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PREP ROUNDUP: Phoenix slides by Henley, 5-3

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Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune Phoenix's Brandon Zanni delivers a pitch during the fourth inning.

TALENT — Brandon Zanni offered up his longest outing of the season and Phoenix made the most of its opportunities Wednesday to score a 5-3 victory over Henley in the first game of this week’s three-game series.

The Pirates (7-3) notched only three hits in the Skyline Conference showdown but they all came in a four-run third inning that settled it at Hagler-James Park.

“We hit balls to guys all day long,” said Phoenix coach Bill Hutchinson. “We couldn’t seem to find grass but we kept the pressure on them all day and had good approaches all day and it worked out. It’s not often you get outhit 9-3 and win, but we actually put more pressure on them all day if you can believe that. Most of their hits came with two outs.”

Hutchinson also credited Zanni for his work on the mound after the senior allowed two earned runs with six strikeouts and no walks in a complete-game effort against Henley (6-4).

“He just pounded the zone all day and did a great job of changing eye level,” said Hutchinson, “which is something we’ve been working on for a while. Out of 92 pitches, he was just hitting his spots all day. The basehits were rollovers in the six and four holes. He did an outstanding job, he really commanded the mound today.”

Zanni scored the Pirates’ first run in the first inning when he drew a leadoff walk, moved to third on an error and came home on a groundout by Eli Page.

In the fourth, Zanni and Trystan Norris drew consecutive walks and Page added a bunt single to load the bases.

With one out, Ethan Humble plated the go-ahead run with an infield hit and Monte Spence then drew a walk to make it 3-1. An infield hit by Jordan Jones plus a throwing error resulted in the final two runs of the frame.

The two teams play again in a doubleheader Saturday.

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Cheyne, Schwenk (3), Graham (6) and Orr; Zanni and Scala. W — Zanni. L — Cheyne.

Softball

HENLEY 12-15, PHOENIX 0-0: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix senior Kassandra Skaff had a first-inning single in Game 2 but that was the lone hit allowed in 10 innings by Henley pitcher Carli Moore.

Moore authored a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts, one walk and one hit batter in the five-inning opener for Henley (12-0). In the nightcap, the senior gave up one hit with one walk and nine strikeouts and also had a three-run home run to spur an 11-run fourth inning.

Phoenix dropped to 6-5 overall.

FIRST GAME

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Vos, Heywood (3) and Bolstad; C. Moore and Perez. W — C. Moore. L — Vos. 2B — H: Perez.

SECOND GAME

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Goff, Vos (4) and Bolstad; C. Moore and Perez. W — C. Moore. L — Goff. 3B — H: Perez. HR — H: C. Moore.

ROGUE RIVER 7, BONANZA 3: At Rogue River, Avery Bushey had two triples and scored twice in the leadoff spot for Rogue River and Ayrica Hansen went 3-for-4 with two runs, one RBI and three stolen bases in the victory.

Presley Tiger picked up the pitching victory for Rogue River (5-0), striking out one with three walks and six hits allowed thanks to solid defensive support.

Tiger also went 2-for-4 with one RBI against Bonanza (2-5).

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Huffman and Maddock; Tiger and Woollett. W — Tiger. L — Huffman. 3B — RR: Bushey 2.

Track and Field

SOUTH GIRLS WIN: South Medford posted eight victories on the track and defeated Roseburg, 73-68, in SOC track at South Medford High.

One of them victories, in the 4x400 relay, ended the meet and sealed the victory. Morgan Burke, Emma Schmerbach, Katie Clevenger and Emily Nash brought it home in 4:21.79.

Brooke Fairbanks joined Burke, Schmerbach and Clevenger in winning the 4x100 relay in 50.96.

Burke won both hurdles, taking the 100 in 15.42 and the 300 in 51.69.

In the boys meet, Roseburg triumphed, 98-47.

The Panthers’ best event was the 1,500, where Michael Maiorano and Connor Singer went 1-2. Maiorano clocked 4:06.61, and Singer came in at 4:13.77.

Andrew Walker won the 200, Kalem Gartin the 400, and Gartin, Maiorano, Singer and Tyson Palodchuk teamed to capture the 4x400 relay.

BOYS

TEAM SCORES: Roseburg 98, South Medford 47.

100 — 1, Landyn Dupper, R, 11.01; 200 — 1, Andrew Walker, SM, 22.82; 400 — 1, Kalem Gartin, SM, 55.51; 800 — 1, Carter Stedman, R, 2:10.08; 1,500 — 1, Michael Maiorano, SM, 4:06.61; 3,000 — 1, Levi Campbell, R, 10:13.30; 110 HURDLES — 1, Charles Anderson, R, 15.77; 300 HURDLES — 1, Charles Anderson, R, 44.60; 4X100 RELAY — 1, Roseburg (Jackson Bartlett, Colton Marsters, Keanu Christner, Landyn Dupper) 44.01; 4X400 RELAY — 1, South Medford (Kalem Gartin, Tyson Palodichuk, Michael Maiorano, Connor Singer) 3:43.20.

SHOT PUT — 1, Tiger Black, R, 36-9; DISCUS — 1, Isaac Heard, R, 109-7; JAVELIN — 1, Evan Hough, R, 143-11; HIGH JUMP — 1, Colton Marsters, R, 5-10; POLE VAULT — 1, Colin Ellis, R, 12-9; LONG JUMP — 1, Landyn Dupper, R, 20-8.75; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Hayden Horton, R, 37-4 .

GIRLS

TEAM SCORES: South Medford 73, Roseburg 68.

100 — 1, Brooke Fairbanks, SM, 13.16; 200 — 1, Emma Schmerbach, SM, 27.45; 400 — 1, Emma Schmerbach, SM, 1:04.19; 800 — 1, Katie Clevenger, SM, 2:33.70; 1,500 — 1, Elizabeth Eckman, R, 5:14.10; 3,000 — 1, Corinne Childers, R, 12:36.75; 100 HURDLES — 1, Morgan Burke, SM, 15.42; 300 HURDLES — 1, Morgan Burke, SM, 51.69; 4X100 RELAY — 1, South Medford (Brooke Fairbanks, Katie Clevenger, Morgan Burke, Emma Schmerbach) 50.96; 4X400 RELAY — 1, South Medford (Morgan Burke, Emma Schmerbach, Katie Clevenger, Emily Nash) 4:21.79.

SHOT PUT — 1, Jaden Warmouth, R, 30-6; DISCUS — 1, Bethani Sutliff, SM, 93-0; JAVELIN — 1, Kaela Klopfenstein, R, 85-0; HIGH JUMP — 1, Jaeda Boutwell, SM, 5-0; POLE VAULT — 1, Zoe Traul, R, 8-6; LONG JUMP — 1, Keira Volpe, SM, 13-7; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Camille Angelene Dela Cruz, R, 30-4.

GRANTS PASS SWEEPS: At Grants Pass, Grants Pass’ boys and girls teams won handily in the SOC dual meet.

The Cavemen boys posted a 111-20 victory, and the Caver girls won 109-26.

For the Ashland boys, Cameron Stein claimed the 800 meters in 2:00.39, and his brother, Nathan, won the 1,500 in 4:19.63.

For the Ashland girls, Mary Sophia Cellini was first in the triple jump at 30-9 1/4, and she ran on the Grizzlies’ winning 4x400 relay, which clocked 4:25.98. Others on the relay were Annika Wells, Grace Yaconelli and Sage Reddish.

BOYS

TEAM SCORES: Grants Pass 111, Ashland 20.

100 — 1, Cole Nicholas, GP, 11.50; 200 — 1, Gavin Cougle, GP, 23.37; 400 — 1, Devik Chiang, GP, 51.37; 800 — 1, Cameron Stein, A, 2:00.39; 1,500 — 1, Nathan Stein, A, 4:19.63; 3,000 — 1, ; 110 HURDLES — 1, Noah Martinez, GP, 17.17; 300 HURDLES — 1, Noah Martinez, GP, 45.72; 4X400 RELAY — 1, Grants Pass (Evan Tucker, Jaia Hannagan, Nathan Oliva, Matthew Rieman) 3:46.13.

SHOT PUT — 1, Riley Bonney, GP, 47-0; DISCUS — 1, Hunter Gonzales, GP, 131-9; JAVELIN — 1, Cole Nicholas, GP, 146-1; HIGH JUMP — 1, Spencer Sloan, GP, 5-10; POLE VAULT — 1, Jayden Brown, GP, 13-0; LONG JUMP — 1, Spencer Sloan, GP, 20-11; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Devik Chiang, GP, 43-0.5.

GIRLS

TEAM SCORES: Grants Pass 109, Ashland 26.

100 — 1, Lailee Friend, GP, 13.49; 200 — 1, Tatianna Ross, GP, 26.36; 400 — 1, Tatianna Ross, GP, 1:00.36; 800 — 1, Madison Wilt, GP, 2:34.89; 1,500 — 1, Madison Wilt, GP, 5:04.52; 100 HURDLES — 1, Sophie Mock, GP, 17.71; 300 HURDLES — 1, Lauren Robinson, GP, 52.38; 4X100 RELAY — 1, Grants Pass (Lailee Friend, Brooke Anderson, Sophie Mock, Tatianna Ross) 51.76; 4X400 RELAY — 1, Ashland (Mary Sophia Cellini, Annika Wells, Grace Yaconelli, Sage Reddish) 4:25.98.

SHOT PUT — 1, Anna Tobey, GP, 37-2; DISCUS — 1, Grace Osborne, GP, 100-3; JAVELIN — 1, Jaime Burton, GP, 80-8; HIGH JUMP — 1, Brooke Anderson, GP, 4-10; POLE VAULT — 1, Saige Baumann, GP, 9-0; LONG JUMP — 1, Sophie Mock, GP, 16-2.5; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Mary Sophia Cellini, A, 30-9.25.

PHOENIX FALLS: At Klamath Falls, Payton White swept the short sprints for the Phoenix boys and Brisa Bauer scored a pair of wins for the girls team but Henley proved too much with sweeping wins in the dual meet.

White won the 100 in 11.84 seconds and 200 in 24.61, with teammate Elwood Hosking placing first in the 1,500 (4:15.37).

Bauer finished first in the 100 hurdles (17.96) and high jump (4-6), and the freshman’s runner-up mark of 30-5 3/4 in the triple jump was the third-best mark in school history.

Kyla Potratz set a PR in winning the 1,500 (5:16.54) for Phoenix, while Jane Johnson took first in the 400 (1:09.20).

BOYS

100 — 1, Payton White, P, 11.84; 200 — 1, Payton White, P, 24.61; 400 — 1, Logan Whitlock, H, 54.56; 800 — 1, Aiden Balzotti, H, 2:07.12; 1,500 — 1, Elwood Hosking, P, 4:15.37; 110 HURDLES — 1, Rylan Fox, H, 19.44; 300 HURDLES — 1, Andrew Edwards, H, 44.96; 4X100 RELAY — 1, Phoenix (Tyler Clark, Nathan Quezada, Eric Peltier, Payton White), 46.48; 4X400 RELAY — 1, Henley (Geovanni Cazarez-Mendez, Austin Wilmott, Coltin Smith, Micah Rasmussen), 3:38.98.

SHOT PUT — 1, Joseph Northcutt, H, 46-9.25; DISCUS — 1, Bowen Mabou, H, 120-2; JAVELIN — 1, Dylan Rose, H, 137-6; HIGH JUMP — 1, Austin McCuiston, H, 6-0; POLE VAULT — 1, Andrew Edwards, H, 13-6; LONG JUMP — 1, Joe Suty, H, 19-6; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Joe Suty, H, 39-5.

GIRLS

100 — 1, Hallee McKay, H, 13.50; 200 — 1, Halle McKay, H, 27.75; 400 — 1, Jane Johnson, P, 1:09.20; 800 — 1, Hannah Scott, H, 2:57.22; 1,500 — 1, Kyla Potratz, P, 5:16.54; 100 HURDLES — 1, Brisa Bauer, P, 17.96; 300 HURDLES — 1, Kelcee Nichols, H, 53.25; 4X100 RELAY — 1, Henley (Lanie Cox, Halle McKay, Ryane Mattox, Shanelle Balbin), 52.22; 4X400 RELAY — 1, Henley (Lanie Cox, Kinsey Hullman, Kelcee Nichols, Ryane Mattox), 4:29.42.

SHOT PUT — 1, Grace Nyseth, H, 29-1; DISCUS — 1, Eleana Niehus, H, 107-10; JAVELIN — 1, Eleana Niehus, H, 101-6; HIGH JUMP — 1, Brisa Bauer, P, 4-6; POLE VAULT — 1, Kaileigh Ranson, H, 7-0; LONG JUMP — 1, Eleana Niehus, H, 15-11; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Katherine Michaelis, H, 31-1.

CHALLENGERS TAKE SECOND: At Sutherlin, Cascade Christian senior Madalynn Strain won the shot put (29-4) and the Challengers placed first in the 4x100 girls relay to help them finish second to Sutherlin in the six-team event.

The grouping of Elliana Vanlandingham, Jerushah Purrier, Kat Devitt and Autumn Murray won the short relay in 56.08 seconds.

Cascade Christian’s boys team saw Kristian Fralich sweep the 100 (11.79) and 200 (24.76) and team with Ethan Rathburn, Levi Marincus and Will Pierson to win the 4x100 relay (47.24).

Pierson also won the high jump (5-10) to help the Challengers finish fourth in the team race behind Creswell.

BOYS

TEAM SCORES: Creswell 107, Sutherlin 99, Douglas 95.5, Cascade Christian 93.5, Yoncalla 91.5, North Douglas 70.5.

100 — 1, Kristian Fralich, CC, 11.79; 200 — 1, Kristian Fralich, CC, 24.76; 400 — 1, Josiah Lee, C, 53.63; 800 — 1, Brayson Parsons, S, 2:13.38; 1,500 — 1, Brayson Parsons, S, 4:38.51; 3,000 — 1, Carson Williamson, C, 11:25.84; 110 HURDLES — 1, Jack Nguyen, C, 18.47; 300 HURDLES — 1, Jack Nguyen, C, 44.81; 4X100 RELAY — 1, Cascade Christian (Ethan Rathburn, Levi Marincus, Will Pierson, Kristian Fralich), 47.24; 4X400 RELAY — 1, Creswell (Jack Nguyen, Josiah Lee, Cam Nguyen, Trevor Harrold), 3:47.51.

SHOT PUT — 1, Josh Davis, S, 40-3; DISCUS — 1, Ray Gerrad, ND, 126-11; JAVELIN — 1, Cade Olds, ND, 134-5; HIGH JUMP — 1, Will Pierson, CC, 5-10; POLE VAULT — 1, Keith Sorenson, S, 13-10; LONG JUMP — 1, Tyler Davis, Y, 19-2.50; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Keith Sorenson, S, 39-1.

GIRLS

TEAM SCORES: Sutherlin 191, Cascade Christian 109, Douglas 85.99, Creswell 55, North Douglas 45, Yoncalla 18.

100 — 1, Jadyn Vermillion, S, 12.59; 200 — 1, Jadyn Vermillion, S, 26.18; 400 — 1, Paige Edmonson, S, 1:04.94; 800 — 1, Mady Turner, S, 2:38.73; 1,500 — 1, Mady Turner, S, 5:54.82; 3,000 — 1, Mariah Summers, S, 13:51.62; 100 HURDLES — 1, Mallory Turner, S, 17.35; 300 HURDLES — 1, Kendyl Seiber, C, 54.60; 4X100 RELAY — 1, Cascade Christian (Elliana Vanlandingham, Jerushah Purrier, Kat Devitt, Autumn Murray), 56.08.

SHOT PUT — 1, Madalynn Strain, CC, 29-4; DISCUS — 1, Mackenzii Phillips, D, 100-9; JAVELIN — 1, Mackenzii Phillips, D, 141-9; HIGH JUMP — 1, Mallory Turner, S, 5-2; POLE VAULT — 1, Payton Pierce, D, 6-0; LONG JUMP — 1, Jadyn Vermillion, S, 16-10; TRIPLE JUMP — 1, Paige Edmonson, S, 29-11.

Girls Tennis

KLAMATH UNION 6, PHOENIX 0: At Phoenix, Klamath Union swept the three singles and three doubles matches, all played in pro-set format at Phoenix High.

The Pirates forced the Pelicans into tiebreakers at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles behind efforts from Maggie Bakke and Kaylee Szeremi in the former and the pairing of Clara Newell and Maddison Gridley in the latter.

SINGLES: Bailyn Amos, KU, d. Allyson Ellis, 8-3; Jordan Heaton, KU, d. Agatha Hosking, 8-1; Ellie Olson, KU, d. Alexis Rogers, 8-0.

DOUBLES: Gillian Merhoff-Cassidy Bogaty, KU, d. Gowri Vellanki-Courtney House, 8-3; Anne Peterson-Addi Brown, KU, d. Maggie Bakke-Kaylee Szeremi, 8-7 (7-4); Kathleen Cole-Jordan Brown, KU, d. Clara Newell-Maddison Gridley, 8-7 (7-3).

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribunePhoenix's Eli Page beats the throw to 1st base dropping a bunt during the 3rd inning.
Andy Atkinson / Mail TribunePhoenix's Brandon Zanni slide to score at home plate ahead of the throw during the 3rd inning.
Andy Atkinson / Mail TribunePhoenix's Brandon Zanni slide to score at home plate ahead of the throw during the 3rd inning.
Andy Atkinson / Mail TribunePhoenix's Monte Spence connects for a base hit RBI during the 3rd inning.
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune
Phoenix vs Henley baseball Wednesday at Colver Field in Talent. Phoenix 5, Henley 3.Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune