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boosters to hold meeting tonight

The Ashland High Athletic Booster Club will meet tonight in the high school's English Lecture Hall.

The budget committee meets at 6:30 p.m., followed by the general membership at 7.

Club members, parents of athletes and fans are welcome.

Video of Ashland game against Grants Pass Friday will be shown, with commentary from coach Jim Nagel.

For information on the club, call president Susie Brown at 488-8647.

places 12th in Ironman Canada

Shady Challman of Ashland placed 12th recently in the Ironman Canada competition in Penticton, British Columbia.

Challman, 50, was one of 107 athletes in his age division. The event drew a total of 1,966 entrants.

The Aug. 30 competition comprised a 2.4-mile swim in open water, a 112-mile bicycle leg and a 26.2-mile run.

Challman, a veteran triathlete competing in his first ironman event, covered the race in 12 hours, 28 minutes, 55 seconds. He qualified for Ironman Hawaii, the most prestigious of such competitions, but doesn't plan to enter.

Christian Bustos of Chile was the overall men's winner in 8:54:42. The women's winner was Lori Bowden of Canada in 9:20:35.

for Gym Rats basketball team slated

The Southern Oregon Gym Rats AAU boys elite basketball squad will stage tryouts Sept. 23 and Sept. 26 for players ages 12-and-under and/or in grades 5 and 6.

Players from Medford, Central Point, Gold Hill, Rogue River, Eagle Point, Talent, Phoenix, Ashland and Grants Pass are eligible.

Tryouts will be at the Southern Oregon University small gym in McNeal Hall on Sept. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Sept. 26 from 4-6 p.m. Potential participants must make at least one of these tryouts.

Cost for the tryouts is $2. A waiver/release form must be signed by each participant's parents prior to the player being allowed to try out.

For a waiver/release form or more information, contact coach Stan Talbott at 541-488-4654 or coach Rick Cornelius at 541-552-0976.

hits hole-in-one at Stewart Meadows

Dave Caup of White City nailed his first hole-in-one at Stewart Meadows Golf Course on Tuesday.

Caup used a 5-iron to sink the ace on the par-3 No. 7 hole. The ball landed 6 feet in front of the cup and rolled straight in, Stewart Meadows assistant pro Dirk Collins said.

He's only been playing golf for two years, but he made his first eagle a week and a half ago, Collins said. He's pretty pumped up.