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Local coaches honored at banquet

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

State champions from the 2014-15 high school year who were recognized were Brett Wolfe (North Medford...

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 a 6-5 victory in the season opener for both wood-bat baseball teams at Harry & David Field on...

North falls short

North falls short

North Medford averaged nearly six runs and nine hits per game heading into Friday’s Class 6A baseball state quarterfinals.

Against McMinnville, however, the second-seeded Black Tornado failed to put a mark on either ledger as the...

Challengers advance to 3A state semifinals

Challengers advance to 3A state semifinals

Cody Coggins has raised his level of play in the state baseball playoffs.

The Cascade Christian senior pitched five strong innings and continued to stroke the ball impressively as the Challengers defeated the Stanfield/Echo Tigers 9-6 in the...

Coggins, McCabe, Pratt earn top SCL honors

Cascade Christian senior Cody Coggins and St. Mary sophomore Spencer McCabe nabbed top baseball honors, and Rogue River senior Josie Pratt did likewise in softball in Southern Cascade League all-star voting by coaches.

Coggins, who helped the...

Higday, Coggins spark Challengers

Eric Higday got a surprise in Cascade Christian’s Class 3A baseball playoff opener Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

Ragan, Tornado advance in playoffs

Ragan, Tornado advance in playoffs

Jordan Ragan put together quite a performance for defending state champion North Medford in the second round of the Class 6A state baseball playoffs Wednesday.

Ragan tossed a four-hit shutout and produced at the plate as the Black Tornado...

Tornado takes down Generals in opener

Colton Westfall didn’t need much help but his North Medford baseball teammates certainly supplied a big boost early to lighten the senior pitcher’s load in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs.

The second-seeded Black...

North routs Glencoe in playoff opener

Grace Jovanovic made a smashing return to the North Medford softball lineup on Monday and, in doing so, allowed the Black Tornado to open the 6A state playoffs with a bang as it secured a 15-5, six-inning win over Glencoe in the first...

Ashland girls three-peat at state tennis

BEAVERTON — Ashland's Vika O'Brien was denied her fourth consecutive Class 5A state tennis doubles championship but the Grizzlies notched their third straight girls team championship during the three-day tournament that ended Saturday...

May 2015

Comets keep postseason alive

CENTRAL POINT — Dylan Pearce flirted with a no-hitter as the Crater baseball team kept its season alive on Friday.

Pearce carried a...

South's Bartlett falls short at state tourney

BEAVERTON — Kelsey Bartlett took care of business for South Medford in the opening round before being eliminated in the second round of the...

Black Tornado edges Comets in state tune-up

North Medford used a four-run fifth inning to rally past Crater for a 6-3 softball victory in a state playoffs tune-up Wednesday at North Medford...

North, South stars earn all-SWC honors

North Medford senior pitcher Colton Westfall highlighted a host of local players who were honored recently in all-star voting by the Southwest...

South Medford falls in play-in to Newberg

Two Newberg pitchers stymied South Medford in a Class 6A baseball play-in game Tuesday, and the Panthers’ season ended with a 6-1 loss at...

Can Cabrera reach 3,000 hits, 600 homers?

It’s safe to say Miguel Cabrera has already cemented his legacy as one of the greatest right-handed hitters in Major League Baseball...

North nets second title in three years

North Medford senior pitchers Colton Westfall and Jordan Ragan combined for 21 strikeouts and only one walk in leading the Black Tornado to a...

Challengers claim crown
Challengers claim crown

Cross-town rivals Cascade Christian and St. Mary's hooked up in a doubleheader Saturday with the Southern Cascade League baseball title at...

Tornado trips up Thurston in SWC tilt

SPRINGFIELD — North Medford senior Josh Berman scattered four hits in a shutout effort and the Black Tornado used a five-run fourth inning...

South Medford prevails over Grants Pass

Ryan Carle turned in a gritty pitching performance, Tyler Frost got a key hit and South Medford edged closer to finishing fourth in the Southwest...

Comets’ surge is one to be admired

When you’re on a winning team, it’s easy to maintain your competitive spirit.

Practices become more tolerable, gearing up for...

North sweeps GP, remains tied atop SWC

GRANTS PASS — It wasn’t easy, but North Medford’s baseball team was able to hold serve on Saturday and enter the final week...

South Medford splits SWC doubleheader

South Medford freshman Brandon Letendre shut out Willamette, 4-0, in the opener of a Southwest Conference baseball doubleheader Friday at...

In complete control
In complete control

Of all the positive things you can say about Cascade Christian senior Will Weaver — and there are many — maybe the most important is...

Evans lifts North over GP
Evans lifts North over GP

Playing their sixth game in eight days, North Medford’s baseball team needed a spark Tuesday in a Southwest Conference matchup with...

Carle carries South Medford to victory

EUGENE — South Medford senior Ryan Carle belted out his first-ever home run and kept Willamette off-balance on the mound to propel the...

Ragan, Tornado hit way past Indians

Jordan Ragan went 7-for-8 with six RBIs on the day and picked up a victory on the mound as the North Medford baseball team swept Roseburg, 10-0 in...

Wheeler's hit boosts Challengers

Cascade Christian routed Illinois Valley in the first game of a Southern Cascade League baseball doubleheader at U.S. Cellular Community Park...

Yreka's late homer sinks Eagles

YREKA, Calif. — Ryan Lorenz provided enough seventh-inning run support to rally the Eagle Point baseball team and even the score with Yreka...

April 2015

Moore, Williams lift South over Roseburg

ROSEBURG — South Medford’s Pat Moore was on top of her game in an all-around effort and the Panthers secured their sixth straight...

Challengers rally to beat St. Mary's

Joel McLemore drove in the winning run in the seventh inning and Cascade Christian rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat St. Mary's, 7-6, in a...

North settles for split at Sheldon

EUGENE — In what took on the feel of a playoff game, North Medford and Sheldon each rose to the occasion during a rescheduled...

South splits at Roseburg to net series win

ROSEBURG — South Medford got a much-needed Southwest Conference baseball series win but couldn’t quite net the sweep against...

South Medford's Moore pitches two no-hitters

EUGENE — Sophomore left-hander Pat Moore pitched a pair of no-hit shutouts as the South Medford softball team cruised past South...

Unbreakable
Unbreakable

BUTTE FALLS — If Spencer Scofield was mad at the world, who could blame him?

The Butte Falls High junior was blindsided with a rare...

Fredenburg grand slam powers Chieftains

ROGUE RIVER — Brittany Fredenburg had never hit a home run prior to Thursday, but her first one was a doozie for the Rogue River softball...

Eagles stymie Knights for nonleague win

EAGLE POINT — Jonathan Wilson and Coldin Shopp combined on a four-hitter as Eagle Point cruised past North Valley, 10-0 in five innings,...

Panthers rally for SWC victory

Jack Thompson’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the South Medford baseball team the go-ahead run in a 4-3 victory...

Sheldon joins North atop SWC
Sheldon joins North atop SWC

In a rematch of last year’s Class 6A baseball state championship, North Medford had Sheldon on the ropes through 3⅔ innings Tuesday...

Ragan, Berman pitch Tornado past Axemen

EUGENE — North Medford senior Jordan Ragan extended his hitting streak to 14 games and joined Josh Berman in allowing only two hits in...

North’s Wolfe eclipses own school record at Relays

EUGENE — North Medford junior Tyren Wolfe shaved time off his own school record in the 100 meters Friday to earn a spot in today’s...

Tornado stymies Axemen for 7th straight win

North Medford broke the game open with a six-run third inning and Colton Westfall supplied a bulk of the defense Wednesday as the Black Tornado...

Crater tops Eagle Point for first win

EAGLE POINT — With six losses by two runs or fewer in its first 11 games, Crater’s baseball program hasn’t exactly...

North Medford stays unbeaten in SWC

North Medford received a strong pitching performance from Jordan Ragan in the opener and Jared Evans supplied a productive bat in each...

Panthers claim first SWC triumph

In a doubleheader in which both games went to the last out, the South Medford baseball team claimed it’s first Southwest Conference victory...

Ragan rolling along in second season with North Medford
Ragan rolling along in second season with North Medford

Making the transition from Class 3A to 6A baseball was the main focus last year for North Medford’s Jordan Ragan.

Crater's Hassel hurls no-hitter against Churchill

CENTRAL POINT — Brittney Hassel pitched a no-hitter to help Crater even its record in Midwestern League softball Thursday.

The junior...

Tornado softball stays perfect in SWC

ROSEBURG — For the North Medford softball team to win the battle of the untarnished Southwest Conference records on Wednesday, it...

GP edges South in battle of unbeatens

GRANTS PASS — In a battle of undefeated Class 6A softball teams, Grants Pass found the edge against South Medford on...

North’s Berman boasts unique perfect record

Plenty of North Medford and South Medford athletes can say they never lost a game in their cross-town rivalry, but few — if any...

North’s Berman boasts unique perfect record

Plenty of North Medford and South Medford athletes can say they never lost a game in their cross-town rivalry, but few — if any —...

Ashland nets pair of comeback wins

SPRINGFIELD — Ashland saved its best for last Saturday against host Springfield, using seventh-inning rallies in both games of a...

North strong-arms South for series sweep

North Medford pitchers Jordan Ragan, Josh Berman and Larson Kindreich combined to limit South Medford to three hits overall Saturday as...

Bartlett paces South girls at tennis tourney

ROSEBURG — South Medford's Kelsey Bartlett had a successful opening day despite windy and rainy conditions at the eight-school Roseburg...

Coggins leads Challengers in romp
Coggins leads Challengers in romp

With Cody Coggins leading the way, the Cascade Christian baseball team cranked out 10 runs in the third inning en route to a 12-1, five-inning...

Taking the next step
Taking the next step

ASHLAND — Steen Fredrickson has taken a lot of good-natured ribbing from his teammates in years past.

From his first days on...

North slips by South
North slips by South

Both teams had plenty to be proud of Wednesday but it was North Medford that came away with the only thing that counts in the Southwest Conference...

South powers past Willamette

While Pat Moore’s strikeout ratio has been off-the-charts good, the South Medford softball team’s ability to generate offense...

North dominates in SWC opener

North Medford opened its Southwest Conference softball season with a bang Tuesday, scoring 13 runs in the first two innings against South Eugene...

March 2015

Comets drop two games in Fresno tourney

FRESNO, Calif. — Crater dropped two games on the opening day of the Easter Baseball Classic in Fresno, Calif., Monday.

The Comets...

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Comets’ surge is one to be admired

When you’re on a winning team, it’s easy to maintain your competitive spirit.

Practices become more tolerable, gearing up for...