MERLIN, Ore. — The North Valley Knights lost their first game in almost two years on Monday, with a 72-47 defeat to the Crater Comets. The Comets jumped out in front early and never looked back, leading by 12 at the half. It’s Crater’s first win of the season in three tries, the Knights drop … Continue reading »
ORLANDO – EJ Singler’s professional career quietly opened on Sunday. The former South Medford and University of Oregon basketball star made his debut with the Detroit Pistons’ summer league team in Orlando. The Pistons defeated the Brooklyn Nets 76-67, but Singler played under seven minutes. He missed his only shot of the game and finished … Continue reading »
PORTLAND, Ore. – South Medford’s quest to repeat as state champions was not fulfilled on Saturday night at the Rose Garden. Foul trouble, poor shooting and an inability to control the paint cost the Lady Panthers the title as they fell to Central Catholic 57-36. Ashley Bolston led the team with 18 points. No other … Continue reading »
High school basketball wraps up in the OSAA 4A state tournament. On the girls’ side, Mazama faces La Grande in the title game. On the boys’ side, North Valley meets up with Cascade. The South Medford girls played Tigard in the semifinals of the 6A state tournament. Highlights and interviews included.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Mazama girls got a resounding 76-37 win over Brookings-Harbor in the 4A Quarterfinals at Gill Coliseum. Caileigh Smith led the Vikings with 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Hannah Reynolds added 14 points a nine assists. Mazama will play Cascade on Thursday in the State Semifinals.
The South Medford boys build a big first half lead, and hang on to beat Lincoln 70-66 in the 6A playoffs. The Panthers will play Central Catholic in the first round of the 6A State Tournament. North Valley blows out Brookings-Harbor 87-52 to stay undefeated and advance to the 4A quarterfinals where they will play … Continue reading »
MERLIN, Ore. – Most high school programs go through ups and downs as talent comes and goes. It’s rare, though, that you see the kind of swing that’s happened at North Valley. In 2009, the Knights went 0-21. “Five years ago we had some kids that played basketball,” head coach Jeff Nelson said, “but you … Continue reading »