Feb. 8—The South Coast's swimmers and boys wrestlers will be battling for spots in the state championships this coming weekend while the first state champions of the winter season will also be crowned at the cheerleading state championships.
For Marshfield and North Bend, the swimmers and boys wrestlers won't have to leave the Bay Area.
North Bend Municipal Pool is site for the Class 4A-3A-2A-1A District 2 championships. Reedsport also is in the special district, along with Cascade Christian, Cottage Grove, Henley, Hidden Valley, Klamath Union, Mazama, North Valley, Phoenix and St. Mary's.
Preliminaries will be held for the events on Friday, with the finals on Saturday. The winners of each event advance to the state championships, along with others who are among the eight best in the state who don't win their district titles.
Marshfield will host the Class 4A District 3 wrestling championships on Saturday.
The special district is similar to the one for football, with the Pirates and North Bend joined by Henley, Hidden Valley, Klamath Union, Mazama and Phoenix.
The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to the state championships in Portland.
The combined Coquille/Bandon squad competes in the Class 3A District 3 championships Friday and Saturday at North Valley High School in Grants Pass.
The top three wrestlers in each weight class advance to state. Other teams in the district include Brookings-Harbor, Cascade Christian, Douglas, Glide, Lakeview, North Valley, Pleasant Hill, Rogue River, South Umpqua and Sutherlin.
Myrtle Point, Reedsport and Gold Beach compete in the Class 2A-1A District 2 championships Friday and Saturday at Lowell High School.
The huge district also includes Bonanza, Butte Falls, Camas Valley, Central Linn, Chiloquin, Crow, Elkton, Gilchrist, Glendale, Illinois Valley, Lowell, Monroe, North Douglas, North Lake, Oakland, Oakridge, Riddle and Triangle Lake.
The top three finishers from each weight class advance to state.
The girls programs from the South Coast have another week before their district tournament, scheduled for Feb. 16-17 at Cottage Grove High School.
The district includes 55 total programs in the southern part of the state. The top five finishers in each weight class will advance to state.
The state championships are Friday and Saturday at Oregon City High School.
For the second year, teams can compete in either of three categories — game day, traditional or coed.
Marshfield competes in the 4A-3A-2A-1A coed division on Saturday morning, scheduled to be on the mat at 9 a.m. The Pirates are one of six teams in the division.
North Bend competes Saturday afternoon set to perform at 2:25 p.m. The Bulldogs are one of 13 teams in the division.