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 »

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 »

Friday Night Blitz, November 15th

The OSAA football playoffs are already in the 2nd round and only seven Southern Oregon teams remain. Four of those teams were in action tonight. Highlights from the Friday Night Blitz include Oregon City/North Medford, Grants Pass/Tigard and Ashland/Roosevelt.

Friday Night Blitz, October 18th

With only two weeks left in the regular season, each game takes on more intensity, but the Black and Blue Bowl always has high stakes. Highlights include North Medford/South Medford, Crater/South Eugene, Bend/Eagle Point, Willamette/Ashland, North Valley/Phoenix, Mazama/Henley, Klamath Union/Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley/Cascade Christian and Powers/Butte Falls.

Friday Night Biltz, October 11th

Grants Pass wins an overtime thriller over South Medford, 32-31. North Medford stays undefeated in conference after beating South Eugene. Crater gets its first win of the year, while Ashland stays undefeated in the 5A. Plus, Skyline Conference highlights and more.

Friday Night Blitz, September 20

Friday Night Blitz from September 20. North Medford pulls the upset of the year in defeating defending state champion Sheldon. Other highlights include Grants Pass at Crater, South Medford at South Eugene, Roseburg at Thurston, Ashland at Churchill, Eagle Point at Springfield and Klamath Union at Yreka.

Friday Night Blitz, September 13th

Friday Night Blitz from September 13th. Games include South Medford losing to Thurston, North Medford’s win over Grants Pass, Ashland beating Marist and our Game of the Week featuring Eagle Point and Churchill.

Friday Night Blitz Preseason Special

The NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews the 2013 high school football season. Stories include: how the smoke from nearby fires has and will affect the teams in Grants Pass, an up-and-coming star at South Medford, why Crater is so successful at sending players to Division I schools, Danial White’s learning experience at Ashland, the merry-go-round … Continue reading »

Bohn, Shipley Excelling in Class A

MEDFORD, Ore. – Two former Southern Oregon baseball stars are putting summer slumps behind them and streaking in the minor leagues. Former Phoenix Pirate Justin Bohn is currently playing for the Miami Marlins’ Class A affiliate, Greensboro Grasshoppers. After hitting only .177 with the Marlins’ short season affiliate, Bohn is now batting .345 with two … Continue reading »

Shipley Drafted by Diamondbacks

MEDFORD, Ore. – Only four years after becoming a pitcher, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected former North Medford standout Braden Shipley with the 15th overall pick in the MLB Amateur Draft. Shipley started his career with the Black Tornado as a shortstop, but developed as a pitcher during his junior year. A successful run at the … Continue reading »

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