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Mail Tribune 100, March 4, 1922 continued

News from 100 years ago
The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

March 4, 1922 continued

ASHLAND WINS BY BIG SCORE, BUT GIRLS LOSE

The Medford high school five was defeated last night at Ashland on the Ashland high school gym floor by the Ashland quintet by a score of 45-18.

Most of the Medford boys played a hard game, fighting from start to finish. The Medford basket shooting was both inaccurate and unlucky, and but for the defense and the good work of the guards the score would have gone much higher.

The Ashland team had the advantage of the floor and it seemed that no matter from what position the ball was thrown, with one hand or two, it fell through the basket. A number of one-handed baskets were made by the Ashland men and several times the ball was merely batted into the air and fell through the hoop.

Few teams have defeated Ashland on the home floor in the memory of many basketball fans. Even when Medford had the best team in the state some five or six years ago that team was defeated on the Ashland floor. Ashland supporters themselves honestly admit that the floor is a decided advantage to the Red and White quintet.

The Medford team has gained a little confidence in itself and seems to be waking up. Tonight’s contest at the Nat promises to be a battle royal.

The Medford girls defeated the Ashland girls last night by a score of 21-20 in one of the hardest fought and most interesting girls’ games ever seen in this vicinity. The Ashland girls gave the locals a real fight from start to finish and the outcome was doubtful till the end. The game became slightly rough for a girls’ game, but few fouls were called.

Both boys and girls will play again this evening at the Nat. The girls’ game will begin promptly at 7:30. Reserved seats are on sale at Crowson’s.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

The Rogue is now running a brick-red color, probably appearing just as it did when it was named “Rouge” in the early days. The cause is from the placer mining operations being carried on just above the town of Rogue River. Above this placer the river is said to be clear. — Grants Pass Courier

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“J. C. Thompson, who has charge of the construction of a 120-mile power line from Springfield to Prospect for the Oregon-California Power company, threatened Thursday to make his headquarters at Cottage Grove, instead of Eugene, in building the northern end of the line, if he were fined for speeding on the streets of Eugene,” says a new telegram from Eugene. “Police Judge Alta King ignored the threatened boycott and leveled a fine of $15, which Thompson paid. More than 100 men are to be employed on the work mentioned, which is scheduled to begin March 15.”

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com