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Crater's Walters falls in TOC finals

Crater's Walters falls in TOC finals


Crater's Nate Walters just couldn't muster enough offense in the 145-pound finals at the Reser's Tournament of Champions Saturday at Liberty High in Hillsboro.

The top-seeded Walters fell behind 2-0 in the first period and scored an escape point...

North Medford finishes first at Sutherlin


SUTHERLIN — North Medford crowned five champions en route to the team title at the Sutherlin Wrestling Classic on Saturday.

The Black Tornado, the only Class 6A school in the 17-team field, scored 215 points. Glide, a perennial 3A power,...

Crater's Walters shines at Reser's TOC

HILLSBORO — Crater senior Nate Walters had an impressive opening day en route to a spot in the semifinals at the Reser's Tournament of Champions Friday at Liberty High.

Teammates Zeth Brower and Jason Comer join Walters into today's...

Comets pin down Eagles

Comets pin down Eagles

EAGLE POINT — Even with a full lineup, Eagle Point head coach Kacey McNulty knew his team was in for a challenge Wednesday night as the Eagles renewed their rivalry with Crater in Midwestern League wrestling.

With a handful of starters...

Hornets down Pirates in Skyline dual

KLAMATH FALLS — The Henley wrestling team used its depth to down Phoenix, 62-9, in the Skyline Conference dual on Wednesday.

Cedar King (138 pounds) earned a 9-8 decision and Trace Vega (195) pinned Will Conrad for the Pirates (5-3, 2-1...

Eagles stave off GP for tourney title

EAGLE POINT — Host Eagle Point crowned two champions and had nine wrestlers in all advance to the championship finals in Saturday’s 15-team Eagle Point Invitational.

North, Crater advance at Oregon Classic

REDMOND — The North Medford wrestling team went undefeated in duals Friday in the Oregon Wrestling Classic at Redmond High School. As a result, the Black Tornado advanced to today’s Class 6A semifinals while Crater, which finished 3-1 in...

Grants Pass rolls over South Medford

Grants Pass rolled to a 47-18 Southwest Conference dual wrestling victory over South Medford Thursday at South Medford High.

No. 1 Crater pins down Ashland

CENTRAL POINT — As a model of efficiency, Crater’s wrestling team racked up 10 victories over Ashland in a combined time of 6 minutes, 38 seconds to walk away with a 60-12 romp in Midwestern League action Wednesday at Crater...

North falls short

North falls short

North Medford head coach Phillip Lopez was hoping his team would be able to catch up to Class 6A wrestling power Roseburg at some point.

Wednesday night was not that time.

Roseburg proved just how vast the gap is between the Nos. 1 and 2...

January 2015

Crater places third at Nor Cal tourney

ANDERSON, Calif. — Crater crowned three champions and had two runner-up showings to finish third overall and highlight the local effort at the 24-team Nor Cal “Beast in the North” wrestling tournament on Saturday.


Crater, South open strong at Nor Cal

ANDERSON, Calif. — Crater advanced six wrestlers into today’s semifinals for a strong start on Friday at the Nor Cal “Beast in the North” tournament.

The Rogue Valley produced some of the top performers on the opening...

Haugen's big game spurs RVA

Trevor Haugen powered Rogue Valley Adventist with 32 points and 12 rebounds as the host Red Tail Hawks rolled over North Lake, 71-46, in Mountain Valley League boys basketball Thursday.

Rogue Valley Adventist (9-4, 2-1 MVL) outscored North Lake...

North, South sweep wrestling duals

North Medford and South Medford each swept their counterparts in a wrestling dual matchup with Sheldon and South Eugene in Southwest Conference action Wednesday night.

The Black Tornado secured a 69-0 victory over South Eugene behind a host of...

Setzer, Comets cruise in league opener

CENTRAL POINT — Senior post Courtney Setzer recorded 21 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals to lead a balanced Crater attack as the Comets downed North Eugene, 65-41, in the Midwestern League girls basketball opener on...

Tornado, Pirates shine at RV Championships

Local wrestling squads had a fine showing at the 16-team Rogue Valley Championships on Saturday, with North Medford placing second, Phoenix third and Eagle Point fourth at North Medford High.

Henley (333.5 points) took first, followed by the...

December 2014

South drops tourney finale to Chaminade

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Typically, two straight losses wouldn’t equate to success in much of anything, let alone basketball.

The South Medford girls basketball team, however, stayed with two of the country’s top eight schools in...

No. 1 Dayton pulls away late against St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s battled undefeated Dayton tough but the Pirates pulled away in the final period to post a 50-35 nonconference boys basketball victory at the Crusaders gym Tuesday.

“We battled with them for three quarters,” said...

Crater in second at GP tournament

GRANTS PASS — Crater High advanced five wrestlers into today’s semifinals and stands in second place overall after Friday in the two-day Grants Pass Winter Kickoff tournament.

Henley leads the 37-school field with 97.5 points.

Mustangs race past Eagles

MURPHY — Hidden Valley broke out of the gates quickly and never trailed in pulling away from Eagle Point, 56-34, in nonconference boys basketball action Wednesday night.

The Mustangs (6-2) notched their fourth straight victory by opening...

Crater, North strong at Coast Classic

NORTH BEND — Crater senior wrestler Nate Walters captured the 145-pound North Bend Coast Classic title after pinning Illinois Valley senior Logan Miller in 2 minutes, 40 seconds at North Bend High on Saturday.

The Comets had a strong...

Phoenix’s Rubio wins title at Coast Classic

NORTH BEND — Izzy Rubio of Phoenix captured the 170-pound division at the North Bend Coast Classic wrestling tournament Saturday.

Rubio posted a 5-0 decision in the finals over Scott Dunagan of Dallas and helped the Pirates to an...

Crater freshman pulls upset at tourney

NORTH BEND — Crater freshman Logan Meek pulled a stunning upset by defeating second-seeded Eric Miller of Illinois Valley in the quarterfinals during the first day of the North Bend Coast Classic Friday.

The 30-school wrestling tournament...

Panthers roll to dual victories

South Medford rolled to a couple of nonconference dual wrestling victories Thursday, downing visiting Ashland, 66-18, and Klamath Union, 60-22.

Moses Jackson was the lone South Medford wrestler to record to falls. He pinned Ashland’s Sam...

North crowns four champs in victory

OREGON CITY — The North Medford wrestling team won the 18-team Oregon City Invitational behind a strong all-around showing at Oregon City High on Saturday.

Panthers skate past Comets

Tyler Hanson had four goals and one assist to help guide the South Medford hockey team to a season-opening 10-2 win over Crater at The RRRink on Wednesday.

Kyle Lund had two goals and one assist, Katelyn Hanson one goal and two assists and Nolan...

April 2014

North's Wilson wins title at Reno Worlds

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.

March 2014


Hunter Hoeptner

Wilson secures historic title
Wilson secures historic title

PORTLAND — North Medford's drought of state champions in wrestling since the city split into two high schools is over.

Grizzly, Eagle wrestlers triumph
Grizzly, Eagle wrestlers triumph

PORTLAND — The effort by Eagle Point senior Hunter Hoeptner was quick, the one by Ashland senior Mason Montgomery a little more methodical.

Phoenix's Rubio cruises to 4A crown
Phoenix's Rubio cruises to 4A crown

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.

Local wrestlers fare well at state tournament

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...

February 2014

Helping Hand
Helping Hand

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.

Title hopes are bright for local wrestlers

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.

Bradfield wins regional title to pace Phoenix

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 advances 11 to regional semifinals

PHOENIX — Eleven Phoenix wrestlers earned semifinal berths at the Class 4A District 3 regional tournament at Phoenix High on Friday.

North duo, South's Harris win titles
North duo, South's Harris win titles

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.

Locals advance to regional semis

ROSEBURG — Crater advanced seven wrestlers to semifinal matches on the opening day of the District 4 Regional Championships at Roseburg High Friday.

Regionals start today for 6A, 5A wrestlers

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.

North's Cox striving for more
North's Cox striving for more

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.

Girl Power
Girl Power

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.

Hope is girls wrestling gains foothold
Hope is girls wrestling gains foothold

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.

Top-ranked Roseburg cruises past Crater

CENTRAL POINT — The top-ranked Roseburg wrestling team used superior depth to down Crater, 66-3, in the Southern Oregon Hybrid dual on Friday.

Grants Pass tops South

The Grants Pass wrestling team used its depth to top South Medford, 48-22, at South Medford High on Wednesday.

January 2014

Cavers down Tornado in SOH wrestling dual

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.

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Dual between top two 6A teams set Wednesday

Southern Oregon has been home to many prominent wrestling duals over the years, mostly thanks to the history of programs like Crater, Eagle Point...