50 Results for author: Kelli Matthews

Our New Title Sponsor

Eugene Challenger Teammates and Fans, As a locally owned business of over 50 years, we believe it is important to support our community. Specifically youth programs, youth athletics, and our local schools.  We understand that sports teach young athletes about more than just a game. Hard work, dedication, teamwork, failure and success are all part of the ... More

Dear Baseball Fans from Coach Niles

Dear Baseball Fans, I'm truly honored and excited to be selected as the Head Coach of the Eugene Challengers. The Challengers organization has been a first-class operation for several decades. With baseball opportunities for young athletes diminishing on a regular basis, the Challengers have not only survived but prospered over time. This accomplishment ... More

Eugene Challengers gets a new winning coach

The Eugene Challengers American Legion baseball team will have a new coach this spring: Kenny Niles, a player and veteran coach, who will bring his knowledge and years of winning experience to the "squad. "On behalf of the entire Eugene Challengers organization, we are excited to have Coach Kenny Niles as the next head baseball coach of our organization," ... More

Could you be the next head coach?

The Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers is seeking applications from people who would like to join our organization as our next Head Coach. The deadline to apply is November 15th. The Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers are a non-profit baseball organization located in Eugene, OR. We are affiliated with American Legion Baseball. Our home games are played at Swede ... More

Coach Riley Resigns

Josh Riley resigned as the Head Coach of the Eugene Challengers at the last board meeting. Citing family commitments for stepping down Josh hopes to remain with the Challenger organization in some capacity. His deep commitment and passion for the game of baseball remains. Josh has provided great leadership and direction for the Challengers organization for ... More

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

Eugene Challengers’ Tryouts May 31 – June 3

Every year, the Eugene Challengers hold a multi-day tryout to find the best 18 players from area schools to add to its roster. This year, those try-outs will be held at Swede Johnson Stadium May 31 through June 3. Who should try out?  Boys, age 15 - 19, from Churchill, Marist, North Eugene, Sheldon, Willamette, Crow, Elmira and Monroe high schools ... 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