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SWC netters scorch the courts in sweep of Condon

Team is rising up the 1A classification ranks

South Wasco County volleyball player Allie Noland squares up a return volley during league action this season in Maupin. Thursday, the Redsides swept past Condon-Wheeler in three games to go 4-0 on the year.


South Wasco County volleyball player Allie Noland squares up a return volley during league action this season in Maupin. Thursday, the Redsides swept past Condon-Wheeler in three games to go 4-0 on the year.



The South Wasco County volleyball team posted its fourth league win and fourth straight sweep Thursday over Condon-Wheeler in a Big Sky conference contest played in Fossil.

In three games played, the Lady Redsides won by an average of 10.3 points, slamming down an average of seven kills and seven aces in each set.

“We played well,” said SWC head coach Donna Barton. “It is always great to go on the road and win. The girls played consistently with contributions from everyone.”

SWC gathered some steam in the opening set with a 25-18 win, and then laid the hammer down in the second set, using three kills and three aces from Kyrsten Sprouse to post a 25-9 victory.

With a chance at another sweep, Sprouse and Jada Myers had two aces apiece, Ana Popchock totaled two kills and Madisen Davis and Allie Noland added a kill each to give SWC a 25-17 triumph.

In all, SWC made good on 64 of 73 serves with 18 aces, as Noland and Sprouse combined for 11 aces, six by Sprouse.

Sprouse tallied six kills on 15 of 16 swings, Popchock had three aces, five kills and two blocks, Noland dropped four kills and Myers was 6 of 7 on swings for her two kills.

As the ins keep mounting, Barton and her coaching staff is doing everything possible to keep their team sharp as the matches get tougher.

From Sept. 20 to 29 the Redsides have a grueling schedule of four matches and one tournament, so it is key for this group to be sharp.

“Not sure if improvements, but definitely holding steady with a little more offense thrown our way,” Barton said of her points of emphasis. “Offensively, we attacked most of the time not a lot of free balls. The defense comes up big time after time. They just don’t let much hit the floor uncontested.”

SWC (6-1 overall, 4-0 league) travels to Dufur for a league matchup at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

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In other 1A football news, the defending champion and No. 5 Dufur Rangers demolished Adrian in a non-league road game, 50-0.

No. 9-ranked Sherman hit the road and dominated Ione by a 50-0 margin in their first Big Sky Conference game of the season.

Check out Tuesday’s Chronicle for the stories.



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