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 »
The final Roundball Wrap of the season involves all the playoff action from around Southern Oregon. Highlights include North Medford and Glencoe, Cascade Christian and Creswell, Grants Pass and South Salem, Mazama and Sutherlin and Gold Beach and Oakland. We also have an update from the OSAA wrestling state tournament.
MEDFORD, Ore. – Emily Alvarez is listed at 5’3″, not typically the height of a star basketball player, so the St. Mary’s junior relies on more than physical stature to position herself above her opponents. “I’ve worked hard for so long,” said Alvarez. “I just go in the gym especially on the weekends. I go … Continue reading »