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PREP ROUNDUP: South girls swat North

South Medford No. 1 Doubles Emerie Doell, left, and Sarah McAllister. Photo by Denise Baratta

North Medford got a dominant showing from its top singles player, but that was the lone win the Black Tornado had in a 7-1 girls tennis home setback to South Medford Thursday at North Medford High.

Molly Milligan rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Reese Anderson at No. 1 singles, but thereafter, it was all South Medford, which won two of the four singles matches by forfeit.

“It was a great day,” said South Medford coach Brynt Ross. “The girls all went out and played as hard as they could and showed a ton of growth since the last couple years that I’ve been coaching them. They all felt really good after their match today.”

Facing North Medford added to the significance.

“There’s always a lot of emotion when you get to play your crosstown rival,” said Ross. “They had a ton of fun.”

At No. 1 doubles, the Panthers’ Emerie Doell and Sarah McAllister found themselves in a battle against North Medford’s Jade Yang and Hadley Dunlevy before prevailing in a tiebreaker, 6-4, 4-6 (10-6).

“That was a really great match,” said Ross. “That was a match of extreme grit and just came down to the mental part at the end. They were able to hold it together and stay focused, and ultimately that enabled them to win that game.”

SINGLES: Molly Milligan, NM, d. Reese Anderson, 6-1, 6-0; Maggie VonStrahl, SM, d. Henry Taylor, 6-0, 6-0; Lizzy Hall, SM, won by forfeit; Keilani Sprague, SM, won by forfeit.

DOUBLES: Emerie Doell-Sarah McAllister, SM, d. Jade Yang-Hadley Dunlevy, 6-4, 4-6 (10-6); Abby Shuldberg-Rachel Parks, SM, d. Hayley Chung-Shelly Chung, 6-3, 6-1; Abby VonStrahl-Elena Hill, SM, d. Megan Burnett-Sarah Grussenmeyer, 6-3, 6-1; Ara Mathis-Makayla Peterson, SM, Hailey Dolmage-Emma Almanza, 6-2, 6-0.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 4, MAZAMA 3: At Klamath Falls, Cascade Christian won all four singles matches, but Mazama crept close in the team matchup by sweeping the three doubles.

Makenna Dunn triumphed at No. 1 singles for the Challengers, downing Mallory Edmonds, 8-2.

All the matches were eight-game pro sets.

SINGLES: Makenna Dunn, CC, d. Mallory Edmonds, 8-2; Elle Harrington, CC, d. Yulianna Guadelupe, 8-4; Carlee Broadbent, CC, d. Kalee Wright, 8-0; Carly Casey, CC, d. Elizabeth Estes, 8-5.

DOUBLES: Mallory Edmonds-Guadelupe Yulianna, M, d. Makenna Dunn-Carlee Broadbent, 8-5; Kalee Wright-Elizabeth McGinnis, M, d. Elle Harrington-Ziona Christy, 8-6; Elizabeth Estes-Asia Scott, M, d. Carly Casey-Tiana Williams, 8-3.

KLAMATH UNION 5, ST. MARY’S 3: At Klamath Falls, St. Mary’s captured three of four singles matches, but Klamath Union swept the doubles to pull out the team win.

The Crusaders’ Hannah Poisson cruised to an 8-0 victory over Ruby Charlton at No. 1 singles.

All matches were eight-game pro sets.

SINGLES: Hannah Poisson, SM, d. Ruby Charlton, 8-0; Michaela Gaede, KU, d. Jessica Traynor, 8-2; Pratheeka Weerakoon, SM, d. Ellie Olson, 8-4; Vanessa Fuentes, SM, d. Bailyn Amos, 8-2.

DOUBLES: Millie Coffman-Lily Herengen, KU, d. Mia Castillo-Sofia Castillo, 8-7; Jordan Heaton-Hailey DeGroot, KU, d. Annabelle Mayerle-Dalia Ibarra, 8-1; Sarah Least-Anne Peterson, KU, d. Ella Weston-Essie Lee, 8-4; Cassidy Bogatay-Gillian Merhoff, KU, d. Mergan Lopiano-Liliana Castillo, 8-6.

Boys Tennis

ST. MARY’S WINS TWO: At Marshfield, St. Mary’s played matches against three schools and came away with two wins and a tie.

The Crusaders defeated Marshfield, 6-0, and Klamath Union, 4-3, while drawing with North Bend, 3-3.

Brady Reed and Jackson Lopiano each posted No. 1 singles wins for St. Mary’s, and the tandem of Tom Wang and Aidan Flaherty notched a victory against Marshfield.


SINGLES: Brady Reed, SM, d. Marco Bruno, 8-2; Logan Diaz McNeal, SM, d. Titus Simon, 8-0; Matthew Poisson, SM, d. Cullen Cribbens, 8-1; David Nobel, SM, d. Spencer Pedersen, 8-5.

DOUBLES: Tom Wang-Aidan Flaherty, SM, d. Marco Bruno-Spencer Pedersen, 8-2; Alex Wilk-Nate Lemley, SM, d. Titus Simon-Cullen Cribbens, 8-4.


SINGLES: Brody Ault, NB, d. Brady Reed, 4-6, 6-2, 10-5; Aidan Flaherty, SM, d. Kade Spini, 6-1, 6-1; Kaileb Pickett, NB, d. Nate Lemley, 6-2, 6-0; David Noble, SM, d. Beau Parrott, 6-3, 6-4.

DOUBLES: Brody Ault-Kade Spini, NB, d. Logan Diaz McNeal-Tom Wang, 8-5; Alex Wilk-Matthew Poisson, SM, d. Kaileb Pickett-Beau Parrott, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.


SINGLES: Jackson Lopiano, SM, d. Wyatt Cain, 6-4, 6-0; Brady Reed, SM, d. Sephen Mauer, 7-5, 6-3; Matt Dupuis, KU, d. Alex Wilk, 7-6 (10-2), 6-3; Tyson Murry, KU, Matthew Poisson, 5-7, 7-5, 10-4.

DOUBLES: Matt Dupuis-Ryan Nork, KU, d. Calvin Chemlis-David Noble, 6-4, 4-6, 10-5; Tom Wang-Aidan Flaherty, SM, d. Scott Nuepert-Alex Prosnik, 6-2, 6-1; Nate Lemley-Logan Diaz McNeal, SM, d. Tyson Murry-Ben Pierce, 6-2, 6-2.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 5, MAZAMA 0: At Klamath Falls, Cascade Christian swept Mazama, winning three singles and two doubles matches in eight-game pros sets.

Seth Thomas won No. 1 doubles for the Challengers and teamed with Brandon Parker for victory in the top doubles match. Parker was in on one singles win and two doubles triumphs.

SINGLES: Seth Thomas, CC, d. Jhudiole Catacutan, 8-0; Brandon Parker, CC, d. Krew Phair, 8-3; Owen Harrington, CC, d. Seth Wright, 8-0.

DOUBLES: Seth Thomas-Brandon Parker, CC, d. Jhudiole Catacutan-Krew Phair, 8-1; Brandon Parker-Owen Harrington, CC, d. Seth Wright-Warren Barker, 8-0.


SOUTH MEDFORD 14, GRANTS PASS 0, 5 inn.: At Grants Pass, South Medford junior left-hander Tanner Douglas tossed a no-hitter in the five-inning contest with nine strikeouts and three walks.

Douglas also got the Panthers off to a good start with a two-run single in the first inning and finished 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs and three RBIs.

Carson Joe went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, Bennett Thompson 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs and one RBI and Cameron Sewell 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for South (4-1).

Luke Mason also was 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI and Kaleb Long supplied an RBI double for the Panthers, who have outscored their opponents 55-3.

The Cavemen dropped to 3-1.

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Douglas and Thompson; Martinez, Cartwright (5) and Osborne. W — Douglas (2-0). L — Martinez. 2B — SM: Sewell, Long.

CRATER 14, EAGLE POINT 4: At Eagle Point, Crater’s Caden Lasater and Caleb Randolph each had three hits and Payton Anhorn was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs to power the Comets.

Jared Weber and Damon Kindreich each drove in a pair of runs for Crater (2-4), with Lasater scoring three times as the Comets broke the game open with a six-run surge in the seventh inning.

Jace Ellis was 2-for-2 with one run and one RBI, Isaiah Meade went 2-for-3 with one run and Darin Marsh scored twice to pace the Eagles (0-4).


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Chubb, Johnson-Painter (2) and Lundeen, Schwab (2); Uribe, Foulon (6), Meade (7), Lund (7) and Meade, Rapp (7). W — Johnson-Painter. L — Uribe. 2B — C: Chubb, Kindreich, Anhorn 2; EP: Ellis. 3B — C: Randolph.


GRANTS PASS 15, SOUTH MEDFORD 1, 5 inn.: At Grants Pass, Sara Martin limited South Medford to four hits, striking out five and walking two, and went 2-for-4 with four RBIs to lead Grants Pass. Shaylynn Totten and Sophie Woodburn each had three hits for the Cavers (3-1). South Medford (1-4) got hits from Katelynn McCleod, Maddie Fullenwider, Kailey Wheelock and Neveaha Atchley.

South Medford00100—144

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Ledendecker, Wheelock (3) and Atchley, Ledendecker (3); Martin and Woodburn. W — Martin. L — Ledendecker. 2B — GP: Martin, Totten, Woodburn.

Track and Field

DIRT TRACK MEET: At Riddle, Rogue River sophomore Samuel Haag won the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 5 1/2 inches to highlight the six-team boys meet and the Chieftain girls saw sophomore Kathryn Mack take second in the long jump (11-10) in their seven-team meet. Oakland swept the meet at Riddle High with 133 points for the boys and 176 for the girls, with the Rogue River boys placing third with 50 points and Chieftain girls finishing fifth with 30 points. Haag also placed second in the 200 meters (25.03 seconds) and 110 hurdles (19.07), while Jacob Kenedy was second in the boys 1,500 (5:48.76).


TEAM SCORES: Oakland 133, North Douglas 61, Rogue River 50, Days Creek 44, Glendale 41, Riddle 33.


TEAM SCORES: Oakland 176, North Douglas 78, Riddle 45, Elkton 45, Rogue River 30, Glendale 16, Days Creek 14.