SOU Defense Wins Round Two

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Southern Oregon spring tour through the Rogue Valley made its way to Grants Pass for the Raiders’ second scrimmage. SOU played a night scrimmage at Mel Ingram Stadium at Grants Pass High School. Last week at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford, the Raiders offense stole the show. Austin Dodge and Chris … Continue reading »

SOU’s Dodge Takes the Microphone

MEDFORD, Ore. – Austin Dodge is only entering his junior season at Southern Oregon University, but his legacy as the Raiders’ quarterback is well-established. Dodge, however, set out to prove that he was more than just a jock in pads. After the Raiders’ first spring scrimmage on Saturday, Dodge took the NewsWatch 12 microphone and … Continue reading »

Redshirts Shine in First SOU Scrimmage

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Southern Oregon Raiders strapped on the pads and got back into competitive action on Saturday at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford. It was the Raiders first scrimmage of the spring season, and it was a chance for the coaches to get a glimpse at the future. Specifically, SOU head coach Craig Howard … Continue reading »

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 »

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