The Weston-McEwen volleyball team kept its hot start to the 2018 season going on Thursday evening as it shut out Irrigon 3-0 in a non-league match.
The TigerScots (7-0) won 25-20, 25-19 and 25-20 on Thursday, meaning the TigerScots have dropped only two sets in the 20 they’ve played so far this season. Hailey Weaver had 10 kills and seven blocks for the TigerScots,while Keree Graves had 16 digs and Bryce Thul had 10 aces. Haley White led the Knights (2-2) with nine kills and Brianna Rice had three.
“We played a great team today and we learned a lot about ourself,” Irrigon coach Vanessa Pacheco said. “We will use today as a growing opportunity.”
STANFIELD WINS TWICE
The Stanfield volleyball team opened its 2018 season with a pair of victories on Thursday in Helix, defeating the host Grizzlies 3-0 and then taking down Mac-Hi 3-1.
Against Helix, Stanfield won 25-23, 25-22, 25-22. Stanfield stats were unavailable by press time, but Helix was led by Arianna Krol with 12 kills and Lexie Mize had 23 assists.
Then against Mac-Hi, Stanfield won 25-20, 25-18, 23-25 and 25-16.
“Really pleased with the team’s progress after three weeks,” Stanfield coach Blaine Ganvoa said. “Girls are working hard on staying focused on the process it takes to improve with every touch and it was nice to see it pay off for them with two wins.”
Helix wrapped up the tri-match with a 3-0 win over Mac-Hi (1-3), winning 25-18, 25-22, 25-16. Kyla Harper led the Grizzlies (3-2) with 12 kills and Krol had eight. Annie Wood had 18 digs.
EUGENE RODEO — The fall rodeo schedule for the Intermountain High School Rodeo team began on August 24-26 with two performances in Eugene, and several local athletes turned in standout performances.
In Rodeo No. 1, Heppner senior Jacee Currin had the best performance of the team, winning breakaway roping with a time of 3.0 seconds and then finishing second in goat tying with a time of 8.38 seconds. Currin finished second again in goat tying in Rodeo No. 2 with a time of 8.29 seconds.
Pendleton’s Trent Sorey twice finished second in tie-down roping with times of 11.50 and 12.91. He also finished sixth and second in team roping as the header with partner Brady White of Burns, with times of 12.84 and 9.18.
Jaiden Mahoney, also from Heppner, finished second in barrel racing (18.079), eighth in goat tying (10.07) and sixth in breakaway roping (4.00).
Kate Patterson finished third and 10th in breakaway roping (4.88, 3.41) and Brooklyn Been finished ninth in pole bending (22.22).