Local stars compete for state teams
Several local athletes excelled this past weekend during high school all-star events in baseball and basketball.
Cascade Christian's Tim Alvarez and Eagle Point's Mike Newmann played key roles in the Washington-Oregon all-star baseball series at Hudson's Bay High in Vancouver, Wash.
Alvarez laced a two-run triple to right field in the first game of the doubleheader, a 9-5 Oregon win.
The Cascade Christian standout was tabbed with the loss in the second game, however, after taking the pitching mound in the seventh inning and then giving way to Matt Paulsen in the ninth.
Newmann chipped in with a home run in the second game, but it wasn't enough as Washington used an RBI single in the ninth to win, 7-6.
In State-Metro girls basketball action in Salem, Crater's Emily Wiley and North Medford's Ashlee Giles helped the State squad to a split in the two-day event.
Wiley scored nine points and Giles added seven in an opening 79-65 loss Friday. The following night, Wiley notched 12 points and Giles 10 as the State won, 76-57.
In Class 3A girls action, Rogue River's Shae Wright and Mindi Yost helped the East squad to a split in their basketball series with the West. Wright had a team-high 14 points and Yost added two points in Saturday's 77-68 win.
Wright had 10 points and Yost four in Friday's 76-66 loss.
In Saturday's Class 4A boys action, Eagle Point's Phil Garrett and North Medford's Jeff Zimmer combined for 15 points in a losing cause as their State squad was swept by Metro, 94-80. Garrett had eight points and Zimmer added seven for State.
Henley's Tim Frost helped his team to a sweep Saturday by scoring 10 points in the East team's 110-98 win.