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Carney's hat trick helps South edge North

Freshman Preston Carney tallied one goal in each period, including what proved to be the game-winner, as South Medford posted a 7-6 victory over North Medford in Southern League hockey Saturday at The RRRink.

Carney scored his final goal with 4:34 remaining in the game to give the Panthers a 7-5 lead.

Carney also had one assist.

Brandon Punsuk had two goals and one assist for South, and Ryan Lund added one goal and three assists.

The Panthers scored four goals in the second period, including a short-handed goal by Lund, to help South take a 6-4 advantage entering the final stanza.

Also for South Medford, Tucker Hasse registered his first high-school goal, Andrew Phillips had two assists and Nate Johnson one.

Malcolm Mattson had two goals and one assist for North Medford.

Jared McClure assisted on the Black Tornado's first two goals by Mattson and Sam Taylor. Then Ian White got North's third goal in the opening period off an assist from Mattson.

In the second period, a Mattson goal came off assists from McClure and Taylor.

North Medford opened the scoring in the third period by Taylor, with Taylor Covey assisting, to pull to within 6-5. McClure got North's last goal with 56 seconds left on a Taylor assist.

South Medford goalkeeper Jon Lines stopped 15 shots, while Chase Myers had 22 saves for the Black Tornado.

South Medford 2 4 1

North Medford 3 1 2


EAGLE POINT FOURTH — At Bend, four Eagle Point wrestlers advanced to the finals in the Adrian Irwin Tournament at Mountain View High, helping the Eagles to fourth place in the 16-team affair.

All four Eagle Point finalists — Aaron Lorenz at 112 pounds, Travis Woods at 135, Trent Kaiser at 140 and Johnny Wilkerson at 171 — lost their title matches and placed second.

Cascade of Turner won with 249.5 points, followed by Redmond (236.5), Sandy (207.5) and Eagle Point (202).

In the championship match, Lorenz led Westview's Ernesto Escobar in the final 10 seconds but was taken down for an 8-7 defeat.

Woods fell to Nick Coles of Redmond, 8-2; Kaiser lost to Ryan Brunner of Madras, 4-3; and Wilkerson fell to Robbie Federico of Cascade, 11-2.