Ashland football team, SOU volleyball team stay hot


Lewis Sebrell rushed for a lifetime-best 187 yards on 17 carries, leading the Ashland High football team to a 40-12 Southern Sky Conference victory over Mazama on Friday night.

The lopsided road win improved the Grizzlies to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the SSC, while the Vikings fell to 0-7 and 0-2.

Sebrell scored three touchdowns, including a 41-yard dash in the second quarter that gave Ashland a 20-6 lead.

Pat Hutchinson added 82 yards on 12 carries, as the Grizzlies rushed for 340 yards and outgained the Vikings 479-272 overall.

Ashland returns home next Friday for a game against Klamath Union.

Women's volleyball

At Kirkland, Wash., the No. 21-ranked Southern Oregon volleyball team registered its 11th straight win on Friday night, smashing Northwest University in three games, 30-24, 30-25, 30-18.

The Cascade Conference rout improved the Raiders to 16-4 overall and 10-1 in league play. Northwest fell to 4-9 and 3-8.

The Raider offense dominated the match from beginning to end, registering 55 kills and a .363 hitting percentage. Richelle Millsap led the way, knocking down 15 kills at a .545 clip while also sharing the team lead in blocks with three.

Jaclyn Hamilton-Smith also played well for SOU, sending 11 kills to the floor, while setter Lindsey Stone dished out 33 assists. Katie Pluchos and Emily Stone notched eight digs apiece.

The Eagles were led by Lauren Holtz's 13 kills and Tarah Petrick's 32 assists.

Women's soccer

At Portland, the Raiders settled for their third tie of the season and second straight after a 1-1 double overtime decision against Warner Pacific on Friday.

Southern Oregon (7-6-3, 3-3-2 Cascade) entered the game as the favorite and outshot the Knights 25-14, but struggled to finish.

The Knights (8-6-1, 4-3-1) scored first when Rachelle Kliewer netted a shot off a Kristin Ruff assist just 11:49 into the game. The Raiders answered soon thereafter, with Justina MacDowell scoring unassisted in the 34th minute.

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