The Hoop Group program returns this weekend and will run on Sundays throughout October and the first two Sundays in November.

The first date is Sunday, Oct. 1.

The basketball open gym at Southwestern Oregon Community College runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Sunday except Oct. 22, when no session will be held.

The program is for boys and girls in first through 12th grades and players of all skill levels are welcome to

SWOCC men’s assistant coach Riley Grandinetti will help the students get ready for the upcoming season.

The cost is $10 per session and a Boys & Girls Club membership is not required.

People can sign up at the Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon or register at the gym on Sundays. For more information, call 541-267-6573.

Youth Tennis

The youth tennis program starts on Monday, Oct. 2, at the William J. Sweet memorial Tennis Center, part of the Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon.

Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 of all skill levels are eligible to participate. The instructor is Kylee Woodman, a North Bend graduate with 18 years of tennis experience, including playing in college. A current Boys & Girls Club membership is required for all participants.

Students 5 to 7 years old will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m., with the cost being $75 for four weeks.

Students 8-10 meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with a cost of $100 for four weeks.

Students 11-14 meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a cost of $100 for four weeks.

In addition, the team tennis program, for students ages 12 to 18, meets on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $180 per month.

For more information on any of the tennis programs, call 541-269-2475.


The Boys & Girls Club is accepting reservations for the upcoming volleyball season.

The program is for students in grades 3 through 6. Games start on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The fee is $80 with a current club membership. Reduced fees are available for those who qualify.

A free clinic will be offered on Oct. 7 for those who register. For more information, call 541-267-6573.

Sportsmanship Awards

The fall soccer season began on Sept. 23 and everyone did a good job and should be recognized for the sportsmanship awards presented by the Bay Area Sportsman’s Association, Boys & Girls Club officials said.

All games were played on the soccer fields at North Bay School in Hauser. The coaches were well organized, spectators were positive and supportive and the teams played hard and had a good time, officials said.

Officials awards went to Liam Trapold and John Burgmeier for hustle and Isaac Reyna and Orlando Chaney for hustle.

The Boys & Girls Club extended thanks to all the coaches, parents, players and officials for a wonderful first day, with special thanks to Kevin Dubisar, team sponsors Bay Area Soccer Club, Oregon Overseas Timber, Bay Optical, Lil’ Stinker Portable Restrooms, Jake’s Body & Paint, North Bend Lanes, Les Schwab Coos Bay and Reedsport, Umana’s Gardening, Bay Cities, BASA, Tarheel Aluminum & Fabrication, Great Western Corp., New Lake Livestock, Langlois Market, Pacific Properties, Oregon Coast Podiatry LLC, DB Western, Cape Blanco Soccer Club, others whose names were missed and the North Bend School District for use of the fields.