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Speaks, Shepherd shine at state swimming

GRESHAM — Senior Lauren Speaks placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke and senior Ethan Shepherd took fourth in the 50 freestyle for the Phoenix swim teams during the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A state finals at Mt. Hood Aquatic Center on...

Phoenix sends three swimmers to state finals

GRESHAM — Phoenix High qualified three swimmers — Lauren Speaks, Emily Samudio and Ethan Shepherd — into today’s finals after Friday’s preliminary round at the Class 4A/3A/2A state swim meet at Mt. Hood Aquatic...

Phoenix has high seeds entering state meet

In her final practice before the state championships this weekend, Phoenix senior Lauren Speaks summed up the adventure the Pirates have been on this season.

She was doing the backstroke Wednesday at Phoenix's new home, Daniel Meyer Pool in...

Shepherd leads Pirates to district title

NORTH BEND — Ethan Shepherd was part of two school records and led the Phoenix boys swim team to its second straight District 4 championship Saturday at the North Bend Municipal Pool.

The Pirates edged favored North Bend, 222.5 points to...

North opens strong at SWC district

SPRINGFIELD — North Medford made a strong opening statement on Day 1 of the Southwest Conference district wrestling championships Friday at Thurston High, settling in at second place behind Roseburg after advancing 15 wrestlers into...

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,...

January 2016

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...

December 2015

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.


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),...

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Challengers make it back on top in softball

Winning the Southern Cascade League title seemed like a pretty bold goal this spring considering the recent history of the Cascade Christian...