MEDFORD, Ore. — South Medford head coach Tom Cole knew he had a star early on. The Panthers have featured plenty of great athletes over the past few years,but Andee Ritter was different. “There’s very few players who are as long and athletic and as skilled as she is,” Cole said. Right away Ritter played … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon is making a name for itself in girls’ basketball, and so this area is attracting attention from some bigger names in the sport. On Sunday several members of the University of Oregon women’s basketball coaching staff were at Kids Unlimited for a basketball clinic. They were there to instruct girls … Continue reading »
PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s déjà vu all over again for the South Medford girls’ basketball team. South lost in the 6A state championship game for the second consecutive season. This time it was Oregon City delivering the blow with a huge 2nd half run. The final score was 57-48. Highlights and postgame reaction is included.
PORTLAND, Ore. – For the third straight season, South Medford is going to the state championship. The Panthers withstood a second half rally from Beaverton to win 45-40, securing a spot in the finals against Oregon City.
MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s right before a South Medford girls basketball game. Jasmin Falls is in uniform, but she’s not with the rest of the team. She’s singing the national anthem, something that’s become a tradition before Panther games. “It’s a great way for us to start the contest, seeing one of our kids get up … Continue reading »
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.
MEDFORD, Ore. — Six new classrooms are in the final stages of construction at Kids Unlimited, and while they’re full of paint supplies and tools now, come Monday they’ll have desks full of students. “We thought it was really important to start as soon as possible, part of our extension is to actually open a … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. – The South Medford Panthers had no answer for Mercedes Russell as Springfield beat the Panthers 71-63 on Friday night. Russell, the nation’s top high school recruit, scored 37 points and 18 rebounds in the victory. The Panthers fell behind early, but managed to take a one point lead heading into the half. … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. – Friday night could be the biggest regular season game in South Medford girls basketball history. That’s because the #1 Panthers host the top team in the 5A, Springfield. The Millers have won back to back state titles, thanks mainly to their star center, Mercedes Russell. Russell is the top ranked high school … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. – South Medford’s run through the state championship was nothing short of remarkable. Their 15-point win over Westview in the March 10th title game was their 30th win of the season. So I asked head coach Tom Cole when he got over the excitement and turned his focus to this year. “March 10th,” … Continue reading »