6A District 1 Track and Field Recap

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 »

Bastendorff Poised for Big Season

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 »

Grants Pass Dominates Rotary Relays

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 »

Panthers Fall in Title Game Again

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.

Mazama’s Repeat Bid Comes Up Short

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.

South Medford Going Back to Title Game

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 Local Teams Fall in Quarterfinals

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.

Mother, Daughter Seek Title Repeat

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Last year the Mazama Vikings girls’ basketball team finished 27-2 and won the 4A state championship. They did it with a one-day-at-a-time mentality. The Vikings know what their coach expects. Five of the current players were with Coach Joy Lease when the team won the championship last year. “What I learned … Continue reading »

Local Wrestler Returns to Semis

MEDFORD, Ore. – Last year North Medford’s Trent Wilson was unranked heading into the state wrestling tournament. He upset the 4th ranked wrestler in his weight class before losing to the eventual state champion. He finished 4th overall. That 4th place finish left Wilson wanting more. So he pushed himself, and now he’s back despite … Continue reading »

Round Ball Wrap, February 21st

The final Friday of the regular season for the 4A-6A featured a pair of high-profile rivalries. South Medford owned the “Black and Blue” series. Both the Panthers girls and the Panthers boys beat the Black Tornado. In Eagle Point, the Eagles boys outlasted Ashland while the Grizzly girls beat the Lady Eagles. Also in the … Continue reading »

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