New sports editor


The Duck is coming to the Cottage Grove Sentinel. Sort of.

Zach Silva will be joining The Sentinel for the June 28 edition after completing a degree in both journalism and education foundations at the University of Oregon where he also served as the school’s mascot. Silva will be replacing Sam Wright who left The Sentinel in March of this year.

“I’ve always liked Oregon and being in Oregon is important to me,” said Silva. “Being able to write about sports and education at the same spot is an exciting opportunity.”

Silva is a graduate of Marist High School and former high school athlete.

“It was important to us when we were going through the hiring process to find someone interested in telling small town stories and devoting themselves to engaging with the community,” said Sentinel Editor Caitlyn May. “We think Zach’s going to fit in fine and do well.”

Silva will cover South Lane and North Douglas sports as well as the South Lane School District and community events.