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North Bend's Kait Randle rises for a spike during a volleyball match in Sutherlin.

SAM BARBEE, The World

North Bend’s volleyball team had a solid all-around match to top visiting Newport 25-17, 25-15, 25-20 on Wednesday.

“We’ve shown some solid improvement,” North Bend coach Jessica Randle said. “We still have work to do, but the girls are functioning well as a team and committed to continue to work hard.”

Setter Amanda Powley had 26 assists, four aces and three stuff blocks for the Bulldogs.

Brooklyn Lyon had nine kills and three aces. Brenna Mault added eight kills, Brittney Kubli had three stuff blocks and Drew Culver had a number of great saves to lead the team’s solid all-around defense, Randle said.

The Bulldogs visit Junction City on Thursday in their final tuneup before Far West League play begins Tuesday with a match at South Umpqua.

Schedule changes

The poor air quality in the Rogue and Willamette valleys has led to a number of schedule changes for Marshfield sports.

Marshfield’s boys soccer team did not make its trip to Junction City on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Marshfield’s girls soccer team had a match at Phoenix that had already been rescheduled once moved to Coos Bay on Thursday, with a 4 p.m. start time.

Marshfield’s junior varsity football team now will host Eagle Point on Thursday at 6 p.m.

And the Jerry Mulvey volleyball invitational at Hidden Valley on Saturday was canceled, though Marshfield was trying to coordinate a way to host some of the teams from the tournament in Coos Bay so they would be able to still have matches that day.

In one football schedule switch, Brookings-Harbor’s game at Hidden Valley on Friday was moved to Sutherlin. It’s the second straight week the Bruins have moved to a neutral site because of wildfires.

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