Cascade Christian football players had an extra bounce in their stride, along with bling around their necks, on Monday after claiming the Class 3A...
CENTRAL POINT — When Crater needed a spark, Becca Heard provided it Thursday in a nonconference girls basketball game against Ashland.
GRANTS PASS — Playing two classifications up, the Phoenix High girls basketball team gave Grants Pass all it could handle in a nonconference nail-biter Wednesday night at Grants Pass High School.
South Medford prefers to line up top-flight preseason girls basketball competition when it can.
CENTRAL POINT — It must have seemed like a long opening period for Ashland first-year boys basketball coach Jeff Schlecht.
ALBANY — Ben Orndoff had a strong all-around game and eighth-ranked South Medford held off a late rally by West Albany for a 62-55 nonconference boys basketball win Tuesday.
ASHLAND — Courtney Setzer scored 11 of her 17 points in the second quarter to help Crater open a 39-10 halftime lead en route to a 70-26 nonleague win over Ashland on Tuesday at Mountain Avenue Gym.
MERLIN — Gunnar Asher poured in 19 points and the Crater boys basketball team gave first-year coach Glenn Johannes his first victory as a Comet with a 72-47 decision over defending Class 4A state champion North Valley on Monday.
PHOENIX — The undefeated Cascade Christian boys basketball cruised past Phoenix, 56-42, in the Phoenix Invitational final at the Pirates' gymnasium on Saturday.
South Medford started fast, took care of the ball and survived some jitters at the free throw line to remain undefeated with a 61-58 nonleague win over Bend on Saturday at South Medford.
EUGENE — Courtney Setzer continued her torrid start for the Crater girls basketball team and the Comets controlled things from the tip against Dallas on Saturday to finish 2-0 at the Willamette Tournament.
PHOENIX — St. Mary's broke open a close game with a big third quarter to defeat host Phoenix, 38-27, in the girls Phoenix Invitational championship game on Saturday.
For the second time in as many games, North Medford found itself trailing with only seconds to go in nonleague boys basketball Friday night.
BEND — Keyari Sleezer scored 25 points to lead three players with more than 20 as second-ranked South Medford rolled past Summit, 94-37, in nonconference girls basketball Friday.
Dramatic improvement in shooting in the second half boosted the South Medford boys basketball team to a 78-54 nonconference win over visiting Summit Friday.
PHOENIX — The St. Mary's girls basketball team came out of the gates cold but eventually found its rhythm in a 48-42 victory over Del Norte in the Phoenix Invitational semifinals at Phoenix High on Friday.
EAGLE POINT — In a battle of speed versus size to the open the season, Eagle Point held off Crater for a 56-50 nonconference boys basketball victory Thursday.
Typically a tight race when it comes to determining a Southern Oregon Hybrid boys basketball champion, few years expect to shape up like the 2013-14 version that launches on Jan. 7.
Last season, the South Medford girls basketball team had to adapt to life without 6-foot-5 post Tess Picknell.
It wasn't exactly the way the North Medford boys basketball team wanted to script its season opener on Sunday, but the Black Tornado's journey into winter resulted in victory nonetheless.
First-game jitters got the best of South Medford early on during Saturday's boys basketball season opener.
BEAVERTON — The top-ranked South Medford girls basketball team couldn't match Lynnwood, Wash., in the Northwest Invitational final, falling 66-54 at Southridge High on Saturday.
BEAVERTON — The top-ranked South Medford girls basketball team got some sweet revenge in its season opener on Friday at Southridge High, cruising past Central Catholic, 67-30, in a rematch of last year's Class 6A state title game.
KLAMATH FALLS — Courtney Setzer's monster performance propelled the Crater girls basketball team past defending Class 4A state champion Mazama in their season opener on Thursday.
KLAMATH FALLS — Henley junior post Natalie DeLonge had 19 points to lead the Class 4A Hornets to a season-opening 42-32 victory over 6A North Medford at Henley High on Wednesday.
The fall sports season is barely in the rearview mirror but, ready or not, the winter slate begins tonight for several schools in the Rogue Valley.
South Medford senior basketball standout Ashley Bolston and St. Mary's senior golfer Dylan Wu signed letters of intent on Wednesday. The 17-year-old Bolston, a versatile 6-foot-2 forward, will play for NCAA Division I Washington State University.
Crater girls basketball players need look no further than down the bench this winter to gain instant inspiration.
For a guy who's taking over a basketball team that won one game last season, Jeff Schlecht sounds pretty optimistic.
CENTRAL POINT — In a sense, David Heard has returned home.
A number of area mentors were honored at the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year Banquet Saturday at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.
Glenn Johannes, who guided the Phoenix boys basketball team to its best three-year run in school history, has resigned and will move a short distance across the Rogue Valley to coach another school.
Three Ashland High head coaches have resigned and another is taking a season off, AHS athletic director Karl Kemper announced Monday.
Sarah Kapple's best days as a runner should be in front of her.
St. Mary's junior guard Emily Alvarez was selected to the Class 3A state basketball first team, while Cascade Christian junior post Alaina Thomson landed second-team honors and St. Mary's sophomore guard Rose Alvarez took home third-team recognition.
Phoenix senior Delanie Tally secured first-team all-conference honors in voting by the Skyline Conference girls basketball coaches.
Three South Medford players were named to boys and girls all-state teams for Class 6A in voting by coaches.
In a record year of voting for starters in the sixth annual Mail Tribune All-Star Basketball Classic, no one's name popped up on more ballots than Cascade Christian's Alex Miller.
With a trophy in her hand, Casie Johnson smiled shyly as the crowd at Kids Unlimited acknowledged her efforts with applause.
If there's a theme with all-star basketball games, it's this: lots of points, little defense.
Voting for starters in the sixth annual Mail Tribune All-Star Basketball Classic is fast and furious, with more than 2,800 responses to our online ballot reached as of Monday evening.
The boys and girls teams have been selected for the sixth annual Mail Tribune All-Star Basketball Classic, and if the credentials of the players are an indication, another exciting evening of high school hoops is in the offing.
St. Mary's and Cascade Christian dominated Southern Cascade Hybrid all-league basketball voting, nearly sweeping all of the player and coach of the year awards.
PORTLAND — Pivotal moments seemed to highlight South Medford's games all season, but the Panthers found themselves on the wrong end of such a moment during Saturday's Class 6A girls basketball state championship.
PORTLAND — Leave it to South Medford's smallest player to come up with the biggest effort during Friday's Class 6A girls basketball state semifinals here at the Rose Garden.
The second-ranked North Valley boys basketball team capped a perfect season with a state championship on Friday night.
PORTLAND — It just takes a little daylight for the South Medford girls basketball team to break a game open and that's exactly what the second-ranked Panthers found to open the second quarter of Thursday's Class 6A state quarterfinals matchup with...
PORTLAND — It was same song, different verse Thursday morning for seventh-ranked South Medford at the Class 6A boys basketball state tournament at the Rose Garden.
CORVALLIS — Keeping the North Valley boys basketball team's state championship hopes and perfect season alive was no easy task in Thursday's Class 4A state semifinal.
PORTLAND — South Medford waited a touch too long to show its true colors Wednesday night here at the Rose Garden and it cost the seventh-ranked Panthers a shot at the Class 6A state semifinals.
Getting back to the state finals might be easier for the defending champs this time around.
As the only two teams to go winless during last year's Class 6A boys basketball state tournament, odds are good that South Medford and Central Catholic will be chomping at the bit when the teams square off tonight in a quarterfinals matchup at the Rose...
CORVALLIS — After early-season knee surgery, North Valley's Kevin Brazille is rounding into top form at the opportune time.
Eagle Point had the girl and boy players of the year in Class 5A Southern Oregon Hybrid basketball.
At least for the opening four minutes, Southridge did precisely what it wanted and held a 9-8 advantage over No. 2-ranked South Medford in the second round of the Class 6A girls basketball state playoffs.
COOS BAY — Richard Vasey brought a silver linings playbook with him to Marshfield High on Saturday.
NORTH BEND — Cascade Christian's Alex Miller wouldn't be denied in the Class 3A state tournament fourth-place game Saturday.
Nothing worth having ever comes easily, but when you're finally able to secure that elusive prize, there's nothing sweeter.
On one of the brightest stages, the Alvarez sisters shined for the St. Mary's girls basketball team, whose poise was tested in Friday's Class 3A state semifinal game at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay.
COOS BAY — Cascade Christian senior wing Troy Thompson recorded 17 points and 12 rebounds, David Sellers turned in 15 points and eight rebounds and Alex Miller flirted with a triple-double in the Challengers' 77-61 win over De La Salle in a Class...
COOS BAY — When St. Mary's went to its matchup zone defense, Scio was no match for it in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A girls basketball state tournament Thursday at Marshfield High.