Inaugural Higs Gym Ninja Challenge

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – It’s no easy task, but on Saturday a number of local athletes, or “ninjas”,  reached the end of the Higs Gym obstacle course.  It’s the inaugural Higs Gym Ninja Challenge. 80 competitors trekked through the course  climbing monkey bars, zip lining over pools of water and running up a 14-foot warped wall. It was … Continue reading »

Dix Breaks Through at Big Al’s

ASHLAND, Ore. – John Dix found redemption for his 2012 loss in the Big Al’s men’s open singles finals to Wil Cochrane. On Sunday, Dix stormed past Douglass Neuman of Ashland, 6-1, 6-2. Dix began the championship match only 30 minutes after concluding his semifinal match with Adam Stamper, but the 36 year-old showed no … Continue reading »

Rogues Clobber Gems, Inch Closer to 1st

Courtesy: Medford Rogues Baseball Club MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Rogues avenged an earlier season sweep by the Klamath Falls Gems by thrashing the visitors 14-3 at Harry and David Field on Sunday.  With the win, the Rogues sit in 2nd place in the West Coast League South Division and hold a half game lead … Continue reading »

Benches Clear as Rogues Top Elks

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford ended its 5-game losing streak with a 8-2 win over Bend, and the first 1,000 fans at Harry and David Field received BG Gould bobbleheads, but that was all overshadowed by a long 4th inning that included three ejections, benches clearing and an empty jug being thrown on the field.

Local Family Revels in Home Track

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Emilio Guerrero is the owner of El Patron Restaurant in Grants Pass. He is also the owner of horses. Plus, he trains them, and his brother Jose rides them. On Sunday, the Guerrero brothers combined for two wins at the Grants Pass Downs. Afterwards, Emilio spoke about the pressure of competing … Continue reading »

Summer Basketball Team Opens Doors

ASHLAND, Ore. -Five years ago SOU assistant basketball coach Brant Minor put together a 17-under summer league team for local high school basketball players. It started as a way of recruiting talent from around Oregon to eventually join the Raiders, but it turned into a whole lot more than that. “I got approached by Brant … 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 »

Baseball’s Enigma: The Pitch Count

A week ago Dylan Fosnacht, a high school senior from Rochester, Wash. threw 194 pitches before being pulled in the 15th inning. His team eventually won 1-0 in 17 innings, but afteward Fosnacht became a national sensation while his coach faced an onslaught of criticism. NewsWatch 12′s Brandon Kamerman spoke with several local coaches and … Continue reading »

6A District 1 Track and Field Recap

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Eight schools competed at the 6A District 1 meet on Saturday. The top two finishers in each event qualified for the state meet beginning Friday. The updated list of Southern Oregon qualifiers is below (the final list will be posted on by Wednesday). Boys Qualifiers: 800 Meter Run – Austin Sanders, … Continue reading »

SOU Reacts to Coaching Debuts

ASHLAND, Ore. – On Friday NewsWatch 12′s Chris Leone and Brandon Kamerman faced the biggest challenge of their sports journalism careers: coaching in the SOU Spring Game. Leone’s White Team snuck by Kamerman’s Red Team 26-19, and after the game they asked each other and the players about their first experience coaching college football.

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