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Zamora leads RVA girls past Triad

KLAMATH FALLS — Rogue Valley Adventist rolled to a 46-23 girls basketball victory over Triad in Mountain Valley League play Thursday, setting up a chance to clinch the league championship in its regular-season finale.

The Red Tail Hawks...

South cruises

South cruises

While the prior two meetings between North Medford and South Medford went down to the wire, Wednesday’s rubber match was all about the opening quarter and answering any challenge thereafter in the Southwest Conference boys basketball...

PREP STANDINGS

SWC BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;9;1;.900;—

St. Mary’s boys clinch SCL crown

Since making the jump to Class 3A in 2010, the St. Mary’s boys basketball was the only team out of the Southern Cascade League to have not reached the state playoffs until Tuesday.

Not only did the Crusaders top rival Cascade Christian,...

Tago helps Panther girls streak past Tornado

Juli Tago came out ready to play for South Medford in a rivalry game at North Medford Tuesday.

The Panther senior guard tallied a game-high 26 points to lead a balanced attack as South recorded its 74th straight Southwest Conference girls...

Scott's hot hand sparks Crater girls

CENTRAL POINT — Cheyenne Scott provided the antidote for a lethargic start by the Crater girls basketball team Tuesday.

Scott drilled four straight 3-pointers in the second quarter as the Comets pulled away for a 52-18 win over Ashland at...

Prep Standings

SWC BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;8;1;.889;—

North Medford;7;2;.778;1

Sheldon;6;3;.667;2

South Eugene;6;3;.667;2

Willamette;3;6;.333;5

Grants...

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 game in the crosstown rivalry.

From now on, however, that will not be the case.

In a move...

South boys slip past Thurston

SPRINGFIELD — Second-ranked South Medford got off to a good start thanks to the hard work of Josh Washington and Chase Cota but still didn’t make it easy on itself in having to rally for a 50-47 road victory over Thurston.

The...

PREP STANDINGS

SWC BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;8;1;.889;—

North Medford;7;2;.778;1

Sheldon;6;3;.667;2

South Eugene;6;3;.667;2

Willamette;3;6;.333;5

Grants...

February 2016

Prep Standings

SWC BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;7;1;.875;—

North Medford;7;2;.778;½

Sheldon;6;3;.667;1½

South...

Vinyard, Crennen power Crusaders

ROGUE RIVER — St. Mary’s Connor Vinyard and Michael Crennen led the charge as the Crusaders boys basketball team pulled away for a 71-48 victory over Rogue River during Southern Cascade League play on Friday.

The wins sets up an...

Tornado cruises
Tornado cruises

North Medford boys head basketball coach Scott Plankenhorn and his Black Tornado squad were up by 11 points at halftime against Willamette on Friday, but they weren't about to rest on their laurels.

"At halftime we talked about what was going on...

Comets drop close one to Marist

EUGENE — Crater’s tough luck in Midwestern League girls basketball continued on the road against Marist on Friday.

The Comets got out to a fast start but Marist capitalized on a big free-throw shooting advantage to post a 39-36...

Prep Standings

SWC BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;7;1;.875;—

North Medford;6;2;.750;1

Sheldon;5;3;.625;2

South Eugene;5;3;.625;2

Willamette;3;5;.375;4

Grants...

Schireman, North strike early, rip Roseburg

ROSEBURG — North Medford senior guard Brian Schireman was dialed in from the start and scored 27 points to lead the Black Tornado boys basketball team to a 62-46 runaway win over Roseburg Tuesday.

Schireman drained three of his six...

Orndoff leads Panthers’ rout of GP

South Medford junior Lauren Orndoff provided a steady influence Tuesday night and the fourth-ranked Panthers pulled away early in a 74-38 Southwest Conference girls basketball victory at South Medford High.

Orndoff fell just shy of her season...

Alvarez, Stephens propel Challengers

A big night from Tiani Alvarez and a double-double by Emily Stephens helped host Cascade Christian down Days Creek, 46-30, in nonconference girls basketball Monday.

Alvarez had a season-high 18 points and tied her season best with nine assists...

January 2016

Phoenix boys set school record at swim meet

NORTH BEND — In a fast and close three-school swim meet, the Phoenix boys came through with a school record to highlight action Saturday.

Prep Standings

MVL BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

Hosanna Christian;11;0;1.000;—

Chiloquin;9;1;.900;1½

Triad;7;3;.700;3½

North Lake;6;4;.600;4½

Rogue Valley...

Prep Standings

SWC BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;7;0;1.000;—

North Medford;5;2;.714;2

Sheldon;4;3;.571;3

South...

South holds off Sheldon for key win

EUGENE — South Medford squandered a big lead but made enough plays down the stretch to hold off Sheldon, 59-51, in a key Southwest Conference girls basketball game Friday.

With the road victory, the fourth-ranked Panthers (15-3, 7-0 SWC)...

South denies Sheldon
South denies Sheldon

All South Medford’s Conor Carroll knew is that someone had to pick up the slack with fellow senior Hunter Bradford sidelined by injury for Friday night’s prime Southwest Conference boys basketball clash against Sheldon.

With the...

Allen, Tornado take down Axemen

The ninth-ranked North Medford boys basketball team used a balanced effort to get revenge against South Eugene on Friday night, earning a 71-64 victory during Southwest Conference play against the team that dealt the Black Tornado its first league...

Prep Standings

MWL GIRLS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

Springfield;5;0;1.000;—

Marist;5;1;.833;½

Crater;3;2;.600;2

North Eugene;3;2;.600;2

Churchill;2;4;.333;3 ½

Eagle...

Marist downs Ashland in girls hoops

ASHLAND — Marist sophomore Claire Eagen scored 25 points to lead the streaking Spartans to a 73-35 victory over Ashland in Midwestern League girls basketball Thursday at Mountain Avenue Gym.

Kasydie Winner scored 10 points and Jennifer...

St. Mary’s girls fend off Raiders

Meg Vasey and Ibi Alvarez came through to snap a late drought from the free-throw line and help St. Mary’s score a 45-41 win over visiting Lost River in nonconference girls basketball action Wednesday.

The Crusaders held a 42-41 advantage...

Tornado tightens up
Tornado tightens up

Having lost their last two league games, the North Medford girls basketball team was determined not to fall behind in the Southwest Conference standings.

Just ask Grants Pass.

Junior post Savannah Bumgardner recorded 17 points and five...

South girls surge past Roseburg

ROSEBURG — South Medford let a promising opportunity slip away the last time its girls basketball team squared off against Roseburg, and the Panthers weren’t about to make that same mistake twice in a row Tuesday in Southwest Conference...

No. 2 South stays unbeaten in SWC

South Medford broke open a close game against Roseburg in the second half with some sharp shooting and steady defense to remain unbeaten in Southwest Conference boys basketball Tuesday.

The Panthers, ranked No. 2 in the Class 6A media poll,...

Prep Standings

SWC BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;6;0;1.000;—

North Medford;4;2;.667;2

Sheldon;4;2;.667;2

South...

Strength in numbers
Strength in numbers

It’s an experiment that has true benefit and merit, but also one with a big hill to climb before permanent implementation throughout Oregon.

After years of statewide discussion — and prodding by the likes of South Medford athletic...

RVA girls get defensive in MVL win

On average, the Rogue Valley Adventist girls basketball team is allowing the least points per game in the Mountain Valley League, and those efforts continue to pay big dividends for the Medford Class 1A school.

The Red Tail Hawks lowered their...

Prep Standings

MVL BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

Hosanna Christian;8;0;1.000;—

Chiloquin;8;1;.889;½

North...

Down to the wire
Down to the wire

Baskets were hard to come by Friday night as host Cascade Christian and St. Mary’s waged a tug-of-war battle that came down to the wire in Southern Cascade League boys basketball action.

After failing to secure a little cushion with five...

Sheldon squeaks past North Medford

EUGENE — North Medford battled back from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take a lead against Sheldon but couldn’t finish off the comeback in Southwest Conference girls basketball Friday.

Sheldon (11-5, 4-1 SWC),...

Wolfe key in North win over Sheldon

Tyren Wolfe seemed to be all over the place for North Medford in a Southwest Conference boys basketball game Friday.

The Black Tornado senior guard helped orchestrate a 64-56 victory over visiting Sheldon at the North Medford gym.

Wolfe...

Prep Standings

SWC BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;5;0;1.000;—

Haugen pours in 38 points to lead RVA

Trevor Haugen scored a career-high 38 points to lead Rogue Valley Adventist to a 79-45 Mountain Valley League boys basketball win over visiting Prospect on Thursday.

Haugen, a junior wing, shot 50 percent from the field and added 12 rebounds and...

South Medford pulls away early for SWC girls win over North Medford
South Medford pulls away early for SWC girls win over North Medford

Julissa Tago had nine reasons to be so happy on Wednesday night.

To be precise, the South Medford senior had 9-0 reasons.

Prep Standings

SWC GIRLS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;4;0;1.000;—

North Medford;3;1;.750;1

Sheldon;3;1;.750;1

Grants Pass;2;2;.500;2

Roseburg;2;2;.500;2

South...

Road Warriors
Road Warriors

It may have been the same gym but it was a vastly different result for South Medford’s boys basketball team Tuesday in this season’s second crosstown clash with North Medford.

Instead of the Black Tornado pulling away in the final...

Kent sparks Comets in win over Eagles

EAGLE POINT — Crater coach David Heard emphasized to his team the importance of establishing an inside game prior to a Midwestern League girls basketball matchup with Eagle Point Tuesday.

And that’s exactly what Evie Kent did for...

West, Crusaders rally for win over Chiefs

St. Mary's Tyler West knows a thing or two about late-game dramatics.

The senior guard hit the go-ahead jumper with about 1½ minutes to go to lift the Crusaders to a 36-35 win over Rogue River in Southern Cascade League boys basketball at...

Prep Standings

SWC BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;4;0;1.000;—

South Eugene;3;1;.750;1

North Medford;2;2;.500;2

Roseburg;2;2;.500;2

Sheldon;2;2;.500;2

Grants...

Challengers fall to Colton in MLK event

SALEM — Colton’s Anthony Basargin scored nine of his 16 points in the final two minutes to lead the Vikings past Cascade Christian, 48-46, in boys basketball at the MLK Day Tournament at Salem Academy High School Monday.

Cascade...

South girls prevail in MLK Showcase

STOCKTON, Calif. — South Medford used a scintillating third quarter to separate from Rio Linda and post a 77-62 win in the Martin Luther King Showcase on Saturday morning.

The Panthers (11-3), ranked fourth in the Class 6A media poll,...

Host Eagles claim Invitational title

EAGLE POINT — Eagle Point secured four wrestling titles among its 10 finalists to win going away in the Eagle Point Invitational on Saturday.

Leading the charge for the host Eagles were champions Thomas Zomerdyk (106 pounds), Chance...

Prep Standings

SWC BOYS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;3;0;1.000;—

South Eugene;3;0;1.000;—

North Medford;2;1;.667;1

Grants...

Schireman, Tornado pull away for victory

SPRINGFIELD — Senior guard Brian Schireman had 28 points, five assists and four rebounds to pace the North Medford boys basketball team in its 64-53 victory over Thurston during Southwest Conference action on Friday night.

Tyren Wolfe...

Freeman, Tornado knock off Colts

SPRINGFIELD — Sophomore wing Maggie Freeman went for 14 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and six assists as the North Medford girls basketball team cruised past Thurston, 63-42, during Southwest Conference action on Friday...

North, Crater fare well at Oregon Classic

REDMOND — One-point losses for North Medford and Crater’s wrestling teams pushed each out of the running for a potential Oregon Classic team championship Friday during pool play.

North Medford entered the Class 6A dual-meet...

South slams Wolverines
South slams Wolverines

When your team has almost as many dunks as field goals allowed, there’s a good chance you’re going to win … by a lot.

That’s exactly the scenario that played out Friday at South Medford High, with the host Panthers...

Panthers roll past Willamette in SWC play

EUGENE — Fourth-ranked South Medford got off to a sluggish defensive start before finding its way and cruising to a 59-24 Southwest Conference girls basketball victory over Willamette Thursday.

The Panthers (10-3, 3-0 SWC) allowed nine...

Prep Standings

SWC GIRLS BASKETBALL

;W;L;Pct.;GB

South Medford;3;0;1.000;—

North Medford;2;0;1.000;1/2

Grants Pass;1;1;.500;1 1/2

Roseburg;1;1;.500;1 1/2

Sheldon;1;1;.500;1 1/2

South...

Ashland holds off Crater
Ashland holds off Crater

ASHLAND — Ashland High point guard Malik Pippa watched most of Tuesday’s rivalry matchup with Crater from the Grizzlies’ bench after picking up his second foul only four minutes into the game.

The junior playmaker was...

Comets' defense shackles Grizzlies

ASHLAND — Cheyenne Scott’s hot shooting and the Crater full-court press doomed Ashland in Midwestern League girls basketball action Tuesday.

The Comets created 31 turnovers en route to a 58-39 victory over the Grizzlies at the...

Prep Standings

MWL Boys Basketball

;W;L;Pct.;GB

Churchill;2;0;1.000;—

Eagle...

Eagles rise for league triumph

EUGENE — The Eagle Point boys basketball team knocked down nine 3-pointers en route to a 66-56 victory over North Eugene in the Midwestern League opener on Saturday.

Zakk Scott scored 14 points and drained three 3-pointers, while Mario...

Highlanders race past Eagles

EUGENE — The Eagle Point girls basketball team kept up with sixth-ranked North Eugene for a quarter before the Highlanders pulled away in the Midwestern League opener on Saturday.

Adrienne Wood scored 20 points and hit four 3-pointers 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...