Cole Back on Court; ms Fall to Indians

Cole Back on Court

After taking a year off from coaching Ashley Cole is set to lead the Siuslaw Volleyball squad again this year.  Under the tutelage of one-year coach Keri Blake last season, the Vikings were 15-9 overall and made it to the quarterfinal round of the OSAA 4A Playoffs.  Cole, who is still seeking an assistant coach, said they graduated 3 seniors last year but she is looking forward to watching the progress of returning players like middle blockers Desi Tupua and Rhianna Lane.  Cole is holding an “open gym” this week and next and the team will start daily doubles August 15th.  They’ll hit the court for their first competition August 25th in Coos Bay for the Marshfield Jamboree.

Ems Fall to Indians

The Eugene Emeralds dropped game two of their 6 game series against the Spokane Indians last night falling 8-5.  The Ems took a 5-4 lead into the 7th inning, but a pair of hits, a throwing error and a wild pitch allowed the Indians to score 4 runs and putting an end to the Ems win streak.  The Ems are still in the League lead by a game over the Vancouver Canadians