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North Medford finishes first at Sutherlin

SUTHERLIN — North Medford crowned five champions en route to the team title at the Sutherlin Wrestling Classic on Saturday.

The Black Tornado, the only Class 6A school in the 17-team field, scored 215 points. Glide, a perennial 3A power,...

Pirate boys capture Skyline win

ASHLAND — The Phoenix boys swim team took home first place at the All-Skyline swim meet for the 14th consecutive year at the SOU pool on Saturday.

Grants Pass rolls over South Medford

Grants Pass rolled to a 47-18 Southwest Conference dual wrestling victory over South Medford Thursday at South Medford High.

No. 1 Crater pins down Ashland

CENTRAL POINT — As a model of efficiency, Crater’s wrestling team racked up 10 victories over Ashland in a combined time of 6 minutes, 38 seconds to walk away with a 60-12 romp in Midwestern League action Wednesday at Crater...

Crater places third at Nor Cal tourney

ANDERSON, Calif. — Crater crowned three champions and had two runner-up showings to finish third overall and highlight the local effort at the 24-team Nor Cal “Beast in the North” wrestling tournament on Saturday.


Tornado, Pirates shine at RV Championships

Local wrestling squads had a fine showing at the 16-team Rogue Valley Championships on Saturday, with North Medford placing second, Phoenix third and Eagle Point fourth at North Medford High.

Henley (333.5 points) took first, followed by the...

Crater in second at GP tournament

GRANTS PASS — Crater High advanced five wrestlers into today’s semifinals and stands in second place overall after Friday in the two-day Grants Pass Winter Kickoff tournament.

Henley leads the 37-school field with 97.5 points.

Blayton powers Panthers swimmers

Tanner Blayton snared two individual victories and a pair of relay victories to help the South Medford boys swimming team top Grants Pass at the Grants Pass YMCA Thursday.

Blayton clocked 2 minutes and 12.2 seconds to win the 200 freestyle and...

Mustangs race past Eagles

MURPHY — Hidden Valley broke out of the gates quickly and never trailed in pulling away from Eagle Point, 56-34, in nonconference boys basketball action Wednesday night.

The Mustangs (6-2) notched their fourth straight victory by opening...

Phoenix’s Rubio wins title at Coast Classic

NORTH BEND — Izzy Rubio of Phoenix captured the 170-pound division at the North Bend Coast Classic wrestling tournament Saturday.

Rubio posted a 5-0 decision in the finals over Scott Dunagan of Dallas and helped the Pirates to an...

December 2014

South Medford girls tumble in tournament

LA JOLLA, Calif. — For the second straight night, the South Medford girls basketball team was haunted by foul trouble, and this time it cost them.

The Panthers led through three quarters but Pinewood stole the momentum and rallied for a...

February 2014

Sapienza wraps up career with more gold

The high school swimming community can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Sapienza cruises in prelims

GRESHAM — Cascade Christian's Breanna Sapienza is on pace to add to her cache of state titles, and the St. Mary's girls set a meet record in one relay and had the fastest time in another in preliminary races at the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A swimming state...

Sapienza's victory lap
Sapienza's victory lap

Being a swimmer in southern Oregon isn't exactly an easy lifestyle.

Challengers' Sapienza, Pirates' Shepherd claim district swim titles

NORTH BEND — Cascade Christian senior Breanna Sapienza and Phoenix sophomore Ethan Shepherd secured state berths with a pair of victories, and the Pirate boys claimed second place in the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A District 4 Swim Championships at North Bend...

Tornado's Hunter leads way at districts

SPRINGFIELD — North Medford junior Lauren Hunter finished in first in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke to pace the local swimming results during preliminary action Friday at the Class 6A District 1 meet at Willamalane Parks Swim Center.

Hoping to make a splash
Hoping to make a splash

Kaylee Cooper envied the beautiful blue ribbons her older sister won for swimming when the two were just tots.

Phoenix boys capture team title

ASHLAND — Phoenix got three individual victories, including two from Ethan Shepherd, and captured two relays to claim the boys portion of a seven-team swim meet Tuesday at the Southern Oregon University pool.

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Change coming for North football

When he was putting together his initial football staff at North Medford High, Mike Mitchell put a particularly different spin on his...