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    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
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Grants reduce wildfire Volleyball team finally hits the court
risk for Camp Sherman
By Rongi Yost
Correspondent
Residents of Camp
Sherman are eligible to
apply for grant funding to
reduce wildfire risk around
homes. Grant funding is
made available through a
partnership with Jefferson
County, Central Oregon
Intergovernmental Council
(COIC), and the Sisters-
Camp Sherman Rural Fire
Protection District. Eligible
residents will be offered
a flat-rate reimbursement
of $500 for treating the
land around their homes to
Firewise and the Oregon
Forestland-Urban Interface
Fire Protection Act (SB360)
standards.
The overall goal of this
project is to reduce the threat
of catastrophic wildfire to
homes in high-risk areas by
reducing hazardous fuels on
private lands.
The goal of SB360 is
to minimize fire danger in
subdivisions and neighbor-
hoods and make firefight-
ing safer and more effective.
Information and tips about
the standards for fire preven-
tion and creating defensible
space around your home
are available in the Living
with Wildfire in Jefferson
County handbook which
can be found online at www.
lakechinookfireandrescue.
org/RSG/LivingWithFire_
Wildfire-PrepPlan_web.pdf.
Fire chiefs will be responsi-
ble for assuring that the stan-
dards have been met prior to
dispensing funds.
Funding and/or techni-
cal assistance is available to
assist homeowners/landown-
ers with completing defensi-
ble-space projects. The fire
officials are trained evalua-
tors of the SB360 rules and
will assess and certify prop-
erties as requested.
Applications are being
accepted now. All grants
must be completed by
December 1, 2021. To learn
more about eligibility and
view the application, land-
owners can contact the
Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural
Fire Protection District
at 541-540-0771, or visit
https://www.coic.org/emer-
gency-preparedness/jeff-
co-fuels/ or contact Shelby
Knight at sknight@coic.org
541-548-9535.
After more than a year,
the Lady Outlaws finally
got back on the court. They
travelled to Cascade on
Thursday, March 4, and
defeated the Cougars 25-18,
25-15, 23-25, and 25-15.
Sisters had to work out
some nerves and jitters in
the first match, but looked
to their veteran leaders who
brought consistency and
calmness to the court. The
Outlaws were led by Greta
Davis, who finished the
night with 23 kills and two
blocks.
Sophie Silva recorded
nine kills and five blocks,
and Natalie Sitz added five
kills and three aces. Setter
Ellie Rush finished with 40
assists.
Coach Rory Rush said,
<It was a good first win for
us and gave us a chance to
get everyone in and work
to find our chemistry on the
floor.=
A day later, Sisters
travelled to 6A Bend High
for some fierce competition.
The Outlaws fell with scores
of 18-25, 14-25, and 22-25.
The game started strong
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with teams scoring points
back and forth. The Outlaws
took a small lead, but then
the Lava Bears went on
a six-point scoring run to
swing the momentum in
their favor and pull ahead
for the win.
In the second set, the
Lady Outlaws struggled with
their passes and their offense
and just couldn9t find their
rhythm. In the final set,
Sisters came out with energy
and played strong against the
Lava Bears. The game went
back and forth with some
good, long rallies, but the
Outlaws just couldn9t hang
on for the win.
Davis had a strong hitting
night from the outside, and
led the team with 17 kills
and four blocks. Sophie
Silva was an offensive threat
in the middle and finished
with 11 kills and four
blocks. Rush recorded 33
assists and five aces.
Freshman Grace Vohs
recorded six kills and four
blocks at crucial moments
in the game. Rush told The
Nugget that the coaches are
excited to see her progress
throughout the season.
Rush said, <We saw
some really strong play from
everyone tonight. This game
was about good competition
and us getting better. We
will regroup and continue to
grow as a team.=
Sisters was to play at
home against Mt. View on
Monday, March 8. They
were to travel to Philomath
on Wednesday, March 10,
but Philomath is still in the
<extreme risk= category
for COVID-19 and won9t
be able to play. Instead, the
Outlaws will head to Crook
County for a match against
the Cowgirls. On Saturday,
Sisters has two games; one
against Ridgeview and one
against Hood River, both
played at Ridgeview in
Redmond.