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NED HICKSON , SPORTS EDITOR
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❘ SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 ❘
Sports & Recreation
A night of
• SHS V-BALL
6:45 P . M .
• MHS V-BALL
T. L AKE
6 P . M .
• VIK FOOTBALL
7 P . M .
• MHS V-BALL
PHOTOS BY NED HICKSON/SIUSLAW NEWS
BLUE and GOLD
S ILETZ V.
6 P . M .
Siuslaw’s 22-man varsity football team was
divided into teams of blue and gold for
Friday’s annual Viking Night, when this year’s
line-ups for football and cheerleading were
B Y N ED H ICKSON
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s Lutero Burgers and Dodson Dogs siz-
zled on the grill, Viking fans funneled
into the bleachers at Hans Petersen Field
as this year’s football and cheerleading teams
warmed up for a night of recognition and a taste
of fall athletics. Clipboard in hand, head football
coach Tim Dodson acknowledged the start of his
20th season at the Vikings’ helm. Behind him,
this season’s roster of 22 players took the field,
forming a large “V” in anticipation of introduc-
One by one, each player’s name was
announced, echoing over the field amid applause
from the bleachers — ushering in the official start
of fall sports for Viking fans.
Before the evening’s scrimmage between
“blue” and “gold” teams, cheerleading coach
Diane Conlee talked of the dedication and hard
work that members of her squad have displayed
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148 Maple St.
After three years of heading up both
the Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club and
the Vikings’ basketball program, Jack
Butler resigned from his position on
both organizations Monday.
“We did as much as we could for as
many athletics programs as we could
over the last three years,” said Butler,
whose final project for the SABC was
the purchase and installation of a new
$16,000 scoreboard at Hans Petersen
Field that accommodates the needs of
both football and track.
“That’s the purpose of the booster
club, to enhance athletics for our high
school and middle school athletes.”
in preparing for the season.
“It’s a great group of enthusiastic girls,” she
told the crowd. “I know you’re going to be
impressed with what they’ll be showing you
tonight and this season.”
Following the introduction of the squad, fans
turned their attention to the field, where players
demonstrated some of the plays they will be run-
ning against Newport this Friday.
“Now that you’ve gotten a look at some of the
things we’ll be doing, let’s see those plays in
action,” said Dodson.
For the next 40 minutes, fans enjoyed a preview
of what they can expect from this
NAME NEW PRESIDENT
Over the last three years, the boosters
have also helped purchase new uni-
forms for the high school volleyball
team, wrestling mats and football uni-
forms for the middle school, and
$3,700 worth of track repairs.
“We try to do what helps most of the
kids,” said Butler, who said that while
he feels the club is in good hands with
veteran boosters members, “it’s essen-
tially the same people who have been
there year after year coordinating the
auction and other fundraising events.
“We could really use more people to
step up and get involved.”
Taking over as club president is
Siuslaw High School biology teacher
Gina Castro-Brandt, herself a Siuslaw
The search for a new head coach for
both the boys’ and girls’ basketball pro-
grams is under way.
In the meantime, Jennifer Waggoner
will serve as vice-president and will
organize the annual Boosters Auction
— the organization’s largest fundrais-
ing event. Eric Tanikawa will continue
as treasurer, with Siuslaw Middle
School teacher Lynette Holdahl as sec-
retary and Siuslaw High School arts
teacher Kim Pickell serving as mem-
Monday night, the club voted in
favor of providing each of the seven
middle school athletics programs with
$500 each, and $1,000 each for the high
school athletics programs.
Fire restrictions lifted in Lane County parks
Lane County is lifting its campfire
ban for Lane County parks and its par-
tial closure of the Howard Buford
Recreation Area (Mt. Pisgah) in
response to the Oregon Department of
Forestry’s reduction of fire precaution
levels in the area.
Campfires are now allowed in desig-
nated Lane County park fire pits and all
trails at the Howard Buford Recreation
Area (Mt. Pisgah) are open to the public.
“We are glad to be able to reopen Mt.
Pisgah trails and allow fires in designat-
ed fire pits,” said Lane County Parks
Supervisor Mike Russell.
“Our parks are wonderful places for
residents and visitors and we want peo-
ple out on our trails and in our camp-
grounds enjoying themselves and cele-
brating the last few weeks of summer,”
Lane County Parks encourages visi-
tors to remain cautious and aware of the
potential for wildfire and take necessary
steps to help protect parks and open
FISHING REPORT FOR
THE LOCAL REGION
MID COAST LAKES
Fishing for the various
warm water fish species is
fair to good during the
summer months. There are
numerous lakes in the
Florence area that can pro-
vide good opportunity and
have boat and bank access.
The cutthroat trout fish-
ery is slow to fair. Fishing
during the early mornings
or in the larger tributaries
is the most productive.
River conditions are very
low and warm for this time
of year. Bait is not allowed
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