Friday Night Blitz, September 26th

Weed plays its first home game since the Boles fire. South Medford falls to Sheldon, while North Medford and Grants Pass roll. Ashland squeaks by Ridgeview. Crater trounces Eureka. Mazama wins the Canal Bowl.

Friday Night Blitz, September 19th

Upsets, comebacks and blowouts take center stage on the Friday Night Blitz. Highlights include Grants Pass/Sheldon, Roseburg/North Medford, South Medford/Willamette, Mountain View/Crater, Sweet Home/North Valley, North Eugene/Phoenix, Cottage Grove/Henley and Klamath Union/Elmira.

Amateur Athlete: Scott Richter

MEDFORD, Ore. — Scott Richter is listed at 6’5″, 290 lbs. He’s the physical prototype of a high school lineman, but stereotypes can be deceiving. “For me personally, I don’t think football is life,” Richter said. “I enjoy it very much, and I wanted to play because I felt a family and a brotherhood that … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, September 5th

The 2014 premiere of the Friday Night Blitz features key matchups at all levels. Highlights include Fortuna/North Medford, South Medford/Sunset, Ashland/Klamath Union, South Albany/Eagle Point, Cascade Christian/Henley, Lakeridge/Sheldon and Bandon/Rogue River.

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 »

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