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North Medford's Dixon signs to play at Oregon Tech

KLAMATH FALLS — North Medford girls basketball standout Karissa Dixon has signed a letter of intent to play at Oregon Institute of Technology.

Owls coach Scott Meredith made the announcement Thursday.

Dixon, a 5-foot-10 senior guard, averaged 12.3 points, three assists and three steals and was a first-team all-Southwest Conference selection this past season for the Black Tornado.

Dixon was second team in the SWC as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore.

"We are very excited to have Karissa coming to Oregon Tech," Meredith said in a release. "She is a great student, a gifted athlete and an experienced player who loves the transition game."

Dixon plans to study psychology.

Television and Internet broadcasts of the third annual Mail Tribune All-Star Basketball Classic can be seen on SOESD-TV and online beginning at 6 p.m. today. The girls game will be followed by the boys game.

On TV, the games will be shown on Charter Channel 16 in Josephine and Jackson counties and on Channel 21 in Ashland.

SOESD-TV programming is also streamed on the Internet at mms://soesdwebtv.soesd.k12.or.us (Windows Media Player is required).

The games, which featured most of the best high school talent from Class 6A to 1A in Southern Oregon, were March 20 in the Olsrud Gymnasium at Kids Unlimited.

In the boys contest, Harley Casillas of Butte Falls scored a team-high 17 points and Crater's Josh Dalton buried two free throws with seven seconds left to lift the Siskiyous to a 99-97 win over the Rogues.

In the girls game, South Medford's Kylie Towry had 18 points and hit the game-winning shot as the Rogues rallied to edge the Siskiyous, 71-70.

The Southern Oregon Fuego will open the season with a friendly soccer match against Oregon Tech at 7 tonight at U.S. Cellular Community Park, stadium field No. 10.

Admission is free.

Fuego is beginning its second season in the National Premier Soccer League and guided by first-year coach Ronaldo Brandao.

The team begins its 10-game regular schedule April 11 on the road at Sacramento, Calif. It's first home counting match is April 17.

For information on the team, visit www.fuegosoccer.com.