MCKENZIE BRIDGE, Oregon (STPNS) -- McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

There are no scheduled Varsity contests this week.

McKenzie Athletes Touted At Fall Sports Awards Ceremony

The McKenzie High School Athletic Program held its annual Fall Sports Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, November 18, in the High School cafeteria. Teams and athletes were highlighted by their coaches for their accomplishments this fall season on the field, the race course, and the court.

The Eagle’s 2014 football program finished 2-7 on the season and ranked 34th in the final OSAA State 1A rankings. Head Coach Neil Barrett as to recapping the season stated, “The team showed a dedication to improvement and sportsmanship while representing the community with class and character.” Coach Barrett added, “A special thanks to the seniors for their dedication to the football program.”

The Eagles honored senior running back/linebacker Eric Huffman twice with the Defensive Most Valuable Player Award and the Special Teams MVP. Sophomore quarterback/defensive back Chanse Hamlow was the recipient of the Offensive MVP award. Senior tight-end/defensive back Trevor Evans was tabbed for the Most Improved Player award, senior Jeffrey Bayer (offensive line/defensive end) was given the Most Inspirational Award and freshman Codee Clark (offensive line/defensive line) took home the Scout Team MVP award.

McKenzie senior Volleyball players Buggy Hiddleston and Katey Totten set new Eagle Varsity Volleyball records this season to highlight McKenzie’s overall 20-12 record and Second Round appearance in the 2014 OSAA State 1A Volleyball Championships. The Eagles finished the season ranked 15th in the final OSAA State 1A rankings. In fact, McKenzie’s record for the past 5 seasons stands at 59-11 (Mt. West League record) and 126-49 (overall record).

Totten erased Karissa Harbick’s 2009 kill record (349) with 392 recorded kills this season and also overcame Harbick’s 2010 blocks (69) and points (538) standards in a single season with 98 blocks and 617 points respectively.

Hiddleston broke Kaili Swetland’s 2008 serves attempted (435) and serves successful (409) records with new marks of 446 serves attempted and 410 serves successful. The 2014 McKenzie Volleyball Most Valuable Player award was given to Hiddleston. The setter/middle blocker also was honored with the Most Inspirational Player award.

Totten (middle blocker) took home the Best Offensive Player award and senior libero Hayley Jackson was tabbed for the Best Defensive Player award. The Most Inspirational Player award went to freshman setter Katelynn Caulley.

Two Coaches Awards were given, to senior outside hitter Taylor Quirk and to sophomore outside hitter/middle blocker Miyanna Hayes. Players recognized for leading the team in respective stat categories were Aly Heins (serving percentage leader, 97.6%), Tamera Satchell (serve receive leader, 340), Totten (digs leader, 299), and Hiddleston (service aces leader, 89 and assists leader, 549).

Mt. West League Update

The Mt. West Football League qualified three out of the eight quarterfinal teams in the 2014 OSAA State 1A Football Championships, including the number one ranked team in the State, Lowell. Four teams from around the State remain alive from this past weekend’s games and will participate in the Semi-Final Round. None of those remaining teams are from the Mt. West League as all three, Yoncalla, Triangle Lake, and Lowell, were defeated and their seasons finished.

Sherman, out of Moro and the number two seed representing the Big Sky League, jumped on Lowell early in the first half to build a 26 pt. lead, much earned from the Huskies hard nosed defense which forced and took advantage of Red Devil miscues. Lowell didn’t go down easy, however, and nearly caught Sherman, but the Huskies managed the clock well down the stretch, winning 50-42, and advance to face Camas Valley next Saturday, November 22, at Liberty High School, in Hillsboro. Kick off is set for 4:00 pm.

Camas Valley, representing the Skyline League number one seed, easily eliminated the Mt. West League number two seed, the Triangle Lake Lakers, winning 66-20. The third seed from the Mt. West League, Yoncalla, traveled the greatest distance for its quarterfinal game and after losing to Adrian, the number one seed from the High Desert League, by a score of 64-8, the Eagles have a lot of time to reflect on their fine season.

The Adrian Antelopes will hook horns with Dufur, at Liberty High School, with kickoff slated for 6:00 pm. Dufur qualified by handing Wallowa, out of the Old Oregon League, a 72-20 thrashing.