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Local Report:

OIT returns baseball after 10-year hiatus

Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) announced Monday the return of men's intercollegiate baseball beginning spring 2001.

After a 10-year hiatus from participation, the school is ready to hire a coach within two weeks and begin recruiting.

Men's baseball will rejoin the current OIT sports program that includes men's basketball, women's softball, soccer, volleyball, coed track and field and cross country.

Bear Creek Golf Course to host two tournaments

Bear Creek Golf Course will host two tournaments this weekend.

On Friday, nine local golf pros will take part in a horse race format, nine-hole tournament starting at 4:30 p.m.

In the horse race format, one player per hole will be eliminated, leaving two competitors to square off on the final hole.

The 40th anniversary, two-person best ball tournament will be Saturday at 8 a.m.

Registration is $60 per team which includes green fees and a post tournament banquet.

For more information, contact the Bear Creek Golf Course at 773-1822.

Medford YMCA slates benefit golf tournament

The Medford YMCA will host a four-man scramble golf tournament Aug. 13 at Cedar Links Golf Course.

A hole-in-one wins the new PT Cruiser or the 300M Sedan and a new set of Nicklaus Pro Carbon clubs.

Tournament proceeds fund scholarships for local families who qualify for scholarship services offered at the YMCA.

Registration deadline is Aug. 1.

For more information, call 772-6295.

Upsets reigned supreme Saturday at S.O. Dragway

Upsets occurred in many categories Saturday at the Southern Oregon Dragway, with high schoolers locked in a tight four-person quest for No. — in the local Summit Racing E.T. Series.

Tim Ferreira won the super pro division, with Dan Holscher winning the pro division and Mike Wescom taking the sportsman division.

Steve Herndon topped Jenny Bawden in the high school division, while Aaron Frei claimed the junior dragster division.

— Saturday's Results

SUPER PRO -1, Tim Ferreira, Ashland, ?98 Dragster; 2, Bill Baker, Klamath Falls, ?81 Dragster. Semifinalists: Steve Apted, Medford, ?67 Corvette and Kelly Skogseth, White City, 88 Dragster.

— PRO -1, Dan Holscher, White City, ?68 Chevy Impala; 2, Steve Froelich, Hornbrook, ?71 Dodge Demon. Semifinalists: Barbara Floyd, Mt. Shasta, ?64 Dodge Dart and Tod Allin, Medford, ?64 Chevy.

— SPORTSMAN -1, Mike Wescom, Medford, ?7 Chevy; 2, Tom Wilcox, Medford, ?70 Ford Maverick;

Semifinalist: Carol Hood, Phoenix, ?77 Monza.

— HIGH SCHOOL -1, Steve Herndon, Central Point, ?69 El Camino; 2, Jenny Bawden, Medford, 79 VW. Semifinalists: Clancy Mitchum, Gold Hill, ?68 Chevy Nova; Nick Martinson, Shady Cove, ?52 Chevy Pick-up.

— JR. DRAGSTER -1, Aaron Frei, Klamath Falls; 2, Patrick Crowl, Cottonwood. Semifinalist: Carrie Carpenter, Medford.

— CONSOLATION -1, Tom Crowl, Cottonwood, Dragster; 2, Ike Smith, Rogue River, ?67 Chrysler.

Superior Aquatics places 14th in 40-team tourney

COOS BAY — The Medford Superior Aquatics swim team had its 11 participants team to claim 14th place out of 40 teams at the 2000 Speedo 10-under Summer State Championship meet on July 15-16.

The team also had six individuals capture top-10 finishes.

Jamie Buckley, 9, took four top-10 spots with her high being third in the 200 meter freestyle. Buckley also placed fourth in the 50 freestyle, sixth in the 100 freestyle and eighth in the 50 butterfly.

Teammate Brittany Miller, 9, had two seventh-place finishes and three ninths. Miller placed seventh in the 50 and 100 freestyle, and ninth in the 200 I.M., 50 butterfly and 50 breaststroke.

Olivia Tylutki, 10, took third in the 50 backstroke and sixth in the 100 backstroke, while 10-year-old Stephanie Cendejas finished fourth in the 50 backstroke.

Alex Street, 10, earned a sixth-place finish in the 100 backstroke and 10th-place finish in the 50 backstroke, while eight-year-old Luke Tylutki also grabbed a 10th-place mark in the 25 backstroke.