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North Marion roundup: Christian Parr clocks career best in Monmouth

The senior leads the Huskies at the Ash Creek XC Invitational at Western Oregon University.


by: COLIN STORM / FILE - Christian Parr (137) clocked a career-best time to lead the North Marion boys cross-country team Sept. 14 at the Ash Creek XC Invitational in Monmouth.Christian Parr led the North Marion boys cross-country team to sixth place out of 17 teams Sept. 14 at the Ash Creek XC Invitational at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

The senior placed eighth in a field of more than 160 runners, clocking a career-best 16 minutes 47 seconds on the 5,000-meter course. His previous personal best was 17:05.17.

The Huskies ended up with 207 points, finishing behind Corvallis (60), Marist (85), Valley Catholic (97), Liberty (130) and Newport (157).

Other scorers for North Marion included sophomore Colin Barrow (35th, 17:51), senior Ben Hanberg (40th, 18:00), junior Elbert Giron (42nd, 18:02) and senior Grant Barrow (102nd, 19:34).

The Huskies’ only representative in the 3,000-meter varsity girls race was senior Hannah Surcamp, who clocked a 12:52 to place 45th out of more than 150 competitors.

North Marion’s season continues Sept. 25 at a 16-team invitational at Willamette Mission State Park, about 20 miles southwest of Aurora. Varsity running begins at 5:30 p.m.

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The North Marion football team edged Yamhill-Carlton on the road Sept. 13, improving to 2-1 in nonconference play.

The Huskies, who lost to Stayton-Regis in their opener before bouncing back with a win over Tillamook at home Sept. 6, climbed above .500 for the first time this season with their performance against the Tigers (0-3).

With the game tied at 14-14, North Marion scored two touchdowns to pull away before Yamhill-Carlton added its final points midway through the fourth quarter.

The Huskies will wrap up their nonleague slate at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 against Junction City, which they have defeated in each of the last three seasons.

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The North Marion volleyball team is still searching for its first non-tournament victory after hosting an invitational Sept. 14 in Aurora.

The Huskies started last week with a 3-0 (15-19, 25-16, 25-14) loss to Astoria at home Sept. 10. They faced Seaside on the road two days later, taking the first set but succumbing in a 3-1 (14-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-22) setback.

At its home tournament, North Marion defeated La Pine 2-0 (21-7, 21-11) and fell to Ridgeview 2-0 (25-12, 25-17).

The Huskies enter their Tri-Valley Conference slate with a Sept. 19 home match against La Salle Prep (3-2).

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The North Marion boys soccer team continued its successful preseason with a 5-1 thrashing of Cottage Grove on the road Sept. 12.

The Huskies (2-0-1) had outscored their opponents 12-4 through three games.

They were slated to host Class 5A foe Silverton at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 before entering league play against La Salle Prep at home at 4 p.m. Sept. 19.

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The North Marion girls soccer team has seen a little bit of everything in preseason play.

After a narrow victory against Tillamook and a loss to Banks in their home opener, the Huskies fought Cottage Grove to a 4-4 tie at home Sept. 12.

North Marion was scheduled to wrap up its nonconference slate on the road at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 against Class 5A foe Silverton before facing La Salle Prep in its Tri-Valley Conference opener on the road at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19.




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