Siuslaw defeats Douglas to remain atop Far West Volleyball standings

sports_featurephotoViking Volleyball fights for win at home

The Siuslaw Vikings are still alone on top of the Far West League Volleyball standings this morning.  The Viks edged the Douglas Trojans 3-2 last night in Florence.  Marshfield was bumped in three sets by South Umpqua and North Bend easily beat Brookings-Harbor, also in three.

Makenzie York led the team with 21 kills.  Coach Jonathan Hornung said York was sick Wednesday and was still not back to 100% by Thursday evening.  But, he added, she took control of the match in the fourth and fifth sets, helping the Vikings to the victory.  Elyssa Rose added to her stats with 13 kills.

At 4-and-oh in league play, the Vikings are alone at the top of the standings. North Bend is 3-1 in second… those two teams meet Tuesday in North Bend.

4A-3 Far West LeagueLeagueOverallSets WonSets LostOSAA Ranking
Siuslaw 4-06-42018 17
North Bend 3-17-32110 16
Marshfield 2-26-82223 20
Douglas 2-23-41316 21
South Umpqua 1-32-61218 26
Brookings-Harbor 0-42-11830 33

Mapleton falls in three

The Lowell Devils improved to 11-and-oh in the Mountain West League with a three-set win over the Sailors in Mapleton Thursday.  Josi Hays had four kills on seven attacks for the Sailors; Haley Wells had three aces and four blocks.  The Sailors will be at home against Oak Hill Tuesday.

1A-3 Mountain West LeagueLeagueOverallSets WonSets LostOSAA Ranking
Lowell 11-013-44013 17
McKenzie 9-210-73421 24
Triangle Lake 9-29-93428 30
Alsea 6-48-52518 32
Siletz Valley 6-56-62218 43
Mohawk 3-63-71022 40
Mapleton 2-92-9627 57
Eddyville Char. 1-91-9329 62
Oak Hill 0-100-10230 65

On the schedule…

prep football tonight:

The Mapleton Sailors will host the Alsea Wolverines at seven.  Siuslaw and Douglas will open play in the Far West League, also at seven… they’ll meet in Winston.  The pregame show on KCST FM is set for 6:45.

College football…

Oregon State will host Boise State at 12:30 tomorrow; the pregame show on KCFM is at 11:30.  Oregon will open conference play at home against the Colorado Buffaloes.  The pregame show on KCST is at one; kickoff from Autzen Stadium is at 2:30.

Florence Half Marathon

The inaugural Florence Half Marathon will take place Sunday morning.  The 13.1 mile road race starts and finishes at Miller Park.  It will take place on several streets and roadways throughout the community, including Rhododendron Drive, North Jetty Road, Ninth Street and Kingwood.  Piper Ruiz with race organizer Pink Buffalo Racing says:

Piper Ruiz – All Florence Half Marathon finishers will receive a custom designed medallion and age group medallions at the finish line.”

Pre-race registration is available online at Pink Buffalo Racing-dot-com through tomorrow for $50.  Race day registration opens at 6:30 Sunday morning at Miller Park… the fee goes up to $60 at that time.  It closes at 7:45 with the start at eight a.m.