Amateur Athlete: Jonathon Munoz Part 1

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. –It’s summer at Mazama High School in Klamath Falls and Jonathon Munoz is playing football. That’s what he does. He was first team all-league on offense and defense last year, but every Munoz hit and every Munoz run is a reminder of the brutal background from which he emerged. “Growing up I … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz: September 6th

North Medford rebounds from a Week One loss to destroy McKay at Spiegelberg Stadium. Grants Pass gets a non-league win against West Linn. Ashland rides another rout to a 2-0 non-league record. North Valley continues to prove it’s for real. Our Game of the Week comes down to the final minutes as Cascade Christian edges … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz: August 30th

South Medford loses a physical battle to West Salem. Crater falls to Tualatin in a high scoring contest. Ashland shuts out Klamath Union while Cascade Christian gets blanked by Santiam Christian. Check out these highlights and more on the Friday Night Blitz.

Friday Night Blitz Preseason Special

The NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews the 2013 high school football season. Stories include: how the smoke from nearby fires has and will affect the teams in Grants Pass, an up-and-coming star at South Medford, why Crater is so successful at sending players to Division I schools, Danial White’s learning experience at Ashland, the merry-go-round … Continue reading »

Ashland Wins Pacific Rim Bowl 32-30

JAPAN – Ashland rode the legs and arm of Danial White to a 32-30 victory over Japan in the 25th anniversary of the Pacific Rim Bowl. The Grizzlies scored their first touchdown on a wide receiver pass to Sebastian Warren, and they scored their last touchdown on another trick play: a reverse to Shashi Penn. … Continue reading »

Watch the Pacific Rim Bowl Live Online

JAPAN – You can watch the 13th edition of the Pacific Rim Bowl tomorrow morning live online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rtv-sports. The Ashland football team will take on the Japanese All-Stars in Kobe, Japan. The broadcast begins at 1:30 am PT with kickoff slated for 2:00 a.m.      

Nagel to Make Pacific Rim Bowl Return

ASHLAND, Ore. — In 1986, Southern Oregon State was hosting Kwansei Gakuin University from Japan for an exhibition game. During the Japanese team’s stay, Akira Furakawa made his way over to Ashland High School to check out their practice. It was there that he me Grizzlies’ head coach Jim Nagel. The two got to talking … Continue reading »

Gold Beach Camp Turns 20

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — Twenty years ago this summer, Gold Beach High School held its first football camp. It was a simple affair, just a handful of teams. Two decades later, the camp has an impressive list of alumni. “Members of my 2007 team trade emails and text messages with Matt Barkley,” said Gold Beach … Continue reading »

Helfrich to be Named Head Coach Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. – Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports reported Saturday night that Oregon offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich will be announced as the team’s next head coach on Sunday. Helfrich has held that position since 2009. It’s been widely reported for a while that the 39-year-old would be the eventual successor to Chip Kelly. Helfrich was … Continue reading »

Challengers Come Up Short in Title Game

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Cascade Christian and Dayton solidified themselves as the two best teams in the 3A division, but it was the Pirates that end up victorious. Each team matched the other blow for blow, but the Challengers could not convert a 1st down late in the game, and Dayton finishes off an undefeated … Continue reading »

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