Panthers Come Up Short in Repeat Bid

PORTLAND, Ore. – South Medford’s quest to repeat as state champions was not fulfilled on Saturday night at the Rose Garden. Foul trouble, poor shooting and an inability to control the paint cost the Lady Panthers the title as they fell to Central Catholic 57-36. Ashley Bolston led the team with 18 points. No other … Continue reading »

NV, Mazama Win Titles, Panthers Move On

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.

NV, Mazama, South Medford advance

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The OSAA 4A basketball state semifinals feature games between the North Valley boys and La Salle Prep as well as the Mazama girls and Cascade. Those highlights and postgame interviews are included.

Mazama Bashes Bruins in Quarterfinals

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.  

South, Mazama Girls Advance to State

South Medford roughs up Southridge 78-39 to advance to the 6A State Tournament for the third straight year. Mazama is also making its third straight trip to States after beating Sisters. St. Mary’s falls to Valley Catholic in the 3A Championship.

Panthers, Knights Headed to State

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 »

South Medford, Eagle Point Moving On

South Medford earned a first round playoff win over North Salem, winning 78-60. Eagle Point also advanced to the round of 16 with a 55-44 win over Springfield. The North Medford boys, Crater boys and Eagle Point girls all were eliminated on Tuesday.

North Valley Turns Program Around

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 »

Roundball Wrap 02-22

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.

Emily Alvarez: Amateur AotW

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 »

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