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Big Sky Conference standings tightening up at the top

Echo, SWC, Dufur and Sherman all in contention

Volleyball players, pictured from left to right, Sherman’s Shelby Reed and Dufur’s Emily Crawford have their teams one game out of the spot in the Big Sky standings. Tuesday in Dufur, the Lady Rangers defeated the Huskies in three games.

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Volleyball players, pictured from left to right, Sherman’s Shelby Reed and Dufur’s Emily Crawford have their teams one game out of the spot in the Big Sky standings. Tuesday in Dufur, the Lady Rangers defeated the Huskies in three games.



With four teams atop the Big Sky Conference, the plot thickens down the stretch for Echo, South Wasco County, Sherman and Dufur.

On Tuesday, No. 15 South Wasco County needed only three games to upend Mitchell-Spray by final tallies of 25-11, 25-14 and 25-5 in a league contest played in Maupin.

Laurynn Davis had seven kills, seven aces and two blocks; Reese Millis added seven aces and 21 assists; Kyrsten Sprouse dropped eight kills and Jada Myers went off for four kills and three aces.

The Lady Redsides (16-7 overall, 5-1 league) remains a half a game out of first place behind Echo.

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, SWC hosts Ione and then hosts Echo at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Dufur racks up two sweeps

The Dufur Rangers climbed into a third-place tie in league after posting back-to-back sweeps this week over Sherman and Condon-Wheeler.

Dufur defeated Sherman by scores of 25-11, 25-16 and 25-19, as Trinity Blake had two kills, nine digs and 20 assists; Kayla Bailey ended up with three kills, seven assists and 20 digs; and Sydnee Byers led the way with 13 kills, 13 digs and four aces.

In Fossil Thursday, the Rangers put up marks of 25-11, 25-23 and 25-17 to come away with a three-game win over Condon-Wheeler.

Byers chipped in two kills, six aces and seven digs; Kalie Ellis notched four kills; Bailey and Maddy Smith had four aces apiece and Brooke Beachamp shot in two kills, two digs and three aces.

Dufur (12-8 overall, 5-2 league) hosts Mitchell-Spray at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and then hosts Echo at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Sherman beats Mitchell-Spray

After Tuesday’s road loss versus Dufur, the Sherman Huskies rebounded with aggression in a three-game sweep at Mitchell-Spray Thursday.

The Lady Huskies won the first game, 25-11, and put the finishing touches on their fourth sweep of the year with rallies of 25-23 and 25-17.

Sherman (7-6-2 overall, 5-2 league), tied for third place with Dufur, has Tuesday off, but hosts Ione at 5 p.m. next Thursday.



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