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Longtime Eugene Challengers Fan Passes

Loleate Caroline McKay (1933 - 2018) Loleate Caroline McKay, of Eugene, passed away May 27, 2018 after a battle with brain cancer. She was 84. Loleate was born August 2, 1933 in Kulm, North Dakota to Alvin and Pauline (Harr) Haffner. Loleate met Barney McKay in Bay City High School on October 19, 1951. Two months later, on Christmas eve, Barney and ... More

Kellen Hobie returns to Challengers

Kellen Hobie returns to the Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers coaching staff in 2018. Hobie is a 2002 graduate of North Eugene High School and played for the Challengers in 2002 and 2003, primarily as a center fielder. He also played at Lane Community College in 2004 and 2005 and was first-team all-Southern Region outfielder in 2005. In 2006 and 2007, ... More

Eugene Challengers beat Corvallis in American Legion super regional opener

That coveted “W” stood as much for “whew” as it did “win” to the Eugene Challengers on Friday night. After they’d built an eight-run lead behind the solid starting pitching of Robby Ahlstrom, it took reliever Michael Moore’s strikeout with the bases loaded in the ninth to preserve a 10-7 victory over the Corvallis Marketmen in the first ... More

Sweep isn’t much of a challenge

The Eugene Challengers welcomed summer in with style, sweeping Klamath Falls in a doubleheader on Tuesday night at Swede Johnson Stadium. The defending Area 4 champions improved to 8-3 overall and 6-0 in league play after clipping the Falcons (2-10, 0-6) by scores of 10-0 (six innings) and 11-4. In the first game, Eugene starter Brock Townsend pitched a ... More

Austin Crowson takes unusual route from Monroe to the New York Yankees

Former Bi-Mart Eugene Challenger Austin Crowson has the chance to go from Monroe to the New York Yankees. “That doesn’t happen so much,” the 20-year old pitcher joked. “Anything can happen, that’s for sure.” The 6-foot-5, 210-pound left-hander was drafted in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft out of Lane Community College ... More

Challengers well-armed

SPRINGFIELD — Even with a lineup full of new faces, the result remained the same for the Eugene Challengers. Coming off an Area 4 league title from last summer, the Challengers picked up a doubleheader sweep over the Willamette Valley Titans, winning 3-1 and 8-0 at John Young Field on Tuesday to improve to 2-1 this season. More

Former Challenger Cason Cunningham rediscovers baseball

Former Eugene Challengers player Cunningham resurfaces at Linfield College with former coach Manley after four years in Marines More

Former Challenger Player, Coach & Board Member

JANUARY 12, 2017 Stan Manley to lead Linfield Baseball program starting July 1 Baseball Coaching Chronology Stan Manley '82 led Sheldon High School, his alma mater, to two state baseball championships and an unprecedented 14-year run of success. Now, starting with the 2018 season, Manley will be calling the shots in the dugout of his college ... More

Dirtbags get Challengers messy in state opener

KEIZER — The Eugene Challengers fell 16-3 to the DeMarini Dirtbags of Dallas at Volcanoes Stadium in the opening round of the American Legion baseball state tournament on Wednesday. Eugene jumped on the board early and seemed to take control of the game when Matt Land, Brock Townsend and Tanner Cantwell all scored in the top of the first to give the ... More

Briefly The REGION

Challengers open state against Dallas The Eugene Challengers will play the Dallas Dirtbags at noon Wednesday in the first round of the American Legion AAA Baseball State Tournament at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. Dallas swept Columbia Gorge in Regional B this weekend, including a 14-2 victory Saturday to clinch a spot at state against Eugene. The Challe... More