Vikings End Disappointing Season
The Siuslaw Vikings ended the baseball season on Friday. In their first game against Marshfield starting pitcher Gabe Simington started off strong with 10 strike outs over the first 4 innings with run support and some good hitting from his teammates. Simington entered the 5th inning and began to struggle as he topped 100 pitches on the afternoon. Marshfield tied it up in the top of the 5th and Siuslaw regained the lead in the bottom. Marshfield scored two more in the 6th regaining the lead and 5 more in the top of the 7th to ice the Vikings. Final score 12-6. In the second game Marshfield racked up 12 hits and scored 8 in the second inning as they went on the blank Siuslaw 14-0. In between games Siuslaw recognized their 3 seniors on the team, Gabe Simington, Tim Lowder, and Jordan Taniguchi.
Softball Ends on High Note
The Viking ladies finished out their softball season against Marshfield. It was a back and forth game in the first of a double header with the Vikings taking the win. Starting pitcher junior Nina Aaron helped herself out by adding 4 hits and 2 RBIs. Senior Haley Meier was 3-4 from the plate with 3 singles. Siuslaw got the victory 7-6. In the second game Siuslaw stayed focused and managed to avert a loss although Marshfield put on a late push in the bottom of the 7th inning. Vikings won 4-3. The lady Vikings celebrated 6 seniors on the team, Lexie Smith, Lupita Figueroa, Alyssa Richards, Audrey Lowder, Hayley Meier, and Angela Bartlett.
District Championships: 4A
The Sky-Em League held its district Championships over the weekend. In the 800 meters for the ladies junior Hannah Rannow finished first with a time of 2:20.12 with sophomore Brea Blankenship on her heels with a second place finish of 2:21.20 a personal record for her. Rannow also finished third in the 3000 meter run. Sophomore Gracie Freudenthal finished second in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. For the boys, junior Breneon Jensen finished third in the 3000 meters and sophomore Ryan Jennings finished on top of the 300 meter hurdles with a personal record time of 41.47. the ladies 4 x 400 relay team finished second with a time of 4:13.74 and Andrea Osbon finished in first place in the shotput with a distance of 37-10 and first in the discus with a toss of 104-07. On the boys side, sophomore skyler Loomis finished second in the discus with a toss of 122-10. And junior Ryan Rendon-Padilla finished first in the Javelin with a 185-04 toss. 7 vikings advance to the state finals this weekend: sophomore Ryan Jennings, and junior Ryan Rendon-Padilla, sophomores Brea Blankenship, Gracie Freudenthal, and Andrea Osbon, junior Hannah Rannow, and senior Naomi Shoji.
2 of 3 for Beavers
The Oregon State Beavers took two out of three against their instate rivals. The Beavers visited PK Park for the Civil War series against the Oregon Ducks. The Beavers were victorious on Friday and Saturday with a 4-1 and 8-5 victory. The Ducks staved off the sweep on Sunday by topping the Beavers 3-2.
District Championships: 1A
At the special district 2 1A championships Mapleton’s JJ Neece took first place in the 100 meters with an 11.64 personal record time. He took second in the Javelin with a 150-7.5 throw and took first place in the long jump with a 20-01 personal record jump. He also took first place in the triple jump with a 40-10 effort. Neece is the only Mapleton athlete advancing to the state finals.