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SOSC announces scholarship; racers shine on the slopes

SOSC set to present scholarship this spring

The Southern Oregon Sports Commission, in conjunction with KOBI-NBC Channel 5, will be presenting a “Know Your Role” scholarship this spring to a local high school senior athlete who meets the $2,500 scholarship criteria.

The goal of the award is to recognize the best sportsman or sportswoman in high school athletics, not necessarily the most accomplished athlete in their respective school or sport.

Nominations will be made by school athletic directors or coaches or by club staff or board of directors, and are open through May 1.

A link to a fillable form, or to gain further scholarship info, is available on the Travel Medford/SOSC website at travelmedford.org/know-your-role-scholarship.

To qualify, a local athlete must be a senior and dedicated in the classroom as well as their particular sport. The winner also must display great sportsmanship during games and practices, show a strong work ethic and practices as hard as they play, as well as being considered a leader/role model for the team and other students.

Nominee applications will be reviewed by members of the Southern Oregon Sports Commission and a winner will be chosen.

Ashland snowboarders fare well at state event

Ashland High junior Zahara Palma-Brown placed second at the snowboarding state championships last weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows, and the Grizzlies saw a pair of boys teams finish third overall.

Palma-Brown placed second in boardercross to highlight her trip north, and also finished third in slopestyle, seventh in half-pipe and ninth in banked slalom.

In the team half-pipe competition, Ashland finished third behind the efforts of seniors Finn Sullivan and Zachary Kane, junior Marcel Ruby and freshman Cohen Dunbrasky.

The Grizzlies also placed third in the team slopestyle competition, led by senior Alder Collins, juniors Charlie Sherman, Alder Sheppard and Ruby.

Saturen, Dunlevy head state skiing efforts

Ashland’s Mira Saturen and North Medford’s Hadley Dunlevy highlighted the local efforts at the skiing state championships at Mt. Hood Meadows and went on to represent the Oregon team at the Western US High School Alpine Championships last weekend at Mt. Rose in Nevada.

Saturen placed seventh at state in the giant slalom (2:24.37), 10th in the slalom (1:33.41) and sixth in the combined slalom (3:57.78), while Dunlevy was 14th in the giant slalom (2:31.84), 12th in the slalom (1:35.13) and ninth in the combined (4:06.97).

Competing in the regional championships, Saturen was 37th in the giant slalom (2:17.44) and 33rd in the slalom (1:46.37) and Dunlevy finished 52nd (2:23.34) and 28th (1:44.04), respectively, in those events.

A “Know Your Role” scholarship recipient will be announced later this spring by the Southern Oregon Sports Commission, with nominations open through May 1. MT file