Banks, Braves, Sports

This week in Banks sports: Football, volleyball, cross country and more (Sept. 30 – Oct. 6)

The Banks Braves Logo. Photo: BSD

Banks – The fall sports season is upon us, and along with a host of other school activities in Banks and Roy, we’re committed to covering all the sports happenings of our students and athletes in the region. 

Got a photo, sports news tip, or a special shout out for the achievement of a deserving student from Banks or the surrounding areas? Let us know at [email protected]!

This week we’re looking toward several sporting events surrounding the Banks High School teams and athletes. 

Next week, we’re hoping to add more school and sports events for our readers with students at St. Francis in Roy. Bear with us as we finalize exactly how this feature will look in the coming weeks – have a suggestion? Let us know at [email protected]!


It’s been a strong start to the season. The defending state champion team and #1 team in the 4A division has four games — and four wins — under their belt so far, with their most recent victory coming at the homecoming game on Friday, September 27 31-7 over fellow Cowapa League members the Tillamook Cheesemakers.

Present for the victory was hometown hero Washington County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Jeremy Braun, wounded in a shooting while on duty near Hagg Lake this summer

Braun is recently out of the hospital and on the road to recovery. 

Varsity football will play Astoria on Friday, October 4 at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Memorial Hospital field in Astoria. 

In Junior Varsity news, the Braves are down a game after a loss to Marist Catholic on Monday, September 23, losing 16-44. The JV team will play Tillamook on Monday, September 30 at 6 p.m. at the Tillamook High School, with a home game following that on Monday, October 7 at 6 p.m. against Astoria.


The varsity team is six games into a winning streak, 9-2 overall, most recently beating Astoria 3-2 on Thursday, September 26. They’ll head to Valley Catholic next for a Monday night game at 6:45 p.m. on September 30, with a home game against Warrenton on Thursday, Oct 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Banks. 

Girls Soccer 

Girls soccer has an overall record of three wins against two losses so far; their last game, against Tillamook, was a 3-2 win for the Braves. 

They’ll next play against Astoria at the CMH field on Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m., and against Valley Catholic on (also an away game) Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

The boys team hasn’t met the same level of success as the girls, with no wins to their five games played yet. They lost to Tillamook on Thursday, September 26 4-0.

The boys have two games coming up, both in Banks. At Kelley Field, they’ll play Astoria on Monday, September 30 at 6:45 p.m., with a game against Valley Catholic on Wednesday, October 2 at Sunset Park starting at 4:15 p.m.

Cross Country

The Banks Boys Cross Country Program have an event at Trojan Recreation Park on Thursday, October 3 with Astoria, Rainier, and St. Helens starting at 4 p.m.

The Banks Girls Cross Country Program don’t have any meets this week, but will be at Champoeg State Park on Friday, October 11 with Harrisburg, Newberg, and South Albany at 1 p.m.

OSAAToday Podcast

The Oregon School Sports Association (OSAA) has launched a weekly podcast this year to track high school activities throughout the state. More information can be found at The first episode went live on Sept. 24, and will be updated weekly, according to OSAA. 


For a full listing of student athletes and coaches, visit the Banks Braves OSAA web page. This week, we’re highlighting the Banks Braves Volleyball teams.


Number, Name, Grade

1 Halle Vandomelen 12

2 Emma White 12

3 Kinley Hoag 12

4 Cassidy Jansen 12

5 Haylee Jackson 12

6 Nya Johnson 10

7 Graci Eddy 10

8 Lindsey Beck 12

9 Izzy Applebee 11

10 Noel Herb 12

11 Sierra Jackson 10

13 Mackenzie Warren 12

Junior Varsity

Number, Name, Grade

1 Abbi Cox 11

2 Hailey Evans 9

3 Samantha Losli 9

5 Riley Standley 10

6 Taylor Vanaken 9

7 Sydney Maller 10

8 Alex Saunders 9

9 Rilee Emira 10

10 Hayden Rockwell 10

11 Sierra Jackson 10

12 Madison Walker 9

13 Chesnie Lovelady 9

17 Graci Eddy 10

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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