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PREP ROUNDUP: Hammericksen cards 70 to win Phoenix tourney

St. Mary’s senior Riley Hammericksen posted a 70 to earn medalist honors in the girls golf portion of the 17th annual Phoenix Invitational to lead a dominant effort by the Crusaders at Centennial Golf Club on Monday.

St. Mary’s posted the three top marks in the girls tournament to win the team title, with Brigitte O’Connell finishing second with an 85 and Chelsea Horn tying for third place after carding a 95 under ideal conditions.

Hammericksen opened with a 34 on the front nine and came home in 36 to win the individual competition by 15 strokes.

Ruby Rector finished with a 101 to pace host Phoenix, while Maile Oliver posted a 104 to lead Crater.

In the boys golf tournament, St. Mary’s junior Brock Drury fell three shots off the pace set by Lucas Vanderlip of Brookings-Harbor to finish runner-up with a 73. Drury scored a 34 on the front nine and 39 on the back nine to secure yet another strong showing this season.

With Josh Moran posting a 77 and the Crusaders getting rounds of 78 from Tiger Kao and Elliot Zimmer, St. Mary’s was able to fend off Crater in a tight race for the boys team title. The Class 3A/2A/1A Crusaders finished with a 306 team score, seven shots ahead of the 5A Comets. Both programs expect to challenge for their respective state championship titles later this spring.

Ben Idiart carded a 75 and Marcus Idiart scored a 76 to lead Crater, with Tucker Laws coming in with a 78 and Tate Broesder posting an 84.

Gavin Snow finished with an 83 to pace Rogue River, while Gavin Ulrich led Cascade Christian with a 98 and Reif Stanfield scored a 93 to set the tone for Phoenix.


TEAM SCORES: St. Mary’s 306, Crater 313, North Valley 359, Brookings-Harbor 361, Henley 370, Mazama 382, Phoenix 392, Crosspoint Christian 395, Klamath Union 404, Rogue River 432, Lakeview 485. Incomplete: Cascade Christian, Myrtle Point, Hidden Valley.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1, Lucas Vanderlip, BH, 70; 2, Brock Drury, SM, 73; 3, Ben Idiart, Cra, 75; 4, Marcus Idiart, Cra, 76; 5, Josh Moran, SM, 77.

Local Scores

ST. MARYS (306): Brock Drury 34-39—73, Josh Moran 39-38—77, Tiger Kao 38-40—78, Elliot Zimmer 37-41—78.

CRATER (313): Ben Idiart 39-36—75, Marcus Idiart 39-37—76, Tucker Laws 39-39—78, Tate Broesder 40-44—84.

PHOENIX (392): Reif Stanfield 46-47—93, Keola Brown 46-49—95, Tucker Speaks 49-49—98, Oliver Janes 56-50—106.

ROGUE RIVER (432): Gavin Snow 41-42—83, Sebastian Ferguson 57-56—113, Johnny Artoff 60-56—116, Tony Isom 60-60—120.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (INC): Gavin Ulrich 45-53—98, Gavin Casebeer 59-59—118.


TEAM SCORES: St. Mary’s 350, North Valley 411, Myrtle Point 460, Klamath Union 470, Brookings-Harbor 479, Rogue River 491. Incomplete: Crater, Crosspoint Christian, Hidden Valley, Mazama, Phoenix.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1, Riley Hammericksen, SM, 70; 2, Brigitte O’Connell, SM, 85; T3, Chelsea Horn, SM, 95, and Abby Beck, Maz, 95, and Jess Mockridge, NV, 95.

Local Scores

ST. MARYS (350): Riley Hammericksen 34-36—70, Brigitte O’Connell 85, Chelsea Horn 46-49—95, Kaitlyn Hansen 51-49—100.

ROGUE RIVER (491): Isabelle Yauch 58-60—118, Danny Dame 59-63—122, Klover Heffley 63-62—125, Meranda Davis 63-63—126.

CRATER (INC): Maile Oliver 48-56—104, Hannah Hilty 56-56—112, Annie Idiart 60-60—120.

PHOENIX (INC): Ruby Rector 50-51—101, Ami Safady 59-60—119, Lily Bulux 64-60—124.

Boys Golf

ALL-SWC: At Creswell, South Medford’s Max Woolf scored a 77 to lead the Panthers to a second-place showing at Emerald Valley Golf Club.

Panthers teammate Kyle Reed came in with a 79 to help the Panthers score a 325 team total, 16 strokes behind Grants Pass and one shot ahead of third-place Sheldon.

Oliver Ausland of Grants Pass earned medalist honors with a 69 — one shot ahead of runner-up Owen Davis-Piger of South Eugene — while Messiah Gilbert (73) placed third for the Cavemen.

Andrew Plankenhorn carded an 81 and Trey Neff finished with an 83 to pace North Medford, which finished fourth.

TEAM SCORES: Grants Pass 309, South Medford 325, Sheldon 326, North Medford 344, South Eugene 353, Roseburg 406.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1, Oliver Ausland, GP, 69; 2, Owen Davis-Piger, SE, 70; 3, Messiah Gilbert, GP, 73; 4, Tim Morach, She, 74; 5, Max Woolf, SM, 77.

Local Scores

GRANTS PASS (309): Oliver Ausland 69, Messiah Gilbert 73, Rigby Lathen 83, Clayton Pilcher 84.

SOUTH MEDFORD (325): Max Woolf 77, Kyle Reed 79, Henry Williams 82, Carter McDougall 87.

NORTH MEDFORD (344): Andrew Plankenhorn 81, Trey Neff 83, Ty Neff 90, Zach Payton 90.


SHELDON 13, GRANTS PASS 0, 5 inn.: At Eugene, Sheldon right-hander Taylor Langworthy tossed a no-hitter to help the Irish shut down Grants Pass for a mercy rule Southwest Conference win.

Langworthy struck out seven and allowed two walks over five innings.

Sheldon (7-8, 3-3 SWC) scored seven runs in the bottom of the second inning and had five more in the fourth to take control.

The Cavemen dropped to 9-6 overall and to 4-2 in SWC play.

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Morgan, Baker (2) and Osborne; Langworthy and Spurlock. W — Langworthy. L — Morgan. 2B — S: Miller, Lansdon, Langworthy.


CRATER 8, HENLEY 2: At Klamath Falls, Maddie Sheadel belted a home run and Kaylee Lundeen was solid from the pitcher’s circle, powering Crater to its sixth straight win while snapping host Henley’s six-game winning streak.

With the score deadlocked at 2-all in the top of the fourth inning, the Comets’ Lilli Reid smacked one of her two run-scoring doubles to give Crater the lead for good.

In the fifth inning, Sheadel’s solo homer — her first of the season — extended Crater’s advantage to 4-2.

Lundeen struck out four over five innings and allowed two runs — one earned — on five hits and three walks

Sheadel, Reid, Sophia Van Wey, Taylor Kenworthy, McKenna Sease and Kaylynn Wolchock each had two hits for the Comets (13-4). Van Wey drove in two runs and Kenworthy scored twice.



Lundeen, S. Foster (6) and Reid; Campos and Fitzpatrick. W — Lundeen (2-1). L — Campos. 2B — C: Reid 2, Cease; H: Mick, Powell, Harper. HR — C: Shedel.

HIDDEN VALLEY 13, ASHLAND 7: At Ashland, after Ashland rallied from a five-run deficit to take the lead, Hidden Valley staged a comeback of its own and upended the Grizzlies in a nonleague contest at North Mountain Park.

Thanks to back-to-back home runs by Gabby Heiken and Glory Pistole, the Grizzlies (10-7) rolled up six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to grab a 7-6 edge.

The Mustangs (3-10), however, reclaimed the lead with two runs in the top of the sixth and put the game away with five more in the seventh.

The Grizzlies committed eight errors in the game while the Mustangs also struggled defensively with five miscues.

Heiken’s fifth homer of the season drove home two while Pistole’s was a solo shot and her third of the campaign. Both finished with a pair of hits, as did Ivy Clason, who also scored a run.

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Jacob, Chambers (5), Jacob (6) and Bents; Pistole, Heiken (3) and Theobald. W — Jacob. L — Heiken (5-2). 2B — HV: Bents. HR — HV: Sanquist; A: Heiken (5), Pistole (3).

Boys Tennis

SOUTH MEDFORD 4, GRANTS PASS 4: At Grants Pass, Josue Maldana and Antonio Perez-Cansino scored singles victories to help lead South Medford to a Southwest Conference tie.

Sam Sykes and Elijah Spencer earned a triumph at No. 1 singles after edging Parker Pastrell and Noah Horban of Grants Pass, 6-3, 6-2.

SINGLES: Nic Rist, GP, d. Stephen Wisnovsky, 6-4, 6-3; Tuck Neville, GP, d. Andrean Gurov, 5-7, 6-0, 10-4; Josue Maldana, SM, d. Brady Miller, 6-4, 6-2; Antonio Perez-Cansino, SM, d. Preston Smith, 6-2, 6-0.

DOUBLES: Sam Sykes-Elijah Spencer, SM, d. Parker Pastrell-Noah Horban, 6-3, 6-2; Christian Dara-Brock Huffaker, GP, d. Tobia Whitley-Jaden Krupp, 7-6, 6-1; Andrew Oppermann-Hayden Allen, SM, d. McKay Pratt-Evan Riggs, 6-3, 6-0; Jacob Pirosko-Ethan Nelson, GP, d. Diego Bencomo-Craig Israelson, 1-6, 6-4, 10-6.

Girls Tennis

ROSEBURG 5, NORTH MEDFORD 3: At Roseburg, North Medford senior Molly Milligan didn’t allow a single game in a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles, while the Black Tornado duo of Jade Yang and Hadley Dunlevy scored a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 1 doubles in the SWC match.

SINGLES: Molly Milligan, NM, d. Sarah Bryan, 6-0, 6-0; Emma Almanza, NM, d. Ella Clark, 6-4, 7-5; Mikyla Cunningham, R, d. Anika Loeffler, 6-0, 6-2; Emma Kahler, R, d. Jenika Arias, 6-4, 7-5.

DOUBLES: Jade Yang-Hadley Dunlevy, NM, d. Karissa Wattman-Grace Ipsen, 6-0, 6-4; Kennedy Baylis Hines-Kamryn Wattman, R, d. Sylvia Hernandez-Rylee Martyn, 6-0, 6-0; Symone Rust-Kambria Stone, R, won by default; Amber Todd-Kayler Tyler, R, won by default.

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