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Oshiro, Ford win state titles

Oshiro, Ford win state titles

Crater’s Kiana Oshiro scored a record-setting performance at the Class 5A girls golf state tournament Monday. And on Tuesday, the Comet junior achieved a state championship — the second straight for Crater.

Oshiro won medalist...

Title Town

Title Town

South Medford junior Reese Fisher and St. Mary’s senior Josh Wu were each able to live out every teenage golfer’s dream Tuesday and the Cascade Christian boys golf team continued a dominant showing to highlight an impressive run at their...

St. Mary’s girls highlight state play

St. Mary’s girls highlight state play

As St. Mary’s girls golf coach Kevin Dixon put it, the Crusaders entered the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A state tournament Monday optimistic and full of that sometimes scary word “potential.”

With three standout golfers who have each...

Back in the swing

Back in the swing

There is definitely extra motivation this time around for Crater junior Kiana Oshiro as she preps for the Class 5A golf state championships set Monday and Tuesday at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks.

But it’s not for the reason most...

Crater’s Giles ties for first at district

HOOD RIVER — Crater's Daniele Giles tied for first place after shooting a Day 2 76 in the Class 5A District 2 regional golf tournament at Indian Creek Golf Course on Tuesday.

The top four teams and top 10 individuals qualified for the...

Crater's Giles leads after Day 1 of regional

HOOD RIVER — Daniele Giles made five birdies and took the first-day lead in the 5A District 2 regional golf tournament at Indian Creek Golf Course Monday.

Eagles’ Henley 15th at districts

REDMOND — Zach Henley of Eagle Point shot a second-round 76 Saturday at Eagle Crest Resort's Ridge Course to place 15th in the Class 5A District 2 tournament.

Davis paces Challengers to district crown

Davis paces Challengers to district crown

Cascade Christian stormed back behind Max Davis’ 3-under-par 69 to capture the 36-hole Class 3A/2A/1A District 4 boys golf tournament Friday at Centennial Golf Club.

St. Mary’s girls take big district golf lead

St. Mary’s had three players break 80 and grabbed the first-round lead of the two-day Class 4A/3A/2A District 4 tournament at Centennial Golf Club Thursday.

Kamryn Ford of St. Mary’s shot the low round of 78 on the par-72 layout to...

Panthers edge Cavemen in boys tennis

South Medford doubles partners Ben Vaughn and Kylar Tosh beat Grants Pass' Connor Cubic and Andrew Chasteen, 6-2, 6-0, in top doubles action as the Panthers edged the Cavemen, 5-3, during Southwest Conference boys tennis at South Medford High on...

May 2016

Fisher shoots 66, Panthers snare second place

Reese Fisher carded a 6-under-par 66 to reel in medalist honors as the South Medford boys golf team finished second at the Southwest Conference tournament at Rogue Valley Country Club on Monday.

The Panthers shot a 326 as a team, while Grants...

April 2016

Locals shine at Eagle Point golf invite

EAGLE POINT — St. Mary’s senior Josh Wu secured medalist honors with a 2-over-par 74 and the Eagle Point boys golf team took the team title in the six-school Eagle Point Invitational at Eagle Point Golf Club on Thursday.

Jeremy Wu...

SWC-leading North sweeps Willamette

North Medford combined for 26 hits and got lockdown pitching from Sarah Thomas and Teanna Gonsalves to sweep Willamette, 14-0 and 13-1, in five-inning Southwest Conference softball games Wednesday.

North Medford junior Ashley Ripplinger helped...

Fisher fires 68 to run away with tourney

ROSEBURG — South Medford's Reese Fisher continued to be the class of Southwest Conference boys golf Monday, shooting 4-under-par 68 at Roseburg Country Club during a league match.

Fisher, a junior who shot a 33 on the front nine, won by...

Barnes in position to end long drought

SAN ANTONIO — Ricky Barnes shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Valero Texas Open in a bid for his first PGA Tour victory.

Winless in 221 starts with a career-best runner-up finish in the 2009 U.S. Open, the...

South’s Fisher third in SWC boys golf

BLUE RIVER — South Medford's Reese Fisher shot a 1-over-par 73 to finish third individually and Grants Pass earned the team title at the Southwest Conference boys golf meet at Tokatee Golf Club on Tuesday.

Tannon Rounsaville of Grants...

South Medford gains split with Roseburg

ROSEBURG — South Medford’s Pat Moore pitched a two-hitter with 16 strikeout as the Panthers defeated Roseburg 6-0 in the opener of a Southwest Conference doubleheader split Monday.

Roseburg won Game 2, 5-1.

In the first game,...

Fisher wins again in SWC tournament

EUGENE — South Medford’s Reese Fisher posted the lowest round of the field, but Grants Pass won its second straight Southwest Conference boys tournament on Monday at Eugene Country Club.

Fisher, who was also medalist last week,...

Wu golfers dominate at Roseburg invite

ROSEBURG — There wasn’t just one Wu topping the leaderboards at the Roseburg Invitational on Friday, but three — and one Ford.

Brothers Jeremy and Josh Wu tied for medalist honors to lead the St. Mary’s boys to a...

Henley leads EP boys to third place

EAGLE POINT — Eagle Point shot a 375 team score and placed third in a nine-team boys golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club Thursday.

Crater's Giles captures Klamath title

KLAMATH FALLS — Crater’s Daniele Giles captured medalist honors with a 1-over-par 73 and the Comets won the team title in the four-school Klamath Basin Invitational at Running Y Ranch Golf Course on Tuesday.

Crater finished with...

Fisher medalist in first SWC tourney

Reese Fisher was on his game for the South Medford boys golf team Monday in the first Southwest Conference tournament at Grants Pass Country Club.

Fisher seized medalist honors by shooting a par 72, but the Panthers took sixth place (371 total)...

Moore fans 21 in Panthers triumph

EUGENE — Pat Moore’s pitching allowed the South Medford defense to take the day off in a Southwest Conference softball game against Willamette Thursday.

March 2016

South’s Fisher posts low score at RVCC Invite

South Medford’s Reese Fisher garnered medalist honors and Grants Pass had three of the top five individuals to grab the boys team title at the Rogue Valley Country Club Invitational Tuesday.

Fisher, a Panther junior, shot a three-over par...

Sands pitches Chieftains to win

ROGUE RIVER — Alyssa Sands pitched a two-hitter as the Rogue River softball team upended Riddle 17-0 in five innings for its first win of the season on Monday at Rogue River High School.

Sands, who struck out six compared to just one...

South tops Sprague in opener

Pat Moore didn’t take long to pick up where she left off last season for the South Medford softball team.

The junior ace surrendered a run in the first inning but blanked Sprague thereafter as the Panthers captured a 2-1 victory in their...

Kindreichs lead North sweep of Crater

CENTRAL POINT — The Kindreich brothers took over on the mound for the North Medford baseball team Thursday in its season-opening doubleheader.

Both picked up a victory for the Black Tornado, which held Crater to seven hits to notch 9-3...

Tornado opens with softball victory

North Medford collected 14 hits over five innings and upended McNary, 15-5 in five innings, in a nonleague softball season opener Wednesday at U.S. Cellular.

McNary, eliminated the Black Tornado in the first round of the state playoffs last...

Challengers drop baseball opener to Henley

First-game jitters got the best of Cascade Christian early on and an attempt at a comeback against visiting Henley fell short in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s baseball season opener at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

The Challengers...

Crater golfers tie for second

BANDON — McKenna Saunders shot the third-lowest round on the afternoon, helping the Crater girls golf team nab a share of second place in the Marshfield Invitational at Bandon Trails on Monday .

Originally slated to be an 18-hole...

September 2015

Crater’s Giles commits to Oregon
Crater’s Giles commits to Oregon

Crater golfer Daniele Giles verbally committed to the University of Oregon on Wednesday.

The home-schooled senior became the first Comet golfer to win a state crown when she tied for the Class 5A honor this past spring.

The final decision...

July 2015

Mavericks romp again at state tourney

Honus Kindreich limited Centennial to four hits and North Medford’s offense was in full swing Thursday as the Mavericks continued to advance in the winner’s bracket at the American Legion A state tournament at Grants Pass Sports...

Pippins keep Rogues at bay; Mavs win

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Medford Rogues managed plenty of hits but couldn’t turn those into runs Wednesday night as Yakima Valley kept the visitors at bay for a 2-0 West Coast League baseball victory.

Medford cranked out nine hits...

Wu earns spot in U.S. Amateur
Wu earns spot in U.S. Amateur

EAGLE POINT — Golfers entered in the U.S. Amateur Qualifier at Eagle Point Golf Club got some fantastic news on the eve of the sectional, and Medford’s Dylan Wu took full advantage Thursday afternoon on familiar terrain.

The local...

Giles, Fisher to represent Oregon in Cup

Golfers Daniele Giles of Central Point and Reese Fisher of Medford have been chosen to represent Oregon in the Junior America's Cup later this month.

Giles, who as a junior this spring became Crater High's first girls state champion, also has...

June 2015

Mustangs fall short against Lower Columbia

One bad hop and one error proved to be Medford’s undoing Wednesday as the Mustangs dropped a 2-0 decision to visiting Lower Columbia Pacific Tech Construction in nonleague American Legion AAA baseball at Harry & David Field.

Coming...

'Big Break' entices girls to give golf a try
'Big Break' entices girls to give golf a try

On the putting green, a young girl leaned, twisted, cajoled, winced, doing whatever she could to help her golf ball negotiate an obstacle course.

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Challengers make it back on top in softball

Winning the Southern Cascade League title seemed like a pretty bold goal this spring considering the recent history of the Cascade Christian...