WOU athletes still pursuing Olympic dreams

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By Jennifer Biberston at the Polk County Itemizer-Observer MONMOUTH — Derek Holdsworth looks at the postponement of the Olympic track and field trials as another chance to get better. Originally the trials, which Holdsworth hopes to qualify for in the 800-meters, were set for late June of this year, but have been delayed until June [more…]

From farmworker roots to national acclaim for former Nyssa man and WOU alum | Malheur Enterprise

Yadira Lopez, Tech Register February 19, 2020 Nyssa schools and farm fields helped form Gustavo Balderas. Now the superintendent of the Eugene School District, last week Balderas was named the national superintendent of the year. Balderas has led the Eugene School District since 2015. The award, given by the national School Supertintendents Association, honors school [more…]

Five Benicia High athletes sign letters of intent to play in college, 2 Signing with WOU

By THOMAS GASE | tgase@timesheraldonline.com | Vallejo Times Herald PUBLISHED: February 13, 2020 at 5:47 p.m. | UPDATED: February 14, 2020 at 3:19 p.m. Five Benicia High student-athletes recently found their true north and their decisions were celebrated at a Thursday ceremony where they signed their letters of intent for college. While golfer Angel Antonio [more…]

Dominique Loggins earns GNAC track and field honor

Pamplin Media Group The Times By Dan Brood Tuesday, February 11, 2020 The Tualatin grad, running for Western Oregon, sprints to victory at University of Portland indoor meet Dominique Loggins, a 2019 Tualatin High School graduate, and a freshman on the Western Oregon University track and field team, got his 2020 indoor season off to [more…]

Corvallis names new police chief

Corvallis Gazette Times Bennett Hall Feb 11, 2020   Nick Hurley has been tapped to succeed Jon Sassaman as chief of the Corvallis Police Department, the city announced on Tuesday. Hurley, who currently holds the rank of captain, will take over leadership of the department when Sassaman retires on June 30. Hurley heads the division [more…]

Western Oregon runner wins national player of the week honor

Luis Ramirez Salem Statesman Journal Published 6:00 a.m. PT Feb. 5, 2020   Derek Holdsworth named National Track Athlete of the Week Derek Holdsworth put forth a record-breaking performance over the weekend for Western Oregon as won the 800-meter race at the University of Washington Invitational with a time of 1:47.74. Holdsworth won the event [more…]

New exhibit features work of NWC and WOU alumna

Feb 5, 2020 Published by Cody Enterprise The SinClair Gallery at Northwest College will soon feature an exhibit titled “Moth to the Flame” that will showcase a small group of painting by alumna Kelly Hartman. The artist’s reception opened this week. Hartman is a painter and printmaker who draws on nature, a love of color, [more…]