Black Tornado Sharing Success

MEDFORD, Ore. – Two teams, one goal. On Saturday, North Medford baseball and softball teams both have chances to win state championships. The last time that happened was 1984, and the significance is not lost on players and coaches. “I’ve gone to school with those guys and us for so long,” said Keisha Williams, senior … Continue reading »

North Medford Plays for State Crowns

MEDFORD, Ore. – From different cities to different classifications, from baseball to softball, several southern Oregon teams have one thing in common: a chance at state championships this weekend. The North Medford softball team will try for a third-straight state championship Saturday as they take on South Salem in the 6A title game in Corvallis. … Continue reading »

State Baseball, Softball Quarterfinals

Top seeded Crater loses to defending state champs Sheldon 8-3 on Friday. North Medford beats Lake Oswego 6-1 to advance to the semifinals, while the Black Tornado softball team defeats Grants Pass in walk-off fashion. Highlights from Ashland-Sherwood and St. Mary’s-Cascade Christian plus scores from around the state.

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 »

Alexis Barkwell: Amateur AotW

MEDFORD, Ore. — The North Medford softball team got some much needed help from transfer Alexis Barkwell. The junior filled a hole at first base and number two pitcher left by the departure of Kelsey Bartley. Barkwell isn’t your normal transfer, though. She left home in San Diego to live with her aunt and uncle. … Continue reading »