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Akerman grabs lead in District 6

Miranda Akerman is playing her best golf at the right time.

The Phoenix High sophomore came in with the low round during the first day of the 36-hole District 6 girls golf tournament at Quail Point Golf Course on Monday.

The district tournament concludes today at Shield Crest in Klamath Falls.

Akerman had a steady trip of 86 on the par-72 Quail Point layout. Akerman holds a four-stroke lead over Carly Burns of North Valley.

Akerman's round matched her second-lowest of the season.

— She's really starting to come into her own, Phoenix coach Kevin Dixon said. She's gaining more confidence.

She played pretty consistent, Dixon added. She didn't have any bad holes.

Phoenix's hopes of winning the district team title were dealt a serious setback when the league's top player this season, Caroline Keating, was suspended from the team for disciplinary reasons.

Hidden Valley, which appeared to be the major competition for the Pirates for the district title, took the first-day lead by 27 strokes.

The Mustangs used good balance to register a 397 score. North Valley is second at 424, while Phoenix ballooned to fourth (449).

Hidden Valley has four girls that shoot right around 100 or less, said Dixon. They're not going to blow up.

The low two teams and best five individuals qualify for the Class 3A/2A/1A state tournament May 19-20 at Eagle Crest in Redmond.

TEAM SCORES ' Hidden Valley 397, North Valley 424, Henley 447, Phoenix 449, St. Mary's 461, Cascade Christian incomplete, Rogue River incomplete.

TOP FIVE INdivIDUALS ' 1, Miranda Akerman, Pho, 86; 2, Carly Burns, NV, 90; 3, Margot Durand, Hen, 92; 4, Amanda Tate, HV, 95; 5, (tie) Maddie Holcomb, Pho, and Alex Blix, NV, 97.

TEAM RESULTS

HIDDEN VALLEY (397) ' Amanda Tate 45-50'95, LuEmma Tate 50-51'101, Marybeth Head 54-47'101, Natalie Rest 52-48'100.

NORTH VALLEY (424) ' Alex Blix 48-49'97, Carly Burns 45-45'90, Nicole Benton 59-52'111, Hailey Milburn 58-68'126.

HENLEY (447) ' Margot Durand 47-45'92, D'Anna Crowder 54-56'110, Hannah King 65-59'124, Jennifer Nilsson 61-60'121.

PHOENIX (449) ' Miranda Akerman 44-42'86, Maddie Holcomb 47-50'97, Whitney Ferguson 48-59'107, Kaley Rhodes 81-78'159.

ST. MARY'S (461) ' Anna Harris 53-52'105, Chrissy Seus 69-58'172, Amanda Hall 60-55'115, Magda Jensen 59-55'114.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (Incomplete) '

Janessa Collette 51-55'106, Sara Juveland 65-62'127, Rachel Peterson 139.

ROGUE RIVER (Incomplete) '

Teresa Wardle DNF.

Skyline Boys Golf

SKYLINE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT ' At Klamath Falls, Henley separated itself from the field after the first day at the Running Y Resort.

Henley jumped to a 14-stroke lead over second-place North Valley, which holds a one-stroke advantage on three other schools.

The second round of the 36-hole district tournament is today at Eagle Point Golf Course.

Henley's Marcus McDonald and Jared Delay of Hidden Valley recorded the day's low rounds of 74.

TEAM SCORES ' Henley 322, North Valley 336, Hidden Valley 337, Illinois Valley 337, Phoenix 337, Mazama 351, Rogue River 423, Lakeview incomplete.

TOP FIVE INdivIDUALS ' 1, (tie) Marcus McDonald, Hen, and Jared Delay, HV, 74; 3, Gabe Kaminksy, IV, 76; 4, Miles Hohnstein, NV, 78; 5, (tie) Blaine Corkill, Hen, and Joe Hardin, Maz, 79.

TEAM RESULTS

HENLEY (322) '

Marcus McDonald 74, Blaine Corkill 79, Derek Hunter 85, Justin Cantrell, 84.

NORTH VALLEY (336) ' Sam Kane 84, Miles Hohnstein 78, Matt Price 86, Jessie Reinhardt 88.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (337) ' Gabe Kaminsky 76, Daniel Lebowitz 86, Andrew Seidler 80, Brian Seagren 95.

HIDDEN VALLEY (337) ' Jared Delay 74, Billy Muir 85, Tim Simpson 93, Nick Orozco 85.

PHOENIX (337) ' David Moran 84, Nick Grimes 82, Nelson Keating 88, Chris Troutman 83.

MAZAMA (351) ' Joe Hardin 79, Brandt Kendall 81, Joe Fuller 101, Cody Kendall 90.

ROGUE RIVER (423) ' Brian Murphy 88, Brian Simmons 108, Matt Branch 112, J.D. Fabich 115.

LAKEVIEW (Incomplete) '

Daniel Hall 96, Josh Samples 103, Taylor Albertson 107.

Skyline Softball

HENLEY 4-1, ROGUE RIVER 0-4 ' At Rogue River, Kristi Frederick went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs and Laura Jones had five strikeouts in a four-hit complete game as Rogue River won the nightcap to salvage a twin bill split.

The Chieftians (14-6, 10-6 Skyline) broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning of Game 2. Frederick hit an RBI double, then scored from third on Melissa Day's sacrifice bunt. Mariko Biggs accounted for the third run after getting a base hit, advancing to third on a double by Melissa Miller and scoring on an errant pickoff attempt.

In the opener, Jessica Birt pitched a one-hit shutout and Danielle Hunter smacked a three run homer for Henley (17-3, 15-3 Skyline).

FIRST GAME

Henley......................................003 000 — ' 4 6 —

Rogue River.............................000 000 0 ' 0 — 1

Birt and Kinsman; Jones and Artoff. W ' Birt (13-1). L ' Jones (9-5). HR ' H: Hunter.

SECOND GAME

Henley......................................001 000 0 ' — 4 2

Rogue River.............................001 030 0 ' 4 5 —

Birt and Kinsman; Jones and Artoff. W- Jones (10-5). L ' Birt (13-2). 2B ' RR: Frederick 2, Miller.

Skyline Baseball

HENLEY 5-5, ROGUE RIVER 1-8 ' At Klamath Falls, Nick Bashans scored the tying run and drove in the winning runs to help Rogue River (12-9, 9-8 Skyline) gain a split at the Klamath County Sports Park.

In Game 2, the Chieftains overcame a 5-0 deficit to win in eight innings.

Bashans singled and scored on Matt Frederick's one-out double in the seventh to knot the score at 5-all.

In the eighth, Bashans smacked a two-run triple, then scored on a Frederick base hit.

Bashans went 4-for-5 in the nightcap, while Frederick added three hits and Jeremiah Frey and Alejandro Figarella contributed two each.

Henley (11-10, 10-7 Skyline) rode the four-hit, complete-game pitching of Bryn Card to a victory in the opener.

Figarella had a pair of hits for the Chieftains and scored Rogue River's only run when he doubled in the fourth and scored on a double by Frederick.

For Henley, B.J. Holloway, Andrew Berg and Nick Angell each had two hits.

FIRST GAME

Rogue River..............................000 100 0 ' — 4 2

Henley......................................103 001 x ' 5 8 1

Girodat and Bashans; Card and Wilson. W ' Card. L ' Girodat. 2B ' RR: Figarella 2, Frederick. 3B ' H: Holloway.

SECOND GAME

Rogue River..........................000 130 13 ' 8 13 2

Henley.....................................221 000 00 ' 5 6 1

Frey, Figarella (6), Hunter (8) and Bashans; Thomas, Wright (8) and Wilson. W ' Hunter (5-3). L ' Wright. 2B ' RR: Figarella, Frederick, Frey. 3B ' RR: Bashans.

Non-Conference Baseball

PHOENIX JV 11, PROSPECT — ' At Talent, Brandon Sanders stroked a bases-clearing triple that keyed a six-run first inning as Phoenix JV romped to victory over Prospect in non-conference baseball at Hagler-James Park.

Kraig Strong limited the visiting Cougars to three hits in a game that was shortened to five innings by virtue of the 10-run rule.

Ron Todd had two hits and scored three times for the winners.

Prospect....................................... 100 00 ' — 3 0

Phoenix JV............................... 620 03 ' 11 10 0

Strickland, Lenderman (3) and Johannes; Strong and Glanz. W ' Strong (1-0); L ' Strickland. 2B ' Ph: Decuir, Six. 3B ' Ph: Sanders.

SOC Girls Tennis

Grants Pass 8, Klamath Union 1

At Grants Pass

SINGLES ' Ellie Casey, KU, d. Michelle Bellamy, 6-3, 6-3; Melissa Dean, GP, d. Denise Ledgerwood, 6-1, 7-5; Kelly Hamlyn, GP, d. Alysia Yamasaki, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1; Katie Tardieu, GP, d. Hannah Watah, 6-1, 6-2; Thea Samson, GP, d. Dana Honzel, 6-1, 6-2.

DOUBLES ' Nicole Hicks-Dawn Ackerman, GP, d. Lilee Chan-Jenny Lund,. 6-1, 2-6, 6-4; Ashley Hurst-Rebecca Weicher, GP, d. Jackie Brown-Trina Baker, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2; Kai Rossman-Tina Warnick, GP, d. Maxi Fredenberg-Kolene Brown, 6-2, 6-4; Piyawan Taguchi-Erin Mintun, GP, d. Anna Nentwig-Lea Pandozzi, 6-1, 6-1.