Protect yourself from the heat

By Ralph McKechnie For the Independent One of the main attractions to Jackson County is the annual County Fair, held the third week in July. While July may or may not be the hottest month of the year, it is hot and many people suffer the effects of heat stroke and that can be really…

Boating safety

Most boaters already know they’re required to have a properly fitting, U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket on board for every passenger on their boat and that it needs to be “readily accessible.” But what keeps people f rom actually wearing one? It’s surprising when you ask adults why they don’t put one on when they’re…

Eagles drop tourney opener to W. Albany

Eagles at State Tournament

State Wrestling tournament results

Lady Eagles Fall Short of State

EP Boys winning

By Tim O’Sullivan For the Independent It’s getting increasingly difficult to find flaws in the Eagle Point boy’s varsity basketball team. Near perfection was again on display Friday night in a 53-35 domination of the Hidden Valley Mustangs at the High School’s Main Gym, extending their winning streak to eight games. Head coach Brian Wood…

The Slant Six Killer Bees Visit Champion Raceway for the Land of the Leader Race

By Michael Stephens For the Independent Champion Raceway hosted three full days of drag racing over the weekend of July 26th, 27th, and 28th. First came the regular Friday Night street legal/test & tune races on Friday evening, followed by the two-day Land of the Leader event on Saturday night and Sunday morning. On Friday…

Friday Night Street Legals at Champion Raceway

A handful of die-hard drag drivers showed up to Champion Raceway for the eleventh seasonal street legal races on the evening of Friday July 12, following the wildly popular Midnight Mayhem and Night of Fire events. At a driver’s meeting before the time trials, track officials discussed possible ways to attract more racers from the…

Champion Raceway Celebrates the Night of Fire!

Darin Bay's Warped Speed Jet cars light up the night at Champion Raceway's Night of Fire!

It was a great two days of excitement for all among the Champion Raceway crowd over the weekend of July 5th and 6th, with the street legal/Midnight Mayhem races on Friday and the infamous Night of Fire event on Saturday. But first on the 5th, Champion Raceway hosted a Night of Fire pre-party at the…

More ET Drags at Champion Raceway

Unfortunately, Amy Adams (back) red lighted in her race against Anthony Guida (front).

By Michael Stephens For the Independent June 29 was another good night of local area ET Racing at Champion Raceway. The car count was a bit low for this event, following the recent NHRA National Open, but all spectators and drivers enjoyed themselves as usual. Ken Stevens from Springfield won the Sportsman class in his…