A number of native highschool athletes signed letters of intent this week to compete in school, together with a South Medford soccer participant who will be part of his brother within the Pac-12 Convention.
South Medford tight finish Carson Cota signed with Arizona throughout a ceremony Friday that included two different signings, for soccer participant Jalen Steadmon and wrestler Lucas Rivera.
At North Medford, soccer participant Danny Cossette inked with Western Oregon College throughout a ceremony on the faculty Wednesday.
Cota, the brother of UCLA large receiver Chase Cota and the son of former Oregon and NFL security Chad Cota, is 6-foot-5, 220 kilos. He was chosen first-team all-Southern Oregon Convention after serving to the Panthers to a 4-1 report this spring.
Carson Cota led South Medford with 12 catches for 226 yards, an 18.8 common, and three touchdowns.
Steadmon, who’s headed to Southern Oregon College, was a significant contributor to the Panthers’ success as effectively. The 6-5, 310-pound offensive and defensive lineman was first-team all-SOC on offense.
Rivera, who competed on the Class 6A state championships as a 152-pound junior in 2020, will wrestle for Corban College in Salem. He positioned third final yr within the Southwest Convention championships, successful his ultimate match by fall.
Cossette will even head north to play for WOU in Monmouth. He’ll be a place-kicker for the Wolves after a flexible profession with the Black Twister, for which he was a first-team all-SOC defensive again and performed large receiver.
Cossette made 10 area targets and 84 point-after kicks the previous two years. He acquired honorable point out for kicking in all-SOC voting as a senior.
American Legion Baseball
The Medford Mustangs American Legion AAA crew begins its season tonight throughout a four-game, three-day event in Fairfield, California.
The schedule options greater than 30 video games, together with the house opener towards the Grants Move Nuggets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at U.S. Mobile Group Park.
The Mustangs are managed by Nate Mayben and the 18-man roster options gamers from North Medford, South Medford, Ashland, Eagle Level and Phoenix excessive colleges.
Final season, COVID-19 pressured Medford to play an impartial schedule and prevented a chance to chase its seventh straight Oregon championship.
The Mustangs went 33-17 and completed off the summer season with a 5-1 win over the Humboldt Eagles within the ultimate of the West Coast Invitational Baseball Traditional.
South Medford’s Carson Cota, seen right here celebrating a landing towards North Medford, signed a letter of intent to play at Arizona within the fall. (Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune)