JC News by Matt Jarvis

OHA confirms state’s second pediatric monkeypox (hMPXV) case
Officials say illness not associated with school, child care settings – OHA release – PORTLAND, Ore. – A second pediatric case of monkeypox virus (hMPXV) has been identified in the state, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) confirmed. Local public health officials have investigated the case and confirm that the case is not linked to a school, child care or other community setting. “Pediatric monkeypox cases have happened around the country during the nationwide outbreak, and unfortunately Oregon is no exception,” said Dean Sidelinger, M.D., health officer and state epidemiologist at OHA. “As we have stated previously, this virus can affect anyone.” Monkeypox spreads primarily through close skin-to-skin contact. Most commonly during the current outbreak, this has been through intimate or sexual contact. Infection has also occurred during close, skin-to-skin contact with the lesions of an individual with monkeypox through a caregiving relationship, such as a parent caring for a child or an adult caretaker of another person. Much less often, monkeypox could spread through contact with towels, clothing or other objects that have been in contact with monkeypox lesions. Large respiratory droplets or oral fluids that might come from prolonged face-to-face contact could also transmit the virus, but it is uncommon. To protect patient confidentiality, OHA is not disclosing the child’s sex, age, county of residence or how the child is believed to have acquired the illness. A pediatric case is defined as someone with the virus in the 0-17 age range. The new pediatric case is among a total of 204 presumptive and confirmed cases of monkeypox in Oregon, with illness onset ranging from June 7 to Sept. 13. The cases are in nine counties: 141 in Multnomah; 24 in Washington; 22 in Lane; six each in Clackamas and Marion; two in Columbia; and one each in Coos, Hood River and Union. About 9.5% of cases identify as Mexican and 8.9% of cases identify as Other Hispanic or Latino a/x/e. Case counts for South American and Central American were too low to calculate a percent.

COVID-19 in Coos Co.
CHW report, Sept. 22, 2022 – New cases: 15; Active cases: 109; Hospitalizations: 3, New deaths: 0, 174 total; Total cases: 13,350.

Prepare Your Will & Trust Workshop
CBPL release – Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with Coos Elderly Services and attorney Dan Hinrichs, will co-host Prepare Your Will and Trust Workshop. Event will be held on Friday, September 23 from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Dan Hinrichs will explain how to compile a will and why you should have a will. He will also discuss trusts and conservatorships. Hinrichs and a representative of Coos Elderly Services will be available for questions. This program will be held in the Myrtlewood Room at the Coos Bay Public Library. Event is FREE and open to everyone!

The Art of Dying Well
Coos Bay Public Library events – Prepare Your Will & Trust Workshop, Friday, Sept. 23, Noon to 2p; Coos Bay Chapel Services Presentation, Thursday, Oct. 13, 1 to 2p; Hospice Presents: Care for the Caregiver Workshop, Thursday, Oct. 20, 1 to 2p; Hospice Presents: Hospice Myths and Facts, Thursday, Oct. 27, 1 to 2p. Find details on the CBPL event page, www.coosbaylibrary.org.

Free Head & Neck Cancer Screening
Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 & Sunday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bay Area Cancer Center, Bay Area Hospital, Coos Bay. The Bay Area Hospital staff, in conjunction with volunteer community healthcare providers, will be on hand to answer your questions and provide information on how to prevent head and neck cancers. Head and neck cancers can affect your ability to speak, eat, drink and swallow. If found early, however, they can be successfully treated. No appointment necessary.

CHM FOURTH FRIDAYS – Honoring Our Medicine
The Coos History Museum is hosting its next Fourth Friday Talk on September 23rd, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This in-person program titled “Honoring our Medicine” and presented by Ashley Russell from the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians is related to the Healing Hands exhibit currently on display at the CHM. During the talk, Ashley will share her Indigenous knowledge of the culturally significant plants of the Coos Bay area. This will include a demonstration of how to identify these important native plants, their uses in first aid, and how to use them in washes, soaks, poultices, and compresses. This program is open to all with an admission price of $5 for members and $7 for non-members. The program currently has a limit of 20 participants, so be sure to register at your earliest convenience either at the CHM or on the museum website (cooshistory.org/events/fourth-friday-talks-sep-2022). You may also contact the museum via email at education@cooshistory.org or by phone at 541-756-6320 x216. Established in 1891, The Coos County Historical Society is an Oregon 501(c)3 not for profit organization and the 2nd oldest historical society in the State. For more information about the Society and the Coos History Museum, visit cooshistory.org or email info@cooshistory.org.

Honeyman to get Volunteer Treatment
OPRD release – Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park and the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail are seeking volunteers for work projects on Saturday, Sept. 24 in honor of National Park Lands Day. The work is part of the 100 Volunteer Projects for 100 Years series, which commemorates the Oregon State Parks centennial. Projects have included volunteer opportunities at Tom McCall Preserve, Wallowa Lake State Park, Nehalem Bay State Park and others. On Sept. 24 volunteers can pick from two projects – Jessie M. Honeyman: work alongside park staff to plant native trees and shrubs to help increase shade cover and replace plants that have been trampled or crowded out by others in the campgrounds. Participants must register by Sept. 19 at https://store.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=v.dsp_item&itemId=162&eventId=235. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but those younger than 18 must come with an adult. Historic Columbia River Highway Trail: This trail is frequented by visitors from all over the world, and is a favorite of bikers and hikers looking to enjoy stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge. Work alongside park staff to cleanup this section of the trail. Participants must register by Sept. 19 at https://store.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=v.dsp_item&itemId=162&eventId=234. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. The work includes using hand tools and moving on gravel and uneven surfaces. Tools and equipment will be provided at both locations. Bring water, gloves and clothes suitable for the weather. Visit the event calendar for additional events in 2022. Join the events and participate in the legacy of service that has sustained the state parks system for the past century.

Elk River hatchery chinook bag limit increased
ODFW release – GOLD BEACH, Ore – Elk River anglers can keep one more hatchery chinook salmon per day Sept. 26-Dec. 1, raising the daily bag limit to three hatchery fish. The new limit applies from the mouth to Bald Mountain Creek. The increased bag limit is meant to reduce the number of hatchery chinook that reach spawning grounds. Hatchery fish were identified in the 2014 Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan as a limiting factor for wild Elk River fall chinook. While the bag limit increases Sept. 26, most chinook don’t start entering the Elk River until the end of October. Anglers are reminded that all wild chinook salmon must be released.

Crooked River, Ochoco Creek closed to fishing starting Sept. 24 due to low water flows
ODFW release – PRINEVILLE, Ore.—Due to ongoing drought and low water, ODFW is closing fishing in the Crooked River and Ochoco Creek from Saturday, Sept. 24 until at least Oct. 31. After several years of persistent drought in Central Oregon, streamflows and reservoirs in this region have reached historic lows. During the summer, water is released from Prineville and Ochoco Reservoirs into the Crooked River and Ochoco Creek for irrigators downstream of the dams. These releases also serve to maintain adequate flows for resident gamefish, including native redband trout and mountain whitefish. This year, the irrigation season is ending several weeks earlier than usual. As a result, minimal water will be released from the reservoirs during the next month or more, resulting in a significant decrease in available habitat for resident gamefish species. Fish will concentrate in the remaining pool habitats and face increased competition for food resources as well as being more vulnerable to predators. In similar low flow situations, ODFW will sometimes take restrictions off angling to reduce the population to a level that can be supported by the reduced available habitat. But ODFW data shows that the Crooked River fishery is dominated by catch and release anglers. The fishing closure is meant to reduce additional stress and mortality caused by catch-and-release fishing that can occur under low flow and high density conditions. “We know the angling community in this area has already come out in support of a closure, with many anglers choosing to stop fishing voluntarily. We thank them for working with us to protect these fish,” said Jerry George, ODFW district fish biologist. “While the closure will help protect fish congregating in the limited waters available, ODFW still anticipates a reduction in the size of these fish populations due to the low flows,” continued George. “These populations can rebound relatively quickly if conditions improve, but that will require a lot more rain and snow than we have been seeing in recent years.” The exact regulation is as follows: from Sept. 24 through Oct. 31, fishing is closed: On the Crooked River from the Hwy 97 Bridge (near Terrebonne) upstream to Bowman Dam; On Ochoco Creek from the mouth at the confluence with the Crooked River upstream to Ochoco Dam; Find the latest regulations for the Central Zone my visiting the Recreation Report / Fishing Report for the zone and clicking Regulation Updates https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing-report/central-zone

Free pheasant hunts for youth hunters around the state in September – Register now!
SALEM, Ore.—Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state starting in September, with an additional few hunt dates in October. ODFW and partners stock pheasants at these special hunts that give youth a head start on regular pheasant seasons, which don’t begin until October. They are mostly held on ODFW’s wildlife areas, with a few exceptions (see more detail on locations below). There are multiple dates and hunt locations to choose from and some events have multiple hunt times to choose from. Register by logging in to the youth’s account at MyODFW’s Licensing page. Then go to Purchase from the Catalog and look under the Category/ Class/Workshop / Outdoor Skills. Hunts are listed alphabetically by city name. If you do not see the event you want to register for, please call the local hunt location (see below). Note that registration is only online; it is not available at license sale agents. These events are open only to youth who have passed hunter education. Volunteers bring their trained hunting dogs to some events. Some events also host a shooting skills session before the hunt. The hunts are free, though participants need a valid hunting license ($10 for youth 12 and older, free for age 11 and under) to hunt. Youth hunters age 12-17 also need an upland game bird validation ($4). Purchase before the event, online or at a license sales agent. Licenses and validations will not be sold at the events. Some areas will host the event both Saturday and Sunday. Youth who register for one day are welcome to hunt stand by on the other day. “Youth pheasant hunts are a great chance for young hunters to find early success and put the lessons learned in hunter education to work in the field,” said Jered Goodwin, ODFW hunter education coordinator. See page 26-27 of the Oregon Game Bird Regulations for more information, or see https://myodfw.com/workshops-and-events for the local contact for each hunt. For help signing up, contact Myrna Britton, (503) 947-6028, Myrna.B.Britton@odfw.oregon.gov Event dates follow: Coquille, Coquille Valley Wildlife Area, Sept. 24 and 25.

Hemp byproducts are good alternative feed for lambs, Oregon State study finds
By Sean Nealon, OSU release – CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University study found that spent hemp biomass – the main byproduct of the cannabinoid (CBD) extraction process of hemp – can be included in lamb diets without any major detrimental effects to the health of the animals or their meat quality. The findings are significant because the hemp byproducts, known as spent hemp biomass, currently have little to no economic value for the hemp industry, the researchers said. Spent hemp biomass also has not been legalized as feed for livestock by the Food and Drug Administration due to the potential presence of THC and its potential impacts on animal health, so this finding is one step forward to getting that approval. “To our knowledge, our study is the first to evaluate the effects of feeding spent hemp biomass to livestock,” said Serkan Ates, an associate professor in Oregon State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “The findings are important for both hemp farmers and livestock producers because they provide evidence that this byproduct of hemp can be used in livestock diets. If the Food and Drug Administration approves its use as an animal feedstuff, hemp farmers could have a market for what is essentially a waste product and livestock producers may be able to save money by supplementing their feed with the spent hemp biomass.” The findings were recently published in the Journal of Animal Science. Hemp was cultivated in the United States from Colonial times until it was banned in the 20th century because it was regulated the same as marijuana. Hemp is the same species as marijuana but contains much lower amounts of THC, a psychoactive compound. In recent years, hemp was legalized as an agricultural commodity, which led to a surge in farming. By 2021, 54,152 acres of hemp were planted in the U.S. and the total value of the crop was $824 million, according to the USDA.­ Hemp is a highly versatile crop that can be used in textiles, food, paper and construction materials, but until recently, it was predominately grown for CBD oil, which is extracted from the flowers and foliage of the hemp plant. According to the 2020 U.S. Department of Agriculture crop acreage data, 62% of cultivated hemp was grown for CBD extraction. For the study, the Oregon State researchers fed male lambs two different amounts of spent hemp biomass (10% and 20% of total feed) and then withheld the hemp biomass for four weeks, a so-called withdrawal period. They then assessed weight gain, carcass characteristics, meat quality and health parameters of the lambs. Their findings included: The nutritional quality of spent hemp biomass is at par with alfalfa, which is commonly fed to lambs, and presents lower palatability and better digestibility. Feed intake was negatively affected by feeding 20% spent hemp biomass in the short term but not in the long term, while feeding 10% spent hemp biomass increased feed intake long-term. Despite this, no effects on the weight of the lambs were observed. Except for an increase in shrink and cook loss that also may affect the tenderness, other parameters related to carcass and meat quality were not affected by feeding spent hemp biomass. Spent hemp biomass affected metabolism in a way that does not appear detrimental and improved the antioxidant capacity of the animals. The liver of the animals was not affected but a decrease in liver clearance was observed, the ability of the liver to extract or metabolize a drug. The authors indicated that this last finding requires further investigation, since it could affect the clearance of other drugs that may be give to lambs. “Although more research is still needed, spent hemp biomass can be considered a safe feed for ruminants and a good alternative to alfalfa for livestock, especially if it presents an economic benefit,” Ates said. Co-authors of the paper were Nathan Parker, Massimo Bionaz, Hunter Ford and Agung Irawan, all of Oregon State’s Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences; and Erminio Trevisi of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy. The Oregon Beef Council funded this research, with additional support from the Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

Forestry Revised Action Plan
ODF release – SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) today announced a revised action plan and timeline for engaging the public on wildfire protection efforts as part of the state’s strategy to create more fire-resilient communities. “A big part of our work over the next year is focused on engaging with, listening to and informing the public about wildfire risk,” said Cal Mukumoto, Oregon State Forester and director of ODF. “This engagement will involve visiting communities across the state, talking with people, addressing concerns and answering questions. Ultimately, all of the agencies involved in this effort want to make sure Oregonians in the most at-risk communities know what they can do to better protect themselves, their families and friends, and their homes from wildfire.” In the past decade, wildfires have been burning significantly more acres than before, while also becoming more challenging and costlier to fight. Between 2012 and 2021, the state of Oregon spent $85 million annually on wildfire suppression costs. That is compared to the previous 10 years in which the state spent $17 million annually. The scale, devastation and statewide reach of the 2020 Labor Day fires brought this reality home for many. Less than a year later, Senate Bill 762’s statewide framework for advancing wildfire protection in Oregon moved through the Oregon State Legislature with bipartisan support. The revised plan will be implemented in collaboration with Oregon State University’s (OSU) College of Forestry, the Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). “Most Oregonians understand wildfires are becoming more catastrophic and more frequent. I have witnessed, across the state, that Oregonians want to be part of the solution in protecting our communities,” said Doug Grafe, Wildfire Programs Director with the Office of the Governor. “It’s clear that steps can be taken to increase the survivability of homes and communities when wildfires do occur, including creating defensible space, hardening homes and implementing hazardous fuels reduction projects.” One component of SB 762 was the creation of a statewide wildfire risk map to serve as a planning and information tool for Oregonians, communities and state and local government. The purpose of the map—a collaboration between ODF and wildfire scientists at OSU’s College of Forestry—is to provide transparent and science-based information to Oregonians about the factors near them that drive wildfire exposure including weather, climate, vegetation and topography. The tool will also be used to guide the state in directing resources to communities with the greatest likelihood of wildfires. “Oregon State University’s College of Forestry has used, and will continue to use, the best science to contribute to statewide wildfire risk mapping,” said Tom DeLuca, dean of OSU’s College of Forestry. “We support the importance of changing the timeline for the mapping component of SB 762. This added time provides an opportunity to better share information and conduct authentic community engagement by listening to Oregonians and community leaders across our state in the implementation of the new law. Even with the timeline change, we must all recognize that addressing fire risk in Oregon is a priority that will require all of us to work together.” Based on feedback and concerns received from an earlier version of the wildfire risk map, the state revised its timeline for implementing the map to allow for robust community engagement, outreach and education. The revised timeline is as follows: October through February 2023: Public and stakeholder engagement, outreach and education. Includes wildfire science, risk and mitigation outreach and education, with focus on the most vulnerable areas; identifying opportunities for investments in wildfire prevention; completing building codes and defensible space standards for the most vulnerable communities; compilation and analysis of feedback received; and technical refinements. March 1, 2023: Public rollout of draft wildfire risk map. Draft map shared with the public. March through September 2023: Public outreach, engagement and education on draft wildfire risk map. Includes working with ODF, OSU College of Forestry, local governments, planning departments, Department of Land Conservation and Development, Oregon State Fire Marshal and the state Building Codes Division to review the draft map; public outreach, education and engagement on the draft map and related topics including building codes and defensible space standards; and making any necessary revisions based on feedback received on updated map. October through December 2023: Final wildfire risk map shared with the public for implementation. Includes sharing a final wildfire risk map with the public, initiating a 60-day appeals process and notifying those who are in the most high-risk areas about the steps needed to protect their homes and properties from catastrophic wildfires and how to comply with defensible space standards and building codes. “The revised plan and timeline allow us to prioritize engagement, collaboration and communication,” said Grafe. “We are committed to ensuring people understand what they can do to increase the likelihood their homes and properties will survive wildfires. The wildfire risk map is one of several tools we will use to inform this work.” SB 762 directs state agencies to focus resources in Oregon’s highest-risk areas to ensure homes are adhering to building codes and defensible space standards. These building codes and defensible space standards will not be adopted or implemented until the wildfire risk map is finalized in late 2023, but will be available in the near future so people can familiarize themselves with the new expectations. The DCBS Division of Financial Regulation (DFR) confirmed last month that no Oregon insurance company used the original map to set rates (rating) or as part of a decision to offer or renew insurance coverage (underwriting), and none planned to use it for those purposes in the future. The DFR continues to conduct work to ensure that wildfire mitigation activities are accounted for in underwriting and rating processes. Homeowners are encouraged to contact DFR’s consumer advocates at 1-888-877-4894 (toll-free) with questions or concerns about their insurance policy. For more information, visit the following websites: Wildfire Programs Advisory Council Website (SB 762 Implementation); Home Hardening and Building Codes (Building Codes Division); Defensible Space Requirements (Oregon State Fire Marshal); Insurance and Wildfire Resources (Division of Financial Regulation).

Hwy. 219 Fatal, Yamhill Co.
On Wednesday September 21, 2022 at approximately 5:55pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 219 near milepost 16. Preliminary investigation revealed that a black Buell motorcycle, operated by Rylie Carlberg (47) of Cornelius, was traveling southbound when for unknown reasons lost control of the motorcycle and collided with a northbound van, operated by Jose Valverde Ortiz (41) of Beaverton. Carlberg sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Jose Valverde Ortiz, and his passengers, Carlos Savedrra (38) and Abel Valverde Ortiz (34) also of Beaverton, were all uninjured. Hwy 219 was closed from Bald Peak Rd to Mountain Top Rd for approximately four hours. OSP was assisted by Yamhill Co. Sheriff’s Office, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue and ODOT.

Hwy. 199 Fatal, Josephine Co.
On Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at approximately 4:00 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 199 near milepost 38. Preliminary investigation revealed a white Ford pickup, operated by an adult male who is a California resident, was northbound and crossed the over the oncoming lanes, exited the roadway and struck several trees. The operator of the Ford sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. The name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Hwy 199 was affected for approximately 3 hours. OSP was assisted by Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Valley Fire Department and ODOT.

Warrant
According to an entry on the NBPD log for Sept. 21, 12:01 a.m., 2600 block Virginia Ave., “criminal mischief,” 36-year old Levi Johnson arrested on NBPD warrant charging Probation Violation on Attempt to Commit A Class C/Unclassified Felony – Theft I; CBPD warrant for Probation Violation on Possession of Meth, and Probation Violation Possession Meth, “Johnson cited in lieu of custody.”

Warrant
According to an entry on the NBPD log for Sept. 21, 8:42 p.m., Broadway & Newmark, “male in the roadway/NBPD served CBPD warrant” on 51-year old John Wayne Vermillion Jr. charging Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree, “Vermillion cited in lieu of custody.”

Warrant
According to an entry on the CQPD log for Sept. 21, 6:45 a.m., 800 block W. 15th St., “result of dispute at location,” 75-year old Ronald Eugene Wescott arrested on CQPD warrant charging Giving False Info to Police Officer, Wescott cited in lieu of custody.”

Warrant
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Sept. 21, 12:41 a.m., 1200 block No. Bayshore Dr., 41-year old Natasha Jean Wheeler arrested on CCSO warrant charging FTA on PCS Meth, Probation Violation on FTA I, FTA on Disorderly Conduct II, “Wheeler cited in lieu of custody.”

Warrant
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Sept. 21, 2:18 a.m., 700 block So. Empire Blvd., “warrant service by CBPD on CCSO warrant,” charging 34-year old Crystal Marie Gardner with Possession of Meth, Attempted Delivery of Meth, “Gardner cited in lieu of custody.”

Burglary
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Sept. 21, 5:20 a.m., 300 block No. Wall St., “burglary.”

Thefts
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Sept. 21, 12:04 p.m., 2000 block No. 8th St., “theft from vehicle.” At 2:55 p.m., 100 block Norman Ave., “theft from vehicle.”

Can Theft
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Sept. 21, 12:31 p.m. 1300 block California Ave., “theft of cans.”

Warrant
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Sept. 21, 1:33 p.m., 800 block Augustine St., “out with mental subject,” 20-year old Alvaro Millan Rodriguez charged with Escape III & Resisting Arrest; also, CBPD warrant served on FTA Aggravated Harassment, “Millan Rodriguez lodged at CCJ.”

UEMV
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Sept. 21, 3:59 p.m., 800 block So. Broadway, “unlawful entry into MV.”

Arrest
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Sept. 21, 5:25 p.m., 500 block Central Ave., “follow up,” 20-year old Kody Micajah Hamilton-Cochell charged with Assault II X2, Assault III, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endanger Another Person X4, “Hamilton-Cochell was transported to CCJ.”

DWS
According to an entry on the CBPD log for Sept. 21, 7:24 p.m., 9th & Commercial, “traffic stop/DWS Misdemeanor,” 25-year old Robert Andrew Dunham charged with Driving While Suspended Misdemeanor, “Dunham cited in lieu of custody.”

WX
Partly cloudy skies along the South Oregon Coast with highs near 70 and winds from the North at 10-20 mph. Clear skies tonight with lows near 50 and winds out of the North to Northeast at 10-15 mph. Sunny skies on Saturday with highs in the mid 70s and winds from the North at 10-20 mph.

 

 

Sports

Prep sc
North Bend’s girls (0-1-1, 2-4-1) tied Junction City 2-2 in a District 4 prep soccer match at Junction City Thursday. North Bend’s boys (0-2, 1-5-1) lost to the Tigers 1-0. Marshfield’s boys (1-0-1, 1-4-1) tied Cottage Grove 1-1 at Don King Field in Cottage Grove also Thursday. No score available on the Marshfield girls at CG. The Pirates are scheduled to host Marist Catholic next Thursday, Pete Susick Stadium, Coos Bay. North Bend is scheduled to host Cottage Grove Tuesday, Vic Adams Field.

Prep fb
Marshfield hits the road for the Klamath Basin Friday night to play Klamath Union in a Big Sky Conference prep football game at Klamath Falls. Kickoff will occur somewhere around 7:30p. There is a JV football game just prior to the varsity game at Modoc Field. The varsity game will be broadcast live on FM 105.1, KMHS, and streamed at www.kmhsonline.com North Bend’s football team is scheduled to host No. 1 ranked and unbeaten Mazama Friday night, 7p, at Vic Adams Field.

Prep vb
North Bend’s volleyball team swept visiting Cottage Grove 3-0 in a District 4 match at NBHS Thursday. The Bulldogs (2-1, 7-4) are scheduled to play at the North Marion Tournament Saturday. The Coos Bay Lions are hosting their annual middle school/junior high volleyball tournament Friday and Saturday at Marshfield High School, Coos Bay.

Prep xc
Marshfield’s cross-country teams travel to the Nike/Portland Invitational on Saturday.  North Bend runs at the Myrtle Pt. Harvest Festival Saturday.

SWOCC Sports
Southwestern Oregon hosts Clackamas Friday, 6p, and Chemeketa Saturday, 2p, in a pair of NWAC volleyball matches at Prosper Hall on the Coos Bay campus. SWOCC’s women host Portland at noon Saturday in an NWAC soccer match. The Laker men soccer team hosts Chemeketa Saturday, 2:30p.

Pac-12 fb
Oregon State hosts USC in a Pac-12 football game Saturday, 6:30p, Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Pac-12 Networks. Oregon goes to Pullman, WA to play Washington State Saturday, 1p, Fox.

Pac-12 vb
Oregon State hosts California Friday, 6p, Gill Coliseum, in a Pac-12 volleyball match, Pac-12 Networks. Oregon is scheduled to host No. 5 Stanford Sunday, noon, Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Pac-12 Networks.

Pac-12 sc
Oregon State’s women host Washington State in a Pac-12 soccer match at Corvallis Friday, 6p, Pac-12 Networks. Oregon’s women are scheduled to host Washington Friday, 7p, Eugene, Pac-12 Insider.

Pac-12 xc
Oregon’s cross-country teams host the Dellinger Invitational at the Pine Ridge Golf Club, Friday, 11a, at Springfield. Oregon State’s women will also run.

Seahawks
Marcus Mariota returns to the Pacific Northwest Sunday (1:25p, Fox) as his Atlanta Falcons (0-2) take on the Seattle Seahawks (1-1) in an NFL game. The former Heisman Trophy winner while at Oregon, is the starting quarterback for the Falcons this season after being traded from his backup role with the LA Raiders.