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 Oct. 13
Seth Arena, Eagle Point football
The senior running back gained 276 yards on 21 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 56-35 Midwestern League win over Thurston. He had fourth-quarter TD runs of 93 and 59 yards.
Karlee Britton, Cascade Christian volleyball
The senior outside hitter had 16 kills and five aces as the Challengers remained unbeaten in the Southern Cascade Hybrid with a 23-25, 25-8, 25-17, 25-21 victory over Rogue River.
Ty Fox, Crater football
The senior quarterback led the Comets to their first win, hitting 26 of 45 passes for 392 yards and seven touchdowns in a 63-34 Southwest Conference win over Thurston. Four scores went for more than 25 yards.
Hector Rocha, Phoenix boys soccer
The senior goalkeeper made three diving shootout saves as Phoenix turned back Henley 1-0 to keep alive the Pirates’ hopes of winning a third straight Skyline Conference title.
Ray Schireman, North Medford boys cross country
The senior shattered the school record he set two weeks earlier with a time of 15:28.2 in placing sixth in the George Fox Classic. He trimmed nearly 16 seconds off the record.