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Rouhier, Jacobson lead Eagles in SOC net win

GRANTS PASS — Dani Rouhier had 10 kills and Brenna Jacobson added eight to lead the Eagle Point volleyball team to a 11-15, 15-7, 15-7 Southern Oregon Conference win over Grants Pass on Wednesday.

The Eagles, who won at least one game from every team in the SOC except Roseburg, finished 3-11 on conference a year after winning only two league games.

Kara Stuart also had seven kills and four blocks while setter Aubrey Harrington led the way with 25 assists.

— Lewis falls 4 yards shy at driving championship

MESQUITE, Nev. — Medford's James Lewis launched a drive 351 yards but came up 4 yards shy of advancing past the first round at the World Long Drive Championships last weekend.

Victor Johansen of Sweden upset defending four-time champion Jason Zuback of Clagary, Alberta, Canada for the title. Johansen, who reached 414 yards in the semifinals, settled for a 315-yard drive into a 25 mph headwind in the finals.

— Pratt, Roberts garner 800 series in bowling

Don Pratt and Neal Roberts both rolled an 800 series recently at the Medford Lanes and Lava Lanes, respectively.

Pratt rolled a 300 game Wednesday in the Commercial League to go along with games of 248 and 257 for an 805 series.

Roberts, of Medford, bowled his first-ever 800 series during Sunday Twilighters action at Lava Lanes.

Roberts rolled a 278, 277 and 248 for an 803 series. He holds a 206 average and earlier this season rolled a 737 and 757 series.

— Four-lane bowling center available at V.A. Dom

WHITE CITY — A four-lane bowling center at the V.A. Domiciliary is available for use by the public every third Sunday of the month.

Reservations to bowl with the veterans are necessary due to the limited space. Signup sheets are available at area bowling centers.

For more information, call Gene and Nancy Lounder at 772-3775.

S. Oregon Masters take aim on Friday

The sixth annual Southern Oregon Merchants Masters bowling tournament will run Friday through Sunday at Medford Lanes.

The Pro Ams start Friday with junior bowlers getting underway at 5 p.m. and adults and seniors at 8 p.m.

A field of 100 is expected for the regular tournament. Qualifying times are 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

After two three-game sets by each bowler, the field will be cut to 52 and, after three more games each, it whittles down to 32.

Those left are seeded into a double-elimination bracket and begin play at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. They?ll roll two-game sets until a champion emerges.

Some spots are still available with adults entry fees at $16 and $10 for seniors.

For more information on entering the pro-am or the Merchant Masters, call Bill Brickey at 772-2682.