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Youth hockey classes begin today at rink

Bulldogs host major boxing bout tonight

Some of Medford's Bulldog Boxing Club's top fighters will step into the ring tonight at the Olsrud Arena at the Jackson County Expo.

Troy Wohosky, Ricky Gallegos, Lionel Leon and Mike Wilson are scheduled to compete in a card drawing clubs from California, Oregon and Washington.

Wohosky, 14, is a national Blue and Gold champion and is a two-time Silver Gloves silver medalist.

Gallegos, 17, is a Blue and Gold champion and earned a bronze medal in the national junior Golden Gloves. He is also a regional runner-up and state Golden Gloves winner.

Leon, 19, is a Golden Gloves regional champion and is scheduled to appear in the May 1-7 national Golden Gloves tourney in Detroit.

Wilson, 17, is one of the top amateur superheavyweights (201-plus) in the country. He was a finalist in the Western Olympic Trials and boasts a 34-6 record.

Sacramento Police Athletic League, West Portland Boxing Club, Knott Street Boxing Club, Self Defense Boxing Club of Klamath Falls, Grand Avenue Club of Portland, Tacoma Boys Club and Ashland Boxing Club are slated to bring fighters.

Tickets are $8 and available at Joseph Winans Furniture. For information, call 773-2248.

A six-week learn-to-play-hockey class begins today at 2:15 p.m. at the The RRRink in Medford.

Cost is $55 and includes all required equipment and skate rental. This class, which runs from 2:15-3 p.m. each week, is for beginners. It will focus on skating basics, stick handling, passing and informal games.

For more information, call hockey director John Rotar at 776-2842.

Steve Hilgendorf of South Medford and Chris Weyers of North Medford have opted to test their basketball mettle at Linfield College.

Hilgendorf, the Panthers' point guard the past two seasons, and Weyers, a reserve guard for the Black Tornado, will have to try out for Linfield since the university doesn't offer guaranteed scholarships.

Dauenhauer, Gibson fare well at tourney

Jessica Dauenhauer and Holli Gibson each posted strong marks last Sunday at the Oregon Junior Classic Tournament at Town and Country Lanes in Keizer.

Bowling in the A division, Dauenhauer placed third in the finals after advancing in fourth place.

The 17-year-old Ashland resident now advances to the Tournament of Champions in June in Portland.

Gibson, 15, advanced to the A division finals in second place and finished fourth in the finals. The Central Point resident has already qualified for the Tournament of Champions and is in second place for the five-person all-star team.

In boys action, Michele Rutigliano, 17, made the cut in sixth place and has already qualified for the Tournament of Champions.

April Everist is the fourth local bowler to have qualified for the prestigious tournament.

Local bowling team just misses record

The Brickey's Pro Shop bowling team finished two points shy of a state record recently at the Oregon State Bowling Association's 59th Championship Tournament in Hillsboro.

Team members Andy Magerle, Jon Magerle, Jason Holman, Bill Brickey and Allan Reyes posted a total of 3,335 in winning the Division 2 team event.

Hite shoots an 80, wins Ladies tourney

Cheryl Hite edged Trea Hicks for the gross championship Thursday in StoneRidge Ladies Club action at StoneRidge Golf Club.

Hite posted an 80 to beat Hicks by four strokes in the 16-hole throw-out tournament.

In the net competition, Yogi Schwob nudged out Janet Marlega for the title in a tiebreaker after both scored a 67.