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 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.