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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White Team Wins SOU Spring Game

ASHLAND, Ore. – The SOU Raiders held their spring game on Friday night, with the team divided up in to the red and white squads. The white team, featuring starting quarterback Austin Dodge, won 26-19. NewsWatch 12′s Brandon Kamerman and Chris Leone

Web Extra: SOU Interviews Guest Coaches

Crusaders Favorites for Fourth Title

MEDFORD, Ore. — The St. Mary’s boys golf team had the most dominating state tournament ever in 2013, winning the championship by 77 strokes with a two-day score of 598. The Crusaders had five players finish in the top ten, including one spot that was shared by two players because the team was so loaded. … Continue reading »

SOU’s Unofficial Pro Day

ASHLAND, Ore. – NAIA schools often get overlooked by NFL scouts so in the case of Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard, that means fighting for attention. “When you have good players and they have success on the field,” Howard says, “my obligation as a coach is to spread the word, and I get on … Continue reading »

Raiders Helped by Coaching Consistency

ASHLAND, Ore. — One of the keys to building a successful football program is consistency. At the NAIA level, that could be tough to find. Coaches come and go quickly as they look to climb the ladder to opportunities at bigger schools. At Southern Oregon, the Raiders have done a good job of finding that … Continue reading »

Avila Makes Most of Second Chance

ASHLAND, Ore. – “When the race ended I looked over and the crowd was going crazy,” said Eric Avila. “I kind of pointed at them to say thank you. They completely lifted me and then a couple of seconds later people started telling me, ‘Do you know what you ran?’” What Avila ran was the fastest … Continue reading »

2014 Pear Blossom Run Results

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Pear Blossom Run brings in runners from all around Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to Medford, but on Saturday it was a pair of runners with local ties that won the big race. Trevor Palmer won the men’s ten mile. Palmer is a former runner for Crater High School and SOU. … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Torgerson Brothers

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Indy Car racing can wait. Dirt cars will come. For Austin and Ashton Torgerson, right now i’ts all about go-karts. “It’s pretty fun,” said Austin. “You’re not going to be good your first time, but when you get more into it, you’ll get better and better every time you come out.” … Continue reading »

Track Pits NAIA Stars Against NCAA

ASHLAND, Ore. — For almost every sport, scheduling is pretty simple. If you’re an NAIA football player, you’re almost exclusively playing against other NAIA schools. The same goes for basketball, baseball, pretty much every sport except for track and field. In track, the top athletes frequently get the chance to compete against NCAA Division One … Continue reading »

Crusaders Aim for 4×400 State Title

MEDFORD, Ore. — “It’s probably one of the hardest races in track,” said Madeline Volk. “By the end, the last 100 meters, you can’t feel your legs anymore and you’re just kind of going on momentum,” said Gianna Isola. “You just want to fall over but you need breaths to stay up,” said Aessa Catt. … Continue reading »

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