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Medford boxers make it to semifinals, then lose

LENEXA, Kan. - Two Medford boxers were beaten in the semifinals of the Silver Gloves Championships.

Dennis Jackson was beaten by Alex Falcon of Lynn, Mass., in a three-round decision in the 165-pound division for 14-15 year olds on Friday night. Jackson's record fell to 4-3.

In the super heavyweight division (201 pounds and over) for 14-15 year olds, Medford's Mike Wilson lost a three-round decision to Josh Landers of New York City.

Three other Rogue Valley boxers - Daniel Boone Wyatt, Troy Wohosky and Pancho Esqueda - lost in Friday's opening round.

All five area boxers belong to the Bulldog Boxing Club.

It was a great opportunity for our kids, Bulldog coach Joe Pedrojetti said. Every fight we fought was very, very competitive and that's what we were looking for.

Pedrojetti said his boxers did very well, considering that their experience is limited to no more than about 15 fights.

Bowlathon is Feb. 21 at Ashland's Trinity Lanes

ASHLAND - The Ashland Elkettes are holding a bowlathon Feb. 21 at Trinity Lanes to benefit the Ashland DARE program, the Children's Advocacy Center and Dogs for the Deaf.

The benefit runs from 9 a.m. to noon and anyone wishing to sponsor a bowler should call 535-2395 or 535-9895 for information.

Heaton, Padilla havebig days at the lanes

Two Medford bowlers had outstanding days Saturday at the Medford Women's Bowling Association local tournament at Roxy Ann Lanes.

Tamera Heaton rolled a 247 game, which was 103 pins over her 144 average. For her efforts she will receive a WIBC watch.

The 247 game is the high game in tournament play to date and led her team into first place in Division II with a 3034 pin.

In Division I, Colleen Padilla's 670 series moved the team of Reliable Bookkeeping into first place with a 3152 pin count.

Padilla's series is the tournament's highest to date.

Doubles and singles events start today at Medford Lanes with the tournament wrapping up next weekend.