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 »

Round Ball Wrap, Feb. 15th

South Medford dominates North Medford to stay perfect in conference. North Valley and Henley will meet in the boys Skyline Conference Championship, while Phoenix will challenge Mazama in the girls. Cascade Christian wins the SCL Championship.

Round Ball Wrap, Feb. 1st

Klamath Union tops Mazama in a back and forth battle between the two Klamath Falls rivals. Henley also wins to keep pace with the Pelicans in the Skyline. The South Medford boys boys girls get wins over Grants Pass to extend their SOC leads. The North Valley boys and Mazama girls get wins to clinch … Continue reading »

South Improves to 3-0 vs. North

MEDFORD, Ore. – South Medford took an early lead and never looked back, beating North Medford 62-51 on Tuesday night. It was the Panthers third win in as many tries against the Black Tornado this season. The win, paired with a Roseburg loss gave South a two game lead in the 6A Southern Oregon Conference.

Switching to Panther Blue

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon is familiar with sports rivalries. There’s the Civil War, and on a smaller scale in Medford, there’s the Black and Blue Game. Most people feel pressured to pick one side, but South Medford’s Mark Winans has worn the black and the blue. “I like North,” Winans said. “I enjoyed my time … Continue reading »

Round Ball Wrap 01-11

South Medford holds off a late run by North to beat the Black Tornado 65-59. Other games in this edition of the Round Ball Wrap include: Mazama vs. Klamath Union, Southern Oregon vs. Evergreen St. and Eagle Point vs. Grants Pass.

McKensey Peters: Amateur AotW

MEDFORD, Ore. – McKensey Peters tried every sport in the book, but the North Medford senior dominated the basketball court. Much of her success is due to her competitive nature. “I’m just super competitive,” Peters said. “I think it comes from the heart of course and my teammates that I’ve played with for years and … Continue reading »

Double OT at SMHS; Subaru Finals Games

MEDFORD, Ore. – Matt Toreson made two free throws with 1.8 seconds left in double overtime to give South Medford a 65-64 win over crosstown rival North Medford in the Abby’s Holiday Tournament finals game on Saturday. The Panthers led by as many as 11 in the second half, but the Black Tornado closed regulation … Continue reading »

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