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Irving paces gymnasts

at Grants Pass event

Hailey Irving paced a group of Medford Elite Gymnastic Academy gymnasts last Saturday at the Spring Balloon Classic in Grants Pass.

Irving placed first in the Level 6 all-around competition with a score of 33.4. She won the vault (9.3) and beam (7.6) and finished second in the bars (8.1) and floor exercise (8.4).

Also in Level 6 action, Erica Guches placed second in the all-around at 33.2 and Caitlyn Harpold took fourth at 26.9.

Guches finished first in the floor exercise (8.45) and bars (8.65) and second in the vault (9.1) and beam (7.0). Harpold placed third in bars (7.1) and fourth in vault (8.25), beam (5.1) and floor exercise (6.45).

Other MEGA all-around results

Level 5

Age 7-9 -- 2nd, Caitlin Carlini, 31.55; 3rd, Heather Case, 29.75.

Age 10-11 -- 6th, Karissa Shurr, 30.15; 9th, Rachel Bornstein, 28.85.

Level 4

Age 7-9 -- 3rd, Lisa Rose Gagnon, 29.30.

Age 10-up -- 1st, Kinzie Towry, 33.4; 4th, Kelly Sporacio, 30.8; 5th, Ashley Alner, 30.55; 7th, Elizabeth Cotta, 29.65.

Campanelli, Van Hook gain basketball acclaim

EUGENE-- A.J. Campanelli and James Van Hook each garnered postseason acclaim recently for the Northwest Christian College men's basketball team.

Campanelli, a junior from Eagle Point, led the team in rebounding by grabbing nearly seven boards per game en route to the team's Most Valuable Player award.

Van Hook, a junior post player from Medford, was named the team's most spiritual player.

The Crusaders earned a 21-14 record and finished fourth in the National Small College Athletic Association's national tournament.

North Medford High sets May 11 meeting

A meeting is scheduled for North Medford High athletes -- and their parents -- who plan to compete next year.

It is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in the school gym.

Parents and students will get a chance to meet with coaches, receive schedules, pick up summer camp brochures and complete eligibility papers.

For more information, call athletic director Mike Kay at 776-8720.

Polk nabs honor as state's top AAU athlete

Missy Polk, 14, was named the 1999 Oregon AAU athlete of the year.

Polk, a freshman at Hidden Valley High, has won two national championships and has placed at the National Championships or the Junior Olympics every year since 1995. She has also been a member of the AAU Junior National Karate team which competed at the Junior World Karate Cup in Budapest, Hungary, the last two years.

Polk is also a member of the Club Northwest Gymnastics team. She has been involved in gymnastics since the age of seven and is currently competing at the optional Level 7.

Leagues forming for summer sand volleyball

Registration is being taken by the Medford Parks and Recreation Department for summer sand volleyball leagues.

Games will be played at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park. The season begins May 22.

The fee for a four-person team is $35, plus $6 for out-of-town players.

For more information, call 774-2400.

Boyea cards first ace recently at Cedar Links

Bill Boyea carded his first hole-in-one Wednesday at Cedar Links Golf Course.

Boyea aced the 160-yard fifth hole with a 5-iron.

Harvey James and Jack Armstrong witnessed the shot.