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Scio athletes shine at equestrian state championships

The Scio High equestrian squad finished 10th in the large team division of the Oregon High School Equestrian Teams state championships.

The meet was held May 11-14 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.

Scio scored 76 points in the large division, which was dominated by Oregon City (588) and Mountain View of Bend (411). 

Scio Loggers

Dylan Cate and Audrey Storms were the top individual finishers for Scio. Cate took third in individual flags and steer daubing, while Storms finished third in dressage. Cate also finished fourth overall in the high point list for timed events with 36 points, 15th in barrels and 35th in figure 8. Storms was 11th in working rancher and 19th in trail equitation and tied for 18th in the individual high point list with 23. Adalai Rudkin was 11th in reining and her six points were good for 32nd on the high point list.

Scio also made its mark in the team events. Carlota Diez, Cate, Annika Maxson and Makenzie Schmid of Santiam High teamed up to finish 19th in Canadian flags. Schmid’s participation earned Santiam three team points in the mini division. Schmid was the lone Santiam entrant.

Santiam Wolverines

Diez, Rudkin, Lyndi Wolfenbarger, Storms, Cate and Maxson combined for a 15th-place finish for Scio in freestyle 5-plus, while Diez, Rudkin, Storms and Cate were 15th in the versatility team competition.

In the team contributor ratings Diez and Cate both scored 10 points and tied for 49th. Rudkin and Storms had eight apiece (tied for 50). Maxson finished with six (tied for 51st) and Wolfenbarger scored four (tied for 52nd).

Fall update: First practice date is Aug. 14 for the fall sports of football, cross country, volleyball and soccer, with Aug. 24 set by the OSAA for first contests. 

The football schedules for Scio and Santiam are starting to fill up. Scio, 5-4 in 2023, opens Sept. 1 with a home game vs. Rainier, followed by road games Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 at North Marion  and Amity, respectively. On Sept. 22 the Loggers host Salem Academy, followed by a Sept. 29 home game vs Taft. 

The team will play road warriors in October, with away games at Dayton (Oct. 6), Newport (Oct. 13) and Jefferson (Oct. 27) sandwiched around an Oct. 20 home contest vs. Santiam Christian.

Santiam’s schedule still has some blanks to fill in. The Wolverines, also 5-4 a year ago, will host Gervais on Sept. 22 and Monroe on Oct. 20 and visit Regis on Oct. 27.

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