SOU Adds Men’s Soccer, Women’s Wrestling

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is creating two new intercollegiate athletic programs: men’s soccer and women’s wrestling.  The men’s soccer team will compete in the CCC. The women’s wrestling team will go along with a men’s squad. “Bolstering our already outstanding athletics program with these two sports makes sense in our region and within our department,” … Continue reading »

Youth Sports Holds Concussion Seminar

MEDFORD, Ore. — Concussions, and measures taken to prevent them, are an increasingly popular topic as injury rates rise in contact sports. An average of 2 million concussions occur every year in the United States, according to the Sports Concussion Institute. While football is the sport most commonly known for concussions, soccer and ice hockey … Continue reading »

Local Fans Get Excited For World Cup

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Though the USA vs. Ghana game happened more than 6,000 miles away in Brazil, local fans were finding their own ways to watch the United States take the win today. Local bars and restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings in Medford saw a spike in business on Monday afternoon as the United States soccer team played its … Continue reading »

Soccer Event A Big Hit for Local Economy

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Memorial Day weekend soccer tournament is expected to bring in thousands of participants, and hundreds of thousands of dollars to the local economy. The Rogue Memorial Challenge kicks off Saturday at fields across Medford. 150 teams are playing this year, which is up 15 from last year. More than 2,000 players … Continue reading »

Activities Aim to Keep Youth from Gangs

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — “Soccer Under The Lights” is only in its second month in Eagle Point and captain Jose Lopez says the bonds formed with the players help some stay on the right path and not get involved with any Rogue Valley gangs. “In gangs you just start, like, skipping school and not even … Continue reading »

SOU’s Carr Breaks Career Goals Record

ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon forward Stephanie Carr scored a goal in the 33rd minute to break a scoreless tie with Northwest Christian. The goal was the 33rd of her career, which breaks the Raiders’ all-time goals record previously held by Katie Emerson. Carr tied the record on Oct. 5 against Warner Pacific. Today was … Continue reading »