High school athletes across the country are only left with a glimmer of hope as far as being able to play an abbreviated spring sports season, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Long-time assistant coach Dave Blevins has been hired as the new head coach of the Roseburg High School softball program, athletic director Russ Bolin announced Wednesday.
Senior pitcher Madysn Blevins, who helped Roseburg advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 6A softball playoffs, received second-team honors in The Oregonian’s recent all-state voting.
Junior Nicki Derrick, who pitched North Douglas to its second Class 2A/1A softball championship in three years last weekend, was selected the Special District 3 player of the year in voting done by the coaches.
Glide placed four players on the Class 2A/1A Special District 5 softball all-league first team in voting done by the coaches.
EUGENE — The postseason journey began on the road at Bonanza for the North Douglas Warriors.
South Umpqua senior pitcher Tayah Kelley, who helped the Lancers win the Far West League title and advance to the semifinals of the OSAA Class 3A softball playoffs, was selected the FWL’s player of the year in all-league voting done by the coaches.
Two teams who each captured their first state championships in Class 2A/1A softball the past two years will square off in the final on Friday in Eugene.
CLATSKANIE — In a matchup between two squads hoping to reach the championship game for the first time ever, it was the Clatskanie Tigers who accomplished that goal with a 10-4 win over the South Umpqua Lancers in the OSAA Class 3A softball semifinals on Tuesday at Clatskanie High School.
DRAIN — For the second time in three seasons, the North Douglas softball team will be playing for the state championship.
The South Umpqua softball team is right back where it expected to be in the postseason.
JOHN DAY — “We’re still the Road Warriors,” joked North Douglas softball coach Jesse Rice.
TRI CITY — The fourth-seeded South Umpqua softball team used its home field advantage to hold off the No. 13 Nyssa Bulldogs, 4-2, on Wednesday in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.
BONANZA — The Warriors came to play.
MT. ANGEL — The Oakland softball team failed to advance beyond its opening game of the OSAA Class 2A/1A playoffs on Wednesday, falling 12-2 to seventh-seeded Kennedy.
It’s two up and two down for the Roseburg High softball team.
Roseburg did all of its damage offensively in the first two innings, then relied on pitching and defense to keep Lakeridge at bay the rest of the way Monday.
It’s win or call-it-a-season time.
JUNCTION CITY — Kamryn Potter’s two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Junction City a 4-3 nonleague softball win over South Umpqua on Friday.
DRAIN — Central Linn scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning, then had to snuff a North Douglas rally in the seventh to take a 3-2 win in the championship game of the Class 2A/1A Special District 3 softball tournament on Wednesday at Howard's Field.
DRAIN — Central Linn eliminated Oakland from the Special District 3 softball tournament on Wednesday with an 8-6 victory at Howard's Field.