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A local golf pro is headed to the LPGA Senior Women’s Championship in Connecticut. The tournament starts Thursday.

Eugene Civic Alliance

Pending approval, federal funding is on its way to Civic Park in Eugene to help the venue build an audience.


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An Oregon native who set a shot put world record at the Olympic Trials is headed to Tokyo. Ryan Crouser competed in Eugene in high school, and said he appreciates having grown up in a place that knows track and field. 

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The Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene were delayed Sunday due to excessive heat, after heptathlete Taliyah Brooks fainted before the javelin throw.


Yet neither heat nor the delay stopped athletes from having outstanding performances.

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Two former Duck athletes qualified for this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo amid triple-digit temperatures at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene Saturday.

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Olympic hopefuls who train in the typically cool and cloudy Northwest say they’re prepared for extreme heat during the final weekend of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials.

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Crowds at Sunday’s Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene got to see Rudy Winkler break an American record in the hammer throw. Winkler threw 82.71 meters, beating the previous record of 82.52 set by Lance Deal in 1996.


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On day one of the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ryan Crouser broke the world record for shot put.

Chris Singleton

The Eugene Emeralds are celebrating Juneteenth by welcoming back a former player who has become an inspirational speaker, spreading a message of love and unity. Chris Singleton came to spread this message after an unthinkable tragedy.

Karen Richards

While there won't be a free festival area outside Hayward at the Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, there will be a food court for ticketed fans. KLCC checked in with one company that jumped at the chance to be there.  

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For fans with Olympic Trials tickets, information about the event has been slow to come and sometimes confusing.

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Olympic gold-medalist and University of Oregon alum English Gardner is preparing for the Olympic Track & Field trials in Eugene after recovering from COVID-19 this spring.

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Several University of Oregon Ducks and alumni are preparing to compete in the Olympic Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene starting Friday. 

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University of Oregon senior Carmela Cardama Baez won a national title in the 10-thousand meters Thursday at the NCAA Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field.

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Day One of the NCAA Track and Field Championships was the first chance for many out-of-town fans and coaches to experience the new Hayward Field. Here's an audio postcard.

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Nine women and 15 men from the University of Oregon qualified for next week’s NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field. The meet, which runs June 9th to 12th will be the first at the new stadium to invite ticketed fans.

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TrackTown USA has announced that recent changes to Oregon health regulations means spectators will be able to watch the Olympic Trials in person at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. The trials are scheduled for June 18-27.

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The Eugene Emeralds were back in town this past weekend. The Ems’ 2020 season was canceled at the start of the pandemic, which meant fans hadn’t seen them take the field in 620 days. KLCC’s Love Cross went to the ballpark and brings us sounds from the game.

Lane County Soccer Referees Association

There's a nationwide shortage of referees for amateur sports, and it’s affecting soccer in Lane County. An introductory course on Saturday, May 8, 2021 is aimed to recruit new refs.




Rachael McDonald

Eugene Family YMCA reached a milestone last week in its efforts to fund a new building. They’ve raised $4 million thanks to a challenge grant.

Karen Richards

TrackTown USA has news for spectators of this summer’s U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene. CEO Michael Reilly said in a statement Thursday that based on Hayward Field’s capacity and current health protocols, they cannot honor the number of tickets already sold.


Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds are gearing up for a new baseball season and fans can expect changes when going to PK Park.



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University of Oregon Volleyball was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament with a loss to Purdue Sunday in Omaha. The No. 10 Ducks dropped their Sweet 16 matchup to the No. 7 Boilermakers in four sets.

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University of Oregon Volleyball is moving on to the Sweet 16 of the 2021 NCAA Volleyball tournament after a 3-0 sweep of Notre Dame on Wednesday in Omaha. The Ducks won in straight sets, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-13.

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Friday and Saturday’s Hayward Premiere meet featured some Oregon wins, plenty of PR’s, and some wide-eyed expressions of awe from visiting athletes and guests as they took in the new stadium for the first time. 

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After making it to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1982, Oregon State Men’s Basketball is out of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The No.12 seeded Beavers fell 67-61 to No.2 Houston Monday in Indianapolis.

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Oregon’s season came to an end Sunday, after an 82-68 loss to USC in the Regional Semifinal round of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament in Indianapolis.

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The playoff run in the 2021 NCAA Women’s Tournament is over for No. 6 seeded Oregon after their 60-42 loss to No. 2 seed Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen on Sunday in San Antonio.

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It’s off to the Elite Eight for No. 12 seed Oregon State after another upset win at the NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis. The Beavers took down No. 8 Loyola Chicago 65-58 Saturday, sending them to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1982.

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It's on to the Sweet 16 for Oregon, as the No. 6 Ducks defeated No. 3 Georgia, 57-50, at the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament in San Antonio Wednesday. This is the fourth consecutive trip to the Sweet 16 for the Ducks.