Officials Needed; Runners to be Competitive

Officials Needed

The leader of the group that provides officials for Oregon high school sports says there is an urgent need for more.  Jack Folliard, the Executive Director of the Oregon Athletics Officials Association says becoming a high school official is a great way to stay involved in athletics as well as helping you to maintain good physical condition and earn a little money on the side.  Folliard says there is still time to register for fall sports like football, volleyball and soccer.  The easiest way to find out how you can get involved is by going to OSAA-dot-org and clicking on the blue icon that says “Become and official”.

Runners to be Competitive

Viking harriers are expecting to be very competitive again this fall when the cross country season gets underway.  Even though the reigning 4A state champion boys are now in the 3A ranks, Coach Chris Johnson says it’s still a very competitive environment.  Johnson said he will be relying heavily on all returners this season.  Siuslaw lost one senior to graduation, the overall second place finisher at state last year, Chad Hughes.  Johnson said the girls expect to compete well this fall also.  Because of fewer smaller schools fielding girls’ teams, they’ll be running against 3A, 2A and 1A teams.  The girls also lost just one senior last year, Rylee Colton who finished 5th overall.  Both teams are looking at their first scheduled meet at the Northwest Classic at Lane Community College September 17th.