Too big, too strong and too fast could best describe the Sutherlin Bulldogs straight set victory over host Oakland in a non-league volleyball match Tuesday night on the Oakers home floor.
Amanda Hutchings led the way as the Bulldogs got their 2008 season off to a successful start with the 25-19, 25-23 and 25-15 win.
The two other county teams in the Far West League also won non-league match-ups. Douglas beat visiting Myrtle Point in four games and South Umpqua Junior Shelby Bay had five kills and three digs in the Lancers 25-15, 25-18 and 25-14 victory at Illinois Valley.
Elsewhere, the Roseburg Indians traveled to 5A Ashland and disposed of the Grizzlies in three games, Bill Gauer's Yoncalla Eagles downed Elkton, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-20 and Days Creek beat county rival Glendale in four games.
In local soccer action, the Roseburg boys shutout Sprague, 3-0. The RHS girls weren't as fortunate losing to Summit, 3-1.