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Wednesday, September 28, 1994, The Sun 7 By Travis Moore ~ff Writer, The Sun The Bulldog football team used plays on special teams and to beat Yamhill-Carlton in on Friday night, 20-13. After enduring a winless season last year the Bulldog fans had ~naething to cheer about early in game. Y-C took their second possession into Bulldog territory. But just ~hen it looked like the Tigers would ~0re, a hard hit caused a fumble. Defensive lineman Paul Hasslen ~eOvered the ball at the 10 and ~ebled 90 yards for a touchdown. point after kick failed, but ~llarnina led 6-0 with six minutes lift in the first quarter. Y-C took its next drive down to Bulldog four yard line and l~nched it in for the score with a ~g. The kick was good and the ers took the lead with three ~inutes remaining in the opening riod. , l~ut Y-C fans wouldn't be cheer- long. Jake McKnight took the ensuing kickoff up the middle, then made a cut back to the middle and he was off to the races. McKnight's touchdown covered 70 yards. The Bulldogs' two-point conversion failed. Willamina led 12-7 at the end of the first. The Bulldog defense picked it up another notch in the second. Hard hitting caused several fumbles. Wil- lamina almost scored a few more times in the half, but had turnover problems of their own. Defense dominated the third quar- ter, and the score remained 12-7 going into the final period. McKnight gave the Dogs an insurance touchdown in the fourth with a four yard run. Adam Green- law passed to Ken Rosenberry for the two-point conversion and Willa- mina led 20-7. Y-C scored a late touchdown to tighten the score, but Willamina coasted to the 20-13 victory. Greenlaw had a good game on offense passing for 127 yards on 11 of 15 passing. Rosenberry led a balanced run- ning attack with 67 yards on 16 carries. Coach Tony Smith said he was pleased with the game. "This was a big game," he said. "For us to go to Y-C in our first 3A Val-Co League game and get a win, that is a big win." He added, "Both teams made mistakes, but we capitalized on a few of their mistakes. The kids played hard. We played a real physi- cal game." Willamina will play its homecom- ing game early this year. The Bull- dogs' will host Newport Friday for their homecoming game. Newport is rated as one of the top teams in the Val-Co. Newport beat Philomath last Friday, 14-13. "They are huge," Smith said. "Their offensive line averages 245 pounds. Their tackles are 270 and 275 pounds." He added, "The quarterback throws the ball well. They also like to spread the field, but our main concern is their size." Willamina is 1-0 in the Val-Co League and 2-1 overall. Willamina's Paul Hasslen picks up a fumble in the first quarter against Yamhill-Carlton Friday Hasslen returned the turnover 90 yards for a touchdown.---Photos by Tmvis Moore. Willamina's Adam Greenlaw escapes from the grasp of a Tiger defender Friday night. By Travis Moore ROd Strickland should play most of the minutes at By Travls Moore Staff Writer, The Sun point guard. James Robinson needs to be given a The Portland Trailblazers made a good move lastchance at the off-guard position. New coach P.J. Staff INriter, The Sun Week. There, I said it. The Blazers made a smart Carlisimo needs to start phasing down Cylde Drexler The Willamina volleyball team move picking up James Edwards onthe free agent . and Terry Porter's minutes, .... picked up two more losses in its market. _ ,~.,r,:2 o~,~,~,~.q ~,,..~,,,,~W ................ ; .... .... ,, ,. , Cliff RobinsOn is a lctr, in the teague.atrea d , He [ second week of tough Val-Co This deal .............. oowously isnt a, make or orear should.obvious|} ge~most"~ .... time ........ at ~e'~ sma]fT6~,ai-t' "~ ........ :' ~" I Leagu~ lb~ ~.::. ~=;:" ~ : .acquisition for Portland. ~Awards adds to the ever Buck Williams still has a season left in him. But The Lady Bulldogs travelled to Increasing age of the Blazers, but Edwards is a good, center. The question that may need to be answered in the few months is just how good Edwards is. He ~aight be better than multi-million dollar center eXtraordinaire Chris Dudley. Edwards is a proven player who played on the Pistons in their heyday. He more than backed up Bill Lambeir in those days. would have been an even better acquisi- tion if Portland had some young talent for him to back up. He may prove himself to be the teams most Consistent center. Portland needs to play rookie Shawnelle Scott as his backup. Then Carlisimo has to decide what to do with the center position. Edwards may not be able to play more than 30 minutes a game, so that will have to be a consideration. My feeling is that Edwards may start some games this season. I'm not sure there is any reason for Jerome Kersey to still be on the team. Tracy Murray, one of the league's best three point shooters, needs to get time at the small forward position behind Robinson. That doesn't leave much time for Kersey. He always seemed to hustle in games. But his work ethic in the off season and in practices has been lagging the last few seasons. Kersey has done great things for the team in the past, but the team needs to know when to let go. That may be the case for several players on the team that are losing skills and need to be phased out of the team's nucleus of players. Jefferson last Tuesday. The Lady Lions are also in their first year of class 3A play. The match was close all the way. The Lady Lions won the match 15-13, 15-13. Coach Jerry Buczynski said his team played well against Jefferson. "It was a great match," he said. "We played pretty well but we just couldn't get things to go our way in the last few points of the games." The Lady Bulldogs played Taft of Lincoln City in Willamina Thurs- day. Willamina looked off its game from the beginning. The Lady Dogs had trouble with their timing and communication in the first game on the way to a 15-5 loss. They pulled things together in the lie is not only a huge body in the middle of the lane. But he has NBA-type skills and a good jumper out to about 16 to 18 feet. If this is the only acquisition the Blazers plan to for the upcoming season, they will need to go a youth movement among the players they have. 71 yard touchdown run early in the game for the opening score. A 31 yard pass gave the Warriors another touchdown later in the quar- ter. Warrenton led 14-0 after the first period. Parker broke another run in the second period. He made several cuts and broke even more tackles on his way to an 87 yard touchdown run. Warrenton led 20-0 at halftime. The Warriors sealed the game in the third with a five yard touchdown run, giving Warrenton a 27-0 lead going into the final quarter. The Spartans made things look respectable in the fourth with a 31 yard touchdown pass from Joda Josh Ashcroft rolls out to pass against Warrenton Friday--Photo by Phil Hodgen. Ashcroft to Joe Bell. The kick was good, but it was too little too late. Final score: Warrenton 27, Sheridan 7. Parker ran for 220 yards in the game, outgaining the entire Spartan offense. Ashcroft missed his first six lmsses, but completed his next four for 47 yards. Bobbi Scyoc led Sheridan's ground attack with 24 yards on six carries. Nathan Weide was next with 14 yards on eight carries. Warrenton had 43 rushes for 320 yards. The Warriors passed only three times, but picked up 40 yards and a touchdown. Seyoc and Jeff Biackwell led Sheridan in tackles. Weide led in assists. Coach Al Ashcroft said Warren- ton was a good team. "They were definitely better than average," he said. "We were pleased with the effort, but not with the execution. We can learn a lot from this game." He added, "They overpowered us in certain situations and they had a great runningback." Sheridan will travel to Rockaway Beach Friday to play Neah-Kah-Nie. "Neah-Kah-Nie is huge," Ash- croft said. "They don't look like they have a great runningback, but their line is big, Their quarterback has a rifle ann. We need to put pressure on him." The Spartans are 2-l in the pre- season. Travis Moore The Sun Spartan football squad ran One of the best 2A teams in the l~riday night in Sheridan. War- thumped the Sparts, 27-7. looked ominous from the for Sheridan. Warrenton Charles Parker broke a second game, jumping out to a 12-4 lead. But Taft roared back and out- scored them the rest of the way 11-1 for a 15-13 victory. Buczynski said momentum was probabl'y the difference. second game," he said. "Taft played a good match." Wiilamina played in the North Marion Tournament Saturday in Aurora Willamina played Lakeview in its "We lost the momentum in the See LADY BULLDOGS, Page 8 \ Anne Erickson spikes one against Taft last week. B llamina Bulldogs Anne Erickson VOLIEYBAI Willamina High School Bulldogs proudly salute Anne Erickson as their athlete of the week for her performance on the varsity volleyball team Her passing, setting, and overall hustle showed her dedication and commitment to the team Way to go, Anne! She-/dan Spartans Kelly Prough I'OlJ.E YBAI Sheridan High School Spartans are proud to salute Kelly Prough as their athlete of the week. Her consistent high quality performance and attitude pulls the team through. She bailed us out this week against Western Mennonite and Amity. Great Job, Kelly! We so2ut the West Vall of V t 251 S. Bridge Street, Sheridan 843-2512 "It's No Struggle To Deal With Tuggle" ~J