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Crop of talented youngsters attend camp

Athletes of the camp were taught various skills by top level coaches as well as current BHHS volleyball players during three days of practice at Azalea Middle School.

Twenty-four aspiring volleyball stars took to the Azalea Middle School courts Aug. 18-20 to learn from some of the best volleyball coaching minds the Brookings-Harbor area has to offer at the 17th Annual Bruin Volleyball Camp.

“It’s really fun and you learn a lot about volleyball,” said Phoebe Eldridge, a seventh grader at Azalea Middle School who has been attending the camp for the past three years. “The first time I came to the camp I didn’t really know anything about volleyball, but after playing I really like volleyball now.”


Rockfish and lingcod fishing phenomenal

Mary and Bob Ballman from Vancouver, Washington, (left) joined Mark and Cathy Watkins from Eugene for several days last week and caught limits of rockfish (shown) and lingcod plus a few nice Chinook as well.

Salmon anglers, be aware that the ocean coho season south of Humbug Mountain to the Oregon/California border is now closed, so be sure you know the difference between a Chinook and a coho, because some of the coho that are being hooked are now approaching strapping Chinook sizes.

Chinook salmon between 18 and 25 pounds were being caught on a 270-degree heading from the whistle buoy, with anglers dragging their baits close to the bottom in depths ranging from 90 to 120 feet.


Fall Sports Preview: Soccer team eyes third straight title

BHHS playmaker Alex Anaya (center) makes a pass during soccer practice on Tuesday afternoon.

When your team is the top dog in a league, you have a figurative target painted on your back.

Every team is out to beat you and plays their best game against you. A team is not awarded such reverence overnight; it comes from winning and often dominating a league, season after season. 

It’s bred from accomplishment.


Fall Sports Preview: Camp forges focus, solidarity in Bruin runners

Members of the BHHS cross country team practice on Monday afternoon.

For the past five years, Brookings-Harbor High School cross country coach Terry Axel has been taking a group of BHHS cross country and track athletes to a camp in the Sierra Nevada mountains that is unlike a typical summer camp. 

From July 26 through Aug. 1 campers trained for the upcoming cross country season by competing against 68 other athletes in activities that tested their will and forged their solidarity.


Shoe Exchange makes cleats available daily

The Brookings-Harbor Shoe Exchange has over seven crates of soccer and football cleats in stock and are making them available to the public on a daily basis. Contact Linda Schreiber at 541-469-9850 for information.

Groovy ladies golf for food bank

Golfer Sheri Wood makes a fairway shot during the Groovin' on the Green Ladies Invitational Tournament at Salmon Run golf course on Thursday.

Tie dye and flower power were the fashion choices of the week as Salmon Run golf course held their annual “Groovin’ on the Green “ Ladies Invitational golf tournament this past week.

The tournament, which benefits the Curry County Food Bank, hosted 96 participants over a three day span. The teams wore colorful tie dye T-shirts that made the event resemble the Woodstock Festival more so than a golf course.  


Sullivan resigns, co-head coaches named

BHHS co-head football coach Dan O’Brien

After just one season as Brookings-Harbor High School head football coach, Eric Sullivan has resigned.

According to BHHS athletic director Buell Gonzalez, Sullivan decided to leave the program to be closer to family in the Ashland area. 


Salmon at the Whistler - Hobo Salmon Recipe

Bob Miller from Bakersfield, California caught a limit of white-hot Chinook while fishing out of the Port of Brookings Harbor on Thursday.

Last week, Chinook fishing in the ocean picked up for anglers trolling anchovies near the whistle buoy in depths of water ranging between 90- and 120-feet deep. Most of the salmon were caught near the bottom, somewhere between 70 and 110 feet on the wire.

For those who may be new to downrigger-fishing jargon, “on the wire” refers to the depth at which anchovies are being trolled by folks who are using downriggers.


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