The Week Ahead
Football — Unless a schedule change occurs sometime before Friday, the game against Stayton is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Clemens Field. The Eagles come in at 2-2 with the Warriors at 1-3.
Volleyball — The Warriors host a decent Stayton squad Thursday in the PHS gym. The team then heads to a tournament Saturday at Sam Barlow High and plays a big match Monday at powerful Sweet Home.
Boys soccer — Philomath gets another shot at Stayton Thursday on the road (6 p.m. start) — the Warriors’ last lost was to the Eagles, 2-0, on Sept. 10. The team will then host Sweet Home next week on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
Girls soccer — The Warriors have an important game at home Thursday at 4:15 p.m. vs. Stayton. The girls will head to Sweet Home Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. game.
Cross-country — PHS will head up to Stayton Thursday for a 23-school meet (high school races start at 4:20 p.m.) and then to the Florence vicinity Saturday for the Lake Woahink XC Invitational (high school races begin at 11:45 a.m.).
• The boys soccer team beat Newport on the road last week for the first time since 2015. The Warriors also had a four-game winning streak for the first time since the title run in 2012.
• PHS senior Colby Roe has 273 yards rushing on 52 carries in three games this season — a 5.25 yards-per-carry average.
• The girls soccer team had scored 25 goals in conference games heading into this week. Ten different players have scored in OWC play, including five from Kaili Saathoff, four from Alivia Pittman and three each from Reese Grube and Halle Hewitt.
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• Philomath’s volleyball team head to its fourth tournament of the season Saturday with a trip to the Mt. Hood Invite. In the bracket-round matches, the Warriors have a combined record of 2-3.
• Senior Hannah Hernandez has three wins in four meets so far this season. In her three victories, she has won by an average of 38 seconds. Statewide in 4A, she has the fastest time so far this season with an 18:35.5 at the Northwest Classic.
By the Numbers
16.7% — The percentage of matches Philomath’s volleyball matches decided in the maximum number of sets.
27 — The number of high schools currently registered to compete in the Oct. 12 Paul Mariman Invitational in Philomath.
65-0 — Since a season-opening 5-1 loss, the Sweet Home boys soccer team entered this week on a six-game losing streak. Over those six games, the Huskies were outscored by opponents by a combined 65-0.
In the Books
25 years ago — Fifth-ranked Philomath hosted and ran away with the championship of its eight-team volleyball tournament on Oct. 3, 1994. Philomath beat 10th-ranked Sisters, 15-7, 15-7, in the finals after going 6-0 in pool play and beating Marist (15-2, 15-8) and Seaside (15-6, 15-3).
“I was pleased that we stepped up because Sisters had their way with teams all day long,” PHS coach Fern Robinson said about the Warriors, which went to 15-0 on the season.
On the stat sheet, Krista Radetich had 45 kills and six stuffed blocks and Laura Sexton pounded 22 kills and had eight blocks. Melissa Gale and Cathy McNeely led the team in service aces with 15 and nine, respectively. Darcy Martin had 40 assists and Kelley Steele played excellent backline defense.