Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News and Coast Radio Sports congratulate Siuslaw Viking Football player Braydon Thornton. Thornton made 7 receptions in Friday night’s game against Harrisburg for a total of 108 yards and 3 touchdowns. Thornton scored first for the Vikings with a 40 yard reception for the touchdown in the first quarter. He added another first quarter touchdown and his third came with 4:06 left in the first half.
Honorable mention goes to freshman Cross Country runner Dylan Jensen who set a personal record with his ninth place finish at the Sky-EM XC meet at Marist Catholic on Saturday with a time of 18:19.9
Oregon Routs Iowa
The Oregon Ducks have made it to the sweet 16 by routing the Iowa Hawkeyes yesterday. Four Ducks were in double figures as Chris Duarte led the pack with 23. The Ducks defense was tough forcing turnovers and shot just under 56% from the field. The Ducks won 95 to 80 and will now face Pac-12 rivals USC in the next round on Sunday at 6:45. That game will be broadcast on KCST.
The Oregon State Beavers will take on another Cinderella team. Loyola-Chicago defeated the top ranked Illinois to advance to the sweet 16. That game will be at 11:40 am on Saturday and will be broadcast on KCFM.
Women’s Tournament Schedule
The Lady Beavers will face South Carolina this afternoon in San Antonio Texas. The Lady Ducks defeated South Dakota last night 67-47 and will face #10 Georgia on Wednesday.
The Siuslaw Vikings volleyball team will host Marshfield this evening. The 2-3 Vikings hope to keep the momentum going after their 3-0 rout of Marist Catholic. JV games start at 5 and Varsity begins at 6:45