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The Central Point Comets 12-U team defeated Roseburg 13-5 in the championship game of the USSSA Fourth of July baseball tournament at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

The Comets, who went 5-0, received solid pitching from Brady Roland, Trenton Wilson and Dean Orozco. Brayden Massey led the team in hitting, while Christian McCormick and Chase Wager also contributed.


Lexi Kappel helped lead the WVBA Select Black High School Elite girls rally for a 54-52 victory over the Utah Flight in the End of the Trail All-Star Tournament in Oregon City.

Kappel, of Crater High, scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Phoenix's Kelsey George also plays on the team.


Darcie Taylor, who averages 94 in the Wednesday Reno League at Lava Lanes, bowled more than 100 pins over her average with a 198 on June 24.


Candi Lucas of Jacksonville carded a hole-in-one on the 137-yard, fifth hole at Grants Pass Country Club with a 7-hybrid July 8.


Ginger Van Wey scored a hole-in-one with an 11-wood on the 13th hole at Rogue Valley Country Club on July 4.


Roy Echols aced the 144-yard 12th hole at Stone Ridge Golf Course with a hybrid-4 on July 5.


Bill Atwood made his second hole-in-one on July 8 with an 8-iron from 154 yards out on the fourth hole at Quail Point Golf Course.


Dale Baker, an 85-year-old, shot a 75 on May 28 at Stone Ridge Golf Course.


Kim Wolfe made a hole-in-one on the first hole at Bear Creek Golf Course on June 10.

Martial Arts

Gianna Isola, 11, and Aloha Kaeo-Wailehua, 9, competed in Austin, Texas, recently as USA Taekwondo conducted its 2009 U.S. National Junior Olympic Championships.

Isola brought home two national titles, winning gold in both her forms and world-class Olympic sparring divisions. Kaeo-Wailehua won gold in blue belt world-class sparring. Kaeo-Wailehua also brought home the bronze in forms competition.

Others medaling from Southern Oregon were Teighlor Traister, 12, Alexa Lowe, 11, and Joshua Mondragon, 9. Traister won silver in sparring, Lowe won bronze in black belt sparring and Mondragon won bronze in forms. All five train at America Taekwondo Center.


Triton Swim Team member Austin Mortimore, 9, placed second in the 50 freestyle at the the 10-U Long Course State Championships over the weekend at Albany Aquatic Center.

His time was 36.97 seconds, a personal best. He also placed seventh in the 50 backstroke and took ninth in the 50 butterfly and 100 freestyle.