ASHLAND, Ore. -Five years ago SOU assistant basketball coach Brant Minor put together a 17-under summer league team for local high school basketball players. It started as a way of recruiting talent from around Oregon to eventually join the Raiders, but it turned into a whole lot more than that. “I got approached by Brant … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. – Last year Venessa D’Arpino won three individual titles at the 4A OSAA Track Meet. This year Venessa only won one individual title. Her sister, Kerissa, won two individuals and the twins combined for Gold in the 4 x 100 relay. The North Valley girls team won the 4A team title as well. … Continue reading »
A week ago Dylan Fosnacht, a high school senior from Rochester, Wash. threw 194 pitches before being pulled in the 15th inning. His team eventually won 1-0 in 17 innings, but afteward Fosnacht became a national sensation while his coach faced an onslaught of criticism. NewsWatch 12′s Brandon Kamerman spoke with several local coaches and … Continue reading »
GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Eight schools competed at the 6A District 1 meet on Saturday. The top two finishers in each event qualified for the state meet beginning Friday. The updated list of Southern Oregon qualifiers is below (the final list will be posted on by Wednesday). Boys Qualifiers: 800 Meter Run – Austin Sanders, … Continue reading »
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – An uptick in confidence helped pitcher Nolan Bastendorff really take off for the Crater Comets last year. It was an uptick in confidence despite an uptick in velocity, but Bastendorff refused to let his average fastball hold him back. “I really think he was maturing,” Crater head coach Jay Campbell said, … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. – In the 60th edition of the Medford Rotary Relays at North Medford High School, it was Grants Pass that exerted its dominance over the track and field landscape in Southern Oregon. The Cavemen won both the boys’ and girls’ meets in impressive fashion. The Hidden Valley boys and North Valley girls won … Continue reading »
PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s déjà vu all over again for the South Medford girls’ basketball team. South lost in the 6A state championship game for the second consecutive season. This time it was Oregon City delivering the blow with a huge 2nd half run. The final score was 57-48. Highlights and postgame reaction is included.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Mazama was hoping to return to the state championship for the second straight year, but La Salle Prep knocked the Vikings out with a barrage of threes. Highlights and postgame reaction from Vikings head coach Joy Lease is included.
PORTLAND, Ore. – For the third straight season, South Medford is going to the state championship. The Panthers withstood a second half rally from Beaverton to win 45-40, securing a spot in the finals against Oregon City.
Four Southern Oregon boys basketball teams were in action on Thursday in Oregon’s state quarterfinals. All four teams lost. Highlights include South Medford/Jesuit, Eagle Point/West Albany, North Valley/Philomath and Henley/La Grande.