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McKenzie Sports - Nov. 11

 

November 11, 2021 | View PDF



McKenzie Sports Schedule This Week

McKenzie Middle School Girls Basketball will travel to Eddyville on Wednesday, November 10, for a game scheduled for a 4:30 pm tip-off. The McKenzie Athletic Department will host its annual Fall Sports Awards on Wednesday, November 10, in the High School Cafeteria, at 6:00 pm. The Eagle Middle School Girls Basketball team will host Triangle Lake on Monday, November 15, and that game will start at 4:30 pm.

North Douglas Claims Class 1A Volleyball Title

North Douglas traveled over the Cascade Mountain Range, landed in Redmond, and returned home, smiling, with an OSAA Class 1A Volleyball Championship Trophy. The fifth seeded Warriors defeated eighth seeded Crane, 3-1, in the State Semi-Final match held at Ridgeview High School in Redmond, and qualified to face the second ranked St. Paul Buckaroos in the 2021 OSAA State Class 1A Volleyball Championship.

St. Paul earned its berth in the State Championship Match by defeating third seeded Damascus Christian, in a tightly contested match, 3-2. North Douglas defeated St. Paul, 3-1, in the Championship Match, posting match scores of 25-22, 18-25, 25-7, and 25-17.

Mohawk, the Mt. West League Champion and MWL #1 seed to the State Championships, earned a State First Round bye, but fell on the road in a Second Round match to first ranked North Clackamas Christian, losing in three straight sets, 5-25, 16-25, and 22-25. The defeat ended the Mohawk Mustangs season with a 19th OSAA State ranking. The Mustangs ran the Mt. West League table this fall, posting a perfect 12-0 MWL record and finished 14-6 overall. Mohawk is coached by Heather Vanderploeg and assisted by long time past McKenzie Head Coach Dan Brenner.

Eddyville Charter (9-3, 11-8), the Mt. West League second seed lost its State First Round match, 0-3, to Days Creek (11-3, 18-10), the third seed out of the Skyline League and the MWL third seed, Crow (7-4, 7-6), lost its First Round match at Casco League second seed Perrydale (11-3, 15-6), 0-3.

Also, locally, Class 2A Monroe (14-0, 22-4) finished its Fall Season with a Third place trophy at the OSAA State Championships. The Dragons defeated Grant Union, 3-1, at Ridgeview High School.

Mitchell/Spray/Wheeler Wallops Powers In Six-Man Semi-Final

The Mitchell/Spray/Wheeler team, representing the eight team Special District 4 Six Man Football League, forged a perfect 7-0 League record in dramatic fashion this Fall, scoring 380 points while holding opponents to just 88 points. The lone close game for the Rattlers was against Sp. Dist. 4 runner-up Prairie City/Burnt River (6-1, 6-2) on September 10, which Mitchell/Spray/Wheeler won 26-12.

Over on the other side of the Great State of Oregon, the Powers Cruisers posted their own Special District 3 Six-Man Football League (14 team League) perfect 7-0 record. In a clash of “Unbeatens,” Mitchell/Spray/Wheeler held true to form, routing Powers, 53-13, last Saturday, November 6. The State Semi-Final Championship game was held at Crook County High School, in Prineville. Powers wrapped up its fine season at 8-1 overall. Triangle Lake met Alsea in the other Semi-Final six-man game held at Prineville. The Lakers (3-2, 5-2) soundly defeated the Wolverines (5-1, 6-2), with a rout of their own, 53-14.

With the victory, Triangle Lake will now advance to face Mitchell/Spray/Wheeler in the “unofficial” 2021 OSAA State 6-man Football Championship next Saturday, November 13. The game is considered unofficial because OSAA continues to consider 6-man football a trial activity in the State of Oregon, despite 21 small rural schools and communities around the State enthusiastically participating. As a consequence of the OSAA stance on 6-man football, there will be no official recognition by the organization of the State Championship series. That will have to come from the schools and communities involved.

Mohawk’s Rowe Finishes 9th At State Cross Country Meet

Mohawk Senior David Rowe ran to a Top Ten Finish, 9th place, at the 2021 OSAA Class 2A/1A State Cross Country Championship held last Saturday, November 6, at Lane Community College. Rowe, the lone boy or girl representing the Mt. West League in the State Championship races, ran the course in 17:32.9 minutes. The 2021 Class 2A/1A Champion is Colin Friend, of St. Stephen’s Academy, out of Lake Oswego, and the senior athlete finished with a winning time of 16:23.5 minutes.

Remember When?

The year was 2001, twenty remarkable Fall Seasons past. McKenzie was represented at the 2001 OSAA State 2A/1A Girls Cross Country Championships by junior Eagle athlete Molly Schaefers who brought home a tenth place finish. Head Cross Country Coach Jeff Sherman and Assistant Jay Mathisen coached Molly.

The McKenzie Football team, directed by Head Coach Rick Gardner and assistants Gil Lucero and Jamie Dundon, completed its Trico League 11 man season with a 2-4 League record and 2-7 overall. The Eagles, despite the losing season, garnered several post-season awards. Sophomore Eagle Todd Richardson was chosen by Trico League Coaches as First Team All League Punter and Second Team All League Running Back. Richardson would also be awarded Class 2A Third Team All State Punter. Senior Eagles Chris Parazoo and Jordan Crabb were selected Trico Second Team All League Tight End and Offensive Line, respectively. Fellow senior Noah Lambert was awarded Second Team All League Offensive Line and Second Team Defensive Line. Senior Eagles George Weirichs and Ashley Pearman were each selected to the Trico Honorable Mention All League team as Running Backs. And, sophomore Garrett Cline was awarded Honorable Mention All League at the Quarterback position.

The Eagle Varsity Volleyball team, coached by McKenzie Head Coach Dan Brenner, his first season, finished eighth in the Trico League with a 0-14 League record and were 0-24 overall.

 

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