PREP ROUNDUP: Locals shine on track at Twilight meet
ROSEBURG — North Medford sprinter Nathan Rider followed his impressive showing at the Medford Rotary Relays with a pair of sprint victories Saturday to highlight the local track and field efforts at the Jim Robinson Twilight Invitational.
Rider, a senior, edged Roseburg’s Landyn Dupper by three-hundredths of a second to triumph in the boys 100-meter dash with a winning time of 10.99 seconds. Rider then came back in the 200 to repeat as champion, finishing in 22.02 to again beat out Dupper.
Trey Driskell added another strong showing for North Medford with his win in the boys 800 (1:58.91), ahead of runner-up Jake Sorani of Cascade Christian (2:00.67), while the Black Tornado’s Jacquuelyn Aukusitino finished first in the girls shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 8 inches.
Ashland senior Nathan Stein won the boys 1,500 in 4:05.22, with Sorani placing fourth (4:12.26).
Phoenix senior Elwood Hosking won the boys 3,000 (8:59.02).
North Medford’s David Fuiava won the boys discus with a throw of 133-5, while Phoenix’s Zyan Shull-Bain was third (128-0). Also in the throws for the Black Tornado, Terrell Kim settled for second in the boys shot put at 46-0 after Parker Jarvis of Grants Pass scored a winning throw of 49-5.
Cascade Christian junior Autumn Murray set the standard in winning the girls long jump in 17-3, while Phoenix’s Brisa Bauer was third in the girls triple jump (31-3).
Grants Pass sophomore Brooke Anderson won the girls 100-meter dash in 13.09 seconds and placed second in the 200 (27.57). Caver teammate Madison Wilt captured the girls 1,500 (4:51.93), while Grace Osborne won the girls discus with a throw of 115 feet and Sophie Mock placed second in the girls 100 hurdles (17.10).
Grants Pass also claimed the girls 4x400 relay in 4:12.76, while the Ashland boys took first in the boys 4x400 relay (3:31.29) and fourth in the 4x100 relay (45.05).
SOUTH FARES WELL: South Medford won three of the four singles matches to secure a 5-3 win over Sheldon and split its matches for a 4-4 tie with South Eugene in Southwest Conference action at South Medford High.
Josue Maidana and Antonio Perez-Cansino were the lone Panthers to win both of their singles matches.
SOUTH MEDFORD 5, SHELDON 3
SINGLES: Brooks Lerfald, S, d. Stephen Wisnovsky, 6-0, 6-0; Andrean Gurov, SM, d. Cash Daughters, 6-4, 6-1; Josue Maidana, SM, d. Note Kokkeler, 6-0, 6-2; Antonio Perez-Cansino, SM, d. Jacob Wright, 6-3, 6-1.
DOUBLES: Samuel Sykes-Elijah Spencer, SM, d. Carter Richie-Ethan Halliwill, 6-3, 6-2; Eli Turanski-Jack Czarnecki, S, d. Jaden Krupp-Tobias Whitley, 6-4, 3-6, 10-8; Neel Nair-Chad Mills, S, d. Hayden Allen-Andrew Oppermann, 7-6, 7-5; Diego Bencomo-Craig Israelsen, SM, d. Braden Pape-Oliver Montagna, 6-3, 3-6, 10-8.
SOUTH MEDFORD 4, SOUTH EUGENE 4
SINGLES: Stephen Wisnovsky, SM, d. Jalen Wang, 6-4, 6-2; Blake Chandler, SE, d. Andrean Gurov, 6-2, 7-6 (9-7); Josue Maidana, SM, d. Naren Mahadevan, 7-5, 6-3; Antonio Perez-Cansino, SM, d. Albert Lin, 6-3, 7-5.
DOUBLES: Brandon Gill-Kaellan Lee, SE, d. Samuel Sykes-Elijah Spencer, 4-6, 6-3, 12-10; Ben Butler-Aidan Kresko, SE, d. Tobias Whitley-Craig Israelson, 6-3, 6-2; Timothy Cho-Malachi Alrahmani, SE, d. Hayden Allen-Andrew Oppermann, 6-3, 6-3; Diego Bencomo-Landon Davis, SM, d. Basil Dracobly-Leo Bretshneider, 6-1, 6-2.
NORTH DROPS TWO: North Medford’s doubles team of Robert Doshier and Brian Biliauca picked up the Black Tornado’s lone win during a pair of Southwest Conference matches against South Eugene and Sheldon at North Medford High.
The win by Doshier and Biliauca came during North’s opening match against South Eugene, with the duo winning 6-4, 1-6, 10-1 in an overall 7-1 setback to the Axe.
Sheldon topped North Medford 8-0.
SOUTH EUGENE 7, NORTH MEDFORD 1
SINGLES: Jalen Wang, SE, Tanner Spence, 6-0, 6-0; Blake Chandler, SE, d. Nathan Biliauca, 6-0, 6-0; Naren Mahadevan, SE, d. Gaspar Rios, 6-0, 6-0; Everett Gough, SE, d. Marques Gonzalez, 6-0 , 6-2.
DOUBLES: Robert Doshier-Brian Biliauca, NM, Basil Dracobly-Kale Turner, 6-4, 1-6, 10-1; Gavin Stecher-Leo Bretschneider, SE, Cale Bamford-Luke Strickling, 6-1, 6-3; Albert Liu-Zachery Shao, SE, d. Gavin Hurt-Carson Richey, 6-2, 6-3; South Eugene wins by default.
SHELDON 8, NORTH MEDFORD 0
SINGLES: Cash Daughters, S, d. Tanner Spence, 6-1, 6-2; Jake Czarnecki, S, Nathan Biliauca, 6-0, 6-0; Oli Montagna, S, d. Gaspar Rios, 6-1, 4-6, 10-0; Levin Gsaenger, S, d. Marques Gonzalez, 6-0, 6-1.
DOUBLES: Carter Richie-Ethan Halliwill, S, d. Robert Doshier-Brian Biliauca, 6-4, 6-3, 10-6; Brooks Lerfald-Curly White, S, d. Cale Bamford-Nick Doshier, 6-0, 6-1; Nate Kokkel-Will Kokkeler, S, d. Gavin Hurt-Carson Richey, 6-3, 6-0; Sheldon wins by default.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 5, MAZAMA 0: At Klamath Falls, Cascade Christian senior Brandon Parker and freshman Noah Harrington recorded singles victories, while seniors Bryson Cannon and Seth Thomas led the charge for the Challengers in doubles during a sweep of nonleague action.
SINGLES: Brandon Parker, CC, d. Bradley Hayden, 8-1; Noah Harrington, CC, d. Drake Peters, 8-1.
DOUBLES: Bryson Cannon-Seth Thomas, CC, d. Will Hawkins-Andy Hantzman, 8-0; Joshua Clark-Jonah Parker, CC, d. Brock Ramirez-Emith Valdez, 8-0; Seth Thomas-Noah Harrington, CC, d. Bradley Hayden-Drake Peters, 8-2.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 5, MAZAMA 0: At Klamath Falls, Cascade Christian sophomore Timnah Roberson and senior Lily Preszler held off challenges in singles and Preszler returned in doubles to join junior Makenna Dunn in recording a hard-fought victory on an 11-9 tiebreaker.
SINGLES: Timnah Roberson, CC, d. Mallory Edmonds, 8-4; Lily Preszler, CC, d. Liz McGinnis, 8-6.
DOUBLES: Lily Preszler-Makenna Dunn, CC, d. Liz McGinnis-Kalee Wright, 9-8 (11-9); Carlee Broadbent-Makenna Dunn, CC, d. Katelyn Whalen-Hannah Talley, 8-0; Annalise Buck-Allie Darland, CC, d. Tayla Plourde-Jocelyn Comer, 9-7.