Amateur Athlete: Jerome Lee

MEDFORD, Ore. – After time in the service and a long career in the mills, at 78 year-old, Jerome Lee would just assume sit back in his easy chair. Instead, he’s bowling at a level above people half his age. “At some point you’re going to have to fall off,” his friend Randy Cochran said. … Continue reading »

Am. Athlete: Daniel Shao and Sherry Hu

TALENT, Ore. – Moving from one city to another can be tough. Moving to a different country can be frightening, but local couple, who moved to Medford from St. Louis last June, knows just how to make friends: find a club that sponsors table tennis. In China it’s called ping pong. In America, we refer … Continue reading »

Mother, Daughter Seek Title Repeat

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Last year the Mazama Vikings girls’ basketball team finished 27-2 and won the 4A state championship. They did it with a one-day-at-a-time mentality. The Vikings know what their coach expects. Five of the current players were with Coach Joy Lease when the team won the championship last year. “What I learned … Continue reading »

Local Wrestler Returns to Semis

MEDFORD, Ore. – Last year North Medford’s Trent Wilson was unranked heading into the state wrestling tournament. He upset the 4th ranked wrestler in his weight class before losing to the eventual state champion. He finished 4th overall. That 4th place finish left Wilson wanting more. So he pushed himself, and now he’s back despite … Continue reading »

Round Ball Wrap, February 21st

The final Friday of the regular season for the 4A-6A featured a pair of high-profile rivalries. South Medford owned the “Black and Blue” series. Both the Panthers girls and the Panthers boys beat the Black Tornado. In Eagle Point, the Eagles boys outlasted Ashland while the Grizzly girls beat the Lady Eagles. Also in the … Continue reading »

Local QB’s Display Basketball Skills

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – The Eagle Point football team finished 5-5 this season. The Eagles failed to reach the state tournament. The basketball team, however, is destined for greater things. After defeating Ashland on Friday night, the Eagles are 20-3. Jorge Quintero’s been on the football field and basketball court for three full seasons. His … Continue reading »

NCAA Rule Would Affect Ducks, Raiders

ASHLAND, Ore. A proposed rule change in college football would deliver a significant blow to up-tempo offenses like Southern Oregon and the University of Oregon. If approved, the change would force offenses to wait 10 seconds after the play clock starts running before they can snap the ball. Typically the SOU offense snaps the ball … Continue reading »

Round Ball Wrap, February 14th

The Round Ball Wrap features an epic finish for our Game of the Week in Phoenix as the Pirates hosted North Valley. Other highlights include Henley/Eagle Point, Roseburg/South Medford, Crater/Grants Pass, Klamath Union/North Medford, Mazama/Hidden Valley and Illinois Valley/Cascade Christian.

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 »

The Legacy of 1,000 Wins, Part 2

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — When you are having the success that Danny Miles has had, people start to notice. For years, Miles has had opportunities to coach somewhere else. “I had a chance to go on to other places, mainly to see if my system would work some place else,” said Miles, “but this is … Continue reading »

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