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Bieghler rolls another 800 series

For the second straight night, Medford's Jason Bieghler on Thursday rolledan 800 series at Trinity Lanes in Ashland.

After posting his first career 800 on Wednesday, the 1997 Southern OregonAll-Stars rookie of the year returned to the scene of his accomplishmentto roll an 811 in the Junior-Adult League on Thursday.

For perspective, Bieghler's 821 Wednesday and the 811 are the only two800s bowled this year in the Rogue Valley Bowling Association ­ a groupthat includes some extremely accomplished bowlers.

This is weird, said Bieghler. I don't know what itis. It's hard enough shooting one 800, let alone two.

Bieghler, the 1995 Medford Lanes junior bowler of the year, recordedgames of 278, 255 and 278 Thursday.

After shooting one last night, I thought it might be hard breaking180 tonight, said Bieghler. I've been acting like I'm in practicerather than bowling in a league. I bowl better when I practice by myself.

Bieghler credits part of his success to extra practice in preparationfor the Oregon Bowling Association doubles tournament in a few weeks inGrants Pass and for the Southern Oregon All-Stars series that begins inSeptember.


ALLRED 16TH PLACE ­ At Trophy Club, Texas, and after posting hisbiggest career victory in last week's U.S. Junior Amateur Championship,Ashland's Jason Allred is eight shots back in the American Junior Golf AssociationBoys Championship this week.

Allred, 17, is tied for 16th place with an even-par 216 after Thursday'sthird round on the Hogan Course at the Trophy Club Country Club.

Leif Olson of Golden, Colo., leads with an 8-under 208. Kevin Stadler,son of PGA player Craig Stadler, is in second at 210.

Allred has carded rounds of 75, 71 and 70 on the par-72 course.

The fourth and final round of the medal-play tournament is today.

HOLE-IN-ONE ­ Doc McIlvaine of Medford scored a hole-in-one on the134-yard eighth hole at Stone Ridge Golf Course Wednesday.

He used a 9-iron to make his first ace in 37 years of golfing.

Witnesses were Ken Gentry, Monk Karterman and Bill Branham.


OJAI, Calif. ­ The Northwest Select Southern all-stars advanced tothis morning's semifinals of the Cream of the Crop girls basketball tournamentwith a 68-57 victory over the Ventura Stars.

Fifth-seeded Northwest (15-5) plays the top-seeded Metro Mirage fromthe San Francisco Bay Area, a team it beat 85-81 in pool play, at 9 a.m.today.

Eagle Point's Becky Gregory paced Northwest with 14 points, includingfour 3-pointers. Roseburg's Sarah Wolf chipped in with 12. Pam Frei of GrantsPass scored eight of Northwest's first 12 points.

The Oregon squad gets a boost today when three North Medford playersreturn from team camp at nearby Pepperdine University.


The Phoenix Junior Lady Pirates ASA B 12-under fastpitch softball teamreceived an at-large bid to the Western Area Nationals Aug. 6-10 in Canby.

There are three different national tournaments for this division. The32-team double-elimination tournament will feature teams from 11 Westernstates.

The Lady Pirates finished the season with a 29-11 record. Phoenix placedsecond in the state tournament and finished 10th at regionals.

To help the team through donations, send checks, payable to Junior LadyPirates, in care of Bill Shearin, to 2555 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford, 97504.For more information, call Shearin at 773-5632.

PENDLETON OUSTED ­ Kahalu-Kaneohe, Hawaii, defeated Pendleton, 8-0,in the finals of the Division — 14-15-year-old Senior Little League softballtournament Thursday at Medford American Little League Fields.

Hawaii advances to regionals Sunday in Salem.


Dan Olmstead won the second of four 5-kilometer races Wednesday at BearCreek Park.

Olmstead, last week's winner Robert Julian and Jason Young battled throughoutthe race, but Olmstead prevailed in 16 minutes, 5 seconds. Julian was secondat 16:31 and Young third at 16:45.

Bonnie Havens was the top female with a mark of 20:07.

The third race in the series will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bear CreekPark.