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Stingrays grab six state titles

BEAVERTON — Victor Orozco claimed three gold medals to lead a contingent of Superior Stingray swimmers at the 10-under long course state championships at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center this past weekend.

Three Stingray swimmers accounted for six golds.

Orozco, 10, won the 200-meter freestyle in 2:33.49, the 50 free in 32.40 seconds and the 100 free in 1:09.91.

He also placed second in the 50 backstroke in 37.93, third in the 200 individual medley in 2:59.85 and fifth in the 100 backstroke.

"His Freestyle has really improved," said coach John Cooper. "I am thrilled with his results at state. He swam fantastically."

Zoey Dodson, 9, claimed two titles. She won the 50 free in 35.06 and the 50 butterfly in 36.83, both personal bests. She took second in the 100 fly in 1:33.23, was fifth in the 100 free in 1:21.44 and ninth in the 50 backstroke in 45.44.

Illness kept Dodson out of last year's state championships.

Marcus Gentry, 7, won the 50 fly in a blistering 41.87. He was second in the 100 free in 1:24.06, third in the 50 free in 38.37 and 10th in the 50 back in 47.60.

U.S. JUNIOR AM — At Stratham, N.H., Dylan Wu of Medford shot a 7-over-par 79 in the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Junior Amateur at The Golf Club of New England.

Wu, 15, is tied for 113th place in the 156-player field. He started on the 10th tee and played his first nine in 6-over 42, making three double bogeys.

He steadied himself on the second nine with two birdies and three bogeys.

After another round of stroke play today, the field will be cut to the top 64 for match play.

Max McGreevy, 17, of Oklahoma City, Okla., fired a 4-under 68 to lead.

Wu has a 9:10 a.m. PDT tee time today on the No. 1 hole.

CENTRAL POINT 9-11, ROSEBURG PREMIER INSURANCE 1-4 — At Central Point, Taylor Pardee pitched a five-hitter in the opener of the nonconference doubleheader sweep at Anhorn Field.

Pardee threw just 69 pitches over seven innings, allowing an earned run. He struck out four and walked one.

Central Point's Tanner Ryerson and Anthony Martin had two-run singles in the second and third innings, respectively.

Martin was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and scored three times, and Pardee went 2-for-3 and drove in two. Evan Erskine went 2-for-4 and scored once.

In Game 2, the Comets (30-6) tallied eight runs over the first two innings.

Erskine went 2-for-3 and scored twice, and Martin and Paul Turner each homered and had two hits.

The Comets' Zach Lathrop pitched all seven innings and improved to 4-0. He allowed four runs — two earned — on seven hits, one walk and struck out five.

FIRST GAME

Roseburg Premier Insurance 100 000 0 — 1 5 1

Central Point 044 100 x — 9 10 1

Pringle, Suhrsted (3) and Rudy; Pardee and Aplin. W — Pardee (4-1). L — Pringle. 2B — R: Finley; CP: Fahndrich.

SECOND GAME

Roseburg Premier Insurance 200 002 0 — 4 7 1

Central Point 530 120 x — 11 11 1

Swan, Rose (2) and McKnight; Lathop and Aplin, Caballero (4). W — Lathrop (4-0). L — Swan. 2B — RB: Finley, Forrester; CP: Martin, Tibbets.