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Monthly Archives: May, 2018

Taft High seniors take bows at annual scholarship, awards ceremony

Nearly 90 Taft High 7-12 students were honored May 24 at the school's Senior Awards Celebration.

2018 City of Lincoln City Mayor and Council Election

The Mayor's position on Council as well as three council seats in wards 1, 2 and 3, have terms that will expire on December 31, 2018. An election for these positions will be on the General Election Ballot for November 6, 2018.

Hawks end Tigers’ dream season with State semifinal victory

In a season of pioneering achievements at the plate, on the mound and in the record book, the Tigers’ gripping scripture of small-school baseball lore came to a tumultuous conclusion in an 8-6 home defeat to La Pine in the semifinals of the OSAA State Baseball Championships.

Memorial Day Drive in Lincoln City

Taft to Safeway hood-mounted footage sped up 500%. It was a beautiful Memorial Day in Lincoln City. Traffic was heavy but that was to be expected.

New-look Tigers, Hawks set for semifinal State baseball matchup

A familiar foe in name only will take the field at the Pit Tuesday when the Taft High baseball team plays La Pine to advance to Friday’s Class 3A State championship game.

Honor the fallen on Memorial Day

Memorial Day isn’t about sales or events. It’s about people fighting and dying so you can be free. People choose to join the military and put their lives on the line so you can enjoy freedom. Sometimes they don't come back alive and we honor them with Memorial Day. 

Vacancies on the Lincoln City Public Art Committee

The Lincoln City Public Art Committee, the appointed advisory body that works to enliven and beautify our coastal town with art installations, is looking for two new members.

Pirates put end to Taft’s State softball run with 4-2 home win

op-seeded Dayton High continued its perennial postseason presence by stifling a late Taft rally for a 4-2 victory Friday that propelled it into the semifinals of the Class 3A State Softball Championships.

King crowns Tigers State baseball semifinalists with complete-game win

Senior right-hander Caleb King shut down Joseph/Enterprise/Wallowa with a three-hit, 10-strikeout performance Friday to help lead the Tigers into the semifinals of the Class 3A OSAA State Baseball Championships.

West Valley League flexes muscle in State baseball, softball quarterfinals

The West Valley League will step to the plate wielding a big bat Friday with three quarterfinalists in both baseball and softball representing the conference at OSAA tournaments to determine the best Class 3A team in each sport.

Summer is coming – Traffic in Taft – 1935

As the temperature rises here on the Oregon coast, so does the traffic. This is not a new phenomenon, as you can see by this ca. 1935 photo.

Knott, Stempel help propel Tigers into State baseball quarterfinals

Junior second baseman Cody Knott drove in four runs with a homer and double Wednesday to lead top-seeded Taft High to a 9-2 home victory over Clatskanie and into the quarterfinals of the Class 3A OSAA State Baseball Championships.

Danneker’s dinger helps Taft barge into State softball quarterfinals

Taft High turned a 286-mile, five-hour bus ride to the upper northeast stretches of the state on the eve of the game into a 12-2 five-inning victory over Stanfield/Echo and a berth in the quarterfinals of the 16-team single-elimination tournament.

Homepage-Mini 005 – State Championship Edition

Homepage-Mini number five is live. This issue features the best story Jim Fossum has written to date: It's All in the Family for Taft Baseball Stars. It tells the story of three Tiger greats, Jack Stempel, Josh Salsbery and Caleb King. 

Online directory of statewide Memorial Day events now live

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It’s All in the Family for Taft Baseball Stars

Like brothers who have shared life’s pleasures and pitfalls; like sons to the men they have played for and aspire to emulate; to the people they have touched and who have moved them, Taft High baseball stars Caleb King, Josh Salsbery and Jack Stempel are like family.

Taft baseball gets top State tourney seed, softball seeded ninth

Any concerns that “Taft got the shaft” would become the battle cry throughout Lincoln City were quelled late Saturday with the announcement that the top-ranked Tigers have been seeded No 1 in next week’s Class 3A State baseball championships.

Warriors tame Tigers to gain probable State softball home game

The Taft High softball team was likely relegated to at-large status and a road game in next week’s State tournament following an 8-0 West Valley League playoff loss Friday to Amity at Dayton High school.

Taft track and field star Knott flashes shiny silver bling at State

Taft High sophomore Ella Knott won the silver medal in the javelin Thursday in the Class 3A OSAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene.

Dick Anderson running for Mayor of Lincoln City

Lincoln City Councilor Dick Anderson announced today that he will seek the position of Lincoln City Mayor on the November ballot. He has decided to announce his candidacy at this time so others have time to decide and file for his City Council seat.

Citizens concerned over biosolid applications near the Siletz River

At this weeks county commission meeting, the commissioners heard from a group concerned about biosolids that are being applied within 50-feet of the Siletz River. This is the treated sludge that comes from the city's waste treatment plants.

Deputy administers Narcan and saves overdosed passenger’s life

On May 17, 2018 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Deputy Shawn Carter stopped a vehicle for a minor traffic violation near SE East Devils Lake Rd and SE Oar Street in Lincoln City. During the traffic stop Deputy Carter recognized the rear passenger in the vehicle was exhibiting signs of a drug overdose.

Taft’s 16-game win streak snapped in league playoff loss

No. 1-ranked Taft High, playing night after night with a target on its back, got struck in the bull’s eye Thursday in squandering an eight-run, seventh-inning lead to fall 9-8 to Santiam Christian in a league home playoff loss that broke the Tigers’ 16-game winning streak.

Taft softball team opens quest for fairy tale finish

In keeping with tradition, it will take a tent or a hammock instead of a cape to cover all the contributing players on the Taft High softball team by the time the Tigers conclude play Friday in the West Valley League playoffs.

Five Taft athletes put best foot forward at State track meet

Senior Preston Nightingale, sophomores Kaden Wright, Ella Knott and Autumn Ellis and freshman Jordyn Ramsey will open competition Thursday in the two-day Class 3A OSAA State Track and Field Championships in Eugene.

Praise for Taft sports coverage – Richard King

What a great job you have done in covering Taft High sports. It is really nice looking forward to your articles right after it happens. The article on the Tigers baseball team was the best written I have ever read.

Lofty stats certify Taft’s status as state’s best baseball team

The No.-1 ranked Taft High baseball team posted some gaudy numbers this season – the most important, of course, being 12-0, the team’s perfect record in winning the West Valley League regular-season championship.

Tigers drop softball finale, move on to league playoffs

Scio High assumed the state’s No. 1 ranking in the Class 3A softball ranks Tuesday after defeating playoff-bound Taft 14-4 to conclude the regular season.

Taft girls finish sixth, boys ninth at State golf championships

The Taft High girls golf team made the biggest march up the leaderboard Tuesday to finish sixth behind champion St. Mary’s in the OSAA Class 4A/3A/2A/1A State Girls Golf Championships in Banks.

No. 1 Tigers close out regular season with 16th straight win

Three Taft High pitchers split time on the hill, and senior centerfielder Caleb King dove home two runs with three hits Tuesday to lead the Tigers to a 6-1 victory over Salem Academy that closed out the regular season.