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PREP ROUNDUP: Heppner sweeps its way through Round 1

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Hermiston Herald

Published on October 31, 2017 6:57PM

Echo’s Marti Huff goes up to block a shot from Jordon Valley’s Regann Skinner in the Cougars’ 3-0 win against the Mustangs on Wednesday in Echo.

Staff photo by E.J. Harris

Echo’s Marti Huff goes up to block a shot from Jordon Valley’s Regann Skinner in the Cougars’ 3-0 win against the Mustangs on Wednesday in Echo.

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REEDSPORT — The Heppner Mustangs entered the first round of the 2A volleyball playoffs after not-so-hot performance in the Columbia Basin Conference district tournament. But Heppner didn’t sweat it, and went to town against the Reedsport Braves.

The Mustangs (19-8) won in straight sets (27-25, 25-21, 25-20) on the road.

“I am very proud of my team,” head coach Mindy Wilson said. “They had to make some adjustments, which is to be expected. The gym was loud and they had to figure out how to be loud too. Them being able to overcome all those little obstacle, shows the growth of this team.”

Heppner will play Culver on Friday at Ridgeview High School in Redmond in the state tournament. The match will begin at 8 a.m. on Court 1. The Mustangs will get a chance to redeem themselves against the Bulldogs, who delivered the sweep in the CBC district tournament.

COUNTY CHRISTIAN 3, ECHO 0 — Echo was ready for Round 1 of the 1A state championship after a big 3-0 victory at home Wednesday. But the tables turned when the Cougars went to visit County Christian.

Echo was handed the same fate it delivered just three days ago, and fell in three straight sets (25-13, 25-16, 25-17).

County Christian will play North Clackamas Christian/South Wasco County on Nov. 3 at Ridgeview High School in Redmond. The match will begin on Court 2 at 3:15 p.m.

BOYS SOCCER

RIVERSIDE 1, CATLIN GABEL 1 — The Riverside Pirates still have yet to be defeated this season, but their perfect record was tarnished Saturday after a 2-2 draw against No. 3-ranked Catlin Gabel.

Riverside still holds on to the No. 1 ranking, and will host Creswell in the first round of the 3A/2A/1A boys soccer playoffs on Wednesday at 5 p.m.



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