Amateur Athlete of the Week: Leo Young

ASHLAND, Ore. – Leo Young’s life is much like an epic tennis match. He goes down one set but comes back the next. “There’s a part of you that says, ‘OK, so you’ve done a good job. It’s okay to lose this,’” Young says. However, losing’s not something Young is very fond of. “He will literally … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Max Gordon

CORVALLIS, Ore. – If you’ve followed Oregon State baseball this season, you’ve seen Max Gordon make some incredible plays out in center field. So what does it take to make catch after breath-taking catch? “I just really have no regard for my body,” Gordon says,”so I just throw it all over the place.” But there’s … Continue reading »

Marcus Gentry: Amateur AotW

MEDFORD, Ore. – In Olympic swimming, there’s Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Among 8-year-olds, there’s Marcus Gentry. Gentry is one of the top 8-year-old swimmers in the country. He’s so good he competes against kids sometimes five years older than him. “He’s not the tallest of the 8-year-olds,” his coach John Cooper says, “but he’s … Continue reading »

McKensey Peters: Amateur AotW

MEDFORD, Ore. – McKensey Peters tried every sport in the book, but the North Medford senior dominated the basketball court. Much of her success is due to her competitive nature. “I’m just super competitive,” Peters said. “I think it comes from the heart of course and my teammates that I’ve played with for years and … 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 »

Jack Bell: Amateur Athlete of the Week

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath Union’s Jack Bell is a football player. “Last year was kind of my first breakthrough year with football where I really became comfortable with it and played really well,” said Bell. Well enough to earn him first team all-conference on defense as a cornerback and first team all-conference on offense … Continue reading »

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