Athletic directors at the Class 5A level have proven to be the most invested in controlling their own playoff destiny since a switch to the...
For the week ending Jan. 20
Preston Carney, South Medford hockey
The senior scored five goals and dished out two assists to power South Medford to a 10-6 Southern Oregon League win over Crater.
Aaron Heard, Phoenix boys swimming
Heard claimed three wins as Phoenix won the all-Skyline Conference meet for the 12th straight year, taking the 200-yard freestyle (2:11.33), 500 free (6:12.79) and swimming a leg on the winning 200 free relay.
McKensey Peters, North Medford girls basketball
The senior post had 20 points and eight rebounds to pace the Black Tornado to a 43-19 win over Crater, its first Southern Oregon Hybrid victory.
Alaina Thomson, Cascade Christian girls basketball
The junior post went for a season-high 22 points and added four steals to spark Cascade Christian to a 53-41 Southern Cascade Hybrid triumph.
Nate Walters, Crater wresting
The sophomore 132-pounder had a key pin in the No. 5 Comets’ 36-25 win over top-ranked Roseburg and had another pin in a title loss to No. 2 Oregon City at the Oregon Wrestling Classic.