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Cascade Christian hires two coaches

Tim Pflug has been hired as the Cascade Christian girls basketball coach and Suzanne Ray has taken over as the Challengers’ cross country coach.

Pflug and Ray replace Marvin Denman and Steve Williston, respectively.

Pflug brings 15...

Monroe, Crofoot take home Chieftain titles

VALLEY OF THE ROGUE STATE PARK — Crater junior Jordan Monroe and Hidden Valley senior Shane Crofoot recorded first-place finishes while the Comet boys and Phoenix girls cross country squads claimed team titles in the 5,000-meter Chieftain...

Grizzlies register split in MWL

EUGENE — The previously unbeaten Ashland volleyball team split its Midwestern League doubleheader on Friday, beating North Eugene, 25-10, 25-22, 25-13, before falling to Marist, 25-16, 25-21, 25-17.

Against North Eugene, Hope Baldrica had...

Tornado pulls away in season-opening triumph

Carter Ehlers accounted for two goals in North Medford’s season-opening 3-1 nonleague boys soccer win over Mountain View at North Medford High on Friday.

Manny Mejia also netted a goal for the Black Tornado, which led 1-0 at halftime...

Fahndrich powers Crater to win over Knights

CENTRAL POINT — Destiny Fahndrich and top-flight serving set the tone for the Crater volleyball team in its season opener on Tuesday.

The Comets earned a 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 nonleague victory over North Valley at Crater.

Fahndrich,...

Sign of the times

Sign of the times

Echoing their excitement to grow as individuals and as athletes, Eagle Point's Peyton Dole and Crater's Gracie Tostenson highlighted a host of area seniors who made their collegiate intentions known during Wednesday's national letter of intent signing...

Phoenix, St. Mary's girls claim seconds

Phoenix, St. Mary's girls claim seconds

When it became apparent that first place was out of the question, the Phoenix and St. Mary's girls cross country teams did the next best thing.

Several teams in hunt for state trophies

The southern Oregon contingent at the state cross country championships will be small compared to other years, and there isn't a gold-medal favorite in the bunch.

Four locals advance to state from SWC

ROSEBURG — Four local runners qualified for the cross country state championships out of the deep and talented Southwest Conference Thursday at Stewart Park.

Pirates sweep at Skyline districts

GRANTS PASS — The Phoenix boys and girls cross country teams both captured first place at the Skyline District Championship at All-Sports Park on Wednesday.

October 2013

De Luca, Pirates shine at Oak Knoll

ASHLAND — Phoenix junior Nevina De Luca broke the course record and helped the Pirates capture the team title at the 11-school Phoenix 5k at Oak Knoll Golf Course on Wednesday.

Phoenix girls take sixth at George Fox meet

NEWBERG — The Phoenix girls placed seventh and the South Medford boys eighth in the elite division of the George Fox Cross Country Classic on Saturday.

Tostenson places 3rd in big XC meet

WILSONVILLE — Gracie Tostenson's third-place finish helped the Crater girls to third overall in the 26-school field at the Sandelie Golf Course Cross Country Classic on Friday.

A record for Ray
A record for Ray

Rational thought would indicate there are easier North Medford school records to attain than the best time in boys cross country.

Crater girls claim State of Jeff

ASHLAND — Crater's girls cross country contingent placed three runners among the first eight finishers to help the Comets claim the girls title at the State of Jefferson Invitational at Lithia Park on Saturday.

De Luca sets Phoenix school record

BEND — Nevina De Luca broke the Phoenix school record for the 5,000 meters in cross country Friday at the Oxford Classic.

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Nevina De Luca

September 2013

Schireman sets school record at Stanford Invite

PALO ALTO, Calif. — As races go, North Medford senior Ray Schireman didn't exactly feel like Saturday's cross country run at the Stanford Invitational was going to be special, save for the experience of going against some national-caliber...

Tostenson sets record, Crater sweeps

COTTAGE GROVE — Crater's girls and boys cross country teams took home championships, and the Comets' Gracie Tostenson set the girls course record at the Harrier's Challenge.

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Class 5A football playoff bids won't come easy

Athletic directors at the Class 5A level have proven to be the most invested in controlling their own playoff destiny since a switch to the...