Updated at 8:16 PM

Cole Watson came up short of his goal of setting a course record in the 40th annual Pear Blossom Run Saturday, but the former Rogue River High standout did come away a winner in his first attempt at the race. Watson, who competed at the University of Oregon through last spring, then became Rogue Community College's first cross country coach, won today's 10-mile race in 51 minutes, 14 seconds. The record for the race that starts and ends in downtown Medford is 49:10, set by Max King in...

Updated at 7:15 PM

Even in the crowd of color and cheer that defines Medford's annual Pear Blossom Parade, the distinctively painted faces and vibrant approach to float No. 105 demanded attention. About 15 family members in the Sanchez family painted their...

Updated at 6:50 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. — One round away from another green jacket, Jordan Spieth couldn't help but look back. A victory in the Masters was starting to look inevitable Saturday when Spieth stood on the 17th tee with a four-shot lead. The wind...

Updated at 5:20 PM

Opportunity knocked for Carrie Fleskes. Whether she could answer was another question. Fleskes finished third in her first Pear Blossom Run a year ago, and with perennial champion and record holder Marci Klimek Gage unable to compete...

Updated at 5:15 PM

Cole Watson had an ambitious goal entering his first Pear Blossom Run: break the course record. He discovered that to be easier said than done in the 40th edition of the 10-mile race that starts and ends in downtown Medford. "I...

Updated at 2:00 PM

Put Wyoming in the victory column for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Posted at 4:08 PM

George Brunnhoelzl III picked up his second-straight Southern Modified Tour win of 2016 on Saturday at South Boston Speedway.

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