Ashland girls control game, tie GP; netters win big

With Grants Pass coming off a come-from-behind victory on Tuesday, the Cavers may have taken Class 5A Ashland too lightly as the nonconference foes ended in a scoreless stalemate Thursday at North Mountain Park.

Ashland (1-1-3) controlled the ball and owned time of possession, but Grants Pass (5-0-3) managed to sidestep the energetic Grizzlies.

Neither squad had a clear-cut scoring opportunity throughout the match as play settled in the middle of the field, mostly in Grants Pass territory.

Central defender MacKenzie Hedges and midfielder Molly MacGraw &

both senior captains for Ashland &

played key roles in Ashland's ball control.

Prep volleyball

At Klamath Falls, senior Sammy Gilbert had eight kills and four aces to lead Ashland to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-9 win over Mazama.

Hannah Stocking added six kills, while Heidi Siebenlist had 12 assists. Dana Saladoff had 12 digs for the Grizzlies (3-2, 2-0 Southern Sky).

College volleyball

The Southern Oregon University volleyball team extended its home court winning streak to 11 matches with a 30-14, 30-17, 30-19 trouncing of William Jessup University, Thursday at McNeal Pavilion.

The Raiders (9-4, 3-1) tallied 47 kills on the day, with 18 kills coming from junior middle blocker Mia Wortel.

Sharing setting duties, Ashland High graduates Molly Grossmann and Lindsey Stone had 18 and 16 assists, respectively, in helping the SOU offense.

Also aiding the Raiders, Richelle Millsap notched seven kills while Shanna Claflin tallied six. Millsap led the team in blocks with four and Claflin led a strong serving front by the Raiders with four of the team's 12 aces.

Junior libero Emily Stone had nine digs and three service aces.

Pop Warner Football

The Ashland Grizzlies, Ashland's Pee Wee football team, will play their first home game of the season at 10 a.m. Saturday at Walter A. Phillips Field.

Ashland is 3-0.

Sports editor Joe Zavala can be reached at 482-3456 x 224 or joe.

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