Women’s Soccer Inspires Younger Generation

The goalkeeper didn’t even have time to lift her hands in the air. The shot by Oregon’s Marlo Sweatman from outside the 18-yard box was that fast. After the defensive midfielder’s first shot rebounded off a Louisiana State defender, all Sweatman had to do was put her foot through the ball and keep moving forward during the UO women’s soccer match against the LSU Tigers at Papé Field Aug. 21. Continue reading 

Extreme Golfing

Cruise up to the green with GolfBoarding

Golfing is to sports what masturbation is to sex — a solitary endeavor that, no matter how vigorously you go at it, always ends up being about you and you alone, as you come face to face with your own failings in the universe as well as the measure of your stamina in overcoming them. I’ve been golfing, more or less vigorously, for years, and I’m sad to report that my game hasn’t improved one jot. It’s an existential dilemma. Golf, for me, is too often a good walk spoiled, just like people think Mark Twain said.  So why walk? Continue reading 

Holiday Spin

Lynx frisbee golf tourney hits Cottage Grove for Memorial Day weekend

photo by Tobiah Orin Moshier

If you spend enough time around folks who play frisbee golf, the phrase “growing the sport” eventually comes up.  Frisbee golf has blossomed in popularity over the past few years — with new courses and tournaments emerging in Eugene and across the country. The 2015 Lynx Tournament, presented May 22-24 by Dynamic Discs, provides participants an opportunity to play the gargantuan 18-hole Middlefield Golf Course in Cottage Grove. The 13,000-foot course is known as one of the top five distance courses in the world.  Continue reading 

The Red Tide

Lane United kicks off the 2015 season with new players and a growing fan base

Lane United’s Rolando Velazquez in May 2014. Photo: John D. Sperry.

When Lane United soccer club returns to Willamalane Center to kick off their sophomore season with an exhibition game on May 8, expect the team to build off the momentum they created in 2014. During the inaugural season for Lane’s local soccer club last year, the team secured a home venue at Willamalane, a title sponsor with Oakshire Brewing, a developing fan base as well as a devoted supporter’s group in the Red Aces.  Continue reading 

Touch and Go!

Eugenean Erika Farias will join first U.S. women’s team heading to the touch rugby world cup

Erika Farias playing touch after Nationals in 2013 as a part of a USA Touch training camp.

For the first time ever, the United States is sending a women’s team to the “touch rugby” world championships.  UO club rugby player and Eugene resident Erika Farias is one of the women who will represent the nation at the Federation of International Touch’s 8th annual World Cup in Coffs Harbour, Australia. In the past, the U.S. has sent only men’s and mixed teams to the world championship.  Continue reading 

Divergent Ducks

The 2015 season proves again that the Oregon Ducks Softball team is top in the nation

Outfielder Janie Takeda. Photo courtesy Eric Evans.

The Oregon Ducks softball team has earned the right to call its squad the best in the nation, even if that title ebbs and flows ever so slightly. While UO secured the top spot in the joint ESPN.com/USA Softball poll as well as the USA Today/NFCA coaches’ poll on March 31, they slipped to number two when the weekly polls were released again on April 7.  Continue reading