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.

Friday Night Blitz, September 20

Friday Night Blitz from September 20. North Medford pulls the upset of the year in defeating defending state champion Sheldon. Other highlights include Grants Pass at Crater, South Medford at South Eugene, Roseburg at Thurston, Ashland at Churchill, Eagle Point at Springfield and Klamath Union at Yreka.

Bohn, Shipley Excelling in Class A

MEDFORD, Ore. – Two former Southern Oregon baseball stars are putting summer slumps behind them and streaking in the minor leagues. Former Phoenix Pirate Justin Bohn is currently playing for the Miami Marlins’ Class A affiliate, Greensboro Grasshoppers. After hitting only .177 with the Marlins’ short season affiliate, Bohn is now batting .345 with two … Continue reading »

Shipley Drafted by Diamondbacks

MEDFORD, Ore. – Only four years after becoming a pitcher, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected former North Medford standout Braden Shipley with the 15th overall pick in the MLB Amateur Draft. Shipley started his career with the Black Tornado as a shortstop, but developed as a pitcher during his junior year. A successful run at the … Continue reading »

Switching to Panther Blue

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon is familiar with sports rivalries. There’s the Civil War, and on a smaller scale in Medford, there’s the Black and Blue Game. Most people feel pressured to pick one side, but South Medford’s Mark Winans has worn the black and the blue. “I like North,” Winans said. “I enjoyed my time … Continue reading »

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