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Scio, Santiam football look to rebound Friday

Reporter for The Canyon Weekly

The Scio football team will be looking to overcome its first loss of the season on Friday night when the Loggers host Salem Academy at 7 p.m. in a Special District 2 matchup.

Scio, which fell from the No. 1 spot in Class 3A to No. 13 after a 35-18 loss to Amity, is 2-1 overall and 0-1 in league play. Salem Academy is 1-2 and 0-1.

Santiam, meanwhile, will be looking to end a 2-game losing streak when the Wolverines visit Gervais at 7 p.m. Friday. Both squads are 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Tri-River Conference.

Cross country: Santiam sophomore Averie Peterson ran 22:07.3 to finish 9th in the 5-kilometer girls varsity race at the Sept. 14 Silverfalls Oktoberfest Invitational at Silver Falls State Park. The meet featured 29 schools and 400 runners, ranging from Class 1A to Class 6A.  

Volleyball: Scio is 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the PacWest Conference and ranked 6th in Class 3A. The Loggers are battling with No. 4 Sheridan (11-2, 4-0) and No. 10 Santiam Christian (5-2, 3-0) for the top spot in the league, which advances 3 teams to the Class 3A state playoffs.

Santiam is 3-6 overall and 2-3 in the Tri-River. The Wolverines are currently in 7th place, but with 3 teams tied for 4th at 2-2 Santiam still is in the hunt for one of the conference’s 4 Class 2A playoff slots.  

OSAA update: The Oregon School Activities Association has returned the state wrestling tournament to Memorial Coliseum in Portland. Last season the tournaments were staged at a number of different sites because of COVID. The all-classes wrestling championships is Feb. 23-25, 2023.

The OSAA also has instituted a major change for boys and girls basketball. Starting with the 2023-24 season all varsity games will be conducted with a 35-second shot clock. 

Scio and Santiam, meanwhile, are on the list of OSAA schools that have a streak going in terms of not experiencing a player or coach ejection. Scio has been ejection-free for 3 consecutive years, with Santiam among schools with a streak of 2 years.

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