Athletic directors at the Class 5A level have proven to be the most invested in controlling their own playoff destiny since a switch to the...
North Medford junior Trent Wilson added another highlight to an already successful wrestling season over the weekend with his championship effort in the prestigious Suplay Reno Worlds in Nevada.
PORTLAND — North Medford's drought of state champions in wrestling since the city split into two high schools is over.
PORTLAND — The effort by Eagle Point senior Hunter Hoeptner was quick, the one by Ashland senior Mason Montgomery a little more methodical.
PORTLAND — With his Phoenix High teammates poised to pounce in the bowels of Memorial Coliseum, Pirates senior Izzy Rubio had the look of a wrestler who could take all of them on and not bat an eye Saturday night.
PORTLAND — Be it by a pair of pins or maybe a thrilling last-second comeback, a combined 18 wrestlers from the Rogue Valley found a way Friday to advance into the semifinal round here at the Class 6A-1A wrestling state tournament at the Memorial...
EAGLE POINT — Lending a hand has rarely been an issue for Eagle Point senior Hunter Hoeptner, who by all accounts has logged more than 100 hours of community service since stepping on the Eagles' campus.
Southern Oregon went without a wrestling state champion for the first time in more than a decade at last year's state tournament but the area is ripe with hopefuls capable of making sure that status isn't extended.
PHOENIX — Phoenix senior Kyle Bradfield won in a nail-biter and teammates Izzy Rubio and Trace Vega placed second to highlight Day 2 for the local contingent at the Class 4A District 3 Regional Championships on Saturday at Phoenix High.
PHOENIX — Eleven Phoenix wrestlers earned semifinal berths at the Class 4A District 3 regional tournament at Phoenix High on Friday.
ROSEBURG — The race for team champion was a foregone conclusion but that doesn't mean there weren't a few surprises on the final day of wrestling at the Class 6A District 4 Regional Championships on Saturday.
ROSEBURG — Crater advanced seven wrestlers to semifinal matches on the opening day of the District 4 Regional Championships at Roseburg High Friday.
A season of hard work and dedication will come to a head this weekend when the regional championship wrestling tournaments take place for southern Oregon's locals at the Class 6A and 5A levels.
A new year brought about a new wrestling style for North Medford sophomore Henry Cox, and it definitely seems to have suited him thus far.
ASHLAND — As tough as she is to mark on the soccer pitch or catch up to while running on the track, Sadie Bailey couldn't escape the trained eye of Ashland wrestling coach Tony Champion.
Although it's not a sanctioned sport in Oregon, girls wrestling is considered a wave of the future for local coaches like Ashland's Tony Champion and Crater's Greg Haga.
CENTRAL POINT — The top-ranked Roseburg wrestling team used superior depth to down Crater, 66-3, in the Southern Oregon Hybrid dual on Friday.
The Grants Pass wrestling team used its depth to top South Medford, 48-22, at South Medford High on Wednesday.
GRANTS PASS — North Medford had five victories — three individual wins on the mat and two by forfeit — but it wasn't enough as Grants Pass crowned nine winners in a 47-27 Southern Oregon Hybrid dual victory at Grants Pass High.
HILLSBORO — Crater senior Tom Winningham's run through the 152-pound bracket at the Reser's Tournament of Champions came to an end in the finals against a powerhouse on Saturday at Liberty High.
HILLSBORO — Eagle Point junior wrestler Levi Pomeroy and Crater senior Tom Winningham advanced to the Reser's Tournament of Champions semifinals Friday at Liberty High.
With a few sick wrestlers out of his lineup and others who were going to need to step up their efforts for Wednesday night's dual, Crater head coach Greg Haga said he didn't sleep much overnight in preparation for his team's trip to North Medford.
EAGLE POINT — The Eagle Point wrestling team used depth to claim first place at the 14-team Eagle Point Invitational on Saturday.
South Medford came out with good passion and intensity but North Medford proved too much in Southern Oregon Hybrid wrestling Thursday night at South Medford High.
EAGLE POINT — The Crater wrestling team avenged an earlier loss to Eagle Point with a 34-31 nonleague dual triumph on Wednesday night.
Everyone likes to believe they've worked hard in a given week, but it's hard to imagine anyone topping what Eagle Point's James McCoy accomplished from one Saturday to another last week.
KLAMATH FALLS — South Medford brought home four individual championships and also had a second-place finisher to claim the High Desert Classic team title on Saturday.
CENTRAL POINT — Two Eagle Point wrestlers went undefeated and the Eagles won three of their five dual matches in the six-team Crater Classic Saturday.
CENTRAL POINT — In an expected tight wrestling match, host Crater used wins at key weights and an advantage in bonus points to edge Grants Pass, 39-33, in Southern Oregon Hybrid wrestling on Thursday.
Eagle Point advanced nine wrestlers to the championship finals and crowned six champions — with teammates squaring off at one weight — to outdistance the field Saturday in the Rogue Valley Championships at North Medford High.
The Ashland High wrestling team continued its resurgence but couldn't hold a late lead as South Medford's Dominic Deitrick pinned Lucian Farrow in the final match to lock up a 41-39 comeback win for the Panthers in a nonleague dual meet at Mountain...
RENO, Nev. — Phoenix wrestler Izzy Rubio completed a dominant performance with a fall in the prestigious Sierra Nevada Classic Saturday at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
GRANTS PASS — Eagle Point's Sherman Hammond was the runner-up at 138 pounds and three of his teammates won third-place matches to power the Eagles to second place in the Grants Pass Winter Kickoff Saturday.
NORTH BEND — Phoenix's Izzy Rubio and Casey Coulter of Grants Pass highlighted the effort for southern Oregon's wrestlers at the Coast Classic with championships Saturday during the 28-team event at North Bend High.
NORTH BEND — Twenty-four local wrestlers — including nine from Crater and six from Eagle Point — advanced to the quarterfinals of the 28-school Coast Classic with victories at North Bend High on Friday.
For as long as there have been wrestlers and ways to measure them — either with rudimentary scales or sophisticated hydration and body-fat analysis — athletes have taken steps, sometimes drastic, to make weight.
Phillip Lopez, who guided the Reedsport wrestling team to several successful seasons, has been hired to coach North Medford.