High school sports in the area are making a long-awaited return, and excitement has ramped up as students prepare to resume competition next week.
Corvallis and West Albany will meet again, but it won't be for the state title.
The West Albany High volleyball team has achieved its goal for the season.
Alsea fell to Crosshill Christian in the first round of the 1A State Tournament.
Here are state tournament capsules for area teams. All matches will be played Saturday.
In a showdown featuring two of the top volleyball teams in the state, Tuesday’s match between South Albany and Corvallis lived up to the billing.
PHILOMATH — Sweet Home head coach Mary Hutchins wanted her team to approach Tuesday night like it was a state playoff match.
Corvallis High School will be hosting a volleyball camp on August 12-14.
The Sweet Home High volleyball team took some big steps this season.
Corvallis and West Albany, the top two teams in the 5A volleyball high school state playoffs, earned their trips to the state tournament with home sweeps on Saturday.
The West Albany volleyball team ended its regular season on a winning note, defeating cross-town rival South Albany in three sets.
Corvallis High overcame a 23-16 deficit in the fourth set Tuesday night to defeat visiting West Albany 26-24 and take the Mid-Willamette Conference match
PHILOMATH — Sweet Home High has been pushed to the brink before rallying to pull out a set, and the Huskies did it again Tuesday night.
For the second straight year, Corvallis High’s Ryann Gregg was a 5A volleyball first-team all-state selection.
FOREST GROVE — Santiam Christian High did nearly everything right to build a commanding 2-0 lead in Saturday’s OSAA 3A state volleyball championship match.
HILLSBORO — This time, the rubber match went to Corvallis High.