Southern Oregon netters earn all-region honors
Three Southern Oregon University volleyball players were named Region I all-stars Monday.
Shelley Gorin, a junior defensive specialist from Garden Valley, Calif., made the first team.
Jamie Csoros, a senior setter from Coos Bay, made the second team.
Sabrina Garboden, a junior, was named to the all-defensive specialist team.
The region is comprised of Cascade and Frontier conference schools and three independents.
Mindy Wallis and Joe Houck, both region champion Concordia University, were player and coach of the year, respectively.
Bennett helps Dixie State to national soccer title
ST. LOUIS — Tennille Bennett, a former North Medford High player, was named to the all-tournament team at forward while helping Dixie State College win the National Junior College Athletic Association women's soccer championship Sunday.
Dixie State, of St. George, Utah, defeated two-time defending champion Monroe College of Rochester, N.Y., 3-2 in double overtime.
Bennett, who had a goal and an assist earlier in the tournament, didn't score in the final.
Bryson Gutches rolls to prestigious mat crown
TULSA, Okla. — Bryson Gutches of Central Point won the 92-pound, 15-and-under division championship in the Cliff Keen/Tulsa Kickoff Classic Saturday.
Gutches, cousin of former world champion and Olympian Les Gutches, won all five of his matches
The Scenic Middle School eighth-grader defeated Jake Swenson of New Mexico, 6-0, in the finals of a 24-man bracket.
Gutches opened against James Aschenbrenner of Illinois and pinned his opponent in 2:15. Next, Gutches pinned Daniel Stockton of Oklahoma, also in 2:15. In the quarterfinals, he eased past Casey Ledford of Oklahoma, 12-4. In the semifinals, he pinned Lance Ledesma of Oklahoma in 4:20.
Brock Gutches, a 9-year-old 64-pounder, won four out of six matches in a field of 26. Zach Giesen of Grants Pass, a 12-under 84-pounder, won four of six matches as well.
Calkins records his first ace at Stewart Meadows
Clay Calkins scored his first hole-in-one in 20 years of playing golf Monday when he aced the par-3 No. 7 hole at Stewart Meadows Golf Course.
Calkins struck his tee shot with a 3-wood on the white tees on the 156-yard hole. The ball landed on the lower ledge of a two-tier green and rolled to the top shelf before dropping into the cup.
The feat was witnessed by Calkins? playing partners Don Cline, Stu Vernon and Ron Mack.
Men's over-50 hoop signups under way
The Medford Parks and Recreation Department will take team and inidividual registration for men's over-50 basketball through Dec. 1.
Cost is $200 per team and $25 per individual.
League play starts Jan. — at the South Medford High east gym.
For roster forms or other information, call 774-2400.