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Marshfield got its first prep football win of the 2023 season, and North Bend falls for the first time at defending 4A District 4 champions Mazama, Klamath Falls, Friday night. The Pirates were at home in Pete Susick Stadium and beat visiting Klamath Union 42-20, while the Bulldogs lost to the Vikings 67-21. The other league match had Ashland winning at Hidden Valley 21-0. Henley had the bye and won at Cascade 33-21. This week, Friday, Sept. 29 – North Bend (1-1, 3-1) heads back to the Klamath Basin this time to play Klamath Union (0-2, 1-3), while Mazama (1-0, 3-1) travels to Ashland (1-1, 3-1) and Hidden Valley (1-1, 1-3) visits Henely (1-0, 4-0). Marshfield (1-1, 1-3) has the league bye and will play at Junction City (2-0, 4-0). In 3A – Siuslaw (2-0, 3-1) won at Harrisburg 22-21, visiting Sutherlin won at Brookings-Harbor (0-4, 0-4) 42-0, Coquille (2-2, 2-2) lost at home to Cascade Christian 56-14. In 2A – Bandon/Pacific (2-0, 4-0) won at Glide 34-14 and Reedsport (1-1, 2-2) beat visiting Rogue River 32-0. In 1A6 – Powers won at Days Ck. 45-6. On Saturday, 1A8, Myrtle Pt. (1-0, 4-0) all over visiting Chiloquin 74-6.

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Successful prep volleyball weekend for both Marshfield and North Bend. The top-ranked 4A Lady Pirates stayed home Saturday and won its inaugural “Battle at the Bay” over visiting North Eugene, Thurston and Cascade. All by 3-0 scores. Marshfield (2-0, 15-2) returns to District 4 League play Tuesday at third-ranked Marist Catholic (2-0, 11-1). Second-ranked North Bend traveled to Aurora Saturday and did well at the North Marion Invite by beating La Grande (2-0), Tillamook (2-0) and Astoria (2-1). The Bulldogs (2-1, 11-2) will have Tuesday off and return to league play at Marshfield on Thursday, Sept. 28th. Also Saturday, 3A – Visiting Lakeview beat Brookings-Harbor 3-0, and 2A – Powers lost at Oakland 3-0.

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Marshfield sophomore Jaxson Stovall was sixth overall (16:48.5) in his division at the Northwest Classic Cross Country Invitational Saturday at Lane CC, Eugene. Marist Catholic junior Conor Thompson won the Varsity 5K 4A/3A/2A/1A race in 16:37.0. Crook Co. took the team title with 60-points to Knappa’s 92. Marshfield was ninth with 248 out of the 17 teams running on the site of the District 4 and state championships. North Bend was 15th with 347-points. Senior Tiago Schrader led the Bulldogs in 29th (18:42.0) out of the 131 runners. Adele Beckstead led Philomath’s girls to the 4A/3A/2A/1A team title by winning the girl’s 5K in 19:23.6. The Warriors scored 39-points to Cottage Grove’s 91. North Bend, led by freshman Bryleigh Mead was sixth overall with 140-points and Marshfield, led by freshman Lily Thompson (22:44.1) 11th out of the 13-teams with 246-points. Marshfield will next run at the Fugate Farms, Bandon, Friday, Sept. 29th. North Bend is scheduled to run at the Woahink lake XC Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 30, south of Florence.

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Siuslaw and Bandon’s girls were second and fourth overall at the Cheadle Lake Park Cross Country Run Saturday near Lebanon. Valley Catholic won the 5K team race with 44-points, while Siuslaw scored 91 and Bandon 130. Myrtle Point was 16th (378) out of the 17-teams. Sophomore Marley Petrey led the Tigers in 8th place (20:43.19). East Linn Christian’s Daisy Lalonde won in 18:09.60. Junior Maya Wells led Siuslaw, 16th (21:42.97), and Dylyn Wurch was the Bobcats top runner in 80th (26:02.43). Valley Catholic and Siuslaw also went one-two on the boy’s side. Bandon 14th (353) out of the 27-teams. Junior Louigi Etta, Yamhill-Carlton, won the race in 16:41.54, senior Brayden Linton was third (17:06.67) for Siuslaw, and freshman Noah Brown led Bandon in 22nd (18:27.19).

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