Winning the Southern Cascade League title seemed like a pretty bold goal this spring considering the recent history of the Cascade Christian...
Moore, Lethlean make all-state first team
South Medford pitcher Pat Moore and North Medford outfielder Olivia Lethlean were chosen to the Class 6A all-state softball first team.
Moore pitched the Panthers into the second...
Phoenix sophomore outfielder Brooke Kentner earned Skyline Conference first-team softball recognition after recent voting by coaches.
Kentner helped lead the Pirates, who went 5-17 overall and 4-11 in league play.
Henley claimed player of...
The coaches from the respective baseball and softball teams at Prospect/Butte Falls were honored for their efforts and had a host of players recognized in recent all-conference voting by the District 4 coaches.
Darin May earned District 4 coach...
Phoenix junior outfielder Thomas Skaff was named to the all-Skyline Conference baseball first team to highlight recent voting dominated by league champion Henley.
Henley swept the top honors with player of the year Chase Fernlund, pitcher of the...
Four Eagle Point softball standouts and one from Crater were honored recently with first-team all-Midwestern League selections in voting by the league’s coaches.
Eagle Point junior Megan Ayres (pitcher) and seniors Shaelynn Grady...
PORTLAND — As soon as Jesuit’s Emily Preble got her bat on the ball in the bottom of the eighth inning, North Medford center fielder Olivia Lethlean knew where the hit was going.
It was going to not just clear her, but it was going...
HILLSBORO — Glencoe erupted for six runs in the fourth inning, with the help of a three-run error, and moved on to the Class 6A state championship softball game with a 10-1 semifinal win over Grants Pass Tuesday at Glencoe High.
HOOD RIVER — Conner Coerper threw a two-hit shutout and Patrick Harvey hit two solo home runs as Hood River Valley beat Ashland 2-0 in the Class 5A baseball state quarterfinals Friday.
The win sends the second-seeded and defending state...
Sydnee Reeser's two-run home run sailed beyond the fence in left-center field at North Medford High on Friday, giving underdog McMinnville a major jolt and leaving the Black Tornado down a run with three innings to go in their do-or-die...
PORTLAND — South Medford pitcher Pat Moore allowed just one hit in the Class 6A second-round state playoff game Tuesday.
But the junior left-hander walked 10 and second-ranked Jesuit capitalized on the free passes to post a 5-0...
After surrendering a first-inning run to West Linn in the second round of the Class 6A softball state playoffs, senior pitcher Sarah Thomas blanked the Lions the rest of the way and North Medford came away with a 7-1 home victory Wednesday.
St. Mary’s junior first baseman Joe Johnson was named the Southern Cascade League player of the year after recent voting by coaches, while seven other Crusaders landed spots on the first team.
On the girls side, Rogue River senior first...
South Medford junior left-hander Pat Moore was named Southwest Conference pitcher of the year and North Medford’s Mike Mayben earned coach-of-the-year honors after recent voting by SWC coaches.
Moore owns a record of 20-7 for the...
Pat Moore was dialed in and so were the South Medford softball team’s bats in the opening round of the Class 6A state playoffs Monday.
The junior ace struck out 20 batters on her way to a one-hit shutout and the Panthers topped Southridge...
North Medford found its hitting stride in the second inning, and with that accomplished, the Black Tornado turned its game against McNary in the first round of the Class 6A softball playoffs over to pitcher Sarah Thomas.
North Medford had five...
PORTLAND — Ashland doubles partners Rox Rogers and Kai Weston will shoot for a Class 5A tennis state championship today after winning their semifinal match Friday at Portland Tennis Center.
The top-seeded pairing topped Summit's Peter...
TUALATIN — South Medford’s Kelsey Bartlett used a Round 2 victory over Adrienne Powell of Roseburg to secure a spot in the Class 6A state tennis quarterfinals at Tualatin Hills Center on Thursday.
Bartlett, the No. 5 seed in the...
North Medford senior pitcher Sarah Thomas ran her record to 20-2 with 12 strikeouts, one walk and six hits allowed as the Black Tornado got primed for the softball state playoffs with an 8-4 nonleague victory over Eagle Point at North Medford...
Katie Meyer produced in the clutch for South Medford during a 5-4 nonconference victory against Crater at South Medford High Tuesday.
Meyer’s two-out double scored Jewel Burgoyne-Russell, who had a two-out single, with the eventual...
Winning the Southern Cascade League title seemed like a pretty bold goal this spring considering the recent history of the Cascade Christian softball program.
The Challengers had not enjoyed a winning season since 2011, when they went 13-12...
CAVE JUNCTION — Elly Moulder’s two-run double highlighted Rogue River’s eight-run first inning of Game 2 as the Chieftains polished off the softball regular season with a sweep, winning 9-5 and 16-2 over Illinois Valley during...
South Medford took care of business in the first game of a Southwest Conference baseball doubleheader against Grants Pass on Friday.
The Panthers defeated the Cavemen 4-2 in the opener at Harry & David Field to tie for third place in the SWC...
South Medford's Sara Miles captured her third straight Southwest Conference shot put championship during the first day of the district meet Thursday at South Medford High.
Miles recorded a personal best of 38 feet, 7 inches to earn a trip to...
SPRINGFIELD — North Medford used a seventh-inning rally to produce its seventh consecutive Southwest Conference softball title Tuesday.
Sarah Thomas pitched a two-hit shutout as the Black Tornado clinched the league championship with a...
ROSEBURG — The North Medford softball team settled for a split with Roseburg in a matchup of the top two squads in the Southwest Conference on Saturday.
The Black Tornado won the opener, 1-0 in eight innings, and the Indians rebounded to...
SPRINGFIELD —Kaila Lee won a starting spot in the Crater softball lineup during an early-season tournament in Reno, and the freshman first baseman has been there since.
Lee’s hot hitting, and strong pitching performances from...
SWC BASEBALL ;W;L;Pct;GB Sheldon;15;1;.938;— North Medford;10;6;.625;5 Roseburg;8;8;.500;7 South Eugene;8;8;.500;7 South Medford;8;10;.444;8 Thurston;6;10;.375;9 Willamette;6;12;.333;10 Grants Pass;5;11;.313;10 Friday’s Scores Willamette...
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...
Sarah Thomas pitched four no-hit innings and the top of the North Medford batting order proved lethal as the Black Tornado registered its 12th straight victory in posting a 10-0 win in five innings over Sheldon in Southwest Conference softball Tuesday...
CENTRAL POINT — The Churchill softball team downed Crater, 6-1, in the opener and edged the Comets, 5-4, in Game 2 during Midwestern League action at Crater High on Saturday.
Tristin Fisher hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the...
BEAVERTON — Jordan Monroe finished sixth in the elite mile for the Crater girls track team at the 63-team Nike Jesuit Twilight Invitational at Jesuit High School on Friday.
Monroe finished her mile in 5 minutes, 2.29 seconds, while St.
South Medford had its chances to snap an eight-year losing streak to crosstown rival North Medford on Friday, but the Black Tornado softball team simply wouldn’t let it happen during Southwest Conference play at South Medford High.
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.
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...
Katie Meyer picked the perfect time to hit her fifth home run of the year.
The South Medford senior shortstop had the go-ahead solo home run in the fourth inning as the Panthers edged Roseburg, 1-0, during Southwest Conference play at South...
EUGENE — Pat Moore was tough in the circle and Jaden Alexander and Katie Meyer each homered as the South Medford softball team swept South Eugene, 7-2 and 13-0 in five innings, during Southwest Conference action on Saturday.
St. Mary’s junior left-hander Joe Johnson helped set the tone from the mound early, then helped his own cause with a booming home run to help the Crusaders baseball team remain unbeaten with an 11-1, five-inning victory over Illinois Valley on...
South Medford’s Kelsey Bartlett upended North Medford’s Kristina Ribeiro in a battle of No. 1 seeds, setting the tone for the host Panthers’ 7-1 victory in a Southwest Conference tennis match Thursday.
Bartlett earned a 6-2,...
Tra Kucera is an anomaly, and she’s perfectly happy with that.
After all, what’s the North Medford senior supposed to do about it? She may be left-handed, but she can’t help but love her role as catcher for the Black Tornado...
CENTRAL POINT — Austin Kramer collected three victories and the Crater boys track team needed all of them to get past Eagle Point for a 76-71 victory in Midwestern League action at Dutch Meyer Stadium on Wednesday.
On the girls side, the...
Pat Moore led the charge as the South Medford softball team downed South Eugene, 8-0, during Southwest Conference play at South Medford High on Tuesday.
The junior lefty tossed a one-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts and five walks. She was 2-for-4...
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,...
North Medford’s softball team didn’t bat an eyelash in cruising to an 8-2 win over Grants Pass in the first game of Saturday’s Southwest Conference doubleheader but the nightcap was another story altogether.
EUGENE — St. Mary's senior Marissa Dobry won the girls 3,000-meter final during the Oregon Relays track and field meet Friday at Hayward Field.
Dobry's time was 9 minutes, 51.08 seconds, besting 43 other runners. Christina Sevsek of...
EAGLE POINT — In a matchup with league-leading Churchill on Tuesday, Eagle Point’s softball team knew it needed to try and set the tone early on its home turf for the Midwestern League clash.
Junior pitcher Megan Ayres did that and...
When Olivia Lethlean sets her mind to something, look out.
The speedy North Medford junior outfielder is as determined as she is fast, North Medford head softball coach Mike Mayben said, and that combination proved effective on...