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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
EAGLE POINT, Ore. – The Eagle Point football team finished 5-5 this season. The Eagles failed to reach the state tournament. The basketball team, however, is destined for greater things. After defeating Ashland on Friday night, the Eagles are 20-3. Jorge Quintero’s been on the football field and basketball court for three full seasons. His … Continue reading »
The Round Ball Wrap features an epic finish for our Game of the Week in Phoenix as the Pirates hosted North Valley. Other highlights include Henley/Eagle Point, Roseburg/South Medford, Crater/Grants Pass, Klamath Union/North Medford, Mazama/Hidden Valley and Illinois Valley/Cascade Christian.
EAGLE POINT, Ore. – In 2013, Crater football players Derrick Turituri and RJ Morgan signed letters of intent to play for the University of Arizona. Comets head coach John Beck reflected on the challenges those athletes faced. “The University of Arizona coaches said Northern California and Southern Oregon are the most under-recruited areas in the nation,” Beck said. … Continue reading »
The Round Ball Wrap, normally featuring primarily high school basketball, takes a closer look at NAIA college basketball as Danny Miles goes for 1,000 wins for the second time. The Oregon Tech men’s basketball team was at Northwest Christian, a team the Owls already beat by 19 at home. Meanwhile, other highlights include North Medford … Continue reading »
A number of battles for 1st place highlight this week’s Round Ball Wrap, but none of them compared to the battle for the top spot in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Highlights include Southern Oregon and College of Idaho’s double overtime game, North Medford/Crater, Roseburg/Grants Pass, Klamath Union/Eagle Point, Henley/Phoenix and North Valley/Hidden Valley.