PREP VOLLEYBALL: South runs deep

EAGLE POINT — Maddie Dalke had four aces for South Medford in its nonconference volleyball match Tuesday against Eagle Point, and they came at an opportune time.

Dalke strung her big serves together to finish off Game 3 of a 25-8, 25-21, 25-23 victory.

The Panthers (4-2) used their entire roster through the match.

“A lot of girls are not in all the time,” said coach Lindsey Wente. “We played some of those girls and they had a great game and pulled it out. They aren’t used to being on the court with the other girls all the time, and they went out and made their presence known. It was good.”

Maggie Hutto paced South Medford with 10 digs and eight kills. Evelyn Laupola had three solo blocks, and Matlyn Leetch contributed 24 assists.

Eagle Point coach Hannah Mannenbach said the Eagles’ (2-5) increased energy and improved passing helped close the gap in the second and third games.

Libero Emmalee Stevens had three aces and 36 digs, Kierssa Hogan three kills and six assists and Andrea Flores three kills and a block.

CRATER 3, GRANTS PASS 0: At Central Point, senior middle hitter Maya Van Hook amassed 16 kills and five blocks to power Crater past Grants Pass, 25-22, 25-17, 25-23.

Comets senior setter Jadyn Carothers racked up 30 assists while Haylee Hoffman went for six kills and Rain Jensen added 12 digs and a pair of aces.

The Comets (7-0), who landed 10 aces in the contest, received four aces and six digs from Heather Colmer.

ASHLAND 3, NORTH BEND 0: At Ashland, Ashland ran its Midwestern League winning streak to three games with a 25-12, 25-20, 25-23 triumph over North Bend.

The Grizzlies (3-2, 3-1 MWL) received nine kills and five blocks from Ania Farmer while Jesse Crane came away with five kills and five digs.

Ashland’s Grace Angermier finished with 23 assists and eight digs, and Chase Hamik added 11 digs and a pair of aces.

PHOENIX LOSES TWO: At Junction City, Phoenix fell short in matches against Junction City and Tillamook. Junction City won in four sets while Tillamook earned a 25-12, 25-15, 25-11 win.

Defensively for the Pirates (2-5), libero Abigail George did a good job keeping points alive while middle hitters Josie Bolstad and Delani Parent played well defending the net.

LOST RIVER 3, BUTTE FALLS 0: At Butte Falls, Lost River pulled out a 25-14, 25-8, 25-7 Southern Cascade League win.

Lucia Damiana collected 21 digs for the Loggers (0-3), who received 18 digs from Mycala Patereau while both Kloe Olsen and Adrianna Watanabe came away with 14 digs.

The Loggers picked up three kills from Ellie Columbus.

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