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Well, she did it! Ali Worthen earned 40.5 points at the conference meet, leading Seattle Pacific to another team title and becoming the all-time leading scorer in Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor Track and Field history.

• 10 points in the long jump (18-9.25 PR)
• 10 points in the high hurdles (8.85 PR)
• 8 points in the high jump (5-7.25)
• 6 points in the 200 (25.41 PR)
• 4 points in the triple jump (37-7.25 PR)
• 2.5 points in the 4x400 relay (3:53.9)

Way to GO, Ali! Congratulations to you and your parents.

Thanks for the Information Mac


Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area has announced its scholarship winners for the year 2010-11. The awards were given on June 17th at the Zonta Club meeting at the Red Lion in Coos Bay. An unprecedented $11,750 was awarded this year! The Scholarship Committee had an amazing number of qualified applicants to choose from. It was a difficult decision but we narrowed it down to these fabulous young women.


The City of North Bend and the July Jubilee Committee are pleased to announce the four Princesses will reign over the 2011 North Bend July Jubilee, on July 15th & 16th , when the City celebrates its 108th year of incorporation.

For the Win: Ducks Soar Past Terps for NCATA Title
Release: 04/09/2011



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EUGENE – Consider it even.

Weeks after preseason No. 1 Maryland rallied past the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team to end to its undefeated regular season, the Ducks returned the favor by jumping out to an early lead that was never relinquished in a 283.481-283.352 win at the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association Team Championships at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday.

In a fitting championship matchup, the top-two teams in the preseason poll and the tournament bracket did not disappoint the crowd of 1,021. Each squad showcased its own individual strengths at various points of the meet in what turned out to be a fight to the finish.

The Ducks jumped out to an early lead in a competitive compulsories round. Oregon won both the stunt (9.78-9.61) and tumbling (9.87-9.69). The teams tied in both the pyramid (9.80) and basket toss (9.65) heats to grab a 39.10-38.75 lead after the opening event.

UO took two of three stunt heats, the five-element (9.70-9.65) and seven-element (9.69-9.54), but UMD posted a decisive win in the six-element heat, 9.59-9.33. The second-heat score allowed the Terrapins to creep slightly closer with a final event score of 28.78-28.72.

Oregon’s national champion pyramid lineup executed its strongest routine in any dual with a 29.65. An early bobble in Maryland’s routine dropped the Terps’ score to 28.60, which gave the Ducks a 97.470-96.130 lead at halftime.

The Ducks stormed out of the break and swept all three heats of the basket toss. Oregon’s heat scores of 9.50, 9.65 and 9.45 outdid Maryland’s totals of 9.35, 9.32 and 9.20 and equaled a 28.60-27.87 event win for UO.

Maryland gained ground early in tumbling, outscoring Oregon 8.72-8.35 in the duo pass and 8.65-8.53 in the trio pass to eat into the deficit. Oregon’s edged out Maryland in the final group pass, the quad pass, 8.26-8.17 to expand the lead heading into the three solo passes.

The Ducks claimed two of the three solo passes with Kelsey Rowell besting individual champion Season Daugherty, 8.60-8.35, in the ariel pass and individual champion Natasha Katzaroff winning the open pass, 9.55-9.15. The Terrapins did post a decisive, 9.50-8.60, win in the six-element pass and took the event 52.54-51.89.

The Terps’ win in tumbling trimmed the Ducks’ lead to 1.42 points heading into the team routine. Oregon opened up with a clean routine and scored a 105.521, four-tenths higher than their score against Baylor the night before and the fifth-straight meet the Ducks scored above a 105 in the final event.

Maryland put together an impressive display of its own, outscoring Oregon with a 106.812. Still, the Ducks’ early lead held strong by .129 points to give Oregon the inaugural team title.

Earlier in the day, the Ducks and Terrapins each put forth strong performances at the NCATA Individual Event Championships. Oregon and Maryland took 10 of the 13 individual national titles, with UO once again leading the way with six. Oregon claimed titles in the six and seven-element stunt heats, the pyramid, the last two heats of the basket toss and the open tumbling pass.

Oregon finishes the year with an 8-1 record with the championship win over the preseason NCATA favorite.

They were Bay Area rivals during their high school careers at North Bend and Marshfield high schools.  Now, they’re on the same team and still jumping.  Former Bulldog Lane Seals and former Pirate Caleb Kruse are now hopping, skipping, and jumping in the Triple Jump for the University of Oregon in Eugene.  Seals is a junior who has a best of 48-5¼, while Kruse is a redshirt freshman who joined the Ducks with a personal best of 47-3½.  Along with the TJ, Kruse has also been reportedly working out with the pole vaulters.

A year after leading Marshfield to a 5A Midwestern League basketball title and being named MVP, Kyle Tedder moved on to Southern Oregon University in Ashland where the Raiders were 14-16 overall.  The freshman started 25 of 27 games for SOU, finished as the team’s second leading scorer (12.0 ppg), was third in assists (45), but second in turnovers (55).  From three-point range, Tedder was 64-of-183 for a .350 percentage.  He was also honored as the Cascade Conference’s Player of the Week for Jan. 3-9.  Nine times he led the Raiders in scoring this season with a high of 33-points against Northwest on Jan. 8th.  Southern Oregon had six seniors on their roster.

Coos Bay - (March 21, 2011) – The Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon will host the 14th annual Bay Area Women’s Luncheon, from noon to 1 pm, on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at the William J. Sweet Memorial Tennis Center. This year’s event is titled “Cinco De Mayo”, and will honor Barbara McKeown with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The annual Luncheon is a fundraiser to honor women who make a difference in the lives of children in our community, and to showcase Boys & Girls Club member’s accomplishments. Lunch will be provided and reservations are required.

Highlighting the program will be a presentation to honor the accomplishments and contributions of Barbara McKeown. Ms. McKeown was one of the founding members of the Club’s Women’s Luncheon committee, and was the first person to receive the “Women Making a Difference” award.

To make reservations, or for more information, please call 267-3635.


Coos Bay, OR, March 21, 2011– Selected among several local outstanding youth, Kyla Feaster will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the Oregon Youth of the Year title and a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation. As the new Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon, 18-year old Kyla is a true example of an extraordinary young woman. She is recognized by the Club for her sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community.

Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. As BGCA’s premier youth recognition program, Youth of the Year recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family, school, community and Boys & Girls Club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles. Youth of the Year encourages Club members to reach their full potential by achieving academic success, leading healthy lifestyles and contributing to their communities. Youth of the Year honorees are shining examples and living proof that great futures start at Boys & Girls Clubs.

One of eleven children who lost her father to cancer, Kyla has had to overcome more than most teenagers. As the oldest still living in her home, she has had to take on some of the responsibilities of caring for her younger siblings. Yet Kyla has excelled at home, in school and in the community. She competes in high school sports, works weekends as a Boys & Girls Club official, volunteers three times a week at the Club, and maintains a 3.6 GPA. After high school, she plans on a attending Oregon State University to earn a degree in Physical Therapy.

If Kyla wins at the state competition, she will compete for the title of Pacific Region Youth of the Year and an additional $10,000 scholarship from Tupperware Brands, the recognition program’s national sponsor. Five regional winners will advance to Washington, D.C., in September 2011, to compete for the title of BGCA’s National Youth of the Year, and the opportunity to meet with the President of the United States in the White House.

The Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon has over 3,000 members, and has been encouraging local youth to BE GREAT for over 28 years. To learn more about this and other Club programs, please call the Club office, 267-3635 or visit 

AUSTIN, Texas—Boise State women’s swimming and diving wrapped up first-day action at the 2011 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships competing in the 50-yard freestyle. Juniors Amber Boucher and Stephanie North pushed through any first-time nerves to deliver fast times.

“The first morning can be nerve-racking, especially in the 50 free which is so detailed,” said head coach Kristin Hill. “But both Stephanie and Amber prepared themselves well to race.”

North officially became the first Bronco to compete at the NCAA Championships, swimming in heat three of the 50-yard freestyle. North swam a career-best 22.67 to finish second in the heat. Boucher followed in heat six with a 22.48 to finish seventh.

Boucher placed 26th in the event to lead the Broncos, North was close behind in 32nd.

“Both of them look great and there are many good signs for fast swims to come tomorrow and Saturday for both Amber and Stephanie,” Hill said. “They are making Boise State very proud.”

Both Bronco swimmers will return to the pool Friday, in different events. Boucher will swim her best event, the 100-yard butterfly. North will follow immediately in the 200-yard freestyle.

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