Marshfield’s volleyball team won all three of its matches in the MHS Air Quality Tournament on Saturday.

The Pirates topped Del Norte, Sutherlin and Douglas in the event, which was hastily scheduled after Hidden Valley canceled its own tournament because of smoke issues in the Grants Pass area.

The Pirates opened with a sweep of Douglas, winning 25-12, 25-15, 25-12. They then came from behind to beat Sutherlin in a five-set match 25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-10. Marshfield wrapped up the day with a 19-25, 27-25, 25-21, 25-16 win over Del Norte.

Alex Locati finished the day with 40 kills and eight aces. Kenadi Rhodes also had 40 kills and McKayla Myrand had 17 kills, eight aces and 46 assists. Ravyn Miranda had 65 assists. Libero Makenna Anderson had 72 digs, while Rhodes had 35 and Locati 29.

Mallory Heyer had seven aces and Myrand and Cedar Ward had six stuff blocks each.

The three wins give Marshfield momentum heading into Tuesday’s Far West League opener at Siuslaw. The Pirates, now 5-4 overall, also visit North Bend on Thursday in the first Civil War match of the season.

Les Schwab Reedsport Invitational: The host Brave finished fifth in their annual home showcase tournament for top Class 2A and 1A teams.

Reedsport opened by beating Crow 25-15, 25-13 before losing to defending Class 2A state champion Weston-McEwen, 25-20, 16-25, 15-13. Central Linn beat the Brave 25-21, 25-22 in the third-place match.

Weston-McEwen ended up finishing second in the tournament, losing the championship match to Grant Union 26-24, 25-14.

The event was filled with top teams, as usual. Before beating Reedsport, Weston-McEwen topped Class 1A power North Douglas 25-23, 25-19. North Douglas went on to win the consolation title, coming from behind to beat St. Paul 17-25, 25-23, 15-10.

Oakridge also was in the tournament, and beat Crow in the seventh-place match.

Reedsport, which also lost to defending Class 1A champion Country Christian on Thursday, hosts Class 3A power Coquille on Wednesday.


Marshfield 1, Crater 1: The Pirates played to a draw in their season opener at Pete Susick Stadium on Saturday.

Marshfield got its goal in the seventh minute. Pedro Casas played a through ball to Miguel Flores, who beat a couple of defenders and crossed the ball to Cody Eastwood, who finished the goal.

Crater sored in the 23rd minute.

“It was a physical game and both teams had chances in the second half, but no one could break the tie,” Marshfield coach Drew Jones said.

Marshfield hosts Cottage Grove on Tuesday.

Cascade Christian 3, Pacific 1: The Pirates fell to the Challengers in a Class 3A-2A-1A District 5 match at Medford.

Noah Figueroa scored Pacific's goal. 

Pacific, fell to 0-2 in league play. The Pirates host Rogue River on Wednesday.


Ash Creek Festival: Marshfield’s girls placed 15th out of 25 teams in the big meet that included most of the top teams in the state.

Jazmin Chavez placed 23rd in the race in a time of 20 minutes and 31 seconds. Kaylee Delzotti was 40th in 21:12.

Jesuit had five of the first 13 runners, including winner Kelsey Gripekoven (18:28) and won the team title.

Marshfield’s boys finished 19th out of 35 teams in the race. Jeremy Roe led the way, placing 67th in 18:01.

Jesuit scored an amazing 28 points, with five runners in the top 11, to win the team title. Ashland’s Evan Holland won the individual title in 15:55.

Marshfield and most of the rest of the South Coast teams compete Wednesday in the North Bend Invitational at Tugman State Park in Lakeside.