Benches Clear as Rogues Top Elks

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford ended its 5-game losing streak with a 8-2 win over Bend, and the first 1,000 fans at Harry and David Field received BG Gould bobbleheads, but that was all overshadowed by a long 4th inning that included three ejections, benches clearing and an empty jug being thrown on the field.

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 »

Amateur Athlete: Susan Holt

MEDFORD, Ore. — Susan Holt always took care of her body. Four years ago, Susan, an avid runner and healthy eater, was feeling great when her body betrayed her. “I ran my fastest half-marathon in May, two weeks before my diagnosis,” Holt said. “I had no signs, symptoms, nothing except for just this very small … 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 »

Local Family Revels in Home Track

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Emilio Guerrero is the owner of El Patron Restaurant in Grants Pass. He is also the owner of horses. Plus, he trains them, and his brother Jose rides them. On Sunday, the Guerrero brothers combined for two wins at the Grants Pass Downs. Afterwards, Emilio spoke about the pressure of competing … Continue reading »

Avila Takes 10th at T & F Championships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was just a few years ago Eric Avila wasn’t even running competitively. On Saturday, Avila finished 10th overall in the 1,500 meter run at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento. After a year at Northern Arizona University, Avila took two years off before joining Southern Oregon University’s cross … Continue reading »

WCL Introduces Players to Wood Bats

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — In high school and college, baseball players use aluminum bats. In Major League Baseball, it’s wood bats. For those players with professional aspirations, summer ball leagues like the West Coast League give them a chance to see live pitching with wood bats in their hands. Players on both the Medford Rogues … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Kassie Guglielmino

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The finish line is just a spot on a track, but crossing that line is something Kassie Guglielmino is very accustomed to. “A rush,” Guglielmino said . “I don’t really know how else to say it. It’s like a rush.” Guglielmino continues to seek out that rush. The self-described adrenaline junkie … Continue reading »

Croucher Reflects on Grants Pass Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass Open at Caveman Bowl finished Monday night with Mike Dias beating Hall of Famer Dale Eagle 229-224 in the championship. The match lasted less than 20 minutes, but it was the culmination of four straight days of high level bowling in Grants Pass. It was the first year … Continue reading »

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