Two Panthers Sign with DI Schools

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 »

Summer Basketball Team Opens Doors

ASHLAND, Ore. -Five years ago SOU assistant basketball coach Brant Minor put together a 17-under summer league team for local high school basketball players. It started as a way of recruiting talent from around Oregon to eventually join the Raiders, but it turned into a whole lot more than that. “I got approached by Brant … Continue reading »

Girls State Tournament Quarterfinals

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

South, Mazama, Henley Advance to State

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

Round Ball Wrap, February 7th

South Medford stays ahead of North in the 6A Southern Oregon Conference as both teams win on Friday night. Cascade Christian edges St. Mary’s in our Round Ball Wrap Game of the Week. Highlights from 12 local games.

Round Ball Wrap, January 17th

The North Medford boys strike first in the Black and Blue Series, beating South 57-49. The South girls cruise by North. Crater tops Roseburg in overtime. Eagle Point routs North Valley while the Phoenix girls upset Mazama.

Round Ball Wrap, January 3rd

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.

South Wins Showdown of Top Ranked Teams

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.

South Medford, Eagle Point Moving On

South Medford earned a first round playoff win over North Salem, winning 78-60. Eagle Point also advanced to the round of 16 with a 55-44 win over Springfield. The North Medford boys, Crater boys and Eagle Point girls all were eliminated on Tuesday.

South Completes Black Tornado Sweep

In their final meeting of the regular season, the North and South Medford boys went back and forth for four quarters. The Panthers came out on top, beating North 58-56. It was South’s first sweep of the Black Tornado since 2009, and the first time they’ve had a four game sweep.  

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