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Walker medals at Junior Olympics
July 15, 2014 07:27 pm

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Abby Walker readies herself on the blocks before the 100-meter breaststroke in last weekend’s Junior Olympics in Concord, CA.

Years of hard work, training and dedication brought 10-year-old Brookings resident Abby Walker to the cusp of amateur swimming elite. Walker’s performances in the 50-meter and 100-meter breaststroke earned her an invitation to the prestigious Junior Olympics held last weekend in Concord, CA. 

Facing swimmers who train multiple times a day, and compete in meets every weekend, Walker proved she belongs in the pool racing with the best amateur swimmers in the region.

 

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Unique racing events return to Curry Fair
July 15, 2014 07:24 pm

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A Tuff Truck competes in the Tuff Trucks Josh Amos Memorial Extravaganza Event at the Curry County Fairgrounds in 2012. The MotorSports Wranglers will once again bring their unique events to the Curry County Fair on July 25-27. Photo courtesy of Tammy Cross.

The MotorSports Wranglers will be holding a Hillbilly Relay, Tuff Truck and Mud Drag races, and a “Dash for Cash” mud run at the 2014 Curry County County Fair with $4,600 in available prize money up for grabs.

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Prohibition of jewlery lifted for 2015 high school track and field season
July 15, 2014 07:23 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Effective with the 2015 high school track and field season, the prohibition of jewelry will be eliminated. This was one of several rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its June 16 to 18 meeting in Indianapolis. The committee’s recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

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Hire a guide for hot chinook action
July 11, 2014 05:59 pm

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Robin and Danny Clyde of Brookings were trolling anchovies out of the Port of Brookings Harbor on Wednesday when they caught a pair of Chinook salmon.

I keep telling my non-fishing friends that the salmon fishing in the ocean in this neck of the woods has never been better. They tell me that I have been saying the same thing every year. In actuality, I’ve only been making this statement with zeal for the last three years.

I truly don’t remember when the fishing has been better, and I’ve been fishing the Brookings area for 33 years now. So when I say the salmon fishing is good, I have over three decades of experience to draw from. I truthfully do not know if we will ever experience another season as good as the one that is taking place at this very moment. I mean, it could happen next year, or it could happen 10 years from now — or it just could be never.

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Co-ed softball league still going strong
July 11, 2014 05:49 pm

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KMJ's Megan Strain drives a single to left field against the team from Dairy Queen during a Thursday evening game at Azalea Park.

Barbara Glazebrook has been involved in the Brookings-Harbor recreational softball league since its beginning, and after more than 30 years of league history, she is overjoyed to see generations of players participating.

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Torch Run blazes through Curry County
July 08, 2014 06:51 pm

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Several participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics had an opportunity to carry the Flame of Hope through parts of Curry County.

Curry County Special Olympians joined their supporters and members of the law enforcement community on Monday as the 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics made its way through Brookings and Gold Beach.

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Burton among leaders as TransPac hits final stretch
July 08, 2014 06:49 pm

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The Elizabeth Ann (right) currently sits in fourth place in the Singlehanded TransPac race, just over 26 hours behind the leader, and is a legitimate threat to win the race. Photo courtesy of Serge Zavarin/ http://ultimate-yachtshots.smugmug.com

Before heading to San Francisco on his sailboat, Elizabeth Ann, to compete in his first Singlehanded TransPac race, Gary Burton of Brookings stated he was just hoping to finish the race and didn’t have any misconceptions about winning the event his first go-around.

Burton may have to make some room in his trophy case as he currently sits in fourth place and is a serious contender to win the race with about 865 nautical miles remaining in his journey. 

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