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North Medford's Folsom goes out with a bang

North Medford's Folsom goes out with a bang

EUGENE — Halley Folsom found a perfect way to forget about disappointment in the high jump at the Class 6A track and field state championships Saturday at Hayward Field.

The North Medford senior won a championship a short time later in...


Class 6A

(Winners and local placers)


TEAM SCORES — 1, Grants Pass, 63.5; 2, Grant, 51; 3, Sheldon, 46; 4, Jesuit, 43; 5, West Salem, 39; 10, North Medford, 22; 18, South...

Sprinters Shine

Sprinters Shine

EUGENE — Southern Oregon isn't considered the sprint hotbed of the state, but it might be in the conversation following the final day of the track and field state championships at Hayward Field Saturday.

Tyren Wolfe of North Medford and...

Amundsen's big finish nets 3,000 state crown

Amundsen's big finish nets 3,000 state crown

EUGENE — Nothing about the Class 4A girls 3,000-meter final at the track and field state championships seemed according to form at Hayward Field on Friday.

In that sense, it was appropriate.

“Honestly,” said Emma...

St. Mary's girls garner second at state

EUGENE — The St. Mary's girls capped an impressive performance at the Class 3A track and field state championships by placing second in the 4x400-meter relay and earning second place in the team race at Hayward Field Friday

The placing is...




Vail's Unveiling

Vail's Unveiling

EUGENE — The last time Crater's Walter Vail went to the track and field state championships, it was nothing more than field trip.

Locals have 'second' helpings at state

Locals have 'second' helpings at state

EUGENE — There was a run on second-place finishes by local athletes at the Class 3A track and field state championships Thursday at Hayward Field, and none of the runners-up fretted about not being first.

Perhaps because most of them...

Jack of all trades

Jack of all trades

ASHLAND — Four years ago, Wyatt Thompson-Siporen couldn't do something as simple as walk to the mailbox.

Three weeks ago, he received a college scholarship in the one athletic pursuit that requires you to do everything, the event that has...

Gillispie, Folsom shine at SWC district

SPRINGFIELD — South Medford’s Kaizer Gillispie won the 400-meter race, took second in the 200 and helped lift the Panthers’ 4x400 relay squad to a first-place finish, while North Medford’s Halley Folsom captured first in...

May 2015

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...

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).

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...

April 2015

Moore, Williams lift South over Roseburg

ROSEBURG — South Medford’s Pat Moore was on top of her game in an all-around effort and the Panthers secured their sixth straight victory with a 2-0 win at Roseburg in Southwest Conference softball Wednesday.

Moore struck out 15,...

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.

Cavemen dominate at Newland Classic

The Grants Pass track and field teams swept the team titles, while the South Medford boys finished in second place and North Medford girls captured second in the Bob Newland Track and Field Classic at South Medford High on Friday.

The Newland...

South sweeps Willamette in SWC track

South Medford dominated the field events Wednesday to earn boys and girls track and field victories over Willamette in Southwest Conference action at South Medford High.

The Panther boys finished first in five of the seven field events, while...

Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers

Tyren Wolfe is at a loss for words to explain it, but he sure is enjoying what has been a breakout season for the North Medford boys track and field team.

Two years removed from a shocking injury that cut short his freshman season, Wolfe is...

North’s Folsom has record day at Oregon Relays

EUGENE — North Medford senior Halley Folsom put on quite a show on Day 2 of the Oregon Relays with four top-three efforts at Hayward Field and a school record to boot Saturday.

Folsom broke her own North Medford record in the girls...

South’s Gillispie shines in showdown
South’s Gillispie shines in showdown

CENTRAL POINT — Kaizer Gillispie hadn’t been severely tested in going undefeated and posting the state’s best time in the 400 meters to start the track and field season.

Hence, there was an anticipatory buzz as the South...

North’s Wolfe eclipses own school record at Relays

EUGENE — North Medford junior Tyren Wolfe shaved time off his own school record in the 100 meters Friday to earn a spot in today’s finals at the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field.

Wolfe finished his heat in the preliminaries in 10.92...

Tornado stymies Axemen for 7th straight win

North Medford broke the game open with a six-run third inning and Colton Westfall supplied a bulk of the defense Wednesday as the Black Tornado remained perfect in Southwest Conference baseball with an 8-0 win over visiting South Eugene.


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...

Wolfe, Grether pace North in SWC loss

EUGENE — North Medford sprinter Tyren Wolfe played a part in three victories and fellow junior Emily Grether earned a pair of triumphs but little else went the Black Tornado’s way against Sheldon in Southwest Conference track and field...

Folsom flies high
Folsom flies high

Halley Folsom is generally reserved as she goes about dominating high school track and field meets.

North girls, South boys triumph in track

Halley Folsom registered four individual wins, including a state-best time, to help propel North Medford to a 94-51 victory over South Medford in Southwest Conference girls track at Bowerman Field Wednesday.

March 2015

Panthers settle for split with Redmond

The South Medford baseball team picked up a 7-0 win over Redmond before coming up just short in a 5-4, nine-inning loss during nonleague action at Harry & David Field on Friday.

The Panthers hit into a double play with the bases loaded and...

Cavemen edge Comets in opener

GRANTS PASS — Grants Pass junior Cody Ekwall struck out eight, walked two and allowed five hits in leading the Cavemen to a 2-1 victory over Crater in the season opener for both baseball teams Wednesday at Grants Pass...

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District plans to separate North-South dates

If you are a North Medford or South Medford basketball fan, for decades you’ve had to choose whether to attend the boys game or the girls...