Local Athletes Struggle for Recognition

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 »

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 »

Friday Night Blitz, November 15th

The OSAA football playoffs are already in the 2nd round and only seven Southern Oregon teams remain. Four of those teams were in action tonight. Highlights from the Friday Night Blitz include Oregon City/North Medford, Grants Pass/Tigard and Ashland/Roosevelt.

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 »

Friday Night Blitz, October 18th

With only two weeks left in the regular season, each game takes on more intensity, but the Black and Blue Bowl always has high stakes. Highlights include North Medford/South Medford, Crater/South Eugene, Bend/Eagle Point, Willamette/Ashland, North Valley/Phoenix, Mazama/Henley, Klamath Union/Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley/Cascade Christian and Powers/Butte Falls.

Friday Night Biltz, October 11th

Grants Pass wins an overtime thriller over South Medford, 32-31. North Medford stays undefeated in conference after beating South Eugene. Crater gets its first win of the year, while Ashland stays undefeated in the 5A. Plus, Skyline Conference highlights and more.

Friday Night Blitz, October 4th

The 6A Southwestern League and the 4A Skyline Conference both entered the day with multiple undefeated teams. By the end of the day, there was only one undefeated in each conference. Games include Roseburg/South Medford, North Medford/Thurston, Grants Pass/South Eugene, Sheldon/Crater, Ashland/North Eugene, Klamath Union/North Valley, Mazama/Phoenix, Hidden Valley/Henley, North Lake/Butte Falls.

Friday Night Blitz, September 27th

North Medford extends its win streak to four, beating Crater 61-45. Ashland is the last undefeated team in the Midwestern League, after a 34-28 win over #5 Springfield. Sheldon crushes South Medford, Grants Pass takes care of Thurston. More scores and highlights

Friday Night Blitz, September 20

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.

SOU Rivalry Within

ASHLAND, Ore. – They’re all teammates now, but there was a time when they were all heated rivals. “It was Union, Camas or Skyview that were the top three every year,” Southern Oregon offensive lineman Max Proudfit says. “It was nothing short of a championship for us every single time,” Southern Oregon offensive lineman Dylan … Continue reading »

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