Led by Angel Benites, the Hermiston boys were sixth at the Mid-Columbia Conference meet Thursday at Lawrence Scott Park in Kennewick.

Benites turned in a time of 16 minutes, 12.64 seconds to place 20th on the day for the Bulldogs (145 points).

Kennewick’s Johan Correa won the race in a time of 14:23.37, while Kamiakin won the team title with 31 points.

Following Benites across the finish line were Gregory Anderson (22nd, 16:14.74), Freddy Mendoza (25th, 16:21.76), Adrian Delgado (37th, 16:53.54) and Martin Heredia (39th, 16:59.78).

In the girls race, Hermiston finished eighth (217 points), led by Cydney Sanchez, who was 28th (20.01.29).

Kamiakin won the team title with 53 points, with Walla Walla’s Ella Nelson placing first in a time of 17:32.11.

Ellie Ernst (35th, 20:12.98) was the second Bulldog across the finish line, followed by Alexia Serna (43rd, 20:39.28), Madison Anderholm (52nd, 21:24.94) and Jennifer Fuentes (59th, 22:13.19).

Volleyball

STANFIELD 3, ENTERPRISE 2 - Stanfield carried their momentum from Tuesday’s Helix win into Thursday, battling it out with Enterprise and coming out on top after five sets.

The Lady Tigers started strong with an opening set win, 25-16, but narrowly dropped the following two, 27-25 and 25-16. They came back in the final two sets to claim the match, 28-26 and 15-7.

Stanfield (13-13, 2-9) will host the Heppner Mustangs for their league’s closing match on Tuesday.

RIVERSIDE 3, CONDON/WHEELER 1 - Riverside scored a nonleague home match against Condon/Wheeler on Thursday night.

The Lady Pirates claimed the first set 25-15 before falling in the second, 25-23. However, they came back with a vengeance to take the match in sets three and four, 25-11 and 25-14.

Riverside (6-13, 2-5) will resume league play when they travel to Burns on Friday.

Girls Soccer

KENNEWICK 2, HERMISTON 0 - Coming off Tuesday’s loss against Richland, the Lady Bulldogs couldn’t recover in time to face Kennewick on Thursday night.

“It was a rough game,” said coach Freddy Guizar. “We just came from playing a really solid team on Tuesday, and straight into practice on Wednesday. Our girls had no rest. It just didn’t work out for us.”

Hermiston (0-9, 1-6) will host Kamiakin (6-0, 5-1-1) next Thursday.

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