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Family fun

Little brother tagging along with big brother is an age-old scene for those who have grown up with siblings, but it’s also a rarity when it comes to the Medford Mustangs. Several brothers have come through the vaunted American Legion AAA program over the years, but what Jack and Bennett Thompson are providing this summer is pretty unique. …

It’s no surprise that Jack is a featured part of the program after a standout four-year run at South Medford High. The versatile 19-year-old is bound for Westmont College to play baseball in the fall but before he does, he’s batting cleanup for the Mustangs and chipping in wherever needed in right field, first base, third base, pitcher and catcher. more

Women’s Soccer: VU’s Davidson shares honor

Davidson, the GSAC Player of the Year and a first-team NAIA All-American as a junior after transferring from a community college in Arizona, has 11 goals and seven assists for the No. 11-ranked Lions, who take a 15-3 record into Thursday’s GSAC Tournament semifinal at Westmont. more

Lazers rebound on Day 2: Local girls U19 team to play for third; two boys teams to vie for title

The Rogue Valley Soccer Club Lazers reached the girls U19 division title game, placing second, at last year’s Rogue Valley Cup soccer tournament. To climb back into contention, the Lazers received three goals from former South Medford standout Shanae Coker in posting their first win of the tournament. “We just showed up yesterday (Saturday),” said Coker, who plays at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. “Today, we were a little bit more fit after playing. We’ve been a little rusty.” more

People in Business: Casey Cobell has been named Rogue Valley Manor Foundation director

Casey Cobell, a Westmont graduate, was previously executive director of the John Stott Global Initiative, where he directed the organization’s largest ever capital campaign. He is currently the chairman of the Summit Adventure Board of Directors, and recently served on the American Indian Health and Services board. more