another honor over the weekend.  Wrestling “up” one weight class at 120 pounds, Huff won that weight class at the Oregon Cultural Exchange Trials at Thurston High School in Springfield.  That earned him the opportunity to represent Oregon this summer in a tour of eastern Russia.  In February Huff won the state 4A championship at 113 pounds.

On the schedule today…

Viking softball is scheduled to open the season on the road in Sutherlin against the Bulldogs.