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Girls soccer sets lofty goals
August 20, 2013 07:48 pm

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Sophomore Hanna Leonard shoots on goal as she is guarded by classmate Alex Ward during a scrimmage following Tuesday mornings practice.
 

As far as goals go, the Brookings-Harbor High School Girls soccer team has just a couple: win the Far West League championship and make it to the state playoffs.

With seven returning seniors lacing up cleats and taking to the pitch on any given Tuesday or Thursday, the 2013 squad may have the keys necessary to make its goals a reality.

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If you collect it they will come
August 16, 2013 07:03 pm

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Abigail Schreiber sits surrounded by just a portion of the cleats for which she and her family are trying to find a home. With sizes ranging from childrens to mens’ size 14, there are cleats for just about everyone who will use them. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
Sports cleats are unique in the world of shoes. Typically only usable on a specific type of field for a specific sport, they get used more sporadically than a pair of tap shoes.

For adults, whose shoe sizes don’t change much after purchasing a pair of cleats, it doesn’t matter that they only use cleats once a week for two months a year. 

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On the Water: Rockfish action continues to be stellar
August 16, 2013 07:02 pm
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Dena James and her son Hoot display one of 20 albacore they caught on Wednesday while trolling purple haze-colored clones 60 miles out of the Port of Brookings Harbor. The Pilot/Larry Ellis
Last week anglers fishing out of the Port of Brookings Harbor struggled to get salmon to bite in the ocean; nevertheless, salmon are still coming to the fillet tables every day.

Trolling whole herring and whole anchovies have been the two hottest fishing methods, with green label herring edging out anchovies over 50 percent of the time last week.

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Kicking off youth soccer
August 13, 2013 08:57 pm

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Tilly Peters (left), Dylan Hodge and Mickey Fulton battle for the ball at camp on Tuesday. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
The Brookings-Harbor High School soccer camp commenced on Monday and for 18 local youth, it has been a load of fun with lots of learning.

“Camp has been good,” Mickey Fulton said. “The games have been fun and we’ve got better at ball strategies and control.”

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Season grows short as summer draws to a close
August 09, 2013 10:46 pm

With just 22 days remaining before it closes there isn’t much time remaining for Brookings’ residents to utilize their own clear-water gem of a pool for everything from swim lessons to family swim.

According to pool manager Jimmy Trudeau the pool has been used more this year than in the past.

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Mini-camp a success
August 09, 2013 10:46 pm

Almost twenty football fanatics took over the Gibney Center on the Brookings-Harbor High School campus the past week for a mini-camp hosted by the BHHS football team and its coach Eric Sullivan.

“It’s been going really well,” Sullivan said. “The kids are having a lot of fun.”

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On the Water: Local salmon action picking up
August 09, 2013 10:46 pm

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Drew Watkins of Portland was trolling a chartreuse-dyed herring on Wednesday when he caught this 31-pound 8-ounce Chinook out of the Port of Brookings Harbor. The Pilot/Larry Ellis
If you’re looking for lights-out ocean salmon fishing, the hottest spot on the coast has been — and still is — Eureka, California, where quick and easy limits are being reported every day.

“We had the largest grade of the season today within an hour,” Gary Blasi from Full Throttle Sportfishing said on Tuesday. “It is simply amazing fishing right now. They still keep on coming.”

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