REEDSPORT — North Douglas finished third at the Les Schwab Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday at Reedsport High School.

The 1A Warriors (9-2) defeated Lost River 16-25, 25-22, 15-10 in the third-place match. Earlier, N.D. lost to 2A Coquille 25-10, 25-19 in the semifinals and defeated 2A Weston-McEwen 25-21, 25-23 in the quarterfinals.

Abby Whipple had 18 kills, 18 digs and 29 assists on the day for the Warriors. Arianna Helgren chipped in 32 assists, 24 digs and 12 kills, Rilie-Jo Olds contributed nine kills, four aces and four blocks, Natalie Draeger had eight kills, eight aces and 18 digs, and freshman Samantha MacDowell made 40 digs.

"It was a good tournament for us," said North Douglas coach Anne Campbell. "We did a nice job coming back against Lost River."

The Warriors resume Skyline League play Tuesday, traveling to Riddle to meet the Irish and Pacific.

Sports Editor Tom Eggers can be reached at 541-957-4220 or email

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