Monroe runs nation's fifth-fastest mile

PORTLAND — Crater junior Andy Monroe ran the nation’s fifth-fastest high school mile at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays track and field meet Friday, according to officials.

Monroe won the elite event in 4 minutes, 9.45 seconds, improving on his personal best — set in this meet last year — by seven seconds.

Monroe’s time converts to a 3:51.04 time for 1,500 meters, which is more than six seconds faster than both his PR and the best time run in the state this year.

“I’m not surprised at all,” said Crater coach Justin Loftus. “I’m happy he broke through that barrier. Breaking 4:10 was a huge step moving forward.”

Complete results were not available at press time.


SOUTH MEDFORD 7-2, SHELDON 3-4: At Eugene, South Medford’s bats quieted in the second game of a Southwest Conference doubleheader, and the Panthers settled for a split.

In the first game, South Medford (11-6, 8-4 SWC) banged out 11 hits but managed only four in the nightcap.

In the opener, Pat Moore stopped the Irish (9-9, 6-6) on four hits. She had 14 strikeouts and five walks.

Moore was 3-for-3 with two runs, while Jaden Alexander, who had two RBIs, and Lexis Jones were each 2-for-3 with a run.

Alexander belted a two-run double in the first, and Jewel Burgoyne-Russell had a two-run single in the sixth.

In Game 2, the Panthers led 2-1 until Sheldon scored three in the fifth.

Both South runs came in in the fourth when a fly ball to left field was dropped following a double by Moore and a single by Bailee Tatum.

Moore was 2-for-3. In the circle, she allowed five hits, fanned 10 and walked five.


South Medford;301;003;0;—;7;11;0


Moore and Tatum; Mundorff and Neuman. W — Moore (11-5). L — Mundorff. 2B — SM: Moore, Alexander 2, Lexis Jones.


South Medford;000;200;0;—;2;4;1


Moore and Tatum; Leach and Neuman. W — Leach. L — Moore (11-6). 2B — SM: Moore.

EAGLE POINT 26, NORTH EUGENE 2, 5 inn.: At Eugene, Eagle Point scored 13 runs in the second inning of the Midwestern League contest.

Megan Ayres was 3-for-3 with two RBIs for the Eagles (13-3, 9-2 MWL). Sammie Thompson was 2-for-2 with three runs and three RBIs, and Miyah Smith was 2-for-2 with three runs.

Eagle Point;5(13)8;00;—;26;15;0

North Eugene;011;00;—;2;1;4

Ayres, Shopp (2), Smith (4) and Thompson, Stevens (3), Thompson (5); Ahlstrom, Murphy (2) and Saldo. W — Ayres (10-3). L — Ahlstrom. 2B — EP: Thompson.

CRATER 5-1, CHURCHILL 0-2: At Central Point, Churchill scored in the seventh inning of Game 2 to avoid being swept in the Midwestern League twin bill.

Crater (8-8, 7-5 MWL) won the first game behind pitcher Holly Warner’s four-hitter. She struck out five and walked four.

Mackenzie Ryerson, who scored twice, Alaina Winningham and Presley Robison each had two hits in the opener.

In the nightcap, the Comets trailed 2-1 entering the bottom of the seventh, but Kaci Carder led off with a double. Emily McCollum bounced one back to the pitcher, and Carder was caught in a rundown and tagged out.

McCollum made it to second on the play, then stole third. With two outs, Genna Cottini flied out to center field.

Cottini singled in Crater’s lone run in the first. Warner allowed six hits, fanned one and didn’t walk anyone.




Sheppler and McIrvin; Warner and Harris. W — Warner (4-1). L — Sheppler. 2B — CR: Ryerson 2.




Dose and McIrvin; Warner and Sanderson. W — Dose. L — Warner (4-2). 2B — CH: Sundberg; CR: Carder.

HENLEY 31, PHOENIX 0, 5 inn.: At Talent, Phoenix junior Brooke Kentner had a first-inning single but that was it for the Pirates as Henley dominated the Skyline Conference affair.

McKenna Armantrout and Kaila Mick each were 4-for-6 for the Hornets (19-0, 9-0 Skyline), who used an 11-run second inning to pull away from Phoenix (2-14, 0-9).



Majors and Armantrout; E. Truex and Bowman. W — Majors. L — Truex. 2B — H: Baley, Armantrout, Mick. 3B — H: Mick. HR — H: Armantrout

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 12, ILLINOIS VALLEY 2, 5 inn.: Shaylee Ledesma pitched a two-hitter, struck out nine and didn’t walk anyone for Cascade Christian in the Southern Cascade League game.

The Challengers (10-4, 5-0 SCL) got three hits each from Bryton Plankenhorn, who scored three runs, and Mia Mayben, who had two RBIs and two runs. Ledesma had three RBIs and two runs, and Mallory Meilicke two hits, three RBIs and two runs.

Illinois Valley;200;00;—;2;2;5

Cascade Christian;014;43;—;12;9;2

Ledesma and Plankenhorn; Menning and Engles. W — Ledesma (10-4). L — Menning. 2B — IV: Ellis; CC: Meilicke. 3B — CC: Mayben.


CASCADE CHRISTIAN 12, ILLINOIS VALLEY 2, 6 inn.: Cascade Christian scored 10 runs in its final two at-bats in the Southern Cascade League game at U.S. Cellular.

The Challengers (10-8, 5-1 SCL) got strong pitching from Kyle Reece and big hitting from Luke Smith.

Reece allowed one hit in five innings, striking out seven and walking six. Smith was 2-for-3 and drove in four runs. His bases-loaded triple keyed a seven-run fifth. Tyler Cochran had two RBIs.

Illinois Valley;000;002;—;2;3;7

Cascade Christian;110;073;—;12;9;2

Thornhill, Davis (5), Lindell (5), McLanahan (6) and McLanahan, Dugas (6); Reece, McLemore (6) and Thompson. W — Reece. L — Thornhill. 3B — CC: Smith.

Girls Tennis

BEND — Ashland dropped a pair of dual matches in the Bend Tournament, losing by 6-2 scores to both Silverton and Redmond.

The Grizzlies’ wins in both matches came at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.

Silverton 6, Ashland 2

SINGLES: Lauren Croyle, A, d. Grace Miller, 0-6, 6-4, 10-8; Vicky Reyna, S, d. Sienna Scoggin, 6-1, 6-0; Jasmine Celio, S, d. Lyndsey Anne by default; Silverton won by default.

DOUBLES: Soleil Heller-Sarah Kaufman, A, d. Jocelyn Brown-Karla Rodriguez, 6-1, 6-1; Aneisa Fink-McKenna Dummer, S, Stella Bungay-Tia Wilhelm, 6-4, 6-3; Marta Reyna-Alyssa Khiev, S, d. Molly Bloom-Bianca Onesti, 6-0, 0-2; Natalie Mulker-Elizabeth Hoke, S, d. Anna Werthaiser-Lara Rivera, 8-1.

Redmond 6, Ashland 2

SINGLES: Lauren Croyle, A, d. Jana Magula, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7; Bekah Develler, R, d. Sienna Scoggin, 6-2, 6-0; Jessalyn Loza, R, d. Lyndsey Anne, 6-2, 6-0; Redmond won by default.

DOUBLES: Soleil Heller-Sarah Kaufman, A, d. Kali Davis-Ingrid Harris, 7-6, 6-2; Ashley Green-Jaycee Chango, R, d. Stella Bungay-Tia Wilhelm, 6-4, 6-3; Joanna Nunez-Jordan Holmes, R, d. Molly Bloom-Bianca Onesti, 6-0, 6-4; Kenna Leighty-Selah Smith, R, Anna Werthaiser-Lara Rivera, 6-1, 6-0.

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