North Medford High wrestling coach Phillip Lopez isn't the type to get carried away.
ASHLAND — Ashland's boys and girls water polo teams defeated Medford in nonconference matches at the Southern Oregon University pool Tuesday.
In the boys contest, Cole Harding scored eight goals to lead the Grizzlies to an 18-7 rout in their season opener. Ashland also received a solid effort from Jordan Renteria (two goals, one steal) and two goals apiece from Devon Lancaster and Luke Abell.
In the girls game, Sabrina Scoggin (four goals, five assists, four steals), Maddy Longshore (five goals, five steals) and Sadie Kasiah (four goals, four steals) helped the Grizzlies defeat a coed team 17-3 to improve to 2-5 on the season.