Mustangs Crowned Legion Champs

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – On a day when the Mustangs’ bats were slow to get going, it was the pitching that kept them alive. David Crofton allowed one run and struck out four in a complete game effort at the AAA Legion State Championship against the Portland Eastside Barbers on Sunday. The Mustangs eventually won … Continue reading »

Mustangs Still Undefeated at Tournament

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A somewhat insignificant game turned into a fiery escapade of home plate collisions and head coach ejections. In the end, the Medford Mustangs eliminated the Eugene Challengers from the AAA Legion State Tournament with a 10-6 win. Highlights from Saturday’s game are included.

Summer Basketball Team Opens Doors

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 »

State Track Meet, Day Three

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 »

Baseball’s Enigma: The Pitch Count

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 »

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.

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