Brendan Yu
Curry Coastal Pilot

Another fall sports season for the Brookings-Harbor Bruins is in the books following the conclusion of the boys soccer team’s Oregon School Activities Association playoff run.

Before the start of winter sports, here is a look back at how each of the teams did:

Football

The Brookings-Harbor football team has struggled for the past five years, and this year proved no different, with the Bruins amassing a winless record of 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the Far West League.

On average, the Bruins allowed opponents to score 38 points and lost by 31 points per game.

Brookings-Harbor’s best chance for a win came in its season finale against a similarly winless Siuslaw team, but the team fell just short, losing 31-26.

The Bruins will graduate seven seniors: Bailey Stamm, Josh S. Smith, Isaac Cooper, Tanner Wyatt, Jace Clingman, Alex Leavitt and Justin Vaginderen.

Volleyball

Like their football counterparts, the Brookings-Harbor volleyball team struggled to garner any wins and finished with a overall record of 0-15 and 0-10 in conference play.

The Bruins began the season with a competitive five-set loss to Bandon, but went on to be swept in all but one of the remaining matches on their schedule.

The Bruins will graduate five seniors: Malia Leddy, Hannah Humphrey, Barrieanne Fallert, Tisha Bailey and Olivia Runge.

Cross Country

After a slow start to the season, due to in part to the Chetco Bar Fire, the Brookings Harbor cross country tea, was forced to spent a good portion of the season participating in junior varsity races to get caught up to speed. As a team, the Bruins typically finished in the middle of the pack or the lower half of the rankings.

The Bruins, who did not have any female runners this year, were led by sophomore Zachary Abblitt all season Long. Abblitt logged personal bests of 17:44.0 and 17:17.7 in the 3 miles and 5,000 meters respectively.

Girls Soccer

A noticeably younger squad after the departure of several All-League seniors last year, the Brookings-Harbor girls soccer team finished with an overall record of 8-5 and 8-2 in the Far West League.

The Bruins began the season on a rough note, losing to top-ranked teams North Valley and Hidden Valley, but found their footing in conference play, only losing twice to North Bend. The Bruins season came to an end after a 1-0 loss to Henley in the play-in round of the OSAA playoffs.

The Bruins will graduate four seniors: Stephanie Birks, Emma Leonard, Abby Farmer and Kayla Watson.

Boys Soccer

The Brookings-Harbor boys soccer team had one of their most successful seasons in recent memory, becoming the first Bruin team since 2013 to go undefeated in the regular season and earn a season-high ranked of No. 1 on the OSAA boards.

The Bruins (13-1-2 overall, 9-0-1 Far West League) avenged last year’s playoff loss to Madras in this year’s quarterfinals, but were felled by defending champions Newport in the semifinals.

The Bruins will graduate eight seniors: Jaime Cruz, Sy Sirchuk, Ryan Botnen, Izaiha Bruce, Sam Broberg, Michael Kreger, Sterling Torrance and Bret Darger.

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