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Polk County Itemizer-Observer • November 1, 2017 14A
SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1
Boys soccer: OSAA Class
5A state playoffs, first
ro u n d : No. 13 M ar ist
Catholic vs. No. 4 Central, 6
p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 2
Volleyball: Western Ore-
gon at Montana State,
Billings, 6 p.m.
Women’s basketball:
Westmont at Western Ore-
gon (exhibition), 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 3
Football: OSAA Class 1A
state playoffs, first round:
No. 11 Echo at No. 6 Falls
City, 7 p.m.
Volleyball: OSAA Class
5A state playoffs, quarterfi-
nals: No. 11 Dallas vs. No. 3
Bend (at Liberty High
School), 3:15 p.m. OSAA
Class 5A state playoffs,
semifinals: TBA vs. TBA, 8:30
p.m.
SATURDAY, NOV. 4
Boys soccer: OSAA Class
5A state playoffs, quarterfi-
nals: TBA vs. TBA, TBA.
Cross-country: Dallas at
OSAA 5A state champi-
onships (at Lane Commu-
nity College, Eugene), 1:50
p.m. Western Oregon at
NCAA Division II West Re-
gional (at Ash Creek Pre-
serve), 10 a.m.
Football: Azusa Pacific
at Western Oregon, 1 p.m.
Volleyball: OSAA Class
5A state playoffs, champi-
onship match: TBA vs. TBA
(at Liberty High School), 6
p.m. Consolation matches
start at 10 a.m.
Women’s basketball:
Western Oregon at Portland
(exhibition), 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY, NOV. 6
Men’s basketball: Cor-
ban at Western Oregon (ex-
hibition), 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 7
Boys soccer: OSAA Class
5A state playoffs, semifi-
nals: TBA vs. TBA, TBA.
—
Schedules Subject to Change
QUICK HITS
ANDY ATKINSON/Mail Tribune
Dallas’ volleyball team celebrates during its victory over Crater in the 5A state play-in round on Oct. 24.
PREP VOLLEYBALL
Dallas advances to quarterfinals
By Lukas Eggen
The Itemizer-Observer
Class 5A State Volleyball
EUGENE — On paper,
Dallas’ volleyball team isn’t
supposed to be here.
Just don’t tell that to the
Dragons.
“They decided they didn’t
want to lose,” coach Shana
Lavier said. “Unless you
were to see it, you wouldn’t
believe it.”
Dallas, the 11th seed, de-
feated No. 6 Marist Catholic
25-22, 30-28, 25-23 in the
first round of the 5A state
playoffs on Saturday to ad-
vance to the quarterfinals on
Who: No. 11 Dallas (16-10 overall, 8-6 Mid-Willamette Con-
ference) vs. No. 3 Bend (19-6 overall, 7-1 Intermountain Confer-
ence).
What: Class 5A state volleyball, quarterfinals.
When: Friday, 3:15 p.m.
Where: Liberty High School, Hillsboro.
Admission: Adults, $7; students, $4. Prices increase to $8
and $5 for semifinals and finals.
What’s at stake: The winner advances to the semifinals
Friday at 8:30 p.m. The loser competes in the consolation
bracket.
WOU to host all
sports reunion
MONMOUTH — Western
Oregon University will host
an all sports reunion Satur-
day from 4:15 to 7:30 p.m.
in the Pacific Room at the
Werner University Center.
All athletes, former
coaches and staff from all
sports and years are invited
to attend.
There is no cost to at-
tend.
The event is part of the
university’s Homecoming
weekend. Western Oregon’s
football team hosts Azusa
Pacific Saturday at 1 p.m.
To RSVP or more infor-
m a t i o n :
www.wouwolves.com.
Local players earn
all-league nods
POLK COUNTY — Dallas
girls soccer player Callista
Kiner was named second
team all-Mid-Willamette
Conference last week.
Jor-
dan Ap-
plegate
a n d
Olivia
Palmer
received
honor-
a b l e
m e n -
Kiner
tions.
Cen-
tral’s Ana Becerra and Alli-
son Wells also earned hon-
orable mentions.
The Panthers finished
seventh in the Mid-
Willamette Conference
standings. Dallas placed
eighth.
Cross Creek
men’s club results
DALLAS — Cross Creek’s
men’s club results for Oct.
24:
Low gross/low net
Gross: 1, Lee Gamaney,
37; 2 (tie), Rocky Kygar and
Bill Karjala, 40.
Net: 1, Larry Hatcher, 34;
2 (tie), Pat Farrell, Wayne
Baughman and Darrel
Smedstad, 35; 5 (tie), Don
Seth and Bob Sprinkle, 36.
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Friday at Liberty High
School in Hillsboro.
The Dragons face No. 3
Bend, the defending state
champions, at 3:15 p.m.
The winner advances to
the semifinals against the
winner of Lebanon vs. North
Eugene
Friday at
8:30 p.m.
The loser
goes into
the conso-
l a t i o n
bracket.
B e n d
Savage
enters the
match with a 19-6 record
overall and 7-1 mark in In-
termountain Conference
play.
The Lava Bears defeated
Silverton 25-19, 25-13, 25-10
on Saturday to advance to
the quarterfinals.
“From here on out, every-
one
is
g o o d ,”
L a v i e r
s a i d .
“Bend is a
solid team.
They have
really good
players
VanWell
who are
going to attack all sides of
the court.”
But the Dragons enter
with confidence that they
can overcome any obstacle.
Against Marist, Dallas fell
behind 9-0 and 17-5 in the
first set.
See DALLAS, Page 15A
PREP CROSS-COUNTRY
PREP FOOTBALL
Cross, boys team book trip to state
Falls City to
host Echo in
first round
By Jolene Guzman
The Itemizer-Observer
GERVAIS — Dallas cross-
country Coach Monique
Lankheet was visibly nerv-
ous during the wait behind
the finish of the Thursday’s
boys district race and the
announcements of the
team winners.
Dallas’ boys team had a
shot to be the first in more
than 30 years to qualify for
state at Thursday’s Mid-
Willamette Conference Dis-
trict meet at Willamette
Mission State Park.
The team would have to
make up some ground on
conference rivals to get
there, which explained
Lankheet’s anxiety.
“If we go to state, this is
monumental. I don’t know
yet,” she said minutes after
the boys’ race ended. “I
By Lukas Eggen
The Itemizer-Observer
JOLENE GUZMAN/Itemizer-Observer
Dallas junior Trevor Cross finished third at the district meet on Thursday.
think it looks good, but I
don’t know.”
Lankheet has coached
the team since 1995. In that
time, individual runners
have qualified, but never a
whole team.
“They’ve just been work-
ing all summer. We’ve just
done a lot to prepare for
this day,” Lankheet said. “I
just so want this to be the
scenario for them.”
The top three teams at the
district meet qualify for state.
The team estimated it scored
about 50 points — based on
the team’s top five competi-
tors’ places. That put the
Dragons in the running.
See DRAGONS Page 16A
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Central opens playoffs against Marist
By Lukas Eggen
The Itemizer-Observer
Class 5A State Soccer
INDEPENDENCE — After
the high of clinching a share
of the Mid-Willamette Con-
ference title, Central’s boys
soccer team suffered a let-
down, falling to Woodburn
2-1 on Oct. 24.
“We played poorly,” Pan-
thers coach Joe Orozco said.
“We couldn’t get anything
going. We didn’t pressure
them at all, our passing
game wasn’t there, and we
didn’t defend well either. We
gave them all the room they
needed to create plays and
they did.”
Christian Lua scored in
the second half, but Central
couldn’t find the equalizer.
Who: No. 13 Marist Catholic (10-4 overall, 6-1 Midwestern
League) vs. No. 4 Central (12-1-1 overall, 6-1 Mid-Willamette
Conference).
What: Class 5A state soccer, first round.
When: Wednesday (today), 6 p.m.
Where: Central High School. .
Admission: Adults, $6; students, $4.
What’s at stake: The winner advances to the second
round on Saturday.
The Panthers hope to put
that setback behind them
they prepare for the state
playoffs.
No. 4 Central hosts No. 13
Marist Catholic Wednesday
(today) at 6 p.m. Marist
Catholic enters the match
with a 10-4 record overall
and 6-1 mark in Midwestern
League play.
The winner faces the win-
ner of No. 12 South Albany
vs. No. 5 La Salle on Saturday
in the quarterfinals with the
state semifinals scheduled
for Tuesday.
“We know that every team
from here on out are going
to be tough,” Orozco said.
“We learned (against Wood-
burn) that we have to exe-
cute our game plan. If we
don’t, it’s going to be difficult
for us to get a win.”
The Panthers are looking
to move on to the 5A quar-
terfinals. Central has lost in
the first round each time
each of the last three sea-
sons, but Orozco said they
are out to stop history from
repeating itself.
“We started to bring up
the intensity of practice to
be more consistent and
focus on making our passing
more accurate,” Orozco said.
“We’ve talked about eating
healthy, staying hydrated
and sleeping better and
being more organized in our
drills.”
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FALLS CITY — Falls City
football coach Laric Cook
had been waiting for his play-
ers to put it all together.
He got his wish Friday
night.
The Mountaineers defeat-
ed North Douglas 60-0 to
earn the Special District 3’s
top seed in the state playoffs.
“We played our best foot-
ball game of the year,” Cook
said. “That’s what you hope
to be doing this time of year.
Our line just paved the way
for our backs. There are a
couple of penalties we have
to clean up, but I was pleased
with our tempo.”
The sixth-seeded Moun-
taineers will host No. 11 Echo
in the first round of the 1A
state playoffs Friday at 7 p.m.
Echo enters the game with
a 7-2 record overall and a 4-1
mark in Special District 1
play.
“They run a lot of I option”
Cook said. “They run a 4-3
defense. They like to run it,
run it and run it. They make
you respect the quarterback
and stay disciplined. If you do
all those things, they pitch it
to a guy that’s pretty doggone
fast. We are going to have to
make tackles in space.”
The winner advances to
face the winner of No. 14
Cove vs. No. 3 Camas Valley
on Nov. 10 in the quarterfi-
nals.
“Hopefully we can contin-
ue and win four more ball
games,” Cook said. “That
would have us hoisting the
trophy at the end, but we’ll
take her one week at a time,
and we know we can’t look
past anybody because these
are the 16 best teams in the
state.”
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