Amateur AotW: Medford CrossFit

MEDFORD, Ore. — Adam Laucis is a CrossFit coach. His goal is simple; change people’s lives. “I really just want to help people on their weight loss journey and become more comfortable in their own bodies,” said Laucis, “better self-esteem, more confidence.” One of those people Laucis has helped is Holly Nickerson, whose friend convinced … Continue reading »

Jerry Newcomb: Amateur AotW

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some people say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Jerry Newcomb disagrees. “I don’t set my standards by anybody else but myself,” Newcomb said. “I challenge myself.” His latest challenge is martial arts. The 53-year-old picked up the sport six months ago, training alongside kids sometimes a third of … Continue reading »

Alexis Barkwell: Amateur AotW

MEDFORD, Ore. — The North Medford softball team got some much needed help from transfer Alexis Barkwell. The junior filled a hole at first base and number two pitcher left by the departure of Kelsey Bartley. Barkwell isn’t your normal transfer, though. She left home in San Diego to live with her aunt and uncle. … Continue reading »

Kerissa & Vanessa D’Arpino: Amateur AotW

MERLIN, Ore. — The top two girls runners in the state will face off in this weekend’s state championship. Chris Leone take a closer look at the twin driving force behind North Valley’s state title hopes.

Jaron Emerson: Amateur AotW

MEDFORD, Ore. — Early this spring McLoughlin seventh grader Jaron Emerson added sprinting to his athletic repertoire. A few months later, he was blowing past the competition. “I knew I was fast, but I didn’t think I was the fastest kid out here, but I started catching on,” said Jaron. “Some of the eighth graders … Continue reading »

Amatuer AotW: Supernova Soccer

The Supernova soccer team is made up of girls 15 and under from Klamath Falls,  to Northern California,  to the Rogue Valley. The team competes against clubs from all over the northwest in a variety of tournaments throughout the year. Newswatch 12′s Brandon Kamerman explains why Supernova is looking outside the region for its next … Continue reading »

Kassi Conditt: Amateur AotW

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – In sports, success is often based on a matter of inches. For Oregon Tech’s Kassi Conditt the inches. and feet, keep piling up. “The whole motion of throwing is pure technique so if I mess up one thing, that could turn 44 feet into 42 just like that,” said Conditt. “One … Continue reading »

Linda Carter: Amateur AotW

There are titles that come along with greatness on the pool table; champion, house pro, even an appropriate nickname. Linda Carter has all of these. The one they call Wonder Woman started honing her skills in college “The guys would drag me down to the student union just to have somebody to beat up on, … Continue reading »

Kelsey Woolsey: Amateur AotW

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Kelsey Woolsey is one of the top competitors in her sport, but even she knows her success goes only as far as her partner. “Yeah, it’s a lot different than even football,” said Woolsey. “You’re on a team, but you’re communicating with other humans that speak English. We’re communicating with animals … Continue reading »

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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