PHILOMATH — Hannah Hernandez took home the team title and helped lead the Philomath High girls cross-country team to a third-place finish at the Paul Mariman Invitational on Saturday.

Scappoose won with 37 points, followed by Siuslaw (59) and Philomath (74).

Hernandez completed the 5,000-meter course in a personal record of 18 minutes, 42.26 seconds. Madison Bushnell was ninth in a PR of 20:48.94 for the Warriors.

Rivers Nuno was 14th in a PR of 20:59.83, Sarah McDaniel was 29th in a PR of 22:22.90 and Alexis Van Vlack 30th in 22:23.64.

The PHS boys also placed third, finishing with 111 points, one behind second-place Cottage Grove. Siuslaw won with 60.

Brody Gerig led the Warriors, placing 15th in 17:38.63, with Grant Hellesto setting a PR in finishing 20th in 17:45.07. Jensen Davis was 21st in 17:45.82, Joey Howell 28th in 18:11.66 and Duane Hellesto 35th in 18:27.72.


The volleyball team picked up two Oregon West Conference victories last week to put itself in position to wrap up the conference title.

The Warriors entered this week 8-0 and a match up on second place Cascade (7-1). The teams played on Tuesday but results of that match were not available at press time.

Philomath handed Cascade its only OWC setback, 3-0, on Sept. 21.

Philomath, at 16-2 overall through last week, was up to No. 5 in the Oregon School Activities Association’s 4A power rankings.

The Warriors picked up a 3-0 home win over Newport on Oct. 3, winning 25-17, 25-10, 25-19.

PHS then defeated North Marion 3-1 on the road on Oct. 5. Set scores in that match were 25-19, 25-15, 11-25, 25-22.

The Warriors play in a tournament at Seaside on Saturday before wrapping up OWC play at home against Yamhill-Carlton on Oct. 17.

Girls soccer

The girls soccer team went 0-1-1 last week, falling 5-0 at home to Yamhill-Carlton on Oct. 3 before earning a 3-3 draw at Stayton on Oct. 5.

Carrie Lillis had two goals and Alivia Pittman another in the draw at Stayton.

The Warriors (4-4-2, 2-2-2) have four OWC games remaining, beginning with Wednesday’s game at Newport.

Boys soccer

The boys soccer team picked up a 7-0 win at Yamhill-Carlton on Oct. 4 before falling 5-2 at Stayton on Oct. 5.

The Warriors (3-5-2, 2-4) host Newport on Wednesday.


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