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 »

Amateur Athlete: Tyson Morris

PHOENIX, Ore. – Tyson Morris is entering his second year as the starting point guard for the Phoenix Pirates. He already made an impact last year being named 2nd team All-Skyline Conference, but Tyson is about much more than basketball. The Phoenix Pirates know point guards. Following Alex Young’s extraordinary career with the Pirates, Tyson … Continue reading »

NV, Mazama, South Medford advance

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The OSAA 4A basketball state semifinals feature games between the North Valley boys and La Salle Prep as well as the Mazama girls and Cascade. Those highlights and postgame interviews are included.

South, Mazama Girls Advance to State

South Medford roughs up Southridge 78-39 to advance to the 6A State Tournament for the third straight year. Mazama is also making its third straight trip to States after beating Sisters. St. Mary’s falls to Valley Catholic in the 3A Championship.

North Valley Turns Program Around

MERLIN, Ore. – Most high school programs go through ups and downs as talent comes and goes. It’s rare, though, that you see the kind of swing that’s happened at North Valley. In 2009, the Knights went 0-21. “Five years ago we had some kids that played basketball,” head coach Jeff Nelson said, “but you … Continue reading »

Round Ball Wrap, Feb. 15th

South Medford dominates North Medford to stay perfect in conference. North Valley and Henley will meet in the boys Skyline Conference Championship, while Phoenix will challenge Mazama in the girls. Cascade Christian wins the SCL Championship.

Roundball Wrap 02-08

Games include Klamath Union/North Valley girls and boys, Hidden Valley/Phoenix girls and boys, Roseburg/South Medford girls, Eagle Point/Ashland girls and boys, Grants Pass/Crater girls, Chiloquin/St. Mary’s girls and boys and Lakeview/Rogue River boys.

Round Ball Wrap, Feb. 1st

Klamath Union tops Mazama in a back and forth battle between the two Klamath Falls rivals. Henley also wins to keep pace with the Pelicans in the Skyline. The South Medford boys boys girls get wins over Grants Pass to extend their SOC leads. The North Valley boys and Mazama girls get wins to clinch … 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 »

South Beats Roseburg in Triple OT

With first place in the Southern Oregon Conference on the line, the South Medford and Roseburg boys battled back and forth through three overtimes, with the Panthers eventually winning 73-66. South had a 10 point lead early in the third, but went 11 minutes of game time without a field goal. The Indians took control … Continue reading »

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