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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 finals at the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field.

Wolfe finished his heat in the preliminaries in 10.92...

Davis' 73 leads Challengers to crown

BANKS — Max Davis shot a 1-over-par 73 to earn medalist honors and lead Cascade Christian to the team title in the seven school Boys Pre-State Invitational golf tournament at Quail Valley Golf Course Monday.

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 in a doubleheader split with Thurston Friday at Harry & David Field.

The Panthers’...

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 right-hander struck out five, walked three and hit two batters. Of her 88 pitches, 57 were...

South boys score win over GP

GRANTS PASS — South Medford received typical strong play from top singles players Kylar Tosh and Mitch Steadman but got a boost in doubles to edge Grants Pass, 5-3, in Southwest Conference boys tennis Wednesday.

Panthers place fourth in first tourney

GRANTS PASS — South Medford took fourth place and North Medford sixth in the opening Southwest Conference girls golf tournament of the season Monday at Grants Pass Golf Club.

Donnie Thomason’s 13-over-par 85 helped Grants Pass land...

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 Invitational girls tennis tournament Friday.

Bartlett, the Panthers' No. 1 singles player, registered...

North girls, South boys triumph in track

Halley Folsom registered four individual wins, including a state-best time, to help propel North Medford to a 94-51 victory over South Medford in Southwest Conference girls track at Bowerman Field Wednesday.

South’s Fisher ties for third in SWC opener

South Medford sophomore Reese Fisher finished three shots off the pace set by Sheldon’s Ben Wanichek to finish tied for third among individuals at the season’s first Southwest Conference boys golf event Tuesday at Rogue Valley Country...

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 (0-6) lost 4-2 to Reedley and 2-0 to Fresno. There are 38 teams in the 46th annual event, which continues...

March 2015

Grants Pass duo tops Crater tourney

Paced by the pairing of Kelsea Heisser and Hunter Buschke, the Grants Pass girls golf team posted the two lowest team scores at the inaugural Crater Quad 6 Challenge at Centennial Golf Club on Thursday.

Heisser and Buschke scored a 12-over-par...

Cavemen edge Comets in opener

GRANTS PASS — Grants Pass junior Cody Ekwall struck out eight, walked two and allowed five hits in leading the Cavemen to a 2-1 victory over Crater in the season opener for both baseball teams Wednesday at Grants Pass...

South’s Fisher earns medalist honors in opener

EAGLE POINT — South Medford sophomore Reese Fisher breezed to medalist honors after carding a season-opening 72 in the Eagle Point Invitational at Eagle Point Golf Course on Tuesday.

Fisher finished four strokes ahead of runner-up Jackson...

Crater falls short in softball season opener

CENTRAL POINT — Crater scored three times in its final at-bat but couldn’t push across the equalizer as Henley held on for a 5-4 win in the nonconference softball opener for both teams Monday at Crater High.

The Comets (0-1)...

February 2015

SOSC to recognize local athletes, top stories

The Southern Oregon Sports Commission will announce its male and female athletes of the year and honor a sports advocate at its inaugural banquet Thursday at the Santo Community Center.

The ceremony will also celebrate the Mail Tribune's top 10...

January 2015

Steckbauer named North boys coach

Paul Steckbauer has been named the North Medford's boys golf coach.

Steckbauer was an assistant coach for the girls program the last 14 years. During that stretch, the Black Tornado claimed five conference titles and qualified six squads for...

Steckbauer named North boys coach

Paul Steckbauer has been named the North Medford's boys golf coach.

Steckbauer was an assistant coach for the girls program the last 14 years. During that stretch, the Black Tornado claimed five conference titles and qualified six squads for...

June 2014

Engle eager to get going with pro career

Some frame the first check they earn in their dream job.

May 2014

North Medford freshman Oshiro second at state

CRESWELL — North Medford freshman Kiana Oshiro showed that she'll be a force to be dealt with for a few years to come when she shot the day's best round and placed second in the Class 6A golf state championships Tuesday at Emerald Valley Golf Club.

It's deja vu for Wu, Crusaders at state

Dylan Wu was motivated for a reason common to big brothers: He didn't want his little brother to beat him.

St. Mary's leads by 20 at state

CORVALLIS — The St. Mary's boys golf team took a big step in their quest for a fourth straight Class 3A/2A/1A state championship Monday, shooting a season-best round to open the tournament at Trysting Tree Golf Club.

St. Mary's, Wu look for more success on state stage

Dylan Wu and his St. Mary's teammates will try to maintain their dominance at the Class 3A/2A/1A boys golf tournament today and Tuesday.

Role(s) Model
Role(s) Model

Daniel Schuler runs faster than you and plays golf better than you, occasionally under par.

St. Mary's prevails
St. Mary's prevails

Just when it seemed safe to bestow upon St. Mary's another state championship in boys golf, someone stepped up and, essentially, said not so fast.

Black Tornado's Schuler wins SWC title in wild finish

ROSEBURG — With medalist honors in the Southwest Conference boys golf district tournament up for grabs down the stretch Tuesday at Roseburg Country Club, the tension was high in the final foursome.

North's Schuler claims lead in SWC

ROSEBURG — North Medford's Daniel Schuler grabbed the opening-day lead at the Southwest Conference boys golf district tournament with a sensational 1-over-par 73 on Monday and, in doing so, helped the Black Tornado move into second place as a team...

Panther boys take down Cavemen

South Medford's boys tennis team picked a good time to start finishing strong.

North's Schuler sets pace in SWC match

A little local knowledge paid off for a pair of Medford boys golfers on Monday, with North Medford's Daniel Schuler and South Medford's Reese Fisher finishing in the top two spots for individuals, respectively, during a Southwest Conference match at...

Last Hurrah for St. Mary's Wu
Last Hurrah for St. Mary's Wu

The steely gaze has softened.

April 2014

South dominates singles in win

The South Medford singles lineup demonstrated its potential in a 6-2 District 1 boys tennis home victory against North Medford on Tuesday.

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North-South softball tilt today shapes up to be pivotal

It could be a defining moment when North Medford and South Medford meet today on the softball diamond at South Medford High.