LOCAL REPORT

LOCAL REPORT

Former South Medford standout Kyle Singler was named ACC Preseason Rookie of the Year at the conference media day last Sunday.

The 6-foot-8, 220-pound Singler recorded 36 votes for the honor, edging out N.C. State's J.J. Hickson, who had 15. Singler's Duke teammate and fellow freshman Nolan Smith was third with five votes.

Singler averaged 29.3 points and 10.6 rebounds in his senior season when he led South Medford to the 2007 6A State Championship.

Duke was predicted to finish second in the ACC this season behind North Carolina.

FSN Northwest will air a 30-minute special on Dick Fosbury, the revolutionary Olympian and former Medford High track and field star.

The special will air during the Beavers All Access show on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Fosbury invented the "Fosbury Flop", which revolutionized the high jump by going over the bar backwards.

Fosbury graduated from Medford High in 1965 before winning three Pac-8 championships and two NCAA titles at Oregon State. He also won an Olympic gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.