Kordell Pillans

Photo Courtesy of Kordell Pillans

Mesa Community College’s Kordell Pillans sits in the locker room before a 2016 football game. 

Kordell Pillans suffered defeat for the first time this season. 

Sixth-ranked Mesa Community College fell in a shootout to No. 10 Snow College, 59-36 on Saturday in Mesa, Arizona. 

Mesa dropped to 2-1, 1-1 in the Western Schools Football League. 

Pillans, a sophomore starter on the offensive line, helped the T-Birds gain 415 yards — 330 through the air. Snow College accumulated 697 yards of offense — 423 on the ground.  


Kalameli Matautia started Northwest Athletic Conference play on a good note. 

The sophomore outside hitter for Columbia Basin College (Washington) knocked down eight kills in 23 attempts in her team’s sweep of Treasure Valley College on Sept. 11. 

The 2016 KHS graduate also tallied five digs and two blocks — one solo. 

Columbia Basin followed that match with a sweep of Yakima Valley on Sept. 13 to improve to 2-0 in the NWAC, 10-4 overall. Statistics for the Yakima Valley match were not available. 

Ryana Recustodio and Big Bend Community College (Washington) went 0-3 at the South Puget Sound Community College Tournament over the weekend. 

Big Bend (0-11) was swept by South Puget Sound and Skagit Valley and lost in four sets to Olympic. Statistics were not available for the tournament. 

The Riina sisters — Izzy and Mica — helped Providence Christian College (California) go 2-1 last week. 

Providence (6-8) took out California Institute of Technology and Simpson University in four sets and fell to Pacific Union College in five sets. Statistics were not available for the three matches.  

Cross country

North Central University (Minnesota) sophomore Raen Barcelon finished 167th in a competitive field at the Gil Dodds Invitational on Saturday in Wheaton, Illinois.

Barcelon, a 2016 KHS graduate, covered the 6-kilometer course in 30 minutes, 54 seconds. She was her team’s third finisher as the Rams placed 13th out of 13 schools.  

Women’s soccer

Esme Lopez was on the winning side of a pair of collegiate soccer matches over the weekend. 

Trinity Baptist College (Florida) defeated Toccoa Falls College 5-1 and Brewton-Parker College 3-1. 

Lopez, Kodiak’s first college soccer player, is a freshman midfielder for Trinity. 

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