Oregon Coast News - September 28, 2009
Daily news and sports coverage for the Oregon coast plus a variety of guides and directories useful to Oregon residents and visitors.
It just opened this year, but already the City of Coos Bay is temporarily closing the new skate park at Mingus Park at the end of September. According to a news release, “Skate Board Park Temporary Closure. The Skate Board Park is scheduled for temporary closure (weather permitting) September 28 thru October 4 to perform annual maintenance. Workers will repair cracks as well as clean and seal the entire concrete surface. This work will protect the skate area from the detrimental effects of weather and ensure the longevity of the Skate Board Park. This type of work will likely be performed on an annual basis. During the temporary closure period, the Skate Board Park will be closed to all uses and entry. For any additional information, please contact the City of Coos Bay Operations Administrator, Steve Doty at 269-8918.”
Southwestern Fall Term
Local returning and prospective students are getting ready for the start of the fall term at Southwestern Oregon Community College. College staff, students and faculty will continue checking students in on Friday, Saturday and Sunday leading up to the first day of classes on Sept. 28.
Governing Board to meet in Cannon Beach September 28, 2009
The Governing Board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will meet September 28, 2009 at 8:00 AM at the Hallmark Resort, 1400 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. The public is invited to attend. Agenda items include a report on the state of the agency from State Geologist Vicki McConnell, regulatory issues affecting the Mineral Lands Regulation and Reclamation Program and coastal field office programs and priorities. After a working lunch, coastal geologist Rob Witter will lead a field trip in the afternoon in the Cannon Beach area. The public is invited to join the field trip, but participants must provide their own transportation and will be required to pay an entrance fee at Ecola State Park, which is the last stop on the field trip. The complete agenda can be found online at: http://www.oregongeology.org
Public Safety Standing Council Committee Meeting
The City of Coos Bay Public Safety Standing Council Committee will meet on Monday, September 28, 2009 – 4:30 p.m., Police Department’s Briefing Room – 500 Central Avenue – Coos Bay Oregon. Agenda: POLICE - 1) Update on the Surplus Vehicles Sale and Vehicle Purchase; 2) Hiring Updates for the Police Officer and 9-1-1 Dispatcher; 3) Report on the Fun Festival Weekend; 4) Report on the Suspicious Luggage Incident; 5) Technology Projects Report; a. Mobile Data Terminal Project; b. Grand Jury Video Conferencing; c. Mingus Park Camera System; d. City Intranet. FIRE - 6) Fire Station Update; 7) Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Application; 8) New Engine Update; 9) Other Business; 10) Public Comments; 11) Adjourn.
NBHS open house
North Bend High School will hold an Open House for parents on Monday, Sept. 28th at 6:30pm. “Please mark your calendars and plan on attending so that you have a chance to meet your son/daughter's teachers and walk through an abbreviation of their schedule.”
In coastal communities like Cannon Beach, Seaside, Gearhart, Warrenton and others, getting to high ground in the event of a local tsunami generated by a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake (the "Big One")is not a viable option for many people. While other countries have designed and built vertical evacuation buildings capable of surviving a great earthquake and massive tsunami, how viable and necessary is that option for coastal communities in Oregon? A two-day workshop beginning Monday September 28th in Cannon Beach will address issues of tsunami risk management and policies relating to vertical evacuation buildings. In order to reduce tsunami-related fatalities in the Cascadia region, tsunami risk management needs to include the consideration of tsunami evacuation buildings in addition to the traditional evacuation method of "move inland and uphill". Higher possible inundation levels, very short evacuation times (10-30 minutes), and the difficulties of evacuating visitors and our increasingly aging resident coastal population mean that even communities with nearby high ground should consider tsunami evacuation buildings. The City of Cannon Beach began looking at building a new city hall that could serve as a vertical evacuation structure a couple of years ago and that will be one of the discussions at this workshop. Building tsunami vertical evacuation structures requires new policies that involve elected officials, the general public, and engineers.
Lingering smoke in Southern Oregon from wildfires has brought about a “Hazardous” air pollution rating for residents in the Klamath Falls area by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). According to a news release, “residents should avoid exposure to heavy concentrations of smoke as much as possible and take every precaution necessary to protect their health.”
He rose from the ranks of Bandon’s Police Dept. to become Police Chief in Reedsport in January 2006. The ride is over for Shawn Essex. As of Monday morning, September 21st, 9 a.m., he has officially resigned from the department and says he and his family will be leaving the area in mid November for Kentucky to be closer to family. The resignation followed a meeting with new city manager Scott Somers over a police department vehicle purchase. Somers admits to intervening in management issues in the police department since arriving in Reedsport at the first of the year. He also says the two had different management styles, but adds he did not ask Essex to resign. Former Police Chief John Smart will serve as the interim chief while a search begins.
It’s one thing when Mother Nature does it on her own, but it’s another situation that needs to be studied when man does it. The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has an open file on research into fill placed on a Curry County beach in 2006. The fill came from the Rocky Creek slide on Hwy. 101 south of Port Orford in 2006. Engineers decided the entire fill section that failed need to be removed and replaced with a coarser fill material. The old fill was eventually deposited on a beach nearby. Now, geologists are studying the technique of creating an artificial landslide onto a beach. “The failure of the Rocky Creek landslide south of Port Orford in January, 2006 raised a number of important questions about the appropriate use of the public beach and intertidal region for the disposal of sediments (cobbles to sand and silt) excavated from the landslide that destroyed a portion of U.S. Highway 101. In particular, questions were raised about the likely impact of this sediment fill to the Hubbard Creek littoral system and to the marine biology immediately below Rocky Creek and adjacent to the landslide.”
Oregon Health Plan
Approximately 50,000-75,000 individuals were disenrolled from the Oregon Health Plan managed care plans and put into fee-for-service ("open card") status last week. According to a “Provider Alert” bulletin sent out by the Oregon Department of Human Services on Friday, “this occurred late last night or early this morning. Disenrollment occurred in all plans, all plan types, and in all areas of the state. DHS is working on reversing this today.” A follow-up notice came through at noon – “DHS has corrected the disenrollment error reported earlier today. This only affected clients with a disenrollment date of 9/24/09. Any clients incorrectly disenrolled should now display as enrolled in their appropriate plan(s) on AVR and Provider Web Portal.”
Former State Senator Vicki Walker, who grew up in Reedsport, will not be taking a position with the Oregon Board of Parole and Supervision after all. The Eugene Democrat resigned her Senate seat following the appointment by Governor Ted Kulogoski. However, Walker now cites the budget for her change of mind. The governor wanted to expand the Board to four persons, but both parties now say there is not enough money in the budget to afford two positions and Walker says she “took one for the gipper.”
An 18-year old Brookings male, trapped on a cliff by an incoming tide, was rescued by Curry County Search and Rescue personnel Sunday, 5:20 p.m., near the end of Tanbark Dr. According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, Jayson Estelle was located at the base of the cliff in a cove. He had been exploring the area with a 17-year old friend when the tide came in. The friend was able to climb to safety, but not Estelle. An SAR team was able to reach him, equip him with a life vest, attach a safety line, and escort him around a steep rocky ledge to safety.
The Coast Guard medically evacuated a woman from the cruise ship Zuiderdam, approximately 5 miles west of Tillamook Bay, Ore., Sunday. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay received a call at 10:55 a.m., requesting the medical evacuation of a passenger found unconscious in a hot tub aboard the Zuiderdam. Station Tillamook Bay launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew to rendezvous with the cruise ship and then transport the woman to Station Tillamook Bay. Medical personnel waiting at Station Tillamook Bay transfered her to Tillamook County General Hospital. The woman's medical condition is unknown at this time.
National Public Lands Day 2009
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Coos Bay District is looking for volunteers to participate in the 16th annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). National Public Lands Day has become the largest volunteer hands-on effort of its kind in the country. Volunteers at the BLM’s New River ACEC, located south of Bandon, will stack wood and pull noxious weeds to create meadow habitat for songbirds, hummingbirds, deer, and other small mammals. The BLM will also provide a special activity for kids. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “It will be a great day outside and an opportunity for people who enjoy their public lands to help improve wildlife habitat at a beautiful location” said Kip Wright, New River ACEC Manager. BLM staff will be on hand to assist volunteers, as well as provide all safety equipment and tools. Volunteers should wear outdoor work clothes and bring sunscreen, work gloves, and water. In appreciation, volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, hat, and coupon to return for a “fee free” day any time in the next year at any fee site managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or BLM. For more on the event or to RSVP, contact the BLM at 541-756-0100. Please visit www.publiclandsday.com or www.blm.gov/or for a complete listing of events across the state and additional information on National Public Lands Day.
Little Theatre on the Bay announces auditions for "Laughter on the 23rd Floor", a Neil Simon Comedy, Directed by Tim Novotny and Anna Weidemiller, They will be October 5th and 6th starting at 7 pm at LTOB located at 1750 Sherman North Bend. Looking for 7 men 2 women. one woman in the 25-35 range the other in her 20's. a couple of the men need to be early to mid 20's, others are open to interpretation. Good comedic timing is going to be a key with all roles.
A Central Oregon Coast deputy has been placed on Administrative Leave by Lincoln Co. Sheriff Dennis Dotson after he was charged with Theft II-Theft of Lost, Mislaid Property by the Polk Co. Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release, Deputy Colin Teem was placed on leave Sept. 20th pending the outcome of an investigation. He’s been with the Sheriff’s Office since May 1, 2006.
A “shooting incident” Friday afternoon in Glendale resulted in the death of a 93-year old male. According to a news release from the Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office, the 911 center in Roseburg received a call at 12:30 p.m. from a residence on Battle Mountain Lane. Deputies found Clarence Hartley “deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.” A 75-year old male was listed as “involved in the incident,” and was cooperating. The Major Crime Team was activated to investigate.
A 45-year old male was arrested on charges of Criminal Trespass II, Criminal Mischief II, Interfering with a 911 call on Thursday, 9:46 p.m. after a 43-year old female reported a prowler “attempting to gain entry through dog door and broke window out,” on Wildwood Road. According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log, Keith LaFrenier was transported to the county jail at Coquille.
A male was called by the Coos Co. Sheriff’s Office Thursday, 7:50 p.m. and warned about Telephone Harassment and Menacing charges after a female resident on Salmon Ck Rd. called and alleged the subject was “threatening to kill RP and her husband.”
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Thrusday, 4:57 p.m., Coalbank Lane, a 26-year old pregnant female reported an assault but refused medical. Probable cause for arrest was issued for a 23-year old male.
Entries on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Thursday, regarding marijuana. 7:25 a.m., Libby Lane, “son laced cookies with marijuana, confirmed by physician. Did not want prosecution, possible mistake.” At 5:58 p.m., Travis Lane, a male complained that “6-8 juveniles, 12-13 years old, kids on bikes passing marijuana.”
A reported “family dispute” on the 500 block of Merchant St. in Coos Bay Thursday night, 10:56 p.m., resulted into two arrests. According to an entry on the police log, “Dispute in progress – physical between brothers.” Nineteen-year old Nathan Claiborne was charged with Assault IV – Domestic Felony, and 18-year old Kayla Smith was charged with an MIP.
A Coos Bay Police officer was requested to the Emergency Room at Bay Area Hospital Thursday, 1:58 p.m. for an alleged assault involving a 31-year old female from California and Southwest Blvd.
A “partial” Coos Co. Hit Team was called out Thursday, 9:39 a.m., to North Bend City Hall Council Chambers for a “missing teen.” A 16-year old male was listed as the victim.
Coos Bay Police received two reports of an “overwhelming odor of antiseptic in the neighborhood” Thursday morning. According to entries on the police log, the first call came in at 9 a.m., from a 45-year old female on the 300 block of Ackerman. The second call, from the same person, came in at 10:24 a.m. from the 400 block of Ackerman. The Coos Bay Fire Dept. was notified.
A two-vehicle injury accident was reported to the North Bend Police on Thursday, 7:58 a.m., Florida St. & McPherson Ave. According to an entry on the police log, a 1994 Buick was operated by 81-year old Edward Lindquist, North Bend, and a 2007 Jeep was operated by 41-year old Teresa Stutesman. Both vehicle were towed.
The North Bend City Council will meet on Monday, September 28, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 835 California Street, North Bend. They will discuss the bid awards for: North Bend Community Center re-roofing project; Jane’s House Shelter Home addition/remodel project.
A 19-year old Reedsport male was arrested on a Contempt of Court warrant early Saturday morning, 1:26 a.m., during a “narcotics investigation” on the 1000 block of Anderson Ave. in Coos Bay. According to an entry on the police log, James Richard Sharp was wanted for Failure to comply with DUII diversion. He was transported to the Reedsport PD.
According to entries on the Coos Bay Police log for early Saturday morning, 12:10 a.m., 90 W. 1st St., Mr. Zaks, Coquille, “fight occurred at location about ½ hour ago. Damages to taxi cab. At 12:35 a.m., 1059 Evans Blvd., “man & woman fighting at gas station.” At 12:59 a.m., John Topits Park, “man & woman fighting.”
A 24-year old male was arrested on charges of Menacing and Harassment Friday night, 10:34 p.m., 300 block W. Central Ave, after Coos Bay Police received a report “subject came at him with a knife.” According to an entry on the police log, Mark Sands was transported and lodged in the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Friday, 7 p.m., 200 block So. Cammann St., Sunset Middle School, a 39-year old male reported “juveniles at location trying to destroy a picnic table.”
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Friday, 6:21 p.m., 100 block So. 7th St., “transient annoying customers in the parking lot.” Forty-nine year old Patrick Royser arrested on charges of Criminal Trespass II and Probation Violation. At 6:28 p.m., Dairy Queen, same individual, “subject approaching vehicles and asking for narcotics.”
According to an entry on the Coquille Police log, Friday, 9:21 a.m., 100 block No. Adams St., 48-year old Joe Eldridge arrested on North Bend PD warrant for Probation Violation DUII.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Friday, 11:38 p.m., Oak & Newmark streets, 32-year old Daniel Frost cited for PCS Less than an Ounce of Marijuana, and warned PCS Less than 1,000 feet of school. Another individual was warned for Interfering.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Friday, 10:45 p.m., Sherman Ave. & Lombard St., 37-year old Robert Lee Hooper, Coos Bay, arrested on a CBPD warrant for Probation Violation on original charge of Assault IV and warned for PCS Less than 1 oz. Marijuana.
According to entries on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log, Friday, 11:45 p.m., Spaw Road, a 42-year old female complained that a male was intoxicated, refusing to go into his trailer. Body slamming against a truck. Intoxicated subject agreed to go to bed.” At 11:16 p.m., Dement Ck. Rd., an intoxicated male yelled an another’s trailer at Myrtle Tree RV Park, but did not have contact direct contact.
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Friday, 1:52 p.m., Razor Back Hill, Oregon Dunes, ATV accident reported with 42-year old female victim, possible broken arm.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Sunday morning, 2:30 a.m., Woodland & Ocean, 33-year old Mick Nelson was arrested on a charge of DUII, transported and lodged in the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Sunday morning, 1:10 a.m., Market & 3rd, 32-year old Kevin Rudman was charged with DUII and cited for Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Saturday, 9:42 p.m., 702 Newmark Ave., “fight about to break out in the bay.” Thirty-eight year old Sean Stemmerman was arrested on a charge of Disorderly Conduct II and transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
The Coos Co. Crash team was called out Saturday night, 8:07 p.m. to Gravelford, milepost 3.5, outside of Myrtle Point, according to entries on the Coquille and Coos Bay Police logs. According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for 7:30 p.m., Gravelford Lane, “injury motor vehicle accident, 1 victim at RP’s resident, 2nd victim possibly under vehicle. The victim was listed as a 43-year old male.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Saturday, 6:57 p.m., Mingus Park Skate Park, “Unknown problem at skate park.” That was followed by a second entry “reported there was a fight at location and suspects damaged a citizens vehicle.”
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log, Saturday, 11:17 a.m., Pete Susick Stadium, Marshfield High School, South Coast Youth Football program, “problem with a parent at the football game.”
According to entries on the Coos Bay Police log for Saturday morning, 9:43 a.m., 1000 block Cape Arago Hwy., a 47-year old male reported “vehicle entered and items taken.” At 9:51 a.m., 1000 block Cape Arago Hwy., a 49-year old male reported “vehicle entered.” At 9:43 a.m., 1000 block Cape Arago Hwy., a 39-year old female reported “theft of bicycle.” At 10:16 a.m., 1900 block Newmark Ave., “vehicle entered.”
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Saturday, 7:47 p.m., Wallace Road, “13 year old male passed out. Possible intoxicated.”
Mailboxes were reported damaged on Wallace and Travis roads near Charleston late Friday night or early Saturday morning. According to multiple entries on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log, six were damaged, and one stolen off Windy Lane. There was another entry from Wallace Road regarding a whiskey bottle thrown threw a vehicle’s windshield.
An 18-year old female was referred to the Coos Co. District Attorney’s office for possible Assault charges following a reported fight at the Kozy Kitchen Restaurant early Sunday morning, 3:29 a.m. According to an entry on the North Bend Police log, “employee at location advised multiple subjects fist fighting in parking lot of location / one female had assaulted the RP when she asked them to leave prior to the fight. Officers responded / CBPD responded to assist. Officer advised physical altercation between male involved party’s started after female involved parties were asked to leave by Kozy staff and hit the waitress who reported the incident.” Amanda Grace McCarty was referred. Five males were involved and one other female.
They were all between the ages of 13 and 16. Nine juveniles, six females and three males, were advised of park hours at Boynton Park in North Bend Saturday night after a police officer reported Criminal Trespass at 11:45 p.m. “Subjects playing flashlight tag.”
Mostly cloudy today along the Oregon Coast, slight chance of rain by afternoon, highs in the lower to mid 60s and southwest winds 5-10 mph. Cloudy tonight, rain likely, lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s and south winds 10-15 mph. Showers likely on Tuesday.
The next meeting of the OSAA Classification & Districting Committee is scheduled for Monday, September 28. It will begin at 9 a.m. at the Al Kader Shriners building in Wilsonville (25100 SW Parkway Ave., Wilsonville OR 97070).
FB: 10/1 – MHS fr at So. Medford, 5p; NB jv at Sweet Home, 4:30p; 10/2 – MHS at Jefferson, 7p; MHSjv vs. Benson at Jefferson, 4p; Sweet Home at NB, 7p; 10/3 – SCYfb 2 games at Reedsport, 1 at Millicoma (11a), 2 at Coquille, 9a; SC: 10/1 – Coquille at NBg; NBb at Coquille; 10/5 – Sutherlin at NBg; MHSb at Willamette, 5p; NBb at Sutherlin; VB: 10/1 – NE at MHS 5p; 10/3 – NB vs. Sutherlin & Douglas at Douglas; Sunset at MHS Invitational, 9a; 10/5 – MHS at Churchill, 5:30p; 10/6 – NB at Brookings-Harbor; XC: 10/1 – MHS at Harrier’s Challenge, Cottage Grove, 4p; 10/3 – MHS & NB at Woahink Lake Inv., 11a.
North Bend’s boy’s soccer team downed visiting Pacific Thursday night 5-0 at Vic Adams Field. Kyle Deming and Nathaniel Camp each scored one goal, while Michael Jimenez followed up with three goals. Marshfield fell to 0-2 in the 5A Midwestern League with a 3-0 loss to visiting North Eugene, also on Thursday.
Pirates over Cavemen
The seniors on this year’s Marshfield varsity football team circled the game against Grants Pass on their schedules this summer. They hadn’t beaten the Cavemen in three tries as the 6A school held the 5A Pirates in check. But this year was different. GP didn’t have that normal offensive and defensive line that stood and weighed about the same from end to end. Gone also was a tall-gifted receiver who doubled at quarterback when needed, and more importantly, as former Marshfield assistant coach Mike Helfrich described him, gone was “Mr. Hughes” from the defensive nose guard position. Enter this year’s Pirate players with a bigger line than the last several seasons and gifted athletic players at the skilled positions. It set the tone for a big upset last Friday night at Mel Ingram Field in Grants Pass as Marshfield jumped out to a 14-0 lead, gave up some turnovers and mental mistakes late that allowed the Cavemen to come back and tie the score before quarterback Kyle Tedder shocked the home team fans with a 70-yard gallop round right end in the fourth quarter that put the Pirates in front for good. Senior Bo Cutting then sealed the 20-14 win with a defensive lineman’s dream, an interception at the line of scrimmage. The Pirates scored first in the second quarter with :31 seconds remaining as Tedder found senior receiver Chris Krajcir in the endzone with a 23 yard pass caught in traffic. That was set up by an 80-yard run by Tedder around left end. GP came back and got the ball nearly in the endzone with :04 remaining, however quarterback Jordy Romick’s pass was just short. In the third, Marshfield dug a play out of its “bag of tricks” for the second week in a row when Tedder handed off to Nick Post and the senior rushed towards the line only to stop, turn and throw it back to Tedder. The quarterback then bombed the “flea flicker” away to senior Callen Cooper for a 44-yard score and a 14-0 advantage. Sophomore Dalton Milburn booted the earlier extra point through the uprights and followed with his seventh straight for the season. Turnovers were traded but the Cavemen were able to move the ball within scoring position late in the third. John Tardieu, a bruising scholarly athlete who is being pursued by Yale, got a one-yard TD with :46 remaining in the third to pull GP within one touchdown of Marshfield, 14-7. The Pirates had an implosion on the next series of plays. The kickoff return was mishandled putting Marshfield deep as time ran out in the third. A couple of fumbles sandwiched around a personal foul penalty gave Grants Pass the ball inside the five. Tardieu got his second rushing score of the night on a short three-yard run and suddenly with 11:08 remaining, the score was tied at 14. Both teams moved the ball, gave up turnovers until a little over a minute remained in the game. That’s when Tedder kept the ball on a run around right end, used a stiff arm and then raced the length of the GP bench in scoring the go-ahead touchdown. However, the emotional player raised his finger at the 20-yard line in a “No. 1” celebration and that drew an unsportsmanlike penalty. The extra point attempt by Tedder from 35-yards out was blocked with 1:20 to go in the game. The Cavemen got a good kickoff return from Hidden Valley transfer Todd Woodrum to nearly midfield. Romick followed with a long 18-yard run on a scramble which set up the final play. The two-year starting quarterback wanted to throw to his left, but the 6-2 Cutting was waiting and watching. He jumped when the pass was thrown, hit it with one hand and it landed on the shoulder pads of a fellow Pirate. Cutting grabbed it and was tackled. Ball game! The defensive end ran to the Pirate sideline with ball in hand and was tackled by defensive coach Josh Line on the sidelines. The official retrieved the ball, the Pirates were not flagged for celebrating, and Marshfield ran the clock out with Tedder going to his knee twice. Two road trips in two weeks for first year coach Justin Ainsworth, and the Pirates have two wins to improve to 3-1 in the preseason. Up next is the final leg of a three-game away from home journey at Jefferson in Portland. The Democrats beat Marshfield twice last year, once in Coos Bay during the regular season and then in the playoffs. It’s another circle on the calendar. The Demos are 0-4 after falling 28-14 at Crater in Southern Oregon last Friday. However, Jefferson has had perhaps the toughest preseason schedule in the state among 5A schools. The Demos opened with a close loss to crosstown rival and 6A Grant, then lost a close game with two-time defending state champion West Albany, got handled by top-ranked Sherwood and then fell to the Comets. In that game, a melee broke out with three players from both teams ejected from the game. Marshfield will regain several starters who didn’t play against Grants Pass due to injuries. Receiver Joey Morgan, running backs Ryan Scoville and Talo Silver and lineman Chris Cordova. You can listen to the game on “Pirate Radio” FM 91.3 with the pre-game show at 6:40 p.m., and the kickoff at 7 p.m. The broadcast is also streamed on the Internet through the KMHS radio station website.
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10/2 – at Jefferson (0-4). The Democrats lost at Crater, which will be a 6A school next year, 28-14 in Central Point. Three players from both teams were ejected during the game. 10/8 – Churchill (3-1). The Lancers beat Mazama 20-0 for their third win in a row. Receiver Sam Graham 5-catches for 93-yards and he also had a 71-yard TD run. 10/16 – No. Eugene (2-1). The Highlanders ran out of time and lost at Springfield 20-14. Mike Bibbee rushed 22-times for 169-yards. 10/23 – at Willamette (1-3). The Wolverines got their first win of the season, 25-19 over Ashland. Rafael Hildago rushed for 169-yards and 2 TDs. 10/30 – at Springfield (2-2). Millers beat visiting No. Eugene in a Midwestern League opener, 20-14. 11/6 – Thurston (3-1). The second-ranked Colts lost their first game of the season to 6A South Eugene, 49-14.
After three straight losses on the road, North Bend found the win column last Friday night in smoky Southern Oregon and handed Phoenix a 33-18 non-league 4A loss. Things didn’t look good early for the Bulldogs (1-3) as the Pirates (2-2) jumped out to a 12-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Senior Dalton Iveans got North Bend going in the right direction in the second quarter with an interception and return to Phoenix’s 37-yard line. Iveans, also the Bulldogs’ quarterback, then connected with junior fullback Jake Lucero on a pass and run to the 13-yard line. Two plays later, Lucero capped the drive with a one-yard plunge. Ryan Johnson’s extra point made the score 12-7. But, North Bend wasn’t done with the second quarter. Cody Harden had a seven-yard TD run, Johnson’s EP was good, 14-12 Bulldogs at the half. Harden picked up a five-yard scoring jaunt in the third, 20-12, and then North Bend, senior Cameron Seiger added an 88-yard sprint to the endzone for a 26-12 advantage before the Pirates could respond with a 30-yard strike through the air. With 11:49 remaining, and the score 26-18 Bulldogs, Seiger added a 40-yard run to paydirt around the left side to seal the game, 33-18. The win snapped a two-game winning streak by Phoenix that included wins over Ashland and Brookings-Harbor. North Bend plays at home for the first time this season Friday night against unbeaten Sweet Home (4-0). The “Miss Flame” game kicks off at Vic Adams Field at 7 p.m.
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10/2 – Sweet Home (4-0). The Huskies beat Yamhill-Carlton 35-7. 10/8 – at Douglas (4-0). The Trojans beat Hidden Valley 6-0. 10/16 – Sutherlin (1-3). The Bulldogs fell to top-ranked Marist, 43-15. 10/23 – at Siuslaw (0-3). Vikings lost by a point for the second week in a row, this time to Newport 29-28 in overtime. 10/30 – So. Umpqua (3-1). Lancers beat Illinois Valley, 34-0. 11/6 – Brookings-Harbor (1-1). Bruins played Fortuna, CA.
No. 1 Jesuit won the 23-team Rogue Valley Classic Saturday in Southern Oregon. Marshfield got into bracket play and eliminated 6A South Medford. Here are the Pirate results and some stats from the Rogue Valley Classic: Pool Play - vs Cascade Christian 26-24, 21-25; vs Roseburg 20-25, 25-23; vs Klamath 25-14, 25-13. Finished 2nd in pool behind Roseburg and went into Championship Bracket. Bracket Play - vs South Medford 25-21, 25-12; vs Barlow 17-25, 25-27 (eliminated in quarterfinals by Barlow, which finished second to Jesuit). Coach Tammie Montiel, “I thought we played well all day long and didn't have the problems with inconsistency that have plagued us this season so far. It was nice to get to see some different schools and play against some great competition heading into our big match against Thurston this Tuesday.” Stats: Kara Young 29 kills, 23 digs; Amber Owen 22 kills; Nikki Gross 65 assists, 4 aces; Katelyn Richmond 24 digs; Kaylee Anderson 4 aces.
North Bend won the 16 team Sisters tournament Saturday. Coach Les Willett, “This was a huge step forward for North Bend Volleyball as 8 of the top 10 teams in 4A were there as well as 2 highly ranked 3A schools in Burns and Vale. Only number 4 Hidden Valley and number 10 Cottage Grove were missing.” In pool play North Bend topped Cascade 21-8, 22-20. North Bend was trailing 20-14 in the second set before earning a side out and then Haley Dunham served out the set with 7 straight points. “We had little trouble with Tillamook, winning 21-10, 21-6. Our third match had us facing host Sisters, a two-time state tournament finalist and currently ranked number 2 in the state. Nerves got us the first game as we didn’t put up much of a fight and fell 10-21. We picked up confidence and our game in the second set but fell 19-21. That was good enough for a 4-2 record in pool play and the number 4 seeding overall into bracket play. We faced number 5 Marist in the first round of bracket play and lost the first set 18-25. We came back and won the second set 25-19. In a tremendous battle our girls prevailed in the tiebreaker game 19-17 to advance to the second round of bracket play.” Sister had easily won their first bracket match over Vale so it was now a rematch of pool play opponents. North Bend came out aggressively, let by Kristin Banta’s six stuff blocks during the 2 sets to take the match 25-16, 25-11 and hand Sisters its first loss of the season. “Our blocking was fantastic that game with Alexandra Mateski, Katie Banta and Zoe Ottemiller adding 2 blocks each. Haley Dunham also had a stuff block and led us with 9 kills in the match. We faced an unfamiliar foe in the finals in Yamhill Carlton currently 6th in the state. YC had beaten number one Henley in pool play and again in bracket play earlier in the day. They beat Estacada in the semi-finals to make it to the championship. We dug very well and swept YC 25-17, 25-21 to win the tournament championship.” North Bend’s run to the title was unexpected by the rest of the field. “We were not ranked in early season polls and have only climbed as high as 8th in the last poll. Our girls played tough all day and got stronger at the end. We now know the potential we have as we get into conference play in the Far West League. Our goal is to qualify for the opportunity to make it to the state tournament after missing out the last 2 years.” Bulldog stats: Haley Dunham had 46 kills and 14 digs. Alexandra Mateski had 40 kill and 19 digs. Kristin Banta had 18 kills and 9 blocks. Zoe Ottemiller had 11 kills and 6 blocks. Alicia Heredia had 7 kills. Mallory Rose had 5 kills. Our senior transfer from Sisters High School, Justine Head, had 19 digs to lead us defensively. Ashley Horlacher had 12 digs and Camille Deming had 9. Katie Banta had 14 kills and 134 assists.
North Bend’s Cross Country teams competed in the Seaside 3 Course Challenge on Saturday. Boy’s Results: 5,000 Meters Easy - 148 Dion MacDonald 20:13 NBnd 12; 160 Grant Stein 20:24 NBnd 10; 166 Justin Collins 20:31 NBnd 11; 279 Daylen Cossey 23:03 NBnd 12. 5,000 Meters Moderate - 20 Zach Reichenberger 22:09 NBnd 12; 28 Sam Lynass 22:26 NBnd 12; 317 Levi Graber 28:15 NBnd 9; 341 Adam Langenstein 28:37 NBnd 12; 5,000 Meters Hard - 110 Matt Walker 25:08 NBnd 11; 154 Michael Jimenez 25:56 NBnd 10; 174 Hunter Hensler 26:20 NBnd 12; 225 James Kirkpatrick 27:06 NBnd 10; 307 Carter Peck 28:26 NBnd 11; 399 Nathan Petrie 30:47 NBnd 9; Girl’s Results: 5,000 Meters Easy - 47 Kelli Kronsberg 23:18 NBnd 12; 60 Courtney Greif 23:39 NBnd 10; 167 Elizabeth Beechly 27:16 NBnd 11; 188 Kortney Potts 27:48 NBnd 12; 5,000 Meters Moderate - 197 Kenzie Cossey 33:18 NBnd 10; 199 Larissa Schreiber 33:20 NBnd 9; 309 Zenora Burris 37:19 NBnd 9; 317 Andrea Bigler 37:31 NBnd 12. 5,000 Meters Hard - 17 Katie Romanko 27:24 NBnd 11; 180 Emalie Gauntz 34:31 NBnd 9; 191 Alycia Brainard 35:00 NBnd 12; 200 Jessica Head 35:29 NBnd 12; 234 Brittany Orchard 37:44 NBnd 10; 264 Courtney Richardson 40:32 NBnd 11.
Marshfield’s Cross Country teams competed in the 17th annual Northwest Classic at Lane Community College in Eugene Saturday. The Pirate girls and boys varsity team finished 9th in both team races and in front of two other Midwestern League teams, Springfield and Thurston. Crater’s boys and girls won both team titles. JV Boy's results: 14th, Marshfield - 28 60 81 92 96 (115)(117) = 357 - Sergio Marroquin, Max Stuntzner-Gibson, Josh Carter, Colton Thurman, Blake Kemp, Ken Sharp, Arturo Ancheyta. Varsity Girl's results: 9th Marshfield - 27 35 40 66 100 (102) = 268: Jasmine Meline, Jana Sadler, Tori Scott, Rise Campbell, Natasha Hill, Reine Pavlik. Varsity Boy's results: 9th Marshfield - 25 38 64 73 95 (106)(108) = 295: Andrew Davidson, Markus Boesl, Tyler Nixon, Dustin Reis, Eddie Rodriguez, Steve Ellefson, Conner Devereux. Coach Doug Landrum, “We ran well. Our boys and girls both placed 9th in the varsity team competitions. Both were tops for our league, although several key girls were apparently not able to run for some of our league competition. Andrew Davidson and Markus Boesl both ran in the mid to low 17s and Tyler Nixon was our 3rd boy in at 18:05, a big lifetime best despite being ill. On the girls side Jana continues to work into shape and Jasmine Meline's stock continues to rise by the day. In her 4th XC meet ever she ran a 21:33. That's a solid time at Lane for any girl. I firmly believe she will be the next star in Pirate Distance. Conner Devereux has a world of potential for the boys but has been hampered the last week with a cold and pretty bad heel bruise. Our boys will be in the mix for a team berth to state. Our girls are likely looking at a few individual slots unless we can get our numbers 4 and 5 to move way up.”
Coos Bay Speedway
Hey Race Fans. It was a great night at the races tonight. The track was full of racers we had 70 plus racers tonight what a show!! The food drive for our local foodcupboard was a success. Also our fifty-fifty drawing raised $305.00 to help with the costs for little Keanan Wicks liver transplant. A Main Sportsmen Late Models: 1. 97B Greg Walter; 2. 97R Robert Boyd; 3. 41 Jason Wines; 4. 02 Tom Lawson; 5. 88 Randy Martins; 6. 88Y Steve Fuller; 7. 67 Mike George; 8. 21B Noel Radway; 9. 16 Scott Hockema; 10. 8 Vern Skallrud; 11. 50 ty Mayden; 12. 59 Robert Sprague; 13. 3 Johnny Stroud; 14. 42 Chuck Chrisitan; 15. 88-1 Rich Benton; DNF 23 Shawn Benton; ; DNF 18 Tim Archee; DNF 1 Glenn Hackney; DNF 5 Jake Madden; DNF 22 Dustin Comer. B Main: 1. 4 M Campbell; 2. 54 R Hannah; 3. 71 T Hiatt; 4. 68 G Shellhorn; 5. 27 B Landers; 6. 74 Dave Foote; 7. 14 R Day. Street Stock: 1. 0 B.Bombe; 2. 61 V Kingberry; 3. D Crook; 4. 15P H Shorb; 5. 88 K Roberts; 6. 53 Erick j; 7. 9 Andy Schemlzer; 8. 5 Gary Perry; 9. 27 Bill Alison; 10. 16 Wes Sayre; 11. 88 Post; 12. 62 Scraull; 13. 31 Mooore; 14. 50 Sonny Sojoc; 15. 90 Speere; 16. 32 Kurt Fry; 17. 37 Stve Dubisar; 18. 11 Scott McDonald; 19. 4 Freeman; 20. 16K Crane. Thank you for all your support...You guys are great.
Southwestern Oregon Community College dropped its two opening NWAACC volleyball matches this past weekend on the road at Clackamas Friday, 25-18, 25-12, 25-22, and Mt. Hood on Saturday 25-11, 25-14, 25-18. The Lakers will host Umpqua on Friday in Coos Bay, 6 p.m.
No. 7 Oregon suffered its first volleyball defeat of the season, falling 3-0 to visiting No. 3 Washington Friday night in Eugene. The Ducks (11-1) came back with a 3-1 over Washington State Sunday afternoon. In Corvallis, Oregon State (10-4) was swept by both Washington State (3-0) and Washington (3-0). Oregon plays at Oregon State Friday in Corvallis.
Playing without their starting quarterback, the Seattle Seahawks dropped their second straight NFL game Sunday. The visiting Chicago Bears won 25-19 at Qwest Field. Seattle visits the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday, Oct. 4th.