North Takes Down South 64-56 in OT

MEDFORD, Ore. — An ugly 1st quarter led to a a dominant 2nd quarter by South Medford, which led to a huge comeback in the 2nd half from North Medford, which ended in the Black Tornado’s first Abby’s Holiday Classic championship since 2011. North Medford trailed by as many as 16 points in the 3rd … Continue reading »

North, South Advance at Abby’s Classic

MEDFORD, Ore. — In 2012, the Abby’s Holiday Classic championship featured the two host schools: South Medford and North Medford. It was the fifth time the two crosstown rivals tangled in the 25-year history of the local tournament. The Panthers won for the fourth time. The 2014 Abby’s Holiday Classic will once again feature the … Continue reading »

Black Tornado Sharing Success

MEDFORD, Ore. – Two teams, one goal. On Saturday, North Medford baseball and softball teams both have chances to win state championships. The last time that happened was 1984, and the significance is not lost on players and coaches. “I’ve gone to school with those guys and us for so long,” said Keisha Williams, senior … Continue reading »

Becker Reflects on Freshman Season

MEDFORD, Ore. – On Tuesday North Medford will host Westview in the 6A softball semifinals. It’s a chance for the Black Tornado to take one step towards its third straight state championship. This year, however, North Medford is without two-time Gatorade Player of the Year, Maryssa Becker. Becker is continuing her softball career at the … Continue reading »

Local Wrestler Returns to Semis

MEDFORD, Ore. – Last year North Medford’s Trent Wilson was unranked heading into the state wrestling tournament. He upset the 4th ranked wrestler in his weight class before losing to the eventual state champion. He finished 4th overall. That 4th place finish left Wilson wanting more. So he pushed himself, and now he’s back despite … Continue reading »

Round Ball Wrap, February 21st

The final Friday of the regular season for the 4A-6A featured a pair of high-profile rivalries. South Medford owned the “Black and Blue” series. Both the Panthers girls and the Panthers boys beat the Black Tornado. In Eagle Point, the Eagles boys outlasted Ashland while the Grizzly girls beat the Lady Eagles. Also in the … Continue reading »

Shakeup in the SOC

MEDFORD, Ore. – At the beginning of the night, South Medford and Grants Pass were battling for 2nd place in the Southern Oregon Conference. By the end of the game, the Panthers were tied for 1st place. Roseburg upset North Medford on Tuesday leaving the winner of the game at South Medford in a tie … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Grace Jovanovic

Typically injuries are not a good thing for athletes, but for Grace Jovanovic, a broken arm set her on a path to greatness. Jovanovic is entering her junior year at St. Mary’s. She’s one of the top swimmers in the state despite the fact that swimming wasn’t even her first or second sport. “I was … Continue reading »

North Medford Comes Back to Stun Wilson

MEDFORD, Ore. – North Medford looked sluggish and out-of-sync in the first half of Sunday’s non-league game against Wilson. The second half was a different story. The Black Tornado were led by 20 points from Tristen Holmes as they outscored the Trojans 38-21 in the final 16 minutes. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, November 15th

The OSAA football playoffs are already in the 2nd round and only seven Southern Oregon teams remain. Four of those teams were in action tonight. Highlights from the Friday Night Blitz include Oregon City/North Medford, Grants Pass/Tigard and Ashland/Roosevelt.

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