North Takes Down South 64-56 in OT

MEDFORD, Ore. — An ugly 1st quarter led to a a dominant 2nd quarter by South Medford, which led to a huge comeback in the 2nd half from North Medford, which ended in the Black Tornado’s first Abby’s Holiday Classic championship since 2011. North Medford trailed by as many as 16 points in the 3rd … Continue reading »

North, South Advance at Abby’s Classic

MEDFORD, Ore. — In 2012, the Abby’s Holiday Classic championship featured the two host schools: South Medford and North Medford. It was the fifth time the two crosstown rivals tangled in the 25-year history of the local tournament. The Panthers won for the fourth time. The 2014 Abby’s Holiday Classic will once again feature the … Continue reading »

South Medford Students Help Sparrow

MEDFORD, Ore. — As the school year winds down at schools in southern Oregon, so does the effort to help out each school’s sparrow. At South Medford High School’s assembly Wednesday, it was announced students had donated more than 600 hours of their time and raised more than $15,000. Students first met their sparrow, a young boy … Continue reading »

No Post-Grad Parties Planned for Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – Some parents hope to gather support for an all-night party for graduating high school students, after years without that safe option. Both North and South Medford High Schools have gone without senior all-night sober parties for the past few years. The events were previously organized by parents to provide an alcohol-free event … Continue reading »

Panthers Fall in Title Game Again

PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s déjà vu all over again for the South Medford girls’ basketball team. South lost in the 6A state championship game for the second consecutive season. This time it was Oregon City delivering the blow with a huge 2nd half run. The final score was 57-48. Highlights and postgame reaction is included.

MADGE Arrest Man on Meth Charges

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Drug and Gang Enforcement Team busted a man for manufacturing and selling meth just a few blocks from South Medford High School. On Thursday, 27-year-old Wesley Boyd was taken into custody from his home on Peachwood Court. Officers found approximately four ounces of methamphetamine, three mature marijuana plants in the … Continue reading »

Beekeeping Symposium This Weekend

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local beekeepers and hobbyists are getting ready for a national beekeeping symposium in the Rogue Valley. A select group of beekeepers will be meeting Friday night to plan for the event, which starts Saturday afternoon. Among other things, it will address the colony collapse disorder that has been decimating bee colonies worldwide. … Continue reading »

Man Arrested For Having Meth Near School

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Medford man is behind bars for possessing meth near South Medford High School. The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Agency served a search warrant to a home in the 1500 block of Westfield Way in Medford and arrested 47-year-old Todd Evans. In Evan’s home they found methamphetamine, packaging, scales, and … Continue reading »