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Tornado wrestlers lead at Cottage Grove

COTTAGE GROVE — The North Medford wrestling team took the first-day lead at the 32-team Cottage Grove Invitational at Cottage Grove High on Friday.

Eight wrestlers advanced to today's semifinals for the Black Tornado, which has 140.5...

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.

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...

Brower places second at Reser’s TOC

HILLSBORO — Crater sophomore Zeth Brower was the lone contender from the Rogue Valley to reach the championship finals Saturday in the Reser’s Tournament of Champions wrestling tournament at Liberty High.

Brower, who was seeded No.

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...

Comets breeze to MWL sweep

CENTRAL POINT — Crater switched things up a little with its wrestling lineup Wednesday night but the results were a familiar sight for the Comets, who swept North Eugene and Ashland in Midwestern League action to improve to 6-0 in dual meets...

Comets win Nor Cal title with five champs

ANDERSON, Calif. — Crater finished with five champions and three runners-up to win the Nor Cal Beast in the North wrestling tournament going away Saturday afternoon at the 27-school event at Anderson High.

Zeth Brower (106 pounds), Hunter...

Crater wrestlers roll to victories

CENTRAL POINT — The Crater wrestling team earned a 66-18 win over Ashland and a 55-24 victory over Phoenix during nonleague dual action at Crater High on Wednesday.

Earning pins for the Comets against the Pirates were Zeth Brower (106...

Comets shine at GP Winter Kickoff

GRANTS PASS — The Crater wrestling team on Friday advanced six into today's semifinals of the 36-team Grants Pass Winter Kickoff at Grants Pass High.

Eagle Point has three wrestlers in the semifinals and Phoenix two.

Marshfield...

December 2015

North pulls away from Crater

CENTRAL POINT — North Medford passed its test, remaining undefeated with a 60-39 nonconference girls basketball victory over Crater Tuesday.

“This was our first big test,” said Black Tornado coach Tim Karrick, “on the...

With three champs, Crater takes fifth

NORTH BEND — Crater crowned three wrestling champions in Logan Meek, Tommy Winningham and Cavin Gillispie and finished fifth overall in the team competition to highlight the local contingent at the 35-team Army Strong Coast Classic on...

Tornado wins End of Trail tourney

OREGON CITY — North Medford crowned four champions and had another wrestler place second en route to the team title at the End of the Trail Tournament at Oregon City High School on Saturday.

Chase Mitchell (106 pounds), Henry Cox (120),...

July 2015

Mustangs earn league sweep in Eugene

EUGENE — The Medford Mustangs swept past the Eugene Challengers during American Legion AAA action to take over first place in the Area 4 standings at Swede Johnson Stadium on Wednesday.

The Mustangs won the opener, 13-3 in five innings,...

February 2015

Shepherd brings home second in state 50 freestyle
Shepherd brings home second in state 50 freestyle

GRESHAM — Betting on bulk paid off for Phoenix sophomore Ethan Shepherd.

Local swimmers land spots in state finals

GRESHAM — Phoenix's Ethan Shepherd and St. Mary's Olivia Dow had the best results during state championship preliminary swimming action at Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center on Friday.

Shepherd, a junior, was first in the 50-yard...

Shepherd, locals gear up for state
Shepherd, locals gear up for state

Standing on the grandest of prep swimming stages gives Phoenix’s Ethan Shepherd a sensation that is hard to describe.

This much he can say: The junior loves every second of competing at the state level.

“That’s the...

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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...