MEDFORD, Ore. — South Medford head coach Tom Cole knew he had a star early on. The Panthers have featured plenty of great athletes over the past few years,but Andee Ritter was different. “There’s very few players who are as long and athletic and as skilled as she is,” Cole said. Right away Ritter played … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. — Wednesday was national signing day for basketball and two South Medford girls basketball players are headed to Division I schools. Keyari Sleezer signed with Pepperdine while Andee Ritter will play for UC Irvine. Sleezer averaged nearly 13 points per game as a junior, flourishing with more playing time. Ritter was averaging 14 … Continue reading »
South Medford beats South Salem 46-35 to advance to the 6A Semifinals. In the 4A, defending state champs Mazama beat Philomath, but the other two Southern Oregon teams in the field, Henley and Brookings-Harbor, lose in the first round
Local high schools looked to earn a trip to the state tournament on Friday night. South Medford beat conference foe Roseburg to advance to the 6A Tournament, while Henley and Mazama moved on to the 4A Tournament in Corvallis
MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s right before a South Medford girls basketball game. Jasmin Falls is in uniform, but she’s not with the rest of the team. She’s singing the national anthem, something that’s become a tradition before Panther games. “It’s a great way for us to start the contest, seeing one of our kids get up … Continue reading »
The #1 South Medford girls beat Jaime Nared and Westview 64-54, while the South Medford boys lose to Thurston. #2 Southern Oregon loses a back and forth thriller against Northwest Christian and new head coach Luke Jackson.
MEDFORD, Ore. — Ashley Bolston scored 32 points and Andee Ritter added 24 as the South Medford girls beat Willamette 83-55 on Friday night. Both teams entered the game ranked #1 in the state, the Panthers in the 6A, the Wolverines in the 5A.
MEDFORD, Ore. – The South Medford Panthers had no answer for Mercedes Russell as Springfield beat the Panthers 71-63 on Friday night. Russell, the nation’s top high school recruit, scored 37 points and 18 rebounds in the victory. The Panthers fell behind early, but managed to take a one point lead heading into the half. … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. – Friday night could be the biggest regular season game in South Medford girls basketball history. That’s because the #1 Panthers host the top team in the 5A, Springfield. The Millers have won back to back state titles, thanks mainly to their star center, Mercedes Russell. Russell is the top ranked high school … Continue reading »