Olivera makes first team again
The Madras White Buffalo girls soccer program had three all league players, one first team.
Madras finished with a 7-7-1 overall record and third in the Tri-Valley league. They made the postseason for the second year in a row, but lost 4-1 to Henley in a play-in game.
Senior Erika Olivera was the lone White Buffalo to earn first team honors for the girls program.
Erika is a four-year first team player and a two-time captain. She had three league goals and seven assists.
"She was like a coach on the field and really helped to create much of our offense," head coach Shawn Darrow said.
Jackie Zamora-Heath earned second team all Tri-Valley Conference. The senior led the team in goals with six and also recorded an assist.
"Her speed up front helped our offense immensely and kept opposing defenses on there heels," Darrow said.
Junior Jiana Smith-Francis earned honorable mention honors for the White Buffalos. She ended the year with one goal and one assist.
Jiana was our utility player," said Darrow. "She filled in for us as a defensive anchor when our sweeper (Genesis) went down to injury. She played in seven different positions for us this season."
CHS football honors
The Culver Bulldogs football program had six players earn all league honors this year. Culver was in a new league in 2018; the 2A-Special District 2, which included seven teams. Sheridan, Santiam, Kennedy, Colton, Gervais, Chemawa, and Culver. The Bulldogs finished with a 3-6 overall record, 2-4 in league play.
Senior Joe Russo and junior Justyce Loredo both earned second team honors for the Bulldogs. Russo earned second team linebacker and second team tight end. He finished the season with 114 receiving yards, 79 rushing yards, with a receiving, rushing, and defensive touchdown.
"Russo has been a great player for us," head football coach Jesus Retano said. "He is one of the best players in our league."
Loredo had 485 rushing yards and four touchdowns on offense and 44 total tackles on the year for defense.
"First year at running back and he did a great job," Retano said. "If we can keep our two backs healthy all year, Justyce and (Zach) Wiseman should tear it up next year."
Junior Jordan Vanalstyne earned both honorable mention wide receiver and honorable mention defensive back. He finished the year with 195 rushing yards and 217 receiving yards on offense and on defense, ended with 36 tackles.
"One of our go-to guys when we need a big play," said Retano. "He played a bigger role for us this year and will continue to do so."
Seniors Kyler Cox and Uriel Miranda earned honorable mention offensive line. Even though they received honors on offense, they still performed well on defense. Cox had 42 total tackles and four tackles for a loss. Miranda ended with 34 tackles and three sacks.
"Cox is a great team leader," Retano said. "Smart player and has a big heart. If he were to play linebacker all year, I believe he would had been recognized as well."
"Uriel had a good season. It was a tough league but he proved that he could hold his own." he said.
Junior Cord Gomes earned honorable mention defensive line. Gomes ended the year with 40 tackles, four sacks, and one safety.
"Cord did a great job with his assignment," Retano said. "He's going to cause some chaos next year."
"I'm honored to have been blessed with opportunity to coach these young men," he said "Seniors did a great job continuing to build this program up. Now it's time for the next seniors to continue the progress."
MHS volleyball honors
The Madras White Buffalos volleyball program had four all league honors for the 2018 season. The Buffs finished the season with a 7-11 record, improving from last season, when the team only had two wins.
The volleyball program's seven wins surpassed their total wins from 2014-17, when the program had a record of 5-43 during those seasons. Madras finished fifth-place in the Tri-Valley Conference.
Junior Korie Johnson was earned second team honors for the White Buffalos. Johnson played Libero and outside hitter for the Madras.
The White Buffalos had three players earn honorable mention for the Madras. Junior Jen Binning played outside hitter for the Buffs to earn honorable mention. Seniors Niyalee Cochran and Loraija Miller also earned honorable mention for the 2018 season.
Cochran played setter for the White Buffalos and Miller played opposite hitter for Madras. Unfortunately there were no available stats for the season.
Other fall sports honors
Madras football, Culver volleyball and Madras boys soccer all league honors will be in next week's pioneer.