Saturday, December 5, 2020


Track and Field


Taft grad Arce-Torres crosses finish line on top in track and in classroom

Taft High grad and Western Oregon University sophomore Gabe Arce-Torres parlayed his freshman season on the track last spring into being honored Tuesday for his academic success by the U.S. Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association.

Wright, Fuentes, French, Knott lead pack of Taft track athletes into finals

Several Taft High track and field athletes arranged a date with State this week at the Class 3A Special District 2 Track and Field Championships at Dayton.

Koceja leads middle-schoolers, Stutzman sixth-graders at track Districts

Taft High 7-12 eighth-grader Gavin Koceja won the long jump and high jump and anchored the winning boys 4x400-meter relay team Thursday in the Coast Valley League 7-8 District Championships at Yamhill-Carlton.

Taft High’s French wins pole vault on opening day of District track meet

Taft High sophomore JJ French won the pole vault with a leap of 12 feet, 6 inches Tuesday to qualify for State on the...

Taft senior track star Jin sprints to stint as Naval Academy midshipman

It will be “Anchors Aweigh” in more ways than one this week when Taft High senior David Jin hurdles his way into the Class 3A Special District 2 Track and Field Championships in Dayton.

Taft boys, girls finish third in last prep meet for District track finals

Senior Savannah Russo won the javelin and freshman Kadence James the high jump for the girls, while junior Kaden Wright won the 100-meter dash...

Wright, Jin, Halferty pace Taft with two wins each in home track meet

Junior Kaden Wright and senior David Jin claimed two titles each to lead six Taft High boys to the top of the podium, and junior Sammy Halferty won two sprints Thursday to lead three girls winners in the Taft Invitational Special District 2 track and Field meet at Voris Field.

Three Tigers roar loudest in middle school home track and field meet

Eighth-graders McKaden Melton, Gavin Koceja and Kaitlyn Neves won individual titles Wednesday to lead the way for Taft High 7-12 middle schoolers in a Coast Valley League Junior High track and field meet at Voris Field.

Ten Tigers take titles in Lincoln County JV track and field meet in Newport

Sophomores William Calderon led four boys and Avery Nightingale six girls with individual titles Tuesday as Taft High placed second in both the men's...

PHOTO GALLERY: Taft track to host league meet Thursday at Voris Field

The Taft High track and field team, fresh off participation Saturday in the prestigious Prefontaine Rotary Invitational in Coos Bay, will host a Special...

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December is now upon us

I truly believe that even in the face of all that this year has thrown at us, that we are fortunate to have family and friends we can count on to help us get through difficult times.
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