Helix celebrated their school’s Senior Night with a victory over Nixyaawii in three sets, 25-19, 25-12 and 25-10 on Tuesday. They also honored their team’s three senior players: outside hitters Arianna Krol and Annie Wood, and right side hitter Jenna Herron.
Krol lead her team with 10 kills and four aces. Sophomore MacKenzie Dunn recorded four aces and three digs.
“Tonight, our tough serving allowed us to get them out of system, and our ball control was good enough to be able to aggressively attack them from above the net,” said coach Daniel Headley.
The Lady Grizzlies are now 8-8 overall and 5-3 for the league, and will travel to Echo (17-5, 7-1) on Thursday.
LA GRANDE 3, PENDLETON 1 — Despite a strong opening set 25-12, Pendleton lost on the road against La Grande on Tuesday night.
The Lady Bucks dropped the following three sets, 25-22, 25-17, and 25-15.
Kirah McGlothan scored one ace and recorded 11 digs, Aspen Garton had seven kills and six digs, Sami Spriet had one ace and three digs, Zoe Jones scored four kills and one dig, and Elli Nirschl finished the night with one kill, three digs, and 16 assists.
Pendleton will travel to Redmond on Thursday.
ECHO 3, CONDON/WHEELER 0 — Echo won at home in three against Condon/Wheeler, 25-12, 25-21, and 25-11.
Courgar starters Katlynn Jackson and Tylene Skillman were out for the game Tuesday night, but coach Janice Scott said the rest of the team filled their spots excellently, despite some miscommunication in the second set.
“We had to put players in positions that they play very little,” Scott said. “But I had trust in them. They were mentally strong enough to pull through.” Lexie Cox lead the team with seven kills and six aces, averaging 19-22 for serving. Annie Barnes was 28-29 on serving with nine assists, and Faith McCarty had six assists and three kills.
Echo (16-5, 7-1) will host Helix in a non-league match on Thursday.
IRRIGON 3, MAC-HI 0 — Behind strong serving, the Knights swept the nonleague match in Milton-Freewater.
“Irrigon is by far the most skilled team we have played to far,” Pioneers coach Lucy Deal said. “They have amazing servers. I’m tickled with how well the girls played.”
SOUTH WASCO COUNTY 3, IONE 0 — The Redsides picked up a Big Sky League win with a sweep of the host Cardinals (2-6).
South Wasco Country improved to 6-1 in league play with the 27-25, 25-22, 25-12 win.
HOOD RIVER VALLEY 1, PENDLETON 0 — The Bucks faced a narrow loss against the No. 9 soccer team in the OSAA when they traveled to Hood River on Tuesday. They lost by just one.
“We played great,” said coach Alex Erazo. “We were organized, we played for each other, and we played as a team. Defensively, we did what we needed to do and covered the field. I’m super proud of the boys.”
Pendleton will host Ridgeview (3-2-2, 1-0-2) on Thursday.
MAC-HI 2, LA GRANDE 1 — Mac-Hi scored another home win after hosting La Grande on Tuesday.
After finishing the first half 1-0 with a goal from Hector Castillo, the Pioneers rounded out the game with a second-half goal from Alexis Pio, sealing the win.
“We started making little mistakes again,” said coach Jose Garcia. “It took a little while to figure out. But the boys corrected themselves on the field and played more aggressive, pressuring and winning the ball.”
Mac-Hi (6-3, 1-2) will hit the road to play Ontario (7-0-2, 2-0-1) on Saturday.
CHIAWANA 6, HERMISTON 0 — The Hermiston Lady Bulldogs continue to have a rough soccer season after being shut out at home by Chiawana, 6-0.
Keeper Lanie Gomez had 12 saves for the night. Chiawana dominated Hermiston offensively - while the Bulldogs had five shots on goal for the game, their opponents had 23.
Hermiston is now 0-11 in the Mid-Columbia Conference, and will travel to Pasco (1-7) on Thursday.
UMATILLA 3, BAKER 2 — Umatilla followed their Friday victory with another win, this time against Baker during a non-league match at home.
Patty Burres scored in the first half, with Yamilex Ortiz and Burres scoring again in the second to win the game.
“It was a good game. We played fairly physical,” said coach Tim Lee. “We had the wind at our backs in the first half. We stepped it up during the second, and really weathered the storm of (Baker’s) attack.”
The Lady Vikings (2-5, 1-1) will travel to Nyssa (1-4-2, 1-0-1) on Thursday.