Friday Night Blitz: August 30th

South Medford loses a physical battle to West Salem. Crater falls to Tualatin in a high scoring contest. Ashland shuts out Klamath Union while Cascade Christian gets blanked by Santiam Christian. Check out these highlights and more on the Friday Night Blitz.

Friday Night Blitz Preseason Special

The NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews the 2013 high school football season. Stories include: how the smoke from nearby fires has and will affect the teams in Grants Pass, an up-and-coming star at South Medford, why Crater is so successful at sending players to Division I schools, Danial White’s learning experience at Ashland, the merry-go-round … Continue reading »

Singler Makes NBA Debut

ORLANDO – EJ Singler’s professional career quietly opened on Sunday. The former South Medford and University of Oregon basketball star made his debut with the Detroit Pistons’ summer league team in Orlando. The Pistons defeated the Brooklyn Nets 76-67, but Singler played under seven minutes. He missed his only shot of the game and finished … Continue reading »

Panthers Come Up Short in Repeat Bid

PORTLAND, Ore. – South Medford’s quest to repeat as state champions was not fulfilled on Saturday night at the Rose Garden. Foul trouble, poor shooting and an inability to control the paint cost the Lady Panthers the title as they fell to Central Catholic 57-36. Ashley Bolston led the team with 18 points. No other … Continue reading »

NV, Mazama Win Titles, Panthers Move On

High school basketball wraps up in the OSAA 4A state tournament. On the girls’ side, Mazama faces La Grande in the title game. On the boys’ side, North Valley meets up with Cascade. The South Medford girls played Tigard in the semifinals of the 6A state tournament. Highlights and interviews included.

NV, Mazama, South Medford advance

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The OSAA 4A basketball state semifinals feature games between the North Valley boys and La Salle Prep as well as the Mazama girls and Cascade. Those highlights and postgame interviews are included.

Round Ball Wrap, Feb. 15th

South Medford dominates North Medford to stay perfect in conference. North Valley and Henley will meet in the boys Skyline Conference Championship, while Phoenix will challenge Mazama in the girls. Cascade Christian wins the SCL Championship.

Round Ball Wrap, Feb. 1st

Klamath Union tops Mazama in a back and forth battle between the two Klamath Falls rivals. Henley also wins to keep pace with the Pelicans in the Skyline. The South Medford boys boys girls get wins over Grants Pass to extend their SOC leads. The North Valley boys and Mazama girls get wins to clinch … Continue reading »

South Improves to 3-0 vs. North

MEDFORD, Ore. – South Medford took an early lead and never looked back, beating North Medford 62-51 on Tuesday night. It was the Panthers third win in as many tries against the Black Tornado this season. The win, paired with a Roseburg loss gave South a two game lead in the 6A Southern Oregon Conference.

Switching to Panther Blue

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon is familiar with sports rivalries. There’s the Civil War, and on a smaller scale in Medford, there’s the Black and Blue Game. Most people feel pressured to pick one side, but South Medford’s Mark Winans has worn the black and the blue. “I like North,” Winans said. “I enjoyed my time … Continue reading »

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