Philomath Bullies Jesuit, Stanfield Seizes The BMC Race, West Albany Solidifies 5A #1, La Pine And Dallas Post Strong Days

Welcome to the Week 4 volleyball headliners from another crazy weekend of tournament and league action. South Albany hosted the State Preview with Jesuit and other powers, Oregon City and Westview hosted tournaments, and other action that fell in the cracks of our attention on Saturday. Here are the headliners from Week 4 weekend action..... … Continue reading Philomath Bullies Jesuit, Stanfield Seizes The BMC Race, West Albany Solidifies 5A #1, La Pine And Dallas Post Strong Days

West Albany Shows Muscle, Sisters Beats Valley Catholic, Sprague’s Turnaround, Mazama And Bend Take Medford

Spectators getting banned in Portland and Lake Oswego, COVID forcing teams from tri-meets to tournaments at the last minute or forcing them out all together, and tourneys from Powder Valley to Sisters to Medford. Welcome to the fourth week of volleyball season and it has much to discuss from across the state, which will be … Continue reading West Albany Shows Muscle, Sisters Beats Valley Catholic, Sprague’s Turnaround, Mazama And Bend Take Medford

Stanfield Soul: The Story Of Stanfield’s Triumph And Perseverance To Overcome A Decade Plus Long Achilles Heel

Stanfield -- The feeling was in the air, momentum was being thrown back and forth, two teams dealing blows one point after another. Two sides of fans screaming their heads off in support of their school, with one looking to keep up their dominance over the other, and all of it happening in a school … Continue reading Stanfield Soul: The Story Of Stanfield’s Triumph And Perseverance To Overcome A Decade Plus Long Achilles Heel

East vs West Showdown: Vernonia Is 2A’s Latest Contender, Grant Union’s Dark Horse Status, The Tigerscot Wild Card, Heppner’s Youthful Transition

Heppner -- Four 2A schools got together to play one another in the East vs West Showdown on Saturday at Heppner High School: #8 Vernonia, #10 Grant Union, Weston-McEwen, and Heppner. Boasting at least two of the top teams in 2A, it was an opportunity to observe what our smaller divisions look like in a … Continue reading East vs West Showdown: Vernonia Is 2A’s Latest Contender, Grant Union’s Dark Horse Status, The Tigerscot Wild Card, Heppner’s Youthful Transition

Creswell Three-Way: Sutherlin, Burns, and Creswell Create More Questions Than Answers

Creswell -- Just when you thought the 3A volleyball landscape was starting to take shape a bit, three teams managed to screw it all up again with their performances on Thursday. Those teams: Defending 3A Champion #2 Burns, #4 Creswell, and #5 Sutherlin. Before the meet, I would've put money on the idea that it … Continue reading Creswell Three-Way: Sutherlin, Burns, and Creswell Create More Questions Than Answers

Week 2 Catch Up…So Far: Bend Stuns #7 Barlow, #5 Philomath Takes Down #4 North Marion

Week 1/2 has been full of interesting observations and results in the early going. We all get caught up in our own schedules and its easy to miss things happening across the girls prep landscape, so here are the most interesting things that have happened through Week 1, 1.5, or 2 depending on your point … Continue reading Week 2 Catch Up…So Far: Bend Stuns #7 Barlow, #5 Philomath Takes Down #4 North Marion

Small School Volleyball: 2A Contender…Grant Union?, Burns Wins In Lakeview, Powder Valley Returns To Form, Santiam Christian’s Freshman Stars

Lots of volleyball occurred over the weekend in all pockets of the state, which included our small schools getting together for some early season competition. Here are some of the highlights from a packed weekend of small school volleyball. Grant Union Follows Up The Talk, Stuns Crane With a seasoned senior core, the Prospectors have … Continue reading Small School Volleyball: 2A Contender…Grant Union?, Burns Wins In Lakeview, Powder Valley Returns To Form, Santiam Christian’s Freshman Stars

An Inside Look Into Burns Run To The 3A Volleyball State Title

On a Saturday in the middle of April, some of the best teams and athletes from 1A to 4A competed in volleyball, soccer, and cross country state championships. While I was in Pleasant Hill covering the 4A state championship, something special was occurring ten miles away at Creswell High School. A team, one that finished … Continue reading An Inside Look Into Burns Run To The 3A Volleyball State Title