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 May 5
Maryssa Becker, North Medford softball
The senior pitched a one-hitter, struck out 12 and walked one in a five-inning, 19-0 SOH title-clinching win over South Medford in the first game of a twin bill. She was 4-for-4 with six RBIs in Game 2, a 15-5 win, and was 7-for-9 overall.
Matt Hedges, Ashland boys golf
The junior shot an even-par 72 to capture the 5A District 1 championship at Eagle Point Golf Club with a two-day 149. Birdies at the eighth and ninth holes enabled him to overcome a four-stroke deficit after Round 1 and win by one shot.
Carmen Mejia, South Medford girls track and field
In only her second career 800 meters, the senior held off a tough challenge to win at the Grants Pass Rotary Invitational. Her time of 2:15.17 put her fifth among 6A runners in the state.
Amanda Skaff, Phoenix softball
The junior shortstop hit her ninth home run of the season and went 3-for-4 in a 13-2 Skyline Conference win over Hidden Valley. She drove in two runs and scored twice.
Taylor Tibbets, Crater baseball
The junior led a Southern Oregon Hybrid sweep of Grants Pass, 2-1 and 7-5. His two-out RBI single in the fourth won it in Game 1, and he blasted a full-count grand slam in the nightcap.