Former Grizzly Coach Returns to Ashland

AHLAND, Ore. – Jim Nagel is a legend in Ashland after taking the Ashland High School’s football team to 16 straight state tournaments, five title games and winning three state championships during his tenure from 1983-2002. Since his time at Ashland, Nagel’s worked as an assistant coach at NCAA Div. III’s Linfield College. After deciding … Continue reading »

Lofstedt’s Historic Career Revisited

ASHLAND, Ore. – Mitch Lofstedt holds nearly every important wrestling record at Southern Oregon University: most career wins, highest winning percentage, most wins in one season and two national championships at the 125 pound weight class. However, it’s not the individual accolades that will stick with Lofstedt after his Raider wrestling career. “I like the … Continue reading »

SOU and OIT Look for New Recruits

“I remember one time at the National Tournament,” Oregon Tech head basketball coach Danny Miles said. “I had a German player and we changed our defense in the last ten seconds of the game, and I asked if everyone knew what they were doing, and he was smiling at me. I found out after that … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap 01-25

League rivalries continue on another edition of Roundball Wrap. Games include South Medford/Crater, Grants Pass/North Medford, Roseburg/Eagle Point, North Valley/Hidden Valley, St. Mary’s/Rogue River and then college games as SOU hosts Warner Pacific.

New Ducks Coach/Former SOU QB

You can trace Oregon’s new head coach Mark Helfrich to his college football roots at Southern Oregon University. He was the program’s all-time leader in single-season pass attempts, passing yardage, and total offense until Austin Dodge broke all three this season. Former Raiders head coach Jeff Olson said, “It just was easy for others to … Continue reading »

Raiders Top #2 Ranked Eastern Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. – Every time Eastern Oregon seemed like it was pulling away, Southern Oregon came back with a run of their own. The final run belonged to the Raiders, however, as a late steal led to a fast break. Kyle Tedder’s layup with under 17 seconds left gave SOU a four-point lead and essentially … Continue reading »

SOU’s Sweat Wins CCC Player of the Week

ASHLAND, Ore. – After averaging 23.5 points per game in two road wins last weekend, Southern Oregon’s Melissa Sweat won the Cascade Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Week award. It is the fourth such award this season for Sweat in only six weeks. In beating Simpson and California Maritime, Sweat totaled 47 points, 15 rebounds, … Continue reading »

SOU Drops OT Thriller to Morningside

SIOUX CITY, IA. – Southern Oregon entered the NAIA quarterfinals with the top-ranked offense in the nation. Their opponent, Morningside (Iowa), boasts the top defense. That didn’t phase the Raiders. After entering halftime down two touchdowns, the Raiders stormed back to take a 3-point lead in the 4th quarter. The Mustangs would tie it up, … Continue reading »

SOU Will Play Morningside in 2nd Round

ASHLAND, Ore. — ┬áThe Southern Oregon Raiders might want to look at real estate in Iowa as they’ll head back to “The Hawkeye State” for the second consecutive week after moving on to the second round of the NAIA Football Championship Series. After defeating St. Ambrose 45-28 in Davenport, the Raiders will match up with … Continue reading »

SOU Will Play St. Ambrose in 1st Round

ASHLAND, Ore. – After clinching a share of the Frontier Conference title on Saturday, the Southern Oregon Raiders will play St. Ambrose (Iowa) in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series. The Raiders will be making their first appearance since 2002 when they reached the quarterfinals. On the other side, St. Ambrose will … Continue reading »

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