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Rainier’s Breana Edwards has hit the ground running as a freshman outside hitter with the University of Indiana volleyball team.

Earlier this month at the Penn State Invitational, Edwards was named to the All-Tournament Team after collecting 23 kills on a .286 hitting efficiency, made nine digs and two block assists in a 3-2 victory over Temple.

Edwards has appeared in eight matches for the Hoosiers and is second in kills with 97, third in ace serves with five, and fifth in digs with 49. She has also collected eight solo blocks and eight block assists.

In a recent 3-2 win over Ball State, Edwards had 17 kills and 10 digs. She also had 15 kills and two digs in a 3-1 loss to Northern Iowa.

Yoder shines with Knights

Woodland’s Haley Yoder, a junior middle hitter with Warner Pacific University volleyball, has 72 kills and nine aces while starting all nine matches this season. She’s also ranked 10th in the Cascade Conference in hitting percentage at .262.

Yoder had 13 kills and three block assists in a 3-1 win over Northwest Christian, notched 12 kills and three block assists in a 3-1 loss to Benedictine, Ariz., and collected 11 kills in a 3-0 loss to the College of Idaho.

Dyer solid with the Argos

Kalama’s Averi Dyer, a junior transfer outside hitter with the University of Providence in Great Falls, Mont., has appeared in eight volleyball matches. She’s ranked fourth in the Frontier Conference with 4.8 digs per set, and is fifth with 225 digs.

Dyer had a season-high 35 digs in a 3-2 loss to Embry-Riddle, 28 digs in a 3-2 loss to Mayville State, and 25 digs in a 3-1 win over Eastern Oregon University.

Bailey contributes at EOU

Former Lower Columbia College outside hitter/middle blocker Nina Bailey, now a junior at Eastern Oregon University, has been solid at the net for the Mountaineers this season.

Bailey has appeared in nine matches including two starts, and has collected 20 kills and 21 block assists. In a 3-2 loss to Vanguard University, she had four kills, four digs and five block assists. In a 3-1 setback to the University of Providence, she had four kills and two block assists.

Around the Northwest

Kelso’s Katelyn Brandenburg, a freshman middle blocker at Concordia University, is ranked 17th in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in hitting efficiency at .213. Through 29 sets, she has 41 kills, 25 digs and 19 block assists.

Another Kelso grad, Kendall Brochat, is a sophomore middle blocker at Edmonds College. Through 24 sets, she has 20 kills, six solo blocks and 16 block assists.

Ex-LCC outside hitter Sydney Eli, a sophomore at Everett College, has 19 kills, five assists and 10 digs through nine sets. She had a season-high 13 kills, four assists and five digs in a 3-0 win over Green River.

Nading wins at Ash Creek

Mark Morris grad Dustin Nading, a senior with the Western Oregon University cross country team, won the men’s portion of the Ash Creek Cross Country Race hosted by WOU in Monmouth, Ore.

Nading pulled away from a three-person pack in the final kilometer to win the 7,000-meter run in 21 minutes, 2 seconds. WOU won the meet with 21 points.

Young 2nd for Jimmies

Woodland’s Matthew Young, a senior with the Jamestown University cross country team, grabbed a second place finish in the MSU-Moorhead Twilight meet. Young placed second among 75 runners in the men’s Fred Dahnke 7k in 22 minutes, 25.8 seconds. Jamestown placed fourth among seven teams with 136 points.

In the recent Cobber 5k hosted by Concordia-Moorhead College in Moorhead, Minn., Young placed third in 16 minutes, 18.5 seconds.

Brumbaugh 20th at SF

Mark Morris grad Aaron Brumbaugh, a senior cross country runner at Santa Clara University, placed 20th in the men’s 8-kilometer race in 25:29.84 at Golden Gate Park’s Hellman Hollow Meadow.

Santa Clara placed third out of eight teams in the race.

Dalgleish, Bannister place

R.A. Long’s Sadie Dalgleish, and Ilwaco’s Eliza Bannister, running for Saint Martin’s College, placed in the top 20 in the women’s run in the recent Puget Sound Invitational at at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, Wash.

Dalgleish, a senior, placed 12th in the women’s 6-kilometer run in 27 minutes. Bannister, a freshman, finished 19th in 28:32.

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Sports Reporter

Rick is a 29-year veteran of The Daily News, and the lead Lower Columbia College athletics reporter. In addition, he tracks former area prep athletes and assists several other beats. He is a Mark Morris grad with a business management degree from LCC.

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