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Volk powers Ashland girls to state slalom title

BEND — Ashland’s Amelia Volk led the Grizzlies to first place in the team slalom event at the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association state championships recently at Mt. Bachelor.

Volk placed fifth individually with a best run of 46.04 seconds on Friday’s second day of the two-day meet. Teammates Frida Graumann and Anais Graumann contributed to the championship with runs of 51.41 and 51.76, placing 19th and 20th, respectively.

Volk was seventh in individual combined with a total time of 3:01.86.

South Medford freshman Henry Jones had three top-10 finishes. He was eighth in the individual combined (3:01.50), ninth in the slalom (1:17.10) and 10th in the giant slalom (1:44.40).

Crater’s Kaden Petersen was 10th in the slalom in 1:17.84.

In other teams results, Ashland’s girls were third in combined and sixth in giant slalom. They teamed with the boys for a fourth in combined team on Day 2 and a fifth on the first day.

Ashland’s boys were fifth in giant slalom, sixth in boys combined team and seventh in slalom. North Medford’s boys were eighth in slalom, ninth in giant slalom and eighth in combined team

A lack of snow at Mt. Ashland, where the local teams normally train, forced them to travel each weekend to Mt. Bachelor to work out.

For complete results, visit www.oisra.org.


The Ashland High baseball team was raring to go for its 2018 season opener.

However, Mother Nature had other ideas.

Tuesday’s season opener between Ashland and Grants Pass was postponed due to rain. The two teams will attempt to make the game up this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. with Grants Pass having a turf field.

If the second attempt to play both schools’ respective season opener gets rained out again, Ashland’s next scheduled game is on Thursday at North Medford.