Doug and the last steelhead

Time to turn in my steelhead harvest card. Tears well up in my eyes. Not because of that one pitiful entry but because Doug landed his last fish that day. Friends found Doug’s decomposing body on the family tree farm last month. No one had talked to him for almost[Read More…]

Fight night in Keizer

Future Olympic hopefuls and purveyors of the pugilistic sweet science filled the ring in Keizer on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Inside Toe 2 Toe Boxing Gym, the crowd filled the seats and available standing room, ready for 12 bouts. 24 boxers, ages 11-30, representing 14 clubs from Oregon, Washington and California competed in the USA Boxing sanctioned event.

Surging ‘Sinos sweep

Twice Mante Woods came up with the bases loaded in extra innings for the Campesinos this week. Twice he delivered walk-off wins. 

There had only been one walk-off win this season in the Mavericks League — the Volcanoes last week against the Senators. With their two in Week 12, the Campesinos finished off a three-game sweep and are now only .5 game behind the Mavericks for first place.


OSAA announces officials shortage heading into the Fall

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) and the Oregon Athletic Officials Association (OAOA) have announced the open registration for officials for high school sports in a press release. The press release specified the  “immediate need for officials in football, volleyball and soccer.” While registration is open through Sept. 30 to[Read More…]


Cherry Blossoms place second at Nationals

The Cherry Blossoms — Cherry City Roller Derby’s junior team — came home with silver from the Junior Roller Derby Association Championship on Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31.  The second place finish in the open division came in the Cherry Blossoms first trip to the JRDA Championships. The[Read More…]

Wild week 11 in the Mavericks League

Week 11 of the Mavericks League provided some firsts for the league and season. The first walk-off win of the season, the first player to record a home run and be credited with the win, season debuts from a few players, and it all ended with standings still looking crowded.