2012 Races Wrap Up At Grants Pass Downs

By Rob Scott GRANTS PASS, Ore. — On Sunday, the Grants Pass Downs hosted its ninth and final day of races this year, attracting both first time visitors and dedicated fans. The finale came with an elegent theme: Fancy Hat Day. “We just decided to treat it like it was the Kentucky Derby and have … Continue reading »

4th of July at the Grants Pass Downs

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — In Grants Pass on the Fourth of July there is nothing more American then going down to the horse track. Whether it’s to gamble or just watch the races, the Downs attracts more than 2,000 people every year on the 4th, and this year the track was fast. There are usually … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete of the Week: Josh Banuelos

By Chris Breece Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday the BMX track at Bear Creek is packed with riders as young as two years old. 14-year old Josh Banuelos built it and had a vision. “It’s a great track for the little guys and good for the older riders. So I think its good for every … Continue reading »

Sunday Sports, May 27th

By Chris Leone Oregon St. beats Oregon 5-0 to finish off a sweep of the Ducks in the Civil War Series. The Oregon loss, paired with wins by Arizona and UCLA, costs the Ducks a share of the Pac-12 Championship. Ten Southern Oregon teams hit the field on Tuesday for the State Baseball and Softball … Continue reading »

Monday Sports, May 21st

By Chris Leone North Medford’s Maryssa Becker pitches a one-hitter, stirkes out 14, and hits two homeruns as the Black Tornado beat Lakeridge 8-0 in the first round of the 6A Softball Playoffs. In baseball, North Medford falls to Beaverton 7-3, while Crater hangs on to beat Canby 6-4. The Oregon Ducks have a one … Continue reading »