EAGLE POINT, Ore.– Jackson County District 9 is making final preparations for next year’s budget. While they are keeping a close eye on enrollment, they are also taking on some new initiatives to bring some kids back into the district. Last year, the district says there were about 400 kids in the area who were enrolled … Continue reading »
EAGLE POINT, Ore. — For 17-year-old Bryce Thornton, getting another award certificate is nothing new. Thornton is only a high school senior but he has already made his mark on the world. The honor roll student has participated in 4H for nearly 10 years, traveled all over Europe as a student ambassador, and dedicated over … Continue reading »
EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The Eagle Point Schools Weapons Committee is one step closer to making an official recommendation to the school board about how to make schools safer. Tonight’s public forum happened at Hillside Elementary and it wrapped up after about an hour and a half of public discussion. One of the main topics … Continue reading »
Jackson County School District 9 is working to make sure all of its elementary students have proficient reading skills. Now, that is easier to do after receiving a grant as part of the Oregon Response to Intervention Project. As part of the project, students are tested three times per year to make sure they are … Continue reading »
Four Southern Oregon boys basketball teams were in action on Thursday in Oregon’s state quarterfinals. All four teams lost. Highlights include South Medford/Jesuit, Eagle Point/West Albany, North Valley/Philomath and Henley/La Grande.
Cesar Chavez hit the game winning shot with 1.5 seconds left as Eagle Point beat Crescent Valley 55-53 to advance to the 5A State Tournament. South Medford, North Valley and Henley were the other boys teams to advance on Saturday night.
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. – The Eagle Point football team finished 5-5 this season. The Eagles failed to reach the state tournament. The basketball team, however, is destined for greater things. After defeating Ashland on Friday night, the Eagles are 20-3. Jorge Quintero’s been on the football field and basketball court for three full seasons. His … 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 »
Eagle Point, Ore. — As a student teller for Rogue Credit Union’s Eagle Point High School student branch, Jourden Ellison is used to dealing with money. Now she’s using money to do some good for her school’s Sparrow, “He is very close to all of our hearts. He was just a normal kid a couple … Continue reading »