Reynolds High School Shooter Identified

TROUTDALE, Ore. — The Troutdale Police Chief says yesterday’s shooter at Reynolds High School was a freshman student, 15 year old Jared Michael Padgett. He apparently used a guitar case to carry weapons onto campus.  Police say he had a handgun, an AR-15 style rifle, 9 loaded magazines capable of holding hundreds of rounds of … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Teenage Hope

From the time I was first pregnant and found out I’d be having a girl, many people commented about “watching out for the teenage years.”  After Olivia was born, people would see her quick smile, bright eyes, and questioning nature and say “you’ll have your hands full when she’s a teenager.”  Now, as a kindergartener, … Continue reading »

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.

Nuggets Outlast Dirtbags

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Grants Pass Nuggets fought off elimination for the second day in a row. The Nuggets knocked the Salem Post 20 Dirtbags out of the American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win. The Nuggets and Dirtbags were tied 3-3 in the top of the 9th, but Grants Pass scored four runs. … Continue reading »

Panthers Come Up Short in Repeat Bid

PORTLAND, Ore. – South Medford’s quest to repeat as state champions was not fulfilled on Saturday night at the Rose Garden. Foul trouble, poor shooting and an inability to control the paint cost the Lady Panthers the title as they fell to Central Catholic 57-36. Ashley Bolston led the team with 18 points. No other … Continue reading »

NV, Mazama Win Titles, Panthers Move On

High school basketball wraps up in the OSAA 4A state tournament. On the girls’ side, Mazama faces La Grande in the title game. On the boys’ side, North Valley meets up with Cascade. The South Medford girls played Tigard in the semifinals of the 6A state tournament. Highlights and interviews included.

Students Compete in Mock Trial

MEDFORD, Ore. – A group of high school students took over the Jackson County courthouse on Saturday to show off their legal skills in all-day mock trials. It’s all part of the regional finals in a statewide competition. Attorneys coach the student teams, pretending to defend or prosecute cases for a jury of legal professionals … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap 02-22

The final Roundball Wrap of the season involves all the playoff action from around Southern Oregon. Highlights include North Medford and Glencoe, Cascade Christian and Creswell, Grants Pass and South Salem, Mazama and Sutherlin and Gold Beach and Oakland. We also have an update from the OSAA wrestling state tournament.

Double OT at SMHS; Subaru Finals Games

MEDFORD, Ore. – Matt Toreson made two free throws with 1.8 seconds left in double overtime to give South Medford a 65-64 win over crosstown rival North Medford in the Abby’s Holiday Tournament finals game on Saturday. The Panthers led by as many as 11 in the second half, but the Black Tornado closed regulation … Continue reading »

High School Basketball: 12-27

With Christmas in the rearview mirror, the basketball season moves into another gear. Big holiday tournaments kicked off around the country, including the Abby’s Holiday Classic, the Southern Oregon Subaru Christmas Classic and the Title IX Holiday Invitational in Washington, D.C. Highlights in this segment include Redmond/North Medford boys, North Salem/South Medford boys, North Valley/Illinois … Continue reading »