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NV's Blix tops Keating for District 6 medalist

Prep Roundup

Alex Blix of North Valley earned medalist honors Tuesday in District 6 girls golf at Stewart Meadows Golf Course.

Blix shot an 89 to finish three shots ahead of Phoenix's Caroline Keating.

Keating, who had been unbeaten in league play, had difficulty on the back nine of the par-70 layout. She shot 43 on the front, 49 on the back.

Pirate teammate Miranda Akerman also carded a 92 for co-second place.

She's (Keating) changing her swing and working on a few things, so she struggled a little, Phoenix coach Kevin Dixon said. It was probably one of the highest rounds she's shot all year.

— Hidden Valley captured the team title with a score of 397. North Valley finished second at 420, while Phoenix suffered its first district team loss of the season and placed fourth (425).

The Pirates' No. 4 player, Whitney Ferguson, became ill and could not play the back nine.

We just don't have much room for errors, said Dixon. Hidden Valley is going to be real tough at district, along with North Valley. Hidden Valley has four girls who score pretty well.

HIDDEN VALLEY (397) ' Amanda Tate 95, Natalie Rest 97, LuEmma Tate 100, Marybeth Head 105.

NORTH VALLEY (420) ' Alex Blix 89, Nicole Benton 102, Carly Burns 104, Hailey Milburn 125.

ST. MARY'S (423) ' Anna Harris 95, Crissy Seus 101, Magda Jensen 109, Nellie DeVries 118.

PHOENIX (425) ' Caroline Keating 92, Miranda Akerman 92, Maddie Holcomb 98, Kaley Rhodes 143.

HENLEY (447) ' D'Anna Crowder 103, Margot Durand 106, Christina Bacchi 113, Jennifer Nilsson 125.

ROGUE RIVER (Inc.) '

Teresa Wardle 99, Misti Powell 106.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (Inc.) '

Sara Juveland 106.

Girls Tennis

ASHLAND 9, SOUTH MEDFORD 0 ' Undefeated Ashland (8-0, 6-0 SOC) didn't lose a set in the Southern Oregon Conference match at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park.

Ashland singles players Kristina Lind, Briana Lescher and Sara Cox remained undefeated on the season, while the doubles teams of Chelsea VanLenhn-Kate Morris and Rachel Frires-Amanda Amstutz are also unbeaten.

South Medford fell to 0-5 in the SOC and 2-7 overall.

SINGLES ' Kayla Moyse, A, d. Margaret Moore, 6-1, 6-0; Lauren Sargent, A, d. Ashley Ingledew, 6-1, 6-1; Kristina Lind, A, d. Nicole Hoyal, 6-4, 6-3; Briana Lescher, A, d. Kendall Hess, 6-0, 6-1; Sara Cox, A, d. Kaileen Amish, 6-1, 6-0.

DOUBLES ' Justine Bowen-Jones-Jessica Baker, A, d. Emma Close-Kelly Rulon, 6-0, 6-1; Chelsea VanLenhn-Kate Morris, A, d. Jenna Johnson-Eli Drosdick, 6-1, 6-3; Samantha Holtey-Sarah Cate, A, d. Sarah Wells-Annie McConnell, 6-1, 6-2; Rachel Frires-Amanda Amstutz, A, d. Kelli Murphy-Mandy Engler, 6-1, 6-0.

Boys Tennis

ROSEBURG 5, NORTH MEDFORD 4 ' At Roseburg, Roseburg won three of the five singles matches to take the Southern Oregon Conference match.

North Medford's Dustin Loomis and Joseph Jackson won at No. — and 2 singles.

SINGLES ' Dustin Loomis, NM, d. Andrew Besson, 6-4, 6-2; Joseph Jackson, NM, d. Joseph Lee, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3; Mark Callaway, R, d. Mike Tice, 8-4; Tim Strasser, R, d. Adam Russel, 8-5; Glen Christianson, R, forfeit.

DOULBES ' Clint Russell-Mateo Mengis, NM, d. Daniel Lander-Spencer Grieb, 6-1, 6-3; Josh Borrelli-Shawn Pittman, R, d. Dustin Sheffield-Mike Whitman, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2; Jacob Bentley-Joe Belloir, R, d. Shawn Pruitt-Kevin Delrosso, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; Aaron Hale-Doget Peso, NM, d. Ken Fehringer-Justin McMahan, 8-2.

Track

LOST RIVER TWILIGHT ' At Merrill, Cascade Christian freshman Nate Lee and senior Shannon Roberts excelled at the 10-school meet.

Cascade Christian's boys and girls each placed fourth.

Lost River won the boys meet with 100 points. The Challengers scored 58.

Bonanza dominated the girls with 138 points, while Cascade posted 42 points.

Lee provided Cascade with its only win, taking the 3,000 meters in 11 minutes, 22.7 seconds.

Ben Kinney took second in the 400 (54.4) and fourth in the 200 (24.4). Michael Clark got second for Cascade in the 110 hurdles (17.2) and 300 hurdles (46.3).

The Challengers received a third place in the shot put from Whitney Bohannan (38-6) and from their 4x400 relay team of Kinney, Clark, Brandon Rodriguez and Ben Baumgarten, which clocked 4:34.

Roberts placed in four events for the Cascade Christian girls. She was second in the long jump (14-10&

189; ) and 200 (28.6), ran a leg on the runner-up 4x400 relay team that included Catherine McCandless, Sarah Brown and Katy Stieglitz and was third in the 100 hurdles (19.2).