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. Web Extra: Wynn, Hamlett, Banker — November 25, 2014
  2. Web Extra: Ducks on Tuesday of Civil War — November 25, 2014
  3. Friday Night Blitz, November 14th — November 15, 2014
  4. Two Panthers Sign with DI Schools — November 12, 2014
  5. Raiders Give Anti-Bully Message to Kids — November 12, 2014

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Medford Rogue Documents Summer

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Ryan Teel is in his second season with the Medford Rogues, which makes him a seasoned veteran by West Coast League standards, but Teel’s contribution to the Rogues extends beyond the baseball field.  Medford Rogues catcher Ryan Teel cares a lot about hits, not just the hits he gets at the plate but … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Byron Higinbotham

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Byron Higinbotham is not an actual ninja based on traditional standards, but he sure looks like one on the Higs Gym obstacle course in Central Point. “I was really interested in how the Navy SEALS do their physical fitness and watched several videos and thought, man, that looks so fun,” Higinbotham … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Ducks at Pac-12 Media Days

Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich: Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota: Oregon Linebacker Derrick Malone:

Miles Talks About Retirement Decision

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Danny Miles recently announced that 2016 will be his last season coaching basketball at Oregon Tech. Miles originally was going to coach for another four or five years but pushed up the end date for a couple of reasons. Ultimately, after more than four decades in coaching, Miles is ready to … 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 »

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