Taking Flight: Soaring with a Smile

Medford, Ore. — As several schools prepare to adopt new Sparrows for the school year, one North Medford High School student will be adopted by her peers. Hailey Maddox will be adopted as her school’s Sparrow.  The 15-year-old is fighting a rare cancer.  In January, doctors found it in her knee, lymph nodes and lungs. … Continue reading »

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 »

No Post-Grad Parties Planned for Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – Some parents hope to gather support for an all-night party for graduating high school students, after years without that safe option. Both North and South Medford High Schools have gone without senior all-night sober parties for the past few years. The events were previously organized by parents to provide an alcohol-free event … Continue reading »

A.P. Students Concerned About Exam

MEDFORD, Ore. — North Medford High School offers more than 20 advanced placement and college credit courses. More than 3,000 college credits are earned at North every year, but with instruction time being cut down in the classroom, students worry about the outlook of their advanced courses. While South Medford High School teachers picketed through … Continue reading »

Students Walk Out During 1st Day Back

MEDFORD, Ore. — North Medford High School teachers sang the Black Tornado fight song as they watched their students file into school for the first time since the strike began. “It’s kind of interesting seeing our school over there and all of our teachers over here,” said North Medford students Halli and Mya Roussell. “I’m … Continue reading »

North Medford Comes Back to Stun Wilson

MEDFORD, Ore. – North Medford looked sluggish and out-of-sync in the first half of Sunday’s non-league game against Wilson. The second half was a different story. The Black Tornado were led by 20 points from Tristen Holmes as they outscored the Trojans 38-21 in the final 16 minutes. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: A Second Fight

MEDFORD, Ore. — North Medford High School students always fight for their sparrows.  Three years ago, that’s exactly what they did for 4-year-old Jared Ramirez-Ponce. At the time Jared was battling a rare form of childhood cancer.  Within a year and a half of his diagnosis he went into remission.  But his dad, Juan Ramirez, … Continue reading »

DWTRVS 2013: Alyssa Caroprese

On November 9th, the 5th Annual Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars will take to the stage! Eleven local celebrities will dance to raise money for Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs and USA Dance. Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars will be at the North Medford High School Auditorium with two shows on Saturday, November 9th. … Continue reading »

DWTRVS 2013: Genie Gilliam

On November 9th, the 5th Annual Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars will take to the stage! Eleven local celebrities will dance to raise money for Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs and USA Dance. Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars will be at the North Medford High School Auditorium with two shows on Saturday, November 9th. … Continue reading »

High Hopes for Wheelmobile Contestants

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Wheelmobile is packing up after two days of tryouts, but it isn’t gone for good. Round two of auditions will be right here in Medford, but where and when that second round will take place is a mystery. Organizers say that if contestants thought this was nerve-racking, they haven’t seen anything … Continue reading »

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