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Lodi snaps Rogues' winning streak

After two straight nights of close calls, the Medford Rogues finally found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard against the visiting Lodi Crushers in a 6-4 affair at Harry & David Field on Thursday.

Lodi broke a 4-all tie with a...

Rogues inch closer to first in GWL

Braden Stutzman sat on the sidelines and saw the Medford Rogues open a 9-0 lead through five innings against Lodi in Great West League baseball Wednesday.

He remained on the bench as the visiting Crushers pulled within 10-9 in the top of the...

Mavericks garner split with Roseburg

North Medford used a steady pitching effort by Brady Buchanan and a five-run second inning surge to secure a win in Game 2 and a split of an American Legion A doubleheader against Roseburg Pepsi at North Medford High on Thursday.

Buchanan needed...

Mustangs fend off Corvallis in 14-13 nail-biter

The Medford Mustangs made things interesting Wednesday night but found a way to fend off the Corvallis Marketmen for a 14-13 victory in nonleague American Legion AAA play at Harry & David Field.

Medford (9-7) built a 12-5 lead through five...

Expos snap Mustangs' winning streak

The Medford Mustangs have shown a knack for competing to the final out thus far this season but they didn’t get a chance to do so Thursday due to steady rain at Harry & David Field.

With the game shortened to six innings, the Mustangs...

Cowden spurs Mustangs to victory

TALENT — Medford second baseman Tate Cowden provided a big lift in a seven-run first inning and the Mustangs kept the pressure on en route to a 12-3 victory over the Fairfield Expos in nonleague American Legion AAA play Wednesday at...

Crusaders earn first-team all-state honors

The St. Mary's baseball team came away with a collection of Class 3A all-state honors after finishing 27-2 overall with an appearance in the state semifinals.

Senior first baseman Joe Johnson, the Southern Cascade League player of the year,...

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Sanderson, Carroll named state first-teamers

Stingy Mustangs

Stingy Mustangs

One year ago, Phoenix’s Aaron Hutchinson had the benefit of joining a veteran Medford Mustangs squad loaded with top-tier pitching and experience at the American Legion baseball level.

Hutchinson more than carried his weight in his debut...

Mustangs rally

Mustangs rally

It may be early in the American Legion baseball season but Medford Mustangs manager Nate Mayben definitely is enjoying the tenacity his squad seems to possess.

One night after falling behind in a big way to the Klamath Falls Falcons before...

June 2016

Prospect/Butte Falls players net District 4 honors

The coaches from the respective baseball and softball teams at Prospect/Butte Falls were honored for their efforts and had a host of players...

Skaff named to all-Skyline first team

Phoenix junior outfielder Thomas Skaff was named to the all-Skyline Conference baseball first team to highlight recent voting dominated by league...

South, North place two on SWC first team

South Medford and North Medford each placed two players on the first team of the all-Southwest Conference baseball voting recently by the...

St. Mary's season ends in semifinal loss
St. Mary's season ends in semifinal loss

ADAIR VILLAGE — St. Mary's didn't get the rubber-match result it was looking for.

The Crusaders took on Santiam Christian in the...

May 2016

Johnson pitches shutout as St. Mary’s advances

Joe Johnson was battling his nerves and didn’t have his best stuff, but the St. Mary’s junior pitcher was effective enough to help...

Crater falls short in 5A quarterfinals

CENTRAL POINT — It’s never easy when you’re facing a team for the fourth time in a season, and the degree of difficulty only...

Defending champ Hood River ousts Ashland

HOOD RIVER — Conner Coerper threw a two-hit shutout and Patrick Harvey hit two solo home runs as Hood River Valley beat Ashland 2-0 in the...

Ashland outslugs Wilsonville in 5A opener

ASHLAND — Nick Sanderson’s first-inning home run gave Ashland the lead for good and set the tone in a 16-10 win over Wilsonville...

Crusaders advance to 3A quarterfinals
Crusaders advance to 3A quarterfinals

St. Mary's junior baseball standout Joe Johnson has looked around the gymnasium and at the trophy cases in his school, and he's seen his...

Nine locals on MWL all-star first unit

Nine local baseball players were honored with first-team selections in voting by the Midwestern League baseball coaches recently, and...

Crater delivers
Crater delivers

CENTRAL POINT — Crater came out with a flurry and then leaned on senior pitcher Neil Bastendorff to open the Class 5A baseball state...

Support System
Support System

CENTRAL POINT — Teams often talk about a family atmosphere, but it’s another thing entirely when actual family members help take the...

North falls to Grant
North falls to Grant

Emblematic of how this baseball season has gone for North Medford, the Black Tornado went through all the highs and lows a group could muster...

Johnson, Hall named SCL players of year

St. Mary’s junior first baseman Joe Johnson was named the Southern Cascade League player of the year after recent voting by coaches, while...

Moore, Panthers shut out Southridge

Pat Moore was dialed in and so were the South Medford softball team’s bats in the opening round of the Class 6A state playoffs...

Grizzly doubles team in state final

PORTLAND — Ashland doubles partners Rox Rogers and Kai Weston will shoot for a Class 5A tennis state championship today after winning their...

South trio reach state tennis quarterfinals

TUALATIN — South Medford’s Kelsey Bartlett used a Round 2 victory over Adrienne Powell of Roseburg to secure a spot in the Class 6A...

North tops EP in playoff primer

North Medford senior pitcher Sarah Thomas ran her record to 20-2 with 12 strikeouts, one walk and six hits allowed as the Black Tornado got primed...

South softball beats Crater in tuneup

Katie Meyer produced in the clutch for South Medford during a 5-4 nonconference victory against Crater at South Medford High...

Sakraida homers twice for Chiefs

BONANZA — Tyler Sakraida had a big day as Rogue River earned a nonleague baseball split in a doubleheader against Bonanza, losing 9-4 and...

PREP STANDINGS

SWC BASEBALL

;W;L;Pct;GB

Sheldon;20;1;.952;—

North Medford;12;9;.571;8

South...

Crusaders cap regular season with sweep

The St. Mary’s baseball team completed a season for the record books with a sweep against Cascade Christian on Saturday at U.S. Cellular...

Prep Standings

SWC BASEBALL

;W;L;Pct;GB

Sheldon;20;1;.952;—

North Medford;12;7;.632;7

South...

South clinches state playoff berth

South Medford took care of business in the first game of a Southwest Conference baseball doubleheader against Grants Pass on Friday.

The...

South’s Miles wins third straight SWC title

South Medford's Sara Miles captured her third straight Southwest Conference shot put championship during the first day of the district meet...

Panthers advance at districts

ROSEBURG — Kylar Tosh and Ben Vaughn, the South Medford boys tennis team's No. 1 doubles pairing, went 3-0 during Day 1 of the...

Prep Standings

SWC BASEBALL

;W;L;Pct;GB

Sheldon;18;1;.947;—

North Medford;12;7;.632;6

South...

South Medford defense holds off GP

GRANTS PASS — South Medford backed up solid pitching from Ethan Whitney with good defense in an important Southwest Conference baseball...

Tornado turns back Colts
Tornado turns back Colts

For all the issues North Medford has had defensively this baseball season, the Black Tornado came up with three key plays to support a gritty...

Prep Standings

SWC BASEBALL

;W;L;Pct;GB

Sheldon;17;1;.944;—

North Medford;11;7;.611;6

South...

Comets stay on top of MWL with split

CENTRAL POINT — The Crater baseball team kept hold of first place in the Midwestern League after splitting with second-place Marist...

Crater sweeps Springfield in MWL softball

SPRINGFIELD —Kaila Lee won a starting spot in the Crater softball lineup during an early-season tournament in Reno, and the freshman first...

Prep Standings

SWC BASEBALL ;W;L;Pct;GB Sheldon;15;1;.938;— North Medford;10;6;.625;5 Roseburg;8;8;.500;7 South Eugene;8;8;.500;7 South...

St. Mary’s girls take big district golf lead

St. Mary’s had three players break 80 and grabbed the first-round lead of the two-day Class 4A/3A/2A District 4 tournament at Centennial...

Hunt, Kindreich propel Black Tornado

GRANTS PASS — Honus Kindreich helped the North Medford baseball team seize control early and Berry Hunt wrapped things up for the Black...

Prep Standings

SWC BASEBALL

;W;L;Pct;GB

Sheldon;14;1;.933;—

North...

Missed opportunity
Missed opportunity

For a team that has shown so much growth in recent weeks, winners in five of their past six games, Tuesday’s Southwest Conference baseball...

South Medford gains split with Axemen

The South Medford baseball team won its opener against South Eugene, 10-4, before falling 3-0 in Game 2 during Southwest Conference action at...

Prep Standings

SWC BASEBALL

;W;L;Pct;GB

Sheldon;14;1;.933;—

North...

April 2016

Crater's Jordan Monroe sixth in elite mile

BEAVERTON — Jordan Monroe finished sixth in the elite mile for the Crater girls track team at the 63-team Nike Jesuit Twilight Invitational...

PREP STANDINGS

SWC BASEBALL

;W;L;Pct;GB

Sheldon;13;1;.929;—

North...

SWC-leading North sweeps Willamette

North Medford combined for 26 hits and got lockdown pitching from Sarah Thomas and Teanna Gonsalves to sweep Willamette, 14-0 and 13-1, in...

PREP STANDINGS

SWC SOFTBALL

;W;L;Pct;GB

North Medford;12;1;.923;—

South...

North beats Roseburg in key contest

North Medford finally enjoyed some timely hitting in a pivotal Southwest Conference home baseball game against Roseburg Tuesday.

Comets stay hot
Comets stay hot

ASHLAND — Jacob Swartwout and Jake Ireland combined to hold the Ashland baseball team to one run and Crater took advantage of five Ashland...

Prep Standings

SWC BASEBALL

;W;L;Pct;GB

Sheldon;12;1;.923;—

North...

South Medford bats sizzle in sweep

ROSEBURG — The South Medford baseball team racked up 36 hits as it swept Roseburg, 12-5 and 9-6, during Southwest Conference play at Legion...

Miscues hinder North in Sheldon sweep

Good teams have a way of making you do uncharacteristic things, and North Medford’s baseball team has historically been on the positive end...

Prep Standings

SWC BASEBALL

;W;L;Pct;GB

Sheldon;11;1;.917;—

North...

Johnson propels St. Mary’s to victory

St. Mary’s junior left-hander Joe Johnson helped set the tone from the mound early, then helped his own cause with a booming home run to...

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Challengers make it back on top in softball

Winning the Southern Cascade League title seemed like a pretty bold goal this spring considering the recent history of the Cascade Christian...