Willamalane Replacing Turf Field

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It is out with the old, and in with the new in Springfield. Willamalane is expanding and renovating its sports fields on South 32nd Street. On Wednesday, crews began work to replace the warn and torn, 11-year-old synthetic turf on Morrisette Field. A typical lifespan is eight years. Even though it’s old, … Continue reading »

Jordan Kent Skill Camp Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Jordan Kent Skill Camp kicks off its spring break camp Monday. Jordan Kent Skill Camps have brought out hundreds of children during the summer for three years, but this is the first spring break camp. It will take place at Cal Young Middle School. When kids step on the field, they’ll … Continue reading »

UO Students Don’t Care About Sports?

EUGENE, Ore. — A University of Oregon professor has an interesting take on a recent survey that found students don’t care as much about sports as thought. The 2013 study was done by the conducted by the UO Sustainability Office. In his blog, economics professor Bill Harbaugh zeroed in on the question: How much did … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Mariota, DAT, Helfrich

Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota: Oregon Runningback De’Anthony Thomas: Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich:

UO Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Nat’l Champs

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Ultimate Frisbee Team soared into championship status this week. Oregon beat Carleton College 15 to 8 Monday, making it their second national championship win. The tournament featured 20 teams from across the country. Players say the win shows how hard they worked this season. “It’s pretty surreal and … Continue reading »

Lowell Teen Pursues Six Sports

EUGENE, Ore. — Growing, there are kids who are good at every subject in school or some who can sing any note, and then there are the ones who can play any sport. Akayla Devereaux is one of those multi-tasking athletes and was recently inspired to add a less conventional competition to her resume. Akayla … Continue reading »

Preview: Lowell Teen Pursues Six Sports

You know those people who are just gifted? Akayla Deveraux is one of them. This 17-year-old already plays five sports but was recently motivated to pursue a sixth. Thursday on KEZI 9 News at 6 p.m., learn more about this Lowell spitfire, her raw talent, dedication and the tragedy that motivates the power in her … Continue reading »

Duck Up for SI Athlete of the Year

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon’s Liz Brenner is one of 10 NCAA athletes up for Sports Illustrated’s Athlete of the Year, and the only multi-sport athlete on the list. Brenner is a powerhouse for the Ducks in four sports as a member of the volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field teams at … Continue reading »

Athletes Play with Concussion Symptoms

(CNN) — By now, it’s pretty clear that concussions, caused by any sport, are pretty serious. But researchers are finding a lot of teens who think it’s still ok to keep on playing with a concussion, even when they know it’s dangerous. A new study conducted by doctors at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, finds high … Continue reading »

Local Businesses React to Trials Return

EUGENE, Ore. — The return of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials is a big win for the local economy. It’s great news for all the track and field fans in town and some say possibly even better news for the local economy. Each business we spoke to said the vibe is infectious and … Continue reading »

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