JR Chieftain Wrestlers Win Three Titles

Of the six wrestlers on Rogue River Jr./Sr. High eighth-grade team, five placed with a pair of champions, two second-place finishers, and a third-place wrestler at the Southern Oregon Middle School Athletic Conference (SOMSAC) Eighth Grade Championships at Eagle Point High School on Wed., Feb. 21. Add to that a[Read More…]

Solid Participation In Backyard Bird Count

Nearly 10,000 people in Oregon and Washington submitted checklists in the Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 16-19. Participants have until March 1 to report what they saw, but the numbers aren’t expected to change much. As of earlier this week, organizers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon and Birds[Read More…]

Whipp Sixth At State

Injuries and illness can happen at the worst time, even at the time you want to shine the most. Jayden Whipp, one of the few seniors on the Rogue River Jr. Sr. High boys’ wrestling and the only one with the distinction of having qualified for state as a freshman[Read More…]

Far West League Honors

Some good came from the recent Rogue River Jr. Sr. High boys’ basketball team’s season that just ended two weeks ago. Senior Seth Stevens was a Second-team selection when the Far West League named its all-league teams last week. Additionally, Jacob Stockman was named to the FWL’s All-Defensive team. Stockman[Read More…]

Jaramillo Finishes Fourth

One Jaramillo sister hands the torch to the other as senior Lilliyan Jaramillo reached the semifinals at the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A State Girls’ Wrestling finals in Portland and takes fourth place, Sophomore sister Delilah Jaramillo got to experience a state wrestling meet for the first time, going 0-2 at 155 pounds[Read More…]

New Leadership In Marine Reserves Program

Dr. Sarah Klain, the Oregon Marine Reserves Program’s new human dimensions project leader, began her career 21 years ago interviewing commercial fishermen before the reserves had even been established. A former Utah State University professor of ecosystem services, Klain will be focused on if and how marine reserves have impacted[Read More…]

Middle School Girls’ Basketball Season Ends

The Rogue River middle school-level girls’ basketball teams ended their seasons at home with games against the Medford-based Sacred Heart/Madrone Trail co-op teams. The Junior Chieftain varsity lost 33-16, and the junior varsity lost 11-8. The Junior Chieftain varsity fell to 1-7 with its loss, but the team averaged 16.2[Read More…]

Jaramillo Sisters Qualify For State

Lilliyan Jaramillo was hoping for some company for her expected senior wrestling trip to Portland as a third-time state qualifier. Who better than her younger sister, Delilah? Lilliyan and Delilah, a sophomore, were Rogue River’s qualifiers at the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A District 2 Girls’ Wrestling Championships at Cottage Grove Fri.-Sat., Feb.[Read More…]