The Toledo High School volleyball team, photographed prior to a win last week at Waldport, won its second straight 2A-4 Sunset Conference match Thursday, Sept. 16, in a four-game defeat of Bandon in Toledo. (Photo by Michael Heinbach)

TOLEDO — Things are trending in the right direction for the Toledo High School volleyball team, and head coach Crystal Taylor Hinds couldn’t have been more excited last Thursday night to play before a home crowd of Boomer backers.

After losing the opening set to 2A-4 Sunset Conference rival Bandon, Toledo rallied for its second conference win in as many matches with the 18-25, 25-13, 25-17, 25-13 victory.

“Our crowd was our highlight,” Taylor Hinds wrote in her media report. “We had a student section for the first time in two years, and it was fun to watch. Our school is truly about family, and when we are able to play in front of them and we can do it through this pandemic, and get the win, it is a pretty good night.”

After the Boomers upped their record to 2-0 in league matches and 3-3 overall, Taylor Hinds credited the Boomers with maintaining composure after losing the opening game.

“After that first set, they found their momentum and really worked hard together,” Taylor Hinds wrote. “It was fun to watch our front row crush some spikes and our back row dig as well as they did. Our serves were more consistent. It was a good night.”

Toledo was slated to host a Tuesday conference match against Myrtle Point, which entered 2-1 in league and 4-2 overall. The Boomers are also scheduled for a non-league match today at 6 p.m. against Taft in Lincoln City.



Eagles drop two at tourney

At Lebanon, Eddyville Charter lost both matches it played Saturday, Sept. 18, at the East Linn Christian Academy-hosted Eagle Volleyball Classic tournament.

The Eagles fell 25-15, 25-10 to Willamette Valley Christian and lost 25-23, 25-23 to the tournament hosts.

Eddyville Charter’s schedule included matches Monday at Mohawk and Tuesday at Siletz Valley.

Bumps, sets and spikes:

In other matches involving area schools played Sept. 16, Sisters scored a 25-8, 25-13, 25-20 win over Newport in a 4A-3 Oregon West Conference contest at Spangler Court in Newport, and Alsea nabbed a 3-1 home win in a 1A-3 Mountain West League match against Siletz Valley.

The Cubs (1-2, 1-5) were slated to continue their league schedule Tuesday at home against Cascade.

Siletz Valley, which fell to 0-1, 0-1, was scheduled Tuesday to host Eddyville Charter.

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