>Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow BakerCityHerald.com

AP Sports Video

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 8.0 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

AP Sports Headlines

  • Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499....
  • Happy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories:...
  • Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead
    CHICAGO (AP) -- This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed....
  • Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After Patrick Marleau's fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one simple trait....

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow Sports arrow Local Sports arrow VOLLEYBALL: Bulldogs seventh at state

VOLLEYBALL: Bulldogs seventh at state

EUGENE Baker had a shot at a trophy Saturday evening at the OSAA/U.S. Bank Class 3A state volleyball championships and Lane Community College.

The Bulldogs, the third-place team from the Greater Oregon League, were set to play Stayton for fourth place.

But, it wasnt to be. Stayton stopped the Bulldogs 15-5, 15-5, and Baker had to settle for seventh place.

Still not bad for a team that many people didnt think would even make the post season.

Seventh place. I think its pretty awesome, said Baker coach Michele McCauley.

To look at where we started and where we ended up; it was fun to see the girls compete like that.

McCauley said it was especially gratifying because the Bulldogs had just three seniors Cassie Scrivner, Mary Kreger and Megan Curtis on their roster. That means Baker will have a solid nucleus returning next season.

Cassie did a nice job of running the floor, and she made some great saves during the tournament, the Baker coach said.

I thought this was a great experience for our younger kids, McCauley said.

Against Stayton, McCauley said, the Bulldogs never put things together.

We just didnt move real well; didnt compete like we should have; didnt have the spark we had the rest of the tournament.

Tanya Denne was a bright spot against Stayton, going a perfect 6 for 6 passing.

Baker opened the tournament on Friday with a 15-11, 13-15, 15-3 win over Waldport.

In that match, Jill Peacock was 19 for 19 serving, and had six kills.

Scrivner had 21 digs and three solo blocks; Kellie Bogart 12 kills; Melanie Smith 12 digs; and Shalene Christy three solo blocks. Christy added four kills in the second game.

The win set the Bulldogs up against Henley, the eventual state champion. Henley defeated Baker 15-10, 15-5.

The first game was the best volleyball weve played all year long, McCauley said.

Overall, we really gave them a challenge. The girls never gave up and played hard. We played a good team really tough.

Scrivner had 12 assists, Mary Kreger four digs, and Denne was 6 for 6 serving.

Saturday, the fourth-place semifinals, the Bulldogs went up against GOL foe, Burns.

Burns had defeated the Bulldogs twice during the regular season, but this time Baker prevailed 13-15, 15-13, 16-14.

In the second game, Baker led 13-6, but ran out of substitutions. Burns rallied to tie the game at 13-13 before Baker finished it off.

We had a little lapse, but the girls held on in a good dog fight, McCauley said.

This was definitely a different team than the one that played Burns during the regular season. We had our offense and defense going.

Peacock finished with 12 kills; Lexie Johnson three solo blocks; Scrivner 14 of 15 serving; Bogart 23 of 24 serving; Kari Staten 27 of 28 hitting with seven kills, 16 of 16 setting with three assists, and two solo blocks; and Melanie Smith 11 of 12 serving.

Cassie played a great defensive game, and offensive game. Kellie served really tough, Melanie served aggressively, and Kari had a great game, McCauley said.

 
blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Features
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Commenting Policy / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use