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8 The Sun, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Delphian volleyball team 2-1 on the week By Herb Swett Correspondent, The Sun Delphian won two of three volleyball matches in the last eight days, all on the road. The Lady Dragons beat Faith Bible Christian, a Hillsboro school, 22-25, 25- 16, 25-11, 25-10, playing Oct. 2 at Forest Hills Lutheran School in Cornelius. Thursday at Riverdale in Portland, they won 25-17, 25-13, 25-19. They played Portland Chris- tian on Monday and lost 21- 25, 25-20, 14-25, 21-25. Faith Bible started strong, winning the first game.About the middle of the second game, Delphi took over, and from then on the Dragons dominated the match. Deidre Keough, the middle hitter, had some timing difficulties with hiring but was on at the ser- vice line and led in aces with eight. Sadi Ingallina, who led with 18 kills and four blocks, was strong throughout the match. Hannah Robertson led in assists with 26 and Hannah Kang in digs with 12. Despite some communica- tion problems and an offnight for Keough, the Dragons took only three games to defeat Riverdale. Ingallina and Robertson performed strongly, Ingallina leading with 19 kills, eight aces and three blocks, and Robertson with 19 assists. Delphi coach John Kertchem called the encoun- ter with Portland Christian "a well-fought match." "Our hitting went wacko in the third game," Kertchem said, "and W e got wiped off." Ingallina led with 15 kills and eight digs and tied with Savannah Oliver for the aces lead with five. Willamina XC girls all set personal records By Herb Swett Correspondent, The Sun All seven girls and three boys who ran for Willamina set personal records in Thursday's Regis Invita- tional cross country meet in Stayton. Michael Reyes continued to lead the Bulldog boys, placing 71 st out of 182 run- ners at 20:16. Coach Ariah Fasana said Reyes was on a pace to break 20 minutes at the district met. Marisa Mode, at 26:51, broke her record by nearly two minutes. Fasana called the run, in which the course runs through a wooded area near Stayton's middle school, "a great meet." He noted that 34 schools par- ticipated, with both boys and girls nmning a 5,000-meter course. Sports Briefs Little League elections Oct. 14 The Tri-Cities Little League board will meet at 7 p.m. on Sundayl Oct. 14, at the Sheridan Japanese School with a pri- mary goal of filling several positions. The board's president, Mike Dirth, has stepped down and that position needs to be filled. The board is looking for nominations and for coaches and parents to show up and vote on Oct. 14. Several other positions will need to'be filled, including equipment manager and concessions manager. For more in- formation, call Secretary Brandy Allen, 503-302-0756. Sports Schedule Oct. 10-16 FOOTBALL Oct. 11 (Thursday): Willamina at Colton, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 (Thursday): Sheridan at Gervals, 7 p.m. Oct. 15: Willamina JV vs. Horizon, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15: Sheridan JV vs. Amity, 5:30 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Oct. 10: Willamina vs. Dayton, 4 p.m. Oct. 10: Sheridan at Horizon Christian, JV 5 p.m., Varsity 6 p.m. OCt. 16: Willamina vs. Horizon, 5 p.m. Oct. 16: Sheridan at Westside Christian, 6 p.m. CROSS COUNTRY Oct. 11" Sheridan and Willamina Chemawa Invitational / Salem, 4 p.m. VOLLEYBALL 00eBreeden Sheridan High School proudl); salutes Lottle Breeden as athlete of the week. She earns the honor for her great serving and for organizing "dig pink". Way to go, Lottie! CROSS COUNTRY Photo by Lance MHterson Piper Shrabel is the only girl in the history of the West Valley Youth Football League to start at quarterback. On Piper's team IIThird grader becomes league's first girl QB By Lance Masterson Correspondent, The Sun Not every third grade girl can say she's a trailblazer. But not every young girt is a Piper Shrabel. The youngster shares quarterbacking duties with Dominick Bryant for the Wil- lamina third-fourth grade tackle football team. No other girl in the history of the West Valley Youth Football League has held such a lofty position. "Piper's an amazing little girl. She plays with a lot of heart. She gives it.her best shot," said Jack Bailey, the league's founder and director. "She's the eighth girl overall to play in the league, but the only one to play quarterback." Shrabel, whose parents are Angie and Steve of Willamina, wasn't seeking a place in local lore when she signed up for the team. "I didn't ask to play quar- terback," said Shrabel, who is CROSS COUNTRY Marisa Mode Willamina High School proudly salutes Payton James Marisa Mode as its athlete of the week, She continues to work hard and leads Sheridan High proudly salutes the girls on cross country. She beat her Paon James as athlete ofe week personal record by 2 minutes last Thurs- for his steady improvementon cross day. Fantastic, Marisa! country. Great job, Payton! AP'mlllam $ndwlches .'? .d P L E C T Hot Deli U A R g = T Fountain Drinks 503 843 2211 ", 503 472 6114 M on.-Sat.6sm-lOpm 135 O Bridcle 317SBddge ILI 17l/NSaker unday 7am - lOpm ^_ " _ --  5074 tnenoan Shedden " .... ..... MtMinnville City or Sberld=, 503-843-2347  ",nd Clearing Road Condt. 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"I'm the only girl in the league and I'm playing quarterback. Quarter- back is one of the best posi- tions." The novelty of Shrabel be- hind center has long since waned for her teammates. "She's a part of the team. Her teammates don't treat her like a girl; they treat her like a a teammate," said FuUerton. Fullerton also emphasized while Shrabel has played well this season so have her team- mates. "We're growing by leaps and bounds. We're learning more and more of stir playbook," said Fullerton. "We have a good time. We're not worried about wins and losses as long as we keep showing improvement, and we are showing improvement." West Valley Youth Football has been a fall ritual for a long time now. Long enough, in fact, that each of the team's coaches, with the exception of Fullerton, are former players. 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Main Street Sheridan, OR 97378 i im n n i mi'in i e n n m i i i ai n n i n n d than just tossing around the'ol pigskin. "There's not a lot for kids to do here. Playing football keeps some kids out of trouble," said assistant coach Tyson Payne. "Playing football also teaches teamwork, how to take care of each other, and how to show respect to each other." Bailey estimates there are 140 youngsters playing for Willamina and Sheridan teams in the WVFL. Athletes in grades third/fourth and fifth/ sixth are eligible. Weight re- strictions are in place for ball carriers. Bailey knows Willamina's third and fourth graders were undefeated ater four games, but accumulating wins is not necessarily the team's priority. "We're supposed to teach the basics: blocking, tackling, ball handling. Offense and de- fense. Good sportsmanship," said Bailey. There's also the matter of continuity between programs. "What the kids learn at this level mirrors what is used at the middle school and high school levels," Bailey said. The league stresses dedica- tion as well. There are 14 Sat- urday and several weekday games on a schedule that be- gins in August and ends in No- vember. Players must be in good academic standing or they could be banned from playing. Every eligible player sees ac- tion each game. Practices, which can last up to two hours, are held up to three days per week. Practice time is scaled back as the sea- son progresses, in part to reduce chance of burnout. Revenue is generated through registration fees of $75 per player and fundraisers, such as the upcoming jamboree (see sidebar). Every dime generated is needed. Helmets without face masks, padding and other es- sentials are $105 each. Pants and pads combos go for $35 and jerseys are $32 each. But money can only buy so much. Volunteers play an es- sential role in the league's suc- cess as well. "I'm the person who brings the puzzle to the table," said Bailey of his organization du- ties. "We're all sitting there at the table putting it together." West Valley Jamboree The West Valley Youth Football League is coming to the local area. Willamina and Sheridan will host its 16-team jamboree on Saturday, Oct. 20. The league features teams from Nestucca, Gaston, Amity, Dayton, Yamhill-Carlton and Vemonia along with Willamina and Sheridan. "There will be a lot of foot- ball teams, a lot of kids," said league director Jack Bailey. Each team will play two games. Games last 60 minutes that are played with a nmning clock. Football players and coaches comprise the event's volunteer staff.