BANDON — Many of the best golfers the world doesn’t yet necessarily know about yet are on the South Coast this week for the 120th U.S. Amateur Championship.

SOUTH COAST — The good news is that students who participate in the traditional fall sports of football, volleyball, cross country and soccer will get to have a season this coming school year. The bad news is they have to wait until next winter for that season to begin.

BANDON — Rich Stefiuk has moved atop the season-long Crossings Cup standings at Bandon Crossings Golf Course with only a few weeks to go before the match play tournament that will determine this year’s champion.

COOS BAY — Braden Fugate of Bandon got his first win of the season in the competitive America’s Mattress Super Late Models division at Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday night, beating fellow Bandon racer Brody Montgomery in the main event.

BANDON — South Coast residents won't have a chance to watch the 120th U.S. Amateur golf championship in person next month, but they have had a chance to see the winner's trophy in the Bandon area. 

NORTH BEND — The ongoing coronavirus pandemic kept the North Bend bowling team from being able to compete in the national tournament, but the team is reaching out to thank all the people who made the potential for the trip possible.

COOS BAY — Coos Bay Speedway had another busy Saturday night, with nearly 75 cars entered among the six regular racing divisions on the dirt oval. Officials are hoping for another big turnout Wednesday in one of the speedway’s midweek events.

COOS BAY — Kathe McNutt thought she was going to be able to open Mingus Park’s pool when Oregon went into its Phase 1 reopening. She had to wait a little longer, until Phase 2, but the pool has been busy as can be ever since.

The Oregon School Activities Association remains committed to a fall sports season, if it’s safe to do so, though the first games have been pushed back for most sports and there is no timeline for when football could start.

The team from Bandon Crossings built a 24.5-14.5 lead over Salmon Run Golf Course on the first day of a two-part visitational tournament against the squad from the course near Brookings.

COOS BAY — Normally in the spring and fall, Coos County Youth Sports would have hundreds of kids playing soccer on up to 40 teams in the Bay Area. This year has not been like most.

Tom Gant impressively shot his age with his net score two rounds in a row, and the second time also won the weekly Casual Fridays competition at Bandon Crossings Golf Course.

Scotty Kennon had his best finish of the season in the American Junior Golf Association with a third-place finish at the Wincraft/McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends last week.

Coos Bay Speedway had to cancel its show scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, after the 360 Winged Sprint Cars canceled Speedweek due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next spring is going to be an extra busy sports season for Southwestern Oregon Community College and the rest of the NWAC schools since the conference delayed all fall sports except cross country and golf in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Bandon youth Griff Smith extended his win streak at Coos Bay Speedway by taking the Junior Stingers main event during racing on July 1 at the speedway.

Two South Coast golfers — one the most accomplished local player in recent memory and the other a rising talent — won Oregon Golf Association championships last week.

The Oregon School Activities Association Executive Board met this week to discuss the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic and made one clear decision: The use of football protective equipment this summer will not be allowed.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has been featured regularly in best course lists by various national golf publications, but two of the courses recevied a different honor recently, listed by Golf Digest among the 20 most beautiful courses in the United States.

COOS BAY — Out of town drivers nearly won every main event over two busy days of racing on the oval dirt track at Coos Bay Speedway over the weekend.

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