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. SOU Raiders Win NAIA Championship — December 19, 2014
  2. SOU Raiders Championship Special — December 18, 2014
  3. Web Extra: Mariota’s Heisman Speech — December 13, 2014
  4. Marcus Mariota Wins Heisman Trophy — December 13, 2014
  5. Web Extra: Andersen Introduced at OSU — December 12, 2014

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Two Panthers Sign with DI Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. — Wednesday was national signing day for basketball and two South Medford girls basketball players are headed to Division I schools. Keyari Sleezer signed with Pepperdine while Andee Ritter will play for UC Irvine. Sleezer averaged nearly 13 points per game as a junior, flourishing with more playing time. Ritter was averaging 14 … Continue reading »

Raiders Give Anti-Bully Message to Kids

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ten SOU football players spoke at Walker Elementary School on Wednesday with an important anti-bullying message. The players gave presentations to four 4th and 5th grade classrooms, focusing on the things that make for good team work on and off the field. The Raiders said it was important for them to use … Continue reading »

Howard, SOU Seniors, Lead Turnaround

ASHLAND, Ore. — Craig Howard came to SOU in 2011 to take over a 3-7 Raiders football team. The players he recruited that year are seniors now and with the Raiders about to go on a playoff run, that group, along with Howard, has left its mark on SOU football.

Friday Night Blitz, October 31st

Sheldon edges North Medford in a battle of Top Ten teams. Grants Pass finishes off an undefeated regular season. South Medford gets in to the playoffs with a win over Thurston. Ashland ends the season with a big win over Eagle Point and more

Amateur Athlete: Motade Atanda

ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s a bit disconcerting for SOU’s opponents when Motade Atanda rises for the attack. Maybe it’s the nearly four kills per set, or maybe it’s the lightning speed on her finish. “She hits it pretty fast so it’s coming up,” head coach Josh Rohlfing said. “It’s coming at you like a fastball … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, October 24th

North Medford beats South Medford 49-22 in the Black and Blue Bowl. Grants Pass blows out South Eugene, Crater, Ashland and Eagle Point all lose. Mazama crushes Phoenix for the Skyline conference championship.

Gutches Invited to NWCA All-Star Classic

ASHLAND, Ore. — SOU’s Brock Gutches is putting together one of the most dominant wrestling careers in NAIA history. He’s a three-time national champion, with a 15-9 record against NCAA DI wrestlers. On November 1st, Gutches will get his chance to compete on one of the biggest stages in college wrestling. Gutches was invited to … Continue reading »

Weinbergs Share Special Connection

ASHLAND, Ore. — Last week the Ashland Grizzlies used a trick play to score the game-winning touchdown against Crater. Quarterback Kyle Weinberg gave it to his brother Nicky Weinberg who threw it to their good friend Shashi Penn. It was the first time those players had run the play in a game but not the … Continue reading »

Ducks Dominance of Dawgs Continues

EUGENE, Ore —  Freshman Royce Freeman rushed for 4 touchdowns as 9th-ranked Oregon extended its winning streak against Washington to 11 games, as the Ducks dominated the Huskies 45-20 in front of a packed house at Autzen Stadium. Freeman rushed for three first half touchdowns and the Oregon led 28-6 at halftime. Freeman rushed for … Continue reading »

Raiders Comeback Falls Short

HELENA, Mt. — The SOU Raiders nearly erased a 15 point deficit in the last five minutes of the game, but a failed two point conversion led to a 42-40 loss to Carroll College on Saturday. The loss is the Raiders first of the season. SOU’s offense struggled in the first half, trailing 21-6 at … Continue reading »

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