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Chieftains serve up win

From staff reports

ROGUE RIVER -- Bolstered by 17 service aces, including six by Amber Goodwin,Rogue River swept Hidden Valley 15-11, 15-10 in Skyline Conference volleyballTuesday.

If you can win at the service line you might as well, saidRogue River coach Steve Levesque. We're just fortunate we had sucha good defensive effort.

At the fore was Annie Rolph, who had 10 digs to go along with six killsand five aces.

Setter Mindy Yost and Krista Worthington each chipped in with nine digs.

With Yost distributing, Tara Yant and Worthington had five kills apiece.

She is moving the ball around and that is what we want, saidLevesque.

On Thursday, Rogue River visits Henley in Klamath Falls. Henley hasn'tlost a league match in seven seasons.

I like being in our position because we have nothing to lose,said Levesque. Henley has quite a string, and that gets heavy to carryaround after awhile.

LAKEVIEW 15-15, PHOENIX 7-7 -- At Lakeview, Erika Denbrook had eightkills to lead the Honkers in the first game, while Katie Ruda was 11 for11 in serves and had 16 assists for the match.

In the second game, Erika Coon served nine straight points to lead Lakeview.

ILLINOIS VALLEY 15-15, SOUTH UMPQUA 8-10 -- At Cave Junction, Kena Pagetallied seven kills to help the Cougars to their first Skyline win.

Melissa England had five kills for Illinois Valley, while Becky McDowellhad 10 digs.

The Cougars were paced by the serving of Rosey Sills and Maggie Greenerin the first game and by Tita Herman in the second.

HENLEY 15-14, NORTH VALLEY 2-4 -- At Merlin, the Hornets stayed perfectatop the Skyline with an easy win over the Knights.

ST. MARY'S 15-11-15, BUTTE FALLS 1-15-12 -- At Butte Falls, Amanda Zielonyof Class 2A St. Mary's had three digs and three aces to lead the Crusadersover Class 1A Butte Falls.

Katie Davidson helped out with eight kills and near perfect serve receivefor St. Mary's, while Maren Zielony had eight kills and was 18 for 18 inserving with four aces.

Lillian Lawrence led the Loggers with four kills and five digs, and KarrieVan Landingham and Jessica Bergren had three aces apiece.

PROSPECT 15-15, HOSANNA 4-2 -- At Prospect, Prospect's Angela Ricardiserved six points in the first game and teammate Tamara Applegate servedsix in the second.

Michelle Renfro was strong at the net for the Cougars, and Kary Lindermanplayed well.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 15-15, MILO ACADEMY 6-2 -- At Cascade Christian, BethanyWolfer and Lindsey Bennington combined for 16 aces to lead the Challengers.

Brooke Carpenter had two blocks and four kills, and Natalie Peck hadfour blocks and 10 kills in the victory.

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