JOEL TAKARSH for the Daily Courier Grants Pass' Casey Park (19) scuffles with North Medford's Kathryn Anders for a ball in the Southern Oregon Conference tournament semifinals on Thursday at Mel Ingram Field.
By Ehsan Kassim of the Daily Courier
If you put Jazmine Campbell in a corner, good things happen for the Grants Pass girls soccer team.
The junior picked up assists on two corner kicks in a 4-1 victory for the Cavers over North Medford in the Southern Oregon Conference tournament semifinals on Thursday at Mel Ingram Field.
"She does a great job with the corner kicks," Grants Pass coach Aaron Cubic said. "Good teams are able to convert those corner kicks." Read More »
Courtesy Medford BLM Medford Bureau of Land Management employees Molly Allen (left) and Tabitha Olson, post signs for self-guided Table Rocks hikes at a rest stop on the trail. The popular guided tours are being reimagined to avoid groups this year. The "Signs of Spring," will be changed each month, April to June, for different types of hikes, leading off with poetry and geology in April.
By Edith Decker of the Daily Courier
Few regional hikes are better known than the Upper Table Rock and Lower Table Rock in Jackson County.
The flat-topped formations, rising from the valley floor with the river at their feet have been luring visitors for centuries. Read More »
After having two of his Final Four teams lose in the first round, Hugh Gillis thought his bracket in the Daily Courier's Pick 'N' Roll contest, sponsored by Affordable Truck & RV, was destined to lose.
But the Grants Pass resident correctly picked Baylor to beat Gonzaga in Monday's NCAA men's basketball championship, giving him the most points in the Pick 'N' Roll contest and the $250 grand prize.
Gillis won because many entrants chose Gonzaga to win the title and few picked Baylor.
"I like to go with the underdog," he said. "I liked the way (Baylor) played. I saw them a couple times this season. They play great defense."
Gillis also got a little lucky that almost no one picked the first-round upsets that derailed two of his Final Four picks, Texas and San Diego State.
"After they lost, I figured I was out of it," he said.
But Gillis, unlike nearly every other entrant in the contest, correctly picked Oregon State to make it to the Elite Eight.
"I'm a Beaver believer," he said. "I'm one of those guys always wearing the OSU hat.”
Gillis won the contest with 395 points out of a possible 595. Pick 'N' Roll entrants receive points for each correct pick they make in the tournament.
Tex Goldfein of Medford finished second with 385 points, and Bill Cowell of Rogue River was third with 380. All of the top three chose Baylor to win the title.
Whether you're about to head out on a road trip or just want to see what the weather's like in the mountains, thedailycourier.com's Trip Check page is for you. Check out the latest pictures from Webcams throughout our region, all on one page that we've custom designed for Southern Oregonians, using Oregon Department of Transportation cameras.
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The mountains circling Grants Pass can feel like old friends that we see every day. But how much do you know about them? Ever wonder what those mountains are called, and why? The Daily Courier has compiled names and their origins, along with other information, for most of them within sight in an interactive project.
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Many entertainment venues are closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Some events are being held online. All are subject to last-minute re-scheduling due to ever-changing measures to help control the spread of the coronavirus.