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Tonight will be Ashland High School’s first football game on the new artificial turf at Walter A Phillips Field. I hear the lighting is much improved as well. Game time is 7:15. The K in the middle of the grizzly paw in the middle of the field is in remembrance of Coach Kitchell, or Coach K, who died back in 2007.
If you already have evening plans, but still want to check out the new field, you can watch the AHS boy’s soccer team take on Mountain View @ 4 p.m.
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SOU alum Laura Morse has been selected as the Ashland High School volleyball coach for the 2016 season.
Ashland High School defeated Lebanon yesterday in Ashland, 4-0. Wilsonville will be coming to Ashland for the round of sixteen on Wednesday (5/25/16).
Last night the rankings locked for the OSAA 5A baseball playoffs. Ashland High School came it at #7 in the state and in third place in the Midwestern League. This means the Grizz will have a home game on Friday (5/20/16) against the sixth place team from Mid-Willamette (Lebanon, ranked #28 in the state). Since the Grizzlies finished in the top eight, a win over Lebanon will get them another home game on May 25.
Crater High School comes into today’s game at 5 p.m. at North Mountain Park with an eight-game winning streak. Ashland has only six conference games remaining (while Crater has nine). Three of those are head-to-head games between the Comets and Grizzlies. In the Midwestern League Ashland is three back of Crater in the loss column and two back of Marist. Ideally, they need a sweep of Crater, Crater to beat Marist a couple times, and Eagle Point to upset Marist once as well in order to win the league. The top six teams in the conference make the playoffs, and the top four get home games. The top two in the league get first round byes and likely home games deeper into the playoffs though.
Nick Sanderson was the big contributor on offense and defense in the Grizzlies win over Churchill yesterday. He held the Lancers to just one run through five innings of work on the mound. His triple (and run scored) and RBI double in his first two at bats on the offensive side of things were the difference in the game.
Ashland will face Churchill twice more this weekend in Eugene. Next week AHS is back in town against Crater, who will likely come into that game riding an eight-game winning streak.
Half of the conference games have been completed, and no one is running away with the 5A Midwestern League. Of the seven teams in the league, only Springfield is out of the running. The second half of the season will determine who makes it to state and where those games will be held. #8 Ashland faces #5 Churchill today @ 5 @ North Mountain Park.
After a doubleheader sweep of the previously #1-ranked team in the state, the 10-1 Grizzlies head into Tuesday afternoon’s matchup as the new #1. Game time is 5 p.m. at North Mountain Park on 4/12/16. Ashland High’s opponent will be 11-2 Marist. The winner will take over first place in the seven-team 5A Midwestern League.