Coquille’s Morgan Baird and Bandon’s Traylyn Arana both were named first-team all-state in Class 2A in a voting of the state’s basketball coaches.

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BANDON — For the first time since Bandon Dunes opened in 1999, the resort is closed to guests starting today and continuing through at least April 6.

No rakes in the bunkers. Cups turned upside down and flagsticks left in the holes. Buddies giving their friends those testy 3-footers.

COOS BAY — After a successful two seasons in the Southwestern Oregon Community College swim program, swimmer James Camp is headed to the next level. Camp, a native of Brisbane, Australia, will be swimming at the NAIA school Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

COOS BAY — The conclusion of the Southwestern Oregon Community College swim season has head coach Sandra Bullock eagerly anticipating the future for the Lakers.

While the impacts of the coronavirus are being felt throughout Oregon and the United States, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, one of the South Coast’s biggest employers, remains open for business.

Leading the way, as she had all season, was Meghan Holloman. Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Holloman brought in postseason basketball awards as she was named to the Southern Region all-defensive team in addition to earning a spot on the NWAC’s Winter Sports Academic Excellence list.

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There had been rumors, there had been whispers but Travis Wittlake really knew that the NCAA Wrestling Tournament was in jeopardy when his coach did the unthinkable.

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The decision by every major conference to cancel the spring sports season in the wake of the COVID-19 virus epidemic has impacted a bunch of track athletes from the South Coast across all levels of college competition.

The Oregon School Activities Association has extended the suspension of all spring sports through April 28, in keeping with the school closure mandated by Governor Kate Brown, but kept alive the possibility of state championships in the various spring sports.

With the Southwestern Oregon Community College men wrestling at the NJCAA Wrestling Championships earlier this month the tournament consisted of ups, downs and some All-Americans.

It was a gathering of under 250 people. Proceeding cautiously during a global pandemic, the annual Run of Two Cities, which started and finished at Mingus Park, took place on Saturday morning. The race included nearly 50 runners in either the 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer or kids run.

Friday morning the Oregon School Activities Association announced that all sports practices and games have been suspended across the state until March 31. The news followed Thursday’s news from Governor Kate Brown that schools across the state would be closed due to the public health threat of coronavirus.

WILSONVILLE — The Class 6A, 5A and 4A state tournaments this week will be contested without fans starting today, the Oregon School Activities Association announced Wednesday night.

The South Coast Running Club’s oldest event, and one that covers a favorite training route of the legendary Steve Prefontaine, will be held Saturday.

The Southwestern Oregon Community College softball team split its NWAC South Region-opening doubleheader against Lower Columbia on Thursday, one day before NWAC suspended all sports for a month.

The Southwestern Oregon Community College softball team dominated six games on a successful weekend trip north, improving to 11-3 on the season. On Friday, the Lakers crushed host Blue Mountain.

The Southwestern Oregon Community College swim team went on a school record-breaking spree at the national championships while claiming one individual title, a variety of runner-up finishes and top-four finishes in the team races for both the men and women.

Bandon’s fantastic girls basketball season ended with the Tigers clutching the third-place trophy at the Class 2A state tournament on Saturday.

For the fifth straight year, the Coquille girls basketball team earned a trophy at a state basketball tournament.

Salem Academy’s nine-point lead had disappeared. De La Salle North Catholic used the fourth quarter to chip away at the deficit and with 45 seconds left in Saturday’s fourth place game at Marshfield High School, everything was tied at 43-43.

Salem Academy’s nine-point lead had disappeared.

De La Salle North Catholic used the fourth quarter to chip away at the deficit and with 45 seconds left in Saturday’s fourth place boys game at Marshfield High School, everything was tied at 43-43.

John Fitzhenry is good at lacrosse. Like, really good. But it was Oregon Episcopal’s two-time lacrosse All-American being called upon on the hardwood on Saturday night at the Class 3A boys basketball championship game to help the No. 9 Aardvarks secure a 35-33 victory over Cascade Christian.

There was no time for Vale’s Emersyn Johnson to get nervous. With 23 seconds left in the game and the Vikings trailing Willamina 33-31, Johnson got a pass from Mattie Siddoway and hit a baseline jumper to tie the game.

During his halftime talk in the Class 3A third-place game Saturday at Marshfield High School, Burns girls coach Brandon McMullen went through several key points. Among them were keeping track of Brookings-Harbor’s Sidney Alexander and spreading around the offense.

After a heartbreaking semifinal loss to Oregon Episcopal at the Class 3A state tournament on Friday, the Creswell boys basketball team had a heart-to-heart talk.

A year ago, imagining Oregon Episcopal in the Class 3A boys basketball final was quite a stretch.

Yet here the Aardvarks are, after a roller-coaster game that saw them trail by 11, lead by 15 and trail again before eventually beating Creswell 64-50 in the boys semifinals at Marshfield High School on Friday night.

PENDLETON — Bandon’s stellar win streak came to an end in the semifinals of the Class 2A girls state tournament on Friday, when top-ranked Kennedy beat the Tigers 51-33.

The De La Salle North Catholic boys basketball team didn’t take losing in the quarterfinals to league rival Oregon Episcopal well. It wasn’t just that they were denied a shot at a third straight state title. It’s that they didn’t play De La Salle basketball.

With 5 minutes left in the first half, Pleasant Hill took a 20-18 lead over Vale. But from that point forward, the back-and-forth game turned one-sided in favor of the Vikings.

Bandon’s girls continued their magical season by advancing to the semifinals at the Class 2A state tournament in Pendleton with a 43-34 win over Gervais on Thursday.

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