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District 6 champ Hidden Valley defeats North Valley

MERLIN -- Hidden Valley got its first boys soccer win over North Valley during coach Charlie Seal's three-year tenure Saturday, when the Mustangs routed the Knights 5-0.

This was a huge win for us, Seal said. Our defense played excellent, especially Ben Jaramillo, Aaron Johnson and Mike Muneyyirci.

Hidden Valley clinched its second District 6 title earlier this week. The Mustangs won their previous league title during the 1993-94 season.

Saturday the Mustangs scored a goal late in the first half and then blew the match open in the middle of the second half.

Jaramillo connected two minutes before intermission with an assist from Matt Johnson to give Hidden Valley a 1-0 advantage.

Dan Andrews' corner kick fell into the net early in the second half when North Valley goalkeeper Lee Manes called off sweeper Jared Sandeen and then missed the ball.

Kenny Pipher scored the first of his two goals to make it 3-0 before Jesse Johnson made it 4-0.

North Valley's best shot to score came just before the half, but Hidden Valley goalie Tim VanderStoel made a diving stop en route to his sixth shutout of the fall.

MAZAMA 2, ILLINOIS VALLEY 1, Shootout -- At Klamath Falls, Mike Sanchez laced the winning goal in overtime as the Vikings turned back the Cougars.

Mazama's Brett McGregor provided the first goal and Mike Espinoza had two assists.

The match was tied 0-0 at the half.

ST. MARY'S 3, BONANZA — -- Junior forward Gabe Schonerd helped St. Mary's come one step closer to a playoff berth by scoring a pair of goals against Bonaza.

Senior Alden Eagle notched the first goal of his high school career on an assist from Will Kongma with one minute to go in the half.

The Crusaders are 5-2-1 in District 6 play and must beat Cascade Christian on Friday to earn their first playoff berth in school history.

ROGUE RIVER 1, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 0 -- Tim Cotner scored the only goal in the 23rd minute as Rogue River earned a shutout.

District 6 Girls

PHOENIX 3, HENLEY 2 -- At Klamath Falls, Phoenix built a 3-1 halftime advantage and held on for the win.

I was real pleased with our defense, Phoenix coach Dan Sporrer said. (Goalkeeper) Tara Curtis, Laura Jacobs, Jessica Prisbrey, Christina Newcom, and Lindsey Holy did a great job for us on defense.

Annie Kulig got things rolling for Phoenix on offense with a goal in the 10th minute, but Henley tied the match six minutes later on a goal from Heather Poore.

The Pirates took over the lead for good when Helen Shorland scored 22 minutes into the match off an assist from Kulig. Shorland pushed the lead to 3-1 in the 39th minute by rebounding a deflected shot off the foot of teammate Jennifer Bones.

Henley scored the final goal in the 68th minute on a goal by Katie Mallard.

MAZAMA 7, ILLINOIS VALLEY 2 -- At Cave Junction, Dena Young notched her fourth hat trick in 13 matches as Mazama rolled to the District 6 triumph.

Young scored three times in the first half as the Vikings took a 5-0 lead. Tessa Lepley and Melissa Bishop added first-half goals for Mazama, while Kay Ortega and Mindy Bishop tacked on second half-goals.

Lark Sullivan and Tanya Groves scored for the Cougars.

Mazama finished with 38 shots on goal, while allowing five.

HENLEY 2, PHOENIX — -- Jon Tinniswood scored on a penalty kick with eight minutes to play as Henley edged a hard-nosed Phoenix club that had to play the final 60 minutes with only 10 players.

Sean Cowley of the Pirates drew a red card 20 minutes into the first half, forcing the one-man shortage.

Henley got on the board first in the 38th minute of the first half when Lance Martin connected from 14 yards out, but the Pirates tied the match 30 seconds later when Jesse Shoreland scored from point-blank range after taking a pass from Gabe Willard.

Phoenix coach Dennis Flenner praised the play of Willard and senior stopper Will Lavagnino.

The loss dropped the Pirates to 2-6 in District 6 and 5-8 overall.

ROGUE RIVER 1, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 0 -- Tim Cotner scored the only goal in the 23rd minute as Rogue River registered a shutout.