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KMZ anglers score salmon on opening day
May 16, 2014 08:56 pm
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Opening day of salmon season was good to several anglers, including Don Williams of Brookings who caught this 18-pound Chinook off of House Rock. Stephanie Szewc of Grants Pass also caught this 50-pound Pacific Halibut on the same day. Both anglers were ocean fishing out of the Port of Brookings Harbor.

Northern California and Southern Oregon anglers fishing out of all three ports in the Klamath Management Zone (the KMZ) caught Chinook salmon of prodigious proportions on the opening day of salmon season in the ocean on Saturday, May 10. The Kong-sized kings ranged from 15 to 27 pounds, which bodes well for the rest of the season, when Chinook really put on the feedbag, adding 2 pounds or more weight a month.

Although only three Chinook were reportedly caught out of the Port of Brookings Harbor on the opener, the fishing continued to get better during the week with limits or near-limits being common on Tuesday.

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Salmon Run golf holding veterans benefit on Saturday
May 16, 2014 08:54 pm
The Salmon Run golf course is holding a Veteran’s Benefit Tournament beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17. 
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Panthers upend Bandon, league title in reach
May 16, 2014 08:51 pm

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Gold Beach outfielder Dakota Hensley (#14) is congratulated by several teammates after scoring a run in the Panthers 3-run sixth inning against Bandon on Thursday.

C.J. Maxwell’s RBI single in the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie and propelled the Gold Beach Panthers to a 4-2 win against the Bandon Tigers at Tiger Field in Bandon Wednesday afternoon.

Panther starting pitcher Dustin Carter and reliever Garrett Littrell held the Tigers to two runs on six hits. Littrell was able to work out of a jam in the bottom of the seventh inning, when he struck out Bandon’s Shawn Peters - with the tying on third base and the winning run at second base. 

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Give them cleats and they will play
May 13, 2014 08:35 pm

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Linda Schreiber (left) assists families in choosing some of the free cleats available the the Brookings-Harbor Shoe Exchange.

For so many children in this country, organized sports is simply not an option. The costs of registration, travel and equipment mean that many a child won’t have the opportunity to participate in an organized league and learn the valuable life lessons of teamwork, camaraderie and selflessness that youth sports teach. The Brookings-Harbor Shoe Exchange, a program that takes donations of used shoes to be dispersed to any in need, aims to make sure that every kid has the opportunity to play.

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New prep basketball rules to effect free-throws and on-ball defense
May 13, 2014 08:33 pm

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Players in marked lane spaces will be able to move into the lane when the ball is released by the free-throw shooter beginning with the 2014-15 high school basketball season. Previously, players could not release until the ball touched the ring or backboard or until the free throw ended.

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Playoff hopes high as area teams head into final league games
May 13, 2014 08:32 pm

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Bruin infielder Christian Edwards connects on a pitch during Tuesday's 5-3 loss to North Bend.

Several local teams were in action on Monday and Tuesday, with playoff implications on the line.  

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Ocean salmon season opens Saturday, May 10
May 09, 2014 05:31 pm

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Limits of rockfish and lingcod were common last week out of the Port of Brookings Harbor, especially for this Klamath Falls resident who remembers fishing the Brookings area long before the north and south jetties were built.

Salmon warriors may begin trolling their favorite setups today, May 10, for salmon in the ocean from Humbug Mountain to the Oregon/California border. This is an “all salmon except coho” fishery, but anglers will primarily be catching Chinook. Hatchery coho are off limits north of the Oregon/California border until that particular season opens on June 21.

Locating Chinook is going to be the most difficult task in the beginning of the season, but once the recreational salmon fleet finds the bulk of the fish, simply make tracks for the fleet and it’s bombs away. Early in the season, the salmon will usually be off the shrimp beds, about 7 to 8 miles from port. By the time June rolls around it’s game on in the local vicinity.

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BHHS track and field has busy week before league final
May 09, 2014 05:19 pm

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BHHS head coach Jim Keys shares a laugh with Abbey Schreiber during a meet this season. Several BHHS track athletes are poised to make a run at a state title.

The Brookings-Harbor High School track and field team competed in two separate events over the past week, facing athletes from 24 other high schools in the 65th annual Grants Pass Rotary Invitational last Saturday, and competing in their final meet before the Far West league championships at the Last Chance meet in Coos Bay this past Tuesday.

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