NORTH BEND — The baseball players from Marshfield and North Bend haven’t seen anybody in the other dugout except their traditional rivals this fall, and they are fine with that.

In the eyes of Brent Hutton, the opportunity for Bandon’s runners to join Marshfield, North Bend and Powers for weekly track meets in the Bay Area this month is a reward of sorts.

Marshfield and North Bend are halfway through the first of two fall seasons, their volleyball, softball, baseball and track teams competing against each other each week.

The first round of the Marshfield-North Bend fall sports series comes to an end this week, with the schools turning their focus to a new batch of sports for November and December.

NORTH BEND — The goal of the current sports seasons for North Bend and Marshfield is to give the student-athletes an opportunity to play.

COOS BAY — Announcer Andrew Brainard’s voice boomed through Pete Susick Stadium at Marshfield High School on Wednesday night. North Bend’s cheerleaders performed routines on the track. And the stadium lights shined down on the action on the turf field.

COOS BAY — It wasn’t anything like a normal year, but a number of South Coast runners and walkers kept up the tradition of the Prefontaine Memorial Run on Saturday.

COOS BAY — Participants in Saturday’s unofficial COVID-Style Prefontaine Memorial Run are asked to follow sidewalks along the entire route, since it will be open to traffic.

Athletes at Marshfield and North Bend high schools will be able to practice and have competitions against each other in several sports this fall after the school boards for both schools approved.

COOS BAY — Griff Smith made it 10-for-10 in main events this year in the Junior Stingers division at Coos Bay Speedway when the 13-year-old Bandon racer won the race Saturday night.

The Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon has canceled the annual Pre Run for Kids and other Kids Day Activities scheduled for Sunday Dec. 20 in downtown Coos Bay.

COOS BAY — Preston Luckman is busy as can be, excelling in two very different sports while working for his dad, caddying at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and preparing for another year of college.

BANDON — Several golfers have had aces at Bandon Crossings in the past few weeks, on several different holes at the course.

BANDON — Max Kirkendall had the best shot and the Umpqua Bank team had the best score, but the big winners in the annual Chuck McKay Memorial Golf Scramble might turn out to be families up and down the Oregon Coast who receive food baskets funded by the tournament during the upcoming holiday…

COOS BAY — For Griff Smith it was business as usual Saturday. For Brody Montgomery, it was finally a first victory of 2020. And for Coos Bay Speedway, it was another busy night at the races even as other tracks in the state have started racing again.

Three past champions are among the eight golfers who qualified for the Crossings Cup match play tournament at Bandon Crossings golf course at the end of the regular season.

Preston Luckman of Coos Bay picked up a win during a midweek event at Coos Bay Speedway on Monday and Jeff Thurman of Coquille also was a winner.

BANDON — Tyler Strafaci was the official winner of the 120th U.S. Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort on Sunday, but the resort also was a winner of sorts in the success of the tournament that was made all the more challenging this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BANDON — In a day filled with outstanding shot-making, Tyler Strafaci won the 120th U.S. Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort with one final memorable ball strike.

BANDON — KC Gonzales has been a caddie at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort since 2004, so he’s intimately familiar with the courses at the renowned golf destination.

BANDON — The 120th U.S. Amateur is down to eight golfers after a long day Thursday when those eight players won two matches each to advance to Friday’s quarterfinals at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

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