North Medford High wrestling coach Phillip Lopez isn't the type to get carried away.
Kylie Howson, Ashland softball; Kenzie Nielsen, Eagle Point softball
This was the first AOW tie.
Howson, a senior pitched a complete game and went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs as Ashland beat Philomath 5-2 to end a six-game losing streak. She held the Warriors to one earned run on eight hits and struck out two.
Nielsen had big games in a pair of same-day wins, 9-3 over Hidden Valley and 22-3 over Springfield. She was 2-for-4 in the first game and 4-for-4 with four runs in the second. (Week ending March 31)