Chris Leone

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Name: Chris Leone
Date registered: May 4, 2012

Biography

Chris Leone joined the NewsWatch 12 team as the Sports Director in October of 2010. Chris grew up in the Northeast and graduated from Syracuse University in 2008 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After college, he spent two years as the Weekend Sports Anchor at KEVN in Rapid City, South Dakota. In his time both at SU and in Rapid City, Chris covered everything from Division I basketball to minor league hockey and rodeo. When he’s not at work, Chris enjoys playing tennis and watching college football and basketball.

Latest posts

  1. WCL All-Star Game Rained Out — July 21, 2014
  2. Avila Getting Ready for Next Step — July 18, 2014
  3. Danny Miles to Retire in 2016 — July 17, 2014
  4. State of Men’s Fastpitch Softball — July 7, 2014
  5. Futurity Highlights Racing at GP Downs — July 4, 2014

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WCL All-Star Game Rained Out

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The 2014 West Coast League All-Star game was rained out on Monday. Heavy rains started late Monday afternoon at Kiger Stadium during the Home Run Derby. There was a short delay after the derby as crews tried to get the field in a playable condition. When it became apparent that player … Continue reading »

Avila Getting Ready for Next Step

ASHLAND, Ore. — Eric Avila won an NAIA National Championship in the 1,500 in May. It was his last race as a member of the SOU track team, but Avila hasn’t stopped running. He ran in a few races this summer, highlighted by a tenth place finish in the finals of the US Track and … Continue reading »

Danny Miles to Retire in 2016

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon Tech men’s basketball coach Danny Miles announced on Thursday that he will retire at the end of the 2016 season. Miles has been the Owls’ head coach for 43 seasons and has coached the team to three National Championships. In February, Miles became the second men’s basketball coach to win … Continue reading »

State of Men’s Fastpitch Softball

MEDFORD, Ore. — The US Junior Men’s Softball Team is a unique collection of talent. You have a group of 19 teenagers, and many of them rarely play softball.” “A lot of them are baseball players year-round,” coach Tim Lyon said. It may be unusual to think that players on the US National Team rarely … Continue reading »

Futurity Highlights Racing at GP Downs

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — July 4th is always the peak of the horse racing season at Grants Pass Downs. It’s usually the most attended day and the day with the biggest handle. One of the main reasons why is the Firecracker Futurity, the biggest race of the year. The purse is more than $31,000 with … Continue reading »

US Men’s Junior Softball Team in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — The US Softball Junior Men’s National team, on their way to the World Championships in Canada, made a stop in Medford on Thursday to play a pair of exhibition games against local teams. It was one of five stops the US team is making, trying to get some practice in, as well … Continue reading »

Jockeys, Trainers, Eye Futurity Title

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Certain sports are associated with certain holidays and for horse racing fans in Southern Oregon, the Fourth of July means it’s time for the Firecracker Futurity, the biggest race of the summer. The 350 yard quarter horse dash has the biggest purse of the summer, more than $31,000, with more than … Continue reading »

Croucher Reflects on Grants Pass Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass Open at Caveman Bowl finished Monday night with Mike Dias beating Hall of Famer Dale Eagle 229-224 in the championship. The match lasted less than 20 minutes, but it was the culmination of four straight days of high level bowling in Grants Pass. It was the first year … Continue reading »

Raiders Host Schools for Football Camp

ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s the middle of June but the sights and sounds of football are all around Southern Oregon University. The Raiders are hosting their annual camp for high school teams. For one week, the schools that come are immersed in Raider football. The Raiders will go through many of the same drills that … Continue reading »

Horse Racing Begins This Weekend

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — This weekend, horse racing returns to the Josephine County Fairgrounds as Grants Pass Downs will host the first of four horse racing weekends. The mood at Grants Pass Downs is much better than it was this time last year. After losing more than $68,000 in 2012, the Southern Oregon Horse Racing … Continue reading »

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