by Randy Parks
The Burns volleyball team won all three of their pool play matches and then knocked off La Pine and Lakeview in bracket play to win the Lakeview Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Burns opened up pool play with a solid 25-8, 25-8 victory over Tulelake, Calif.
The Hilanders played Modoc, Calif., in the second round and came away with a 25-10, 25-11 win.
In the third round, Burns put away the Mountain View JV team 25-21, 25-13.
In the first round of bracket play, Burns cruised past La Pine 25-9, 25-8.
In the championship match, Burns downed the Honkers in two games, 25-19, 25-19.
For the tournament, the Hilanders’ Taylor Crafts recorded 29 kills, 14 aces, 15 blocks, seven digs and one assist; Catherine Clemens had 35 kills, nine aces, eight blocks, and 35 digs; Madison Carson 15 kills and 12 blocks; Carli Feist eight kills, five aces, 20 digs and two assists; Mariah Ribeiro three kills, 11 aces, two blocks, 11 digs and 72 assists; Baylee Hanner two kills, 18 aces, 21 digs and one assist; Madison Woodworth one kill, two aces, 39 digs and one assist; Kaylea Friedrichsen four kills, four blocks and three digs; and Abby Nonnenmacher one dig.
The Hilanders hosted Ridgeview on Tuesday, Sept. 16 in non-conference action. Results were not available by press time.
Burns opens up league play Thursday, Sept. 18 when they travel to Imbler.
Burns came up short against Madras on Thursday, Sept. 11, losing to their non-conference foes in three games, 14-25, 16-25, 16-25.
The White Buffaloes got off to a fast start in the first game, reeling off the first seven points.
Leading 12-5, Madras scored the next five points to go up 17-5.
Following a side out, the Hilanders picked up a little momentum. With Madison Woodworth serving, Burns scored the next five points to close the gap to six.
The White Buffaloes then ended the run and pulled away for the win.
The second was close in the early going, with Burns holding a one or two point lead most of the time. With the score tied at 10-10, Madras went on a four point run and never trailed again on their way to the victory.
The White Buffaloes dominated the third game, taking a 10-3 lead and never letting Burns get any closer the remainder of the game.
The Hilanders knocked off La Pine in three games on Tuesday, Sept. 9, winning 25-21, 25-17, 25-10.
The Hilanders knocked down 31 kills in the match, led by Clemens with 12, Crafts with seven and Carson with six.
The Hilanders recorded 73 digs, led by Woodworth with 31, Clemens with 13 and Ribeiro 10.
Ribeiro also had 24 of the team’s 27 assists.