NORTH BEND — As the national high school bowling championship nears, the North Bend bowling team is getting nervous about its preparation — or more specifically it’s lack of preparation.

COOS BAY — Knee-high grass, scattered bushes and rocks throughout: the perfect makings of a soccer field.

COOS BAY — The annual Prefontaine Memorial Run became the latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic this week, when the long-running tribute to Marshfield great Steve Prefontaine was canceled for this year.

COQUILLE — Ean Smith was an all-star fullback and linebacker on a Coquille football team that won three straight league titles, but his dream for college always revolved around basketball.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has started opening parks on the South Coast, though many are open only with limited services and camping remains closed through at least June 8.

NORTH BEND — Though it hasn’t been able to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Bend High School boys bowling team is still on track to compete in the national high school tournament in Ohio.

Bro Puckett had a hole-in-one and partnered with Brett McGilvery to tie for low-net honors during the Saturday Skins competition at Bandon Crossings last weekend.

BANDON — Bandon Dunes Golf Resort reopened with new safety measures in place on Monday, adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic while sharing the joy of golfers able to return to the renowned destination.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort reopened this week, but it wasn’t back to normal because so much is new as the resort, like other businesses across the country, adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic.

COOS BAY — Marshfield High School has a new wrestling coach with ties to the school’s past success in the sport and a pedigree that includes leading Reedsport to this year’s Class 2A-1A state title.

The North Bend band and Reedsport baseball teams both had aspirations of winning state titles this spring before in-school learning was stopped for the rest of the year and the Oregon School Activities Association canceled all spring championships.


BANDON — In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Southern Coos Health Foundation Board of Directors has decided to postpone its largest fundraiser for the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, the Golf for Health Classic.

COQUILLE —Just as McKenna Wilson was getting really excited about her future in track and field, her sophomore track season at Umpqua Community College ended almost before it began, like all other college sports around the country.

COOS BAY — Adam Inouye was off to a phenomenal start in this sophomore season for Southwestern Oregon Community College’s baseball team this spring when the coronavirus pandemic ended the season prematurely.

Coquille High School joined in the #BeTheLightOR campaign Monday, turning on its stadium lights in honor of this year’s senior class and other students who have not been allowed to finish the school year in the building.

South Coast schools again turned on their stadium lights on Friday night as they took part in the quickly growing #BeTheLightOR campaign to honor seniors who weren't able to return to the classrooms this spring amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Bandon Crossings has enjoyed large turnouts the past two weeks for its Casual Fridays and Wacky Wednesdays games.

North Bend and Marshfield didn’t have any players selected to the all-state teams for basketball, but their leagues brought in some of the highest honors for Class 5A and Class 4A in voting of the state’s coaches.

This is the second week of the lights being turned on at high school stadiums throughout Oregon in honor of the seniors and other students who aren’t able to attend classes in their school buildings.

BANDON — After one of the most successful seasons in the history of the Bandon girls’ basketball program, the Tigers are sending two players to play basketball at the college ranks. Recently, senior Tralyn Arana committed to play at Chemeketa Community College in Salem while Ashley Strain is…

Marshfield and North Bend high schools will join others around the state in turning on their stadium lights Friday night as a way to honor their students at a time when they aren’t able to attend school on campus.

The spring sports season officially ended before it ever had a chance to begin Wednesday when Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced that schools would remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year.

COOS BAY — In mid-February the Marshfield dance team, the Upbeats, had a competition that seemed to put the team right on track. But instead of building off the momentum it was the last time the team would compete this season.

SOUTH COAST — Schools are closed and the high school sports season is, as of now, suspended until at least April 28. But while high school campuses appear to be empty the athletic fields are still being maintained.

REEDSPORT — Dick Dorn is settling in as the new head professional at Forest Hills Country Club in Reedsport. Now he’s just waiting for when he can start his favorite part of the job.

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