Sports Chat hosts soccer player

Rogue Valley Soccer Club Fusion player Nancy Ibarra will be the guest Friday when the Mail Tribune's live, unscripted and interactive sports chat returns for a 53rd week.

She will speak with Mail Tribune sports reporter Dan Jones at noon. Log on to to watch and participate, as well as see an archive of past shows.

Jones and Ibarra will take questions and comments live. You can email your questions to or call us during the show at 541-776-4499.

The 18th edition of the Rogue Valley Cup, a three-day soccer tournament, will welcome in 135 teams from Oregon, Washington, Nevada and California this weekend.

The Fusion, which is competing in the U19 division, captured the Oregon State Cup championship earlier this month. The team of local players also won the Las Vegas Mayor's Cup in February.

The RVSC squad will participate in the Region 4 championships — which will feature teams from 13 other states — after competing in the Rogue Valley Cup.

Ibarra, a senior at North Medford High, was a Southern Oregon Hybrid first-team selection for the Black Tornado this fall.

— Staff reports

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