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    Sports
The Clackamas Print
Wednesday, November 29,1995 /
Volleyball ta|cesi<fpurth atNWAACC Tournament
Jesse Sowa
Sports Editor
away, 15-7.
Clackamas went up 2-0 in the
third and decisive game on a kill
by Sharp and a hitting error by
Mt. Hood. The Saints then scored
six of the next seven points to take
a 6-3 lead.
Trailing 10-5 with setter
Katie Holdorf serving, Clackamas
scored five in a row, including a
block and kill by Sharp. The game
was again tied at 13, but Mt. Hood
took the game and match on a
service ace and a shot out of
bounds by the Cougars.
Sharp led the Cougars with
13 kills followed by Misti-Kae
Filley (11) and Jenn Walters (9).
Katie Holdorf had 32 assists while
Jenn Walters and Sharp had 3
blocks apiece. Ireland led Clacka­
mas with 23 digs.
Clackamas began tourna­
ment play with consecutive wins
against Walla Walla CC and
Highline CC. Clackamasrbeat the
Warriors of Walla' Walla jn four
games 15-3,11-15,17-15 and 15-
The Claqkamas Community
College Volleyball team set a goal
for themselves going into the
Northwest Athletic Association of
Community Colleges Champion­
ships and accomplished that task.
The Cougars wanted to fin­
ish in the top four at the Mount
Hood Community College-hosted
regional tournament November
16-18 and they did just that with
a fourth-place trophy.
“We felt we could win,” said
Clackamas Head Coach Kathie
Woods.
The tournament was in
double-elimination format, mean­
ing a team must be defeated twice
to be eliminated from play.
Clackamas finished their sea­
son on a down note with a loss to
Mt. Hood, ending the Cougars
hopes of a Northwest title. The
Saints beat Clackamas in a three-
game match, 7-15, 15-7, 15-3.
The Cougars played strong
throughout the match and stunned
Againstthe Wairiors, Ireland
the Southern Region chanjpions
by taking the first set. With Casie had 13 kills and 1,5 digs, Holdorf
Ireland serving the first ball, totalled 49 assists and Walters got
Clackamas took a quick 3-0 lead 9 blocks.
on a service ace and two hitting
The Coqgars then defeated
errors by Mt. Hood.
co-North Region champ Highline
The Cougars led 11-2, bqi, the ,on-Nov.;, JO, in. fhrep.jSjfjajg^it
Saints climbed back into the game games. Clackamas took the match
with five consecutive points.
against the Thunderbirds 16-14,
Clackamas retained side out 15-9 and 15-10. Sharp led the
»and a chance to win the game. Cougars in kills with 22. Holdorf
Three hitting errors by Mt. Hood had 41 assists, Sharp 23 digs and
. . and a huge kill by Melanie Sharp Walters 5 blocks.
/giving the Cougars the game. -
Clackamas fell to the even­
The Saints came out'hafd in? ?‘tual Tunncr-up Arid cO-EasF Re-
the second game and Clackamas gion champ Spokane CG in the
I never seemed to get'On track. Mt. semifinals. The Cougars won the
Hood scored the first four points, first game, 15-12, but Spokane
but Clackamas tied the score on won the next three and the match.
Filley was the catalyst fQr
two blocks by Sharp.,
, A
The Saints p.ulled, away on . Clackamas in the first game with
some mental mistakg^^yltipjCouC i jptwo kills and’orip. tip'afbteSl^^.
gars and won the game'going* Filley also gd( the side oiWfbfthe
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Cougars with a kill to set up the
final point, a short-set kill by
Walters, the Cougars middle
blocker.
The Sasquatch pounded
Clackamas in the second game in
winning 15-4. Spokane controlled
the entire game except for a small
stretch where the Cougars scored
three consecutive points on Spo­
kane hitting errors.
The third game was much of
the same with Spokane scoring
the first nine points and later tak­
ing a 14-4 lead before Clackamas
scored five straight points on
three Sharp kills and two shots by
Spokane out of bounds. The
Sasquatch then closed out the
game at 15-9.
The Cougars were never able
to get anything going in the fourth
game and were totally dominated
at the net. Spokane took control
"a ÄI
from the beginning and defeated
photo by Jon Roberts
Clackamas, 15-7. Another late
Casie
Ireland
andMisti-Kae
Filley
attempt
to block a kill
run by the Cougars came up short
against
Spokane
CC
in
the
NWAACC
semifinal
match.
as they fell to Spokane. ;
Clackamas
went
on
to
take
fourth
in
the
Northwest.
Against Spokane^ Sharp had
22 kills and 28 digs,iloldorf got
blocks and Sharp 9:
played tough. So finishing there
44 assists and Walters 4 blocks.
Sharp
was
named
to
the
All-
just
proves how good we are.”
Clackamas then moved to the
American
Second
Team
for
com
­
“It feels like we’re number
consolation bracket whore they
defeated West Region champ munity .colleges nationwide ear­ one,” Woods said of the team’s
lier this week- She was also a ’first trophy^ since started' At
Green River in a best-of-three HU.3ÍÍ
bnocl O. pfijsn zip m biwot
match on Npy. l.^tq.^ejt.qp tjieir unanimous pick.for the Southern 'Clackamas 12 years ago.
Region First Team.
The Cougars played each of
match with Mt. Hood.
Sharp, Walters and Ireland the number one seeds from each
The Cougars lost the first
game against the Gators, 4-15, but were selected as Northwest All­ of the regions and played well
came back, to win the next two, Stars and will participate in the against all of them. “They are all
15-8 and 15-3, to take the match. NWAACC All-Star Competition top teams,” Woods said. “We
Sharp had 17 kills to lead Clacka- at Clackamas on Dec. 2. Woods played them all tough. We showed
n^egxt, determination
. mas. Holdorf had 24 blacky Ire­ KOK1'
rQpaph ^therA^E. brolla ‘
“I couldn’t ask formore,”
land had 14!digS and Walters'3
Despite
ending
their
break
­
Woods
said. “All I wanted from
blocks.
For the-'tournament, Sharp through season withufll lo*ss, those guys was to play 100 per­
led the Cougars in kills with 94, Clackamas looked at the positives cent.”
The. Clackamas Volleyball
followed by Walters (53)- and Ire­ in the tournament.
“
We
’
re
definitely
satisfied
Program
will hold it’s annual
land (50). Holdorf had 190 assists.
Sharp also led Clackamas in digs with- the .way we-ifirtVshed awards banquet tonight at Gre-
-'gory Forum.at.7p.rn.Tigkete-will
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^’ankh^iaBWsy W^t^'Hka^4 |
teW^bod! We
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Practice makes perfect for Clackamas Wrestling
qualifier for Clackamas in 1994. Sauer of Oregon City, Ryan
“All four are returning ftjart- »
of Vancouver. Davis
ers and f’tn getfing leadership StiC *
photo contributed by Mike Haluska
Clackamas’ Leo Sandoval battles a competitor last
weekend at the Lassen Open competition.
Jesse Sowa
ing their competitions.
Sports Editor
The Cougars will be led this
The Clackamas Wrestling
team has the heart and work ethic,
but not the talent that they’ve had
in the past.
That’s what Clackamas
Wrestling Coach Mike Haluska
says about this year’s team. He
believes that the time they put.in
practice will put out results dur-
year by it’s four sophomores.
Chris Frisbie of Willamette High
School in Eugene will compete at
118 pounds, Lloyd Martindale of
Marshall HS in Portland will be
at 142 lbs., while Jeremy Braun
of Banks HS and Jamie Dixon of
Tillamook HS will fill the roster
at 177 lbs. Dixon was a national
Armstrong of Jjllamoolp, Matt
of all of them,”.Haluska,said.
Athletes competing thisf year ¡Bielpnber^ pf ,S(lyertbn, A’dam
after coming off their redshirt sea­ Trumbauer of Newberg and
sons last year are Santos Cantu Dustin Leno and Joey Smith of
of Gervais at 126 lbs, John Jones Willaiqipa.
of Hermiston (126), Glen ¡Garri­
■ Haluska didnothave vpry big
son of Beaverton (150), Shonn expectations going into, the spa-
Leno of Willamina (150), John son, but (he. team’s hard work over
Hogland of Canby (158), Lonnie the last month has started to show.
Eggert of Tillamook (167) and
Clackamas competed against
Tyler Anderson of Ferndale, Lassen College, the number one
Washington (190).,
junior college team in the nation
Corey Kay wood of Nampa, and did better that expected. ...
Idaho is a transfer from Boise
In the Lassen College Open
State that will compete at 134 lbs. Tournament on Saturday that fea­
First-year wrestlers not using tured at least three of the top 10
their redshirt season include teams in the country, Garrison
Travis Wittlake of Myrtle Point was the champion ip his weight
and Charles Clifford of Woodburn class and defeated one of the top
(167), while Leo Sandoval of wrestlers in, the nation.
Woodbum and Kevin Shone will Martindale and Sandoval finished
compete at the heavy weight level. second while Hogland, Eggert,
Those ineligible until mid­ Braun and Dixon all were fourth.
December are Shawn Allen of
“I was real pleased with the
Philomath (150), Jason McCoy of way we wrestled,” Hatuska said.
St. Helens (177) and Rob Knott
The only problem that
of Newberg (190). Jose DeCastro Haluska has now is finding one
of Alaska and Donnie Boyum of wrestler for each weight class. His
Grants Pass will not compete this problem lies in that there are too
season due to injury.
many quality wrestlers to choose
First-year athletes using their from. “I have two tough kids at
redshirt are Jason Pense and Is­ almost every weight,” he said.
rael Flores of Riverside, Gary
Clackamas will take on a
tough Highline CC team in a dual
at 7:30 Friday might at Randall
mil. The Cougars wift’fhentravel
to Forest Grove on Saturday fpr
the Pacific Tournament; A
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