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Santiam volleyball hosts match in 2A state playoff

Santiam Wolverines

The Santiam High volleyball squad has advanced to the state playoffs for the first time since 2013.

The Wolverines will take the No. 8 seed into their 1 p.m. Saturday home Class 2A match against No. 9 Clatskanie.

A victory there would put the squad in the state quarterfinals next Friday at Ridgeview High in Redmond. The Wolverines, said coach Alicia Boyd, have not advanced to the final 8 in more than two decades.

Santiam takes a 16-8 record into the matchup with the Tigers. The Wolverines finished 9-6 in the Tri-River Conference, tied for third place with Blanchet Catholic. Clatskanie is 15-8 overall after finishing  10-4 in the Northwest League, good for third place. 

Santiam nailed down the third seed from the Tri-River with a 3-0 win vs. Regis in the league playoffs on Oct. 19. 

Junior Brooke Massey lead the team with six aces. Sophomore Maizy Downey had 15 assists. Senior Makayla Dodge had six kills and Averie Peterson added four.

Boyd also praised the defense, “an important part of our game,” with the squad totaling 42 digs and 11 blocks.

A win against Clatskanie would mean an 8 a.m. contest on Friday, Nov. 3 against either No. 16 Monroe or No. 1 Western Christian. 

Scio Loggers

Scio, meanwhile, the No. 9 seed in Class 3A, visits Corbett at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. A win by the No. 9 Loggers would put them in the state quarterfinals next Friday in Springfield, most likely against top-ranked Sisters. Scio is 16-7 overall and finished 9-3 in the PacWest Conference. Scio is coming off of a 3-1 win against Amity in the league playoffs. 

Football: Scio closes out the regular season with a 7 p.m. game Friday night at Jefferson. A win would clinch a Class 3A playoff berth for Scio. The Loggers are 6-2 overall and 4-2 in Class 3A’s Special District 2. Jefferson is 0-7 and 0-6. Scio is ranked No. 12 in Class 3A, with its lone losses to No. 2 Dayton and No.13 Santiam Christian. The Loggers are coming off a 44-8 win at Newport.

Santiam, meanwhile, finished a disappointing season with an 0-8 overall mark and an 0-6 record in the Tri-River Conference. The Wolverines’ final game set for Oct. 26 at Regis was forfeited because Santiam did not have enough healthy players to safely participate.

Santiam had played two of its most competitive games in the two previous weeks, falling to Colton 36-28 on Oct. 13 and 48-32 against Monroe on Oct. 20.

Winter officials: Practice begins for the winter high school sports of basketball, swimming and wrestling on Nov. 13 and the Oregon Athletic Officials Association and the Oregon School Activities Association are recruiting officials for all sports. There is an immediate need for officials in basketball and wrestling, said OAOA Executive Director Jack Folliard. 

Becoming a high school official has several benefits including staying involved in athletics, maintaining good physical condition and earning money, Folliard said.

“Officials provide valuable service to high schools and students, make a positive impact in the community and build relationships.”

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