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Vik grapplers garner
fifth on Sutherlin mats
Freshman Ricky
Huff takes home top
Siuslaw News
With the 4A’s District 3
regionals little more than a
week away, the Vikings’ seven-
man wrestling roster has been
honing its skills at large meets
most of the season and coming
away with top-five team fin-
Last Saturday’s 17-team
Sutherlin Invitational was no
exception, with Siuslaw facing
off against some of the region’s
toughest opponents.
For the second time in as
many meets, the Vikings came
away with a fifth-place team
finish in an arena that included
well over a dozen teams.
For the sixth time this sea-
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Marine Board registration now web-based
After 25 years of service, the Marine
Board’s previous titling and registration
system reached the end of its useful life
and was retired. The Marine Board
made the transition to a web-based
titling and registration system that has
more functionality, more security and
brings more online options for boaters.
The new registration system com-
bines the old mainframe data with
boater education, AIS permits and the
Outfitter/Guide/Charter databases into
one, integrated system.
The customer interface “RegLine”
allows boaters to log in and manage
their contact information, as well as
apply for boat title and registration and
renew or order replacement documents,
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The new system allows boaters to
order replacement boater education
cards, purchase AIS permits for paddle-
craft, and coming next year, outfitters,
guides and charters will be able to
apply online.
son, freshman 106-pounder
Ricky Huff came home with
the gold after dominating his
bracket and pinning his way to
the tournament title.
Junior 120-pounder Jose
DelaMora placed second in his
division, along with fourth-
place finishes for junior John
Mulholland (113 pounds),
sophomore Kainan lane (220
pounds) and junior Dylan
Jennings (285 pounds).
Feb. 6 and 7, the Viks will
be on the mats at the multi-
divisional Cottage Grove
Invitational for one last meet
before heading to the 4A
Special District 3 regional
Marshfield High School for a
chance to advance to state.
Matches for next week’s
Cottage Grove Invitational will
get underway Friday, Feb. 6, at
9 a.m.
The transition to the new system last
summer created backlogs for boaters
who were transferring titles and regis-
tering during the already busy summer
As a result of extensive transactions
sent through the mail, particularly boats
that have not been registered recently
or those coming from out-of-state, staff
are entering the data into the new sys-
tem manually.
Staff and boaters also have had to
work through the technical difficulties
of a new system.
This led to an increased backlog of
boat transactions, which most boaters
are not accustomed to experiencing
from the agency.
For quick turn-around on boat regis-
tration renewals, boaters are encour-
aged to renew online.
Online boat registration renewals are
immediately processed when payment
is approved and printed the same or
next day for mailing.
Boaters should be aware that the new
online interface has additional safety
measures built in that can be confusing,
so it is important to read and follow the
directions closely.
“The new system is up and running,
but we are still working with our con-
tractor to improve functionality while
our staff are becoming more proficient
with the user interfaces,” said Janess
Eilers, Title and Registration Manager
for the Marine Board.
“Over the past few months we have
brought on temporary staff and had reg-
istration specialists work overtime to
catch up the on the backlog, so while
we are happy with the progress, we will
continue to have some inconvenience
for those who are accustomed to faster
The Marine Board, working with
marine law enforcement, will honor
any temporary permits that expired
until the agency is caught up with
transaction backlog.
Solve Earth Day project leader signup deadline Saturday
Solve is currently accepting
applications for volunteers to
lead Earth Day projects for the
26th annual Solve It event.
Solve It events will take place
across the state on Saturday,
April 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Also as part of Solve It, teach-
ers are encouraged to involve
their students in service-learn-
ing activities any time between
April 13 and 24.
The deadline for applications
is Saturday, Jan. 31.
Project leaders receive assis-
tance for Earth Day volunteer
projects, including free project
planning assistance and train-
ing, event flyers and pre-event
publicity, online volunteer reg-
istration, and cleanup project
supplies. Solve also has a limit-
ed number of grants of up to
$100 for reimbursement of
project expenses.
The Solve It program sup-
ports Oregonians who help take
care of our parks, waterways
and neighborhoods by picking
up trash, pulling invasive
weeds, planting trees and tak-
ing care of watersheds in other
Last year, Solve It helped
6,700 Oregonians volunteer at
more than 180 sites across
“The health and beauty of
Oregon depends on the volun-
teer leaders who step up and
commit to making a positive
difference in the environment
for Earth Day,” said Quintin
Bauer, Solve Statewide Team
Leader. “Solve is ready to help
individuals, community groups
and government agencies
organize successful volunteer
events in their community to
take care of the special natural
areas, parks and neighborhoods
they love.”
Interested volunteer leaders
can visit
to apply online.
Ricky Huff
Final winter walk, talk program Saturday at Cape Perpetua
YACHATS — The Cape
Perpetua Visitor Center will
feature its final free program
from its Winter Series of
On Saturday, Jan. 31, Cape
Perpetua visitors may enjoy
guided hikes led by Forest
Service staff.
The freshman 106-
pounder demolished the
weight class last week
at the Sutherlin Invita-
tional, winning the
championship in the
17-team tournament.
Hikers will explore the
Cape’s temperate rainforests
and discover the evolving his-
tory of forestry practices on the
Siuslaw National Forest with
staff experts.
“This Winter Series brings
home issues that are important
not just to Cape Perpetua and
the Siuslaw National Forest,
but to the whole Coast region,”
says Forest Service volunteer
Roger Grace. “These programs
relate to everyone involved in
the health of forests, oceans,
and communities.”
For visitors unable to catch
one of these special programs,
Honorable Mention
Mikaela Siegel
The junior forward led
scoring with nine
then pulled down
seven rebounds in a
victory over South
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Crook. “They competed with
the most heart I’ve seen them
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The Sailors went on to win
by 15 points, 55-40.
Ford led scoring with 18
points, along with eight
rebounds and four steals.
Simington had 12 points, four
rebounds and three steals.
Collins had nine points, seven
rebounds and two steals. Free
scored nine points and nabbed
seven rebounds and two
Wells had six points and
three rebounds.
“It was a great team win in
front of the largest crowd of
the season,” said Crook.
Friday, the Sailors will be
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