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Locals shine at Eagle Point golf invite

EAGLE POINT — St. Mary’s senior Josh Wu secured medalist honors with a 2-over-par 74 and the Eagle Point boys golf team took the team title in the six-school Eagle Point Invitational at Eagle Point Golf Club on Thursday.

Jeremy Wu...

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 five-inning Southwest Conference softball games Wednesday.

North Medford junior Ashley Ripplinger helped...

Fisher fires 68 to run away with tourney

ROSEBURG — South Medford's Reese Fisher continued to be the class of Southwest Conference boys golf Monday, shooting 4-under-par 68 at Roseburg Country Club during a league match.

Fisher, a junior who shot a 33 on the front nine, won by...

Barnes in position to end long drought

SAN ANTONIO — Ricky Barnes shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Valero Texas Open in a bid for his first PGA Tour victory.

Winless in 221 starts with a career-best runner-up finish in the 2009 U.S. Open, the...

South’s Fisher third in SWC boys golf

BLUE RIVER — South Medford's Reese Fisher shot a 1-over-par 73 to finish third individually and Grants Pass earned the team title at the Southwest Conference boys golf meet at Tokatee Golf Club on Tuesday.

Tannon Rounsaville of Grants...

South Medford gains split with Roseburg

ROSEBURG — South Medford’s Pat Moore pitched a two-hitter with 16 strikeout as the Panthers defeated Roseburg 6-0 in the opener of a Southwest Conference doubleheader split Monday.

Roseburg won Game 2, 5-1.

In the first game,...

Fisher wins again in SWC tournament

EUGENE — South Medford’s Reese Fisher posted the lowest round of the field, but Grants Pass won its second straight Southwest Conference boys tournament on Monday at Eugene Country Club.

Fisher, who was also medalist last week,...

Wu golfers dominate at Roseburg invite

ROSEBURG — There wasn’t just one Wu topping the leaderboards at the Roseburg Invitational on Friday, but three — and one Ford.

Brothers Jeremy and Josh Wu tied for medalist honors to lead the St. Mary’s boys to a...

Henley leads EP boys to third place

EAGLE POINT — Eagle Point shot a 375 team score and placed third in a nine-team boys golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club Thursday.

Crater's Giles captures Klamath title

KLAMATH FALLS — Crater’s Daniele Giles captured medalist honors with a 1-over-par 73 and the Comets won the team title in the four-school Klamath Basin Invitational at Running Y Ranch Golf Course on Tuesday.

Crater finished with...

April 2016

Fisher medalist in first SWC tourney

Reese Fisher was on his game for the South Medford boys golf team Monday in the first Southwest Conference tournament at Grants Pass Country Club.

Fisher seized medalist honors by shooting a par 72, but the Panthers took sixth place (371 total)...

Moore fans 21 in Panthers triumph

EUGENE — Pat Moore’s pitching allowed the South Medford defense to take the day off in a Southwest Conference softball game against Willamette Thursday.

March 2016

South’s Fisher posts low score at RVCC Invite

South Medford’s Reese Fisher garnered medalist honors and Grants Pass had three of the top five individuals to grab the boys team title at the Rogue Valley Country Club Invitational Tuesday.

Fisher, a Panther junior, shot a three-over par...

Sands pitches Chieftains to win

ROGUE RIVER — Alyssa Sands pitched a two-hitter as the Rogue River softball team upended Riddle 17-0 in five innings for its first win of the season on Monday at Rogue River High School.

Sands, who struck out six compared to just one...

South tops Sprague in opener

Pat Moore didn’t take long to pick up where she left off last season for the South Medford softball team.

The junior ace surrendered a run in the first inning but blanked Sprague thereafter as the Panthers captured a 2-1 victory in their...

Kindreichs lead North sweep of Crater

CENTRAL POINT — The Kindreich brothers took over on the mound for the North Medford baseball team Thursday in its season-opening doubleheader.

Both picked up a victory for the Black Tornado, which held Crater to seven hits to notch 9-3...

Tornado opens with softball victory

North Medford collected 14 hits over five innings and upended McNary, 15-5 in five innings, in a nonleague softball season opener Wednesday at U.S. Cellular.

McNary, eliminated the Black Tornado in the first round of the state playoffs last...

Challengers drop baseball opener to Henley

First-game jitters got the best of Cascade Christian early on and an attempt at a comeback against visiting Henley fell short in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s baseball season opener at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

The Challengers...

Crater golfers tie for second

BANDON — McKenna Saunders shot the third-lowest round on the afternoon, helping the Crater girls golf team nab a share of second place in the Marshfield Invitational at Bandon Trails on Monday .

Originally slated to be an 18-hole...

September 2015

Crater’s Giles commits to Oregon
Crater’s Giles commits to Oregon

Crater golfer Daniele Giles verbally committed to the University of Oregon on Wednesday.

The home-schooled senior became the first Comet golfer to win a state crown when she tied for the Class 5A honor this past spring.

The final decision...

July 2015

Mavericks romp again at state tourney

Honus Kindreich limited Centennial to four hits and North Medford’s offense was in full swing Thursday as the Mavericks continued to advance in the winner’s bracket at the American Legion A state tournament at Grants Pass Sports...

Pippins keep Rogues at bay; Mavs win

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Medford Rogues managed plenty of hits but couldn’t turn those into runs Wednesday night as Yakima Valley kept the visitors at bay for a 2-0 West Coast League baseball victory.

Medford cranked out nine hits...

Wu earns spot in U.S. Amateur
Wu earns spot in U.S. Amateur

EAGLE POINT — Golfers entered in the U.S. Amateur Qualifier at Eagle Point Golf Club got some fantastic news on the eve of the sectional, and Medford’s Dylan Wu took full advantage Thursday afternoon on familiar terrain.

The local...

Giles, Fisher to represent Oregon in Cup

Golfers Daniele Giles of Central Point and Reese Fisher of Medford have been chosen to represent Oregon in the Junior America's Cup later this month.

Giles, who as a junior this spring became Crater High's first girls state champion, also has...

June 2015

Mustangs fall short against Lower Columbia

One bad hop and one error proved to be Medford’s undoing Wednesday as the Mustangs dropped a 2-0 decision to visiting Lower Columbia Pacific Tech Construction in nonleague American Legion AAA baseball at Harry & David Field.


'Big Break' entices girls to give golf a try
'Big Break' entices girls to give golf a try

On the putting green, a young girl leaned, twisted, cajoled, winced, doing whatever she could to help her golf ball negotiate an obstacle course.

May 2015

Local coaches honored at banquet

EUGENE — Eight local coaches were honored at the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association awards banquet at Autzen Stadium last Saturday.

State champions from the 2014-15 high school year who were recognized were Brett Wolfe (North Medford...

Wu, Challenger boys win state crowns
Wu, Challenger boys win state crowns

When you accomplish something no one else has ever done only 24 hours earlier, it’s kind of hard to pull off an astounding encore.

After carding a bogey-free 9-under-par 63 to open play at the Class 3A/2A/1A boys golf state championships...

Crater’s Giles shares state title in Class 5A
Crater’s Giles shares state title in Class 5A

Given one last glimmer of hope on the final day at the Class 5A girls golf state tournament, Crater junior Daniele Giles made sure to seize her opportunity Tuesday at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.

In a back-and-forth battle with...

Crater’s Oshiro disqualified after reporting error

If ever there was a roller-coaster ride of emotions for the Crater girls golf program, it came Monday during the first round of play in the Class 5A state tournament at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.

At first glance, the Comets appeared...

Record Round
Record Round

Jeremy Wu stood over a 10-foot putt on the last hole, knowing he had to make it for a clean round.

What the St. Mary's junior didn't know was that he was on the brink of shooting the lowest 18-hole score in the history of Oregon high school...

St. Mary’s boys clinch regional golf title

BLUE RIVER — St. Mary’s pulled through with one of its best rounds of the season to again fend off Cascade Christian and earn the boys golf crown at the Class 3A/2A/1A Special District 4 regional tournament at Tokatee Golf Club on...

Crusaders edge Challengers on Day 1 of district

BLUE RIVER — After a season of coming up short against its cross-town rival, the St. Mary’s boys golf team put its best foot forward Monday to take the early lead over Cascade Christian at the Class 3A/2A/1A boys golf Special District 4...

Crater's Oshiro, Giles qualify for state tourney

REDMOND — Crater missed out by one place in sending its girls golf team to the Class 5A state tournament, but two Comet players made the grade at the Special District 2 tournament at Eagle Crest Resort Friday.

Sophomore Kiana Oshiro and...

Crater's Oshiro takes girls district lead

REDMOND — Kiana Oshiro came through for the Crater girls golf team in a big way in the first round of the Class 5A Special District 2 tournament at Eagle Crest Resort Thursday.

Oshiro, last season’s runner-up in the Class 6A state...

Pirates strong at North Valley meet

MERLIN — The Phoenix girls track and field team picked up five first-place finishes in a five-team meet at North Valley High on Wednesday.

Phoenix’s Danielle Jantzer won the 200-meter race (28.38 seconds) and 400 (1:03.73).

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Speed to burn

Tyren Wolfe said he felt pretty good heading into Saturday’s prestigious Oregon Relays at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon...