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Honor Roll


Bianca Montagnino

won the Oregon Coca Cola Tournament of Champions at Firebird Lanes in Salem.

Montagnino, a 17-year-old senior at Ashland High, finished with a score of 1,215. She averaged a 203 in qualifying and 202 in the finals.

Montagnino, who was the 2000 state champion, will next compete in Winter Haven, Fla., on July 6-12 with a chance at qualifying for the USA Junior Gold National Bowling Championship.

Matt Eilenberger

rolled an 806 series in the Invitational League at Medford Lanes last Monday.

Eilenberger bowled games of 248, 279 and 279. He holds a 205 average.

Melissa Eilenberger continued on her recent hot streak with a 725 series in the Thursday Night Scratch League at Lava Lanes.

Eilenberger rolled games of 208, 239 and 278.

Zach Prest

bowled his first 700 series in the Sparetimers League at Roxy Ann Lanes last Saturday.

Prest, 17, rolled games of 257, 253 and 205 for a 715 series.


The Medford Judo Academy had several competitors fare well in tournaments in Redding and Crescent City, Calif.

In freestyle competition held in Redding, Armano Gilbert and Jamie Biesanz finished with second- and third- place trophies, respectively.

At the Crescent City tournament, Medford fielded three teams in the advanced division of the kata portion and two individual competitors in freestyle.

Tim Burkett and Bryan Rodriguez both placed first and received the overall high score for all divisions. Armano and Josh Gilbert teamed up to take second.

Kassidy Hall and Lynsey Burkett took third and were the overall high-point winners for their combative sequence.

In freestyle, Troy Shehorn, who was recently awarded national-champion status, took first in the black belt division. Bruce Mason also competed in the free style and received the Dojo Hi Point Trophy.

Little League

Logan Odom pitched a six-inning no-hitter for the Mariners in a Medford National Little League game. Odom recorded 18 strikeouts and walked three as the Mariners defeated the Dodgers 5-0. Odom also hit two home runs.


The Rogue Valley Rebels softball team won three games Sunday to capture the three-day, eight-team 14-under ASA Black Tornado Tournament.

The same group won last year's title in the 12-under tournament.

The Rebels defeated the Roseburg Indians 6-3 in the finals.

Jill Jeter went the distance on the mound, striking out four, while giving up just three hits and walking none.

Haley Hevern went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while teammate Amanda Wells also added three hits with one RBI.

The Rebels took out the North Medford Black Tornado in the semifinals, 6-3.

Jeter yielded six hits to go along with eight strikeouts and no walks. Brooke Newsom led the offensive attack with a pair of RBIs.