Umpqua Valley Report: George Fox football; SOU wrestling, x-country; Special Olympics
Special Olympics sign-ups set Nov. 19
Douglas County Special Olympics will hold sign-ups for the winter sports season at 9 a.m. on Nov. 19 at Roseburg Alliance Church, 2165 NW Garden Valley Blvd.
Athletes can register for basketball and snow sports. Athletes are required to attend the meeting to secure a spot on the team, and coaches and volunteers to assist the athletes are encouraged to attend.
Code of conduct, overview of swimming, soccer and bowling are on the agenda. Information: Frank or Sharon, 541-784-2017.
SOU’s Perkinson second in CCC meet
Southern Oregon University junior Jessa Perkinson, a Roseburg High School graduate, finished second in the women’s race at the Cascade Collegiate Conference cross country meet last Saturday at Corban University.
Perkinson covered the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 26.9 seconds. Sierra Brown of Northwest Christian won the race in 18:08.
The SOU women finished fourth in the team standings with a score of 96. NCU was first (28).
The Raiders received an at-large berth for the NAIA Championships, scheduled for Nov. 19 in Elsah, Illinois.
George Fox edges Pacific in football
Former Douglas County players played roles as the George Fox University football team defeated Pacific 15-12 last Saturday in a Northwest Conference game.
Brad Lander (Roseburg) caught five passes for 83 yards for the Bruins (4-4, 4-2 NWC). Ryan Comstock (Oakland) carried the ball seven times for 22 yards, while Jake Heverly (Roseburg) made two tackles and intercepted a pass.
Ryan Carhart (Roseburg) punted four times for a 41-yard average for the Boxers (3-6, 2-4).
George Fox ends its season Saturday with a conference game in Salem against Willamette, while Pacific hosts Puget Sound.
SOU’s Hane shines in season opener
Former Roseburg High standout Max Hane opened his wrestling season Sunday for Southern Oregon University at the Mike Clock Open at Pacific Unviersity.
Hane, a redshirt sophomore, went 4-0 with a pin and technical fall in the 184-pound class. Hane and SOU teammate Andrew Orr (Reedsport) opted not to wrestle each other in the first-place match.