As we inch closer to the official end of the school year, coaches from the Mapleton and Siuslaw High Schools are putting together congratulations to all the student athletes that have participated in sports this year and also to those whose season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Coast Radio, the Siuslaw News and the Sports Club is planning a joint presentation with print and radio recognition of the teams and individuals who participated including the seniors that will be moving on this year. Baseball, softball and Track and field were cancelled due to the closing of schools as a result of the coronavirus.
Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News and Coast Radio Sports congraulate Elijah LaCosse as this week’s Athlete of the Week. Elijah finished the State Wrestling Championship in third place. After losing in the first round he went on to score 5 consecutive pins including a rematch against his first round opponent. He was one of only two wrestlers in the tournament to do that and scored 23 points in the 138 pound weight bracket.
Honorable mention goes to another Viking Wrestler, Hayden Muller who placed 4th in the 135 pound girls division.
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Join us this Thursday as we catch up with Siuslaw Viking Wrestling Coach, Neil Wartnik.