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Friday Night Blitz – November 14th

On the November 14th, 2014 edition of the Friday Night Blitz, highlights include the second week of playoffs from Oregon City at Sheldon, Wilsonville at Springfield and Marist at Corvallis.

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Friday Night Blitz – October 31st

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EUGENE — On the October 31st, 2014 edition of the Friday Night Blitz, highlights include Marist at Springfield, Churchill at Crater, Corvallis at South Albany and ten other games.

 

 

Friday Night Blitz – October 17

For the October 17th edition of KEZI Friday Night blitz, watch highlights of 11 games including our Game of the Week between North Medford & Willamette, Thurston & Sheldon, South Eugene, Roseburg, and more.

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Friday Night Blitz – October 10

For the October 10th edition of Friday Night Blitz, watch highlights from 12 games, including Willamette at Thurston, North Medford taking on Grants Pass and our Game of the Week, Marist at Eagle Point.

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Prep Football Rally: Marist’s Jumbo Effort Stalls Willamette, 46-0

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The call came in for the “jumbo” play, and Korey Thompson-Falconer knew just what to do. It was time for the big boys to carry the football and plow into the end zone from one yard away. Marist’s 6-foot, 281-pound offensive guard dropped back from his offensive line position into the backfield, real estate generally occupied by smaller, lighter runners.

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Marist’s defense played big by shutting out Willamette on Friday night, 46-0. (Gary Breedlove/EDN)

“My mind just went blank. I just wanted to score,” Thompson-Falconer said. “All I did was get the ball and run straight.” That’s exactly what the Marist Spartans needed to start the second half of their Class 5A Midwestern League game. Thompson-Falconer’s first touchdown as a high school player was the first of four TDs the Spartans scored in the third quarter on their way to a 46-0 win over the Wolverines.

For the second-straight week, the Spartans (3-2 overall, 1-1 MWL) held their opponents scoreless. In those two games, Marist has outscored its opposition 101-0. The offense sputtered some in the first half against Willamette (2-3, 1-2), but the Spartans still lead 12-0 at halftime. “We know we could do better. Twelve to nothing at half time? We did’t feel that was out top level,” Thompson-Falconer said. “We just turned it up more.”

Marist finished the game with 467 yards of total offense, including 229 running the ball. The Spartans scored on all four of its possessions in the second half. Sophomore quarterback Brody Cooper completed 11-of-19 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns. Cooper also ran in Marist’s first TD from the one-yard line. His first TD pass of the night came on a third down and 31 in the second quarter. Cooper hit sophomore receiver Matt Haney on a 60-yard scoring pass. Cooper caught five passes for 135 yards. In the second half, Cooper threw a 39-yard TD pass to Clark Morton.

“We came out stronger in the second half and came out and got the job done,” Cooper said. “I passed a little better than I have in the past. I’m just trying to open up the offense a little bit more.”

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Marist quarterback Brody Cooper threw two TD passes and ran for one against Willamette. (Gary Breedlove/EDN)

Running backs Justin Enseki-Frank and Kashi Hall spearheaded the Spartan running game. They combined for 152 yards rushing and one touchdown, a 28-yard burst by Hall that made the score 39-0.

“The running backs lit their tails on fire a little bit more and the young quarterback keeps getting better,” Marist coach Frank Geske said. “…We’re not a done deal by any stretch of the imagination, but we keep getting better. I didn’t think our defense could get any better. (Willamette) ran all over other teams in the first half of their other games, and they didn’t tonight. I’m really proud of that.”

Willamette finished the game with just 74 yards of offense, all of which were running yards. Playing without their starting quarterback Kosey Mitchell, who injured his knee in last week’s game, the Wolverines turned to Darius Jackson. Normally a wide receiver, Jackson never threw a pass in the game and then was injured while punting the ball in the second quarter. He never returned to the game, and Willamette moved tight end Geoff Kastel to quarterback. Jackson had 35 yards on 12 carries and Kastel had six carries for 27 yards.

Though he only had two carries, Marist’s Thompson-Falconer scored twice against his former school. The senior attended Willamette before transferring to Marist as a sophomore. Geske said his staff had been working to have Thompson-Falconer carry the ball on short-yardage situations since the season began. “It was nice to let him score a couple of times,” Geske said. “And he’s a phenomenal football player on both sides of the ball. We were getting it a little from the (Willamette) coaches for letting him do it, but this was the perfect time for him to do it.”

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In other 5A Midwestern League action:

  • Ashland took possession of first place in the league with a 34-28 win over the Springfield Millers.
  • The Grizzlies remain undefeated at 5-0 and 3-0 in league play. Springfield is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in league.
  • The North Eugene Highlanders lost at Eagle Point, 32-12. The Highlanders are 0-5 overall and 0-2 in league.

In the 6A Southwest Conference:

  • Sheldon defeated South Medford, 49-14, to improve to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in conference.
  • Thurston went to Grants Pass and lost 45-21 to fall to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in conference.
  • South Eugene played at Roseburg and lost 34-21 to drop to 2-3 overall and 0-3 in conference.

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Marist, Marshfield Take Home Midwestern League Championships

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The Marist boys track and field team and the Marshfield Pirates girls track and field team are the 2013 Midwestern League Track and Field Champions. Recording nine first place finishes over other teams at the MWL Districts, the Spartans found themselves with 207 points at the end of the meet, 53 ahead of Springfield, who placed second with 154 points. On the women’s side of things, the Pirates left no doubt that they were the top program, cruising to 212 points to see themselves 112 points above second-place finisher Churchill.

Victories for the Marist boys came in the 400 meters, 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters, 110 meter hurdles, 4×100 meter relay, discus, high jump, pole vault, and long jump.

Marist wins the Midwestern League | (KVAL)
Marist wins the Midwestern League | (KVAL)

The Spartans got off to a fast start on the first day of competition (May 15), seeing themselves place first in every final that was conducted. There was never much doubt about who would take home the 3,000 meters, as J.P. Kiefer cruised past his competition with a time of 9:12.18, just over five seconds better than Colby Gillett of Marshfield who finished with a time of 9:17.31.

Logan McGann took home a victory for Marist in the discus, throwing for a distance of 140-05 to better Skyler Phillips‘ (Churchill) distance of 136-05.

Kaelen Byrum and Liam Henshaw placed 1-2 in the high jump in what was the Spartans’ most impressive effort as the day, as Henshaw took second by clearing a height of 6-02.00 while Byrum cleared 6-09.00. Henshaw would also take home victories in the pole vault (14-00.00) and long jump (22-08.50) to give himself two first place finishes and a second place finish and two first place finishes.

Coming away from day one with 76 points to Springfield’s 47, the Spartans were able to hold back the Millers on day two to come away with the championship.

Getting things started on the second day of competition, Marist added to their point total, winning the 4×100 meter relay with their squad of Andrew Park, Adam Houser, Dustin Jones, and Colton Bloom running a 44.01. Churchill came right in behind the Spartans, finishing with a time of 44.09 seconds.

Jones then raced his way to another first place finish for Marist, finishing with a time of 51.01 seconds in the 400 meters to increase the Spartans’ point total. Clark Embleton, also of Marist, would place second in the event with a time of 52.78 seconds.

The wins kept piling up after the 400 meters, as Coleman Byrum and Henshaw finished 1-2 in the 110 meter hurdles, with Byrum running a 14.96 and Henshaw running a 15.20.

Kiefer then added another victory at the championships to his portfolio, running a 4:06.12 in the 1,500 meters to finish almost two seconds ahead of Connor Devereux of Marshfield. Though those would be all the victories for the Spartan boys, they were more than enough to see them take the crown at the 2013 MWL Track and Field Championships.

Marshfield Pirates (Athletic.net)
Marshfield Pirates
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The Marshfield girls had an equally impressive outing at the championships, placing first in 10 of the events to finish well-ahead of the Churchill Lancers.

Claiming two victories on the first day of competition, the Pirates were led by Shaylen Crook and Lauren McGowne. Crook took home the victory in the 3,000 meters, finishing with a time of 10:32.36 to cruise to victory over Olivia Goodheart of Churchill, who finished with a time of 10:48.04. McGowne saw herself place first in the long jump, reaching a distance of 17-04.00 to best Samantha Tollerud of Churchill, who reached a distance of 16-07.00.

The second day of competition was much more dominant for Marshfield, as they raced past their competition for the MWL crown. Already with two first place finishes in their pockets, Madelyn Metzler added to the Pirates’ lead, winning the 100 meters with a time of 12.52 seconds. She would claim another individual victory in the 200 meters as well, finishing with a time of 25.94 seconds to beat teammate Brittany Cook, who had a time of 26.90 seconds.

Crook, who won the 3,000 meters on day one, would follow up her effort in the event with a first place finish in the 1,500 meters, running a 4:58.79 to best Goodheart once again.

The most impressive effort from the Pirates on the second day of competition undoubtedly came in the 100 meter hurdles, an event they saw themselves finish 1-2-3. Competing in the event were McGowne, Emily Moe, and Isabel Groth, with McGowne taking first with a time of 15.72 seconds, Moe placing second with a time of 16.11 seconds, and Groth taking third with a time of 16.37 seconds.

Marshfield would also place first in the 4×100 meter relay, using the squad of Cook, McGowne, Devereux, and Metzler to run a time of 49.99 seconds and best Marist by just under two seconds.

Karissa Irvin would take home a victory for the Pirates in the javelin, throwing a distance of 101-06 to see herself over Tiffiny Rattanaphosy of Springfield.

The final two victories for Marshfield at the meet came in the high jump and triple jump, with Moe clearing a height of 5-02.00 to claim first in the high jump and Adryana Chavez reaching a distance of 34-06.50 to take first in the triple jump.

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April 9 – Morning Headlines

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Morning Headlines

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A concept rendering of the estimated $15 million City Hall Project.  Was new construction the right call?
A concept rendering of the estimated $15 million City Hall Project. Was new construction the right call?
  • ODOT sued over deadly I-84 tour bus crash
    Lawyers representing a survivor and the estates of three people killed in the tour bus crash last December on I-84 near Pendleton are suing the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • School rule stops kidnapping attempt
    A possible kidnapping attempt is stopped thanks to a 4j School District’s pickup policy.
  • Three firms finalists for Eugene City Hall design
    Three architecture are finalists to design Eugene’s next City Hall. The firms are: Robertson Sherwood Architects, Rowell Brokaw Architects, both from Eugene, and THA Architecture of Portland. The firms were selected as final candidates out of sev
  • Electrical Geodesics raises $12 million by taking the company public in London
    Eugene tech company Electrical Geodesics Inc. has raised $12 million by going public on the London Stock Exchange. The move positions the company for continued growth and development, CEO Don Tucker said. Electrical Geodesics has grown an average of 17
  • Lane County sounds alarm on computer scam
    Residents should be on the alert for a scam in which rip-off artists posing as Windows computer technical support specialists try to obtain remote access to consumers’ computers, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office warned Monday. Scammers cont
  • Middle school efforts pay off
    A parade of robots designed by sixth-graders captured the attention of the Springfield School Board on Monday night. Hamlin Middle School students showed off what they’d built in about four days in an after-school program: small vehicles, a dinos
  • Sheldon Powers Past Marist
    The Sheldon Irish used an impressive effort from Mike Ralston at the plate–he was 5-for-5 on the day–and a big final two innings to see their way over Marist by a score of 10-3. Getting the win for the game was Taylor Alie, who pitched a complete game.
  • Ducks Football Offers Scholarship to Jesuit’s Henry Mondeaux
    Head coach Dana Altman and the Oregon Ducks have made their first official scholarship offer to a player from the state of Oregon.
  • Oregon and Oregon State Get Set for Civil War 
    The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers will initiate the 2013 version of Civil War baseball on Tuesday when the Ducks travel to Corvallis for a one-game matchup slated for a 4 pm start on the Pac-12 Networks. Oregon is coming off a series that saw t
  • Oregon Caps Series at California With Resounding Win
    The University of Oregon softball team used a big final three innings to surge past the fourth-ranked California Golden Bears by a score of 9-3 on Sunday to give them the series victory. Oregon now stands atop Pac-12 standings and will face Arizona in
  • Oregon Uses Big Fourth and Torrid Eighth to Beat ASU
    Oregon capped their series against Arizona State with a resounding win on Sunday that saw them tack on eight runs in the eighth inning to soar passed the Sun Devils. All Oregon starters recorded a hit on the day while Cole Irvin pitched seven innings o
  • Cal Rattles Off Six Straight for Lacrosse Victory Over Oregon
    The Oregon Ducks Lacrosse team saw the California Golden Bears overcome them at Pape Field by way of a 6-0 second half run that put the game away for good in favor of the visitors.

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Tim Chuey Weather

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Enjoy the break in the weather today, because it will be wet again by Wednesday.

Todays High Temp 62
Tonights Low Temp 46
Chance of Rain 10%

An upper level trough of low pressure (shaded “U”shape) is sliding eastward and will keep the clouds and precipitation  with us. High pressure (shaded “Arch” shape) will try to take over and dry us out, but will only succeed for a while today. The next frontal system will return the clouds and rain Wednesday. The jet stream will set up in Zonal Flow which means the moisture feed will be moving pretty much on a straight line from West to East. A surface frontal system (position shown is Thursday) will approach the Pacific Northwest in the middle of the week increasing the chance of showers from Wednesday forward.

[gn_spoiler title=”ADVISORIES” open=”0″ style=”1″]A FREEZE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM UNTIL 8 AM TODAY FOR EASTERN CURRY COUNTY, JOSEPHINE COUNTY, AND JACKSON COUNTY[/gn_spoiler]

Forecast: Patchy fog this AM, a mix of clouds and sun and a bit warmer this afternoon, mostly cloudy tonight, cloudy with a good (50%) chance rain Wednesday AM, afternoon rain (0.30 in. of rain possible), evening showers likely (60%), a good (50%) chance of showers late Wednesday night (0.15 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of showers Thursday, then just partly cloudy Thursday night highs 62-55 lows 46-36. A mix of clouds and sun Friday, mostly cloudy with a (4o%) chance of rain Friday night, showers likely (60%) Saturday, a (40%) chance of rain at night, then mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Sunday through Monday highs 59-54 warming to 58 Monday lows 42-36. (seasonal averages high 60 low 39)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

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March 2 – Morning Headlines

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  • Turnovers Doom Ducks as WBB Falls 60-49 to Colorado
    March 2, 2013

    The Oregon Ducks Women’s Basketball team (4-25, 2-15) lost 60-49 No. 19 Colorado Buffaloes (23-5, 12-5) Friday night, keeping the Ducks in last place in the Pac-12 conference. more…
  • Nate Costa Returns to UO
    Former UO Quarterback and SportsNet analyst Nate Costa has been named as a graduate assistant coach for the Ducks. Costa was plagued with knee injuries during his college football career and his brief time with the Springfield Police Department.
  • Marist Falls 58-83 in OSAA 5A Playoffs
    The Spartans boys basketball team found themselves overmatched in last nights 5A playoff game against the third-seed Milwaukie Mustangs.  The Mustangs, leading by two at the end of the first period, proceeded to score the first 15 points of the second
  • Ford Mullen, last surviving Tall Fir, dies at 96
    Ford Mullen, the last surviving member of the University of Oregon’s 1938-39 NCAA Championship basketball team, died Thursday in his hometown of Stanwood, Wash. The 5-foot-8 Mullen, who turned 96 on Feb. 9, was a reserve guard for the “Tal

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Tim Chuey Weather:

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With cold fronts marching our way you can expect cooler temperatures and increasing chances of rain for your weekend.

An upper level high pressure ridge (Shaded “Arch” shape) kept the rain away for your Friday as well as warming us up to ten degrees above average. The cold portion of a frontal system will slide in today returning the cooler air and rain chances.  An upper level trough of low pressure (Shaded “U” shape) will bring us back to the rainy weather as it replaces the ridge. What looks to be a strong storm system will approach the Pacific Northwest Monday and move through Tuesday continuing the chance of rain.

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High: HIGH
Low: LOW
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog this AM, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain this afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), showers and colder tonight (0.25 in. of rain possible), a slight (20%) chance of AM showers, partly cloudy Sunday afternoon through Monday with patchy AM fog, then mostly cloudy with rain likely (70%) Monday night highs 58-50 warming to 55 Monday lows 38-32 warming to 37 Monday night. Mostly cloudy with rain Tuesday, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers at night, showers likely (60%) Thursday, a (30%) chance of showers at night, then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Friday highs 49-52 lows near 38. (seasonal averages high 54 low 36)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

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February 28 – Morning Headlines

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  • Jury quickly convicts hatchet-wielding robber
    February 27, 2013

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  • Tuition equity bill passes Oregon House, heads to Senate
    Over half the room silently rose to their feet, their hands joined and raised up to the ceiling, at the moment Oregon’s tuition equity bill passed through the State of Oregon’s House last Friday. University of Oregon student Tania Sarabia w
  • Marist hires former Pilot
    Former Oregon assistant women’s soccer coach Lauren Hanson has been named girls soccer coach at Marist. Hanson played for the University of Portland and helped the Pilots win the national title in 2002 before serving as an assistant in 2005 when
  • OUS saves $26.5 million in State Treasury bond sale
    Bond offered at a lower price than previously valued will be save the Oregon University System $26.5 million on capital projects, according to a press release by the Oregon State Treasury.  The OUS has been sold $249 million in general obligation
  • Eugene singer finalist in YouTube contest
    Peter Hollens may not be a household name in Eugene, but to his fans on YouTube, he’s a big deal.
  • Lawmaker proposes background checks for knives*
    A Republican lawmaker is trying to draw attention to what he sees as the absurdity of gun-control legislation, so he’s proposing background checks on knife sales in Oregon
  • Eugene Challengers to Host Regionals
    The Eugene Challengers and Swede Johnson Stadium at North Eugene High School have been selected to host the 2013 and 2014 American Legion Baseball Northwest Regional Tournament. This will be the first time in the program’s history it will host the event

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The rain and mild weather will continue for your Thursday.

An upper level trough of low pressure (Shaded “U” shape) and a frontal system will slide through increasing the rain chances. With subtropical moisture moving in we have warmed up a bit too. A ridge of high pressure (Shaded “Arch” shape) will bring a little bit of sunshine between the showers over the weekend. Another frontal system will move in Saturday continuing the chance of rain.

[gn_spoiler title=”ADVISORIES” open=”0″ style=”1″] NONE AT THIS TIME.[/gn_spoiler]

High: 62
Low: 40
Forecast: Cloudy with rain today (0.25 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with evening rain likely (60%), a slight (20%) chance of rain late tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy and warmer Friday, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy late Friday night, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday afternoon, then rain likely (60%) Saturday night highs 52-62 cooling to 55 Saturday lows 46-40. A mix of clouds and sun with a good (50%) chance of showers Sunday, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday night, partly cloudy Monday, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Monday night through Tuesday night, then mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Wednesday highs 52-55 cooling to 50 Wednesday lows 42-37. (seasonal averages high 53 low 36)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

Benefit For Autism

When the weather forecast is bad and the news is bad, there is always music. In this case it’s an album of exceptional local Eugene talent whose proceeds benefit the Kindtree Autism Rocks charity. Support Autism, the arts, and a bright spot in your day.

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