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COOS BAY — The Marshfield and North Bend swim teams held their annual dual meet Tuesday at Mingus Park Pool, but it wasn’t nearly so much a competition as it was a celebration of their chance to have a joint season and the four seniors on each team.
The Bay Area has grown accustomed to hosting a state basketball tournament each year. In the pandemic-altered 2021 sports calendar, Marshfield and North Bend will be hosting two, albeit not in the regular format with eight boys and girls teams per classification.
COOS BAY — The Pirate Palace wasn’t as full as it usually is for games between Marshfield and rival North Bend, but the home students were into the game vocally from the start as the Pirates topped the Bulldogs 72-53 Monday night.
COOS BAY — Many basketball coaches will say that practice time is invaluable, especially after the games start. In this extra-short season, compact with multiple games every week, practice time also is hard to come by.
BANDON — The Bandon girls basketball team keeps rolling along, with a 48-20 win over visiting Coquille on Saturday morning the Tigers’ third in three days and eighth straight to start the season.
Coquille’s Gunner Yates and Bandon’s Wyatt Dyer earned top honors for the Class 2A District 4 football season, in voting by the district’s coaches.
BANDON — The Bandon girls basketball team is coming off a third-place finish in the Class 2A state tournament, albeit with only two players back who had extensive minutes during the tournament run and with three freshmen getting major time this year.
COOS BAY — Marshfield and North Bend have spent the young swimming season training together in the same pool, with practice times based on when the kids were in school rather than which school they attend.
BANDON — The Bandon boys basketball team is loaded with experience and riding the momentum from a successful playoff run during the 2019-20 season. North Bend has just one returning player with extensive varsity experience.
The Coquille boys basketball team picked up right where it left off after its first trip to the state tournament in nearly 20 years last season, beating visiting Waldport 56-44 in the season and Sunset Conference opener Thursday.
FLORENCE — Trenton Summers continued Marshfield’s tradition in the pole vault by winning the boys title in the Class 4A state meet at Florence, while Roxy Day nearly duplicated the feat the next day for the girls, finishing second.
WILSONVILLE — North Bend had a trio of third-place finishers and a number of others make the podium in the Class 5A Invitational at Wilsonville on Friday and Saturday.
COOS BAY — Sutherlin has one of the top girls basketball teams in Class 3A — the Bulldogs were runners-up in last year’s state tournament at Marshfield High School.
COOS BAY — Marshfield’s boys basketball team beat visiting Sutherlin 51-46 last Thursday night in the coaching debut of Casey McCCord, but he was quick to keep things in perspective while being congratulated for his first win.
NORTH BEND — North Bend’s Brylee Anderson and Bandon’s Colton Siewell put on a classic pitching duel Monday May 17 as both teams got a chance for another game in the final week of the season.
NORTH BEND — After Marshfield’s softball team fell to Marist Catholic in the Sky-Em League finale on Friday May 14, senior Cedar Ward was left with an unsettled feeling of disappointment.
The Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon track and field teams held their final meet of the season at Marshfield High School on Saturday, May 15.
NORTH BEND — Basketball season opened on the first day possible for the North Bend girls basketball team, when the Bulldogs hosted Powers on Monday, the first day allowable for contests in the traditional winter sports.
FLORENCE — Marshfield’s girls won the Sky-Em League district track title Saturday at Siuslaw High School as the Pirates advanced a number of athletes to this week’s Class 4A state meet, which also will be at Siuslaw.
COOS BAY — Marshfield’s baseball team entered Friday’s doubleheader with visiting Marist Catholic knowing it needed to sweep the Sky-Em League champion Spartans to have a shot at the Class 4A Showcase.
Bandon’s track and field teams swept the team titles in the Class 2A District 4 championships and qualified a bunch of athletes for the upcoming Class 2A state meet in Eastern Oregon.
SWOCC’s wrestling team spent most of the season only able to work on conditioning. The Lakers ended it with an All-American and a fifteenth-place team finish in the NJCAA national tournament.