Oregon Coast News - August 24, 2009
Daily news and sports coverage for the Oregon coast plus a variety of guides and directories useful to Oregon residents and visitors.
Public comment opens on state park fee increase
For the first time in 13 years, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is proposing to raise state park camping and day-use fees. Public comment on the proposal is open now through September 23. In 1996, state park visitors provided nearly three-quarters of the funds needed to keep state park campgrounds and day-use areas operating. As costs have increased, the visitor's share has slipped year after year, and recreational vehicle registrations and the Oregon Lottery have filled in the gap. Today, visitors account for slightly more than half of the funds needed to operate state parks. To bring state park rates back closer to the market and fund ongoing park operations, the Department is proposing raising the day-use fee from $3 to $5 a day per vehicle, and camping by $4 a night per site (from $16-20 to $20-24). Other accommodations would also increase. Comparable private and public campsites outside the state park system fetch $30 or more. Under the new rules, the 12-month and 24-month day-use passes would be transferrable to different vehicles for the first time. In the past, visitors needed to purchase a separate pass for each of their vehicles. Sept. 22: Newport , Central Lincoln Public Utility, 2129 N Coast Hwy , 6-8:30 p.m. 2) Email: email@example.com 3) In writing: OPRD, ATTN: Park Rates, 725 Summer St NE, Salem OR 97301 . A link to the complete text of the proposed rule change is online at: http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/fee_increase.shtml
Corps seeks comments on gas pipeline project application
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District is seeking comments on an application by the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline L.P. and the International Port of Coos Bay to conduct work in United States waters. The applicants propose to construct an access channel and boat slip on the North Spit in North Bend, Ore., an onshore liquid natural gas import and storage terminal on the bay side of the North Spit, and a 234-mile natural gas pipeline and associated infrastructure in Coos, Douglas, Jackson and Klamath counties. Public Notice NWP-2007-855/2008-592, available on the District’s Regulatory Branch Web site at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/op/g/public.asp, describes the proposal in detail. Comments must be received by Sept. 18. However, the District will consider requests to extend the comment period if more time is needed.
Human-caused fires are up on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry, but the number of acres burned is slightly down as compared to the ten-year average. According to a report from the ODF, through Thursday, August 20th, there have been 259 lightning-caused fires that have burned 1,509 acres in the state, and 405 human-caused fires that have blackened 4,369-acres. The ten-year averages shows 263 lightning-caused fires burning 20,083 and 502 human-caused fires blackening 4,173-acres.
The most recent crash summary study from the State of Oregon shows Lane County leads the state with the highest number of traffic fatalities this year. However, overall fatalities are down 23-percent as compared to the previous year. Thirty-three people died on Lane County’s streets and roads in 2008, down from 43 in 2007 and 50 in 2006. Three counties in the Portland area were next with Clackamas County second with 30 fatalities and both Multnomah and Washington tied for third with 27 fatalities each.
With the historic Yaquina Bay Bridge serving as a backdrop, official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the City of Newport, and the Port of Newport gathered in South Beach last Thursday and officially broke ground on the NOAA’s new Marine Operations Center-Pacific at South Beach. The federal agency recently chose the Central Oregon Coast site as its new location and will move its current operations from the Puget Sound area of Washington by the year 2011. NOAA’s fleet of research ships and staff will all relocate to the Newport area. Some estimates have placed the economic impact to the community well over $300 million annually.
CB Visitor’s Information Ctr.
Harmon Construction was awarded the contract for the Visitor Information Center Project by the City of Coos Bay Urban Renewal Agency July 21, 2009. Construction of the center is scheduled to begin Monday, August 24th. Fencing of the construction site will be done on Monday with demotion of the building scheduled for later in the week. The parking lot south of the building, located between the building site and Quiznos, will be used by Harmon Construction as the staging area, and will also be fenced. Downtown employees are encouraged to park in the public parking lots located on Curtis Avenue and 4th Street. The sidewalks around the construction site will also be fenced as a pedestrian safety zone. This area includes the sidewalk areas along Broadway (Hwy 101 South) and Bayshore (Hwy 101 North). On-street parking is this area will also be closed. A groundbreaking ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4th at 4 pm. For more information, contract City Manager Chuck Freeman at 269-8912.
Sitkum Lane closure
As of Monday, August 24th, Sitkum Lane will be closed to all traffic at milepost 33.8 for construction to repair a road failure. It is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, September 22nd. There will be accommodations for emergency vehicles.
Culvert Replacement Closes Forest Road
Panther Creek Road (#30-9-18.0), northeast of Remote, Ore. will be closed at milepost 0.9 and 2.1 Monday, August 24 through Wednesday, August 26. The Bureau of Land Management will be replacing two culverts on the forest road.
Despite population and income growth over the past 15-years, the conversion of non-federal forestland, farmland, and rangeland to more developed uses in Oregon overall has continued to decrease, according to a new study by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. However, the study also found that although lands are remaining in forest, farm and rangeland, many tracts are experiencing significant increases in structures and population. The area of land in forest use owned by smaller, private woodland owners declined six percent overall in Oregon – losing seven percent in Western Oregon and three percent in Eastern Oregon . The full report is available at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/RESOURCE_PLANNING/docs/Low_Res_Forest_farms_8_9_09.pdf
Teresa Raaf is serving is the interim superintendent of the Siuslaw National Forest filling the position vacated by Barnie Gyant who was promoted to Vallejo, CA. Raaf comes from the Malheur National Forest where she served as deputy forest supervisor. She’s expected to fill the position through December. The Siuslaw National Forest stretches from the South Coast through the Central Oregon Coast and is headquartered in Florence.
Coos Co. Assessor
Coos County taxpayers will have an opportunity to meet with the assessor, Adam Colby , during scheduled town hall property tax meetings. Colby will provide a power point presentation, which overviews the Oregon property tax system, and answer taxpayer questions regarding assessments in the Coos County real estate market. Oregon’s constitution limits the increase in taxable assessed value for each property to 3% per year, unless there have been changes made to the property such as new construction or additions, new partitions, or removal from special assessment or exemption programs. The majority of property owners in Coos County have a taxable assessed value much lower than their real market value and will see the required 3% increase in their taxable value. It is important to note that even though the real estate market for residential properties continues to decline, the assessed value of most properties will still see a 3% increase this year as required under the constitution because the assessed value is still lower than the real market value. The first meeting will be at the Coquille Community Building on Sept. 10th; Bandon City Council Chambers Sept. 15th; North Bend City Council Chambers Sept. 17th; Powers Senior Center Sept. 22nd; Lakeside City Council Chambers Sept. 24th; Myrtle Point Library Sept. 29th; Coos Bay City Council Chambers Oct. 1st. All of the meetings will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Additional questions or comments can be sent directly to the assessor at: Work: 541-396-3121 Ext. 275, Cell: 541-404-5159, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Blog: www.cooscountyassessor.com.
NB City Council
The North Bend City Council will NOT hold a work session on Monday, August 24, 2009. The North Bend City Council will NOT meet on Tuesday, August 25, 2009.
A 39-year old Medford woman accused of killing a six-month old puppy by drowning it in the Chetco River east of Brookings earlier this month, was arrested by Medford Police Thursday and arraigned in a Curry Co. court Friday. Rachel Estelle Wilson-McCollough was allegedly seen diving in the river with the puppy on August 9th at Elephant Rock. She has been charged with Aggravated Animal Abuse in the First Degree.
They’re blaming untimely reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance providers for the pending closure of the only health clinic in the small community of Yachats on the Central Oregon Coast. Officials for the non-profit Yachats Community Health Clinic recently announced it will close its doors Oct. 1st. The clinic was opened eight years ago to serve the southern Lincoln County town because the only health care providers were two small clinics eight-miles north in Waldport, or 23-miles north at Newport.
Family Food Educators Offer Upcoming August Workshop - Pickles, Sauerkraut, and Flavored Vinegars
Let’s get Pickled! The Coos County OSU Extension Service Family Food Educator (FFE) volunteers will be conducting a community workshop on Saturday, August 29th. Come get PICKLED at our preservation class on making pickles, sauerkraut and flavored vinegars. This workshop will be held in the Coos County Extension office in Myrtle Point from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring a small, decorative jar for vinegar so you can take home a sample. Pre-registration is encouraged and class size is limited. A $7 fee is collected to pay for printed materials and class supplies. For more information on the dates and times of our October workshops on Tuna Canning and Gifts From the Kitchen, please contact the Coos County OSU Extension Office, 541-572-5263 or 1-800-730-4978.
A Coos Co. Sheriff’s deputy was treated and released from Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay after his patrol car struck a power pole on Trans Pacific Lane Thursday. Forty-two year old Anthony Watson, Coquille, reported his dash and headlights failed when he attempted to pull off the road and struck the pole. The Oregon State Police investigated the accident.
Medical personnel were requested to respond to the 600 block of 11th Ave. in Coos Bay early Friday morning, 1:24 a.m. , for an individual who had been “tazed.” According to an entry on the police log, police were first summoned to the location at 1:14 a.m. for a warrant service and a report of a verbal dispute. Twenty-four year old Kenneth Stillwell was arrested on a State Parole & Probation warrant charging him with Parole Violation on an original charge of Attempted Rape I. He was additionally charged with False Information and transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
Ken Keyes Ctr.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for 11:07 p.m., Thursday night, an 18-year old male reported “3 subjects just entered location” at the closed Ken Keyes Building on the 700 block of commercial. The building’s owner reported the building had been illegally entered earlier in the week.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Thursday, 7:06 p.m., Mingus Park, a 15-year old male reported an “injured duck.”
A male subject allegedly assaulted a 52-year old female Thursday afternoon on the 100 block of Norman Ave. According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for 4:23 p.m. , 62-year old Kelly L. French was arrested on charges of Menacing, Assault II, Unlawful Use of Deadly Weapon and Strangulation. He was transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
Knock & Talk
A Coos Bay Police officer performed two “Knock & Talks” on Thursday. According to entries on the police log, 3:56 p.m. , 200 block of Hall Ave. and 4:22 p.m. , 800 block of So. 4th St .
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Thursday, 9:07 a.m. , the CB Harbormaster reported an intoxicated subject at the south end of the Boardwalk near the RR. Forty-four year old Thomas W. Sawyer was charged with Violation of City Ordinance.
A two-vehicle injury accident was reported Thursday, 4:58 p.m. , Newmark and Broadway avenues in North Bend . According to an entry on the police log, the accident was between a 2004 Mercury operated by 46-year old Connie Rickenbach of Tulsa , OK , and a 2008 Toyota operated by 27-year old Julia Rose, Coos bay. The Toyota was towed. No citations were issued.
North Bend Police Chief Steve Scibelli accompanied state officials with Services for Children & Families on a DHS home visit Thursday, 1:56 p.m. , on the 2100 block of Harrison involving a three-year old boy.
According to entries on the North Bend Police log for Thursday, 10:52 a.m. , 30-year old Timothy Booras was cited for Violation of the Basic Rule (speeding) 52/30 at Sherman and Connecticut. He was also warned for Careless Driving. At 10:34 a.m. , Sherman and Simpson, a 42-year old female was warned for speed. At 19:13 a.m. , Sherman and Connecticut , a 38-year old female was warned for VBR.
A 24-year old male wanted on a Reedsport Police warrant was taken into custody early Saturday morning, 2:17 a.m. following a traffic stop at 7th & Commercial Ave. in Coos Bay. According to an entry on the CBPD log, Ernest Rollins was wanted for Failing to Appear on an original charge of Providing Alcohol to a Minor and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
A report of neighbors fighting on the 400 block of No. Main St. in Coos Bay Friday night, 10:01 p.m. , resulted in the arrest of a 31-year old male. According to an entry on the police log, Travis Sapp was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Probation Violation. He was transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille. The victim was listed as a 14-year old female.
A complaint about a 32-year old “female at location yelling at customers and employees refusing to leave,” resulted in an arrest Friday night, 9:48 p.m. on the 200 block of No. Broadway in Coos Bay. According to an entry on the police log, Georgina Miller was charged with Criminal Trespass II, Resisting Arrest, Assault on Police Officer, two-counts of Harassment, Interfering with Police, and Failure to Obey Lawful Order. She was transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
A 16-year old male was arrested on a charge of Criminal Trespass II Friday night, 8:05 p.m. , at the Mingus Skate Park in Coos Bay . According to an entry on the police log, Angelo Reed was referred to the Juvenile Dept. on a charge of Criminal Trespass II.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Friday, 6:01 p.m., 1600 No. 10th St., a police officer accompanied Services for Children & Families on a DHS Referral involving a female less than a year old.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Friday, 5:56 p.m., 230 E. Johnson Ave., Safeway, 28-year old Daniel Hill was arrested on a charge of Harassment and Strangulation. He was lodged in the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Friday, 5:53 p.m., a follow up to a traffic stop resulted in the arrest of 38-year old Mondee Matzner on a charge of False Information. Transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille. Same individual was involved in a traffic stop at 5:30 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Friday, 5:05 p.m., Empire Lakes off Ackerman, “Injured goose.”
A report of a Theft at Walmart on the 2000 block of Newmark Ave. in Coos Bay, Friday, 10:11 a.m. , resulted in the arrest of a 37-year old male. According to an entry on the police log, Robert J. Londo was arrested; however, his real name is Jeffrey Sean Sapp. He was charged with Theft II, False Info to Police Officer, and was found to be wanted on a Sweet Home PD warrant for Failure to Appear on a Larceny charge. He was transported and lodged in the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille. The alleged Theft involved a laptop computer valued at $600.
Four early morning calls on the North Bend Police log for Saturday. 2:24 a.m., Mill Casino “Mill Security request officer respond for dispute in the parking lot. Officers responded, made contact with subjects. Advised no one wanted to pursue any charges. Subjects left the area.” 3:00 a.m. , Kozy Kitchen at 2265 Newmark St., “fight out in front of Kozy Kitchen. Officers responded, advised verbal only. All subjects left in cabs and were hugging each other before they left.” At 3: 08 a.m., Wallace and Windy Ave., officer assisting CCSO and CBPD on assault in progress at location. Officer had to clear for another emergency call. 3:14 a.m. , 3900 block Edgewood Dr., “Yellow Cab driver reports several subjects inside residence and there is a shotgun inside. Officers responded, advised everyone had dispersed from the residence and no weapon was ever brandished.”
They were all warned for Disorderly Conduct. According to an entry on the North Bend Police log, Saturday, 12:28 a.m. , three males, ages 22& 24, 1500 block Sherman Ave., “altercation between 3 subjects in the parking lot. Intoxicated and in a red Chevrolet pickup truck. Officers responded, and advised this is verbal only between some friends. They are going to leave their vehicle in the parking lot and walk home.
North Bend Police responded to a Family Dispute, 12:23 a.m., Saturday, 3500 block of Sherman Ave. “Marital dispute, subjects intoxicated. Officer responded and advised they are just having a disagreement. Officer transported husband to a nearby hotel for the evening.”
The call to North Bend Police early Saturday morning, 12:02 a.m., Meade and Maine streets, was about “some kind of disturbance in the neighborhood.” According to an entry on the police log, “officers responded and made contact with approximately 8-9 juveniles who were ‘forking a yard.’ Homeowner did not wish to pursue charges, but the juveniles had to return to clean up the mess. All were warned for curfew violation and will return home after the yard is cleaned up.”
A report of two subjects that started fighting with security at the Mill Casino in North Bend Friday night, 11:05 p.m., led to the arrest of a male. According to an entry on the police log, 50-year old Wesley A. Enlow, Coos Bay, was charged with Criminal Trespass II, cited and released and put on six month restriction from the casino.
A chip pile was reportedly on fire Friday night, 9:17 p.m., on the 500 block of Virginia Ave. in North Bend at Ocean Terminals.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Friday, 8:27 p.m., 1300 Virginia Ave., “RP request officer check on 9 YOM that showed up by himself with no coat. Officer responded and transported juvenile home. His brother had left him at the Mall by himself. Officer spoke with juvenile’s mother and brother and counseled the brother.” The brother was listed as 11-years old.
A complaint about a female sleeping in a vehicle at the Public Square shopping center in North Bend Friday morning, 8:38 a.m., led to a warrant arrest of a male. According to an entry on the police log, the female was “asked to stay else where during evening hours.” However, 30-year old Michael James Sumner, Bandon, was arrested on a warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on an original charge of Assault IV. He was transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for early Sunday morning, 5:33 a.m., 300 block So. 10th St., “reported vehicle window was broken out and wallet taken.” According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Saturday, 6:02 p.m., Pony Village Mall parking lot, “reports her friends window was broken out of her vehicle.” Honda Civic.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Sunday morning, 2:16 a.m., Ocean & Central, 31-year old Ashley Wittlake arrested on a charge of Probation Violation and transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log, the Coos Co. Sheriff’s Office requested cover for a “fight in progress” on Ellen Road in the Bunker Hill area of Coos Bay Saturday night, 8:29 p.m. An ambulance was also requested to stage nearby.
According to an entry on the Coquille Police log for Saturday, 7:22 p.m., Hwy. 42 & Cedar, “result of traffic stop,” 57-year old Charles White arrested for DUII.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Saturday, 4:06 p.m., 700 block No. 10th St., Mingus Park, 31-year old Clayton Kreuscher arrested for DUII and transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
A 24-year old male, wanted by Coos Bay Police on a felony warrant for Fraud, was arrested Saturday in Oregon City. According to an entry on the police log, Lance Brix was lodged in the Clackamas Co. Jail at 12:14 p.m.
A 19-year old male, wanted by Coos Bay Police on a felony warrant for Probation Violation – Unauthorized Use of Vehicle, was arrested in Douglas Co. Saturday. According to an entry on the police log, Robert C. Fullerton was lodged in the County Jail at Roseburg.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Saturday, 9:17 p.m., Sherman Ave. and Newmark St., 39-year old Stacey M. Ross, Coos Bay, cited for DWS – Violation and warned for VBR (speeding). “Vehicle secured on scene until someone comes to retrieve it.”
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Saturday, 8:41 p.m., 2100 block of Everett Ave., 24-year old Ryan Odell Lessley cited for Careless Driving and Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device.
North Bend Police received a report Saturday, 8:32 p.m., 2300 block of Marion Ave. about a “dog barking for over three hours. Officer responded and advised no barking at this time. RP recalled to say dog again barking. Officer responded back, waited in the area and advised not barking.”
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Saturday, 6:23 p.m., 2400 block Everett Ave. “anonymous RP reports male subject walking up Everett, screaming and yelling and throwing beer cans.” Officers responded and made contact with 25-year old Luke R. Kuehn and his 25-year old wife. “They were advised to separate for the night and Kuehn was also advised he is trespassed from his wife’s mother’s house on Everett.”
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Saturday, 2:51 p.m., Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, “prohibited item taken thru screening. Seized.”
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Saturday, 1:55 p.m., 900 block Virginia Ave., 20-year old Sonny M. Onsurez, North Bend, cited for DWS and Driving Uninsured.
Partly cloudy and then clearing along the Oregon Coast today with highs in the lower 60s to lower 70s and northeast winds 5-10 mph. Partly to mostly cloudy tonight with lows around 50 and northwest winds at 5-10 mph shifting to the south after midnight. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning on Tuesday.
Today is the first day prep high school teams in Oregon can officially start practice for the upcoming fall season. Most schools have already had their teams participating in summer informal competition as well as camps leading up to the first day of practice. Teams include Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Cheer, Dance and Band.
Boys & Girls Club Fall Soccer and Flag Football practices may begin next week. All players must be registered prior to participating in a practice. Registration forms are available at the Club office or online at www.bgc-sworegon.org. Boys and girls in grades 1-6 may register for soccer and those in grades 3 and 4 may play flag football. The fee for each is $60.00 with a current Club membership. Games will start Saturday, September 26th. For more information call 267-6573.
MHS Hall of Fame
The seventh induction ceremony into the Marshfield Hall of Fame brought in four individuals and the 1967 girl’s tennis team champions. The event was held at the Mill Casino/Hotel in North Bend Saturday night. About 300 people attended the event that also included a silent auction with proceeds going to the sports programs that produced bidding items. The inductees included Barb (Hanen) Gerrone, a 1967 graduate who was a state champion in Gymnastics, Richard “Mac” McIntosh a 1971 graduate who was a state champion in the high hurdles, Judy Parker who served as an MHS teacher and dance team coach, and Wayne Van Burger who was a teacher and wrestling coach. The tennis team included: Coach Jan (Rust) Oden, Kathleen (Krummel) Schmitz, Mary Paczesniak, Angela (Guenther) Morrison, Annie (Guenther) Messerle, Victoria (Crumpacker) Newman, Peggy (Eddy) Lucas, Janie (Chiene) Miller, and Carol (Hanson) Bigart. There are now 51 individual inductees in the school’s Hall of Fame and six teams.
He’s back in the saddle again. Former Marshfield principal Bob Line is coaching high school football on the Central Oregon Coast. Line, whose son Josh is an assistant with the Marshfield program, is a co-coach with the Siletz Warriors in Lincoln County. The eight-man team had ten-players at a preseason camp learning fundamentals, but 16 showed up the day before and 30 actually signed up last spring to play this fall. The Warriors first game will be Sept. 11th at the Oregon School for the Deaf in Salem. The team has three home games scheduled.
Coos Bay Speedway
Hello Race Fans, here are the results from Saturday night’s races at the Coos Bay Speedway. Sportsman/Late Model - Heat Race 1: 1. Dave Foote; 2. Tom Potts; 3. Scott Hockema; 4. Ricky Trupp; 5. Mark Hanna. Heat Race 2: 1. Tom Lawson; 2. Tom Elum; 3. Jake Mayden; 4. Mike George; 5. Ricky Trupp; Trophy Dash: 1. Tom Lawson; 2. Dave Foote; 3. Tom Potts; 4. Tom Elum. Main Event: 1. Tom Lawson; 2. Jake Mayden; 3. Mike George; 4. Tom Putts; 5. Ty Maden. 4 Cylinder - Heat Race: 1. Tom Siewell; 2. Scott Hockema; 3.Jeret Hockema; 4. Lauren MacIntyre. Trophy Dash: 1. Scott McDonald; 2. Scott Hockema; 3. Lauren MacIntyre; 4. Tom Siewell. Main Event: 1. Tom Siewell; 2. Jerrett Hockema; 3. Lauren MacIntyre; 4. Scott Hockema. Street Stock - Heat Race 1: 1. Scott McDonald; 2. Trina Post; 3. Jerry Southern; 4. Mark Hanna; 5. Toby MacIntyre. Heat Race 2: 1. Tom Elam; 2. Nicky Bushnell; 3. Steve Dubisar; 4. Al Moore; 5. Hank Shorb. Trophy Dash: 1. Tom Elam; 2. Jerry Southern; 3. Nicky Bushnell; 4.Trina Post. Main Event: 1. Hank Shorb; 2. Steve Dubisar; 3. Al Moore; 4. Mark Hanna; 5. Scott McDonald. Well there you go! Hope to see you at the races. Coos Bay Speedway, 541-269-2474.
Oregon State freshman Ryan Katz led the quarterbacks in a controlled 97-play scrimmage Saturday at Reser Stadium in Corvallis. He was 11 of 18 for 121 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Senior Sean Canfield was six of 14 for 69-yards and one interception. Leading rusher was Jordan Jenkins with 11-carries for 61-yards and one TD. Jovan Stevenson had eight-carries for 57-yards, and Ashton Jefferson 13-carries, 47-yards. Jenkins was also the leading receiver with six-catches for 60-yards. Jordan Bishop had two-receptions for 26-yards and one TD. Head coach Mike Riley said there was evident speed on defense, “lots of big plays defensively.” The Beavers took Sunday off and return to the practice field with two practices.
Another preseason collegiate football poll has been released. The Associated Press (AP) poll has the Oregon Ducks ranked 16th in the nation and the Oregon State Beavers just outside of the Top 25. Oregon’s first opponent Boise State is ranked 14th. The Ducks and the Broncos open Sept. 3rd at Boise.
Oregon NCAA decathlon champion Ashton Eaton, from Mountain View High School in Bend, placed 18th at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany. The junior finished with 8,061 points, but struggled in the Discus and Javelin throws. He did; however, set a season best in the Pole Vault with a clearance of 16-4.75, and won the Long Jump at 19-9.25.