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Challenger netters sweep Hornets


The Cascade Christian volleyball team found its rhythm in the second set and swept Henley 25-12, 25-12, 25-20 in nonleague play victory at Cascade Christian High Monday.

The Challengers upped their record to 2-0 with Creswell, last year’s...

Summit boys rally for win over North

The North Medford boys soccer team led early before falling, 3-2, to Summit during their nonleague season opener on Saturday at North Medford High.

Caleb Forte capitalized from 17 yards out using a nice pass from Jose Gallegos in the 25th...

Crusaders fall short in season opener

PORTLAND — The Catlin Gabel boys soccer team defeated St. Mary’s, 8-1, in the nonleague season opener on Friday.

Weston Grant had the second-half goal for the Crusaders after Lucas Fry sent the ball into the box.

Charley Ward...

Challengers open season in style

SALEM — Cascade Christian’s girls soccer team didn’t waste time showing they aim to be a contender on the Class 3A/2A/1A scene, with the Challengers riding a wave of solid play en route to a 6-1 victory at Blanchet Catholic in the...

Adrenaline rush

Adrenaline rush

Don't get them wrong, Klamath Falls' Jared Delaney and Darrin deGroot have plenty of city pride.

The problem is, sometimes town spirit has to be placed on hold when you compete for a Medford-based soccer club for much of the year.


Good Sign

Good Sign

With eight beaming faces propped up behind a long row of tables decorated by college pendants Wednesday morning, a group of St. Mary’s High senior athletes offered up a picturesque moment to prove you can achieve your collegiate dreams...

Final stage of new turf begins at Spiegelberg

Final stage of new turf begins at Spiegelberg

Work began in earnest Thursday morning on the final stages of much-needed FieldTurf replacement at Spiegelberg Stadium.

As part of a project that began in December thanks to a generous donation by Medford High graduate Charley Cobb, workers...

Locals named to all-state teams

Six local soccer players were named to first-team all-state teams recently.

South Medford senior Kyle Owings was a Class 6A first-team selection. The Southwest Conference player of the year finished with a school-record 29 goals for the...

Pirates receive Skyline accolades

Phoenix freshman Lupita Alegria and senior Alexis De La Torre made the Skyline Conference girls soccer second-team list after recent voting by coaches.

North Valley’s Brianna Robles was the player of the year.


Macias, Mereida-Ford Skyline first-teamers

Phoenix senior Samuel Macias and junior Joel Mereida-Ford landed spots on the Skyline Conference boys soccer first-team list after recent voting by coaches.

Henley’s Isaac Gonzales was player of the year.

The Pirates finished 9-5...

November 2015

Owings player of year for Panthers

South Medford senior forward Kyle Owings was named the Southwest Conference player of the year and the Panthers’ Josh Desmond received coach of the year honors during recent voting.

North Medford senior Eric Benitez was awarded goalkeeper...

Crusader teams fall short in semifinals

PORTLAND — Oregon Episcopal’s Rachel Lowell scored the go-ahead goal 30 seconds into the second half as the defending Class 3A/2A/1A state champion Aardvarks downed St. Mary’s, 2-0, Tuesday to advance to the girls soccer state...

Barnum, Cave, Quast head all-stars

St. Mary's MaryBeth Barnum and Cascade Christian's Travis Cave were chosen players of the year in 3A/2A/1A District 5 girls and boys soccer, respectively.

Audrey Quast of Cascade Christian was named the girls goalkeeper of the year, and Cascade...

St. Mary’s girls surge into semifinals

SALEM — It took a while for the St. Mary’s girls soccer team to find its footing, quite literally, Saturday but once the Crusaders did, they never looked back in a Class 3A/2A/1A state quarterfinal match at Blanchet Catholic.


St. Mary’s edges Riverside on late PK

In a physical back-and-forth affair Saturday night between host St. Mary’s and Riverside, the last foul proved to be the biggest in a Class 3A/2A/1A boys soccer thriller at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

With 45.9 seconds remaining in the...

Ashland’s Graham co-MVP in MWL

Ashland senior Stenley Graham was one of four most valuable player selections as the Midwestern League boys soccer coaches chose the all-league team in a recent vote.

Joining Graham on the first team for the Grizzlies was sophomore Ian Rinefort...

Sunset slips by South in second round

PORTLAND — South Medford worked to dig itself out of an early hole but to no avail Wednesday as the Panthers came up short in their upset bid with a 2-1 loss to third-seeded Sunset in the second round of the Class 6A girls soccer state...

Lincoln edges South Medford in playoffs

PORTLAND — Gabriel Barnatan scored the go-ahead goal from 12 yards out in the 68th minute as the Lincoln boys soccer team topped South Medford, 1-0, in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs at Lincoln High Tuesday.

The Panthers...

Crusaders cruise
Crusaders cruise

The high-scoring St. Mary’s offense proved to be the best defense in a boys soccer Class 3A/2A/1A opening-round state playoff match.

The third-seeded Crusaders got two goals apiece from Jeremy Wu and Hunter Rothfus and completely stymied...

Owings hat trick ignites South Medford

Kyle Owings didn’t leave much to chance in South Medford’s Class 6A boys soccer first-round playoff game Saturday.

The prolific Panther scored South Medford’s first three goals in a 6-1 romp past North Salem at South Medford...

October 2015

Crescent Valley defeats Crater girls

CORVALLIS — Mikalah Wilson had two goals and two assists for Crater but the Comets dropped a Class 5A girls soccer play-in match 12-5 to Crescent Valley on Friday.

"We had an amazing second half," said Crater coach Rianna Lee, whose team...

North boys eliminated by Barlow

GRESHAM — North Medford got off to a slow start and it proved costly in a 1-0 road loss to Barlow in a Class 6A boys soccer state play-in game Tuesday.

“We struggled in the first half,” said North Medford coach Michael...

North Medford, Clackamas girls tie, 0-0

CLACKAMAS — In preparation for a second straight run at the Class 6A championship, the North Medford girls soccer team got a taste of the road playoff atmosphere against Clackamas, a fellow top-10 ranked squad.

The Black Tornado, which...

Prep Standings



Cascade Christian;2;0;1.000;—

St. Mary’s;1;1;.500;1


Illinois Valley;0;2;.000;2


Ashland falls shy in bid for MWL title

SPRINGFIELD — Ashland had its chances in a Midwestern League boys soccer title showdown with Springfield, but the visiting Grizzlies just couldn’t capitalize Saturday in a 2-1 road loss.

Ashland trailed 2-0 until Leo Duetz...

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,...

Prep Standings






Eagle Point;2;3;0;6



North Medford girl runners earn state berth

GRANTS PASS — The North Medford girls cross country team earned a spot in the Class 6A state championship meet by placing third at the Southwest Conference district championships Wednesday at the All Sports Park.

The Black Tornado, led by...

Janky’s last-minute goal lifts North girls

Senior forward Haley Janky scored the go-ahead goal in the 79th minute as the North Medford girls soccer team topped cross-town rival South Medford, 2-1, during the Southwest Conference finale at South Medford High on Tuesday.

Janky's goal came...

Panthers crowned
Panthers crowned

The South Medford boys soccer team accomplished two of its preseason goals on Tuesday night, and the Panthers have a few more they'd like to check off by season's end.

Senior captain Kyle Owings had a goal and an assist and junior Hersson...

Prep Standings



South Medford;7;0;3;24


South Eugene;5;1;3;18


North Medford;4;4;2;14


Pirates end skid, roll past Vikings

KLAMATH FALLS — The Phoenix boys soccer team got back on track Monday following consecutive Skyline Conference losses last week.

Freshman Christian Camacho assisted on the Pirates’ first two goals and scored a late one himself to...

Owings owning
Owings owning

Every season for the last 10 years, current South Medford boys head soccer coach Josh Desmond and former Panther coach Dave Kaufman have compiled an all-time starting 11 unit, just for fun.

Many worthy players have cycled through the program...

St. Mary’s clinches eighth straight title

St. Mary’s clinched its eighth straight girls soccer conference championship by scoring three unanswered goals in the second half against short-handed Cascade Christian for a 5-1 triumph at U.S. Cellular Community Park Saturday.


Prep Standings



South Medford;6;0;3;21


South Eugene;5;1;3;18


North Medford;4;3;2;14



Owings leads South past Willamette

South Medford moved a step closer to clinching the Southwest Conference boys soccer title with a 3-0 home victory over Willamette on Saturday.

South Medford (8-1-4, 6-0-3 SWC) can determine its own destiny. With a win over North Medford on...

Prep Standings





Eagle Point;2;2;0;6




Graham's stunning goal leads Grizzlies

ASHLAND — Ashland High boys soccer co-head coach Abdi Guled likes the way his star striker, Stenley Graham, can make the net wave with his powerful goals.

On Thursday, Graham did it again. Upside down.

Graham scored two goals,...




St. Mary’s;6;0;0;18

Cascade Christian;4;1;0;12

Rogue River;2;3;0;6


Illinois Valley;0;6;0;0

Wednesday’s Scores

St. Mary’s 6,...

St. Mary’s boys cruise by Pilots

CANYONVILLE — St. Mary’s took another step forward toward the District 5 boys soccer crown on Wednesday, securing a 6-0 triumph over third-place Canyonville Christian Academy with a strong effort on both sides of the pitch.


Prep Standings



South Medford;5;0;3;18

South Eugene;4;0;3;15

North Medford;4;2;2;14





Owings, Panthers shoot past Cavemen

Kyle Owings had the go-ahead goal in the 57th minute as the high-scoring South Medford boys soccer team edged Grants Pass, 3-2, during Southwest Conference action at South Medford High on Tuesday.

Jon Peregrina had a goal and an assist for the...

Mustangs hand Pirates first league loss in shootout

MURPHY — Hidden Valley scored late in regulation, then emerged victorious in a shootout to hand Phoenix its first boys soccer loss in Skyline Conference play, 2-1 on Monday.

Following a scoreless overtime, Hidden Valley’s Ruben...

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...

Sheldon ties South with late onslaught

EUGENE — South Medford continued to be bitten by the comeback bug as Sheldon scored three times in the final eight minutes to forge a 3-3 tie in Southwestern Conference boys soccer Saturday.

On a blustery afternoon, South Medford played...

Prep Standings



South Medford;4;0;3;15

South Eugene;4;0;3;15



North Medford;3;2;2;11


Sheldon trips up Panthers

South Medford was within striking distance of taking down visiting Sheldon in a battle of Southwest Conference girls soccer powers Saturday, but the Irish held on for a 3-1 triumph and remained unbeaten in league.

Prep Standings




Highlanders edge Comets in boys soccer

EUGENE — The North Eugene boys soccer team edged winless Crater, 2-1, during Midwestern League action for its first victory of the season on Friday.

The Comets (0-10, 0-3 MWL) and Highlanders (1-9, 1-2) were tied at 1 at halftime.

Prep Standings







Eagle Point;0;1;0;0



Rollins, Boucher lead Ashland over Churchill

ASHLAND — Junior Bryce Rollins scored two goals and sophomore Jade Boucher had a goal and two assists as Ashland overcame an early one-goal deficit to beat Churchill 3-1 in Midwestern League boys soccer at Ashland Middle School...

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...

Prep Standings



South Medford;4;0;2;14


North Medford;3;1;2;11


South Eugene;2;0;3;9


Peregrina, Owings propel South to first

ROSEBURG — Eric Peregrina had two goals and Kyle Owings recorded a goal and an assist as the South Medford boys soccer team defeated Roseburg, 3-0, at Finlay Field on Tuesday to take over sole possession of first place in the Southwest...

Phoenix snares shootout win over Henley

KLAMATH FALLS — It was better late than never for Phoenix in matchup of Skyline Conference boys soccer powers Monday.

The Pirates scored the game’s first goal with only five minutes left in regulation, only to see the Hornets tie...

Graham, Rollins boost Ashland to win

EUGENE — Ashland senior Stenley Graham and junior Bryce Rollins showed off a perfect partnership Saturday in leading the Grizzlies’ boys soccer team to a 6-0 romp at North Eugene to open Midwestern League play.

Graham and Rollins...

Prep Standings

MWL Boys Soccer







Eagle Point;0;1;0;0


Prep Standings

Midwestern League Boys Soccer







Camacho’s hat trick propels Pirates, 5-0

KLAMATH FALLS — Carlos Camacho got Phoenix out to a quick start and came up with a hat trick to keep the Pirates undefeated in Skyline Conference boys soccer Thursday with a 5-0 triumph over Mazama.

Camacho scored in the third minute and...

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.

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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...