Northwest League Baseball
The Eugene Emeralds played spoiler last night in Hillsboro, downing the Hops 6-5 and keeping them out of a tie for first place with Boise. Four runs in the third inning helped get the Emeralds off to a good start, and they nipped a ninth inning Hillsboro rally; stopping the Hops short in a comeback bid.
The two teams meet tonight in game two of their three game series.
Vikings Kick Off
Preparations are underway for the opening of prep football this weekend. The Siuslaw Vikings will host the Scio Loggers tomorrow at Hans Peterson Field. The JV game kicks off at four… Varsity gets underway at seven.
Get ready for Marcus 2.0.
That’s what Oregon coach Mark Helfrich looks to see from his sophomore quarterback, Marcus Mariota, as the No. 3 Ducks embark on the new season. It all starts Saturday when Oregon host Nicholls State.
Mariota set the team’s single-season record last season with 38 touchdowns. He also passed for 2,677 yards while completing a school-record 68.5 percent of his passes. Mariota had 3,429 yards of total offense.