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Pirates sweep Grants Pass titles.

Byline: The Register-Guard

GRANTS PASS - Marshfield's Colton Thurman won the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 2 inches, went 20-10 1/2 in the long jump to take second and also finished second in the 110 hurdles and lead the Pirates to first place at the Grants Pass Rotary Invitational track and field meet on Saturday.

Marshfield won the meet with 66 points.

Chase Messerle and Paul Harlow went 1-2 for Marshfield in the pole vault, with Messerle clearing 14-0 and Harlow going 13-6. Douglas' Austin Baker was second in the 200 (23.13) and 400 (49.91).

In the girls half of the meet, Churchill's Rochelle Pappel set an all division state best in the 300 hurdles, finishing in 45.03 seconds, and added a victory in the 100 hurdles (15.23).

Marshfield won the girls title with 89 points, and the Pirates' Madelyn Metzler won the 200 (26.24) and finished second in the 100 (12.73). Marshfield's Lauren McGowne won the long jump (17-0).

Also Saturday

Gilchrist Small Schools Invitational: TJ Kinnamon and Bodi Wilson won two events apiece to lead Lowell to the boys team title. Kinnamon won the 400 (55.53) and triple jump (39-41/2, top Class 1A mark this season), and Wilson won the javelin (144-3) and high jump (5-2) as Lowell scored 1101/2 points.

Other winners from Lowell were Jaren Nichols in the 800 (2:12.21) and Sean Castellani in the 3,000 (10:46.81). Mohawk's Spencer Traxtle won the 300 hurdles (43.87) and long jump (19-71/4), and McKenzie's Kendell Reese (100, 11.65), and Oakridge's Taylor Ball (1,500, 4:54.59) and Aaron Jackson (110 hurdles, 18.16) also won events.

In the girls half of the meet, Oakridge's Aysia Davidson won the 400 (1:02.52), and Triangle Lake's Abi Wynn won the 800 (2:25.00, top Class 1A time this season).

Dick Baker Invitational: Wyatt Cunningham won the 400 in 51.92 seconds and leaped 6-2 to win the high jump and lead North Bend to second place at Gladstone.

Aaron Mateski won the javelin with a toss of 176-4 for the Bulldogs, who scored 102 points.

On the girls side, North Bend got victories from Emalie Gauntz in the 100 (13.30) and Mirian Schmucker in the javelin (121-0), and the Bulldogs finished fourth in the team race with 85 points.

Oakland Twilight: Crow's Laura Grube won the discus (122-11), long jump (14-4) and javelin (121-8) at the nonscoring meet late Friday night.

Other local girls winner included Sutherlin's Ricki Mock (400, 1:06.07) and Cheyenne LeFevre (800, 2:42.15), Yoncalla's Samantha Weaver (shot put, 37-2) and Elkton's Hannah Parker (high jump, 4-8).

In the boys half of the meet, Oakland's Taylor Perkins won the 400 (52.78), Elkton's Maxwell Colton won the high jump (6-0), and Crow's Tanner Eastlick won the javelin (121-8).



Redmond 10, South Eugene 0, 5 inning: Megan Henshaw was 2-for-2 for the Axemen and Meredith Morrow was 1-for-1, getting the only other hit for the Axemen (3-18, 0-5), whose seven errors allowed the Panthers to score 10 off just five hits.


Oakland 14, Crow 1, 5 innings; Oakland 16, Crow 5: Emily Lytle went 2-for-5 and was the winning pitcher with 11 strikeouts in the opener for the visiting Oakers (15-6, 14-5). Rachel Tabor was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs for Oakland, and Bailey Engel was 1-for-2 for the Cougars.

Tabor was the winning pitcher in the second game. She also was 2-for-5 with three RBIs, and Emily Case was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Engel was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Crow (0-19, 0-19).



Redmond 4, South Eugene 3, 9 innings; Redmond 7, South Eugene 0: The Panthers scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the ninth to give James Abbas the complete-game pitching victory. Joe Schindler matched Abbas' 13 strikeouts in 81/3 innings for the visiting Axemen (10-10, 3-3), and Ben Giland was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Max Morrison had given South Eugene a 3-2 lead in the eighth with an RBI double.

Ben Burroughs threw a three-hitter in the noncounting second game for Redmond (12-11, 4-3).


Thurston 6, Crater 1: Hunter Combs, Shane Quarterley and Kyle Watson combined on a five-hitter to lead the Colts to the home victory over the Comets.

Aaron Hoover had two hits and Stefan Drake had a two-run single in the sixth for Thurston (17-2). Stefano Sparacino had an RBI for Crater (15-6).

North Douglas 3, Reedport 1; North Douglas 6, Reedsport 5: Austin Potter struck out 14 and was 2-for-4 with a triple in the win for the host Warriors (21-1) in the first game. In the second, Garrett Burris hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to score Tracy Doudna.

Boys Tennis

South Eugene 4, Sprague 4; South Eugene 5, West Albany 3: John Jimenez beat Sprague's Scott Wheeler 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and then teamed with Josh Slason to win 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles.

Zach Esrig gave the Axemen the deciding point against West Albany with a victory at No. 2 doubles.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 6, 2012
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