AAotW Louis Michelon & Austin Schoenmann

MEDFORD, Ore. – The North Medford boys soccer team is fighting for its second consecutive league title. Head coach Michael Belzberg says its because of the family atmosphere created by his team. “It makes more comradeship,”said Belzberg. “Guys are high-fiving. They’re just shaking hands. They have this special handshake. You can’t really teach that. You can … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: McKenzie Cushman

As a sophomore playing at a new position, McKenzie Cushman was just looking for an opportunity to show her coach she was ready for varsity volleyball. She didn’t expect it to happen like it did. “The first game of the season, our senior blew out her ACL,” said head coach Robert Jackson. “So McKenzie, as … Continue reading »

Brittany Jensen: Amateur Athelete

MEDFORD, Ore. — It didn’t take long for Chris and Aly Hollewijn to realize Brittany Jensen’s potential. Two years ago, the South Medford soccer coaches called her up to varsity for the program’s first postseason game in years. She was only a freshman. “We could see that she was an explosive player and also a … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Stephanie Croy

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – There isn’t much Stephanie Croy can’t do. She’s always been a great student, active in the community and a stellar athlete. Right now Stephanie plays three sports at Cascade Christian, but she would have played more. “I was always a soccer girl,” Stephanie says. “I started soccer in first grade and played … Continue reading »

Ashlyn Flynn: Amateur Athlete

PHOENIX, Ore. – Ashlyn Flynn’s love of volleyball started in Monterey, California where she grew up. She’s now a senior at Phoenix High School and she keeps getting better. The libero enters her senior season as the defending Skyline Co-Player of the Year. “It was a huge accomplishment,” said Flynn. “It was like all this hard … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete of the Week: Sarah Holst

MEDFORD, Ore. — Sarah Holst quickly progressed to one of the top fencers in the nation, and is currently competing with the Northwest Fencing Center in Beaverton. But her involvement in the sport really started with her father and brother. In our Amateur Athlete of the Week, Brandon Kamerman explains how one of the top … Continue reading »

Jaron Emerson: Amateur AotW

MEDFORD, Ore. — Early this spring McLoughlin seventh grader Jaron Emerson added sprinting to his athletic repertoire. A few months later, he was blowing past the competition. “I knew I was fast, but I didn’t think I was the fastest kid out here, but I started catching on,” said Jaron. “Some of the eighth graders … Continue reading »

Amatuer AotW: Supernova Soccer

The Supernova soccer team is made up of girls 15 and under from Klamath Falls,  to Northern California,  to the Rogue Valley. The team competes against clubs from all over the northwest in a variety of tournaments throughout the year. Newswatch 12′s Brandon Kamerman explains why Supernova is looking outside the region for its next … Continue reading »

Kassi Conditt: Amateur AotW

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – In sports, success is often based on a matter of inches. For Oregon Tech’s Kassi Conditt the inches. and feet, keep piling up. “The whole motion of throwing is pure technique so if I mess up one thing, that could turn 44 feet into 42 just like that,” said Conditt. “One … Continue reading »

Meranda Zanni: Amateur AotW

PHOENIX, Ore. – Behind every star softball player is a strong team. Meranda Zanni moved to Phoenix from Douglas County last year and her teammates quickly became her family. “Everyone’s a lot more welcoming,” said Zanni. “Everyone gets along really well. It’s just like having a sister, nine of them.” In going along with the … Continue reading »

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