UNION VOLLEYBALL ENDS SEASON PERFECT
HALFWAY The Union volleyball team finished an unblemished Wapiti League regular season with a 25-13, 25-13, 25-19 win over Pine-Eagle Friday.
Union (7-0) was led by Jana Brotherton's serving and hitting. She was 24-for-24 serving with eight service aces and she hit 12-for-13 with six kills.
Kallin Prince was 10-for-12 hitting with two kills and seven digs. Sandra Meredith was 9-for-11 hitting with six kills. Melissa Helmer had 15 tips and six of those were points.
Union also found out this week that it has climbed to No. 2 in the state rankings. Union not only didn't lose any five-game matches all season (9-0 overall), the Bobcats didn't even lose a single game.
Union begins postseason as a No. 1 seed at the district tournament in Imbler Nov. 2. The Bobcats will likely qualify for the state tournament Nov. 8 in Monmouth.
Imbler wins fifth straight and makes postseason tourney
IMBLER The Imbler Panthers volleyball squad won its fifth straight Wapiti League match Friday to finish third in the league and qualify for the postseason.
The Panthers (5-2 in Wapiti League) needed to win to lock up a berth in the postseason tournament, which will be held Saturday at Imbler's gym. they went out and took care of business against Elgin, winning 25-6, 25-8, 25-9.
Lizzy Woody was 14-for-15 serving with 30 assists, while Tiffany Rasmussen was 12-for-12 serving with seven kills.
Emily Correll was 10-for-10 serving with nine kills and eight blocks, while Leanne Foster was 8-for-9 serving with five aces and five kills. Amy Clerget was 100 percent on her serves and had eight kills.
Coach Jennifer Teeter said Rachel Lowe and Hannah Hall had strong games defensively, while some of the junior varsity kids played strong.
In particular, she mentioned Stacey McKinnis for coming off the bench and serving five straight points with three aces.
Imbler will face Grant Union in the district tournament opener Saturday. The top two teams from district move on to the 2A state tournament Nov. 8 in Monmouth.
Union is almost assured of going to state, so Imbler will likely have to beat out Grant Union to make the trip to Monmouth.