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Pirates earn Skyline honors

Phoenix senior volleyball player Lyzett Gutierrez took home Skyline Conference second-team recognition after recent voting by coaches.

Hidden Valley’s Katie Allen, North Valley’s Haleigh Wagman and Henley’s Mackenzie Brown...

Carter named to SWC first team

North Medford senior outside hitter Emily Carter was named to the first-team Southwest Conference list after recent voting by league coaches.

Sheldon’s Avery Housley was the SWC player of the year and the Irish’s Gary Meininger...

Trophy Time

Trophy Time

Ashland’s volleyball program had quite a run brewing from 2005-09, securing top-four state trophies in all five seasons.

The Grizzlies’ hope is that this past weekend will be the start of another such streak.

Playing some of...

St. Mary’s girls surge into semifinals

SALEM — It took a while for the St. Mary’s girls soccer team to find its footing, quite literally, Saturday but once the Crusaders did, they never looked back in a Class 3A/2A/1A state quarterfinal match at Blanchet Catholic.


Vale drops Challengers at state

FOREST GROVE — Cascade Christian surrendered leads in the first two games and went on to lose to Vale, 25-19, 25-23, 20-25, 25-16 in the opening round of the Class 3A state volleyball tournament Friday at Forest Grove High.


Local trio on MWL first team

Local teams each placed one player on the Midwestern League’s top volleyball all-star unit, as voted on recently by the league’s coaches.

Ashland senior right-side hitter Ellie Case, Crater senior outside hitter Destiny Fahndrich...

Example setter

Example setter

Watch the eyes of a good setter, Cascade Christian head volleyball coach Rob Kleker advises.

“You see an excitement in their eyes when something positive happens,” he says. “That is a telltale sign of a good...

Local players make SCL, MVL star units

Cascade Christian senior setter Alyssa Brown was named the Southern Cascade League volleyball player of the year and setter of the year, while the Challengers’ Rob Kleker earned coach of the year recognition.

Brown had a team-best 527...

Challengers top OES, advance to state

Challengers top OES, advance to state

Claire Hawkins came up clutch for Cascade Christian in a Class 3A volleyball first-round state playoff victory on the Challengers’ home court Saturday.

Cascade Christian struggled early on serve-receive but turned it around to register a...

Tornado's season comes to end

WEST LINN — Senior outsider hitter Emily Carter had 11 kills, five digs and three aces for North Medford volleyball in a 20-25, 25-23, 25-11, 25-20 loss to West Linn in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at West Linn High on...

October 2015

North boys eliminated by Barlow

GRESHAM — North Medford got off to a slow start and it proved costly in a 1-0 road loss to Barlow in a Class 6A boys soccer state play-in game Tuesday.

“We struggled in the first half,” said North Medford coach Michael...

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Trophy Time

Ashland’s volleyball program had quite a run brewing from 2005-09, securing top-four state trophies in all five seasons.