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8 The Sun, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Dragons lose, then tie in soccer By Herb Swett Correspondent, The Sun Delphian lost to Dayton 3-0 at home Oct. 15 and tied Blanchet Catholic 20-2 in Salem on Friday. Dayton scored its first goal in the first minute of the game because of miscommunica- tion between Dragon players on a comer kick. The Pirates led 1-0 at halftime and put on enough pressure to score twice in the second half. The Dragons went to Blanchet prepared for a foe that was 5-0 in league play to Delphi's 3-2. Although they controlled possession at the start, the Dragons found them- selves trailing 1-0 at halftime after a quick run to goal by the Cavaliers' forward. Early in the second half, Delphi earned a penalty kick when forward Colin Koenig was tackled in the penalty box. Luke Lahde soon found the goal to tie the score. Af- ter some back-and-forth play, left-midfielder Stephen Jin kicked a goal for a Dragon lead. With about 20 minutes to go, Blanchet got a powerful shot off a comer kick to tie the score again. The Dragons played East Linn Christian in Lebanon on Tuesday after press time. Bulldog Mat Club Wrestling Camp & Sign-ups The Bulldog Mat Club will hold a wrestling camp on Nov. 4, 5 and 7 at the Willamina High School wrestling room. The camp is open to all kids ages .4-15 that live in Grand Ronde, Willamina and Sheridan It will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and is free. The cost of wrestling af- ter the camp is $50. Sign-ups will take place during the nights of the camp. Practices will take place. on Monday and Thursdays in Willamina and on Tuesdays in the old gym at Sheridan High School. For more infor- mation call Peggy Carpen- ter 503-876-2682. Lady Dawgs named WVL volleyball champs By Herb Swett Correspondent, The Sun Wdlanfma became the West Valley League volleyball champion last week by beating Dayton in five games and Ho- rizon Christian in three. Both games were on the road. Tuesday's home match with Westside Christian was played after press time, but a Tuesday victory would mean an unbeaten regular season for the Lady Bulldogs. Playing Dayton Oct. 15, the Bulldogs won 25-20, 20- 25, 27-25, 20-25, 15-13. Sta- tistical leaders were Kasey Anderson with 13 kills and 26 serve receives, Kyra Toney with eight blocks, Devon Stackhouse with 38 assists and Jordan Bomheimer with ace serves. The scores in the Horizon match were 25-8, 25-23, 25- 17. Toney led with 10 kills; Whitney Anderson had eight and Bornheimer seven. Stackhouse led with 30 as- sists. Bomheimer and Toney had one block each. Bornheimer led with four aces. Toney was the serve receive leader with nine, and Tense was second with seven. The JV1 Bulldogs also won, in two games. WiUamina will be the host team for the league playoffs Saturday. Coach Carrie Zim- brick said play is likely to start at noon. Delphian Dragons win league volleyball crown By Herb Swett Correspondent, The Sun Delphian beat Gaston in five games there Monday to take the Northwest League volley- ball title with an 11-0 record. The Lady Dragons won 20- 25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-15, 15-12 after downing Neah-Kah-Nie 25-16, 26-24, 25-21 Oct. 15 in Rockaway Beach and whip- ping Nestucca 25-18, 25-9, 25- 22 at home Thursday. Delphi had to struggle to sweep Neah-Kah-Nie. The Dragons blew an early lead to fall behind 8-6 but got hot at the end. In the second game, with Delphi ahead 9-5, the Lady Pirates surged, and on the way to an 11-11 score, starter Isabelle Sichler was carried offthe court after turning her ankle. When the score read 19-19, NKN scored four straight points, and Dragon coach John Kertchem called time. The Pirates scored an- other point, but then the Drag- ons took over. The third game was tough, but after a 20-20 score, Del- phi got hot again. Individual leaders were Sadi Ingallina, 21 kills and seven digs and Hannah Rob- ertson with three aces and 30 assists. Ingallina, Jessica Voss and Deidre Keough had one block kill each. Playing Nestucca, the Dragons had to overcome the absence of Sichler, still nurs- ing a mild ankle sprain, as well as 16 service errors. Rachel Tse, substituting for Sichler, had three kills and two aces. Ingallina led with 17 kills, eight aces and six digs. Robertson led with 27 assists and had two digs. Keough contributed seven kills, five aces and a block kill. Voss had six kills, three aces and two digs. In Gaston, the Dragons blew a 10-6 lead in the first game with five missed serves and eight bungled passes. Delphi came back and sub- dued the Lady Greyhounds in the second game, but Gaston turned around and won the third. Delphi won the hard- fought fourth and fifth games. Ingallina led with 17 kills, five aces and seven digs; Keough with two block kills; and Robertson with 36 assists. Keough had eight kills, Robert- son and Oliver six digs, Oliver six kills and Voss five kills. The Dragons will play Port- land Christian in the district match at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Vemonia High School. FOOTBALL - OFFENSE Chris Baker Sheridan High School proudly salutes Chris Baker as offensive player of the week for running the ball well. Way to go, Chris! FOOTBALL - DEFENSE Boone Meyer Sheridan High School proudly salutes Boone Meyer as defensive player of the week. He was the Spartan's shut- down corner. Great job, Boone! VOLLEYBALL Devon Stackhouse Willamina High School proudly salutes Devon Stackhouse as its athlete of the week. She brings awesome leadership and competitiveness to the court and has great personal strengths. Keep up the great work, Devon! TechtoniCSTuning (503) 843-2700 www.techtonicstuning.com Davison Auto Parts 503-843-221 ! 503-472-6114 317SBddge NAB 1717 N Baker Sheridan McMinnville of Sheridan DeU Sandwiches 503-843-2347   latld Movies. Phone Cards .... 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Photos by Shelley Harman Memories, bonfire and battle on the gridiron mark WHS homecoming By Marguerite Alexander Editor, The Sun Willamina High School held its homecoming festivities at the Glen Larkins field on Fri- day. A stadium full of specta- tors including members of the WHS classes of 1953 and 1978 came to watch the Bulldogs battle the Colton Vikings. As the crowd gathered, the lraditional bonfire blazed north- east of the football field and a full Hunter's Moon cast its light on gridiron. Prior to the kickoff, former Willamina baton twirlers - in- eluding Lover Cook Cannon of the class of 1953 and members from the late 70's and early 80's teams - demonstrated their skills to the crowd. They represented 63 years of baton twirling in WiUamina that included inter- state competition in 1952. The choir sang the National Anthem before the pep band. smack up a fight song. The Bulldogs fought val- iantly, but lost to Colton 57 to 28. "I was proud that when we got down the kids battled back," said coach Tim France. Willamina took an early lead with Coty Brown scoring the first touchdown of the game early in the first quarter. With an extra two points, Willamina took the lead, 8 to 0. The Viking tied the score three minutes later. Before the end of the first quarter, they scored another touchdown. With a successful field goal, the Vikings took the lead. In the final seconds ofthe first quarter, Colton's quarterback, Drexler Hall, broke through on the right side scoring a third touchdown for the V'ddngs. The attempt at the field goal failed leaving the score atthe end of the first quarter at 21 to 8. A fumble in the second quarter put the ball in the hands of Hall who ran the ball down the field and into the end zone for another 6 points for the Vi- kings. A pass to Charlie Gilpin gave Colton another 2 points. The Bulldogs fought back. After advancing down the field, a complete pass to Coty Brown gave the next touchdown to Willamina. An attempt at two more points failed. The V'ddngs couldn't get their hands on the ball following the kickoff. The bulldogs recovered the ball and a couple plays later a pass to Shane Thomas put the Bulldogs in scoring position. The crowd went wild when the Dawgs scored the touch- dowrl,on_the third attempt. Driving the ball up the ride side brought in another two points bringing the score to 22 for the Bulldogs and 29 for the Vi- kings. Neither team was able to get the ball into the end zone during the remaining 5 minutes of the second quarter. Fumbles, tumovers and pen- alty flags ruled the third quarter. Hall, the speed demon for the Vikings, got though the Bulldog defense to move the ball down the field. A fumble recovered in the end zone resulted in a touch- down for the Vikings. Colton ran the ball for two extra points bringing the score to 37 for the Vikings, and 22 for the Bull- dogs. The score remained un- changed during the remaining 8 minutes of the third quarter. The Vikings scored another touchdown early in the fourth quarter but were not success- ful on the extra points, bring- ing the score to 43 to 22. Pen- alties against the Bulldogs and a series of incomplete passes kept Willamina from getting within scoring position during the first half of the 4th quarter. One of the referees went down on a play in the final quarter. He was able to get to his feet but limped for the re- maining 8 minutes of the game. The Vikings advanced down the field bringing Thomas Stone within scoring position with 6:42 remaining on the clock. Stone scored and V'ddng added an extra point with a successful field goal bringing the score to 50 to 22 with 6:21 old the clock. Willamina moved the ball quickly down the field and a pass lom Brown to Thomas gave the Bulldogs another touchdown. An, attempt at. the conversion came up short. The score: Bull- dogs 28 and the V'ddngs 50. An interception by the Vi- kings in the final minutes of the game gave Rhedy Stanczyk a chance to run with the ball re- suiting in Colton scoring the final touchdown of the game. It was a good game for wide receiver Shane Thomas. Tho- mas caught the ball four times for 101 yards and one touch- down. He threw the ball 2 for 2 gaining another 35 yards for the Bulldogs. He also caught a 2- point conversion. Linebacker Tyler Heidt fin- ished the game with 9 tackles, 2 recovered fumbles, a forced fumble and blocked an attempt at an extra point. Harriers prepare for district meet Cheyanne Fasana and Cian Bailey-Saucy led Willamina and Payton James and Amy Caldwell led Sheridan in Thursday's pre-district cross country meet. None finished near the top in the meet, a District 2 vs. Dis- trict 3 challenge race, which gave the runners a chance to familiarize themselves with the course at Bush Park in Salem, where the district meet will be held Thursday. East Linn Christian was the first-place school for both the boys and the girls. Sixteen schools had enough boys to qualify for team standings, with Willamina finishing 15th and Sheridan 16th. Willamina did not have enough girls to qualify, and Sheridan came in sixth of seven schools that did. There were only two races, a girls' 5,000-meter run and a boys' 5,000-meter run. Indi- vidual results for first-place, Sheridan and WiUamina run- ners follow. Boys 1. Dalton Sussee, Kennedy, 16:31 55. Payton James, S, 19:56.2 63. Cian Bailey-Saucy, W, 20:24 77. Michael Reyes, W, 21:22 82. Justin Fasana, W, 21:41 95. Daniel Sandovol, S, 22:05.1 111. Logan DiBetta, W, 23:23 114. Patrick Mueller, S, 24:22.7 115. Kyle Magness, S, 24:52 116. Zack Monroe, S, 24:54.7 117. Hunter Michaelson, S, 24:57.5 120. Chandler Allen, W, 25:07 Girls 1. Lanren Stokley, Kennedy, 20:15 34.Amy Caldwell, S, 24:28.1 38. Bailey Sanchez, S, 24:50.6 47. Alivia Hermens, S, 25:53.6 58. Cheyanne Fasana, W, 26:16 52. Briana Hernandez, W, 27:39 54. Heidi Bryant, W, 27:49 72. Biina Ashida, S, 31:04.5