Amateur Athlete: Stephanie Croy

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – There isn’t much Stephanie Croy can’t do. She’s always been a great student, active in the community and a stellar athlete. Right now Stephanie plays three sports at Cascade Christian, but she would have played more. “I was always a soccer girl,” Stephanie says. “I started soccer in first grade and played … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Jonathon Munoz Part 2

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A teenager without a true family and without a real home is finding success through his community and the game of football. Jonathon Munoz’s success continues to be the work of caring community members. The Dykstra family took him in when he was in 8th grade and in trouble. The Navarro … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz: September 6th

North Medford rebounds from a Week One loss to destroy McKay at Spiegelberg Stadium. Grants Pass gets a non-league win against West Linn. Ashland rides another rout to a 2-0 non-league record. North Valley continues to prove it’s for real. Our Game of the Week comes down to the final minutes as Cascade Christian edges … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz Preseason Special

The NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews the 2013 high school football season. Stories include: how the smoke from nearby fires has and will affect the teams in Grants Pass, an up-and-coming star at South Medford, why Crater is so successful at sending players to Division I schools, Danial White’s learning experience at Ashland, the merry-go-round … Continue reading »

Two Nations Collide at St. Mary’s

MEDFORD, Ore. – Baseball may be known as America’s pastime, but it’s played worldwide, and on the St. Mary’s baseball field this week, two cultures collided. “We just had an idea four years ago to bring some kids to Oregon,” Perth head coach Steve Fish says, “and we had some contacts and host families to … Continue reading »

Wu Wins 3A Golf State Championship

CRESWELL, Ore. – St. Mary’s Dylan Wu wins the individual championship. He shot a one-over 73 for the day and was even par for the tournament. He edged out Rogue River senior Kevin Murphy who was two-over for the tournament. Wu lead by three strokes with three holes to play, but double bogeyed the 16th, … Continue reading »

Panthers Come Up Short in Repeat Bid

PORTLAND, Ore. – South Medford’s quest to repeat as state champions was not fulfilled on Saturday night at the Rose Garden. Foul trouble, poor shooting and an inability to control the paint cost the Lady Panthers the title as they fell to Central Catholic 57-36. Ashley Bolston led the team with 18 points. No other … Continue reading »

NV, Mazama Win Titles, Panthers Move On

High school basketball wraps up in the OSAA 4A state tournament. On the girls’ side, Mazama faces La Grande in the title game. On the boys’ side, North Valley meets up with Cascade. The South Medford girls played Tigard in the semifinals of the 6A state tournament. Highlights and interviews included.

NV, Mazama, South Medford advance

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The OSAA 4A basketball state semifinals feature games between the North Valley boys and La Salle Prep as well as the Mazama girls and Cascade. Those highlights and postgame interviews are included.

North Valley Turns Program Around

MERLIN, Ore. – Most high school programs go through ups and downs as talent comes and goes. It’s rare, though, that you see the kind of swing that’s happened at North Valley. In 2009, the Knights went 0-21. “Five years ago we had some kids that played basketball,” head coach Jeff Nelson said, “but you … Continue reading »

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