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Softball: Ducks enter Saturday Super Regional after a Friday victory

Softball: Ducks enter Saturday Super Regional after a Friday victory
Oregon Ducks first baseman Hailey Decker (#14) stretches to make the out in Game One of the Super Regionals against the North Carolina State Wolf Pack at Howe Field Friday afternoon. Oregon Ducks star pitcher Cheridan Hawkins struck out 14 of the Wolf Pack in and the Ducks won the game 6-1. Dan Morrison, Oregon News Lab

The Oregon Ducks Softball team is one game closer to securing their advance from the Softball Super Regionals after winning Friday’s game against NC State 6-1.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Reilly Bloomer

Prep Athlete of the Week: Reilly Bloomer »Play Video
Reilly Bloomer

After a strong showing at districts, South Eugene Axemen senior Reilly Bloomer is looking to leave Eugene a champion on the same track where he watched potential Olympians.
 
"2008 - that is kind of when I started, and that's when the Olympic trials came around, so it definitely had a big influence," he said.

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Softball: Will the winning streak continue in 2015 regional tournament?

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The Oregon Ducks celebrate a victory and thank the fans that came to the game. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks Softball team defeated the No. 18 California bears in the first game of the series, 5-2 Friday evening at Howe Field. Andy Abeyta, Oregon News Lab

The Oregon Ducks Softball Team hasn’t lost a regional game since 2008. Now as the players head into their first regional tournament game at 5 p.m., they hope this streak continues.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Ben Wanichek

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After successful freshmen and sophomore seasons, expectations continue to grow for Sheldon High School golfer Ben Wanichek. The expectations got the best of him in his junior year, but now as a senior, he’s taking his game to the next level.

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Photos: The 2015 Emerald Cup Bikini and Physique Championships

Photos: The 2015 Emerald Cup Bikini and Physique Championships
The 2015 Emerald Cup Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships and Expo is one of the premiere events of its type in the Northwest. Hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators come to the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue, WA. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

The 2015 Emerald Cup Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships and Expo is one of the premiere events of its type in the Northwest. 

Runners ready to race this weekend's Eugene Marathon

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The 2014 Eugene Marathon

Runner's World magazine recognized the Eugene Marathon as one of the nation's best.

And according to the race's director, people from 47 states and about 12 countries will be running the marathon this weekend.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Shawna Burke

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A softball career that started at 9 years old has been a self-described rollercoaster for Marist senior pitcher Shawna Burke.

But ever since she committed to her craft, it's been bad news for batters.

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Photos: Oregon Spring Game 2015

Photos: Oregon Spring Game 2015
Charles Nelson (#6) runs the ball in for a touchdown for the Oregon Pathway team. The Pathway team defeated the Oregon team 35-29 in the annual spring game honoring the Oregon armed forces and veterans Saturday afternoon at Autzen Stadium. Andy Abeyta, Oregon News Lab

The Oregon Ducks are forced to move on from No. 8, and the Spring Game represented the first stage of the Post-Mariota era: open auditions for the next Oregon superstar. And there is no shortage of star power to fill the vacancy.

Roller derby tournament attracts international field to Eugene

Roller derby tournament attracts international field to Eugene
Team USA playing against the Big O All-Stars, the final contest of the tournament. Team USA won the match 286-80. Kevin Trevellyan, Oregon News Lab

The Big O roller derby tournament wrapped up its final day of matches on Sunday.

Hosted by the Emerald City Roller Girls, the tournament ran throughout the weekend and drew 36 teams from around the world, some from as far away as Finland and Australia.

Photos: 2015 Sea Gals Squad chosen at Final Audition

Photos: 2015 Sea Gals Squad chosen at Final Audition
After three rounds of tryouts, the Sea Gals final audition ended with 46 girls trying out for 30 spots. Each girl performed a choreographed routine and was judged on appearance, dance ability, and personality. The audition was live streamed on Seahawks.com to thousands of people watching online. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

After three rounds of tryouts, the Sea Gals final audition ended with 46 young woman trying out for 30 spots to be on the 2015 Sea Gals Squad.