Bruins boys basketball

The Bruins boys basketball season came to a close last Saturday as they were knocked out of the running for the state playoffs by the Sutherlin Bulldogs, 53-39.

The first quarter was close at 14-13 with the Bulldogs slightly ahead, but the second quarter proved to be the turning point as the Bulldogs held the Bruins to four points before springing ahead at 27-17. The Bruins weren’t able to catch up going into the second half, and were left behind by the Bulldogs at 42-27.

Even with steady gains the Bruins couldn’t close the gap by the buzzer.

The Bruins ended their season in third place in the Far West league with a 6-4 league record. Their overall record remains frozen at 12-13 at rank No. 19 in the OSAA 4A rankings.

The Lucky Leprechaun 5k Poker Walk/Run

The Curry County Juvenile Department will host its annual Lucky Leprechaun Poker Walk/Run at the Port of Gold Beach at 9 a.m. March 18 with registration beginning at 8 a.m.

Participants will pick up a playing card at five locations throughout the 3.1-mile course and the winning poker hand will earn a prize. St. Patrick’s Day costumes and outfits are encouraged.

All proceeds of this family-friendly event will help at-risk youth in the Curry County community. The money pays for things such as paying for sports fees, school supplies or even going to lunch after getting a good grade.

The event costs $20 for adults, $10 for anyone under 18 and children 4 and under can attend for free. A family price of $50 is also available.

For more information call Wendy Lang at 541-698-7302 or Karlie Wright at 541-373-0413. Check Facebook for updates and additional information at Curry County Juvenile Department Registration/releases are online at