Volleyball, football and soccer teams are all playoff casualties
Glencoe made the most of its postseason opportunities, but in the end, the Crimson Tide finished one win short of the Class 6A state volleyball tournament.
Glencoe (15-8) made short work of David Douglas last week in a state play-in game, winning 25-8, 25-15, 25-9 to earn a spot in the 32-team state playoff bracket, and the Tide came through with a five-set upset victory over Southridge in the first round last Wednesday before falling on the road against Roseburg on Saturday.
The playoff run almost ended against Southridge (16-10), as the Skyhawks easily won the second and third sets to take a 2-1 lead before Glencoe stormed back with decisive victories in the fourth and fifth sets. Ultimately, the Crimson Tide emerged with a 25-23, 17-25, 10-25, 25-20, 15-11 win that sent them into the second round of the playoffs.
Playing on the road against third-ranked Roseburg (25-3) last Saturday, Glencoe simply couldnt muster another upset bid, losing 25-14, 25-15, 25-16 to the Indians, who now advance to the eight-team Class 6A state tournament, which will be held today and tomorrow at Liberty High School.
Glencoe falls in second round
Glencoes girls soccer season came to a bitter end on Saturday, losing 2-1 to South Salem in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Glencoe (8-6-1) had earned a spot in the playoff field with a runaway 7-0 victory over struggling McKay (1-11-2) last Tuesday in a state play-in game, but South Salems defense proved much stingier.
The 14th-ranked Saxons (10-4-3) took a 2-0 lead before halftime, then held Glencoe to a solitary goal in the second half.
Hilhi boys drop playoff decision
One of the best boys soccer seasons in Hillsboro history came to an end on Tuesday with a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to McKay in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
The Spartans (10-5-1) finished third in the final Pacific Conference standings, earning an automatic playoff berth, and they backed it up with a 2-1 win over Oregon City (7-6-1) on Saturday in a first-round game.
The playoff run ended on Tuesday against fifth-ranked and undefeated McKay (14-0-1), which earned a spot in the state quarterfinals.
Gresham too much for Spartans
Hillsboros football season ended last Friday with a 48-15 loss on the road against Gresham in a Class 6A state play-in game.
The Gophers (4-6) built a 34-0 lead by halftime and cruised to the win over Hilhi (2-8).