North Takes Down South 64-56 in OT

MEDFORD, Ore. — An ugly 1st quarter led to a a dominant 2nd quarter by South Medford, which led to a huge comeback in the 2nd half from North Medford, which ended in the Black Tornado’s first Abby’s Holiday Classic championship since 2011. North Medford trailed by as many as 16 points in the 3rd … Continue reading »

North, South Advance at Abby’s Classic

MEDFORD, Ore. — In 2012, the Abby’s Holiday Classic championship featured the two host schools: South Medford and North Medford. It was the fifth time the two crosstown rivals tangled in the 25-year history of the local tournament. The Panthers won for the fourth time. The 2014 Abby’s Holiday Classic will once again feature the … Continue reading »

Web Extra: SOU Steamrolls Saint Xavier

CHICAGO, Ill. — Southern Oregon steamrolled Saint Xavier 62-37. The 25 point win is the Raiders’ second straight win on the road to punch a ticket to the NAIA National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. “Last week’s win was really an awesome win in the snow up in Carroll,” Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard … Continue reading »

Raiders Advance to NAIA Quarterfinals

ASHLAND, Ore. — The seesaw affair at Raider Stadium tipped fully in Southern Oregon’s favor in the 2nd half of a 44-26 win over MidAmerica Nazarene in the First Round of the NAIA Football Championship Series on Saturday. It started strong for SOU. After a 85-yard kickoff return touchdown by JJ Latu shortly before the … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, November 21st

The last Friday Night Blitz of the 2014 season features only one Southern Oregon team in action. The Grants Pass Cavemen try to fight off West Salem in the 6A quarterfinals. Meanwhile, the NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews a busy day of football on Saturday.

Oregon State Drops 4th Straight Game

Courtesy: Oregon State Athletics CORVALLIS – Quarterback Sean Mannion threw for 419 yards on Saturday but Oregon State fell 39-32 to Washington State before a Dad’s Weekend crowd of 44,377 at Reser Stadium. The Cougars (3-7, 2-5 Pac-12) scored twice in the fourth quarter to erase a 25-24 deficit for their first victory at Reser … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, November 7th

The intensity ramps up in the first playoff edition of the Friday Night Blitz. Highlights include a doubleheader at Spiegelberg Stadium featuring Lake Oswego/South Medford and Wilson/North Medford, Barlow/Grants Pass, Ashland/Hillsboro, Pleasant Hill/Cascade Christian and Sweet Home/Phoenix.

UO Coaching Staff at Kids Unlimited

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon is making a name for itself in girls’ basketball, and so this area is attracting attention from some bigger names in the sport. On Sunday several members of the University of Oregon women’s basketball coaching staff were at Kids Unlimited for a basketball clinic. They were there to instruct girls … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, October 24th

North Medford beats South Medford 49-22 in the Black and Blue Bowl. Grants Pass blows out South Eugene, Crater, Ashland and Eagle Point all lose. Mazama crushes Phoenix for the Skyline conference championship.

Stork’s Triumphant Return Home

ASHLAND, Ore. — SOU suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, but the Raiders are still very much in contention for a postseason run, and a good reason for that is the improvement on defense. A team known for its offense is starting to turn heads on the other side of the ball. … Continue reading »

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