• Harding, Simms lead Ashland boys to victory

  • ASHLAND — Cole Harding and Gus Simms won two events apiece and Taos Cadarette-Stewart added a first- and second-place finish to power the Ashland High boys swim team past Henley, Phoenix and Cascade Christian in a nonleague four-way Wednesday at the Southern Oregon University pool.

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  • ASHLAND — Cole Harding and Gus Simms won two events apiece and Taos Cadarette-Stewart added a first- and second-place finish to power the Ashland High boys swim team past Henley, Phoenix and Cascade Christian in a nonleague four-way Wednesday at the Southern Oregon University pool.
    Henley edged both Phoenix and Ashland in the girls team race, with Cascade Christian phenom Breanna Sapienza recording two more victories.
    Harding, a sophomore, prevailed in both the 50-yard freestyle (23.58 seconds) and the 100 freestyle (51.94), while Simms, a senior, touched first in the 100 butterfly (53.34) and 500 freestyle (5:13.28).
    Cadarette-Stewart, a junior, won the 200 individual medley in 2:29.32 and placed a distant second behind Simms in the 500 freestyle (6:03.12), while also swimming a leg for Ashland's victorious 200 medley relay team.
    Harding, Simms and Cadarette-Stewart, along with Alex Sukles, also delivered a victory for Ashland in the 200 freestyle relay, as the Grizzlies racked up 142 points to more than double runner-up Phoenix (60) in the team race.
    In girls action, Sapienza, a junior, won the 500 freestyle (24.93) and 100 breastroke (1:08.66).
    The Phoenix girls won all three relays, including an impressive victory by the 200 freestyle relay team. In that race, Kylee Burks, Olivia Sanchez, Lauren Speaks and Alyse Darnall clocked in at 1:46.84, less than a second off the winning time at last year's Class 4A state meet.
    Also for the Pirates, Speaks broke Kelsey Nelson's 2003 school record in the 100 breastroke (1:14.42).
    BOYS
    TEAM SCORES — Ashland 142, Henley 60, Phoenix 54, Cascade Christian 9.
    200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Ashland (Jackson Davis, Brandon Vaughan, Taos Cadarette-Stewart, Elijah Ballantyne), 2:02.26; 200 FREE — Alex Sukles, Ash, 2:03.25; 200 IM — 1, Taos Cadarette-Stewart, Ash, 2:29.32; 50 FREE — 1, Cole Harding, Ash, 23.58; 100 FLY — 1, Gus Simms, Ash, 53.34; 100 FREE — 1, Cole Harding, Ash, 51.94; 500 FREE — 1, Gus Simms, Ash, 5:13.28; 200 FREE RELAY — 1, Ashland (Cole Harding, Alex Sukles, Taos Cadarette-Stewart, Gus Simms), 1:36.39; 100 BACK — 1, Devon Lancaster, Ash, 1:11.61; 100 BREAST — 1, Miles Furuichi, Ash, 1:11.56; 400 FREE RELAY — 1, Ashland (Cole Harding, Alex Sukles, Miles Furuichi, Gus Simms), 3:35.54.
    GIRLS
    TEAM SCORES — Henley 95, Phoenix 82, Ashland 80, Cascade Christian 14.
    200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Phoenix (Kylee Burks, Lauren Speaks, Emily Samudio, Olivia Sanchez), 2:02.70; 200 FREE — 1, Lexi Healy, Hen, 2:11.73; 200 IM — 1, Leta Spradley, Hen, 2:22.62; 50 FREE — 1, Breanna Sapienza, CC, 24.93; 100 FLY — 1, Aunika Torres, Hen, 1:05.45; 100 FREE — 1, Alyse Darnall, Phx, 55.15; 500 FREE — 1, Leta Spradley, Hen, 5:37.06; 200 FREE RELAY — 1, Phoenix (Kylee Burks, Olivia Sanchez, Lauren Speaks, Alyse Darnall), 1:46.84; 100 BACK — 1, Alyse Darnall, Phx, 1:03.28; 100 BREAST — 1, Breanna Sapienza, CC, 1:08.66; 400 FREE RELAY — 1, Phoenix (Kylee Burks, Emily Samudio, Olivia Sanchez, Alyse Darnall), 3:57.79.
    ROSEBURG 37, NORTH MEDFORD 26 — At Roseburg, North Medford got a strong effort from its lightweights in the Special District 4 dual.
    North's Tyler Pearson kicked things off with a 16-0 technical fall victory over Kylan Highfill in the 120-pound bout. Henry Cox (106) pinned Taylor Spence in 1 minute, 15 seconds and Austin Mitchell (113) pinned Josh Dill in 3:33 to close the dual.
    At 195 pounds, Skyer Black earned a 13-7 decision over Roseburg's Jesse Webb in his first varsity match.
    Reid Shipley (170) picked up a 10-2 major decision win and Trent Wilson (182) prevailed 4-3 for the Black Tornado.
    106 — Henry Cox, NM, pinned Taylor Spence, 1:15; 113 — Austin Mitchell, NM, pinned Josh Dill, 3:33; *120 — Tyler Pearson, NM, tech. fall Kylan Highfill, 16-0; 126 — Chad Jones, Ros, tech. fall Nico Baldovino, 17-2; 132 — Peyton Mesa, Ros, dec. Cole Hornbrook, 9-7.
    138 — Brody Faas, Ros, tech. fall Dylan Wedman, 18-2; 145 — Cameron Mesa, Ros, pinned Ryan Leach, 3:00; 152 — Reed Van Anrooy, Ros, won by forfeit; 160 — Isaac Hartwick, Ros, pinned Wyatt Westfall, 1:31.
    170 — Reid Shipley, NM, major dec. Max Hane, 10-2; 182 — Trent Wilson, NM, dec. Will Reddekopp, 4-3; 195 — Skyler Black, NM, dec. Jesse Webb, 13-7; 220 — Tyler Kailiuli, Ros, dec. Jacob Kasper, 3-2; 285 — Isaiah Smith, Ros, dec. Tyler Baird, 2-0.
    * starting weight
    SOUTH MEDFORD 14, CRATER 5 — Preston Carney and Cy Jenson combined for nine goals and three assists to lead South Medford, which held an 8-1 advantage after one period at The RRRink.
    Carney scored five goals and dished out one assist, and Jenson added four goals and two assists for the Panthers, who improved to 4-3.
    South also received strong supporting efforts by Ryan Lund (two goals, two assists), Terrence Cheeseboro (two goals, one assist) and Phillip Newsome (one goal).
    For Crater, JR Keyser had three goals and Dustin Gomez two goals and one assist.
    Panthers' goalie Jon Lines had 24 saves.
    South Medford 8 4 2 — 14
    Crater 1 0 4 — 5
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