September 25, 2007

Redmond High School sports briefs

photo by Gary Newman/copyright Redmond Spokesman

Girls Soccer

The Lady Panthers improved to 2-1 in CVC soccer play Sept. 20 with a 4-0 win over North Salem.
Redmond had a 29-0 advantage on shots and kept the ball in play on the North Salem half of the field for most of the game.
Sarah Sorenson scored Redmond’s first goal about 20 minutes into the game from 25 yards, putting the ball into the net over the head of the goalie. She was assisted by Sydney Tucker. Tucker assisted Crystal Foster on another goal five minutes before the half.
Tucker improved the Redmond side of the ledger with another goal moments into the second half on an assist by Allison Coughlin. Foster scored a second goal on a pass from Chelsea Gibbs.
Redmond dropped its second CVC soccer match 5-0 at South Salem, Wednesday. The Lady Panthers trailed 1-0 at the half, but gave up two goals early in the second half. The game was rescheduled from Tuesday because of bus problems.
Redmond hosts West Salem Friday.

Boys Soccer

Redmond pushed its Central Valley Conference boys soccer record to 2-1 with a 4-1 win over North Salem Friday, Sept. 21. Redmond is 2-2 overall.
Renan Flores scored Redmond’s first goal late in the first half and started a trend, with two more goals following in the next seven minutes. Clinton Cranston followed with a goal in the 32nd minute and Stephen Gipson in the 34th. Cranston topped off the scoring with a goal in the 52nd minute. Andrew Velasquez contributed 10 saves.
Redmond knocked off defending Central Valley Conference champions South Salem 2-1 Sept. 18.
Slade Menold notched the go-ahead goal for the Panthers about 20 minutes into the game off a cross by Lucio Nemecio. Redmond went up 2-0 12 minutes into the second half with a goal by Junior Garcia with an assist by Clinton Cranston.
South Salem spent most of the second half on the attack, but didn’t score until Jose Reyes scored in the last five minutes.
“When we had the ball we played well,” said Redmond coach Hector West. “They’re a great team and they showed it a couple of times. They had a couple of good closes especially in the second half.”
The boys travel to West Salem Saturday.


Redmond took South Salem to four games Sept. 18, in a 3-1 loss to the Lady Saxons.
The Lady Panthers lost 25-16, 25-11 before pulling out the third game 16-25. Redmond led much of the fourth game before falling 25-20.
Hanna Durighello had nine kills and Taylor Rodby eight in the match.
Redmond dropped another CVC game at North Salem Friday. The Panthers carried the game to five sets, losing the opener 25-18 then winning 22-25 and 20-25. But North Salem pulled out the final two games 25-11, 25-9.
Redmond plays at West Salem Friday.

Cross Country

Kris Thomasberg took individual honors at the Cold Springs Invitational near Sisters, Sept. 19, but the rest of the Redmond girls team was disqualified for making a wrong turn on the course. Thomasberg ran the 5,000 meter race in 20:50.
Paden Snell led the Redmond boys with a seventh place finish in 18:52. Trent Pitts placed 11th in 19:43. Rounding out the top five, Jared Lambert was 13th in 20:06, Ryan Wilson 15th in 20:29 and Colby Whitaker 19th in 21:03.
Redmond travels to the Trask Invitational near McMinnville, Saturday. They compete in the Puma Invitational at Drake Park, Oct. 6.

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