Professional BMX rider Olivia Armstrong (right) teaches Coco Gurganus, 6, the proper stance at the River City BMX starting gate during a clinic Armstrong conducted Thursday in Grants Pass, before she competes in the Pro-Am series this weekend.
By Lauren Bishop of the Daily Courier
Ponytails and braids were flying in the wind through the turns and hills Thursday evening in advance of this weekend's race series at River City BMX's track in Grants Pass.
Youngsters from age 6 to 17 were learning the tricks of the trade and practicing their skills during a clinic crafted for girls with the help of Olivia Armstrong, a 22-year-old professional BMX rider who was in Grants Pass for the Pro-Am series that starts at the track Saturday. Read More »
Glendale's Elijah Wytcherley competes in the long jump on Thursday at the Class 1A state track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene. Wytcherley won the high jump state title and finished second in the long jump.
Glendale's Elijah Wytcherley came through when the stress was at its highest Thursday at the Class 1A state track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene.
The Pirates' senior cleared two must-make attempts early in the high jump competition to win the state title for the second consecutive year.
Wytcherley came into the state meet as a favorite, having cleared 6-foot-7, the highest mark in any classification.
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