Ashland's Sager could face No. 4 seed in 2nd round

Two singles players and three doubles teams will represent Ashland High in the OSAA Class 5A boys and girls state tennis tournaments, which begin today at the Portland Tennis Center (boys) and Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton (boys).

Seniors Max Burt and Laurel Sager both will play first-round matches today in the singles tourneys, with Burt facing junior John Shotton of Crescent Valley and Sager taking on junior Hannah Anderson of Wilsonville. If Sager wins, she'll face fourth-seeded Wilson freshman Maddie Samkutty in the second round.

In doubles action, the Ashland boys qualified their top two teams to state — Ian Murray and Carl Gorbett, plus Josh Harris and Grant Kahn. Murray and Gorbett will square off against Jordan Dowdle and Isaac Marshall of Sherwood in the second round, while the Harris-Kahn duo will face Jason Berney and Mason Browning of Cleveland in Round 2. Murray and Gorbett can earn a date with the No. 4-seeded team of Bo Hall and Liam Hall (Summit) should both teams advance to the quarterfinals.

Ashland's top girls doubles team — freshmen Hannah Greenberg and River Davis — must wait to find out who they will play in the second round.

The state championship matches will be played Saturday. Brackets will be updated periodically at

Prep Baseball

Ashland's second-round play-in game against Willamette will be broadcast live on the Web via steaming audio at

The No. 2-ranked Grizzlies (23-1), who have advanced to the Class 5A finals two out of the last three seasons, will be gunning for a spot in the 16-team state tournament. The broadcast will begin at 4:15 p.m. and the first pitch is scheduled to be thrown at 4:30 p.m. at North Mountain Park.

Alan Adams will handle play-by-play duties.

Youth Basketball

The Southern Oregon University basketball camp for kids in grades kindergarten through eighth grade will be held June 13-17 at Ashland Middle School.

Players in kindergarten through third grade will go from 9:30-11:30 a.m., while the older kids will take the courts from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

For more information contact Brian McDermott at 541-944-8775.

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