Rogue Sports Update, Friday, July 26 – Pacific Rim Bowl, Mustangs, Rogues, Sports Physicals Sports Update!

Nuclear Weapons are History. The Future is in Football.

Friday night, July 26th, you have the opportunity to be part of a tradition. 31 years in the making, the Pacific Rim Bowl is a celebration of unity and friendship between Japan and the US; after one of history’s darkest days. Ashland High School football players welcomed the Japanese All-Stars on Sunday.

Tonight the Pacific Rim Bowl will kick off at 7:30 at Ashland High School. Gates open at 6 p.m. for the hall of fame ceremony at 7; in recognition of the progression of friendship in the years since the devastation in Hiroshima.

Discount Sports Physicals are coming up at South – The whole Community is Welcome!

If your student athlete needs a sports physical ahead of the 2019-2020 season; South Medford High has you covered. August 10th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the South High commons, your student can get the required exam for only $10.

English and Spanish flyers are available on the Medford School district website and will also be available on sight. Your athlete needs to be dressed in shorts, tee shirt and sneakers. Cash and Checks accepted only.

It’s the season – Soccer Camps coming up Next Week for the Rogue Valley Timbers Programs

Shout out to sideline parents and families: Tiny Timbers, Timber Juniors and Technical Timbers camps are all starting next week! U.S. Cellular fields will also be the site of a charged up camp for your competitive players.

Preschool through kindergarten kiddos can attend Tiny Timbers 1 hour a day, for 4 days. Timber Juniors will see two hours of skilled instruction each of the 4 days. For your long-range players, Technical Timbers will take players born 2010-2012 through trainings 2 hours each Tuesday and Thursday; through August 22nd. All the info is available on

American Legion State Baseball Tournament See Mustangs in Play

American Legion teams, including the Medford Mustangs will arrive for a pre-tournament banquet tonight for the Oregon State “AAA” American Legion Championships at Kiger Stadium in Klamath Falls.

Here is a schedule of the first day’s action on Saturday:

Game 1: Hillsboro (30-9) vs. Eugene (35-12), 10:00 am

Game 2: Salem (29-15) vs. Beaverton (24-8), 1:00 pm

Game 3: Willamette Valley (27-13-1) vs. Dallas (29-10), 4:00 pm

Game 4: Medford (29-22) vs. Klamath Falls (6-31), 7:00 pm

Tim Lopes waited seven years to get to the Major Leagues, then wound up lasting just six innings in his first start for the Mariners after getting hit in the head by a 91 mph fastball earlier in the contest.

But the 25-year-old provided a nice spark in his initial foray for Seattle, scoring a pair of runs in the Mariners’ 10-2 victory over the Tigers on Thursday night at T-Mobile Park.

Lopes got the call from Triple-A Tacoma this week after Dee Gordon went on the 10-day injured list with a strained quadricep muscle in his left leg. With top second-base prospect Shed Long sidelined by a broken finger, Lopes is getting an opportunity and hopes to make the most of it.

Television cameras caught an emotional moment with his mom and dad prior to his MLB debut on Wednesday when he was a ninth-inning defensive replacement and Lopes was greeted by a loud ovation from the Mariners’ crowd when he came to the plate for his first at-bat on Thursday.

Major League Baseball Scores (from Thursday, July 25)

Baltimore Orioles10Final
Los Angeles Angels8(16)
WTanner Scott (1-0)
LGriffin Canning (3-6)
SStevie Wilkerson (1)
New York Yankees3Final
Boston Red Sox19
WRick Porcello (9-7)
LMasahiro Tanaka (7-6)
Minnesota Twins10Final
Chicago White Sox3
WJose Berrios (9-5)
LLucas Giolito (11-5)
Cleveland Indians5Final
Kansas City Royals4(14)
WNick Goody (2-0)
LBrian Flynn (2-2)
SA.J. Cole (1)
San Diego Padres0Final
New York Mets4
WJacob deGrom (6-7)
LEric Lauer (5-8)
Texas Rangers11Final
Oakland Athletics3
WAriel Jurado (6-6)
LBrett Anderson (9-6)
St. Louis Cardinals6Final
Pittsburgh Pirates3
WMiles Mikolas (7-10)
LJoe Musgrove (7-9)
Detroit Tigers2Final
Seattle Mariners10
WWade LeBlanc (6-3)
LDrew VerHagen (1-1)
Colorado Rockies8Final
Washington Nationals7
WJairo Diaz (3-2)
LFernando Rodney (0-4)
SWade Davis (15)

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