TigerScots, Grizzlies duke it out at Mac-Hi volleyball invitational.

The two teams win their other matches, but play each other to a tie Tuesday.


MILTON-FREEWATER — Weston-McEwen knocked off three of its opponents and tied a fourth during the Mac-Hi invitational volleyball tournament here Tuesday night.

The TigerScots, who had won their pool before losing in the semifinals of a tournament in Pendleton over the weekend, defeated Pilot Rock 25-18, 15-13, downed Riverside 25-7, 25-14, and bested host Mac-Hi 25-15, 25-11. Weston-McEwen and Helix split a pair of games, with the Grizzlies winning the first 25-16 and the TigerScots coming back to take the second game 25-14.

"Helix came out with tremendous fire and passion," W-M coach Shawn White said. "They really took it to us, rolled over us, we just didn’t match their energy level in the first game."

Presley Pahl led the TigerScots at the net with 29 kills and also contributed seven aces. Morgan Entze had a team-high 38 assists and also nailed seven aces. Mary Herbes was 34-for-34 serving and scored four aces. and Leanne Harnden led the team with seven digs.

Renee Baumann contributed 16 kills and a team-high nine aces, Tiffany Cain finished the night with 11 kills and Laina Fairchiled was perfect on 13 serves, four of them aces. Jordan Reger contributed 19 assists and four kills, Jessica Stevens chipped in with five kills and Haley Freske added four serving aces.

Helix played two other games and won them both, defeating Riverside 25-14, 25-15, and downing Pilot Rock 25-23, 25-19.

Chyanne Hack led the Grizzlies at the net with 19 kills and Addie Terjeson was perfect on 24 serves, two of them aces.

Mac-Hi results were not submitted.

Weston-McEwen is back in action Friday when it hosts Imbler, Oregon’s defending Class 1A state champion, in its home opener at 7 p.m.. The TigerScots will be in action again Saturday at the Northwest Invitational at Wa-Hi, which begins at 8 a.m.

Helix entertains Arlington Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and participates in a tournament in Heppner Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

Mac-Hi plays Saturday in a tournament at Riverside High in Boardman beginning at 10 a.m.


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