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. Friday Night Blitz, September 26th — September 27, 2014
  2. Dodge Closing in on NAIA Records — September 23, 2014
  3. Friday Night Blitz, Sept. 12th — September 13, 2014
  4. Horseback Archery Event in Eagle Point — September 9, 2014
  5. Lawrence Debuts with 2 TDs for Raiders — September 3, 2014

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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 »

Rogues Beat Bend in Home Opener

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Rogues made the West Coast League playoffs in their first year as a franchise. To get there, Medford needed a late push, along with a complete collapse by the Bend Elks. The Elks lost their last six games, allowing the Rogues to make the post-season by virtue of a tie-breaker. … Continue reading »

State Baseball, Softball Quarterfinals

Top seeded Crater loses to defending state champs Sheldon 8-3 on Friday. North Medford beats Lake Oswego 6-1 to advance to the semifinals, while the Black Tornado softball team defeats Grants Pass in walk-off fashion. Highlights from Ashland-Sherwood and St. Mary’s-Cascade Christian plus scores from around the state.

State Baseball Playoffs 05/28

North and South Medford meet in the second round of the 6A baseball playoffs with the Black Tornado winning 6-4. Top seeded Crater beats Tigard 4-1. St. Mary’s and Cascade Christian will play each other in the 3A baseball quarterfinals while North and GP are set to square off in the 6A softball quarterfinals on … Continue reading »

State Track Meet, Day Two

EUGENE, Ore. – Day two of the state track and field meet was the busiest of the weekend as all six classifications were in action. The top three classes had mostly prelims and some field finals while the smaller three wrapped up their finals. Below is a list of Southern Oregon athletes that won state titles … Continue reading »

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