Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tess and South Medford Win Nike Title

CLIFF PFENNING,, December 31, 2011

"This is a gigantic win for us," South Medford senior post Tess Picknell said. "Oregon City has been a powerhouse in this state for a long time and we just beat them. (More...)

Jerry, Ulmer,, December 30, 2011

Tess Picknell added 12 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots (More...)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Tess and South Medford Advance

Jerry Ulmer,, December 28, 2011

South Medford senior post Tess Picknell had 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots despite sitting the entire second quarter with three fouls. (More...), December 30, 2011

Tess Picknell grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked three shots to go with five points. (More...)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tess's first round game stories, December 27, 2011

South Medford's 6-5 post, Tess Picknell, scored 14 points to go with eight rebounds and five blocked shots (More...)

Jerry Ulmer,, December 27, 2011

South Medford appears to have the ingredients for a championship contender. They have experienced and steady guards, athletic and explosive wings and a dominant interior presence in 6-foot-5 senior Tess Picknell, a prolific shot-blocker who has signed with Stanford. (More...)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Aly's St. Joseph girls basketball team captures 2011 CIF State Championship

Andrew Masuda,, December 22, 2011

The C.I.F. State championship run by the St. Joseph High girls basketball team with Aly Beebe is the third nominee for the top local sports story of 2011 on KSBY Sports. (More...)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

St. Joseph may not dominate PAC 7 without injured standout Beebe

Chhun Sun,, December 18, 2011

St. Joseph High’s Aly Beebe, a Stanford-bound center who can dunk, tore her ACL in a game for her club team. This news created a ripple effect, sending the message that a new champion could be on the rise. (More...)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tess and South Medford rolls to 6-0

Kris Henry,, December 17, 2011

Stanford-bound senior post Tess Picknell had eight points, eight rebounds, seven blocks and four assists in minutes limited by South's comfortable early advantage. (More...)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Girls basketball preview: Tess's South Medford

Jerry Ulmer,, December 16, 2011

Tess Picknell, South Medford: The 6-5, Stanford-bound senior averaged 4.9 blocks last season, including games of 13 and 11 blocks. (More...)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Girls basketball: Tess Picknell, South Medford knock off Westview, 87-55

Mike Richman,, December 06, 2011

6-foot-5 senior post and Stanford womens basketball signee, Tess Picknell talks about the new talent on the reloaded Panthers, their up-tempo playing style, and her decision to sign with Stanford. (More...)

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Tess and Panthers make statement in rout, December 4, 2011

Tess Picknell each scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. (More...)

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Tess and South Medford stays perfect, December 3, 2011

Senior post Tess Picknell added 15 points and 10 rebounds, (More...)

Friday, December 02, 2011

Tess Picknell and the South Medford basketball team prevailed, December 2, 2011

Picknell, a 6-foot-5 senior who has signed with Stanford, turned in a strong defensive effort against Springfield (More...)

Monday, November 14, 2011

No surprise: Beebe signs with Stanford

Kenny Cress,, November 9, 2011

St. Joseph senior Aly Beebe, with her parents Greg and Rochell, wore Stanford University apparel as she signed her letter of intent Wednesday. Beebe played varsity basketball all four years of high school and hopes to study business in college. (More...)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Knight to Remember: Beebe signs letter of intent to Stanford

Andrew Masuda ,, November 9, 2011

Video-Aly Beebe signed a national letter of intent to Stanford. (More...)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Picknell picks Stanford

Dan Jones,, November 10, 2011

South Medford senior Tess Picknell signs a letter of intent on Wednesday to play basketball for Stanford University next season. (More...)

More Signing Day, November 10, 2011

"We are very proud to welcome Alyson and Tess to the Stanford women's basketball family," VanDerveer said. (More...)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Stanford Women's Basketball Signs Two To National Letters Of Intent, November 9, 2011

Tara VanDerveer announced the signing of Alyson Beebe and Tess Picknell to NLIs Wednesday (More...), November 9, 2010

Stanford Women's signings (More...)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bonnie-McDonald's All American

Here's a photo from this years McDonald's All American Girls game courtesy of Dan Wiley, Bonnie's coach.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bonnie and Erica Make All State Teams

Steve Galluzo,, May 13, 2011

Bonnie named to first team and Erica named to second team. (More...)

Monday, May 09, 2011

Amber Named to Parade All American Team

Rick Cantu,, May 9, 2011

Stanford signee Amber Orrange, a 5-7 guard from Houston Westbury Christian, was among 40 players on Parade Magazine's 35th annual All-America High School Girls Basketball Team, which will be published Sunday. (More...)

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Bonnie's High School Number Retired

Steve Fryer,, May 3, 2011

Edison retired the uniform number of All-County basketball standout Bonnie Samuelson (No. 41). (More...)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Q&A with Amber

Jenny Dial,, April 22, 2011

Player of the year Amber Orrange continues two traditions — on-court excellence and a familiar college choice for area stars

Q&A with Westbury Christian senior Amber Orrange (More...)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

California Girl

Jacob Laxen,, April 2, 2011

Greenfield looks ahead to Stanford after storied career at Ballard (More...)

Friday, April 01, 2011

Samuelson earns top CIF honor, March 30, 2011

Bonnie Samuelson, who will play next year at Stanford, is in Chicago this week for the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game.

Samuelson arrived Saturday in Chicago and is slated to return to Huntington Beach on Thursday. She said the whirlwind experience has been nothing short of "amazing."

On Monday she finished second in the girls' three-point shooting contest. (More...), March 31, 2011

Photo gallery from the McDonald's All American Game. Bonnie's photo #5, Amber's photo #42. (More...)

Taylor Greenfield to play in all-star game Saturday

John Naughton,, April 1, 2011

Ballard of Huxley's Taylor Greenfield will play in Saturday's Nike Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-American girls’ basketball game. (More...)

Erica to play in All-Star game in Livermore tonight, April 1, 2011

The first Hoops4Girls All-Star basketball game gets underway tonight at 6 at Las Positas College in Livermore.

Future college players include Erica Payne ... (More...)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bonnie selected to 2010-11 Orange County All-County Basketball Team

Jonathan Khamis,, March 29, 2011

Click here for story, slide show and video.

Naismith honors Jasmine Camp

Christopher Yale Smith,, March 29, 2011

Camp was selected as the Metro Atlanta High School Girl’s Player of the Year, not because she is a prolific scorer. Instead, she is a complete player - a leader, on and off the court, able to consistently nail three-point shots and create steals on defense. (More...)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Berkeley gets Erica in foul trouble, wins NorCal Final

Adam Berke,, March 19, 2011

Berkeley 68, Carondelet 57

The other key to Berkeley’s record 10th NorCal championship, was its ability to get Payne in foul trouble and off her game.

Payne recorded her fourth foul with over six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and finished with seven points and seven rebounds. (More...)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Erica to play for Northern California Division I title

Stephanie Hammon,, March 18, 2011

Erica plays for NorCal Division I girls title, No. 1 Berkeley vs. No. 2 Carondelet, Saturday, 6 p.m., Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento. (More...)

Atlanta Tipoff Club announces winners of basketball awards

Michael Carvell,, March 18, 2011

Senior Jasmine Camp (Chamblee High School) was named as a 2011 Metro Atlanta Basketball Player of the Year. (More...)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Erica helps Carondelet advance to NorCal Finals

Adam Berke,, March 13, 2011

All eyes on are on a fourth and final showdown between Carondelet and Berkeley for a chance to play in the state championship game.

Stanford-bound Erica Payne struggled with foul trouble, but still managed nine points and a couple blocks. (More...)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Amber leads Westbury Christian to third straight TAPPS title

Jenny Dial,, March 5, 2011

The Wildcats defeated Concordia Lutheran 68-48 and were led by McDonalds All-American Amber Orrange’s 26 points. (More...)

Erica stars for Carondelet in NCS Title Game Against Berkeley

Kyle Bonagura,, March 5, 2011

The Cougars didn't hit a shot from the field in the final seven minutes of Friday's 55-53 loss to Berkeley in the NCS title game.

The Star: Carondelet's Erica Payne led the Cougars with 13 points. (More...)

Bonnie puts 'ridiculous' ending on championship game

Carlos Arias,, March 4, 2011

Edison's Bonnie Samuelson celebrates with teammates after making the shot that gave the Chargers a 45-44 victory over Troy in the CIF-SS Division 1A championship game on Thursday. Check out the OCVarsity Hot Shots slide show for Thursday to see all of the photos from this game. (More...)

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Friday, March 04, 2011

Samuelson delivers CIF win

Mike Sciacca,, March 4, 2011

Edison High's Bonnie Samuelson screams after stealing an inbounds pass and hitting the winning shot with two seconds remaining to lift the Chargers to a 45-44 victory over Troy in the CIF Southern Section Division I-A girls' basketball championship game at Anaheim Arena on Thursday night. (More...)

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Bonnie's shot wins Division 1A Title for Edison

Steve Galluzzo,, March 3, 2011

Instead, the inbounds pass was tipped and controlled by Edison senior Bonnie Samuelson, who whirled and released an off-balance 15-foot jump shot to the left of the basket that dropped through the hoop just before the final buzzer and the top-seeded Chargers escaped with a 45-44 victory. (More...)

Ballard is upset in semifinal despite Taylor's efforts

Jacob Laxen,, March 3, 2011

Ballard’s Taylor Greenfield fights through physical defense during the first half of the Bombers’ semifinal loss to the Lady Knights.

Greenfield had 16 points, but Ballard fell by a 56-42 score. (More...)

Amber is one of Westbury's powerful trio

George Watson,, March 3, 2011

The Lady Wildcats boast Division I signees Amber Orrange (Stanford) ... (More...)

Erica stars for Carondelet in semifinals

Stephanie Hammon,, March 2, 2011

Erica Payne, who had 14 of her points in the second half, also had 11 rebounds, four blocks and four steals. (More...)

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

More articles about Taylor's efforts in Iowa State tournament

Girls basketball: Top-ranked Bombers pull away in second half

Dan Wright,, March 1, 2011

“I knew in my head that Greenfield was coming out in the second half and was going to try to take over the game,” Roberts said. “She did. She’s the best player in the state for a reason.” (More...)

GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL: Trojans challenge but can’t stop Bombers

Ross Thede,, March 2, 2011

Greenfield scored her team's high point total for the 20th time this season, doing most of the damage when the Bombers needed it most. (More...)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Taylor helps Ballard advance to semifinal round, March 1, 2011

Stanford signee Taylor Greenfield scored 15 of her game-high 17 points in the second half as Ballard (24-1) advanced to face No. 4 Davenport Assumption (23-2) in Thursday’s semifinal round. (More...)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Taylor is key to Ballard success

Ross Thede,, February 28, 2011

The popular answer? Taylor Greenfield.

What else do you need to know about Ballard?

The top-ranked Bombers bring a 23-1 record and a 6-foot, 2-inch Stanford University signee into their sixth straight Class 3A Iowa Girls High School State Basketball Tournament. (More...)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bonnie helps Chargers earn trip to finals

Carlos Arias,, February 26, 2011

Stanford-bound Bonnie Samuelson scored 30 points, including three 3-pointers, to help the top-seeded Chargers (28-3) beat the fourth-seeded Cougars (19-5) to earn their third consecutive trip to the finals. (More...)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bonnie propels Chargers to big win, February 19, 2011

Bonnie Samuelson's 26 points propelled the top-seeded Chargers (25-3). (More...)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jasmine won't be going to state tournament

Todd Holcomb,, February 17, 2011

Jasmine Camp and No. 1-ranked Chamblee won't be going to the state tournament this year after falling to Miller Grove in regional quarterfinals. (More...)

Taylor's production limited in Ballard victory, February 17, 2011

Webster City limited the offensive production of Stanford University recruit Taylor Greenfield here last night, but her Ballard teammates supplied more than enough ammunition for an easy victory. (More...)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Amber Orrange set for McDonald’s All-Star contest, February 15, 2011

Westbury Christian School senior guard and Stanford signee Amber Orrange has been selected to participate in both the 2011 McDonald’s High School All-American basketball game and the Nike WBCA All-American game this spring. (More...)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Taylor and Amber selected for WBCA All-America Game

Jim Halley,, February 13, 2011

Taylor and Amber were named to the 20th annual Women’s Basketball Coaches Association High School All-America Game on April 2 game in Indianapolis along with 18 other elite high school players. Bonnie was an honorable mention. (More...)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Taylor recognized as McDonald's All-American nominee

Matt Kovatch,, February 11, 2011

Taylor Greenfield was recognized after the game for being nominated for the McDonald’s All-American contest, an honor bestowed upon only a handful of girls around the state. (More...)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bonnie's top performance of the regular season, February 10, 2011

Bonnie Samuelson, Edison girls basketball: The Stanford-bound sharp-shooter scored 31 points to lead the Chargers past Etiwanda, 58-54, in a matchup of state-ranked teams in the finals of the Nike Tournament of Champions. (More...)