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The St. Mary's football team ran past Bonanza, 63-20, in nonleague action at Spiegelberg Stadium on Saturday night.
St. Mary's quarterback Denton Edwards accounted for five touchdowns — he carried the ball five times for 186 yards and three scores and passed for two more — and teammate Anthony Bonsi had 147 rushing yards and two scores on 12 attempts.
The Crusaders (5-3), who led 49-13 at halftime, racked up 503 total yards (370 rushing and 133 passing).
St. Mary's Sam Hough had a pair of touchdown receptions and returned an interception 55 yards for a score. Jacob Smith rumbled 8 yards for a TD against Bonanza (1-4).
Bonanza 0 13 0 7 — 20
St. Mary's 21 28 14 0 — 63
LAKEVIEW 3, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 2 — Cascade Christian rallied from a two-set deficit but couldn't finish things off in the fifth during the Southern Cascade Hybrid championship match at Cascade Christian High.
Lakeview won 25-22, 25-19, 19-25, 17-25, 15-11 to claim the league crown. The Challengers went undefeated in league with an 8-0 record, but finish second in the standings to the Honkers (who were 6-2 in the SCH) because of the defeat.
Karlee Britton had 15 kills and Katelyn Smith 13 kills for Cascade Christian (16-7), which went up 11-7 in the fifth before the Honkers (12-7) closed out with an 8-0 run.
Madigan Smith added 12 kills and three aces, Paige Bruce 23 digs and five aces and Alyssa Brown 33 assists.
For Lakeview, Delaney Hall had 13 kills and Tori Crumrine 11 kills, three aces and three blocks.
PROSPECT THIRD IN MVL — At Prospect, Prospect lost to eventual champion Trinity Lutheran before bouncing back to beat Triad and take third place in the four-team Mountain Valley League tournament.
Trinity Lutheran topped the Cougars, 25-16, 25-21, 25-16.
Prospect (12-3) downed Triad, 28-26, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22. In the win, Taylor Bernhardt had 13 kills and Halee Hedgpeth and Baley VanWormer each added seven kills.
Haylee VanWormer and Alee Pinkerton both recorded 13 assists for Prospect, which posted 16 aces as a team.
The Cougars will travel to play Monument/Dayville in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs on Wednesday.
DISTRICT 1 STATE QUALIFIER — At Redmond, Ashland finished fourth in boys and girls action but did not qualify any runners for state.
Eagle Point did not have a state qualifier either.
Summit took home the team titles in the boys and girls competitions out of six and five teams, respectively. Runner-up Mountain View was the other squad to qualify in both races.
Summit's Matthew Maton was first in the 5,000-meter run with his time of 15 minutes, 25.2 seconds.
Ashland's Cole Compeau was 16th (17:41.9) out of 39.
On the girls side, Summit's Hannah Gindlesperger won (18:01.7). Ashland's Christine Impara placed 14th (20:38.8) out of 32.
SPRAGUE 20, MEDFORD 6 — At Eugene, Carter Hazen and Blake Bartlett had two goals apiece in Medford's season finale.
Bram Gibson and Cyrus Christianson scored one goal apiece and goalkeeper Geoffrey Pine recorded 11 blocks.