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North's Ulrey, Westfall shine at nationals

North Medford High School wrestlers Dillon Ulrey and Wyatt Westfall turned in a solid showing over the past weekend during national tournaments in Missouri and Nebraska.

Competing in the Brute Nationals in Independence, Mo., Ulrey...

North’s Berman boasts unique perfect record

Plenty of North Medford and South Medford athletes can say they never lost a game in their cross-town rivalry, but few — if any — can top Josh Berman when it comes to Black and Blue Game lore.

A senior third baseman/pitcher at...

McCoy revels in state title

McCoy revels in state title

PORTLAND — For every day of his high school life, Eagle Point senior James McCoy had a constant reminder of what he had yet to achieve.

Thanks to his efforts on Saturday, now he’ll have an even better reminder after his name goes...

State Wrestling Results

Class 6A

TEAM SCORES (Top 10) — Roseburg 234, David Douglas 170, North Medford 116, McMinnville 111, Glencoe 92, Sunset 87, Sprague 85, Century 64.5, Barlow 64, West Linn 59.5.

OTHER LOCAL SCORES — Grants...

Twice as nice

Twice as nice

PORTLAND — Given the way things are going these days, North Medford’s wrestlers better hope head coach Phillip Lopez doesn’t hire many heavyweight assistants.

For the second year in a row, North Medford crowned an individual...

Crater, North lead charge at state

Crater, North lead charge at state

PORTLAND — Crater was perfect, North Medford nearly duplicated the feat and Phoenix wasn’t far off Friday during their respective quarterfinals at the wrestling state tournament here at the Memorial Coliseum.

With the clutch...

5A title chase expects to be tight

Given how deep and balanced the field is for this weekend’s Class 5A wrestling state tournament, it all could come down to which school is able to get on a roll and finish in the finals.

Eagle Point head coach Kacey McNulty knows a few...

Stepping Up

Stepping Up

CENTRAL POINT — Maybe it all came a little too easy for Nate Walters, he’s not really sure.

As a freshman at Crater High, Walters placed fifth at the Class 6A state tournament to wrap up a wrestling season in which his older...

Tornado out to prove itself at state

Wading through a wrestling conference dominated by top-ranked Roseburg, which has won six of the last eight Class 6A state titles, staying confident can be challenging.

Runner-up North crowns four champs in SWC

GRANTS PASS — North Medford put its best foot forward Saturday but it simply wasn’t enough to derail Roseburg in the Indians' bid for yet another Southwest Conference district championship at Grants Pass High.

The Black Tornado...

February 2015

North second entering SWC semifinals

GRANTS PASS — The North Medford wrestling team advanced 12 into today's semifinals with quarterfinal victories during the opening day of the Southwest Conference district championships at Grants Pass High Friday.

Area hopefuls set sights on state

After taking a backseat to the Class 5A and 4A district wrestling championships one week ago, the Class 6A, 3A and 2A/1A district meets will take place this weekend to qualify wrestlers for next week’s state tournament in...

Eagles land district title
Eagles land district title

CENTRAL POINT — High school wrestling rankings can be a pretty inexact science, and Eagle Point’s program put that into perspective on Saturday in the Class 5A Special District 3 championships.

Rated as the eighth-best team at the...

Pirates advance six to state

COOS BAY — Six Phoenix wrestlers punched their tickets to state during Class 4A Special District 3 action at Marshfield High on Saturday.

The Pirates' Richard Orndorff earned an injury-default victory over teammate Cedar King in the...

Phoenix opens strong at District 3 tourney

COOS BAY — Phoenix advanced six wrestlers into today’s semifinals with four others hopeful of nabbing a state-tournament bid in the consolation portion of the bracket at the 12-team Class 4A District 3 tournament at Marshfield High...

Phoenix opens strong at District 3 tourney

COOS BAY — Phoenix advanced six wrestlers into today’s semifinals with four others hopeful of nabbing a state-tournament bid in the consolation portion of the bracket at the 12-team Class 4A District 3 tournament at Marshfield High...

Butte Falls wrestlers triumph

BUTTE FALLS — Butte Falls had seven winners, including six by fall, in a five-school wrestling match Monday.

The other schools were Bonanza, Chiloquin, Gilchrist and Hosanna Christian.

For the Loggers, Isaac Tiry (126 pounds) pinned...

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...

Comets hang on for victory over Eagles

CENTRAL POINT — After claiming the first four matches to begin its Midwestern League dual with Eagle Point, the Crater wrestling team looked to be in complete control on Thursday.

The Eagles, however, rose to challenge the Comets but came...

Eagles down Grizzlies in league dual

ASHLAND — The Eagle Point wrestling team downed Ashland, 47-24, in a Midwestern League dual on Wednesday.

Chance McMullin (106 pounds), Ivan Valle (120), Nabor Garcia (126), Dalton James (132), Damian Gonzalez (138) and Parker Anderson...

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

North Medford grinds out win over GP

GRANTS PASS — In a matchup of the Class 6A’s highest ranked 220-pounders, Grants Pass got the upper hand but the North Medford wrestling team collected eight victories to sew up a 45-27 Southwest Conference dual meet victory at Grants...

College women to compete at Crater Classic

The Crater Classic wrestling tournament will provide a twist Saturday with a women's college match mixed in.

Southwestern Oregon Community College, in Coos Bay and featuring freshman Sadie Bailey, a former standout athlete at Ashland High, will...

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...

Challengers fall shy in wrestling

Max Valle scored a pair of decisions for Cascade Christian in a pair of dual-meet matchups with La Pine and Illinois Valley on Tuesday at Cascade Christian High.

La Pine won the matchup 48-15, while Illinois Valley topped the Challengers 40-3 in...

Crater's Walters falls in TOC finals
Crater's Walters falls in TOC finals

Crater's Nate Walters just couldn't muster enough offense in the 145-pound finals at the Reser's Tournament of Champions Saturday at Liberty High in Hillsboro.

The top-seeded Walters fell behind 2-0 in the first period and scored an escape point...

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,...

Crater's Walters shines at Reser's TOC

HILLSBORO — Crater senior Nate Walters had an impressive opening day en route to a spot in the semifinals at the Reser's Tournament of Champions Friday at Liberty High.

Teammates Zeth Brower and Jason Comer join Walters into today's...

Comets pin down Eagles
Comets pin down Eagles

EAGLE POINT — Even with a full lineup, Eagle Point head coach Kacey McNulty knew his team was in for a challenge Wednesday night as the Eagles renewed their rivalry with Crater in Midwestern League wrestling.

With a handful of starters...

Hornets down Pirates in Skyline dual

KLAMATH FALLS — The Henley wrestling team used its depth to down Phoenix, 62-9, in the Skyline Conference dual on Wednesday.

Cedar King (138 pounds) earned a 9-8 decision and Trace Vega (195) pinned Will Conrad for the Pirates (5-3, 2-1...

Eagles stave off GP for tourney title

EAGLE POINT — Host Eagle Point crowned two champions and had nine wrestlers in all advance to the championship finals in Saturday’s 15-team Eagle Point Invitational.

North, Crater advance at Oregon Classic

REDMOND — The North Medford wrestling team went undefeated in duals Friday in the Oregon Wrestling Classic at Redmond High School. As a result, the Black Tornado advanced to today’s Class 6A semifinals while Crater, which finished 3-1 in...

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...

North falls short
North falls short

North Medford head coach Phillip Lopez was hoping his team would be able to catch up to Class 6A wrestling power Roseburg at some point.

Wednesday night was not that time.

Roseburg proved just how vast the gap is between the Nos. 1 and 2...

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.

South...

Crater, South open strong at Nor Cal

ANDERSON, Calif. — Crater advanced six wrestlers into today’s semifinals for a strong start on Friday at the Nor Cal “Beast in the North” tournament.

The Rogue Valley produced some of the top performers on the opening...

Haugen's big game spurs RVA

Trevor Haugen powered Rogue Valley Adventist with 32 points and 12 rebounds as the host Red Tail Hawks rolled over North Lake, 71-46, in Mountain Valley League boys basketball Thursday.

Rogue Valley Adventist (9-4, 2-1 MVL) outscored North Lake...

North, South sweep wrestling duals

North Medford and South Medford each swept their counterparts in a wrestling dual matchup with Sheldon and South Eugene in Southwest Conference action Wednesday night.

The Black Tornado secured a 69-0 victory over South Eugene behind a host of...

Setzer, Comets cruise in league opener

CENTRAL POINT — Senior post Courtney Setzer recorded 21 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals to lead a balanced Crater attack as the Comets downed North Eugene, 65-41, in the Midwestern League girls basketball opener on...

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

South drops tourney finale to Chaminade

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Typically, two straight losses wouldn’t equate to success in much of anything, let alone basketball.

The South Medford girls basketball team, however, stayed with two of the country’s top eight schools in...

No. 1 Dayton pulls away late against St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s battled undefeated Dayton tough but the Pirates pulled away in the final period to post a 50-35 nonconference boys basketball victory at the Crusaders gym Tuesday.

“We battled with them for three quarters,” said...

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.

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...

Crater, North strong at Coast Classic

NORTH BEND — Crater senior wrestler Nate Walters captured the 145-pound North Bend Coast Classic title after pinning Illinois Valley senior Logan Miller in 2 minutes, 40 seconds at North Bend High on Saturday.

The Comets had a strong...

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...

Crater freshman pulls upset at tourney

NORTH BEND — Crater freshman Logan Meek pulled a stunning upset by defeating second-seeded Eric Miller of Illinois Valley in the quarterfinals during the first day of the North Bend Coast Classic Friday.

The 30-school wrestling tournament...

Panthers roll to dual victories

South Medford rolled to a couple of nonconference dual wrestling victories Thursday, downing visiting Ashland, 66-18, and Klamath Union, 60-22.

Moses Jackson was the lone South Medford wrestler to record to falls. He pinned Ashland’s Sam...

North crowns four champs in victory

OREGON CITY — The North Medford wrestling team won the 18-team Oregon City Invitational behind a strong all-around showing at Oregon City High on Saturday.

Panthers skate past Comets

Tyler Hanson had four goals and one assist to help guide the South Medford hockey team to a season-opening 10-2 win over Crater at The RRRink on Wednesday.

Kyle Lund had two goals and one assist, Katelyn Hanson one goal and two assists and Nolan...

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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...