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PREP ROUNDUP: Phoenix boys, Potratz claim victories

TALENT — Phoenix captured a three-team boys cross-country competition and the Pirate girls were second at Blue Heron Park Thursday.

The Phoenix boys, led by runner-up Elwood Hosking, scored 27 points to outdistance Klamath Union (31) and Henley (76).

North Valley had individuals in the race, including winner Patrick Clayburn, whose time for 5,000 meters was 16 minutes, 3.69 seconds.

Hosking came in at 16:09.24.

Phoenix’s Kyla Potratz captured the girls race in 20:00.48, while Ava Robinson was fourth in 20:55.17.

The Pirate girls scored 38 points, trailing winner Klamath Union’s 25.

Boys

TEAM SCORES: Phoenix 27, Klamath Union 31, Henley 76.

PHOENIX (27): 2, Elwood Hosking, 16:09.24; 6, Noah Marshall, 17:19.20; 7, Dilan Mathieu, 17:37.47; 9, Orlando Contreras, 18:09.08; 12, Kael Feeley, 18:29.04.

Girls

TEAM SCORES: Klamath Union 25, Phoenix 38, Henley 66.

PHOENIX (38): 1, Kyla Potratz, 20:00.48; 4, Ava Robinson, 20:55.17; 10, Heidi Taylor, 23:19.84; 11, Shelby Platt, 23:21.93; 12, Fatima Flores, 23:32.08.

Volleyball

NORTH MEDFORD 3, HIDDEN VALLEY 0: North Medford mixed and matched its lineup to positive results, with the Black Tornado securing its sixth straight victory, 25-17 25-11 25-15.

Catherine Rostel led North Medford with seven kills, while Taryn Holmes had 13 digs and Sara Hamlin came up with 10 digs.

Jordan Sandler got into a groove from the service line with eight aces, while Maddie Blake had seven assists and Matlyn Leetch added eight assists for the Black Tornado (6-1).

SOUTH MEDFORD 3, ROSEBURG 0: South Medford junior Emily Fliegel notched a clutch kill in the second set and the Panthers used steady energy throughout the match to deny Roseburg, 25-13, 26-24, 25-20.

Fliegel had two aces, six digs and 14 kills, including the deciding one in a back-and-forth second set. Aubrey Millar chimed in with three aces, seven kills and 16 digs, and senior Evelyn Laupola had three blocks and seven kills.

South Medford senior Kiya Jackson ended the match with one of her three kills to go with two blocks, and Katie Clevenger finished with two blocks, six kills and 13 assists for the Panthers (4-2).

CRATER 3, GRANTS PASS 0: At Grants Pass, Crater garnered its third consecutive straight-set triumph with a 25-22, 25-16, 25-20 decision over Grants Pass, raising the Comets’ record to 4-1.

Tessa Frodge and Madison Kocina led the attack for Crater, registering 15 and 10 kills, respectively.

Kate Stidham piled up 30 assists, while Avery Hanson contributed four blocks. Kylie Anderson paced the Comets with 14 digs, and Kocina led the way with five service aces.

ASHLAND 3, EAGLE POINT 1: At Ashland, Eagle Point won its first set of the season to open the match but couldn’t stave off Ashland in two of the deciding sets that went down to the wire as the Grizzlies prevailed 23-25, 26-24, 25-13, 25-22.

It was the second win of the season against three losses for the Grizzlies, who got 12 kills from Kayla Miller, 12 from Cameron Christian and eight from Taylor Heie.

Quinn Christian pitched in 21 digs, while Harper Wells had 19 assists and Charlotte Angermeier 15 assists.

For the Eagles (0-5), senior setter Kierssa Hogan had two aces, five kills, five digs and 26 assists, while freshman libero Emma Kness added 20 digs and junior Lily Bixler managed two assists, four digs and 10 kills.

Hailey Burcham also added two blocks, five assists, seven kills and 11 digs for EP.

HENLEY 3, PHOENIX 0: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix senior Josie Bolstad had 10 kills and 12 digs and Raelyssa Goff came up with 20 digs to lead the Pirates in a road loss, 25-15, 25-14, 25-15.

Ally Ellis provided 23 assists and solid serving for Phoenix (1-5), while Jourden DeVey added six kills.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 3, BROOKINGS-HARBOR 0: Cascade Christian shook off a lethargic start to reel off a straight-set victory on its home court, 25-20, 25-9, 25-18.

The Challengers trailed 14-13 in the opening set but, following a timeout, Ania Farmer supplied one of her seven kills and the team responded by reeling off several points in a row to take command.

Hannah Stanfield finished with eight kills and four aces, Janie Kenaston had seven kills and Taylor Cave supplied 32 assists and four aces for Cascade Christian (8-0).

SOUTH UMPQUA 3, ST. MARY’S 2: South Umpqua was stretched to the limit before upending host St. Mary’s, 20-25, 25-10, 24-26, 25-21, 15-10.

The Crusaders (3-4) got 13 kills and five service aces from Kelsey Dunn, and Emma Johnston produced 11 kills and 25 digs. Abbie Christman added eight kills and three aces.

Albie Borovansky notched 30 digs, and setter Kaitlyn Hansen amassed 30 assists.

Boys Soccer

GRANTS PASS 2, CRATER 0: At Grants Pass, Grants Pass scored two first-half goals and made them stand up through a back-and-forth second half.

The Comets, who played their best full game, fell to 0-5, while the Cavemen improved to 3-2-1.

Grants Pass got scores from Zach Olson in the 15th minute on a penalty kick and Jordan Bedolla late in the half. Bedolla, a right winger, made a solo run up the side and found the net.

Comet goalie Diego Estrada had a save on a penalty kick and made several fine plays to keep Grants Pass out of the net after halftime.

PHOENIX 7, KLAMATH UNION 0: At Phoenix, Jorge Mejia and Victor Martinez each scored three goals and the Phoenix defense didn’t allow a shot on goal in a dominant win at Jack Woodward Stadium.

Mejia scored goals in the 13th, 46th and 66th minutes for the Pirates (5-0), while Martinez tallied in the 20th, 33rd and 65th minutes.

Each also added one assist to join Yahir Valdovinos, Caden Gallegos, Danny Palomino, Reef Stanfield and Sergio Alegria in that category.

Jenner Selden capped the scoring with a goal in the 69th minute.

Girls Soccer

GRANTS PASS 3, CRATER 0: At Central Point, Campbell Page scored what would be the deciding goal in the first half, then the Cavers added a couple more scores off set pieces to claim the road win.

Page’s goal came in the 17th minute from about 20 yards as Grants Pass improved to 4-1.

Crater (3-1-1) got strong play from center back Mia Tewes and forward Addison Vranes.

KLAMATH UNION 6, PHOENIX 1: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix avoided being shut out when sophomore Katie Christensen scored a late goal.

Christensen had the last touch on the ball during a scramble in front of the goal and deposited it in the 74th minute for the Pirates, who dropped to 0-5.

Klamath Union (2-2-2) built a 4-0 halftime lead.

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