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Tough customer: North Medford's Tyren Wolfe shines despite rigorous load

Tough customer: North Medford's Tyren Wolfe shines despite rigorous load

EUGENE — The wear and tear showed on Tyren Wolfe. He knew it would.

Hickman, Monroe, Pirates claim titles

Hickman, Monroe, Pirates claim titles

EUGENE — You wouldn't think a thrower and a distance runner would have much in common.

But it's apparent Ashland's Emma Hickman and Crater's Andy Monroe share a flair for the dramatic.

Each claimed titles — Hickman, a Grizzly...

Monroe, Vail go 1-2 in state 3,000

Monroe, Vail go 1-2 in state 3,000

EUGENE — Best friends do a lot of things together.

Crater buds Andy Monroe and Walter Vail decided to stage a race to the finish in front of boisterous fans at Hayward Field Friday in the Class 5A state track and field...

Crusaders rule

Crusaders rule

EUGENE — Marissa Dobry had not heard of Rosa Gutierrez.

Until, that is, the St. Mary's senior shattered Gutierrez's 1,500-meter record — which had been in place for 36 years — at the Class 3A state track and field...

Record run

Record run

EUGENE — Marissa Dobry got in a little extra work in preparation for the Class 3A state track and field championships.

She hiked Pilot Rock and Grizzly Peak.

"My quads are still a little sore," said the St. Mary's senior. "I went...

5 athletes to watch

5 athletes to watch

A host of local high school track and field athletes have put up outstanding times and marks this spring. Now they take their talents to the big show: the three-day state-meet extravaganza at Hayward Field in Eugene.

North's Wolfe signs with NAU

North Medford announced a handful of collegiate signings Wednesday, highlighted by the decision of senior sprint champion Tyren Wolfe to join the Division I Northern Arizona track and field program.

Wolfe, who will look to defend his 100-meter...

PREP TRACK RESULTS

SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE

At South Medford High

BOYS

TEAM SCORES: Sheldon 191, Grants Pass 121, North Medford 101, Thurston 63, South Medford 55, South Eugene 50, Roseburg 43.5, Willamette 33.5

100 — 1, Tyren...

St. Mary’s wins boys, girls SCL titles

Things went as planned for St. Mary’s at the Southern Cascade League Track and Field Championships.

The Crusaders scored big and defended their boys and girls team titles in the district meet Saturday at St. Mary’s High. Cascade...

Winning ways

Winning ways

For someone who hadn't competed in a month, South Medford high jumper Josh Washington had an ambitious goal.

In his return from a knee strain, Washington sought to break his school record during the Southwest Conference Track and Field...

May 2016

Phoenix's Nash pulls upset at Skyline meet

KLAMATH FALLS — Phoenix freshman Anna Nash pulled a big surprise with a big leap during the first of two days at the Skyline Conference track and field meet Friday at Mazama High.

Nash won the girls long jump with a mark of 17 feet,...

South’s Miles wins third straight SWC title

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...

Meads reels in win
Meads reels in win

EAGLE POINT — It's too early for Dominic Meads to put out the "Gone Fishin'" sign.

He still has work to do.

The Ashland High senior track and field thrower was hard at it Thursday on the first day of the Midwestern League...

Davis paces Challengers to district crown
Davis paces Challengers to district crown

Cascade Christian stormed back behind Max Davis’ 3-under-par 69 to capture the 36-hole Class 3A/2A/1A District 4 boys golf tournament Friday at Centennial Golf Club.

Wolfe turns in historic day at GP Rotary
Wolfe turns in historic day at GP Rotary

GRANT PASS — Tyren Wolfe's spectacular track season spiked considerably Saturday at the 67th annual Grants Pass Rotary meet.

The North Medford senior sprinter ripped off the fifth-fastest time in Oregon prep history in the 100 meters,...

April 2016

Crater's Jordan Monroe sixth in elite mile

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.

North girls rout Roseburg in SWC meet

North Medford’s girls track and field team put on quite a show Wednesday in Southwest Conference action at Bowerman Field, with the host Black Tornado winning 14 of the 17 events in a 103-38 win over Roseburg.

North’s boys...

Eagles, Pirates athletes win at Lithia Invite

KLAMATH FALLS — The Eagle Point boys claimed third as a team and the Phoenix girls were fourth at the 23-school Lithia Track and Field Invitational at Mazama High on Saturday.

McQueen (Nevada) captured the boys and girls crowns, with the...

Next wave of stars
Next wave of stars

They say records are made to be broken, but what Crater sophomore Andy Monroe was able to accomplish Friday in the 17th annual Bob Newland Track and Field Classic was special enough to create quite a buzz at South Medford High.

Monroe not only...

Crater boys, EP girls prevail in meet

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...

Speed to burn
Speed to burn

Tyren Wolfe said he felt pretty good heading into Saturday’s prestigious Oregon Relays at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus.

After his four events, the North Medford senior sprinter’s feelings turned from pretty good...

RCC good fit for Vail
RCC good fit for Vail

The college plans of many local athletes came to light last week during national letter-of-intent signing day.

One of the more intriguing announcements came from Crater distance runner Walter Vail, a two-time state champion.

Rather than...

Wolfe sets North record at Relays

EUGENE — North Medford senior sprinter Tyren Wolfe thrived in the spotlight of the Oregon Relays track and field meet at Hayward Field to pace a host of locals competing Saturday.

Wolfe, the defending Class 6A boys 100-meter dash...

Setting the pace
Setting the pace

CENTRAL POINT — The third time was a charm for Andy Monroe.

Competing in only his third high school outdoor 800-meter run, the Crater sophomore dazzled the home fans in the 42nd annual Crater Track and Field Classic Saturday at Dutch...

Dobry captures 3,000 meters at Oregon Relays

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...

Tornado breezes by Cavemen

The weather didn’t cooperate but that didn’t slow North Medford’s boys and girls track and field teams on Wednesday as the Black Tornado swept by Grants Pass in Southwest Conference action at Bowerman Field.

Facing wind...

Good Sign
Good Sign

With eight beaming faces propped up behind a long row of tables decorated by college pendants Wednesday morning, a group of St. Mary’s High senior athletes offered up a picturesque moment to prove you can achieve your collegiate dreams...

Crater pair victorious at Roseburg Twilight

ROSEBURG — Crater High’s sister and brother combination of senior Jordan Monroe and sophomore Andy Monroe captured victories in the girls and boys 1,500-meter run at the 17-school non-scoring Jim Robinson Twilight Invitational...

Penn propels Ashland over Crater

CENTRAL POINT — Shashi Penn’s versatility was on full display Wednesday for Ashland in its track and field duel with Crater at Dutch Meyer Stadium.

Penn picked up individual wins in the 200-meter dash, javelin and long jump as...

North’s Schireman thrives in track return
North’s Schireman thrives in track return

Like so many other senior athletes, North Medford basketball standout Brian Schireman could’ve easily sat back and soaked up the sun for his final term in high school.

South girls earn SWC sweep

EUGENE — The South Medford girls tennis team improved to 5-0 with a sweep of South Eugene and Sheldon during Southwest Conference play Saturday.

The Panthers blanked the Axemen, 8-0, and topped the Irish, 7-1.

Top-seeded singles...

Record Day at 62nd Medford Rotary Relays
Record Day at 62nd Medford Rotary Relays

Seven records were broken and one new team award gained resounding approval to highlight the 62nd Medford Rotary Relays at North Medford High’s Bowerman Field Saturday.

March 2016

Washington sets South record as North sweeps

Josh Washington stole the show for the South Medford track and field team but it was North Medford’s overall depth that won out in the end in Southwest Conference action Wednesday at South Medford High.

Washington broke the school record...

South’s Fisher posts low score at RVCC Invite

South Medford’s Reese Fisher garnered medalist honors and Grants Pass had three of the top five individuals to grab the boys team title at the Rogue Valley Country Club Invitational Tuesday.

Fisher, a Panther junior, shot a three-over par...

North’s Greenwade commits to SOU track

North Medford senior Savannah Greenwade signed a letter of intent to run track for Southern Oregon University on Thursday in a ceremony at North Medford High.

Greenwade has placed second at the Class 6A state meet in the 400 meters in the past...

Tornado opens with softball victory

North Medford collected 14 hits over five innings and upended McNary, 15-5 in five innings, in a nonleague softball season opener Wednesday at U.S. Cellular.

McNary, eliminated the Black Tornado in the first round of the state playoffs last...

Challengers drop baseball opener to Henley

First-game jitters got the best of Cascade Christian early on and an attempt at a comeback against visiting Henley fell short in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s baseball season opener at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

The Challengers...

Crater golfers tie for second

BANDON — McKenna Saunders shot the third-lowest round on the afternoon, helping the Crater girls golf team nab a share of second place in the Marshfield Invitational at Bandon Trails on Monday .

Originally slated to be an 18-hole...

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Challengers make it back on top in softball

Winning the Southern Cascade League title seemed like a pretty bold goal this spring considering the recent history of the Cascade Christian...