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    NED HICKSON , SPORTS EDITOR
❘ 541-902-3523 ❘
SPORTS @ THESIUSLAWNEWS . COM
WEDNESDAY EDITION
❘ FEBRUARY 28, 2018 ❘
SECTION B
Siuslaw News
Sports & Recreation
C ATCH AND RELEASE
S PORTS
Calendar
On the
Bite
• MARCH 14
A
SHS/MHS BASEBALL
WEEKLY
FISHING REPORT FOR
HOSTS P. HILL
THE LOCAL REGION
4 P.M.
SHS TRACK
www.dfw.state.or.us/RR
AT P. HILL
3 P.M.
W INTER STEELHEAD :
WATER DEPENDENT
• MARCH 16
This time of year, water
conditions for winter steel-
head fishing can vacillate
between too low and clear,
and too high and muddy.
Successful anglers will:
1) adjust their gear and
tackle for current condi-
tions, and/or
2) be ready to hit the
water when water condi-
tions improve — usually
once water levels start to
drop after a good rain.
Check out the zone reports
for the best weekend possi-
bilities.
SHS SOFTBALL
HOSTS SUTHERLIN
4 P . M .
• APRIL 6
MHS TRACK
AMJ INVITE
4 P.M.
T IDE T ABLE
Entrance Siuslaw River
High Tide
SIUSLAW RIVER:
Steelhead, Chinook
A few winter steelhead
are starting to be caught in
the lower river.
Fall Chinook fishing has
been slowing down, but a
few fish are still available.
Anglers are reminded that
there is no wild coho
salmon retention.
Low Tide
Feb. 28
10:22am / 8.4 4:27am / 2.2
11:36pm / 7.2 5:12pm / -1.1
March 1
11:14am / 8.4
5:19am / 1.6
5:56pm / -1.0
PHOTOS BY NED HICKSON/SIUSLAW NEWS
Members of the Siuslaw girls softball team work on throwing form during Monday’s opening day of practice.
March 2
12:16am / 7.6 6:08am / 1.2
12:04pm / 8.3 6:37pm / -0.8
March 3
12:54am / 7.8
12:52pm / 8.0
V IKS
WARM UP THE DIAMONDS
B Y N ED H ICKSON
6:55am / 0.9
7:17pm / -0.3
March 4
1:32am / 7.8
1:40pm/ 7.5
7:41am / 0.7
7:56pm/ 0.4
March 5
2:09am / 7.7
2:28pm / 6.9
8:28am / 0.7
8:34pm / 1.1
March 6
2:47am / 7.5
3:19pm / 6.2
9:17am / 0.9
9:14pm / 1.8
S IUSLAW
N EWS
148 Maple St.
Florence
541-997-3441
Siuslaw News
The crack of the bat and “thwap” of
leather mitts fielding catches was in
the air as Siuslaw softball and baseball
players kicked off the spring sports
season during their first practice
Monday.
While the Viking boys return a
strong nucleus of infielders and pitch-
ing, the Lady Vikings will be entering
a building year with the loss of seven
returners to last year’s graduation,
including it’s seasoned pitching bat-
tery of Heidi Jones and Nikki Launius.
All told, seven of the team’s nine
starters will be made up of new faces
replacing positions like first baseman
Claire Waggoner, infielders Jenicah
Ecker and Sara Keel, outfielder
Katherine Dodson, and utility player
and power hitter Chehalis Stinger.
In the plus column, Siuslaw will be
returning sophomore Mia Collins, who
gained experience at both shortstop
and centerfield last season, as well as
senior outfielders Ariel Rosinbaum
and Katlin Meskimen.
The Lady Viks will also get a boost
from returning senior Abby Coday in
the pitcher’s circle.
For the Viking boys, new head
coach Tom Shinn will be the biggest
change this season as a steady stable
of players returns to the lineup.
Among them will be pitcher Gabe
Simington, a 6-foot-4 junior from
Mapleton with two years of varsity
NORTH COAST
LAKES:
Trout stocking is com-
plete for the year. Cape
Meares, Town, Coffenbury,
Lost and Sunset lakes were
stocked with “trophy” rain-
bow trout in late
September.
Cedar Creek Hatchery
has stocked over 160 sur-
plus summer steelhead in
Town Lake near Pacific
City so far this fall.
These fish get fairly
active in the lake and offer
a unique fishing experi-
ence. Once in the lake they
are considered “trout” and
do not require a Combined
Angling Tag.
Anglers are reminded,
however, that only one
trout per day over 20-inch-
es may be retained, and
these fish will all be in that
size range.
MID COAST LAKES:
Sophomore Caleb Hennessee will likely return to the starting pitcher rota-
tion this season for the Viks, who kick off the season March 14.
playing time under his belt, and
Siuslaw sophomore Caleb Hennessee,
who started on the mound and played
third base for the Vikings as a fresh-
man last season.
Returning infielders look to include
Jared Brandt at shortstop, Jared
Northrop at second base, and
Simington at first base when not on
the mound. Other players who who
will provide the Viks with strong cov-
erage will be Evan Teter, Tim Lowder,
Dalton and Zach Stinger, and Elijah
Blankenship. The Viks may also get
some help from Mapleton’s Tanner
Wilson and JJ Neece.
The Viking boys opener will be
March 14, at home against Pleasant
Hill; the Lady Vikings will open the
season March 16, when they host
Sutherlin.
Olalla Reservoir has
been stocked with about
100 surplus summer steel-
head this season. These
fish get fairly active in the
lake and offer a unique
fishing experience.
Once in the lake they are
considered “trout” and do
not require a Combined
Angling Tag.
Anglers are reminded,
however, that only one
trout per day over 20 inch-
es may be retained, and
these fish will all be in that
size range.
See
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