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Rogues add former Grizzly, Beaver Max Gordon to staff

Ashland High and Oregon State alum Max Gordon has joined the Medford Rogues as an assistant coach, the West Coast League team announced Tuesday.

Gordon helped Ashland claim its lone Class 5A state baseball championship as a senior in 2008 then played three seasons at Oregon State. Starting in center field as a senior, Gordon helped the Beavers advance to the College World Series.

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I have been given by the Rogues," Gordon said in a statement. "I think this will be an exciting and fun summer for myself, the Rogues and the southern Oregon baseball community as well as its fans. I can't wait to get started and help in bringing home the hardware to southern Oregon."

Gordon will be the baseball operations manager for the Rogues, who compete in the 12-team WCL, a collegiate wood-bat league that boasts teams from Medford to Kelowna, B.C.

Gordon batted leadoff and played center for the Grizzlies' 2008 state championship team and later did the same for the Medford Mustangs when they placed second in the American Legion AAA World Series.

"Max is a great addition to our staff and we're lucky to have him aboard," Rogues general manager Chuck Heeman said. "He'll be an assistant coach on the field and also take care of a lot of our player-related administrative work off the field. He knows and can identify the local talent we may be able to tap into and he knows the game. Max will do a great job for us and we're happy he's a Rogue."


Centennial Golf Club team triumphs at national tourney

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A team from Centennial Golf Club captured the 2013 TaylorMade OB Sports National Team Championship Sunday.

The eight-person team — divided into four two-person teams — shot a final-round 199 for a two-day total of 405, good for a seven-stroke victory in the net competition.

Members of the winning team were professional Chris Daggitt, Darrell Flora, John Kandaris, Mark Wilson, Glen Clark, Jay Kemp, Dave Husel and Joe Mahar.

Quail Point, Centennial's sister course, placed second at 412, and a second Centennial team tied for third with a score of 413.

There were 30 teams representing 25 golf clubs affiliated by the management company OB Sports. It was played at McDowell Mountain and Tatum Ranch golf clubs.


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