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CORVALLIS — Ashland had its run at a third straight Class 5A/4A state championship in boys water polo stopped short in the finals Saturday, while the Grizzly girls rebounded to take third in action at the Osborn Aquatic Center.

Forrest Kollar registered four goals, four steals and one assist for Ashland but it wasn't enough as West Albany's boys team secured a 10-8 triumph.

Evan Westhelle-Grant, Brendon Reese-Sullivan and Adam Good each added one goal and one assist for the Grizzlies, while goalkeeper Miles Furuichi tallied a rare goal in the waning seconds of the third quarter. Furuichi also made 17 saves.

Kollar and Good were each named to the all-tournament first team, while Westhelle-Grant and Furuichi earned second-team selections and James Compeau was an honorable mention choice.

In the girls third-place match, Sarah Kasiah led the charge with seven goals as Ashland doubled up North Eugene for a 14-7 victory.

Ada Lawson added four goals and two assists and Sadie Kasiah had one goal, two assists and two steals for the Grizzlies. Aubrie Georgevitch had six steals to go with one goal and one assist, while Emma Frantz scored a goal and Molly Cochrane had two assists and one steal. Halie Haynes had nine saves in goal.

Sarah Kasiah was named to the all-tournament first team, while second-team honors went to Cochrane and honorable mention status went to Sadie Kasiah, Lawson and Haynes.


HIDDEN VALLEY 3, ASTORIA 0 — At Eugene, Hidden Valley rebounded from a disappointing semifinal loss with a 25-21, 28-26, 25-23 victory in the third-place game of the Class 4A state championships at Lane Community College.

Hidden Valley, the Skyline Conference champion, finished the season with a 27-2 record.

Cross Country

NXN REGIONALS — At Boise, Idaho, Max Runia placed seventh individually to help the Crater High boys team finish seventh in the prestigious meet. Runia crossed the finish line in 15 minutes, 46 seconds as the Comets were the highest-placing team from Oregon.

The Crater girls, led by Jessica Vig, placed 14th.

After Runia, the Comets received solid efforts from Jon Obeso (21st, 16:07), Hunter Sanders (49th, 16:31) and Neil Seibert (60th, 16:39).

Vig finished in 19:26, while the next-fastest Crater girl, Sarah Hastings, placed 52nd in 19:41.8.

Jesuit won the girls team competition.


ONTARIO 20, MAZAMA 14 — At Klamath Falls, Ontario (4-6) broke a 14-all tie on quarterback Andrew Maeda's second touchdown pass with 7:47 remaining in the opening-round Class 4A state-playoff game.

Daniel Mathis rallied Mazama, the Skyline Conference champion, with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Mathis scored on a 7-yard run and passed to Greg Hall for a 26-yard TD.

Ontario 7 0 7 6 — 20

Mazama 0 0 0 14 — 14

O — Gonzalez 3 run (Sanchez kick)

O — Delgado 17 pass from Maeda (Sanchez kick)

M — Mathis 7 run (kick failed)

M — Hall 26 pass from Mathis (Mathis run)

O — Lopez 9 pass from Maeda (kick failed)

BAKER 52, KLAMATH UNION 14 — At Baker City, senior running back Stephen Talbot scored three touchdowns and rushed for a game-high 154 yards for Baker (9-1) in the first-round contest.

Klamath Union, the Skyline Conference runner-up, finished 7-3.

Klamath Union 0 0 7 7 — 14

Baker 14 6 18 14 — 52

B — Talbot 1 run (Barr kick)

B — Talbot 10 run (Barr kick)

B — Talbot 86 pass from Brown (kick failed)

B — Baker 14 run (Durflinger pass from Brown)

KU — Bell 80 kickoff return (Kuhlman kick)

B — FG Barr 22

B — Durflinger 25 pass from Brown (Barr kick)

KU — Miles 4 pass from Kemp (Kuhlman kick)

B — Howard 82 fumble return (Barr kick)

B — Cripe 15 interception return (Barr kick)