Athlete of the Week
The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News and Coast Radio Sports congratulate junior Siuslaw Track and Field standout Sam Ulrich as this week’s Athlete of the Week. Sam locked down an 800 meter run with a personal record first place finish of 1:58.68. he secured qualifying runs for state in both the 800 meter and 3000 meter races.
Honorable mention goes to Mapleton senior Joe Shepard who qualified for state after a personal record 41’-01” and a first place finish in the Triple-Jump. Shepard had a personal goal of breaking the 40 foot mark which he did earlier this year.
Siuslaw’s Ryan Klampe is in a 6-way tie at second on the individual leaderboard following play during day one of the OSAA 4A Boys’ Golf Tournament. The Viking Freshman, along with five others shot “one-over-par” on the front nine at Banks’ Quail Run course. Valley Catholic Senior Ryoma Lane was the only golfer even after the first day on the 6,359 yard par-72 course. The tournament wraps up this afternoon.
The Siuslaw Vikings battled the Marshfield Pirates last night as the baseball season comes to an end. After taking a 7 run lead the pirates had the game well in hand, but the Vikings would not give up. The slowly got back in to the game peppering 13 hits over the next 5 inning driving in 9 runs and only allowing one more run by the pirates to take the first game of the double header 9-8. Andrew Jensen-Norman took the mound after Beau Erickson and held the Pirates scoreless over 4 and two-thirds innings. Game two of the double-header the Vikings fell short even though they toughed it out. Marshfield took a 4 run lead into the fourth and the Vikings made up some lost ground scoring a run in the 4th and two in the 5th. The top of the 6th the pirates drove in 3 more runs to take a 7-3 lead. The Vikings would score two more in the bottom of the 6th but couldn’t catch the pirates. Final 5-3 Marshfield. The Vikings finish the season with 10 wins and 15 losses.
Viking softball also finished up their season against Marshfield. In the double header the pirates won 20-0 in the first game and 20-10 in the second.