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High school sports round-up for the week of Sept. 10: Veritas junior places seventh overall in 16:32.5

TUALATIN – Although Cam McChesney had a fantastic sophomore campaign, capped by a 10th-place finish at the OSAA 3A/2A/1A state cross-country meet, the Veritas standout was also frustrated not to post a new PR in 2017.

It took McChesney just two meets to make sure that won't be the case again in 2018, as he crossed the finish line in 16:32.5 to place seventh individually Saturday at the Tualatin Invite. The effort was good enough to break his own school record of 16:40.3, which he set as a freshman at the Regis/Stayton Invitational in 2016.

McChesney was one of three Vanguard boys in the varsity race Saturday, with Simmon Winnika coming in 86th in 20:14.45 and Eli Fitch finishing 119th in 23:21.43.

Veritas is young on the girls side and had three runners participate in the junior varsity meet Saturday, with Grace Wassei pacing the effort with a 31st-place effort (27.43.90).

The Vanguard will travel to Eugene Saturday to participate in the Northwest Classic at Lane Community College.

Football

St. Paul 64, Falls City 12 -- The Bucks (2-0) jumped out to a 38-6 lead in the first quarter and added another 20 points in the second before slowing things down in the second half of Friday's road win. St. Paul rolled to 475 yards of total offense, including 391 yards rushing. Mitchell Curtis had a breakout game, racking up 177 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries. The Bucks will travel to play rival Perrydale (0-2) Friday night.

Volleyball

Newberg 3, Century 1 – The Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Pacific Conference) picked up their first league victory of 2018 at home Sept. 6, besting the Jaguars (25-14, 25-19, 18-25, 25-13.

St. Paul 3, Willamette Valley Christian 0 -- The Bucks cruised to a 25-3, 25-3, 25-13 sweep Sept. 4. Isabelle Wyss had a team-high 10 kills and Karlee Southerland finished with 10 aces.

St. Paul 3, Jewell 0 -- Jordan Caldwell was a perfect 20-for-20 on serve, including four aces, to lead the Bucks (3-0) to a 25-8, 25-13, 25-9 road win Sept. 6.

Portland Waldorf 3, C.S. Lewis Academy 0 -- The Watchmen (1-6, Casco) focused on serving and finished with just four errors in a 25-8, 25-12, 25-23 loss Monday night.

Girls water polo

Newberg 12, Southridge 3 -- Hailey Day scored four goals in the decisive home win Sept. 5. Natalie Kisling and Stella Byles had two goals apiece.

Newberg 5, S. Eugene 2 -- Byles scored three goals and Nikki Rubottom had two as the Tigers pulled away in the second half Saturday.

Newberg 12, Beaverton 2 -- Day, Byles and Rubottom finished with three goals apiece in the lopsided win Monday night.

Boys soccer

C.S. Lewis Academy 4, Oregon School for the Deaf 2 -- Micah Grobey scored three goals as the Watchmen (1-1) jumped to a 4-0 lead before the Panthers scored a pair of late goals.

Cross-Country

Saxon Invitational -- Four of the Newberg boys' six runners posted new personal-best times, including Jonathan Rolfe, who led the effort with a 25th-place finish in 17:05, as the Tigers placed eighth out of 18 teams with 221 points. The Newberg girls were 11th out of 15 teams with 268 points. Abigail Hein was the Tigers' top finisher, crossing in 20:34 for to place 27th overall.

Girls soccer

Newberg 1, Madison 0 -- The Tigers picked up the program's first win since September 2016 after Ashley Morse set up Lezlie Guadarrama for a goal in the fifth minute.

Southridge 1, Newberg 0 -- The Skyhawks pulled ahead in an evenly-matched game with a goal in the 55th minute. The Tigers (1-3) created a couple of late chances but could not find an equalizer Monday night on the road.

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