Former Crater High standout and current Oregon Tech pitcher Jenni Bittle was named Cascade Conference pitcher of the week.
Bittle, a junior, picked up a pair of wins against Dominican to run her record to 5-1 on the season. She tossed a perfect game last Saturday in OIT's 4-0 victory, then struck out eight while leading her team to a 6-2 win on Sunday.
Southern Oregon University wrestling coach Mike Ritchey was honored with the Bob Bubb Coaching Excellence Award for the NAIA Division recently at the National Wrestling Coaches Association awards social.
Ritchey, a 12-year coach at SOU, received the award after guiding the Raiders to their 37th consecutive winning season.
Southern Oregon University will announce the hiring of a new volleyball coach today at 1 p.m.
The replacement will step in for 16-year coach Paul Elliott, who leaves as SOU's winningest coach with an overall record of 381-166 and a Cascade Conference mark of 175-47.