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football tickets

available to public

General admission tickets for two of the University of Oregon's four available home football games have been placed on sale at the Casanova Center ticket office and through Ticketmaster.

Non-reserved seats for the Ducks' games against Texas-El Paso (Sept. 11) and Nevada (Sept. 18) are on sale for $18 for adults and $9 for children 2 years old through high school and for senior citizens.

Reserved seats for those contests and Pac-10 home games with Arizona State (Oct. 30) and Washington State (Nov. 6) remain on sale for $27.

To order by phone, call (541) 346-4461 or 1-800-Webfoot.

Single-game tickets can be ordered through Ticketmaster at retail outlets, or by calling 503-224-4000, or through its website at .

skaters shine in

world rec team event


. -- A six-skater contingent from The RRRink fared well in the Ice Skating Institute's World Recreational Team Championships earlier this month.

The RRRink squad, coached by Elena Kruykova, placed 30th out of 93 teams.

There were 1,800 skaters from 133 rinks worldwide.

Four skaters competed at Level 4:

— Shawn Haggard, 14, placed first in freestyle (13-14 male) and — spotlight-drama (13-16 male). Noah-Paul Thacker, 13, was first in freestyle (13-14 male) and — spotlight-light entertainment (13-16 male). Lynnette Park, 10, took third in spotlight-light entertainment (10 — female) and sixth in the freestyle (10 female). Veronica Morss, 7, placed second in freestyle (7 female) and third in — spotlight-light entertainment (7 female). —

Haggard and Parks combined for third place in the Level 2 pairs (7-16), while Thacker and Morss claimed fourth place.

At Level 1, Scott Linden, 9, was first in freestyle (9 male) and second in spotlight-light entertainment (9 male).

Alexa Linden, 4, was first in the Alpha level freestyle (4 female).

place third

in soccer tournament

The Rogue Valley Vipers U-13 boys soccer team took third place in the Hall Memorial Invitational held Aug. 14-15 in Santa Rosa, Calif.

The Vipers posted a 2-1-1 record against four premier level California teams.

The Vipers faced the Novato Avengers in the third-place playoff game. The score was tied at — after 70 minutes of regulation and overtime.

The Vipers won the ensuing penalty kick shootout 4-1, with Kevin Potter, Matt Bladek, Beto Cabrera and Chase Doyal hitting four consecutive shots.

Goalie Mike Belzberg made a crucial diving save on Novato's third kick, setting up Doyal's game-winner.

In round-robin play, the Vipers tied the Davis Galaxy 1-1, defeated the Sacramento Chargers 2-1 and lost to the Santa Rosa Magic 4-0.

Cabrera, Bladek and David Struckmeir were chosen as the team's most valuable players for the tournament.

The Vipers finished their summer tournament schedule with a 13-2-2 record.

scores an ace

at Eagle Point GC

Denny Walters, who has been playing golf for only three years, notched his first hole-in-one Friday at Eagle Point Golf Course.

Walters, playing with Mike Parsons, pulled off the feat on the 154-yard 13th hole. He used an 8-iron.

Medford win,

going to Pebble Beach

A team of Medford golfers won the Cadillac Invitational Golf Tournament at the Bend Golf and Country Club Aug. 8-9 and earned an invitation to play in the national event at Pebble Beach Resort in January.

The Medford group of Timothy Mort, Jim Garrison, Al Lange and Jaraed Warner posted a winning gross score of 57 among a field of 128 players.

The charity tournament benefits the National Kidney Foundation of Oregon and Washington.


announce officers

The Medford Women's Bowling Association has announced its 1999-2000 officers and directors.

Kathy McCullough remains the president, Toni Ann Edwards becomes the first vice president, Shirley Koozin is the second vice president, Kris Schulz is secretary, Tracy Caster is treasurer and Bernice Charley is sergeant-at-arms.

The directors are Marilyn Beyering, Debbie Gibson, Barb Henderson, Joyce Meadows, Tresa Sprague, Sam Blackwell, Debby Bettencourt and Nancy Lounder.