Cavers sweep four-way SOC meet
GRANTS PASS ' Grants Pass gave every indication it will challenge for the Southern Oregon Conference boys cross country title with a strong performance in a four-way meet Thursday.
The Cavemen scored 29 points in the meet at All Sports Park, outdistancing South Medford (45) and North Medford (52). Eagle Point fielded an incomplete team.
Grants Pass also won the girls meet, scoring 19 points to 45 for South, 71 for North and 96 for Eagle Point.
They've been kind of coming on, South coach Bill Rowan said of the Grants Pass boys. They have to be the early season favorite.
— Caveman Trevor Hanlin won the 5,000-meter race with a time of 17 minutes, 10 seconds, beating out runner-up David Oliver of North, who ran 17:25.
South placed two runners in the top five, with Chris McLean in fourth in 17:51 and Noah Lewis in fifth in 17:55.
They ran particularly well for us, said Rowan. Both had good times considering the conditions. It was hot and muggy.
Eagle Point's Micah Flood was seventh in 18:10.
Grants Pass finished 1-2-3 in the girls 5,000, with Brittany Hodgson winning easily in 20:23. Second-place Elise Aschwander clocked 22:12.
Amy Finney of South was fourth in 22:49.
Briana Dunn was the leading finisher for North with a time of 24:38.
The Black Tornado held out its top runners, including defending district champion Danielle Jordan, as preparation for a meet Saturday at Clackamas Community College that features the best teams in Oregon and Washington.
Cheyenne Lund was 10th for Eagle Point in 24:35.
TEAM SCORES ' Grants Pass 29, South Medford 45, North Medford 52, Eagle Point incomplete.
INdivIDUAL RESULTS ' 1, Trevor Hanlin, GP, 17:10; 2, David Oliver, NM, 17:15; 3, Jamie Gunn, GP, 17:25; 4, Chris McLean, SM, 17:51; 5, Noah Lewis, SM, 17:55; 6, Michael Scanlon, GP, 18:05; 7, Micah Flood, EP, 18:10; 8, Zach Harris, SM, 18:12; 9, Casey Kostol, NM, 18:20; 10, Denver Speelman, GP, 18:25.
11, Matt Johnson, GP, 18:35; 12, Nathan Kobinsky, SM, 18:42; 13, Mateo Mengis, NM, 18:49; 14, Geoff Stewart, GP, 18:50; 15, David Levya, NM, 18:56; 16, Grant Margeson, GP, 18:56; 17, Brad Higgins, GP, 19:04; 18, Ian Campbell, GP, 19:24; 19, Kyle Wells, NM, 19:33; 20, Sam Curtis, NM, 19:39; 21, Scott Rowan, SM, 19:42; 22, Michael Ramirez, GP, 19:51; 23, Nick Millan, NM, 20:49; 24, Farley Holden, EP, 20:51; 25, Phil Viets, SM, 21;11; 26, Travis Ringo, SM, 21:26; 27, Jordan Ricketts, NM, 21:30.
TEAM SCORES '
Grants Pass 19, South Medford 45, North Medford 71, Eagle Point 96.
INdivIDUAL RESULTS ' 1, Brittany Hodgson, GP, 20:23; 2, Elise Aschwander, GP, 22;12; 3, Elizabeth Howard, GP, 22:28; 4, Amy Finney, SM, 22:49; 5, Jan Frodsham, SM, 22:49; 6, Amanda Straw, GP, 23:21; 7, Lauren Sigel, GP, 23:24; 8, Rachel Heck, GP, 23:30; 9, Raechel Dombras, SM, 24:20; 10, Cheyenne Lund, EP, 24:35.
11, Briana Dunn, NM, 24:38; 12, Statia Smith, 25:11; 13, Sahmura Gonzalez, SM, 25:19; 14, Renee Benton, SM, 25:27; 15, Jessie Sutton, NM, 25:35; 16, Brittney Dunn, NM, 26:13; 17, Jade Severson, NM, 26:37; 18, Bryn Dressler, SM, 27:25; 19, Ana Enriquez, SM, 27:39; 20, Vanessa Barger, EP, 30:07; 21, Kristie Hartley, EP, 32:26; 22, Katie Smith, EP, 32:27; 23, Ashley Fleetwood, EP, 33:49.
ST. MARY'S 19, GRANTS PASS JV 15 ' Junior fullback Keith Butts rushed for 212 yards on 28 carries to help St. Mary's rally for the nonconference win.
The Crusaders fell behind 15-2 early in the third quarter before senior quarterback Mike Rust Jr. went to work.
Rust capped off a lengthy drive with a 3-yard touchdown run to trim the deficit to 15-9.
Chris Sutton put St. Mary's ahead for good with a 71-yard TD pass from Rust early in the fourth quarter.
Following a 27-yard field goal by James Kulig midway through the final period, Grants Pass drove the ball to the St. Mary's 30.
Crusader John Leonis stepped in and halted the drive with a game-ending interception to push St. Mary's to 2-0.
Butts now 392 yards on the ground over two games.
John Wing paced the St. Mary's defense, which limited Grants Pass to 183 total yards, with three sacks.
Grants Pass JV..................................0 8 7 0 ' 15
St. Mary's........................................0 2 7 10 ' 19
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 32, HIDDEN VALLEY JV 18 ' At Murphy, Ben Kinney rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns and added a third score on a punt return as Cascade Christian opened the season with a nonconference victory.
The game was scheduled after the Challengers' original season opener last week was canceled.
Kinney, who carried 12 times, scored on runs of 46 and 20 yards, then returned a punt 40 yards for the game's final score.
Three other Challengers contributed to a strong ground game. Steve Holderfield ran for 58 yards and Ryan Kridel and Tyler Boice each gained 50.
Boice, the quarterback, was 2-for-5 for another 40 yards.
Cascade is host to Glendale at 7 p.m. next Friday at Bowerman Field at North Medford High.
The Challengers' home games are usually at the VA Domiciliary in White City, but it will move for the annual Southern Oregon Stand Down.
Cascade Christian..........................7 6 6 13 ' 32
Hidden Valley JV..............................0 6 6 6 ' 18
CC ' Kinney 46 run (Clark kick)
CC ' Holderfield 16 run (kick failed)
HV ' Minor 5 run (kick failed)
CC ' Kinney 20 run (kick failed)
HV ' Minor 2 run (kick failed)
CC ' Kridel 5 run (Clark kick)
HV ' 53 pass (run failed)
CC ' Kinney 40 punt return (kick failed)