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Volunteers build bullpens at Bud Cross

Morgan Loring (left) cuts piping to create a fence frame for the new bullpens he and his Boy Scout friends are building. Ethan Warner assists.

It happens nearly every year around this time in parks all across America. We head out to our local Little League fields to watch the youngsters chase the hardball around and often notice how nice the grass looks or the fresh coat of paint on the snack shack. Yet we often forget to consider the hard work and time it takes to make those facilities look as spectacular as they do. 

For most Little League fields around the country, the work to maintain and upgrade those fields is done by the work of volunteers. They spend countless hours sweating and doing backbreaking work, in sometimes awful conditions, to do a job they don’t get paid for nor gain any recognition for.



Area athletes compete at BHHS Rotary track meet


BHHS' Molly Joyce wins the 2nd 400-meter heat ahead of Gold Beach's Kaitlin Armstrong (right)

Athletes from Brookings-Harbor High School and Gold Beach High School competed against teams from Northern California at the annual BHHS Rotary Track and Field Invitational event this past Saturday. 

This year’s meet differed from years past in that only three teams in addition to BHHS were able to make the trip due to various reasons. Last year, 10 teams from the Southern Oregon Coast and Northern California competed in the prestigious event.


Harlem Crowns to appear in Brookings


Herb Scaife (left), and the Harlem Crowns bring the special mix of comedy and basketball to BHHS this Tuesday.

The Harlem Crowns basketball team is bringing their special brand of entertainment to the Brookings-Harbor area at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at the Brookings-Harbor High School gymnasium.



Lady Bruins open up league play with 19 -1 rout of Sutherlin

Hannah Baron (left), BHHS shortstop, and the Lady Bruins committed no errors against the Sutherlin Bulldogs.

One of the concerns the Brookings-Harbor High School softball team’s coaching staff had entering into the 2014 season was scoring more runs than they did last year. If their first eight games of the season are any indication, it’s not the coaching staff that needs to worry about the offense, it’s their Far West league opponents that should. 


Bruins blast Sutherlin Bulldogs 9-1 in Far West league opener

BHHS catcher Izak Ehlers and the Bruins are 2-0-1 in their last three games.

Brookings-Harbor High School baseball pitcher Wyatt Aldrich allowed just one hit in his six innings of work and the Bruin offense capitalized on five Sutherlin errors as BHHS opened Far West league play with a 9-1 rout of the Bulldogs at Sutherlin High School Tuesday afternoon.


Springers showing up on Rogue

Guides Rye Phillips, Dave Castellanos and Andy Martin decided to pool their resources and scout out the lower Rogue River for springers on Tuesday. Their results was this 20-plus-pound springer caught and held by Rye Phillips.

Spring is in the air and for fishermen, spring means springers, and a few lucky anglers were able to put the hurtin’ on some serious springage last week on the lower Rogue and Umpqua rivers.


Rainy weather perfect for a mud run

Runners scale the wall obstacle during Saturday's Rogue River Rampage mud run.

Nearly 40 runners from across Oregon and beyond braved harsh rainfall to compete at the second Rogue River Rampage mud run along the bank of the Rogue River in Gold Beach this past Saturday. 

“The weather worked out perfectly: We had more mud than last time,” said Gold Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandy Vieira. “There was a lot of excitement from all the people that came out. The consensus was the participants had a blast and it was a lot of fun.”



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