Caleb Allen: Amateur AotW

For a basketball player coming from such a small school, Caleb Allen is putting up some big numbers. However, the junior is quick to defer the praise he receives. “I think I get way too much credit for what’s going on at this program,” said said. “It all starts off with who brings up the … Continue reading »

Karissa Dixon: Amateur AotW

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Kevin Dixon was on the North Medford girl’s basketball coaching staff from 2006-2010. One of his star pupils was his daughter, Karissa. With Dad always on the sidelines, Karissa admits basketball runs through her blood. “I’ve just been around it so much,” Karissa said. “It’s just kind of second nature almost.” … Continue reading »

Hannah Reynolds: Amateur AotW

The Mazama girls soccer team is preparing for the State Championship this Saturday. Hannah Reynolds is a vital part of that preparation, but the vikings senior is also preparing for the start of basketball season, where she’s a captain. After basketball, she’ll prepare for golf. All this while juggling academic honors, acting President of the … Continue reading »

Tristan Burke: Amateur AotW

North Valley’s Tristan Burke is a big play waiting to happen, through the air or on the ground. “We ask a lot of him,” said head coach Todd Willaman. “There’s a lot of reads he’s got to make. He’s still making plays with his feet like he has, but he’s also making good reads and … Continue reading »

Danial White & Connor Kaegi: AAotW

ASHLAND, Ore. – Last year, Danial White was the starting quarterback for the Ashland Grizzlies. Connor Kaegi, who transferred from Florida, was on the bench. “I needed to get some JV reps in to know the offense and get it down,” said Kaegi, “and certainly watch Danial as he did well last year. And see … Continue reading »

John Esqueda: Amateur AotW

Last year the Phoenix Pirates won the Skyline Conference and finished runner-up at the State Championship. After that incredible season, the Pirates lost 12 players. “It is definitely last year’s JV team,” said head coach Dennis Flenner, “and I don’t want to belittle the fact that they don’t think that they’re last year’s JV team. … Continue reading »

Greg Rapet: Amateur AotW

The South Medford soccer team won its league last year thanks to six first and second team all-league players, but four of those players graduated. Then they found out about the loss of another key player, Mitch North. “Early in the season, we caught news that we were gonna lose our senior goalkeeper and my … Continue reading »

Amateur AotW: St. Mary’s Seniors

In 2010, Jamie Young took over a Saint Mary’s football program that was coming off an 0-7 season. As Young worked to repair a broken system he was joined in the process by five young men, Glenn Alvarez, Calvin Roberts, Dan Seus, Jake Isola and Dan Leavens. “You care about all your kids that play … Continue reading »

Haley Kasler: Amateur AotW

ASHLAND, Ore. – The SOU Raiders have become one of the best programs in the Cascade Conference over the past few years. That success has been in large part because of a series of great outside hitters. When one leaves, another is there to step up and take her place. It looks like this season, … Continue reading »

Jessica Lewis: Amateur AotW

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cheerleading is about support; supporting the team, the community and each other. For South Medford’s Jessica Lewis, she’s the one in need of some support. “I’m doing everything I can to raise money and just talking about it to people,” said Lewis,  “I’m just like, this is weird. I might actually be … Continue reading »

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