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advance in PP&K at Seahawks' game

Three local girls recently placed in the top five of the sectional Punt, Pass and Kick contest and will compete in team competition Sunday prior to the Seattle-Oakland NFL game in Seattle.

Brooke Newsom, of Central Point, and Medford's Caitie Seeley and Lisa Munyon will represent the Rogue Valley in the event sponsored by the NFL and Gatorade.

Newsom qualified in the age 8-9 girls division, with Seeley qualifying in the age 12-13 girls division and Munyon qualifying in the age 14-15 girls division.

The competition consists of one punt, one place kick and one pass, with the total distance added together to determine a final score.

The top three placers in each division Sunday will receive awards between the third and fourth quarters of Sunday evening's NFL game, which will be televised on ESPN.

The winners in each age division will have their scores compared with other team-competition winners, with the top five advancing to nationals during an NFL playoff game.

Ninety-four boys and girls began the competition in Medford in October. Sectional competition was comprised of 78 Southern Oregon entrants.

sets record with 64 at Stewart Meadows

Nate Webb, a 17-year-old senior at South Medford High, established a Stewart Meadows Golf Course record when he shot 64 Wednesday.

Webb shot 32 on each side of the par-70, nine-hole course, playing from blue tees each nine. He birdied seven holes -- 1, 5, 8, 10, 11, 17 and 18 -- and bogeyed one, the 13th.

His playing partners were Bill Branham, Fred Hanstein and Tim Hartsough.

The previous record of 65 was held by Dirk Collins, the course's assistant pro.

tournament set for Medford Lanes

The Southern Oregon Merchants Masters bowling tournament will be Saturday and Sunday at Medford Lanes.

The top bowlers from Southern Oregon and Northern California will vie for a purse of $15,000.

The first-place prize is $1,700.

A pro-am tournament will be Friday at 5 and 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the top bowlers will attempt to qualify for Sunday's final match-play competition.