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Allred finishes on a positive note

VANCOUVER, British Columbia ' Ashland native Jason Allred concluded an adverse weekend with a tie for sixth place at the Greater Vancouver Classic on Sunday.

Allred, whose clubs had been stolen out of his car on Friday, finished the final round with a 5-under 67 at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort & CC to come in with a 72-hole total of 26-under 276. He was just seven strokes behind winner James Lepp.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., resident took home &

36;6,650 in winnings.

Allred was able to borrow fellow Canadian Tour player Lee Williamson's clubs for Friday's round, in which he finished with a 4-under 68.

— He fired a 1-under 71 on Saturday and was tied for ninth heading into Sunday's final round.

Allred qualified for the Canadian Tour Championship with his standing among the Top 50 money winners. The tournament is held in Michigan in late August.

Baseball

AMERICAN LEGION A STATE TOURNAMENT ' At Portland, Matt Bryant became the third South Medford Colts pitcher in as many days to work a complete game during a 9-5 victory over the Dallas Dragons at Sckavone Field in the double-elimination tournament.

The Colts (28-9), the No. 2 team from Area 4, now advance to the semifinals with a 7 p.m. game today against North Salem. Bend, which downed South 1-0 in the opening game of the tournament, plays Grant in the other semifinal matchup.

Ya know, whatever happens, we've had a great season, said South coach Steve Antich. These kind of games, the high pressure games, are really valuable for next year's school season with these kids.

Bryant gave up eight hits and two, two-run home runs, but was otherwise very sharp to earn his fifth win in seven decisions.

Allen Smith kick-started the offense with a two-out, three-run homer in the first inning.

Justin Bowers belted a two-run blast in the second to pull the Dragons within one run, but South answered with three more runs in the third.

Matt did just enough to keep us in there, said Antich. Both those two-run homers he gave up were really his only mistakes.

Dan Chancler had three hits and two RBIs, while Smith (3-for-4 and three RBIs) and Tyler Heil (three hits) also sparked the offense. Teammate Justin Meier added a pair of hits and drove in two runs.

South Medford Colts.............303 010 2 ' 9 14 1

Dallas Dragons.......................022 010 0 ' 5 8 2

Bryant and Meier; Brown, Dimick (7) and Scaffar. W ' Bryant (5-2). L ' Brown. 2B ' SM: Chancler 2. HR ' SM: Smith; D: Bowers, May.