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ALUMNI WATCH: Junction City's Zach Johnson, a senior nose guard for the Air Force Academy football team, has been chosen to play in the 77th annual East-West Shrine game at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco on Saturday.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Johnson, a senior captain for the Falcons, was a first-team all-league selection in the Mountain West Conference by the media this season and a second-team all-league choice by the coaches.

David Saydack, a 2000 graduate of Lowell, was named to the Midwest Conference academic all-conference team. The 5-8, 210-pound sophomore is a defensive lineman for the football team at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis.

Three local basketball players are playing key roles at Western Oregon University this season. Pleasant Hill's Kevin Broderick-Kartye, a 6-7 junior, is averaging 8.2 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Churchill's Drew Summers, a 6-9 freshman, has contributed 4.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. Junction City's Luke Gambee, a 6-7 junior, has played in six games for the 4-8 Wolves.

Marshfield's Matt Zosel and Glide's Martin DeGroot combined for 17 rebounds to help Southern Oregon upset fourth-ranked Oregon Tech 61-54 in a Cascade Conference game at McNeal Pavilion in Ashland on Saturday night. Reedsport's T.J. Caughell and Churchill's Moses Olson each added seven points in the victory.

Churchill's John Sills, who won the NAIA 165-pound title as a true freshman for the Southern Oregon wrestling team, has decided to redshirt this season.

Springfield's Sarah Hedgepeth, a sophomore at Portland State, leads the team in rebounding with an 8.1 average and ranks second in scoring at 11.3 points per game. Hedgepeth is fourth in the Big Sky in rebounding and second in field-goal percentage. Waldport freshman Heidi Stuart is averaging 3.4 points and 1.5 rebounds off the bench, while Michelle Thueson, another Irish grad, has 26 points and 18 assists in 14 games.

Pleasant Hill's Travis Melvin, a senior at George Fox University, became the 30th player in school history to score 1,000 or more points in a career Dec. 31 in a 76-70 loss to Holy Names. Melvin now has 1,024 career points to rank 29th on the all-time scoring chart.

ADRIANA QUIRKE, a junior swimmer at Marist High School, has set four school records this season. Quirke, who is undefeated in individual events, holds the top marks in the 200 freestyle (1:54.46), 200 IM (2:10.58), 100 butterfly (58.57) and 500 freestyle (5:10.17.) She also maintains a 3.4 GPA.

JAY MAYERNIK, a junior at Thurston High School, is averaging 17.0 points and 9.1 rebounds for the fifth-ranked Colts this season. The 6-foot-5 forward is shooting 68 percent from the field. Mayernik scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 16 minutes of playing time in a win over North Eugene on Friday.

LUKE HOGLE, a junior wrestler at Thurston, is unbeaten with a 20-0 record at 160 and 171 pounds this year. He was named most outstanding wrestler at the 93-team Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno with six straight pins, including five in the first period. The Cadet Freestyle national champion has a 4.0 GPA.

TRICIA FLEGAL, a senior at South Eugene High School, scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Axemen to a 40-24 win over Springfield on Saturday to move into a three-way tie for first place in the Midwestern League with a 4-1 record. Flegal, a 6-2 post, was a second-team all-league choice last season.


Adriana Quirke Jay Mayernik Luke Hogle Tricia Flegal
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jan 8, 2002
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