Amateur Athlete: Grace Jovanovic

Typically injuries are not a good thing for athletes, but for Grace Jovanovic, a broken arm set her on a path to greatness. Jovanovic is entering her junior year at St. Mary’s. She’s one of the top swimmers in the state despite the fact that swimming wasn’t even her first or second sport. “I was … Continue reading »

Medford Pool Opens For The Summer

MEDFORD, Ore. — Swimmers had to wait just a bit longer before they could hit the pool this summer because of the make-up school day in the Medford School District. This is the third year the Jackson Aquatic Center has been the only public pool open after the Hawthorne Aquatic Center closed down. Since then … Continue reading »

Marcus Gentry: Amateur AotW

MEDFORD, Ore. – In Olympic swimming, there’s Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Among 8-year-olds, there’s Marcus Gentry. Gentry is one of the top 8-year-old swimmers in the country. He’s so good he competes against kids sometimes five years older than him. “He’s not the tallest of the 8-year-olds,” his coach John Cooper says, “but he’s … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Athletes Compete at Olympic Trials

Athletes with ties to Oregon have been doing very well at the Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene. On Monday, a pair of Southern Oregonians aimed to join the ranks of the nation’s elite. Ian Dobson, a Klamath Union graduate who finished third at the Trials in 2008, once again earned a spot in … Continue reading »

Fueling an Olympic Athlete

“A lot more like the first few days I realized I hadn’t eaten this much in forever,” Breanna Sapienza said about her diet while training for the Olympic Trials. “I can’t eat this much anymore. I wasn’t hungry. I get to the point where I’m like, I don’t want to eat. But she has to in order replenish … Continue reading »

Sapienza Swimming for Olympic Glory

Breanna Sapienza qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-meter butterfly. On June 25th, she will travel to Omaha, Nebraska to try to earn a spot on the U.S. National Team. For the past year, her schedule has been turned up side down, unlike that of any other high school sophomore. At 6:25 a.m., … Continue reading »