SOFTBALL

Ridgeview claims top IMC softball honors — Ridgeview’s Allicitie Frost was named the Intermountain Conference pitcher of the year and Ravens coach Sandy Fischer and her assistant coaches were named the coaching staff of the year in the IMC in a vote of the league’s coaches. Joining Frost on the all-IMC first team are Ridgeview infielder Natalie Hill and Redmond infielders Scout DeMain and Aspen Bradley. All-IMC first team outfielders include Crook County’s Ashley Owens and Ridgeview’s Sage McVay.

RUGBY

Summit 3rd in season-ending tourney — Brett Williams scored four tries to lead Summit to a 40-8 win over Battle Ground (Washington) in the third-place game in the Rugby Oregon high school boys varsity championships Saturday at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. Jack Mason contributed a try, and Blake DiTullio and Luke Borgia each added two conversions for the Storm. Summit coach Jeff Arker noted that the third-place finish marked the highest end-of-season ranking ever for the fifth-year Summit program.

tennis

Redmond’s title caps big weekend for Central Oregon ­tennis — The Class 5A state title for the Redmond boys tennis team was the highlight of a memorable state championships weekend for Central Oregon high school tennis squads. The Panthers won the team championship with 15 points, followed by Crescent Valley (12) and Churchill (eight). Benny Saito and Skyler Jones claimed the doubles championship for the Panthers and Redmond’s Breaden Brooks finished third in singles. The Crook County boys finished eighth as a team. In the Class 6A boys state championships, Summit finished ninth as a team. In the 6A girls state championships, the Storm finished eighth. In Class 5A girls, Redmond was 10th and Ridgeview 12th. The Ravens’ Felicity Kohler and Megan Alldredge reached the doubles consolation final before falling to a team from Ashland.

college signings

La Pine hosting signing night — Six Hawks will celebrate signing to play a sport in college in a ceremony Thursday in the La Pine High School auditorium. The signees include Derrik Kerr (wrestling, Southwestern Oregon Community College), Jose Guillen (football, MacMurray College), Josie Hawkins (softball, Blue Mountain Community College), Evangelina Toruno (wrestling, Southwestern Oregon Community College), Dakota Underwood (track, Northwest Christian University) and Cheyenne Sau (soccer, Mt. Hood Community College).

NOTABLES

Redmond High’s Ava Kitchin has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at NCAA Division III Willamette University in Salem. Kitchin was a first-team all-Intermountain Conference selection last season, when the 6-foot-1-inch post helped lead the Panthers to the IMC championship. … Dillon Young, a Redmond High senior, has signed a national letter of intent to play football at NAIA Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. Young, a second team all-Intermountain Conference defensive lineman last season, was a three-year starter for the Panthers. … Ridgeview boys soccer standout Christian Kim is expected to sign Tuesday to play at Linfield College in McMinnville. Last fall, Kim helped the Ravens finish first in the Intermountain Conference and advance to the quarterfinal round of the Class 5A state playoffs. … Sam McCormick, the varsity baseball coach at Madras High for the past six years, is stepping down. McCormick told The Bulletin he will take a job teaching science at Henley High in Klamath Falls, where he also expects to be part of the coaching staff.

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