JC News by Matt Jarvis

Sunrise/Sunset, Coos Bay, OR
Coos Bay, OR, Monday, April 15, 2024 – Sunrise: 6:33 a.m., & Sunset: 8 p.m., offering 13-hours and 27-minutes of daylight.

Tides, Coos Bay, OR Estuary
Tides for the Coos Bay, OR Estuary for Monday, April 15, 2024 – Low tide: 12:57 a.m., 3.44 ft.; High tide: 6:49 a.m., 6.44 ft.; Low tide: 2:11 p.m., 0.43 ft.; High tide: 9:24 p.m., 5.35 ft.

Coos Co. Board of Commissioners
The Coos County Board of Commissioners has scheduled or will attend the following meetings during the period of April 15, 2024 through April 19, 2024: Tuesday, April 16: 8:30 AM Regular Board Meeting- hybrid meeting. Executive Session begins at 8:30 AM, with the public portion set to begin at 9:30 AM. This meeting will be held in person & virtually; to attend virtually, use the following link: https://meet.goto.com/623852965; Wednesday, April 17: 1:30 PM Hearing- ACU-23-074 Winter Lakes.

NB Planning Commission
The City of North Bend Planning Commission will meet on Monday, April 15, 2024, 7 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 835 California Ave., North Bend.

Talk of the Town at NBPL
WHAT: The North Bend Public Library, in partnership with the City of North Bend, is excited to announce our Library’s open house, “Talk of the Town.” We would like to invite all patrons to please join us as Library staff showcase the many services provided by the Library to the North Bend community. During our open house, we have several fun activities planned, a drawing for a prize, and light refreshments. WHEN: Talk of the Town is on Monday, April 15 at 5:00 PM. WHERE: The North Bend Public Library. WHO: This event is for all ages. CONTACT: For more information, visit www.northbendlibrary.org or call (541) 756-0400.

Smokey The Bear Reading Challenge at NBPL
WHAT: The North Bend Public Library is celebrating Smokey Bear’s 80th Birthday with an activity and reading challenge! Join us as we learn about wildfire prevention and the environment. Read books, take action, and win prizes! To participate, sign up on Beanstack at northbend.beanstack.org or pick up an activity challenge card at the Library. Participants that log one book in Beanstack and complete at least four challenges will receive a prize. WHEN: The Challenge begins on April 15 and runs through May 17. WHERE: Sign up at northbend.beanstack.org or pick up an activity challenge card at the Library. WHO: This program is for all ages. CONTACT: For more information, visit www.northbendlibrary.org or call (541) 756-0400.

Regional Forest Practice Committee
OR Dept. Forestry – SALEM, Ore. – The Regional Forest Practice Committee for northwest Oregon will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 15 in the Tillamook Room, Building C, at the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Salem headquarters, 2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310. To join virtually, please use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda. To provide public comment, please email forestresources.committees@odf.oregon.gov. The committee’s agenda includes: ODF updates and member training requirements; Updates and informing post-disturbance harvest rulemaking; HCP update; FERNS update; Stream model update; Planning and priority for guidance development; Forest Practice Technical Guidance comment review. The public may attend in-person or online via Zoom. Public comments will be accepted. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 72 hours before the meeting by emailing forestresources.committees@odf.oregon.gov. Regional Forest Practices Committees are panels of citizens – mandated under Oregon law – that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. In 1971, the legislature enacted Oregon’s Forest Practices Act which includes three Regional Forest Practices Committees, serving the Eastern, Northwest, and Southwest regions of the state. Under Oregon law, a majority of the committees’ members must be private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies. Oregon’s forests are among the state’s most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic, and social benefits. View more information on the RFPC webpage.

Southwestern hosts Financial Aid Workshop – April 15, 2024
SWOCC release – COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College will be hosting a financial aid workshop on the Coos Campus (1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay) on Monday, April 15, 2024. This event is free and open to all. It will take place on the third floor of Tioga Hall in the Tutoring Center from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The first 40 people to arrive will receive a $10 Gas/Grocery card. CURRY COUNTY RESIDENTS: Join us via zoom from the Curry Campus, Room 232 (906082 Lone Ranch Parkway, Brookings). The first 10 people to arrive will receive a $10 Gas/Grocery card. Financial aid advisors will be available to assist people with submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the first step in securing funding to pay for the costs associated with going to college. Applying for federal and state aid can be time consuming and difficult. The Financial Aid staff at Southwestern would like to provide current students, prospective students, and the community assistance with navigating this process. The workshop offers hands-on assistance from trained professionals who will be available to help you navigate the FAFSA from beginning to end. Our staff will also be able to access any successfully submitted FAFSAs that we have received to review them for errors and assist you with making corrections to the form. It is important to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible as Southwestern has a Priority Deadline of August 1, 2024 for the submission of all additional required paperwork. For more information contact Stevie Jennings, Director of Financial Aid at Southwestern via email at stevie.jennings@socc.edu or by calling 541-888-1615. General information regarding financial aid can be found on our website.

National Work Zone Awareness Week begins April 15
PORTLAND and VANCOUVER — After work zone fatalities in Washington state doubled in 2023 from the previous year, state agencies from both sides of the Columbia River are coming together to revitalize their focus on driver safety in and around work zones. The Oregon Department of Transportation and the Washington State Department of Transportation gathered state leaders, law enforcement officials and workers struck by drivers in work zones to ask the public to drive more carefully and attentively. A work zone is typically characterized as an area where road crews are present and active. Road signs alert drivers that they are approaching an active work zone. Along with state employees, roadside workers also include local city or county road crews, tow truck drivers, contractors, emergency responders, and law enforcement officers. All roadside workers are spouses, partners, parents, children, siblings or friends to someone – and they all deserve to get home safely at the end of their shift. It is not just road crews at risk in work zones: Nearly 95% of people injured in work zone crashes are drivers, their passengers or nearby pedestrians. It is in everyone’s interest to pay attention and drive safely in work zones. Causes of crashes in the work zone are often attributed to following too closely, excessive speed, and inattentive or distracted driving. All are preventable. Oregon work zone crash data – Reported work zone incidents on state highways in 2022: 358 crashes in a work zone. 226 non-fatal injury crashes in work zones. 34 serious injury crashes in work zones. 7 fatalities from crashes in work zones. Reported work zone incidents on state highways in 2021: 314 crashes in a work zone. 173 non-fatal injury crashes in work zones. 15 serious injury crashes in work zones. 4 fatalities from crashes in work zones.

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce urges your support of the Public Safety Levy for Coos County!
BACC release – The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce with its 500-member strong community of businesspeople and community members supports the Coos County Public Safety Levy that will be on the ballot in May. It’s no secret that Coos County has a problem with crime, and our accountability system is underfunded. The Coos County Jail is currently not operating at full capacity with only 1/3rd of the jail beds available. Additionally, the DA’s Office is understaffed by two deputy district attorney positions leading to a backlog of over 1,400 cases that are still awaiting trial. If they do not hire at least two new deputy district attorneys, this backlog is predicted to get worse, not better, further limiting the ability of the public safety sector of Coos County to work effectively. Public safety is a concern for us all, it is not just the business community that is affected by crime and threats to our public safety, but our citizens as well. We all need to stand up for our community and face the challenges our county is having in being able to provide a safe place to live and work in Coos County. In Coos County we are currently paying the 2nd LOWEST amount in taxes per $1,000 assessed property value in the entire state. The State Average tax rate for homeowners in counties is currently at $3.51 per $1,000. Currently, only $1.08 per $1,000 goes into Coos County’s ENTIRE Budget. The County is proposing a five-year operating local option levy of $.98 per $1,000 of assessed value beginning in fiscal year 2024-2025. For example, a home worth $200,000 would pay $16.33 a month. 100% of the levy dollars will be dedicated to the jail and DA’s office to prosecute criminals and put them in jail for their crimes. If Coos County doesn’t pass this levy there will be many negative effects on our county and local businesses that detract from economic growth within our county. Join the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce in supporting Coos County’s Public Safety Levy by voting YES on Ballot Measure 6-213.

Oregon State hosts NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang, breaks ground on $213 million research building
By Sean Nealon, OSU release – CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University hosted a forum focused on artificial intelligence that included a talk by NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jensen Huang and held a groundbreaking for a new research building that will be named after Huang and his wife, Lori, both Oregon State alumni. Jen-Hsun Huang and Lori Mills Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex. The 150,000-square-foot, $213 million complex will increase Oregon State’s support for the semiconductor and technology industry in Oregon and beyond when it opens in 2026. Once completed, the complex will house an NVIDIA-powered AI supercomputer that will be among the fastest systems in academia. The complex will bring together faculty and students to solve critical challenges facing the world in areas such as climate science, clean energy and water resources. In October 2022, at the public launch of the OSU Foundation-led $1.75 billion Believe it fundraising and engagement campaign, the university announced $100 million in philanthropy for the Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex, including a $50 million gift from the Huangs. At the groundbreaking on Friday, the Foundation announced that the $100 million includes a $50 million gift from the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, longtime partners of Oregon State.

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake shook the southern end of the two fault lines that run parallel with the Oregon Coast, Friday, April 12. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located west of Petrolia, CA near Cape Mendocino in Northern California. On Monday, April 15, a 3.1-magnitude quake was recorded in the same area, west of Petrolia, CA.

Mingus Park Pool Boiler
The outdoor public pool at Mingus Park in Coos Bay is expected to reopen in time for Summer Fun. That’s after a quick fundraising effort to replace an aged boiler successfully raised over $80,000 easily covering the $75,000 replacement cost. According to a release from Coos Bay Mayor Joe Benetti, 26 individuals, and three businesses contributed to the fund to help make the project move forward.

Shooting in Coos Bay
CBPD release – A North Bend male was shot after he broke into a Coos Bay home armed with a golf club. On April 12, 2024, at approximately 00:55 a.m., the North Coos 9-1-1 Center received a call from a resident in the 700 block of Johnson Avenue in Coos Bay. The resident requested help from police and medical personnel for a man who had been shot after breaking into their home. Officers from the Coos Bay Police Department (CBPD) arrived, took custody of the suspect, and aided with medical care until medics arrived. David Holmes, 28, of North Bend, was shot by a resident of the home after he broke in with a golf club. During the investigation, the residents were cooperative with CBPD officers and provided statements. The residents did not know Mr. Holmes. Mr. Holmes was transported by Bay Cities Ambulance (BCA) to receive further medical attention. The CBPD considers this to be an isolated incident and does not believe there is any continuing threat to the community. The CBPD was aided on scene by the North Bend Police Department (NBPD), the Oregon State Police (OSP), and the Coos Bay Fire Department (CBFD).

Arrested on Drug Charges
CBPD release – A Coos Bay male was arrested, and two CBPD search warrants yielded a significant amount of cash, suspected drugs, and firearms. On April 13, 2024, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the North Coos 9-1-1 Center (NC911) received a call concerning a man that was sitting inside of a parked, running car in the parking lot of the Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon (SWOYA), 3333 Walnut Avenue in Coos Bay. The caller expressed concern about the man’s inability to stay awake and suspected drug use. Prior to the arrival of Coos Bay Police Department (CBPD) officers, the individual fled his vehicle, leaving behind a bottle of suspected drugs. Officers were able to locate and detain the man, who was identified as 36-year-old Matthew Medeiros of Coos Bay. Officers discovered a taser and a significant amount of cash with Mr. Medeiros, prompting CBPD officers to apply for and carry out a search warrant on his car. The search warrant uncovered suspected methamphetamine, heroin, and four firearms, one of which was stolen. Following the search warrant on the car, officers obtained and executed a search warrant at Mr. Medeiros’ home in the 1000 block of Maryland Avenue in Coos Bay. The search warrant resulted in twenty-one firearms, a significant quantity of cash, drugs (suspected fentanyl powder, methamphetamine, and heroin), and suspected and confirmed stolen property. Mr. Medeiros was transported and booked into the Coos County Jail on the following charges: • Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine; • Unlawful Possession of Heroin; • Unlawful Possession of Fentanyl.

Warrant Arrest, Lakeside
CCSO release – Date / Time: April 12th, 2024 at 2:49 p.m.; Case Number(s): 2024-00008590; Classification: Warrant arrest; Location: Lakeside McKay’s; Suspect(s): David J. Kehl (60); Male arrested at Lakeside McKay’s by Dunes Deputy Patrolling ATV route on quad. On April 12th, 2024, at 2:49 p.m., the Coos County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a report of a man who had previously trespassed from McKay’s in Lakeside, located at 100 N. 8th Street in Lakeside, back on the property. Dunes Deputy M.R. Smith diverted from his duties in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA) to patrol the Lakeside ATV route and attempt to locate the suspect David J. Kehl (60). Deputy M.R. Smith located David at the Lakeside McKay’s. A record check on Mr. Kehl revealed he had a valid outstanding warrant for his arrest. Dispatch confirmed the warrant, and David J. Kehl (60) was placed under arrest. David J. Kehl was transported to the Coos County Jail by Deputy B. Kent, who was operating a patrol vehicle. Mr. Kehl was booked and remains in custody.

Package Theft
According to an entry on the CQPD log for April 11, 1:31 p.m., 800 block No. Henry St., “theft of package.”

Resist Arrest
According to an entry on the NBPD log for April 11, 5:18 a.m., 700 block Virginia Ave., “result of welfare check,” 58-year old Alexander Joseph Stephens charged with Attempted Assault on a Peace Officer & Resisting Arrest, “arrested and transported CCJ.”

According to an entry on the NBPD log for April 11, 1:14 p.m., Connecticut & Sheridan, “driving complaint,” 59-year old Kelee Joan Gatliff charged with DUII, Felony Elude, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver, & Reckless Driving, “Gatliff lodged CCJ.”

Violation City Code, CB
According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 11, 7:07 a.m., 1400 block Highland Ave., “violation city code.” At 7:20 am., 4th & Anderson, “violation city code.” At 7:26 a.m., So. Broadway & Ingersoll, “violation city code.” At 8:31 a.m., 700 block So. Cammann, “violation city code.” At 12:15 p.m., So. 1st & Ingersoll, “violation city code.” At 3:33 p.m., Motel 6 & No. 6th St., “violation city code – unlawful vehicle.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 11, 12:22 p.m., Fir & Waite streets, “increased activity, possible camping in wooded area,” 20-year old Jesus Santiago Lepiz arrested on CCSO warrant charging FTA on DUII, Reckless Driving, Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver – Property Damage & Criminal Mischief I. Also, 31-year old Tylor Thomas Camacho-Bravo arrested on two CBPD warrants charging DWS Misdemeanor & FTA on Criminal Citation, “both transported to CCJ.”

Illegal Camping, CB
According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 11, 2:10 p.m., 2nd & Curtis, “illegal camping.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 11, 3:21 p.m., Newmark & LaClair, “subject threatening to hit people with golf club.”

Mail Theft
According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 11, 3:59 p.m., 300 block Alder Ave., “theft of mail.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 11, 5:19 p.m., So. 4th & Bennett, 32-year old Christopher Lee Allen arrested on CCSO warrant charging Contempt of Court, “Allen lodged CCJ.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 11, 6:47 p.m., 1100 block California Ave., NB, “assist, outside agency,” 40-year old Joshua Patrick Murphy charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, “transported to Coos Co. Jail for OSP.”

Violation City Code, NB
According to an entry on the NBPD log for April 12, 11:36 a.m., 1900 block Maple St., “violation city code.”

According to an entry on the NBPD log for April 12, 11:50 a.m., 800 block Vermont Ave., 31-year old Tyler A. Smart charged with Domestic Harassment, “Smart transported CCJ.”

Illegal Camping, CQ
According to an entry on the CQPD log for April 13, 4:31 a.m., 115 No. Birch St., Coquille Community Center, “illegal camping.”

Illegal Camping, NB
According to an entry on the NBPD log for April 13, 4:10 a.m., 1800 Sherman Ave., NBPL, “officer out with subjects,” 43-year old Alicia Dyer & 45-year old William Gale both “Ticket.” At 1:17 p.m., Pittam Loop, “illegal camping.”

Illegal Camping, CB
According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 12, 6:48 a.m., 4th & Anderson, “illegal camping.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 12, 7:42 a.m., 600 block No. Broadway, 33-year old Brandon Alexander Lorenzi arrested on Oregon State Parole Board Warrant charging Parole Violation, “Lorenzi transported CCJ.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 12, 2:18 p.m., 200 block Alder Ave., “cold burglary.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 12, 4:09 p.m., 2200 block No. Bayshore Dr., “warrant service result of theft,” 37-year old Daniel Delmar Farnum charged with Theft I, and 49-year old James Earl Wilson II charged with Theft I, additional warrant CCSO charging Probation Violation on Unlawful Possession of Meth, and CBPD warrant for Probation Violation on Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.

Criminal Trespass
According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 12, 9:04 p.m., 2051 Newmark Ave., Walmart, 29-year old Allysa Marie Wedrick charged with Criminal Trespass II, “Wedrick cited in lieu of custody.”

According to an entry on the NBPD log for April 14, 12:47 a.m., 2600 block 11th St., “dispute,” 35-year old Mindy Mitchell Clemons arrested on Probable Cause, Theft I, “transported CCJ.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 13, 7:11 a.m., 3300 block Broadway, “warrant service,” on 34-year old Raymond Lee Cheser III, arrested on Coos Co. warrant charging FTA on Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle, additional warrant charging Contempt of Court, “Cheser was transported to CCJ.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 13, 8:29 a.m., 800 block Sanford St., “theft from vehicle.” At 9:43 a.m., 3500 block Ocean Blvd., “unlawful entry into MV.” At 10:24 a.m., 2nd & Central, “UEMV,” 30-year old Jaimee Noel Johnson arrested on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Entry to Motor Vehicle, Theft 1st Degree & Probation Violation Detainer. Also, 29-year old Allysa Marie Wedrick charged with Unlawful Entry to Motor Vehicle & Theft 1st Degree, “Johnson & Wedrick were transported to CCJ.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 13, 9:04 a.m., 1300 block Newmark Ave., “warrant service,” 25-year old Alysha Marie Browning arrested on Washington Co. SO warrant charging FTA on Failure to Perform Duties of Driver Hit & Run, “Browning transported CCJ.”

According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 13, 2:45 p.m., Hwy. 101 & Woodstock Rd., “warrant service,”38-year old Benjamin James Macias arrested on CBPD warrant charging Theft 3rd Degree & Coos Co. Warrant charging FTA on Reckless Driving, “Macias was transported to CCJ.”

Narcotics Investigation
According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 13, 3:36 p.m., 3300 Walnut Ave., “narcotics investigation,” 36-year old Matthew Steven Medeiros charged with Unlawful Possession Meth, Unlawful Possession Fentanyl, Unlawful Possession Heroin, Attempted Delivery Meth, Attempted Delivery Heroin, Attempted Deliver Fentanyl, Felon in Possession of Firearm X25, Felon in Possession of Restricted Weapon and Theft I by Receiving, “transported CCJ.”

Disorderly Conduct
According to an entry on the CBPD log for April 13, 6:08 p.m., 2051 Newmark Ave., Walmart, “disorderly conduct,” 44-year old Jerry Allen Loreman charged with Disorderly Conduct II & Criminal Trespass II; and, 58-year old John Thomas McGee Jr. arrested on NBPD warrant charging FTA on DUII & Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, “Loreman transported to CCJ, McGee cited in lieu of custody.”

Cloudy early along the South Oregon Coast, followed by peeks of sunshine and highs in the mid 50s. Winds from North at 10-20 mph. Partly to mostly cloudy tonight with lows in the lower 40s and winds from the North to Northeast at 10-15 mph. Cloudy early on Tuesday with partial sunshine expected late. Highs in the mid 50s and winds from the North at 15-25 mph, higher gusts are possible.



Coquille Twilight Meet
Siuslaw’s boys and Coquille’s girls won the annual Coquille Twilight Meet Friday at Coquille High School. The Vikings (204.83 pts) were led by junior Wesley Nicholls who won both the 200 (23.48) & 400 (52.45). He also ran legs on the Viks winning 4x100R (45.02) & 4x400R (3:35.42), and sophomore Will Johnson who won the Pole Vault (11-6), Long Jump (20-1.5) & Triple Jump (42-8, best in 3A). He also ran a leg on the winning short relay team. The Red Devils (208 pts) relied on the Millet sisters who combined to win four events. Sophomore Ada took the 800 (2:27.8), 300H (49.61, 3rd best 3A), and ran a leg on the winning 4x100R team (53.10). The senior Callie won the Discus (112-9, 2nd best 3A), Pole Vault (10-1) & placed second in the Long Jump (15-2) to teammate Melanie Lambson (17-0). Lambson also won the 100 (13.48), and was part of the winning short relay team. Myrtle Pt. (87) was second in the boys’ race, followed by Brookings Harbor (60.5), Gold Beach fifth (54.33), Pacific seventh (45.5), Coquille eighth (33), & Powers 11th (5). Siuslaw was second in the girls’ race (106), Myrtle Point third (79.5), Brookings-Harbor fourth (59.5), Pacific sixth (30), Gold Beach ninth (17) & Powers tenth (16). Individually for the boys: Senior Mason Detzler, Myrtle Pt. won both the Shot Put (58-11.5, 1A best) & the Discus (157-2, 1A best) for the Bobcats. For the girls, Siuslaw sophomore Danin Lacouture threw a 3A best to win the Shot Put (35-5), while her sister was second with the fifth best 3A mark (34-0). Gold Beach senior Korben Storns threw a 2A best 131-8 placing second in the Discus.

Jim Robinson Twilight Meet, Roseburg
South Coast sprinters put on a show at the Jim Robinson Roseburg Timber Country Coca-Cola, Champion Car Wash Twilight Invitational Track Meet at Roseburg High School Saturday. Twenty-one teams took part in the annual event with Grants Pass sweeping both the boys (116 pts) & girls (118 pts) team titles. Marshfield was second (73) in the boys, while North Bend tied Henley for fifth (50). Bandon (72) was third in the girls’ race, North Bend fourth (48.5), and Marshfield tied for 12th (17) with North Valley. Individually in the boy’s – Marshfield junior Bodey Lutes had a big day winning the 200 (22.21), the 400 (47.83, best in the State) and running legs on both winning relay teams, 4x100R (43.67, 3rd best 4A) & 4x400R (3:24.83, 4A best). North Bend senior Jason Padgett won the 100 (11.11, 2nd best 4A) and was second in the 200 (22.44. 2nd best 4A). He also ran legs on the Bulldogs’ second place 4x100R (44.33) and sixth place 4x400R (3:39.30). Marshfield also swept the two top spots in the Pole Vault with seniors John Parks and Danner Wilson each clearing 14-6 (4A bests). The story on the girl’s side was Bandon super sophomore Marley Petrey. She was second in the 100 (13.10), won the 200 (26.77, 2A best), and won the Long Jump (16-10, best in 2A). The Tigers also got a win out of sophomore Caitlyn Michalek in the Javelin (124-0). Quite a battle in the girl’s discus. Marshfield senior Daphne Scriven was second (121-4, 2nd best 4A) to Lebanon’s Taryn Cornell (124-9, 2nd best 5A). Marshfield hosts a JV Sky-Em meet on Tuesday with North Bend participating.

Prep sb scores
Prep softball scores from Friday, April 12: 3A – Elmira/Mapleton swept two at Siuslaw, 12-6 & 12-1. 2A/1A – Eddyville Charter won at Myrtle Pt./Powers, 15-13. Saturday, April 13: 3A – Umpqua Valley Christian won at Coquille, 10-5. Brookings-Harbor JV beat visiting Gold Beach, 16-1. 2A/1A – Bandon/Pacific beat visiting Waldport, 7-6.

Prep bb scores
Prep baseball scores from Friday, April 12: 3A – Siuslaw swept two from visiting Elmira, 10-9 & 7-6. 2A/1A – Myrtle Pt. beat visiting Eddyville Charter, 11-0 (5). Saturday, April 12: 2A/1A – Reedsport beat visiting Myrtle Pt., 8-7 (9). Bandon/Pacific downed visiting Waldport, 1-0 (8). Gold Beach beat visiting Siletz Valley, 17-7.

SWOCC Sports
Southwestern Oregon’s softball team split an NWAC doubleheader against Southern Conference leader Mt. Hood Saturday at Coos Bay. The third-place Lakers (13-5, 23-8) took the first game 1-0, but Mt. Hood (17-3, 30-3) grabbed the second 5-3. SWOCC next hosts tied for fourth Chemeketa (8-10, 11-17) on Tuesday, April 16, 2 & 4 p.m. Southwestern’s baseball team split a doubleheader at Salem against Chemeketa on Saturday. The Lakers won the opener 6-2, but the Storm won the second game 6-5. Fourth place SWOCC (14-10, 19-17) plays at third-place Lane (12-8, 17-12) on Thursday, April 18, 1 & 4 p.m.

Pac-12 sb
Oregon’s softball team dropped two-out-of-three Pac-12 games at Tucson, AZ, against Arizona. The Wildcats won Friday 7-5, Ducks won Saturday 5-2, but UA won the rubber match Sunday, 3-2. Oregon (10-7, 24-15) has Oregon State for three Pac-12 games beginning Friday, Jane Sanders Stadium, Eugene. Visiting Stanford took two-out-of-three from Oregon State at Corvallis. The Cardinal won the first two games 8-0 (6) on Friday, 13-3 (6) on Saturday, but the Beavers took the third game 6-5 on Sunday. Oregon State’s (5-10, 17-23) at Oregon Friday.

Pac-12 bb
Oregon’s baseball team took two-out-of-three Pac-12 games from visiting USC at PK Park, Eugene. The Ducks won Friday 4-1, Saturday 5-3, but couldn’t complete the sweep on Sunday, falling 4-2 to the Trojans. Oregon (10-5, 25-10) hosts Gonzaga in a non-conference game on Tuesday, 12:05 p.m., Pac-12 Networks. Oregon State nearly got a sweep of Stanford at Goss Stadium, Corvallis. The Beavers won Friday, 6-0, Saturday, 3-1, but dropped the final game on Sunday to the Cardinal, 11-10. OSU (10-4, 29-5) has a non-conference game at Nevada on Tuesday, 6:05 pm., telecast on The MW.

Duck Track & Field
UO release – Oregon also competed at the Beach and Lane CC Titan meets Saturday. AZUSA, Calif. – Headlined by a top-five finish by Klaudia Kazimierska, the Oregon track and field team closed out a busy weekend in the loaded 1500-meter fields at the Bryan Clay Invitational. Elliott Cook and Maddy Elmore each finished 11th in their respective invitational sections. The Bryan Clay meet was one of three UO meets Saturday, along with the Beach Invitational and the Lane CC Titan Invitational in Eugene. Kazimierska established a new collegiate personal best of 4:08.43, strengthening her hold as the No. 5 performer in program history. She was fifth overall and third among collegians. Elmore, in another sub-4:10 outing, crossed the finish line in 4:09.36, nearly four seconds faster than last year’s 1500 opener. Teammate Ella Nelson, one day removed from an outdoor PB in the 800, posted a time of 4:18.43 for a second lifetime best in as many days. Cook finished in a season-best time of 3:38.55, good for fourth in his flight and 11th overall. The time is just behind his 3:38.12 from last May’s USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix. Rheinhardt Harrison finished in a time of 3:41.64 in his first full 1500 of the season. Competing in the open section of the 1500 meters, Luke Affolder ran a personal best of 3:44.99 to take down his previous best of 3:45.16 from two week ago at the Stanford Invitational. He won his section of the event and finished sixth overall. In early results Saturday, Jaida Ross and Shelby Moran finished third and fifth, respectively, in the elite section of the discus at the Beach Invitational. Ross posted a day’s best of 56.21m/184-5 while Moran had a best of 53.60m/175-10 to move up from seventh on her final attempt of the competition. The Ducks collected four wins at the Lane CC Titan Invitational led by a lifetime-best effort by Madyson Kannon (1:02.66) in the 400-meter hurdles. The team’s winner’s circle at the Eugene meet also included Caleb Hagan in the 100 meters, Vincent Corday in the men’s 400 hurdles and Isabella Nilsen in the pole vault. Up Next: The Ducks are back in the LA area next weekend for the Mt. SAC Relays (April 17-20) at Hilmer Lodge Stadium. The team’s next home meet is the Oregon Twilight (May 3) at Hayward Field.