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Shepherd brings home second in state 50 freestyle

Shepherd brings home second in state 50 freestyle

GRESHAM — Betting on bulk paid off for Phoenix sophomore Ethan Shepherd.

Local swimmers land spots in state finals

GRESHAM — Phoenix's Ethan Shepherd and St. Mary's Olivia Dow had the best results during state championship preliminary swimming action at Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center on Friday.

Shepherd, a junior, was first in the 50-yard...

Shepherd, locals gear up for state

Shepherd, locals gear up for state

Standing on the grandest of prep swimming stages gives Phoenix’s Ethan Shepherd a sensation that is hard to describe.

This much he can say: The junior loves every second of competing at the state level.

“That’s the...

Shepherd leads Pirates to district crown

NORTH BEND — Phoenix junior Ethan Shepherd set two personal-best times in victories and the Pirate boys captured the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A District 4 swimming crown at North Bend Municipal Pool on Saturday.

Shepherd was first in the 50-yard...

North's Hunter advances at district meet

SPRINGFIELD — North Medford swimmer Lauren Hunter produced two strong performances during the preliminaries of the Southwest Conference district championships at Willamalane Park Swim Center on Friday.

Hunter, a senior, won the girls...

Tornado swimmers dominate Invitational

North Medford posted a dominant day in the pool Saturday as the Black Tornado boys and girls swim teams swept the field in the four-team North Medford Invitational at the Medford YMCA.

Caleb Ringger, Joey Hunter and Bram Gibson led the charge...

Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim

ASHLAND — When Ashland High School student Amelia Zeve was a child, she was fascinated with the swimming pool at Southern Oregon University. When her family attended SOU basketball games, she’d wander off to gaze at it, hopeful that...

Phoenix boys shine at SOU meet

ASHLAND — Ethan Shepherd had an outstanding performance for the Phoenix boys during Tuesday’s eight-team swim meet at the SOU pool, placing first in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events as well as anchoring the Pirates to a first-place...

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...

Hunters lead North swimmers to victory

North Medford was paced by standout efforts from Lauren Hunter and Joey Hunter to secure a pair of swimming victories over South Medford in Southwest Conference action at the Medford YMCA on Saturday.

Lauren Hunter won the 50 free in 26 seconds...

January 2015

Ashland swim teams record sweep

ASHLAND — Ashland’s girls swim team posted a winner in every event and the Grizzly boys were solid as well to secure a sweep in a three-team meet with Crater and Cascade Christian at the SOU pool Wednesday.

Sabrina Scoggin and Kate...

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...

December 2014

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...

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...

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Comets’ surge is one to be admired

When you’re on a winning team, it’s easy to maintain your competitive spirit.

Practices become more tolerable, gearing up for...