MEDFORD, Ore. — South Medford head coach Tom Cole knew he had a star early on. The Panthers have featured plenty of great athletes over the past few years,but Andee Ritter was different. “There’s very few players who are as long and athletic and as skilled as she is,” Cole said. Right away Ritter played … Continue reading »
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 »
PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s déjà vu all over again for the South Medford girls’ basketball team. South lost in the 6A state championship game for the second consecutive season. This time it was Oregon City delivering the blow with a huge 2nd half run. The final score was 57-48. Highlights and postgame reaction is included.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Mazama was hoping to return to the state championship for the second straight year, but La Salle Prep knocked the Vikings out with a barrage of threes. Highlights and postgame reaction from Vikings head coach Joy Lease is included.
PORTLAND, Ore. – For the third straight season, South Medford is going to the state championship. The Panthers withstood a second half rally from Beaverton to win 45-40, securing a spot in the finals against Oregon City.
Four Southern Oregon boys basketball teams were in action on Thursday in Oregon’s state quarterfinals. All four teams lost. Highlights include South Medford/Jesuit, Eagle Point/West Albany, North Valley/Philomath and Henley/La Grande.
South Medford beats South Salem 46-35 to advance to the 6A Semifinals. In the 4A, defending state champs Mazama beat Philomath, but the other two Southern Oregon teams in the field, Henley and Brookings-Harbor, lose in the first round
Cesar Chavez hit the game winning shot with 1.5 seconds left as Eagle Point beat Crescent Valley 55-53 to advance to the 5A State Tournament. South Medford, North Valley and Henley were the other boys teams to advance on Saturday night.
Local high schools looked to earn a trip to the state tournament on Friday night. South Medford beat conference foe Roseburg to advance to the 6A Tournament, while Henley and Mazama moved on to the 4A Tournament in Corvallis
The final Friday of the regular season for the 4A-6A featured a pair of high-profile rivalries. South Medford owned the “Black and Blue” series. Both the Panthers girls and the Panthers boys beat the Black Tornado. In Eagle Point, the Eagles boys outlasted Ashland while the Grizzly girls beat the Lady Eagles. Also in the … Continue reading »