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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.

Karen Richards

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.

Karen Richards

The new Hayward Field has been ready and set for quite a while; now, it’s nearly “go” time. The University of Oregon announced today (Wednesday) the venue will host its first invitational meet, the Hayward Premiere, on April 2nd and 3rd. 

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No. 8 Oregon State is out at the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, after a 59-42 loss to No. 1 South Carolina Tuesday in San Antonio.

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The No. 6 Ducks won their first game of the 2021 Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, beating No. 11 South Dakota, 67-47, Monday in San Antonio.

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Oregon and Oregon State sports fans have a lot to cheer for this week.

  

Both of Oregon State’s women’s and men’s teams are moving on in the NCAA Tournaments after big wins on Sunday. The No. 12 Beavers’ men’s team notched another upset victory, beating No. 2 Oklahoma State 80-70. OSU heads to next weekend’s Sweet 16 for the first time since 1983. 

The No. 8 Beavers women moved on to round two after defeating No. 9 Florida State, 83-59 and will face No. 1 seed South Carolina in the second round Tuesday.

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Oregon advanced to the Sweet Sixteen Monday after upsetting No. 2 Iowa, 95-80, at the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis.

This will be the second consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearance for seventh-seeded Ducks, who reached that round in the 2019 Tournament. 

The Ducks had four players score in double digits. Chris Duarte had 23 points, LJ Figueroa scored 21, Will Richardson added 19, and Eugene Omoruyi had 17 in the win.

Iowa standout Luka Garza, the two-time Big 10 Player of the Year, scored 36 points for Hawkeyes.

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No. 12 seed Oregon State continued their 2021 NCAA Tournament run with an 80-70 win over No. 4 Oklahoma State on Sunday in Indianapolis. The win moves the Beavers in to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1983.

OSU led by as many as 18, but the Cowboys cut the Beavers' lead to only two points mid-way through the second half. Ethan Thompson had 24 points in the win. Maurice Calloo and and Jarod Lucas each added 15. Warith Alatishe and Roman Silva each pulled down 12 rebounds.

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Oregon State made easy work of Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament on Sunday, with an 83-59 win. OSU had three players with double-digit scoring, led by Aleah Goodman with 24 points. Taylor Jones added 18 and Sasha Goforth had 14 in the win.

The Beavers went into the game as a No. 8 seed, facing the ninth-seeded Seminoles. Oregon State shot 55% in field goals and made 46% of their shots from beyonf the arc, going 7/15 from three-point range.

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Oregon advanced in the 2021 Men’s NCAA Tournament after their Saturday night opponent, Virginia Commonwealth, had multiple players test positive for COVID-19 and was forced to pull out of the tournament.

The NCAA ruled that 10th-seeded VCU’s first-round game Saturday against Oregon was a “no-contest.” That means the seventh-seeded Ducks will advance to face Iowa in the second round of the West region on Monday. The announcement came a little more than three hours before VCU and Oregon were supposed to play.

Oregon Coach Dana Altman released this statement on Saturday:

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No. 12-seed Oregon State is moving on to Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament after their 70-56 upset win over 5-seed Tennessee on Friday in Indianapolis.

The Beavers were 47% on three-point attempts, sinking 10/21 long shots. Roman Silva had a career-high 16 points in the win. Jarod Lucas added 14 and Ethan Thompson had 13 points and 10 rebounds. 

The Beavers earned their entry to the 2021 NCAA Tournament after winning the 2021 Pac-12 Tournament.

Friday’s victory was Oregon State’s first win in the NCAA Tournament since 1982.

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Oregon State won their first ever Pac-12 Tournament title after downing Colorado 70-68 on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

The win punched OSU’s ticket to the NCAA Tournament which begins on March 18.

Maurice Calloo scored 15 points in the win, while Jarod Lucas added 14 for the Beavers. OSU sank nine three-pointers and were 68% in free throw attempts.

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Oregon State Men’s Basketball will be playing in the Pac-12 Tournament title game for the first time since 1988. The Beavers dominated Oregon, 75-64, on Friday in Las Vegas, knocking out the regular season champs.

The Beavers were aggressive from the start, building a 19-point lead in the second half. The Ducks had a late rally with, closing the gap to only 5 points with under 5 minutes left to play. Oregon State’s Jared Lucas hit a 3-pointer to stop a 15-3 run and the Beavers pushed the lead back to 12.

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The Oregon men are the Pac-12 basketball regular season champs for the second year in a row after beating Oregon State 80-67 in Corvallis Sunday. This is the Ducks’ 4th regular-season title in the past six years.

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Sunday brought another big with for Oregon State Women's Basketball. Aleah Goodman scored 20 points, leading six beavers into double figures as OSU topped No. 14 Oregon 88-77 in the annual rivalry game on Sunday in Eugene. This was the second upset win in a week for the Beavers after they knocked off then No. 8 UCLA on Feb. 21 in California.

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Track fans, take note: A modified U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials is in the works. USA Track and Field announced an updated competition schedule today. The 10-day event, to be held at the new Hayward Field in Eugene, is slated to run June 18th through the 27th. 

Karen Richards

While many people complain of not knowing what day it is lately, Oregon high school sports are mixing up the seasons. Fall sports began their seasons Monday. That includes cross country, soccer and football, which the Oregon Health Authority cleared for competition just last week. 

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Oregon State University announced a $153 million renovation to Reser Stadium on Thursday.

  

U.S. Forest Service

You might think that backcountry skiers wouldn’t have to worry about the pandemic. But a group that helps rescue wayward skiers says the coronavirus will affect its ability to provide aid on the trails.

  

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No. 25 Oregon lost 34-17 to No. 10 Iowa State in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. The Ducks had a season-high five turnovers in the loss, did not score in the second half of the game, and only had the ball for 17:12.

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