Horse Racing Begins This Weekend

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — This weekend, horse racing returns to the Josephine County Fairgrounds as Grants Pass Downs will host the first of four horse racing weekends. The mood at Grants Pass Downs is much better than it was this time last year. After losing more than $68,000 in 2012, the Southern Oregon Horse Racing … Continue reading »

Rogues Beat Bend in Home Opener

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Rogues made the West Coast League playoffs in their first year as a franchise. To get there, Medford needed a late push, along with a complete collapse by the Bend Elks. The Elks lost their last six games, allowing the Rogues to make the post-season by virtue of a tie-breaker. … Continue reading »

Guzman’s No-Hitter Leads Henley to Title

SALEM, Ore. – Jon Guzman had to watch from the sidelines last year as Henley won the 4A baseball championship. Guzman had been benched by coaches after Guzman made what he referred to as a “mistake.” Guzman said it was tough to watch his team win without him, so he was determined to make it … Continue reading »

North Medford Wins Baseball Title

SALEM, Ore. – North Medford defeated Sheldon 3-2 Saturday to win its first state baseball championship since 2007. The Black Tornado jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a Jared Evans double off Brandon Brancato. Jordan Pond drove in another run in the third inning to give North Medford a 3-0 … Continue reading »

Black Tornado Sharing Success

MEDFORD, Ore. – Two teams, one goal. On Saturday, North Medford baseball and softball teams both have chances to win state championships. The last time that happened was 1984, and the significance is not lost on players and coaches. “I’ve gone to school with those guys and us for so long,” said Keisha Williams, senior … Continue reading »

Paragliding Becomes a Lifelong Passion

TRAIL, Ore. — Several years ago, Donneta Grizzell started skydiving, and later encouraged her husband Ryan to come along. Ryan was afraid of heights, but cautiously agreed to try it. When he did, that fear of heights was gone. The skydiving turned into paragliding, and the paragliding turned into a lifelong passion.

North Medford Plays for State Crowns

MEDFORD, Ore. – From different cities to different classifications, from baseball to softball, several southern Oregon teams have one thing in common: a chance at state championships this weekend. The North Medford softball team will try for a third-straight state championship Saturday as they take on South Salem in the 6A title game in Corvallis. … Continue reading »

Max Gordon Moves From Player to Coach

MEDFORD, Ore. — Former Ashland and Oregon State baseball player Max Gordon went out with a bang this season with the Beavers, making himself a regular on highlight reels with his incredible diving catches. But soon after the Beavers were eliminated from the College World Series, he made the decision to focus on coaching. Gordon … Continue reading »

Summer Basketball Team Opens Doors

ASHLAND, Ore. -Five years ago SOU assistant basketball coach Brant Minor put together a 17-under summer league team for local high school basketball players. It started as a way of recruiting talent from around Oregon to eventually join the Raiders, but it turned into a whole lot more than that. “I got approached by Brant … Continue reading »

UCI Ends OSU’s Season in Regional Final

Oregon State head coach Pat Casey, Michael Conforto, Kavin Keyes and Jake Thompson: Courtesy: OSU Sports Information CORVALLIS, Ore.– Oregon State’s bid to advance to the NCAA Super Regional fell just short on Monday night as the Beavers lost 4-2 to UC Irvine at Goss Stadium in the championship game of the Corvallis Regional. The … Continue reading »

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