College update: Farr brothers shine for Corban soccer

January, 2017 Posted in Community, School

James DayCorban University turned in the best men’s soccer performance in school history this season with a ton of help from a pair of brothers from Cascade High. The Warriors finished with a  20-3 record, won the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA nationals in Delray Beach, Florida, before falling to defending national champion Rio Grande. The Warriors finished the year ranked 12th in NAIA.

Jordan Farr, a junior goalkeeper had a 19-3 record in goal for Corban with 101 saves and 10 individual shutouts – he shared an 11th clean sheet with backup keeper Jordan Salim.

Farr, a first-team all CCC selection, played 2,041 of a possible 2,086 minutes. His 35 shutouts are tops in school history and he has the top three single-season marks. Ditto for goals again average, where his career mark of 0.68 goals allowed per game leads the Corban record book.

Farr’s brother Nic, a sophomore forward, played in 21 matches and made 18 starts for Corban. He was eighth in the team in minutes played with 1,224 while scoring two goals and adding two assists.

Here is a look at how other athletes with Santiam Canyon area ties fared in college this fall season:

Kristen LaChappelle, a junior cross country runner from Cascade, battled injuries most of the season and was only able to compete twice for Corban, taking 22nd in the Cascade Conference preview meet in 22:21 and finishing 47th in 22:33.7 in the conference championships.

Sophomore Mackenzie Wier of Stayton recorded 68 saves in goal for the Chemeketa Community College women’s soccer team, while sophomore teammate Kayla Loukojarvi from Cascade recorded an assist.

Danyel Walling, a freshman goalkeeper from Cascade, played 110 minutes for Linfield, allowing one goal and making eight saves.

Three athletes from Cascade made the stats box for the George Fox football team. Junior defensive end Justin Kruse was fifth on the squad with 38 tackles, including five tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.

Two standouts on Cascade’s 2015 Class 4A state championship team also contributed. Wide receiver Cameron Molan caught six passes for 81 yards and a touchdown and added three tackles. Defensive lineman Aidan Littau was in on one tackle for loss.

Meanwhile, the season is not yet over for perhaps the most accomplished Santiam Canyon alum. With two games left in the regular season as Our Town went to press Tyrell Williams of the San Diego Chargers had caught 59 passes for 925 yards and six touchdowns in his second NFL season. The Cascade grad, who played his college ball at Western Oregon, is 10th in the league in average yards per catch and 18th in receiving yards.

Girls basketball: Darren Shryock led a pair of Silverton High boys basketball teams to third-place state tournament finishes in his 12 years coaching the Foxes. Now, Shryock is taking on the girls program at Stayton, where he also serves as athletic director. Shryock replaces Melissa Hollenbeck, who was 15-9 a year ago when the Eagles came within one game of advancing to the Class 4A state tournament.

This will be Shryock’s first opportunity to coach girls basketball, although he has experience coaching girls volleyball.

“My standard line is I watched my wife raise three girls,” he said, “so girls are not completely new to me.”

Stayton is 2-2 so far in non-league games and Shryock said “the girls are working hard. It is a different game, but the principles are the same. The team has some talent but not a lot of depth. The league should be tough., so  we will see how we measure up.”

Stayton opens Oregon West Conference play Jan. 17 at home vs. Philomath.

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