Cascade Christian’s Daniel Kinney (32) runs as Ryan Palmer (57) blocks.

Challengers continue to roll with rout of Coquille

CENTRAL POINT — With a big challenge looming next week, Cascade Christian took care of the task at hand Saturday.

The Challengers (3-1, 2-0 Sunset) produced 480 yards of total offense, an impressive 447 of those on the ground, to roll past Coquille 59-14 at Dutch Meyer Stadium.

"We were physical up front," said Cascade Christian assistant coach Brandon Boice. "We're getting better. The timing is there. Really, it's just getting our pads down and being physical at the point of attack."

Now the Challengers enter preparation for their visit to face top-ranked Gold Beach this week.

"They really don't have any weaknesses that I can see," Boice said of Gold Beach. "We just hope to have a chance in the fourth quarter."

Cascade Christian will likely need a performance similar to the one the Challengers received from its corps of running backs on Saturday. Freshman Tyler Stickler led the pack with 95 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, while Ben Heidegger added 92 yards and two touchdowns on five carries and Daniel Kinney scored two touchdowns and had 82 yards on nine carries.

Cameron Tooker also carried six times for 68 yards.

The Challengers passed just eight times for 33 yards, and all eight touchdowns came on the ground. Cascade Christian built a 36-14 lead at the half and pulled away with 23 third-quarter points.

Coquille (2-3, 1-1 Sunset) managed 218 total yards of offense.

Coquille 8 6 0 0 —14

Cascade Christian 8 28 23 0 —59

Co — #84 27 pass from #22 (#22 run)

CC — Kinney 3 run (Kirkland run)

CC — Kinney 6 run (run failed)

CC — Cummings 10 run (Kinney run)

CC — Cochran 5 run (Heidegger run)

Co — #8 29 pass from #10 (run failed)

CC — Heidegger 28 run (pass failed)

CC — Heidegger 35 run (Cummings run)

CC — Stickler 19 run (Kinney run)

CC — Grissom 3 run (Kinney run)

ST. BERNARD 38, ST. MARY'S 21 — At Eureka, Calif., Tony LoMonaco had a 9-yard touchdown run and 95 yards rushing on 12 carries, but it wasn't enough as St. Mary's suffered its first loss of the season in the nonconference game.

LoMonaco also had 57 yards receiving on three catches for the Crusaders (4-1).

Brian Adesman rushed for 77 yards on 15 carries and scored on a 1-yard touchdown for St. Mary's, which managed 178 rushing yards.

St. Mary's quarterback Max O'Sullivan was 7-for-22 passing for 131 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown pass to Brian Bolint in the first quarter.


SOUTH ALBANY STATE PREVIEW — At Albany, North Medford and Ashland each lost in the quarterfinals of the South Albany State Preview Tournament.

Four of the top five ranked Class 6A teams played, as did Crook County, the top-ranked Class 5A team.

West Linn downed North in the quarters, 24-26, 25-8, 15-9.

In the first game, all-state outside hitter Whitney Hodnett re-sprained an ankle and left the game, and the Black Tornado was without her the rest of the match.

She is expected to play Tuesday, when North visits South Medford, said coach Ron Beick.

In pool play, North defeated Lake Oswego, 25-11, 25-19 and South Albany 25-18, 25-16 before losing to Crook County, 25-18, 25-14.

The Tornado is 18-4 overall.

Ashland lost in the quarterfinals to Crook County, 25-16, 25-15.

HIDDEN VALLEY TOURNAMENT — At Murphy, after both teams cruised to 8-0 records in pool play, Cascade Christian and Hidden Valley met up in a championship match for the second time this season.

The up-tempo Challengers (12-4) went on several runs to get the best of the Mustangs in the championship game, 25-22, 23-25, 15-11.

The title match was a rematch of the Yreka Tournament championship game three weeks ago, won by Hidden Valley.

Hidden Valley libero Sam Peckham and middle hitter Chelcie Hennig each made the all-tournament team. Peckham had 45 digs overall and Hennig compiled 18 kills and 26 blocks for Hidden Valley (18-5).

Also making the all-tourney squad were Cascade Christian junior libero Hannah Brewster and senior setter Erika Thorpe. Thorpe compiled 96 assists over the 10-game span and 22 alone in the championship match. Brewster had 49 digs, Becca Sellers posted 44 kills and 17 aces while her sister Emily Sellers registered nine blocks.

Rachelle Buck added 39 kills for the Challengers and Amanda Beers paced the team with 10 blocks.

Eagle Point posted a 6-2 record in pool play, but was ousted by Hidden Valley in the first round of match play, 23-25, 25-11, 15-12.

PROSPECT 3, PAISLEY 0 — At Prospect, senior setter Megan Shallenberger had 12 assists, two digs, seven service aces and was 23-for-23 serving to lead Prospect to a 25-8, 25-9, 25-10 victory in Mountain Valley League play.

Prospect's Catherine Anderson added seven assists and six aces, Jen King had seven kills and one block and Kayla Pulley was 18-for-18 from the service line with two aces.

The Cougars (8-0, 6-0 Mountain Valley) were 91 percent serving as a team.

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