Friday, July 10, 2020

Tigers claw way to first league volleyball victory since 2015

Latest articles

Oregon FBI goes virtual with ‘Teen Series’

Portland's FBI field office has launched an online learning experience for students designed to let them explore the world of law enforcement.

Lincoln City Police officers arrest identity theft suspects

Lincoln City Police Officer Hayden Tolzman responded to a report of possible identity theft by a male and female at the Shearwater Inn, Sunday, July 5, that led to a foot chase, taser deployment and a stolen gun.

Most restaurants and bars in Oregon following COVID-19 requirements

Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspectors swept across Oregon over the Fourth of July weekend and checked 800 businesses for compliance with social distancing requirements issued by Governor Kate Brown.

Biplane soars through space and time

In the skies over Depoe Bay and Lincoln City, a modern-day barnstormer in an open-cockpit biplane is giving passengers a journey through space and time seldom found at the soulless tarmacs of modern airports.

DA says Clark County Seven did not commit bias crime

Seven Clark County men were recently arrested in Lincoln City for illegal fireworks, yelling racial slurs and using Nazi salutes to harass a black family on Independence Day, prompting the Lincoln County District Attorney to issue a statement about the incident.

Father and son dispute leads to attempted murder charges

Oregon State Police say a son used his truck as a weapon against his father after an altercation while driving on Independence Day, nine miles east of Waldport.

K9 Bonni captures hit and run suspect in Newport

Lincoln County Sheriff K9 Bonni and her handler, Deputy Zach Akin, located and apprehended a man alleged to be the perpetrator of a hit and run on Yaquina Bay Bridge Saturday, July 4.

‘Lil Wes’ is back in Lincoln City and has put cancer in remission

Wesley Allen Michael Culver said he went into shock when he got the news that he had cancer on December 12, 2019 at just 14-years-old.

UPDATED: Seven Clark County men arrested for harassment in Lincoln City

Seven Clark County, Wash. men were arrested on Independence Day by Lincoln City Police for harassing a black family, launching illegal fireworks and causing a disturbance on the beach in front of Inn at Spanish Head. 

Lincoln County reports fourth local COVID-19 death

A 96-year-old woman is Lincoln County’s fourth reported local COVID-19 related death. She died July 2 at her residence and had underlying medical conditions.

Related articles

Photos by Lon French

As victories go, some are more memorable than most. Others can last a lifetime.

The Taft High volleyball team experienced a win for the memory banks Thursday, defeating Clatskanie 3-1 at home in a Class 3A Coastal Range League match that marked the Tigers’ first conference volleyball victory in almost three years to the day.

The 25-21, 25-11, 19-25, 25-20 win was Taft’s first of the season and its first league victory following 37 straight defeats since a 3-1 home win over Horizon Christian-Tualatin on Oct. 5, 2015.

“It was a huge team effort, and I don’t think we could have done it without the contributions of everyone on our team,” Taft Coach Kelsey Hart said. “I am so proud of our team, and so thankful for everyone that came out to support us tonight. The energy in the gym tonight was just what we needed.”

The Tigers went 1-17 overall and 0-14 in league play last season, and 0-17, 0-14 in 2016. Taft had lost 29 straight matches overall.

“I honestly can’t speak to any one or two players that excelled,” Hart said. “Every player tonight helped propel our team to victory. Everyone played their hearts out.”

Taft improved to 1-12, 1-5 with Thursday’s victory, while Clatskanie fell to 1-10, 1-5.

“Setters Lilly Salsbery and Lily Hatton were flying around the court, getting balls to our hitters,” Hart said. “Savannah Russo, Charlotte Huppert, Keeara Harmon and Shelline Nerup did a great job as our offense. They moved balls around the court and kept the other team on their toes. Corey Van Damme, Jordyn Ramsey, Addie Gates and Logan Jack had great contributions from the back row.”

Clatskanie defeated Taft 3-1 at home on Sept 18.

Hart’s media press quotes:

“This was our first win in years and it felt so good! Our students, staff, families and fans did a tremendous job coming out to support us. The gym was loud and energetic, which helped keep our players pumped throughout the match.

“I’m so proud of all of my players, everyone of which contributed to our win. While I wish we’d had more wins earlier in the season, it was great for our first win to be at home with all the support we had. The girls felt like rock stars.”

Taft Teampage


- Advertisement -
Jim Fossum
Jim Fossum
Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.

Most popular

Fire strikes historic Otis Cafe on Independence Day

North Lincoln Fire Rescue units swarmed the Otis Cafe shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday to combat a fully involved fire at the iconic restaurant.

Highway 101 hole prompts ODOT to call in geologists

Oregon Department of Transportation officials have called in geologists Thursday to take core samples of a hole on southbound Highway 101 in Otis.

Local men face drug, weapons charges following ATF search and arrest raid

Two Lincoln City men and a Cloverdale resident were charged Wednesday after Special Agents from the ATF Seattle Field Division executed multiple federal search and arrest warrants in Lincoln City.

Lincoln City ‘lockdown protesters’ on Highway 101

A group of people lined Highway 101 in Lincoln City Wednesday to display signs with different messages in protest of Governor Kate Brown's Executive Order and other actions which shut down Oregon amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Carjacking in Otis: Three arrested, one ‘armed and dangerous’ still at large

A Lincoln County Sheriff's Office investigation has led to the arrest of three individuals surrounding a carjacking in Otis Monday night and a fourth suspect remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

Lincoln City closes lodging with unanimous vote

Lincoln City will join other cities in Lincoln County who have been working to draft a joint declaration ordering lodging to close.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisements -