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March 11, 2022
Winter Sports
Gulls eye state championship
Seaside Signal
For one year only, the
location of the 4A state
basketball tournament has
changed — but the Seaside
Gulls are back, and they’ll
be in Coos Bay/North Bend
later this week, in search of
state championship No. 3
since 2018, and their fi fth
title game appearance in
seven years.
After a nearly two-week
layoff , the Gulls punched
their ticket to the tourna-
ment with a 45-30 win
over Woodburn, last Friday
night at Seaside.
The No. 4-ranked Gulls
(19-6 overall) are set to
open the state tournament
at 4 p.m. on Thursday this
week against fi fth-ranked
Philomath (19-5) at North
Bend High School.
Woodburn was coming
off a 57-55 win at Astoria
the previous Friday, but its
return to the North Coast
was not nearly as nice.
The Bulldogs held an
early 9-2 lead, but while
Woodburn started miss-
ing free throws (2-for-10
in the fi rst quarter), Sea-
Photos by Jeff TerHar
Gulls go for the ball against Woodburn.
side went on a 17-4 run to
close the fi rst half, and had
all the points it would need
midway through the third
Off ensively, the Gulls
turned to their usual
go-to guys. Cash Corder
poured in a game-high 14
points, followed by Con-
nor Langmo (12) and Ever
Sibony (10).
Fans cheer the Gulls on
against Woodburn.
Riptide places fourth
at state tournament
Seaside Signal
The Seaside Riptide sixth
grade girls’ basketball team
competed over the last few
months in various basket-
ball tournaments across the
The Riptide placed sec-
ond at the Sisters Shootout
on Feb. 20, and then went
on to compete in the Ore-
gon Amateur Basketball
State Tournament in Salem,
where they placed fourth.
Seaside competed against
large schools such as Wil-
sonville and Mountainside,
and was able to remain in
the championship bracket
playing fi ve games over
three days.
Thanks to the support
of the Pacifi c Basketball
League, Riptide Sports, and
parents and sponsors, the
sixth grade girls basketball
team had a very successful
Coach Erika Marshall
said, “Over a four-month
period this group of girls
has grown and improved
immensely. They have
learned not only about the
On Friday, April 1,
the Sunset Empire Park
and Recreation District
will host a fun all-comer
swim meet from 4 to
5 p.m. that will include
games and a treasure
On Saturday, April 2,
raise funds for a new
electronic timing sys-
tem and dive blocks for
the Sunset Pool to benefi t
the swim team. The free
event is from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m.
The goal is to raise
$50,000, and donations
can be made through the
Sunset Park and Recre-
ation Foundation, a non-
profi t organization.
To participate, sign up
at the front desk counter
of Sunset Pool to receive
a sponsor packet with
more information.
Marshall, Spivey star at free throw shoot
Seaside Signal
Seaside student athletes,
Jahzara Marshall and Tiera
Spivey, attended the Ore-
gon State Elks free throw
shoot in Silverton on Feb.
Marshall competed in
the age 10/11 girl’s group
and Spivey competed in
the 12/13 girl’s group.
Both Marshall and
Spivey were winners of
the North West District
Hoop Shoot in Seaside
and advanced to the state
fi nals.
Each contestant shoots
a total of 25 free throws
for their age group. Mar-
shall was the Oregon State
Jahzara Marshall with her
trophy from the Elks free
throw championship.
Tiera Spivey at the free
throw line.
Elk’s Free Throw Cham-
pion for the 10/11 girl’s
age group, making 15 of 25
free throws, and advancing
to the Northwest Region
1 Hoop Shoot contest in
Pasco, Washington, on
March 25 and 26.
Riptide players at the state tournament in Salem: Alex Allen,
Bailee Bishop, Araya Edwards, Olyvia Morse, Amy Henry, Tiera
Spivey, Chloe Baker, Berkley Sturgell, Stella Ensign, Sophia
Saso, Allie Corder and Jahzara Marshall.
game of basketball, but how
to be resilient and com-
pete at a high level. We, as
coaches, are so very proud
of the girls and all that they
have accomplished together
as a team.”
Riptide is coached by
Marshall, Nicole Sturgell
and Christina Allen. The
players consist of Alex
Araya Edwards, Olyvia
Morse, Amy Henry, Tiera
Spivey, Chloe Baker, Berk-
ley Sturgell, Stella Ensign,
Sophia Saso, Allie Corder
and Jahzara Marshall.
set at Sunset Pool
Ever Sibony demonstrates his moves.
Parks foundation
provides recreation
The Sunset Empire
Park and Recreation Dis-
trict collaborates with the
Sunset Park and Recre-
ation Foundation to pro-
vide scholarships to mem-
bers of the community
who need support to par-
ticipate in recreational
required to apply and can
receive up to 50 percent
of their program fees sub-
sidized by the founda-
tion. The foundation raises
funds through events, gen-
erous donations, and other
The park district strives
to keep fees low to keep
seeking additional fund-
ing through grants and
Last year the foun-
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dation provided almost
$22,000 in scholarship
funds. More than 85 per-
cent of these scholarship
funds were given to fam-
ilies enrolling children in
youth programs, in pre-
school, after-school care
or summer camps.
Child care is a critical
need in Clatsop county, and
many families need access
to this essential service,
particularly as child care
options have decreased.
The Sunset Park and
will be hosting two fund-
raisers to support the
scholarship program.
On Sunday, May 1,
they will present the Sip &
Savor, a culinary celebra-
tion and auction from 6 to
9 p.m. at the Bob Chisholm
Community Center.
On Friday, June 3, they
will hold a golf tourna-
ment and raffl e from 1 to
6 p.m. at the Highlands
golf course in Gearhart.
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