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Dobry does it

Dobry does it

EUGENE — Marissa Dobry was going for "a place."

So, too, were her St. Mary's cross country teammates.

None of them were disappointed following a stellar performance at the Class 3A/2A/1A state championships Saturday at Lane...

Crater's Vail secures state crown

Crater's Vail secures state crown

EUGENE — If ever there was a time to be scared, it makes sense it was on Halloween.

But Crater senior Walter Vail turned fright into might and cruised to the Class 5A boys cross country state championship Saturday at Lane Community...

Cross Country State Championships

Class 6A


Team Scores (Top 5 and locals) — 1, Central Catholic, 87; 2, Lincoln, 112; 3, Wilson, 142; 4, Jesuit, 145; 5, South Eugene, 167; 14, Grants Pass,...

Going for gold

Going for gold

St. Mary's coach Joe Volk intends to roll out an upgraded version of his top runner at the state cross country championships this weekend.

“Marissa 2.0,” he chuckled.

In what could be a festive day for local individuals and...

North Medford netters earn playoff berth

It took a bit to get the wheels rolling, but the North Medford volleyball team got the win it needed to secure the Southwest Conference’s final automatic state playoff berth at South Medford High.

The Black Tornado used a 25-22, 25-11,...

Victories all around for Crater runners

Victories all around for Crater runners

CENTRAL POINT — With the second-ranked team in the state and a string of impressive showings, some might have thought the Crater boys were a shoo-in to win the Midwestern League cross country championship Wednesday.

Instead, they were a...

Vos is the boss

Vos is the boss

CENTRAL POINT — Robbie Vos matched one of the accomplishments of former Phoenix running great Elliott Jantzer.

The sophomore Pirate doesn't want to stop there.

Vos became Phoenix's first Skyline Conference boys champion since...

Record run

Record run

For the Crater boys, it was a chance to truly stretch their legs.

For North Medford’s girls, it was a chance to race to their potential.

Either way, both cross country programs got exactly what they hoped for Wednesday at the second...

Double duty

Double duty

EAGLE POINT — Kevin Van Dyke owns three pairs of running shoes and a set of soccer cleats, and they are wearing down fast.

The Eagle Point senior participates in both soccer and cross country, just like his older brother Tyler...

Crater’s Monroe siblings finish first in GP

GRANTS PASS — Crater senior Jordan Monroe was a runaway winner in the 5,000-meter elite girls cross country race and sophomore brother Andy Monroe led a pack of Comets to take first place in the elite boys race at the Grants Pass Invitational...

October 2015

Comets Cruise
Comets Cruise

Crater cross country coach Justin Loftus had a goal in mind for his runners Saturday afternoon at Lithia Park in Ashland, and the Class 5A Comets certainly didn’t disappoint in the annual State of Jefferson Invitational.

Crater senior...

Short-handed Challengers top Lakeview

LAKEVIEW — Cascade Christian’s girls soccer team put forth a yeoman’s effort Wednesday, playing one player down for their entire match but still winding up with a 3-1 victory over Lakeview in District 5 action.

September 2015

Local runners shine at Northwest Classic

EUGENE — Crater senior Jordan Monroe placed third and the Comet girls were third out of 12 schools in the Northwest Classic at Lane Community College on Saturday.

Monroe ran the 5,000-meter race in 19 minutes, 13.4 seconds.

St. Mary’s boys cruise past Challengers

St. Mary’s broke open a close match with three second-half goals to secure a 5-1 boys soccer victory over Cascade Christian in District 5 play Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

Alec Robertson scored a hat trick for the Crusaders...

Dobry leads St. Mary’s to Prefontaine title

COOS BAY — St. Mary’s senior Marissa Dobry finished first in a course-record time of 18 minutes, 3.7 seconds to help the Crusader girls cross country team win their first title in the annual Prefontaine Memorial Run.


Irish lead pack at SWC Pre-District

GRANTS PASS — Sheldon High runners scored the top times in three of the four Southwest Conference Pre-District cross country races Wednesday at the All-Sports Park.

Competition was broken down into freshman-sophomore and junior-senior...

Smith helps propel St. Mary’s in shutout

St. Mary’s senior Tanner Smith scored a pair of touchdowns and pulled in two interceptions in a solid all-around effort to help lead the Crusaders to a 27-0 victory over Glide in nonconference football Saturday at Spiegelberg...

Tostenson, Anderson win pre-district races

CENTRAL POINT — Crater freshman Jantz Tostenson and Hidden Valley junior Zaruba Anderson put their best foot forward Wednesday to win the boys and girls 5,000-meter races, respectively, in the Skyline/Midwestern Pre-District cross country meet...

May 2015

Local coaches honored at banquet

EUGENE — Eight local coaches were honored at the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association awards banquet at Autzen Stadium last Saturday.

State champions from the 2014-15 high school year who were recognized were Brett Wolfe (North Medford...

February 2015

SOSC to recognize local athletes, top stories

The Southern Oregon Sports Commission will announce its male and female athletes of the year and honor a sports advocate at its inaugural banquet Thursday at the Santo Community Center.

The ceremony will also celebrate the Mail Tribune's top 10...

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Ashland’s volleyball program had quite a run brewing from 2005-09, securing top-four state trophies in all five seasons.