Marshfield swept visiting North Bend 3-0 in a 4A prep volleyball version of the “Battle of the Bay” Thursday night in front of a loud crowd of fans for both schools at the Pirate Palace, Coos Bay. The Lady Pirates prevailed 25-13, 25-10, 25-19. Marshfield and North Bend will open the second-half of league play next Tuesday with Junction City (0-4, 4-10) at Marshfield (3-1, 16-3) and North Bend (2-2, 11-3) at Marist Catholic (4-0, 13-1). In 3A Thursday night: St. Mary’s of Medford won at Brookings-Harbor 3-0. No scores available from the 2A & 1A matches.
In prep girls’ soccer Thursday, 3A/2A/1A: Siuslaw lost at Central Linn/East Linn Christian 5-0. Brookings-Harbor won at Rogue River 4-0. St. Mary’s Medford won 7-1 at Coquille/Myrtle Pt. In boys’ soccer, 3A/2A/1A: Coquille/Myrtle Pt. won at Cascade Christian (Medford) 5-0, Umpqua Valley Christian won at Gold Beach 3-2, and Pacific/Bandon beat visiting Glode 7-2.
It’s a pair of non-league prep football games for the Bay Area teams Friday night. The Pirates will travel to Junction City to play the Tigers, while North Bend gets a quick replacement for Klamath Union, after the Pelicans forfeited their home league contest, the Bulldogs will play at Santiam Christian at Adair Village north of Corvallis. Both games kickoff at 7 p.m. In other games, 3A: Creswell @ Siuslaw, Coquille @ Sutherlin, and Phoenix @ Brookings-Harbor. In 2A: Gold Beach @ Bandon/Pacific, Reedsport @ Illinois Valley. 1A8: Lost River @ Myrtle Pt. And, 1A6: Powers at Gilchrist Saturday.
Marshfield and North Bend’s cross-country teams will run at the Woahink Invitational, south of Florence, on Saturday.