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, he played at Missouri Western State University.
Eugene Challengers and Springfield Timbers Merge
The Eugene Challengers and Springfield Timbers announce a merger of their two organizations, forming one American Legion Baseball program in Lane County. Both Boards of Directors approved the merger in late December; the new program is the Emerald Challengers.
Longtime Eugene Challengers Fan Passes
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.