Cottage Grove Cross-Country
Last Tuesday, both cross-country teams travelled to Jefferson, Oregon for the Jefferson Invitational. On the boys side, there were 12 varsity teams competing. The Lions, that were notably without their two of their top three runners Konrad Raum and Paesen Timm who also are on the boys soccer team, finished third as a team behind Santiam Christian and Chemawa. Jimmy Talley led the way finishing in second place.
On the girls side, there were nine teams competing and the Lions took second place behind Neah-Kah-Nie. All five scoring runners for the Lions finished in the top 26 out of the field of 75. Nadia Witt finished 7th and Stella Sobotkova was 10th.
On Saturday, the team the Nike Portland XC Invite at the Portland Meadows Race Track. On the boys side, the team competed in the Division 1 Varsity race against significantly larger schools from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California. A notable team that they competed against was McFarland High School who was recently the subject of the Disney movie McFarland USA about the school’s cross-country success. The Lions placed last of the 31 teams but ran fast times including Talley who took 84th place running a 17:09. His previous best time was 18:09.
The girls team raced in the Division 3 Varsity race also against big schools from across the state, Washington and California. The team was last of the 32 teams that raced. Sobotkova led the way with a time of 23:39 which was over a 30 second personal best.
Yoncalla Football (3-2, 2-0 Skyline)
The Eagles defeated Lowell at home 84-56 last Friday. After starting 0-2, the team has won three games in a row and are tied for first in league play.
Yoncalla Volleyball (3-8, 2-6 Skyline)
The week started with the Eagles falling in straight sets to Lowell on Monday and Days Creek on Tuesday. The team regrouped on Thursday and beat Umpqua Valley Christain/Melrose 3-2.
North Douglas Football (3-2, 2-0 Skyline)
Friday night the Warriors fell to Mapleton 56-36 on the road in a non-league game. They will face cross-town rival Yoncalla at home on Friday.
North Douglas Volleyball (20-5, 8-0 Skyline)
The Warriors continued their winning ways as they beat Elkton in straight sets at home on Thursday. The team is currently ranked number one in all of 1A.
On Tuesday the Elks beat Umpqua Valley Christian/Melrose in straight sets and then fell to North Douglas in straight sets on Thursday.