Round Up: Irish, Tigers, Warriors earn first win of the season


WALDPORT — In only it’s second game of the eight-man football era, Waldport has already seen a blowout victory.

The Irish poured it on the visiting Crow Cougars on Saturday, Sept. 8 with a resounding 54-18. It was the first win for first-year head coach Jeff Skirvin.

Quarterback Wyatt Schrock scored on a pair of rushing touchdowns paired with a reverse to Zak Holsey for a touchdown, giving the Irish a nice lead in the first half. The team would pull away in the second half for win No. 1 of the season.

Waldport gets win No. 1

It was a week of firsts in Waldport. The Irish volleyball program led by first-year head coach Anna Kelley earned its first win — and league win —of the season on Thursday, Sept. 6 against Gold Beach, winning 3-1. The Irish would compete in one game at the Neah-Kah-Nie Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 8, and it happened to be against rival Toledo. The Boomers and the Irish would split the first two sets, each winning 25-19. The Boomers would prevail in the third set 15-10.

A near win

The Waldport soccer team, in its first year of existence, is still searching for its first win on the soccer pitch in school history. Coming off a 16-0 loss to Portland Christian on Thursday, Sept. 6, the Irish nearly took down Gold Beach — had a pair of goals not been reversed in the 2-1 defeat. The Irish will face the Corvallis freshman team on Wednesday in Waldport.

Soccer falls to Stayton

In a rematch of last season’s state title game, it was the Stayton Eagles that walked away victorious over the Newport boys soccer team 4-1 on Thursday, Sept. 6. However, the Cubs had a similar first game against the Eagles last season when they fell 7-1 and 2-1 in the 2017 regular season. But, of course, the Cubs would go on to beat the Eagles in the third matchup.

Just as the boy’s team fell to Stayton, so to did the girl’s team falling 3-0 to the Eagles for the team’s second straight loss.

Cubs swept again

The Newport volleyball team isn’t just looking for its first win of the season, but also its first set win of the year. In each of the first 14 sets of the season, the Cubs have failed to get to 25 points before their opponents. On Thursday, Sept. 6, the Cubs fell in straight sets to the Eagles, but they did have their highest scoring set of the season, scoring 19 in the first set. Then on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Cascade Tournament, Newport fell to Madras 2-0.

Taft holds on

In a game were points came at a premium, the Taft football team held on to beat Sutherlin 14-13 on Friday, Sept. 7 for the Tigers first win of the season.

A pair of short touchdown passes by David Jin to Tyee Fisher and Logan Gilleo in the first half was all the scoring that the Tigers would need to hold off the Bulldogs. 

Looking for first win

The Taft volleyball team enters league play still searching for its first win of the season. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Tigers fell 3-1 to Sutherlin.

Tigers stumble in league play

After winning its first league game, a 2-0 win over Salem Academy, the Taft girls soccer team dropped its next two league game, falling 3-1 to Blanchet Catholic on Thursday, Sept. 6 and 6-1 to Yamhill-Carlton on Monday, Sept. 10. The Tigers will play league opponents the remaining 10 games of the season, starting with a trip to Dayton on Thursday, Sept 13.

Continuing to score

The Taft boys soccer teams continue to score goals at a rapid pace. In four games this season, the Tigers are averaging nearly six goals per game. The Tigers have already notched two wins in league play. Their most recent victim was Yamhill-Carlton, which Taft defeated 5-0 on Monday, Sept. 10. Through the first four games, the Tigers have only allowed two goals and goalkeeper William Brooks has turned in two clean sheets.

Toledo overwhelmed by Knappa

Quarterback Jaxon Rozewski tossed three touchdowns for 296 yards but was picked off twice. Rozewski’s favorite target was Donovan Villanueva who hauled in eight catches for 160 yards and two scores. Cameron Lonergan was also on the receiving end of a Rozewski touchdown pass.

The Boomers had no answer for Knappa quarterback Eli Takalo, who finished with six total touchdowns in the winning effort.

Three in a row for volleyball

After a 2-3 start to the season, the Toledo Volleyball team has rolled off three straight wins — two of which came against Lincoln County opponents — to conclude its non-league schedule with a record of 5-3.

The Boomer started the streak with a 3-1 victory over Taft in Lincoln City on Thursday, Sept. 6, winning the first (25-11) third (35-11)and fourth (25-20) sets while the Tigers took the second set 25-19.

In the Neah-Kah-Nie Tournament, the Boomers would win both of their matches, sweeping Neah-Kah-Nie in two sets then outlasting Waldport in three sets, winning the decisive third set 15-10.

First real win

In its first game of the season, the Siletz Valley football team accomplished something it hasn’t all of 2017 — and that’s win a game that wasn’t a forfeit. 

With a 36-22 win over Perrydale, the Warriors won its first game since October of 2015.

Siletz Valley racked up the yards on the ground against the Cougars. Isaac Lowe, Tanner Clark, Patrick Shawver and Christian Robinson combined for 28 carries, 265 yards and four touchdowns. Travis Roper led the team in receiving with two catches for 60 yards.

Warriors swept in McKenzie Round Robin

The Siletz Valley volleyball team went 0-for-3 in the three matches and 0-for-9 during the three-game McKenzie Round Robin Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 8.


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