Oregon Coast News - October 2, 2009
Daily news and sports coverage for the Oregon coast plus a variety of guides and directories useful to Oregon residents and visitors.
Major hunting seasons open Saturday, Oct. 3: Be safe
Last year, one person lost their life and three were injured in four separate hunting incidents in Oregon. In two of the incidents, the shooter failed to properly identify his target before shooting. The one fatal incident occurred in Coos County, where Kelly E. Johnson shot at what he thought was a deer and killed 20-year-old Cody T. Armstrong. Johnson later pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide and is serving five years in prison. In Jackson County, a hunter shot into brush because he believed it was a turkey, and his victim suffered 130 pellet wounds on his body. A duck hunter was shot in the leg in Tillamook Bay when his dog touched his loaded firearm. In Malheur County, a man was injured when his rifle discharged through his hand as he was pulling it up while adjusting a rifle tripod. In a non-hunting incident, a woman was injured at EE Wilson Wildlife Area as she was walking in front of a person loading their shotgun on the shooting range. The shotgun accidentally discharged. “All of these tragic incidents may have been avoided if some basic hunter safety rules had been followed,” said Chris Willard, ODFW hunter education coordinator. Be sure of your target, and what is in front of it and beyond it; Control the muzzle of your firearm at all times; Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot; Treat every gun as if it were loaded; Wear blaze orange. Deer and elk won’t see the color but other people will. Since mandatory hunter education for anyone under 18 began in the 1960s, overall hunting incidents in the state have dropped dramatically—from 90+ incidents per year to less than 10. Thanks to over 700 volunteer hunter education instructors located throughout the state, an estimated 6,500 students take hunter education each year and receive their hunter education certificate.
A public health advisory was issued Wednesday due to higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at D River State Park Beach in Lincoln County. Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources such as storm water runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems and even animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife. Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the water should be avoided until the advisories are lifted, especially for children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria. While these advisories are in effect at D River State Park Beach, visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Even if there is no advisory in effect, officials recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.
State unemployment extension gets set to kick in
Unemployed Oregonians who have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits may be in for some relief. Governor Kulongoski signed HB 3483 during the summer which established the Oregon Emergency Benefits (OEB) program. OEB provides up to 13 weeks of additional unemployment benefits. Oregonians who have exhausted their regular unemployment and whose claim expired after May 1, 2007, may be eligible for OEB. Claimants weekly benefit amount would equal that of their original claim. Potentially eligible claimants received notices from the Employment Department. The first effective date of the program is Sunday October 4, 2009. The program ends January 2, 2010. For more information regarding OEB, go to the department’s Web site, www.WorkingInOregon.org.
Fire Prevention Week in Oregon
In support of National Fire Prevention Week, Governor Kulongoski has proclaimed October 4-10 Oregon Fire Prevention Week. The Governor and State Fire Marshal Randy Simpson encourage Oregonians to practice kitchen fire safety, as cooking fires are one of the leading causes of home fires in Oregon. The Office of State Fire Marshal and its Oregon Life Safety Team, along with fire departments statewide are teaming up in support of this month's national fire prevention campaign, Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned to remind Oregonians about fire and burn safety, and that fire safety responsibility starts at home. From 2004 through 2008, in Oregon there have been 796 reported cooking-related fires resulting in 87 injuries and more than $3 million in property loss.
ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Salem
Oregon 's Fish Screening Task Force will meet on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Phoenix Inn Suites, 1590 Weston Ct. NE in Salem. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the agenda includes an update on the state fish screening program, projects completed and planned by The Dalles screen shop, and a summary of a past diversion inventory project. The meeting is open to the public. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Screening Program coordinates a cost share program for the installation of screens at water diversions. Water users voluntarily working with ODFW to install fish screens continue to be the foundation of this successful program. Fish screens prevent the loss of fish when water is used for irrigation, municipal, hydroelectric or other beneficial purposes. They are a crucial part of any system that diverts water from a fish bearing water body. The Task Force is appointed by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission and its members represent agricultural, fisheries and public interests. It meets several times a year to advise ODFW on fish screening policies and issues. Reasonable accommodations are provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the Information and Education Division at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6002 at least 24 hours before the meeting. For more information, call Alan Ritchey, Statewide Fish Screening Coordinator, at 503-947-6229.
Solar & Green Tour
Saturday, October 3rd: Coos County Solar Home and Green Living Tour. - Solar Oregon, a non-profit organization, will be offering a free presentation entitled, “The Residential Basics of Going Solar.” The one hour workshop will be held at 9:00 a.m. in Eden Hall at Southwestern Oregon Community College on the Coos Bay campus. The Coos County Solar Home and Green Living Tour, which costs $5, will begin shortly after the workshop. Tour bus (es) will leave at 10:40 a.m. for a day long tour of Coos County homes including passive solar designs, active solar systems, Earth Advantage new construction, Cob Buildings, rocket stoves and more! Pack a picnic lunch for on the way. The tour details can be found on the solar Oregon website: www.solaroregon.org/ogstours. Sol Coast Consulting & Design is sponsoring this event - contact Shannon Souza: 541-266-0877 www.solcoast.com.
Kathy Tiger exhibit
Eugene artist Kathy Tiger will be exhibiting at Coos Art Museum October 2 through December 5. The exhibition titled The Elder Series: Simple Things focuses on women and aging. In watercolors and drawings a group of elder Quaker women provide the subject matter for the artist’s exploration of the deeper definitions of “beauty”. Kathy Tiger’s exhibition opens in conjunction with the Museum’s Fall Fling for the Arts Fundraiser. A special opening reception will also take place on October 9 from 5 – 7 pm consecutively with the reception for the Bay Area Artists Association Regional Juried Exhibition. Tiger’s art works challenge the viewer to really look at women who have reached a time of life when they are largely invisible within contemporary culture’s definition of beauty. Yet, their long lives, rich experiences and strong spirituality define an alternate definition of the beautiful. “Symbolically, the light that runs through the series is a visual representation of the Quaker belief in the “inner light”…a mystical concept signifying the presence of God in all beings.” These works speak to the grace and simplicity which are a part of Quaker life. Kathy Tiger is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. She has previously exhibited in the Expressions West Exhibition at Coos Art Museum.
The Rotary Club of Reedsport is announcing its 2nd annual community talent show. The Coastal Douglas Has Talent!—talent show—will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 6 p.m. Applications to audition to perform in the talent show are available to be downloaded from the Lower Umpqua Hospital’s Community Events Planning Calendar at www.lowerumpquahospital.org or from Kathleen Miller. All types of talent are eligible and everyone is encouraged to participate. The event is open to both adults and children. Applications must be received by October 2nd. Participants must be available for rehearsal on Tuesday, November 2nd. The Talent Show is a fundraising event for the Rotary Club of Reedsport and will support its community and service projects. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Pacific Auditorium, 2260 Longwood Drive, Reedsport, Oregon. For more information contact Kathleen Miller at email@example.com or 541-271-2101.
CB Wine Walk
Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk. The wine walk goes from 5 to 7 p.m., October 2, 2009, benefits Habitat for Humanity. Bay Appliance start. The Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk will be Friday October 2 from 5 to 7p.m. beginning at Bay Appliance, next door to the Egyptian Theatre. In the past two years the event coordinated by The World newspaper has raised $14,000 for local non profit organizations and services. A dozen downtown businesses have participated each month by welcoming guests with wine samples. The Wine Walk on October 2 will benefit Habitat for Humanity. Wine Walk participants purchase a wine glass for $10 and receive a map of participating merchants.
Hidden Treasures Art Sale at Coos Art Museum ’s Annual Fall Fundraiser
A “hidden treasures” art sale will be a special feature the Fall Fling for the Arts at Coos Art Museum on Friday, October 2nd from 5 to 8 pm. Through the years the museum has accumulate a number works that are not part of its Permanent Collection. These “hidden treasures” were donated for fundraising, contributed to the museum with “no-strings-attached”, or transferred from the rental/sales program. Among the “hidden treasures” at this year’s Fling will be Heading for Port, a pastel by Coos Bay artist Don Sinex, Lighthouse, a watercolor and collage by Betty Stockman and Devil’s Elbow, a lithograph by Patsee Parker. The works of art in the “hidden treasures art sale” are available for your bid during the silent auction. Other original artworks by many of finest artists of the South Oregon Coast will be available for purchase also, as will a wide variety of quality goods and services donated by generous local businesses and individuals. Come, enjoy and help support the efforts of the South Coast ’s only art museum while acquiring some wonderful works of art. The evening will be a delightful mixture of socializing, food and art. Dinner will be provided by Shark Bites Restaurant and a no host wine service will be offered. Tickets are $30 for museum members and $35 for non-members. Advance ticket purchases are strongly encouraged. For ticket information call 541-267-3901. Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon ’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies a historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay and offers a wide range of art activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students and seniors, free to museum members.
Snack Pack Book Sale
On Saturday, October 3rd, from 10 AM-3 PM, the Coos Bay Elks Lodge will hold a book, VHS, DVD sale with all the proceeds going to the local Snack Pack Program. This program provides weekend nutritional food to K-4 at risk children. This is to provide snacks for the children that receive free lunches during the week. This program is in association with the Oregon Coast Community Action.Coos Bay Elks Lodge #1160, 265 Central, Coos Bay, Or 97420.
Clatsop County and neighboring Oregon residents can drop off for free their unwanted televisions, computers and monitors for recycling at a special collection event scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, 92937 Walluski Loop, in Astoria.
Family Food Educators Announce Upcoming Programs
The Coos County OSU Extension Service Family Food Educators will be holding three Saturday workshops for the public. The trainings will be held in Myrtle Point at the Ohlsen Baxter Building, 631 Alder Street. The October 3rd class will focus on Canning and Pickling Tuna and Other Fish from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The fee for this class is $12.00. Attendees are encouraged to bring their canners and have them checked during the class for no extra charge. The program October 24th will cover Gifts From the Kitchen from 11 AM to 1 PM and then the delicious tastes and aromas of Holiday Breads on November 7th beginning at 11 AM until 2 PM. The cost for each class is $7.00. All classes will be held only at the Coos County Extension office with the fees paying for printed materials and class supplies. For more information on these or future classes, please contact the Coos County OSU Extension Office, 572-5263 or 1-800-730-4978.
Tuna Catches Extension
OSU Extension Family Food Educators provide workshops on safe tuna preservation methods each fall. But this year’s catch seems to have caught US off guard by starting early! We're still planning on holding a tuna canning workshop on Saturday, October 3, but for those of you needing resources and assistance for canning your tuna now, you can contact the OSU Extension office in Myrtle Point for brochures and publications to help you get your tuna canned and preserved safely until next season. If you need tuna canning publications or would like to register for any of our workshops, contact Rhonda Fischer at 572-5263 or 1-800-730-4978, ext 240.
“Residential Basics of Going Solar”
Solar Oregon, a non-profit organization, will be offering a free presentation October 3 titled “The Residential Basics of Going Solar.” The one hour workshop will be held at 9:00 a.m. in Eden Hall at Southwestern Oregon Community College on the Coos campus. The Coos County Solar Home and Green Living Tour, which costs $5, will begin shortly after the workshop. This workshop will give a basic overview of solar in Oregon. It will evaluate Oregon as a solar resource, available solar technologies, and financial incentives and tax credits. Because of Oregon’s aggressive program, residential tax credits and incentives often pay up to 80% of the cost of a solar electric system. Participants will come away with basic knowledge about solar energy systems and will be prepared to do more focused research on their own and start working with a contractor. For more information and to register for this free workshop, please visit: SolarOregon.org/workshops
Oct. 3 - “Orchids” Gems of the Rain Forest - Orchid Display & Experts from the Pacific Coast Orchid Society - Garden House Open from 11 am - 4 pm with refreshments
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.
All proceeds from a jewelry sale from Bon Vivant nail Boutique in Bandon will go to the Bandon Community Youth Center on Saturday, Oct. 3rd, at 50370 Hwy. 101 in Bandon. Prices reported start at $1 for this “Bandon Bling” event. More information at (541) 404-4359, or (541) 347-9832.
Mr. Bulldog car wash this Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10:00-3:00 at the North Bend Umpqua Bank! All proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network.
10/3/2009 - YAQUINA RIVER FALL CLEANUP, Yaquina River - Idaho Point to Georgia Pacific Toledo, Toledo, 9:00AM - 11:30AM Thompson's Sanitary in Newport and Georgia Pacific in Toledo are coordinating a clean up of the river bank and roadway along Yaquina Bay Road followed by a free lunch provided by Rogue Brewery at the brewery in South Beach. Great prizes will be handed out after the event- there will be a $500 prize for the largest group, a $100 pizza feed for second largest group and many draw prizes for everyone. Info & Registration: Oregon Adopt-A-River or contact Lisa Kellenberger at Lisa@thompsonsanitary.com, or 541-265-7249 x1
10/3/2009 - NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY, Ellen Warring Learning Center - Croft Lake Lane, Bandon, 9:00AM - 2:00PM We will conduct work to support meadow restoration (i.e. remove invasives) and help clean-up the site (i.e. trash collection, trail maintenance and removal of weeds.) Lunch, T-shirts and hats provided for volunteers. Info & Registration: Project Oregon or contact Heather Lester at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 541-751-4464.
Walk & Brew
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for early Thursday morning, Brussells and Newmark streets, 3:05 a.m., two males, ages 23 & 25 were contacted by an officer, “both warned for Open Container on unlicensed premises.”
The report to North Bend Police early Thursday morning, 12:28 a.m., from the 3400 block of Spruce Street was about “a vehicle parked in front of his residence with the lights on and 2 people inside. RP advised they have been out there for over ½ hour.” According to an entry on the police log, “officers responded and made contact with the owners of the vehicle, who live next door to the RP. They are Code 4 and just out talking without having to talk in front of their children.” A 41 year old male and 36-year old female.
The caller to North Bend Police Wednesday night, 11:22 p.m., from Newmark St. and Sherman Ave. “reports she can hear subjects arguing in the park and one threatened to kill the other.” Officers responded to Boynton Park and cited 38-year old Damon M. Glick, Coos Bay, for PCS less than an Oz. Marijuana. All subjects were also warned for Criminal Trespass and advised of park hours. “Does not appear that anything physical occurred and subjects deny that anything physical occurred.” Eighteen year old Orrin Smith, Alsea, was warned for PCS less than an Oz. Marijuana and a pipe and small amount of marijuana was seized.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Wednesday, 6:05 p.m., Bayshore and Teakwood, 27-year old Christopher R. Groberg, out of Colorado, wanted on a Colorado warrant for Larceny. He was taken into custody and transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the North Bend Police log for Wednesday, 5:56 p.m., Virginia Ave. and Harrison St., a 68-year old male was contacted and advised to stay out of roadway following a report “male walking down the street flipping people off.”
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for early Thursday morning, 12:13 a.m., So. 4th St. & Johnson, 25-year old Brocklen Johnson arrested on a charge of DUII and transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday night, 10:30 p.m., Southwestern Oregon CC, Cape Blanco Apts., 18-year old Richard Preza-Haynes, 18-year old Nicholas Foster, 20-year old Trent Stevenson, and 18-year old Jessica Watson cited for MIP.
A 42-year old female, wanted on a Columbia Co. warrant for DUII, was taken into custody in Coos Bay Wednesday night, 9:22 p.m., on the 200 block of No. Broadway. According to an entry on the police log, “suspicious female.” Linda J. Scott was arrested on a warrant.
A 50-year old female contacted Coquille Police Wednesday night, 6:18 p.m. on No. Adams Street to request extra patrols, “has kicked her ex out & put his stuff out on the porch.”
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday, 5:25 p.m., Empire Lakes near La Clair, a 22-year old male reported, “was fishing at Empire Lakes, fishing from the shore. He observed what he thinks was a cougar or bobcat.”
According to entries on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday. At 3:57 p.m., 900 block So. 5th St., a 48-year old male “reports the house was entered and items taken.” At 5:39 p.m., 800 block So. 5th St., a 61-year old female reported, “sister’s house has been broken into.” At 6:07 p.m., 800 block So. 5th St., a 35-year old male reported, “home owners reporting entry into vehicle.” Earlier, at 3:45 p.m., a 53-year old female reported, “pickup entered & wallet stolen.” Call came in from the 1600 block of Lund Ave. At 10:21 a.m., 1000 block So. 10th St., a 65-year old male “reports someone broke into house & his car last night.” At 10:32 a.m., 200 block No. Schoneman St., a 28-year old male “reports a burglary of his garage.”
A 37-year old male was arrested by Coos Bay Police Wednesday, 1:59 p.m. at Newmark and Morrison during a traffic stop. According to an entry on the police log, Eddie Lynn Miller was taken into custody on a probable cause for Menacing (domestic by cohabitation). He was also warned for expired vehicle plates.
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday, 11:52 a.m., 100 block So. 7th St., McKay’s Market, 28-year old Jessica Susanne DeLeuw was arrested and transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille on a charge of Criminal Trespass II following a report of “adult female in custody for shoplifting.”
According to an entry on the Coos Bay Police log for Wednesday, 11:23 a.m., 1st & Johnson, “pedestrian struck by vehicle, still laying in the roadway.” A prior entry states, “multiple 911 calls of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle at So. 1st and Johnson,” involving a 20-year old male.
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Wednesday, Matthew Lane, “neighbor attempted to shoot RPs 11-year old daughter with an Airsoft gun. “Report taken.”
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Wednesday, 5:48 p.m., Bastendorff Beach, a female complained, “male exposed himself to RP’s daughter, 13 years old. Suspect white male adult, 5-8, last seen wearing baseball hat, green sweat shirt with white hood, blue jeans.” A suspect vehicle description was also provided. The vehicle was last seen northbound towards jetty.
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log for Wednesday, Ross Inlet, 4:58 p.m., “coyotes on property eating sheep.” Information was relayed to a trapper.
According to an entry on the Coos Co. Sheriff’s log, for Wednesday, 3:31 p.m., Conrad Woods, Wildwood Road, “advises they will be using shotguns to get rid of pigeons. Have permission from ODFW.”
Marshfield swept visiting North Eugene Thursday night in 5A Midwestern League volleyball, 25-17, 25-15, 25-14. The Lady Pirates (1-1) fell behind 7-1 in game one before “coming alive” to grab their first league win. Marshfield was led by setter Nikki Gross and up front blocking by sophomores Kasey Kuhn and Kirby Neale. The JV and Frosh teams also won, JV 25-15, 25-9, and the Frosh 25-17, 25-7.
North Bend fb
Four games into the prep football season and North Bend finally gets a home game tonight. The Bulldogs (1-3) taken on unbeaten Sweet Home (4-0) in a non-conference game at Vic Adams Field with their new video screen and public address system. This is also the “Miss Flame” game with the local fire department participating and the crowning of “Miss Flame” at half-time. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
With two-wins in a row on the road, Marshfield goes for three tonight with a trip to Portland to play the Jefferson Democrats in a non-league game. The Demos (0-4) beat the Pirates (3-1) twice last year, once in Coos Bay and the other in the state playoffs at Portland in a come-from-behind win. The game will be broadcast live on “Pirate Radio,” FM 91.3, with the pregame at 6:40 p.m. and kickoff at 7 p.m. You can also listen to the live broadcast on the radio station’s website anywhere in the world. The Pirate JV football team is also going to Portland, but will play against Benson Tech.
North Bend takes on Sutherlin and Douglas in 4A Far West League volleyball at Douglas on Saturday. A 7th and 8th Grade volleyball tournament will be held at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay Saturday. The Pirate frosh team is scheduled to compete in a tournament at Oakland.
Both Marshfield and North Bend will take their cross country team to the Woahink Lake Invitational south of Florence on Saturday hosted by Siuslaw.
The South Coast Youth Football League continues with games on Saturday at Reedsport (9a), Millicoma (11a) in Coos Bay, and Coquille (9a).
No. 7 Oregon travels to Oregon State in Corvallis tonight for a Pac-10 volleyball match at Gill Coliseum.
Oregon (3-1, 1-0) will host Washington State Saturday night at Autzen Stadium in Eugene in a 6:15 p.m. Pac-10 football game. Oregon State (2-2, 0-1) travels to the desert to play Arizona State in a 4 p.m. contest. The Beaver-Sun Devil game will be broadcast live on the Versus Network. The Duck-Cougar game will be on the Oregon Sports Network.
Ducks Host Fourth Annual Bill Dellinger Invitational
Eight ranked teams will be in action Friday at Springfield Country Club. Welcoming a field spanning the distance from Philadelphia to Honolulu - a shade over 4,900 miles - the top-ranked cross country Men and No. 2-ranked Women of Oregon will host the fourth annual Bill Dellinger Invitational Friday at Springfield Country Club. The women’s race will cover a distance of 5,000 meters (two loops) and will start at 3:30 p.m. The men will race 8,000 meters (three loops) beginning at 4:15 p.m. Admission is free. Weather permitting, there will be a kids’ fun run following the men’s race.
The Seattle Seahawks (1-2) will travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts on Sunday morning in an NFL game.
After dropping their first two NWAACC volleyball matches on the road, Southwestern Oregon Community College got back on the winning track Wednesday with a 3-0 non-league sweep of visiting College of the Redwoods in Coos Bay, 25-7, 25-7, and 25-15. The Lakers will return to conference play Friday night by hosting Umpqua Community College of Roseburg at 6 p.m.