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LOCAL REPORT

LOCAL REPORT

Gravelle resigns from coaching SOU softball

ASHLAND ' James Gravelle resigned as head coach of the Southern Oregon University softball team Friday.

He had coached the Raiders since their return to varsity-level, NAIA status in 2001. SOU was 81-43 overall with three consecutive winning seasons during his tenure.

This spring, the Raiders won their first-ever Cascade Conference championship, molded a 29-11 record, advanced to the NAIA Region I title game and finished with a No. 16 national ranking.

I appreciate all of Gravelle's effort on behalf of the program, SOU athletic director Phil Pifer said in a released statement.

Gravelle will remain at SOU as a football assistant and summer sports camp coordinator.

— The search for a new softball head coach will begin immediately, according to Pifer.

SOU women's basketball hosting mini-clinic for kids

The Southern Oregon University women's basketball team is holding a mini-clinic for third- through sixth-graders starting Monday at the SOU gym.

The sessions will run from 9 a.m.-noon through Thursday. Cost is &

36;50 and includes a T-shirt, and registration is available Monday morning.

Raiders head coach Kevin Wilson is directing. Call him for more at 552-6044.

Camp for Panther girls basketball slated next week

The Panther Girls Basketball Camp is Monday through Thursday at South Medford High School.

Incoming sixth- to eighth-graders go from 9 a.m. to noon. Ninth- to 12th-graders go from — to 4 p.m.

The cost is &

36;60 for each, and registration will be done at the door.

For more information, call Andrea Jaime at 944-0760.

United Way-UPS tourney set Aug. 9 at Eagle Point

The United Way-UPS Team Challenge golf tournament will be Aug. 9 at Eagle Point Golf Course.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9.

The cost for the four-person scramble with three handicap flights is &

36;90 per player or &

36;360 per team. It includes lunch, cart, greens fees, range balls and a tee package.

For information or to sign up, call 773-5339.