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Wednesday, October 26, 1994, The Sun 9 6y 1Pavis Moore ~taff Writer, The Sun The Spartan football team ran into 1t well-oiled pigskin powerhouse [l~riday night in Dayton. The top- ] ranked Pirates beat Sheridan, 48-13. Dayton came into the game ii ra~ked No. 1 in the class 2A | e0aehes poll and undefeated on the I ason. It was also the Pirates | ecoming game. 1. The Sparts looked like they were |~ trouble from the start. Dayton its opening drive and scored on |1 38 yard touchdown run on a l nter play. . • | Then Sheridan was stoppea on its 1 i xt drive, and things didn't look i ! ~Ut then the Spartans fortune | | tned to change. Dayton fumbled |~b an option pitch. Sheridan's |....bi Scyoc scooped up the ball l~l ran it in for the 30 yard |~ehdown. The score was tied 6-6 |~h five minutes left in the first I er. II lbayton quickly drove down the i' Id and scored on a 20-yard run. ; |~r the 2-point conversion, the il~tes lead 14-6. lh_ he Spartans drove deep into territory before turning it l~eOrn downs early in the second The Pirates went on a five minute drive capped by a 19-yard touch- down pass. Dayton led 20-6 with five minutes left in the half. The Pirates scored again after intercepting a Sheridan pass. Dayton went to the locker room with a commanding 26-6 lead. The Pirates put another insurance touchdown on the board on their first drive of the second half. Dayton scored on a 10-yard run to take the 32-6 advantage. The Pirates scored two more touchdowns in the second half before Sheridan would score again. The Spartans scored on a 26-yard pass from Josh Ashcroft to Mark Mahe. After the extra point kick, Sheridan trailed 48-13. The game ended with the 35-point margin. Coach AI Ashcroft was impressed by Dayton. "They are a definite power- house," he said. "They come at you in a lot of different ways. They are fundamentally sound. They are well-coached." He added, "I wasn't disappointed with our efforts. We kept a good attitude. No one got down and we weren't on each other's case." The Spartans will play their homecoming game Friday against Amity. The Warriors were ranked The Spartan defense chases a Dayton runningback Friday night. The No. 1 ranked Pirates won, 48-13.--Photos by Travis Moore. sixth in a class 2A poll just a few weeks ago. "Amity is bigger than us, at running back and especially in the line," Ashcroft said. "They have a complex offense with a lot of differ- ent sets. We have a lot to work on in practice this week. We need to play error-free to win." Sheridan is 1-2 in West Valley League play and 3-4 overall. By Travis Moore Hardaway is the best point guard in a division with Staff Writer, The Sun several great ones. He will return about 20 points and 10 assists a game back to the Warriors. Hardaway had I In any other division the Portland Trailblazers to sit out last season after blowing out his knee. " J ~ight be one of the top two teams. But the Blazers Hardaway's backcourt partner Latrell Spreewell is |~' ! ~ in the NBA's toughest division, one of the fastest rising stars in the league• He can make the athletic moves to the hoop, then the next | I The ,Pacific Division will feature three of the time down burn you with a 3-pointer. | ~ league s best teams. Phoenix, ,Seattle and Golden Golden State still has one of the best shooters |' |S tte may be among the NBA s top five teams in | | terms of talent. , , around at one forward. Chris Muilen won't have to score all of the Warriors points this season. Chris | .! Phoenix doesnt have a center, but the Suns added Webber puts the power in power forward. He can do .]1 !| to their wealth of good players over the summer, anything coach Don Nelson asks of him. | ~| b~ny Manning and Wayman Tisdale will add to the ~-oenix frontline which already features Charles With these three teams battling it out for the top i ! three spots in the division, where does that leave | I ~'kley and A.C. Green. 'l'he Suns are already set in the backcourt. Phoenix Portland? Well, probably fourth, but who knows with I / the way the Blazers have played lately in the |, !1I~ge one of the best point guards in the league in preseason. II I vin Johnson. (Even though he pulls his shorts up Tracy Murray scored 32 points in Minnesota .~ ,| to his chest, tucking-in the number on the front of his against the Timberwolves Sunday. Clyde Drexler q] | JerSey.) On the other side Dan Majerle is probably added 26. Portland won, 116-101. • . . |'11 the best sh°°tlngguardlnthe WesternC°nfesrenCeastfinished firstinthe tough diviion/ It is good to see some of the younger players Seattle I i ~on, then choked |n the playoffs against Denver" coming on, and the older players looking rejuven-ated. | :| ~e Sonics really didn't add much in the off-season. il| J~arl lt0t they still have the talented core group from last Drexler looks like he has taken a few years off over the summer so far this preseason. It reminds me of the way Buck Williams played '~ ~ ~eattle is also still fairly young. The Sonics have last season. ~1 ~ incredibly talented and athletic backcourt of If everyone on the Blazers plays to their potential, I I~arY Payton and Kendall Gill. The frontcourt is led the team gets Clifford Robinson back and stays I!' | the flashy Shawn Kemp. If Kemp could make injury free, Portland may surprise the rest of the i |~thing but a dunk, Seattle could win the division Pacific Division. But the Blazers will have to prove I~tin. they can beat the best during the regular season• • 'rhe most rejuvenated team in the dwlsmn• ' ' wfl" ! be They haven't beaten the top teams the last few years, J I~en State. The reason is the return of Tim but will need those wins to challenge in the Pacific , this season. Amber Barker spikes a baU against We Ca ide Christian Thursday at home. Sheridan's Nathan Weide tries to elude a Dayton Iinebacker. The Bulldog football team lost a heartbreaker at Waldport Friday night. The Irish beat Willamina with a fourth quarter field goal, 16-14. The Dogs struck first in the Vii-Co League match-up. Jake McKnight broke loose for an 80 yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Willamina led 6-0. Waidport came back with a big play of their own later in the quarter. The Irish intercepted a Bulldog pass and returned it 93 yards for the touchdown. After an extra point kick Waldport led, 7-6. The Irish scored on their last possession of the half on a five yard pass. Waldport led 13-6 at halftime. Neither team was able to score in the third period. But the Dogs took the lead early in the fourth. Sterling Ebensteiner ran in for a touchdown from five yards out. After a Ken Rosenberry to Talon Mishler 2-point conversion pass, Willamina led 14- i 3 with about nine minutes remaining. Waidport drove down field, but was stopped at the Willamina 8-yard line with four minutes left. It was decision time. The Irish decided to kick a field goal. The 25-yard kick was good. Waldport won the game, 16-14. Coach Tony Smith said, "It was a tough way to lose. We hurt our- selves. We had about 150 yards in penalties again." The Bulldogs are 2-3 in Vii-Co League play and 3-4 overall. Willa- mina will play at Philomath Friday. Smith said his team will be facing the challenge of the season Friday. "They are undefeated and they have been pounding people," he said. "They are a little bigger than us and very quick. They mix up the run and pass well. They make you play defense over the entire field. They am just extremely good." The Lady Spartan volleyball team lost a grueling match to Amity and easily thumped Westside Christian in West Valley League matches last week. Sheridan hosted Amity last Tues- day in its first match at the Chap- man Grade School gym. The Lady Spartans were forced to the grade school because of cracks in trusses over the high school gym. Amity won the first game, 13-15. But Sheridan came back to take the second, 15-10. The third game was back and fourth the whole way. The Lady Warriors ended up coming out on top, 13-15. Coach Jennifer Stock said her team played its best match of the season. "The girls played their guts out," she said. "The match could have gone either way. It was a two hour match. We only had two substitutes in the whole match." She added, "We had a big crowd. It was frustrating to lose, but we knew that we played well." The Lady Spirts hosted Westside Christian of Portland Thursday. Sheridan crushed the Lady' Eagles, 15-0 and 15-4. "We were more frustrated with the Westside match," Stock said. "We didn't play very well even though we beat them. They've improved since we played them the first time." Sheridan was 4-8 in West Valley League play after last week's action. The Lady Sparts will host Santiam Christian tomorrow. It will be Sheri- dan's last match of the season. "We can beat them if we play like we did against Amity," Stock said. "They cover the floor really well. We have better blockers and hitters than them. But they outlast you." Call THE SUN sports line with information about events, scores, or to give us a tip on something you would like to see covered. V llamina Bulldogs M_eghan Bradley VOLLEYBALL Willamina High School Bulldogs proudly salute Meghan Bradley as their athlete of the week. Meghan's outstanding setting and her defensive play have been of great value for the Lady Bulldogs volleyball squad. Good job! SherMan Spartans Jamezz Kramer Sheridan High School Spartans are proud to salute Jamezz Kramer as their athlete of the week. Jamezz ran his best time of the season to take third place at the West Valley League cross-country meet. Way to got We salute the West Valley of the Vfidd 251 S. Bridge Street, Sheridan 843-2512 " "It's No Struggle To Deal With Tuggle"