Amateur Athlete of the Week: Cooper Christensen

By Chris Breece MEDFORD, Ore. — Today one out of 88 children is born with autism. For boys that numbers 1 out of 54. Seven-year-old Cooper Christensen proves sports can be a wonderful thing. “It’s like a family out there, a bunch of brothers, and they get excited when someone scores a touchdown. They do … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete of the Week: Emma Hickman

By Chris Breece Talent Middle School’s Emma Hickman won a state championship in the shot put last week. Hickman threw a personal best, despite competing with an eight-pound shot put for the first time. Hickman will be a freshman for Phoenix next season.