Prep roundup: Prairie volleyball beats Camas to win 3A GSHL

Falcons improve to 10-0 in league with four-set win




The Prairie volleyball team bounced back from dropping the first set to beat Camas in four and clinched the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League title on Thursday.

The Falcons won the match 23-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-21. The win gives Prairie (10-0 in league) a head-to-head sweep over Camas (9-2). Prairie earns a spot in the district tournament championship match and an automatic berth to the bi-district tournament in Auburn.

Jessica McDonald led the Falcons with 10 kills, five digs and two aces. Nikita DeMare had six kills, six blocks and two aces and Johna McEllrath had nine kills and three blocks for the the Falcons.

Key win for Heritage — The Heritage volleyball team gained in the inside track to a postseason berth with a 25-23, 25-13, 25-10 win over Evergreen.

Heritage (4-6) leads Evergreen (3-7) by a win in the standings and the Timberwolves now hold the tiebreaker with two matches left in league play.

The No. 3 team from the 4A GSHL must win a play-in match to qualify for the bi-district tournament in Kent.

Skyview soccer closer to title — Becca Sikora scored a goal and assisted on another as Skyview beat Union 2-0 to inch closer to the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League title.

Mallory Nickles had the other goal for the Storm, who improved to 9-0-2 in league and lead second-place Evergreen by four points. Skyview plays Evergreen on Tuesday. A win by Skyview or a tie gives the league title to Skyview.

Ex-Heritage coach resigns — Former Heritage football coach Nate Becksted resigned just seven games into his first season as the head coach at North Medford (Ore.) High School.

Becksted had come under pressure from the community after the Black Tornado opened the season 1-6, with five of those losses coming by at least 42 points.

Becksted resigned after five seasons at Heritage last December. He was hired at North Medford in February.