Vikings Post First Win
The Siuslaw Vikings hosted Harrisburg last night. The Vikings opened up the 2019 baseball season and after giving up one run in the top of the first inning, the Vikings peppered 4 runs in the bottom and took a lead that they would not relinquish. The Vikings added 4 more runs in the game and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits to Harrisburg. With a double header on the slate for today coach Tom Shinn rotated the pitchers quickly so as not to stretch the players too thin. Shinn said the players came out and executed well and though the middle innings were a little loose, the team refocused to close out the game. Vikings win 8-5. Tonight the Vikings play a double header against the Sutherlin Bulldogs. Pregame on KCST is at 2:45.
Girls Perform Well in Loss to Harrisburg
The Viking ladies had a little tougher go for their first outing. After giving up 4 runs early, the vikings matched Harrisburg in the bottom of the first. And then Harrisburg broke out in the second and third with 3 and 4 runs respectively. The Vikings added 3 more, but couldn’t get a rally going to close the gap. Coach Sean O’mara felt the girls played well considering the score and saw some leadership from the seniors. The Vikings had 4 underclassmen starting including a freshman, Bailey Overton, at shortstop. Final score 13-7. The lady Vikings will also play a double header against Sutherlin today at 3 pm
Mapleton Players Post in Waldport’s Run For The Clover
Mapleton began its track and field season last night at the Run For The Clover in Waldport. Junior Cody Sovern finished 4th in the men’s 100 meter race. Sophomore Phillip Burnett finished 3rd in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. Junior Dylan Rogers finish 3rd in the Javelin with a throw of 127 feet. For the girls, junior Trinity Holmes finished 3rd in the 400 meter race with a personal record time of 1:13.94. Freshman Brier Shird finished second in the 800 meter race with a time of 2:58.73. and sophomore Emily Stevens stole the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 20.37 winning by more than a second. Freshman Opal Burress finished second in the high jump at 4 ft. 2 inches.
Duck Defense Propels Them Forward
It was the Ducks defense again that propelled them past the Washington State Cougars last night in the first round of the PAC 12 Tournament. The Ducks had 14 steals and 41 rebounds in the 84-51 rout of the cougars. Ehab Amin scored 17 point off the bench to lead the ducks in scoring. Oregon faces Utah this evening. Pregame on KCST is at 8 pm.
Beavers To Face Colorado
The Oregon State Beavers will face Colorado this afternoon. Colorado defeated California 68-59 to advance to this afternoon’s game. Pre game on KCFM is at 2 pm.