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.

Switching to Panther Blue

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon is familiar with sports rivalries. There’s the Civil War, and on a smaller scale in Medford, there’s the Black and Blue Game. Most people feel pressured to pick one side, but South Medford’s Mark Winans has worn the black and the blue. “I like North,” Winans said. “I enjoyed my time … Continue reading »

Double OT at SMHS; Subaru Finals Games

MEDFORD, Ore. – Matt Toreson made two free throws with 1.8 seconds left in double overtime to give South Medford a 65-64 win over crosstown rival North Medford in the Abby’s Holiday Tournament finals game on Saturday. The Panthers led by as many as 11 in the second half, but the Black Tornado closed regulation … Continue reading »

Panthers Hope to Build on Last Year

MEDFORD, Ore. – South Medford’s run through the state championship was nothing short of remarkable. Their 15-point win over Westview in the March 10th title game was their 30th win of the season. So I asked head coach Tom Cole when he got over the excitement and turned his focus to this year. “March 10th,” … Continue reading »

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