Becker Reflects on Freshman Season

MEDFORD, Ore. – On Tuesday North Medford will host Westview in the 6A softball semifinals. It’s a chance for the Black Tornado to take one step towards its third straight state championship. This year, however, North Medford is without two-time Gatorade Player of the Year, Maryssa Becker. Becker is continuing her softball career at the … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Grace Jovanovic

Typically injuries are not a good thing for athletes, but for Grace Jovanovic, a broken arm set her on a path to greatness. Jovanovic is entering her junior year at St. Mary’s. She’s one of the top swimmers in the state despite the fact that swimming wasn’t even her first or second sport. “I was … Continue reading »

Black Tornado, Hornets Win State Titles

Southern Oregon teams went two-for-two in the final day of the high school sports season. The North Medford softball team repeated as state champs, beating Glencoe 2-1, while Henley hammered Newport 12-5 in the 4A baseball championship. The Black Tornado’s game against Glencoe lived up to the hype with pitchers Maryssa Becker and Katie Sutherland-Finch. … Continue reading »

North’s Becker Named Softball POY

Maryssa Becker had a season for the ages with the North Medford Softball team, pitching the Black Tornado to its sixth State Championship. Wednesday,┬áthe standout was recognized for her outstanding campaign, being named Gatorade Oregon Softball Player of the Year. Becker was nearly unhittable all year for North. She posted a record of 26-0, With … Continue reading »