Thurston girls coach still optimistic about postseason 

EUGENE – Macy Youngbauer took over as head coach of the Thurston Colts girls basketball on Jan. 5 after Steve Eastburn stepped down due to personal reasons.

Youngbauer played for Thurston from 2013-17, was an assistant coach for JV from 2019-21, and became the main varsity assistant last year. Now she takes over in the middle of the season with Thurston sitting at 7-7 and in the playoff hunt.

“I really just want to grow off of what coach Eastburn built here, and really continue with a lot of things that he did,” Youngbauer said . . .