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Fowler in second in golf tournament

SAND POINT, Idaho — Medford's Abby Fowler finished first-round play tied for second on Monday at the Pacific Northwest section PGA Junior Championship golf tournament at Hidden Lakes Country Club.

Fowler, a senior-to-be at South Medford High, shot a 4-over-par 75 and is tied with two other competitors. Brooke Jackson, of Shelton, Wash., is the leader with a 71.

I feel pretty good with how I played, said Fowler. I missed some shots here and there and missed some par putts, but I'm happy with where I'm at.

The winner of the tournament moves on to the national championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

The tournament concludes today.

KINNEY SHOOTS 83 AT U.S. GIRLS? JUNIOR -At North Plains, Medford's Tai Kinney shot a 12-over-par 83 on Monday in the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Girls? Junior Championship to leave her well off the lead at the 6,004-yard, par-71 Witch Hollow Course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

Kinney shot a 43 on the front side and a 40 on the back.

Defending champion Aree Wongluekiet, of Bradenton, Fla., is tied with Mary Ellen Grzebien Saunderstown, R.I., for the lead at even-par 71.

Grants Pass? Johnna Nealy shot an 81.

Play continues today with the second round before the field is trimmed to the low 64 scorers, who will advance to match play. The tournament runs through Saturday, when the finals will be televised by ESPN2.

— Basketball

OREGON ICE LOSE IN FINALE -At Las Vegas, the Oregon Ice 16-year-old all-star boys basketball team came up short in its title bid at the Las Vegas Grand Finale tournament.

The Ice handled the Portland Elite Legends, 64-35, in the semifinal game but fell 73-71 to St. Louis in the finale.

Against Portland, South Medford High's Ryan Heil led the way with 12 points while Eric Fiegi, also of South Medford, pulled down a team-high 15 rebounds. Philomath's Logan Garvin added nine points and nine assists.

Oregon led 46-40 at halftime of the championship game but started out cold in the second half.

Fiegi had 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Heil had two points to go along with a steal and an assist.