Bastendorff Poised for Big Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – An uptick in confidence helped pitcher Nolan Bastendorff really take off for the Crater Comets last year. It was an uptick in confidence despite an uptick in velocity, but Bastendorff refused to let his average fastball hold him back. “I really think he was maturing,” Crater head coach Jay Campbell said, … Continue reading »

Beavers Complete Sweep of Stanford

Oregon State head coach Pat Casey: Oregon State pitcher Jace Fry: Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto: Oregon State shortstop Trever Morrison: Courtesy: OSU Sports Information CORVALLIS, Ore.– Oregon State completed a series sweep of Pacific-12 Conference rival Stanford on Sunday with a 2-1 victory before a crowd of 2,836 at Goss Stadium. The No. 6 … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Dominates Rotary Relays

MEDFORD, Ore. – In the 60th edition of the Medford Rotary Relays at North Medford High School, it was Grants Pass that exerted its dominance over the track and field landscape in Southern Oregon. The Cavemen won both the boys’ and girls’ meets in impressive fashion. The Hidden Valley boys and North Valley girls won … Continue reading »

Hendrix Plays Hero in OSU’s Walk-Off Win

Oregon State head coach Pat Casey: Oregon State outfielder Jeff Hendrix: Oregon State pitcher Andrew Moore: Courtesy: OSU Sports Information CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State center fielder Jeff Hendrix singled home the winning run in the 13th inning on Saturday as the Beavers edged Stanford 1-0 at Goss Stadium to clinch the Pacific-12 Conference series. … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Stephanie Techler

ASHLAND, Ore. — There’s a group of outcasts in track and field. The runners run, the throwers throw and the jumpers jump. The pole vaulters are a different breed; they run, plant, bend and vault. “It is excluded from the other track disciplines,” said SOU junior Stephanie Techler, “but I think it’s just so cool … 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 »

Oregon Begins 2014 Spring Football

Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich: Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota: Oregon Center Hroniss Grasu: Oregon Left Tackle Tyler Johnstone:

Amateur Athlete: River Davis

ASHLAND, Ore. — Two years ago, River Davis reached the 5A State Tennis Tournament. The next season, she didn’t return. Instead, she spent the year in Japan. “I definitely wanted to experience what it was like as a Japanese high schooler because I’m half-Japanese so I had the American identity, but I didn’t really know … Continue reading »

Home Run Leader Hull Joins SOU Staff

ASHLAND, Ore. — She owns nearly every school record at Corban University. She ranks in the top ten in seven NAIA statistical categories, including the all-time leader in home runs with 83. However, when Stephanie Nippert Hull’s husband took a job in Ashland, the former Warrior changed her colors. “I actually just received an email … Continue reading »

Ducks Stop in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon baseball team finished off a three game sweep of Utah over the weekend. The Ducks have a series with San Francisco on Tuesday and Wednesday but before they made their way to California, the Ducks stopped off at Harry & David Field in Medford. The Ducks held a brief practice, … Continue reading »

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