North Medford High wrestling coach Phillip Lopez isn't the type to get carried away.
For the week ending April 21
Stephanie Croy, Cascade Christian girls track
The junior distance runner set a personal best by nearly 17 seconds in winning the 3,000 meters at the Crater Rotary Classic. Her time of 10:48.85 has her No. 2 in the 3A ranks.
Seth Gretz, Rogue River boys track
The senior hurdler won the 110- and 300-meter events at the Crater Rotary Classic with times of 14.93 and 40.15 seconds, respectively. He was fourth in the pole vault at 13-0 and with those marks leads the 3A in the 110 and vault and is second in the 300.
Mckinzee Merrill, Eagle Point softball
The senior tossed a three-hitter and the as the Eagles downed Class 5A Southern Oregon Hybrid rival Ashland 10-0 in six innings. Merrill walked just one and forced mostly groundouts.
Dylan Pearce, Crater baseball
The sophomore pitcher struck out 11 of second-ranked North Medford’s batters in a 4-3 Southern Oregon Hybrid victory. He went the distance, allowing three hits with two walks.
Blake Spencer, North Medford boys track
The senior ran the state’s second-fastest 800 meters and improved on his career best with a time of 1:54.96 in the Oregon Relays.