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 »
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 »
EAGLE POINT, Ore. – In 2013, Crater football players Derrick Turituri and RJ Morgan signed letters of intent to play for the University of Arizona. Comets head coach John Beck reflected on the challenges those athletes faced. “The University of Arizona coaches said Northern California and Southern Oregon are the most under-recruited areas in the nation,” Beck said. … Continue reading »
North Medford wins the outright SWC title after beating Roseburg 14-10. Ashland also wins an outright championship and finishes the regular season undefeated with a 33-17 win over Eagle Point. Sheldon beats Grants Pass, South avoids the play-in round with a win over Crater while Klamath Union and Henley split the Skyline Conference Title.
CRATER LAKE, Ore. — After a deal was reached late Wednesday night in Washington D.C. to end the government shutdown and reopen national parks, Crater Lake opened Thursday to more than 300 visitors enjoying a beautiful day and a great view of Wizard Island. Paul and Michelle Nelson came from southern California and had Crater … Continue reading »
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.