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Woodburn volleyball breaks losing streak, Kennedy football blasts Regis for first win of the season

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Junior Ashley Marin and the Gervais volleyball team opened its league schedule last week by splitting a pair of games with the Delphian Dragons and the Chemawa Braves.

VOLLEYBALL

Woodburn

For the first time in nearly 10 years, the Woodburn Bulldogs walked off the court of a non-tournament game as victors after beating the Madras White Buffaloes 3-1 (25-21, 15-25, 26-24, 25-8) on Thursday.

Woodburn (1-4, 0-1 Oregon West) had won games in tournaments, which play to two points, but had lost 140 consecutive regulation games dating back to Oct. 14, 2010.

North Marion

The No. 5 Huskies (5-1) suffered their first loss of the 2019 season in their home opener but quickly recovered to finish the week.

North Marion fell 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-18) to No. 7 Banks on Sept. 10 only to find success on the road with a taut 3-1 victory (27-25, 25-27, 25-14, 25-10) on the road against the Seaside Seagulls on Sept. 12.

All of North Marion's wins have come on the road this season. The Huskies are scheduled to play eight of their next nine games at home, which was recently renovated. North Marion's next game is Sept. 12 at home against Astoria.

Gervais

The Gervais Cougars split their first league games of the season last week, falling 3-0 (27-25, 25-14, 25-14) to the No. 7 Delphian Dragons on Sept. 10 before taking a 3-0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-14) win of their own at Chemawa on Sept. 12.

The Cougars (3-2, 1-1 Tri-River) were scheduled to return to action at home against Colton on Monday before traveling to Mount Angel on Thursday for a double-header against Santiam and Kennedy.

Kennedy

The top-ranked Trojans continue to roll through the season, opening their league schedule with back-to-back wins last week.

No. 1 Kennedy (10-1, 2-0 Tri-River) dispatched Colton 3-0 (25-9, 25-3, 25-8) in emphatic fashion on Sept. 10 and followed with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-10, 25-6) win on Sept. 12 against the Culver Bulldogs.

Kennedy was scheduled to travel to No. 7 Delphian on Tuesday before returning home to host the Santiam Wolverines and Gervais Cougars on Thursday. The Trojans conclude their week at the Salem Academy Tournament on Saturday.

St. Paul

The Buckaroos extended their winning streak to eight straight games after taking out a pair of league opponents last week.

St. Paul (10-1, 3-0 Casco) made short work of Willamette Valley Christian in a 3-0 (25-2, 25-9, 25-7) win on Sept. 9, followed by a 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-10) home win over Jewell on Sept. 11.

The victories pushed the Bucks to No. 2 in the OSAA standings. St. Paul has yet to lose a set after dropping their second game of the season to the 2A No. 1 Kennedy Trojans on Aug. 31.

The Bucks were scheduled to play at No. 7 Crosshill Christian on Tuesday and at No. 3 Perrydale on Thursday before hosting their own tournament on Saturday.

FOOTBALL

Kennedy

The Kennedy Trojans bounced back from an opening-week shutout to go on an offensive surge in the second quarter to post a 47-26 victory over the Regis Rams on Friday.

Under the backdrop of Oktoberfest taking place over the weekend, the Trojans erupted for 35 points to close out the first half and head into the locker rooms up 41-14 in the team's home-opener.

After giving up a touchdown to open the game, Kennedy struck back on an 80-yard pass from Dylan Kleinschmit to Isaiah Basargin to close out the first quarter. The Trojans continued their offense push in the second 12 minutes when Bruce Beyer connected with Brady Traeger for a 27-yard touchdown to put Kennedy up 13-7.

Beyer added another touchdown run to lift the Trojans up 20-7, but the Rams answered with a second score from quarterback Byron Bishop to pull within a touchdown.

The Trojans closed out the quarter with four more touchdowns — one from David Reyes, two more from Beyer, and a second connection between Kleinschmit and Basargin.

Beyer closed out the Trojans' night on offense with a 16-yard touchdown in the fourth to put his team up 47-14 and finished the game with 125 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries, along with 1-of-2 passing for 27 yards and a score.

Kleinschmit was 5-of-10 for 135 yards and two touchdowns behind center. Basargin added two catches for a pair of scores and 89 yards. Reyes had 77 all-purpose yards and a touchdown in the win.

North Marion

After an explosive start to the 2019 season, the Huskies were held in check offensively by the hosting Henley Hornets falling 35-16 on Saturday afternoon. The two teams clashed last year at North Marion High School, with the Huskies escaping with a 6-0 win.

This season, Henley returned the favor, and North Marion enters their final non-conference game of the season with a 1-1 record when they travel to Cascade High School next week to take on the Cougars (1-1).

GIRLS SOCCER

Woodburn

The Bulldogs went 2-0 last week after claiming back-to-back victories over the Sweet Home Huskies and Hillsboro Spartans.

Woodburn kicked off their league schedule in a memorable opener that lasted more than five hours due to intermittent thunder storms halted their game against Sweet Home on Sept. 10.

But the result was worth the wait after the Bulldogs came home with a 7-1 victory. Sophomore Myranda Marquez connected on five goals, while junior Yahaira Rodriguez added two more for the team's first victory of the season.

All seven goals were scored off assists, led by two from freshman Cassidy Garibaldo. Additional assists came from Bailey Castro, Jessenia Villanueva, Rodriguez, Carla Zamora and Jessica Baron.

The Bulldogs concluded the week with a 2-1 win over 5A Hillsboro on Sept. 12. Marquez once again led the offensive push, scoring both goals, one of which came on an assist from Rodriguez.

Woodburn (2-1, 1-0 Oregon West) was scheduled to pick up league play at Sisters on Tuesday and return home to face Stayton on Thursday.

Gervais

The Cougars opened their 2019 season last week, playing the hosting Dayton Pirates to a 1-1 draw on Sept. 12.

The tie broke a four-year streak of season-opening losses for the Cougars (0-0-1), who were scheduled to travel to Yamhill-Carlton on Monday. Gervais hosts the Blanchet Catholic Cavaliers in their home opener on Thursday.

BOYS SOCCER

Woodburn

The Woodburn Bulldogs played a pair of vastly different games last week, opening their league schedule with a 19-0 victory over the Sweet Home Huskies on Sept. 10, followed by a 1-1 draw against the 5A Hood River Valley Eagles on Sept. 12.

It was the first game between the Bulldogs and the Eagles since Woodburn moved to the 4A classification. The two teams squared off in every season from 2013-17, with Hood River Valley beating the Bulldogs in the 2014 5A State Championship game.

Woodburn has not lost to the Eagles since then, going 2-0-2 against HRV since 2015.

North Marion

The Huskies ended a two-game losing streak to open the season after playing the No. 1 Valley Catholic Valiants to a 2-2 draw in their lone game of the week.

North Marion rallied from a 1-0 deficit to tie the game up in the 29th minute when Isaac Santiago connected with Barsilay Carrillo to make it 1-1.

Five minutes later, Carrillo gave the Huskies the lead on a free kick to go into halftime up 2-1.

But the Valiants struck back in the final minutes, tying the game at 2-2 in the 79th minute to pull out the draw.

North Marion (0-2-1) will host its first home game of the season on Thursday when they take on the 5A defending champion Corvallis Spartans. The game will be the third state champion the Huskies play this season, after opening against 3A/2A/1A champs Catlin Gabel and 4A titlists Woodburn.


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