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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...

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...

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.

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...

May 2015

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).

Panthers cruise to cross-town sweep

With districts coming up next week, South Medford boys tennis coach Hal Borg likes what he’s seeing from his squad.

The Panthers improved to 6-2-2 with an 8-0 win over cross-town rival North Medford during Southwest Conference action at...

South girls qualify for regional tourney

The South Medford girls golf team earned a spot in a regional qualifier for the Class 6A state tournament on the final day of Southwest Conference play Monday at Rogue Valley Country Club.

The Panthers finished fourth out of seven teams.

Yreka's late homer sinks Eagles

YREKA, Calif. — Ryan Lorenz provided enough seventh-inning run support to rally the Eagle Point baseball team and even the score with Yreka on Thursday.

But after Lorenz tied it 6-all for the Eagles in the nonleague game, Yreka leadoff...

April 2015

Moore, Williams lift South over Roseburg

ROSEBURG — South Medford’s Pat Moore was on top of her game in an all-around effort and the Panthers secured their sixth straight victory with a 2-0 win at Roseburg in Southwest Conference softball Wednesday.

Moore struck out 15,...

North settles for split at Sheldon

EUGENE — In what took on the feel of a playoff game, North Medford and Sheldon each rose to the occasion during a rescheduled Southwest Conference baseball doubleheader Monday.

Challenger boys poised for big finish

Patience is a premium trait for any golfer, but not one easily acquired.

As Cascade Christian’s boys golf program has evolved over the past few years, the Challengers have had to patiently wait for their time to shine at the Class...

Locals shine at Lithia track meet

KLAMATH FALLS — Led by Shashi Penn, the Ashland boys track and field team finished in third place at the 35-school Lithia Track and Field Invitational at Oregon Tech on Saturday.

Fisher takes medalist honor in SWC meet

BLUE RIVER — South Medford’s Reese Fisher shot a 72 to capture medalist honors during the All-Southwest Conference boys golf meet at Tokatee Golf Club on Tuesday.

Fisher recorded a 35 on the front nine and a 37 after the turn.

Cascade Christian places third at Tetherow

BEND — Cascade Christian placed third among 15 teams, and St. Mary's Josh Wu was fourth in the Tetherow High Desert Challenge Monday.

The Challengers scored 317 points, finishing behind Summit (305) and Bend (311). Cascade Christian was...

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...

March 2015

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...

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)...

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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...