Goal prevention machine: Farr finishes glittering career at Corban

January, 2018 Posted in School, Sports & Recreation

James DayFormer Cascade High athlete Jordan Farr finished a record-shattering Corban University career as the Warriors’ undisputed master of the space between the pipes.

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Corban University star Jordan Farr, the former Cascade athlete, owns the goalkeeping record books for the Warriors. Doug Pfeiler, Courtesy of Corban University

The 6-1, 184-pound senior goalkeeper led the Warriors to the NAIA national tournament and shared defensive player of the year honors in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

Farr had nine shutouts and 77 saves for Corban, which finished 15-3-4 and was ranked as high as No. 5 in the NAIA. Farr finished his Warriors career with a school record 44 shutouts and a goals against average of 0.74. Farr has the top four marks for single-season shutouts and is ranked 1-2-3 and 5 on the list of goals against average.

His yearly best in shutouts is 12, achieved twice, and his top goals against average of 0.51 came in 2015.

A three-time all-CCC pick and two-time defensive player of the year, Farr also made the All-West Region squad this season.

Jordan’s younger brother Nic, meanwhile, continued to be a valuable contributor in the field for the Warriors. The 6-1, 180-pound junior played in all 22 matches, started 10 times and contributed two assists.

Here is a look at how other athletes from the area fared:

Justin Kruse, Cascade: The 6-1, 276-pound senior defensive end for George Fox earned first-team all-Northwest Conference honors after a season in which he had 5.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a blocked kick. Kruse, who helped lead the Bruins to a 7-3 record, had 17 solo tackles and 27 assists. He was honorable mention all-NWC a year ago.

Tyrell Williams, Cascade: The season is not yet over for the Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver. The 6-4, 205-pound third year player from Western Oregon has 35 catches for 611 yards and three touchdowns for the Chargers, who at 7-7 are one game behind the Chiefs in the AFC West with two to play.

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Hoops: The Regis boys are off to a 6-2 start under new coach Greg Oliver, who was an assistant under Tony Miller the past three seasons. The Rams are ranked No. 5 in a Class 2A top 10 that is riddled with Tri-River Conference teams. Western Mennonite (8-1) is third, 5-5 Kennedy is fourth and defending 2A champion Santiam (6-3) is eighth.

The Stayton girls are 4-3 and ranked No. 11 in Class 4A in their second year under coach Darren Shryock, also the Eagles’ athletic director. Stayton’s boys team is just 2-6, but the Eagles deserve credit for taking on the big boys in the Capitol City Classic at Willamette. The prestigious 16-team event included six Class 6A teams as well as four squads from out of state. Stayton lost to defending 5A champion Wilsonville and Corvallis before downing Class 4A Crook County. The Eagles closed the tournament Dec. 22 with a 62-51 loss against 5A Springfield.

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