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Cascade picks Martin to replace Mayben

With Cascade Christian High School baseball coach Nate Mayben intent on focusing his attentions on a much younger age group, Challengers Athletic Director Dave Fennell announced the hiring of David Martin on Wednesday to take over one of the...

Run to remember

Run to remember

Sometimes you just know when you have something special.

When the Medford Mustangs wrapped up tryouts and embarked on their season in June, there was no disguising the fact that all involved believed it could be a summer to...

Still perfect

Still perfect

SHELBY, N.C. — If you were to ask Medford head coach Nate Mayben if he thought his team could win its opening three games and earn a semifinal spot with just eight total runs prior to the start of the American Legion World Series, his answer...

Rolling Along

Rolling Along

SHELBY, N.C. — One thing we’ve seen so far at the American Legion World Series thus far — good pitching and low scores.

Somehow the Medford Mustangs have managed to scrap and claw their way to a pair of one-run...

Impact Player

Impact Player

All Cole Carder wanted was a chance.

Once he got it, he hasn’t looked back in helping provide a spark this summer for the Medford Mustangs.

As the lone South Medford High player on an American Legion AAA baseball team oozing with...

Mavericks stay alive at regionals

LOGAN, Utah — The North Medford Mavericks baseball team used offensive prowess to stay alive in the American Legion A Northwest Regional at Logan High School on Sunday.

The Mavericks, who suffered their first loss Saturday in the...

Champions

Champions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cody Coggins improved to 10-0 on the season for the Medford Mustangs on Sunday, and his 10th victory could not have come at a better time.

Using a strong effort on the mound from Coggins and a potent offensive attack, the...

Hutchinson hurls Mustangs to victory

Hutchinson hurls Mustangs to victory

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The veteran maturity of the Medford Mustangs was on full display, especially on the pitcher’s mound.

The two-time defending AAA state champions from Oregon got a much needed complete-game effort from Aaron...

Mustangs win thriller in 13 innings

As far as theatrics go, it’ll be hard for the Medford Mustangs to top what they did on Wednesday.

Using strong pitching, tough defense and a late offensive eruption, the Mustangs downed Lakeside Recovery of Washington, 6-1, in a thrilling...

Kindreichs, Mavs set for regionals

Kindreichs, Mavs set for regionals

They call it the Baseball Player Name Game, and it’s a favorite of the Kindreichs.

Here are the rules: the first person says a professional baseball player’s first and last name, and the next person must name another player whose...

August 2015

Mavs take home state title

GRANTS PASS — Larson Kindreich took the onus of keeping Sheldon’s potent offense at bay to help bring North Medford its third...

Mustang Tradition
Mustang Tradition

SALEM — The Medford Mustangs are the class of American Legion baseball in Oregon once again.

For the second year in a row the...

Mavericks fall prey to Sheldon rally

GRANTS PASS — North Medford came up just shy in setting up a scenario where the Mavericks would have to be beaten twice today in order to...

Mustangs suffer first loss at state

SALEM — No loss ever feels good, but for the Medford Mustangs Saturday's 12-2 defeat in seven innings to the Eugene Challengers was more of...

Elks stave off Rogues; Mavs clinch title spot

Bend scored a run in five straight innings after being held scoreless for the first three frames and fended off a comeback by the Medford Rogues...

Mustangs grind out rally over Barbers

SALEM — Down to their last out, the Medford Mustangs didn't fold — they found a way.

With two outs in the top of the ninth...

July 2015

Brown lifts Mustangs over Dirtbags

Micah Brown has made it a habit to spark the Medford Mustangs’ offense when the postseason rolls around, and the veteran outfielder was...

Mavericks romp again at state tourney

Honus Kindreich limited Centennial to four hits and North Medford’s offense was in full swing Thursday as the Mavericks continued to...

Pippins keep Rogues at bay; Mavs win

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Medford Rogues managed plenty of hits but couldn’t turn those into runs Wednesday night as Yakima Valley kept...

Mustangs open state with a rout

It took a bit longer than Medford coach Nate Mayben may have preferred but the Mustangs’ American Legion AAA team still managed to close up...

Rogues romp to record win over Bells

Medford enjoyed a record night at the ballpark and, thanks in part to a nine-run fifth inning, the Rogues were able to create enough cushion to...

Mustangs sweep Grants Pass

The Medford Mustangs baseball team swept Grants Pass to wrap up their American Legion AAA regular-season schedule at Harry & David Field on...

Defending champ Dix upset in Big Al's

ASHLAND — Defending champion John Dix of Ashland was defeated in the semifinals of the men's open singles division at the 40th Big Al's...

Mustangs earn league sweep in Eugene

EUGENE — The Medford Mustangs swept past the Eugene Challengers during American Legion AAA action to take over first place in the Area 4...

‘Cats claw past Rogues
‘Cats claw past Rogues

The visiting Victoria HarbourCats put up four runs in the second inning and that proved more than enough in West Coast League action Tuesday as...

HarbourCats push past Rogues

The Victoria HarbourCats downed the Medford Rogues, 6-4, during West Coast League action at Harry & David Field on Monday.

Tony...

Guglielmino finishes strong at GPD

GRANTS PASS — Kassie Guglielmino churned out three more victories and finished as the season’s leading jockey on Sunday in the final...

Ashland, North split doubleheader

The Ashland and North Medford American Legion A baseball teams settled on a split Thursday, with the Pilots taking the first game, 2-1, and the...

Rogues come up short

The Medford Rogues dropped a pair of games to the Corvallis Knights during West Coast League action at Harry & David Field on...

Time well spent
Time well spent

With a sense of pride and a sigh of relief, Don Schneider finalized a move he’s been wanting to make for a couple years Wednesday night at...

Mustangs claim Fourth of July crown

RENO, Nev. — Will Weaver pitched a complete-game shutout and Micah Brown went 4-for-4 with two RBIs as the Medford Mustangs American Legion...

Mustangs club way into title game

The Medford Mustangs continued their power surge on Saturday, belting one home run in each of their games to wrap up pool play and secure a spot...

Bend rallies for win over Rogues

BEND — The Medford Rogues could not hang on to an early lead and fell, 6-5, to the Bend Elks during West Coast League baseball action on...

Mustangs rout Boise to open tourney

Cody Coggins took care of the defensive side for the Medford Mustangs and got plenty of support offensively as Medford opened the 16-team Fourth...

Mayer, Rogues earn sweep

Dan Mayer kept up his hot hitting as the Medford Rogues downed Cowlitz, 10-3, to sweep the three-game series during West Coast League action at...

Coggins headlines list of all-state picks

Cascade Christian senior Cody Coggins helped his baseball team advance at least as far as the Class 3A state semifinals for the third time in his...

June 2015

Rogues’ five-run eighth good for win

The Medford Rogues rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Cowlitz, 5-4, during West Coast League action at Harry & David Field on Monday...

Samuels, Guerrero pick up GPD wins

GRANTS PASS — Jockeys Jake Samuels and Jose Guerrero captured three victories apiece on Sunday at Grants Pass Downs.

Samuels won the...

Wu takes lead but can’t hang on in final

ALOHA — Alistair Docherty rallied from a 5-down deficit after 13 holes to beat Medford’s Dylan Wu 1 up in the 106th Oregon Amateur...

Rogues rip Klamath Falls; Wu advances

KLAMATH FALLS — Medford got itself back on track in a big way Thursday night, scoring early and often in a nonleague baseball matchup with...

Mustangs fall short against Lower Columbia

One bad hop and one error proved to be Medford’s undoing Wednesday as the Mustangs dropped a 2-0 decision to visiting Lower Columbia...

Beating the heat
Beating the heat

With temperatures expected to shoot up into the 100s this week and the next, local athletes and teams are taking extra precautions to avoid...

Mustangs cruise to triumph

Medford pitcher Will Weaver frustrated opposing bats by throwing seven shutout innings while the Mustangs’ American Legion AAA baseball...

Quarter horses shine in Futurity trials

GRANTS PASS — Eight quarter horses blazed their way into the $30,000 Firecracker Futurity on Father's Day at Grants Pass Downs...

Mustangs salvage split with Eugene

There’s no question the Medford Mustangs and Eugene Challengers expect to battle all summer for the rights to the Area 4 crown in American...

Kitsap slips by Rogues in 10th

BREMERTON, Wash. — Defensive miscues have haunted the Medford Rogues early in this West Coast League season and a couple more helped lead...

North stars highlight all-state list

North Medford senior pitcher Colton Westfall earned first-team recognition to highlight the list of honors recently after the Class 6A and 4A...

Rogues rally to halt losing skid

BREMERTON, Wash. — The Medford Rogues baseball team rallied not once but twice to snap a seven-game losing streak with a 7-6 victory over...

Mustangs' Zavala tosses gem in DH victory

With the Medford Mustangs pitching staff running thin, manager Nate Mayben called on catcher Austin Zavala to take the mound in a nonleague split...

Mustangs stomp Titans
Mustangs stomp Titans

Kris Henry

Mail Tribune

The Medford Mustangs entered Tuesday’s Area 4-opening twin bill against Willamette Valley batting .349...

Rogues drop fourth straight

WENATCHEE, Wash. — The Medford Rogues had a hard time keeping pace with Wenatchee, which scored three runs in the fifth inning to break...

Mustangs earn win over Crushers

STAYTON — Steen Fredrickson gave the Medford Mustangs American Legion AAA baseball team the kind of pitching performance it needed on...

Phoenix garners Skyline first-team honors

Phoenix outfielders Tiona Hurd and Adriana Mereida-Ford and Pirate senior pitcher Aaron Hutchinson were selected as first-team all-stars on the...

Rogues win close one at home

Jared Holley’s sacrifice fly drove in Nathan Etheridge from third base in the bottom of the eighth inning and gave the Medford Rogues the...

Local seniors chosen for all-star events

A handful of local standouts have been selected to compete this weekend at baseball and basketball all-star events to cap off their high school...

Ashland’s Lenthe player of year

Ashland senior Grace Lenthe, despite playing for the league's fifth-place team, was chosen softball player of the year in the Midwestern League by...

Mustangs have high hopes
Mustangs have high hopes

No matter the season, the Medford Mustangs have never been shy about their ultimate goal.

Despite legitimate challenges throughout Oregon,...

Challengers fall
Challengers fall

Glide managed only one more hit than Cascade Christian during Tuesday’s Class 3A baseball state semifinal game at U.S. Cellular Community...

May 2015

Local coaches honored at banquet

EUGENE — Eight local coaches were honored at the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association awards banquet at Autzen Stadium last...

Studs hold off Rogues in season opener

The Medford Rogues put themselves in a bind by allowing four unearned runs in the second inning and the Seattle Cheney Studs made that hold up for...

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District plans to separate North-South dates

If you are a North Medford or South Medford basketball fan, for decades you’ve had to choose whether to attend the boys game or the girls...