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Open Door wins school's first-ever state game; Barlow, Sandy, Gresham fall in round one of tourney.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Volleyball results from the local 6A, 3A and 1A schools. Across the region, the top volleyball teams competed in the opening rounds of the state tournament — from 6A to 1A. While Open Door Christian Academy was celebrating its first-ever playoff win, the conference juggernaut and the top 1A team in the state was also all smiles.

Undefeated Damascus Christian, which is powered by a group of talented seniors, has had state title aspirations all season. And the first two games of the postseason didn't deter those dreams — a pair of 3-0 sweeps to punch a ticket into the final bracket.

The local 6A teams that earned berths to state — Sandy, Barlow and Gresham — all fought valiantly in difficult road wins but came up just short. The Pioneers and Bruins were both able to take a set, while the Gophers couldn't keep up with top-seeded Jesuit.

And No. 11 Corbett had to travel far in the 3A tournament, losing a distant road game to Banks.

Here is the full list of results:

Round One


No. 21 Sandy 1, No. 12 West Linn 3 (14-25, 25-19, 17-25, 25-27)

No. 26 Barlow 1, No. 7 Sherwood 3 (20-25, 25-18, 16-25, 13-25)

No. 32 Gresham 0, No. 1 Jesuit 3 (17-25, 15-25, 12-25)


No. 11 Corbett 0, No. 6 Banks 3 (11-25, 11-25, 10-25)


No. 1 Damascus Christian 3, No. 32 Alsea 0 (25-9, 25-3, 25-10)

No. 9 Open Door Christian Acad. 3, No. 24 Imbler 2 (25-15, 12-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-12)

Round Two


No. 1 Damascus Christian 3, No. 17 Days Creek 0 (25-10, 25-10, 25-9)

No. 9 Open Door 2, Umpqua Valley Christian 3 (25-14, 22-25, 25-22, 15-25, 16-14)

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