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Kane medalist in tourney

EAGLE POINT ' North Valley senior Sam Kane struggled on the putting surface, but managed to post a 7-over-par 79 to win the first all-Skyline Conference golf tournament of the year Tuesday at Eagle Point Golf Course.

Kane, the co-Skyline district medalist last year, played the 3,287-yard front nine in 41 and carded a 2-over-par 38 on the back to post the low score of the day.

But it was the Henley Hornets that put up the winning team number with a score of 356. North Valley was second at 357 and Hidden Valley third at 361.

I like the fact that we didn't play all that well and were still only one stroke back, North Valley coach Martin Connelly said. We had a two-stroke penalty because one of our guys played the wrong ball, so it could have been different. But Sam's a proven golfer and hopefully we can ride on his shoulders.

Kane, who finished seventh at last year's Class 3A state tournament, three-putted six greens, but still posted the only score in the 70s.

Henley, the defending Skyline district champions, had three golfers in the 80s. Derek Hunter scored 82 to lead the way. Marcus McDonald turned in an 85 and Blaine Corkill came in at 89.

There was a little bit of rain and little bit of wind, Phoenix coach Kyle Walker said. I thought the scores were reflective of the weather. There's some kids in our league that can go low, but this was the first tournament of the year and I think that was also a factor.

The 6,576-yard, par-72 Eagle Point course had seen quite a bit of rain over the past few days, but held up well, Walker said.

They had top-dressed the greens, so they were a little bit slow compared to what they will be later on, he said. It was cold all day long, but the course was in good shape.

Hidden Valley's Billy Muir posted an 85 to lead the Mustangs. Jared DeLay came in at 86. Illinois Valley's Gabe Kaminsky also finished at 86 to lead the Cougars. Phoenix's Nick Grimes led the Pirates with a round of 94.

HENLEY (356)

' Derek Hunter 40-42'82; Marcus McDonald 41-44'85; Blaine Corkill 44-45'89; Josh Hanks 53-47'100.

NORTH VALLEY (357)

'Sam Kane 41-38'79; Miles Hohnstein 43-44'87; Matt Price 45-47'92; Darren Clark 48-51'99.

HIDDEN VALEY (361) ' Billy Muir 44-41'85; Jared DeLay 44-42'86; Nick Orozco 45-44'89; Tim Simpson 55-46'101.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (375) ' Gabe Kaminsky 46-40'86; Dan Lebowitz 43-48'91; Andrew Seidler 48-46'94; Dillon Cavin 52-52'104.

MAZAMA (382) ' Joe Hardin 44-46'90; Brandt Kendall 48-42'90; Chad Clement 43-50'93; Jorey Stiles 51-58'109.

PHOENIX (392) ' Nick Grimes 48-46'94; Chris Troutman 50-48'98; Dave Moran 43-57'100; Nelson Keating 56-44'100.

ROGUE RIVER (483) ' Brian Murphy 56-50'106; Ryan Simmons 62-57'119; Matt Branch 61-58'119; Justin Tocher 68-71'139.

LAKEVIEW (INC) ' Daniel Hall 51-53'104; Josh Samples 56-50'106; Taylor Albertson 59-58'117.

Girls Golf

DISTRICT SIX OPENER '

At Quail Point, the wet weather didn't stop Hidden Valley from coming out on top in a six-team conference opener.

The Mustangs rallied for a team score of 426.

North Valley came in second with a score of 436, while Henley finished third with at 448.

Phoenix High junior Caroline Keating took medalist honors with a 43-44'87. Teammate Miranda Akermen was close behind with a 46-45'91.

TEAM SCORES ' Hidden Valley 426, North Valley 436, Henley 448, Phoenix, Illinois Valley, St. Mary's, Cascade Christian, Incomplete.

HIDDEN VALLEY (426) ' Karissa Bleser 51-48'99; Lu Emma Tate 57-50'107; Kelly Anderson 54-55'109; Amanda Tate 55-56'111; Mary Beth Head 52-65'117.

NORTH VALLEY (436) ' Carly Burris 47-49'96; Nicole Benton 47-52'99; Alex Blix 50-49'99; Kalin Ferrester 72-70'142.

HENLEY (448) ' Margot Durand 53-50'103; D'anne Crowder 57-55'112; Jennifer Nilsson 57-59'116; Jordian Weldon 62-55'117; Hanna King 62-60'122.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (Incomplete)

' Sarah Juveland 58-54'112; Jennesse Collette 67-57'124.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (Incomplete)

' Jessica McMann 58-58'116; Carley Tocker 65-60'125; Victoria Lopez 73-69'142.

PHOENIX (Incomplete)

' Caroline Keating 43-44'87; Miranda Akerman 46-45'91; Maddie Holcomb 52-53'105.

ST. MARY'S (Incomplete)

' Lauri Johnson 62-57'119; Magda Jensen 58-62'120.

Girls Tennis

SOUTH MEDFORD 5, MAZAMA 4 ' At Klamath Falls, South Medford captured three singles and two doubles matches to win its season-opener.

The match, originally scheduled for the Panthers' home court at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park, was moved to Mazama High.

SINGLES ' Rachael Hertzfeldt, M, d. Ashley Ingledew, 6-2, 7-5; Kelly Rulon, SM, d. Drea Martin, 6-2, 6-1; Eli Drosdick, SM, d. Amanda Lightner, 6-1, 6-3; Mandy Engler, SM, d. Kim Anderson, 6-3, 6-3; Erica Hawley, M, forfeit.

DOUBLES ' Tracey Solem-Jamie Murphy, M, d. Nicole Hoyal-Kendall Hess, 6-7 (7-4), 6-2, 6-1; Annie McConnell-Sarah Wells, SM, d. Stephanie Tripp-Jennifer Horton, 6-1, 7-5; Jennifer Sweigert-Andrea Sweigert, M, d. Kaileen Amish-April Olsen, 6-3, 6-4; Kelli Murphy-Christina Walund, SM, d. Cassandra Ray-Pam McQuillan, 10-7.

Boys Tennis

NORTH MEDFORD 6, KLAMATH UNION — ' At Klamath Falls, North Medford swept in the doubles matches to start off the season with a victory over Klamath Union.

The Black Tornado prevailed in the top two singles matches with Clint Russell and Dustin Lomis.

SINGLES'Clint Russell, NM, d. John Bogataly 6-1, 6-1; Dustin Lomis, NM, d. Matt Ryder 6-0, 6-2; Salvidor Garcia, KU, d. Mike Tice 6-3, 6-2; Kenny Blezims, KU, d. Shaun Prewitt 7-5, 6-2; Jack Chan, KU, d. Mike Whitman 6-4, 6-4.

DOUBLES'Mateo Mengis- Clint Russell, NM, d. John Bogatay-Mike Ryder 6-1, 6-2; Garrett Irira-Joesph Jackson, NM, d. Jack Chan-Brian Saxton 6-3, 6-0; Josh Doney-Garrett Johnson, NM, d. Aren Moffat-Sean Wehrly 6-2, 6-0; Aaron Hale-Bryant Ross, NM, d. Nick Bailado-Tomi Martinez 6-1, 6-1.