Crater Coaches Take Ice Bucket Challenge

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — John Beck and the Crater football coaches cooled off before practice on Monday afternoon, participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Crater coaches will donate $200 towards ALS research and are challenging other coaches in the Rogue Valley to do the same. It was more than symbolic for Beck. His … Continue reading »

Bastendorff Poised for Big Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – An uptick in confidence helped pitcher Nolan Bastendorff really take off for the Crater Comets last year. It was an uptick in confidence despite an uptick in velocity, but Bastendorff refused to let his average fastball hold him back. “I really think he was maturing,” Crater head coach Jay Campbell said, … Continue reading »

Knights Fall to Comets in Season Opener

MERLIN, Ore. — The North Valley Knights lost their first game in almost two years on Monday, with a 72-47 defeat to the Crater Comets. The Comets jumped out in front early and never looked back, leading by 12 at the half.  It’s Crater’s first win of the season in three tries, the Knights drop … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, November 1st

The 6A-4A classifications feature the play-in round, but only one Southern Oregon team hosted a play-in game. Henley hosted Douglas while Mazama was on the road at Elmira and North Valley was at North Marion. Other highlights include Roseburg/Barlow, Cascade Christian/Lakeview and Eagle Point/Wilsonville. Also included are highlights from Oregon State’s Friday night game versus … Continue reading »

South Medford, Eagle Point Moving On

South Medford earned a first round playoff win over North Salem, winning 78-60. Eagle Point also advanced to the round of 16 with a 55-44 win over Springfield. The North Medford boys, Crater boys and Eagle Point girls all were eliminated on Tuesday.

Crater Duo Signs With Arizona

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Division One football players from the Rogue Valley are rare. Two from the same team are even rarer. On Wednesday, Crater seniors Derrick Turituri and R.J. Morgan signed their letters of intent to play football for the University of Arizona. Both Turituri and Morgan were rated as three-star recruits by ESPN … Continue reading »

Comets Eye Bounce Back vs. Oregon City

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – After coming up just short in an upset bid against Tualatin, the Crater Comets will look to regroup this Friday when Oregon City comes to town. It was the Pioneers who ended the Comets season last year, winning 45-22 in the first round of the 6A playoffs. It’s just the second … Continue reading »

Crater to be Tested in Non-Conference

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Friday, the Crater Comets begin their season against seventh ranked Tualatin. The Timberwolves allowed the fewest points of any 6A school last year, 130 in 11 games. The Comets follow that game up with a home date against Oregon City, the team that knocked Crater out of the playoffs last season. … Continue reading »

Comets Seek Year Three Improvement

The Crater Comets are entering their third season since moving up from the 5A to 6A classification. The Comets improved greatly from year one to year two, going 2-8 in 2010, but following that up with a 6-5 record last season. Crater is looking to take the next step this fall and start contending for … Continue reading »