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Ashland girls three-peat at state tennis

BEAVERTON — Ashland's Vika O'Brien was denied her fourth consecutive Class 5A state tennis doubles championship but the Grizzlies notched their third straight girls team championship during the three-day tournament that ended Saturday...

Grizzlies advance to finals at state

PORTLAND — The Ashland High girls tennis team advanced a doubles team and a singles player to the championship rounds and is closing in on what would be the program’s third straight Class 5A state championship after a successful...

South's Bartlett falls short at state tourney

BEAVERTON — Kelsey Bartlett took care of business for South Medford in the opening round before being eliminated in the second round of the Class 6A girls tennis state tournament at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center on Thursday.

Bartlett...

South’s Bartlett takes third at district

South Medford junior Kelsey Bartlett fell short in the singles semifinals but bounced back to place third on the final day of the Southwest Conference girls tennis district tournament at South Medford High Saturday.

Thanks to her efforts, South...

Pirates strong at Skyline district meet

GRANTS PASS — The Phoenix girls track and field team finished in second place at the Skyline Conference district meet on Friday at Grants Pass High.

Henley captured the boys and girls titles.

The top two individuals in each event...

Three South, North athletes earn state berths

SPRINGFIELD — South Medford advanced two athletes and North Medford one to the Class 6A track and field state meet as the Southwest Conference district meet opened at Springfield High Thursday.

South Medford’s Sara Miles won the...

St. Mary’s boys clinch regional golf title

BLUE RIVER — St. Mary’s pulled through with one of its best rounds of the season to again fend off Cascade Christian and earn the boys golf crown at the Class 3A/2A/1A Special District 4 regional tournament at Tokatee Golf Club on...

Crusaders edge Challengers on Day 1 of district

BLUE RIVER — After a season of coming up short against its cross-town rival, the St. Mary’s boys golf team put its best foot forward Monday to take the early lead over Cascade Christian at the Class 3A/2A/1A boys golf Special District 4...

Crater's Oshiro takes girls district lead

REDMOND — Kiana Oshiro came through for the Crater girls golf team in a big way in the first round of the Class 5A Special District 2 tournament at Eagle Crest Resort Thursday.

Oshiro, last season’s runner-up in the Class 6A state...

Pirates strong at North Valley meet

MERLIN — The Phoenix girls track and field team picked up five first-place finishes in a five-team meet at North Valley High on Wednesday.

Phoenix’s Danielle Jantzer won the 200-meter race (28.38 seconds) and 400 (1:03.73).

May 2015

Panthers cruise to cross-town sweep

With districts coming up next week, South Medford boys tennis coach Hal Borg likes what he’s seeing from his squad.

The Panthers improved to 6-2-2 with an 8-0 win over cross-town rival North Medford during Southwest Conference action at...

North’s Folsom, South boys shine at GP Rotary

GRANTS PASS — North Medford’s Halley Folsom set a meet record in winning the high jump and won the 300-meter hurdles, and the South Medford boys took second at the 66th annual Grants Pass Rotary Invitational at Grants Pass High on...

Yreka's late homer sinks Eagles

YREKA, Calif. — Ryan Lorenz provided enough seventh-inning run support to rally the Eagle Point baseball team and even the score with Yreka on Thursday.

But after Lorenz tied it 6-all for the Eagles in the nonleague game, Yreka leadoff...

April 2015

Bartlett cruises but South falls to Roseburg

South Medford's Kelsey Bartlett cruised to a straight set victory in No. 1 singles and remains unbeaten in Southwest Conference action but the Panthers dropped a 5-3 league match to Roseburg at South Medford High Tuesday.

Bartlett defeated...

Challengers picks up wins

The Cascade Christian boys tennis team went 10-2 and the girls 4-0 during a meet against Henley at North Medford High on Sunday.

BOYS

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 10, HENLEY 2

SINGLES — Nathan Moir, CC, d. Chris Schroeder, 8-6; Kallen...

Locals shine at Lithia track meet

KLAMATH FALLS — Led by Shashi Penn, the Ashland boys track and field team finished in third place at the 35-school Lithia Track and Field Invitational at Oregon Tech on Saturday.

South Medford's Moore pitches two no-hitters

EUGENE — Sophomore left-hander Pat Moore pitched a pair of no-hit shutouts as the South Medford softball team cruised past South Eugene in a doubleheader sweep during Southwest Conference action at South Eugene High Friday.

Fredenburg grand slam powers Chieftains

ROGUE RIVER — Brittany Fredenburg had never hit a home run prior to Thursday, but her first one was a doozie for the Rogue River softball team.

Fredenburg’s homer was a grand slam that cleared the center-field fence and hit the...

Fisher takes medalist honor in SWC meet

BLUE RIVER — South Medford’s Reese Fisher shot a 72 to capture medalist honors during the All-Southwest Conference boys golf meet at Tokatee Golf Club on Tuesday.

Fisher recorded a 35 on the front nine and a 37 after the turn.

Panthers pick up wins in Eugene

EUGENE — The South Medford girls tennis team rolled to a pair of victories on the road, beating Thurston 8-0 at South Eugene High and downing Willamette 7-1 at Sheldon High on Saturday.

Top single Kelsey Bartlett won both her matches,...

Black Tornado girls sweep SWC twin bill

North Medford’s Hannah Von Strahl, Rachel Forrest and Bailey Cowen swept their singles opponents in Southwest Conference girls tennis Saturday to help lead the Black Tornado to a pair of wins over Willamette and Thurston at North Medford...

Lancers edge Eagles with late homer

EUGENE — Avery Daniels' two-out solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the Churchill softball team a 5-4 win over Eagle Point during Midwestern League action on Thursday.

The Eagles, trailing 4-2 entering the top of the...

Panthers serve up victory over North

The South Medford boys tennis team won seven of eight matches, including all its singles tilts, en route to a 7-1 triumph over North Medford in a matchup of cross-town rivals Tuesday at South Medford High.

South Medford coach Hal Borg switched...

South’s Gillispie sets school record in Twilight meet

ROSEBURG — South Medford senior Kaizer Gillispie set a school record to highlight a strong showing by the Panthers at the Jim Robinson Twilight Invitational at Roseburg High Saturday.

Gillispie cruised to victory in the boys 400 meters...

Panthers claim first SWC triumph

In a doubleheader in which both games went to the last out, the South Medford baseball team claimed it’s first Southwest Conference victory in a doubleheader split with Thurston Friday at Harry & David Field.

The Panthers’...

South boys score win over GP

GRANTS PASS — South Medford received typical strong play from top singles players Kylar Tosh and Mitch Steadman but got a boost in doubles to edge Grants Pass, 5-3, in Southwest Conference boys tennis Wednesday.

South picks up wins in Roseburg

ROSEBURG — Top singles player Kelsey Bartlett finished 4-0 as the South Medford girls tennis team finished strong at the eight-school Roseburg Tournament on Saturday.

Bartlett paces South girls at tennis tourney

ROSEBURG — South Medford's Kelsey Bartlett had a successful opening day despite windy and rainy conditions at the eight-school Roseburg Invitational girls tennis tournament Friday.

Bartlett, the Panthers' No. 1 singles player, registered...

South’s Fisher ties for third in SWC opener

South Medford sophomore Reese Fisher finished three shots off the pace set by Sheldon’s Ben Wanichek to finish tied for third among individuals at the season’s first Southwest Conference boys golf event Tuesday at Rogue Valley Country...

March 2015

Grants Pass duo tops Crater tourney

Paced by the pairing of Kelsea Heisser and Hunter Buschke, the Grants Pass girls golf team posted the two lowest team scores at the inaugural Crater Quad 6 Challenge at Centennial Golf Club on Thursday.

Heisser and Buschke scored a 12-over-par...

South’s Fisher earns medalist honors in opener

EAGLE POINT — South Medford sophomore Reese Fisher breezed to medalist honors after carding a season-opening 72 in the Eagle Point Invitational at Eagle Point Golf Course on Tuesday.

Fisher finished four strokes ahead of runner-up Jackson...

July 2014

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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...