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Medford, Ashland take home honors

Medford’s Micah Mills was named to the Southern Valley Conference water polo second team recently.

Teammate Cyrus Christianson earned honorable mention recognition.

On the girls side, Medford’s Marissa Drake made the...

For Ashland, road ends at Silverton

SILVERTON — Silverton’s defense proved to be as good as advertised in the first half and even better in the second, smothering Ashland’s big-play threats and dominating the line of scrimmage en route to a 28-0 win in a Class 5A...

Ashland boys, girls advance to state

CORVALLIS — The Ashland boys and girls water polo teams won state qualifying matches against their Bend counterparts Thursday to earn berths in the state tournament next week.

The Grizzly boys rallied from a 3-2 halftime deficit and...

Ashland splits at South Salem Classic

SALEM — The Ashland girls water polo team beat Summit, 9-5, and the Grizzly boys fell to Summit, 8-5, at the eight-team South Salem Classic on Sunday.

Sabrina Scoggin had six goals, one assist and five steals, Amelia Zeve turned in...

Crater boys win MWL in dominant fashion

JUNCTION CITY — The Crater boys cross country team dominated the Midwestern League championships, and the Comet girls finished second to also qualify for state at muddy Richardson Park on Saturday.

The top two teams and top seven...

Grizzlies top Churchill, take third in MWL

ASHLAND — Ashland trounced Churchill in straight sets to wrap up third place in its first season in the Midwestern Conference on senior night at Mountain Avenue Gym Friday.

The Grizzlies beat the Lancers 25-15, 25-23, 25-19 to finish 9-3...

Grizzlies go 6-0 in Eugene

EUGENE — The Ashland boys and girls water polo teams went 6-0 during Southern Valley Conference action at Amazon Pool on Saturday.

For the Grizzly boys (19-5, 6-0 SVC), Tristan Gavin had six goals, two assists and four steals and Ethan...

Comets pick up two league wins

EUGENE — The Crater volleyball team came back from a nine-point deficit in the second set against Marist to take a 2-0 lead in the match, only to lose the next two sets and set up a winner-take-all fifth game on Saturday.

In the final...

Ashland drops MWL boys match to Churchill

EUGENE — Lucas Golding’s second-half penalty kick evened the score but Churchill followed with two goals to post a 3-1 Midwestern League boys soccer victory over Ashland Friday.

Medford boys beat Sprague

ASHLAND — The Medford boys water polo team defeated Sprague, 17-11, and lost to South Eugene, 8-7, at Southern Oregon University on Sunday.

The Medford girls fell, 16-4, to South Eugene, and lost, 16-6, to Sprague.

Against the...

October 2014

South sweeps team titles at State of Jefferson
South sweeps team titles at State of Jefferson

ASHLAND — The South Medford boys and girls cross country teams swept the team titles at the State of Jefferson Invitational on Saturday at Lithia Park.

The boys — led by Cody Larson’s fifth-place effort — finished...

Ashland teams pile up wins

ASHLAND — Ashland’s boys and girls water polo teams swept Cottage Grove on Saturday, and the Grizzly boys added a win over South Albany for a productive day at the Southern Oregon University pool.

Ashland senior Sabrina Scoggin...

Local runners place high at Oxford Classic

BEND — Cascade Christian’s Tim McPherson, Phoenix’s Danielle Jantzer and North Medford’s Connor Covey all turned in top-10 finishes in their respective 5,000-meter races at the Oxford Classic cross country meet on...

September 2014

Local water polo teams pick up wins

Ashland boys, girls water polo win matches

ASHLAND — The Ashland girls water polo team beat South Salem, 15-12, and the Grizzly boys defeated South Salem, 15-7, at Southern Oregon University on Sunday.

For the...

Dobry, Crusaders earn Nike Pre National titles

PORTLAND — St. Mary’s junior Marissa Dobry took first and the Crusader girls won the Nike Pre Nationals Division 3 cross country title out of 25 schools at Portland Meadows Race Track on Saturday.

Gavin powers Ashland boys

NEWBERG — Tristan Gavin and the Ashland boys water polo team gave a strong effort in their first action of the Newberg Tournament at Chehalem Aquatic Center on Friday.

Gavin scored four goals and collected four steals for the Grizzlies,...

Phoenix sweeps team titles at Northwest Classic

EUGENE — The Phoenix boys and girls cross country teams both took home team titles with strong performances at the 5,000-meter Northwest Classic at Lane Community College on Saturday.

Senior Randy Mena set the pace for the first two miles...

Crater stays unbeaten with MWL win

EAGLE POINT — After undefeated Crater dropped it first game of the season during a Midwestern League volleyball match against Churchill Friday, coach Leaf Jensen had to refocus his squad.

Medford sweeps Churchill, Springfield/Willamette

EUGENE — The Medford boys water polo team beat Springfield/Churchill, 19-9, and Willamette, 12-6, at Amazon Pool on Sunday.

Monroe, Crofoot take home Chieftain titles

VALLEY OF THE ROGUE STATE PARK — Crater junior Jordan Monroe and Hidden Valley senior Shane Crofoot recorded first-place finishes while the Comet boys and Phoenix girls cross country squads claimed team titles in the 5,000-meter Chieftain...

Carter, Black Tornado fend off Grants Pass

The North Medford volleyball team hung on to win a close Southwest Conference match with Grants Pass, prevailing in four sets at North Medford High on Tuesday.

After the Black Tornado won the opener, 25-17, the Cavers battled back to take Game...

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Comets’ surge is one to be admired

When you’re on a winning team, it’s easy to maintain your competitive spirit.

Practices become more tolerable, gearing up for...