Ashland’s volleyball program had quite a run brewing from 2005-09, securing top-four state trophies in all five seasons.
KLAMATH FALLS — Prospect became the first Mountain Valley League volleyball team to win a set off unbeaten Hosanna Christian, but it wasn't enough to stop the Lions from claiming the league championship with a 25-19, 21-25, 25-14, 26-24 victory Friday.
"This was a great match," said Prospect coach Shelli Lass. "It was really good volleyball."
Hosanna, which is 20-3 overall and 14-0 in league, goes into next week's district tournament as the top seed. Prospect is No. 2 with records of 16-4 and 12-2. The top three teams advance to state from district, which is next Saturday at Paisley.
For Prospect, Heather Lass registered nine kills, 29 assists and four blocks.
Halee Hedgpeth added six kills and Taylor Bernhardt five blocks.
Alee Pinkerton and Lass each served five aces.
GILCHRIST 3, BUTTE FALLS 1 — At Butte Falls, senior outside hitter Tamika Funk had a productive all-around match but Butte Falls finished the season on a losing note, 34-32, 25-20, 21-25, 25-18.
Funk led the Loggers (2-15, 1-13 MVL) with six kills, six digs and five aces. Senior setter Jolie Hobbs added eight assists, four digs, four kills and four aces, while junior outside Brandi O'Keefe pounded five kills to go with two digs and two aces.
ASHLAND TEAMS WIN — At Salem, Ashland's girls won two games and the Grizzly boys won one in the South Salem Tournament at the Kroc Center.
The Ashland girls defeated South Salem in overtime, 7-6, and Sprague, 10-7. The boys triumphed 13-1 over South Salem.
In girls, Sabrina Scoggins led Ashland past South Salem, scoring four goals, while Sadie Kasiah had two goals, three assists and six steals, Emma Frantz had a goal and goalie Kaya Boehm had four blocks.
Against Sprague, Scoggins again led the way with five goals while Elisabeth Tapport and Maddy Longshore also scored. Kasiah had three goals and three steals and Boehm made three blocks.
On the boys side, Nathan Markovich turned in four goals and Cole Harding had three goals for the Grizzlies. Jericho Walker-Roberts and Tristan Gavin each notched two goals and Miles Furuichi had five blocks and Ethan Croyle added three in goal.
Play continues today in the tournament.