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Honor Roll

Bowling

Four local competitors were recently named the Medford Area YABA Junior Bowlers of the Year for Lava and Medford Lanes.

Lucas Padilla

and Kayla Tallman

were selected for Medford Lanes, while Zach Zurlinden

and April

Everist

received the honor from Lava Lanes.

Padilla, a 17-year-old attending South Medford High, has been a YABA member for 11 years and holds a 193 average in the Bowler Coasters League. He rolled his first 300 game in to win the city tournament singles title.

Tallman, a 14-year-old North Medford High student, has a 148 average in the Lucky Strikers League ' a 14-pin improvement from a year ago. She helped her team place first in the city event and won doubles and all-events crowns.

Zurlinden, 20, graduated from South Medford in 2000 and has competed in the Generation X League for the past two years. He once rolled four consecutive 700 series and has five overall, while notching two high games of 278.

Everist, a senior at Crater High, where she was the bowling team president, has also served as the Generation X League and Generation Gap League president the past two years. She was named to the Southern Oregon High School Bowling Tournament all-star team this year and has recorded a high series of 666 and high game of 240.

The South Medford High girls bowling team finished fifth last weekend at the Oregon State High School Bowling Tournament at Hollywood Bowl in Portland.

The Panthers, who placed second in their district, held the fourth-place slot after the qualifying round on Saturday.

Team members for South were Stephanie Knight, Jessica Cutteridge, Michele Troutman, Estella Padilla, Amber Rennick, Olivia Cortez, Michele Lunsford

and Brittney Noyes.

The North Medford girls took sixth in the consolation bracket.

Eugene's Frank Schnebly defeated Central Point's Bob Korth

in the finals of a Southern Oregon Seniors Tournament at Willamette Lanes in Oakridge.

Schnebly shot a 233 to Korth's 176. Korth took out Gene Osborne, 234-216 in a second-round match, then ousted Grants Pass' Mick

Prulhiere, 220-216, to reach the finals.

Medford's Lela

Larkin

finished seventh, while Dick

Kyker

(Central Point) took 12th and Jerome

Lee

(Medford) 13th.

Southern Oregon Seniors

At Willamette Lanes

1, Frank Schnebly, Eugene, &

36;405.00; 2, Bob Korth, Central Point, &

36;350.00; 3, Mick Prulhiere, Grants Pass, &

36;300.00; 4, Gene Osborne, Canby, &

36;255.00; 5, Lonnie Sanborn, Chiloquin, &

36;215.00; 6, Bob Humbert, Junction City, &

36;185.00; 7, Lela Larkin, Medford, &

36;160.00.; 8, Ken Wick, Springfield, &

36;140.00; 9, Jerry Williams, Vancouver, Wash., &

36;120.00; 10, Rod Mooers, Junction City, &

36;100.00; 11, Cliff Kettle, Yreka, Calif., &

36; 90.00; 12, Dick Kyker, Central Point, &

36;80.00; 13, Jerome Lee, Medford, &

36;75.00.

John Ross

rolled a 300 game in the Tuesday Nighters League at Lava Lanes on Feb. 25.

Ross also notched games of 204 and 201 for a 705 series.

Gary Roberts

posted a 300 game in the Commercial League at Medford Lanes.

Josh Ridinger

shot a 300 game in the Buzzsaw League at Lava Lanes.

Jason Bieghler

rolled a 300 game in the Buzzsaw League at Lava Lanes on Feb. 27.

Bieghler, whose teammate, Chuck Hinks,

posted an 805 series, added games of 236 and 266 for an 802.

Dale Matheny

bowled a 299 game in the Commercial League at Medford Lanes on Feb. 26.

Lela Larkin

fired a 279 game in the team event of a Rogue Valley Women's Bowling Association tournament on Feb. 23.

Larkin added games of 239 and 247 for a 765 series.

Jerome Lee

bowled back-to-back 800 series during a Northwest Senior Tour event at Lakeshore Lanes in Albany.

Lee, who had an 814 and 804, averaged a 269 over six games.

Basketball

The South Medford White

boys eighth-grade AAU team defeated Crater, 80-46, in the league championship game last weekend.

South broke open a close game midway through the third quarter to finish the season at 27-2 with three tournament titles.

The Phoenix Bucs

eighth-grade AAU boys team took first place at the fourth annual Klamath Basin tournament held March 1-2 at Mazama High School.

After opening with a pair of wins on Saturday, the Bucs overcame a loss to Henley and battled back with wins over Mazama and Henley to claim the tournament title. The Bucs downed the Hornets 63-55 in the championship game, in which Dustin

Smith

hit a half-court shot at the first-quarter buzzer, and Smith, Joe

Reyes

and Josh

Dungannon

were perfect at the free-throw line in the final minute to seal the victory.

The Bucs (20-7) finished their season winning 14 of their last 15 games, including three tournament titles.

The South Medford

seventh-grade traveling Panthers team took first in the Central Oregon Shootout held at Summit High in Bend last weekend.

The Panthers defeated the Bend Bobcats in the title game, 44-36, to close out an undefeated weekend of play at the tournament.