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Making a final push
Making a final push

Finding the right motivation for teams that have already locked up a berth in the state playoffs can be challenging in the last game of the regular season, but that won’t be the case Friday for North Medford and Sheldon.

The fifth-ranked...


Surging Tornado knocks off Willamette

EUGENE — Things just keep getting better for the North Medford girls soccer team.

Beset with key injuries for much of the season, the now healthy Black Tornado defeated Willamette, 2-1, in the Southwest Conference finale on Saturday and...


Tornado takes it
Tornado takes it

South Medford gave its cross-town rival reason for pause in the 29th annual Black and Blue Game, but sixth-ranked North Medford proved too experienced and too talented to be denied Friday night at Spiegelberg Stadium.

Senior quarterback Troy...


Crater nails down outright MWL crown

SPRINGFIELD — For the first time in 28 years, Crater captured a conference title, this one by sweeping Springfield 25-11, 25-12, 25-19 to wrap up the Midwestern League play.

The Comets (17-2, 11-1 MWL) earned a first-round bye in the...


North girls edge South in cross-town battle

Halley Folsom scored the go-ahead goal in the 51st minute as the North Medford girls soccer team topped South Medford, 1-0, and snapped the Panthers’ 11-match winning streak during Southwest Conference action at U.S. Cellular Community Park on...

North-South prep for Black and Blue battle

In one week, North Medford and South Medford likely play the most important games of their season.

For the Black Tornado, it will be a chance to prove that last year’s upset of Sheldon was no fluke and a giant springboard into the state...

Panther boys, girls qualify for state meet

EUGENE — Cody Larson and Victoria Haynes each paced a solid showing by South Medford on Wednesday in the Southwest Conference championship meet at Lane Community College, helping the Panthers’ boys and girls cross country teams,...




Compiled by Kris Henry / Mail Tribune

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Setting the Tone
Setting the Tone

Two years ago, Nick Janakes went into the Black and Blue Game with his engine revved to full tilt and no other gear seemingly necessary.

In the time since, that same sort of intensity is still part of the North Medford senior’s game but...

North soccer edges South to create three-way SWC tie
North soccer edges South to create three-way SWC tie

Love parity?

If so, Southwest Conference boys soccer might be for you.

North Medford High School

Regular District
Sourthern Oregon Hybrid Conference
Black Tornado
Black and Red
Public School
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1900 N Keeneway Dr., Medford, OR 97504
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(541) 842-3670
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Phil Long
Ron Beick
Athletic Director
Tim Sam
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Julie Strange
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Class 5A football playoff bids won't come easy

Athletic directors at the Class 5A level have proven to be the most invested in controlling their own playoff destiny since a switch to the...