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 Dec. 22
Cesar Chavez, Eagle Point boys basketball
The senior guard scored 23 points to lead the Eagles to the championship of the Myrtle Point Tournament in a 53-40 win over Myrtle Point. He made the all-tournament team.
Henry Cox, North Medford wrestling
The 106-pound sophomore pinned three straight opponents, then decisioned Michael Bresser of Henley, 6-4, to win his division at the Grants Pass Winter Kickoff and improve to 8-1.
Kade Benton, St. Mary’s boys basketball
The senior guard/forward amassed 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists as St. Mary’s defeated Ashland 56-43 in a nonconference game.
Ashley Bolston, South Medford girls basketball
The senior forward went for 33 points, 13 steals and six rebounds in the top-ranked Panthers’ 83-55 victory over Willamette, the No. 1 team at the Class 5A level. She scored 19 in the first half.
Becca Heard, Crater girls basketball
The senior guard scored 17 of her career- high 26 points in the first half of a 57-29 nonconference victory over Ashland. She made 11 of 16 field goals and added six rebounds and six steals.