honored by NAIA
Top-ranked 125-pounder Mitchell Lofstedt of Southern Oregon University, a Roseburg High graduate, was named the NAIA National Wrestler of the Week for the second time in three weeks after another dominant weekend of competition, the national office announced Wednesday.
Lofstedt, a senior, improved his season record to 26-1 with five victories in three days last week, including three consecutive wins against NCAA Div. I opponents to earn the 125-pound title at the California Collegiate Open.
A two-time NAIA national champion, Lofstedt will compete at Southern Oregon’s Bob Riehm Arena for the final time this weekend as the Raiders will host Simpson at 7 tonight and Pacific at 6 p.m. on Saturday’s Senior Day.
Roseburg High volleyball coach Bruce Myers, who guided the Indians to their first Class 6A state championship match in his final season, was among the 2012 Section 8 Coaches of the Year from Oregon.
Myers coached the Indians for 19 seasons before retiring after the season.
Other Section 8 winners were Craig Walker (Bend, football), Dave Turnbull (Summit, boys track and field), Tom Campbell (Tigard, baseball), Mike Crawford (Enterprise, boys golf), Craig Ellingson (Crescent Valley, girls basketball), Chris Arnold (Crater, softball), Dick Bertelsen (Centennial, girls soccer), Steve Sheehy (Union, girls cross country), Kirsten Ruchaber (Jesuit, girls tennis), Donna Collins (Pendleton, girls swimming) and Tim Sam (North Medford, girls golf).
Recipients of the 2012 NFHS National Coaches of the Year were Craig Rothenberger (Junction City, boys basketball) and Neil Russo (Newberg, wrestling).
ASA umpires meeting
set for Sunday
A meeting for anyone wanting to become an ASA umpire is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at Abby’s Pizza, 1661 NE Stephens St.
Kevin Murphy was appointed as the district ASA representative for Douglas County slowpitch and fastpitch softball. Information: Murphy, 503-910-3622, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
umpires to meet
A meeting for all Douglas County baseball and softball umpires will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room at the YMCA.
Anyone interested in working high school baseball or softball games this spring should attend. Information: Mike Goetz, 541-784-8280.
scheduled Feb. 23
Umpqua Valley Gymnastics will play host to the Anne Patterson Riverside Classic on Feb. 23 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Session times will be announced for the all-day event. Admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors and kids.
Duos take titles
in golf tournament
Ron Miller and Tyler Miller teamed up for a 62 to win the gross title in the First Flight in the Kick Off Classic tournament at Myrtle Creek Golf Course last Saturday.
Other division winners included the teams of Brannon Smith-Mike Mooney (First Flight net), Steve Adkins-Steve Blackman and Randy Sahr-Dave Ayers (Second Flight gross) and Ron Edwards-Phyllis Edwards (2nd Flight net).
The day included two amazing shots. Kevin Geroux of Canyonville made his first-ever hole-in-one on the par-3, 163-yard No. 17 and Smith of Glide scored a rare double eagle on the Par-5 No. 1 hole by knocking it in from 240 yards. Thirty teams competed in the tournament.
Kick Off Classic
At Myrtle Creek Golf Course
Feb. 2 Results
Gross — 1. Ron Miller-Tyler Miller, 62; 2. Ron Radon-Scott Major, 65. Net — 1. Brannon Smith-Mike Mooney, 56.5; 2. John Stafek-David Elder, 58; 3. Ed Tyner-Tracy Couch, 58.5.
Gross — 1. (tie) Steve Adkins-Steve Blackman and Randy Sahr-Dave Ayers, 72. Net — 1. Ron Edwards-Phyllis Edwards, 53.5; 2. (tie) Wally Chamberlain-Tony Burgess and Tony Miller-Karla Miller, 57.
Becki Mendenhall, Scott Major, David Ayers, Randen Voss.
ace at RCC
Alex Palm of Roseburg scored a hole-in-one on the par-3, 135-yard No. 15 hole at Roseburg Country Club last Saturday.
Palm used a 9-iron on the shot, which was witnessed by Brian Winter, Brant Guido and Steve Philippi. It was the first ace of Palm’s golfing career.
at RCC event
Alex Palm and Brian Winter combined for a 64 to win the Open Division gross title at the Roseburg Country Club Kick Off Classic tournament last Saturday.
The Open Division net crown went to Brant Guido and Steve Philippi. Winning the Senior Division were Steve Bennett-Rick Holland, Tom Tryon-Sam Jones and Denny Atwood-Thurman Bell (gross) and John Pine-Ted Buck (net).
Kick Off Classic
At Roseburg Country Club
Feb. 2 Results
Gross — 1. Alex Palm-Brian Winter, 64; 2. (tie) Tom Komberg-Neal Brown, Craig Sherwood-Kermit Reich and Josh Cook-Garrett Ramsey, 69. Net — 1. Brant Guido-Steve Philippi, 59; 2. Scott Wagnon-Jack Faulkender, 60; 3. Steve Soares-Russ Daniels, 63.
Gross — 1. Steve Bennett-Rick Holland, Tom Tryon-Sam Jones and Denny Atwood-Thurman Bell, 73. Net — 1. John Pine-Ted Buck, 57; 2. Abby Broughton-Fritz Stellrecht, 59.
Roseburg Mat Club wrestlers shine
Several Roseburg Mat Club wrestlers captured titles in the recent Oregon Classic tournament at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center.
Roseburg Mat Club Results
1. Nash Singleton, Gage Singleton, Tristin David, Archer Bergeron, Cody Pickle, Bennett Mesa, Parker Adair, Haydn Maley, Austin Harris, Brad Kelley, Cameron Campbell; 2. Garrett Gallego, Landyn Philpott, Rogan Coffman, Austin David, Collin Rietmann, Dominic Tatone, Garrett Russell, Tyler Trullinger, Kahleb Diaz, Bryson Diaz; 3. Bailey Humbert, Tommy Spence, Nathan Lund.
1. Gage Singleton, Nash Singleton, Austin Harris, Cameron Campbell, Layne Van Anrooy, Jake Snyder, Isiah (Bear) Smith; 2. Hunter Sparks, Parker Adair, Haydn Maley, Will Reddenkopp, Austin Dowden; 3. Bennett Mesa, Danny Neeley; 4. Gage Maddux, Cody Pickle, Collin Rietmann, Josh Dill, Shane Sabins, Aidan McGowan, Zack Caddock.
Sutherlin Valley Recreation is holding registration for boys baseball (ages 11-12) and girls softball (16-and-older) through Monday. These teams will play in the Cal Ripken league.
Cost is $65 per player. Players can be signed up at the Sutherlin Community Resource Center, 104 East Central Avenue. Information: 541-459-9819.
Glide Rec will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Glide Elementary. Agenda items include the alumni basketball tournament, winter sports update and discussion of spring/summer sports.
Information: Bobby Moyers, 541-496-0748.
The Roseburg High Softball Clinic, for girls in grades 1-8, will be held March 2-3 at RHS.
Depending on the weather, the clinic will run on the Finlay Field turf outdoors or inside at Robertson Memorial Gym.
The first day will include an offensive and defensive clinic — hitting, bunting, baserunning and fielding — and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 9:30. The second day will involve a session for pitchers and catchers, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for either session is $40, or $60 for both. A camp T-shirt and lunch will be provided.
All players should bring tennis shoes/cleats, gloves, bats, helmets (if they have one) and water bottles. The clinic will be instructed by RHS varsity and junior varsity coaches and members of the softball team.
Information: Tony Campos, 541-430-0478 or 541-673-7734.
All Oakland High School students and staff alumni are invited to participate in the Oakland Alumni Basketball Tournament on March 22-23 at the Nut House.
Cost for players is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Registration forms must be received by Feb. 28. Late registration will be accepted after the cutoff date for $35 per player.