Grizzlies run strong at Grants Pass
GRANTS PASS — Ashland junior Anthony Smith won three individual events and was part of a winning relay squad to help pace the Grizzly boys in a nonconference track and field tri-meet with Crater and host Grants Pass Tuesday.
Smith sprinted his way to wins in the 100 meters (11.38 seconds) and 200 (22.89), then ran a leg on Ashland’s winning 4x100 relay squad (45.22) with Austin Harris, Benjamin Spillman and Gabe Ekwall. Smith capped his day with a triumph in the long jump, soaring to 20 feet, 4.75 inches.
Overall, Ashland’s boys finished second in the meet with 57.5 points, trailing only Grants Pass (75) while finishing ahead of Crater (45.5).
Ashland junior EJ Holland won the 1,500 in 4:00.01, while Arlo Davis (9:09.24) finished first ahead of fellow Grizzly Cameron Stein (9:56.21) in the 3,000.
The Grizzlies’ only other win was in the long relay, where Holland and Davis were joined by Nolan Rinefort and Henry Williams to win in 3:39.07.
For the Ashland girls, who tied for second at 37 points with Crater, senior Alexa Hague won the 3,000 (10:50.62).
Grants Pass’ girls won with 104 points.
YREKA 4, ASHLAND 1: At Yreka, Ashland was limited to four hits by Yreka pitcher Jaeden Fraley in the nonconference road loss.
Rowan Amann doubled and scored in the seventh inning to account for the Grizzlies’ (1-3) lone run.
For Yreka, Fraley, a junior lefthander, struck out 10 and added two hits and one RBI.
The Miners broke a scoreless tie by using three hits and walk to score two runs in the fourth inning.
Nixon, Buccino (5) and Drieling; Fraley and Leach. W — Fraley. L — Nixon. 2B — A: Amann; Y: Fraley.
PHOENIX 16, ASHLAND 0, 5 inn.: At Talent, sophomore Josie Bolstad went 3-for-4 with five RBIs to pace the Phoenix 14-hit attack in nonconference softball at Hagler-James Park.
The Pirates (3-0) used eight hits and two walks to score nine runs in the first inning.
Phoenix received three hits and one RBI from Kate Hanson and Abigale George added two hits.
For Ashland (1-3), senior Madison Read collected two hits.
Adams, Heiken (2) and Hakes. Mathewson and Bowman. W — Mathewson. L — Adams (1-2). 2B — A: Gorringe; P: Hanson 2, George, Gurr. 3B — P: Bolstad.