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Scio volleyball one victory from state

Reporter for The Canyon Weekly

The Scio High volleyball squad travels to St. Marys of Medford on Saturday in the Class 3A playoffs.

A win by the 16-6 Loggers in the 3 p.m. match will send Scio to the Class 3A state tournament quarterfinals in Springfield. 

Scio likely would play No. 1 Sisters at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Springfield High. The Loggers were 9-3 in the PacWest Conference season, good for second behind 12-0 Santiam Christian. 

Scio enters the playoffs ranked 8th by the OSAA.

Santiam, meanwhile, fell just short of a Class 2A playoff spot. The Wolverines finished 12-9 overall and 10-5 in the tough Tri-River Conference which sent four teams to the 16-team 2A bracket. 

Football: Santiam was playing Regis in its regular-season finale with second place in the Tri-River Conference on the line. The game was played in Stayton after The Canyon Weekly’s press time on Thursday. 

The Wolverines were 5-3 overall and 3-2 in league, while Regis came in at 7-1 and 4-2. Top-ranked Colton leads the league at 5-0. The Vikings are 8-0 overall.

No. 11 Santiam drubbed Sheridan 78-0 in a nonleague game last Friday, while No. 7 Regis smacked Willamina 44-9. Both teams are likely to receive one of the league’s three automatic Class 2A playoff berths. The playoffs start next weekend.

Scio, meanwhile, needs a big Senior Night win at 7 p.m. Friday vs. Jefferson to keep its Class 3A football playoff hopes alive. 

A win against the winless Lions would lift Scio to 5-4 overall and 3-4 in league. Kennedy, Santiam Christian and Dayton are locks for Special District 2’s three automatic playoff spots, while Scio and Amity (4-4, 4-2)  are battling with other schools statewide for 3A’s single at-large berth. 

Scio entered the weekend ranked 16th, with Amity 17th. The Warriors must face Dayton in their finale.The 3A playoffs start next weekend.

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