Bullfighting

Bullfighting

Former high school rodeo star, Logan Blasdell, makes the switch from riding bulls to bullfighting...

Roundup sees fast times

Roundup sees fast times

Dean Gorsuch ties steer wrestling record with a time of 3.6, while Caleb Smidt, Jake Pratt, and...

Severance wins breakaway roping title

Severance wins breakaway roping title

The Crook County senior also qualifieds for nationals in goat tying It was nearly a perfect...

Wrestling camp sees big growth from last year

Wrestling camp sees big growth from last year

World class wrestling instruction comes to Crook County High School It isn’t often when...

Six Cowboys sign national letters of intent

Six Cowboys sign national letters of intent

Five sign to wrestle and one to play football during wrestling awards banquet Tuesday, April 26...


Prineville's Sports

LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Former Crook County High School volleyball player and current college star Makayla Lindburg demonstrates a passing skill during the four-day Rimrock Volleyball Team Camp. Twelve high school teams attended the camp, which teaches volleyball fundamentals and team skills.
July 22, 2016

Camp readies volleyball teams for success

by Lon Austin
Some of the top teams in state come to Prineville to hone their skills Each July, Crook County head volleyball coach Rosie Honl puts on a team volleyball camp at the high school gym. This year’s…
July 22, 2016

Short-handed swim team finishes fourth at pair of meets

by Lon Austin
Team sent four swimmers to Klamath Falls while the remainder competed in Burns The Prineville Swim Team sacrificed team success this past weekend in order to get the best competition possible.…
July 19, 2016

Cowboys win first summer baseball game

by Lon Austin
Team ties Bend in first game of double header, then wins second game The Crook County Cowboys have struggled all summer with youth and low numbers of players. The team has been competitive in…


PHOTO COURTESY OF KIM WOODWARD - Cade Woodward puts an opponent on his back during the wrestling cultural exchange trip he took to Japan. Woodward, who was not scored on during the trip, was one of three Oregon wrestlers to go undefeated.
July 19, 2016

Woodward goes undefeated on wrestling trip

by Lon Austin
Prineville wrestler is one of three grapplers on Oregon Cultural Exchange team to go undefeated in Japan When he was presented with the opportunity to go to Japan with the Oregon Cultural…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kassie Guglielmino leads the field around the final corner during the first race Saturday night, the final evening of the Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. Guglielmino won the race on Guzzlingin.
July 19, 2016

Race meet a huge success

by Lon Austin
After struggling to get enough horses to fill races a year ago this year has more than enough horses A year ago, the Crooked River Roundup Race Meet struggled to get enough horses just to run…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Horses round the final turn during the second race at Wednesday nights' Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. Jose Guerrero, in the black silks in the back right on Alltheway Heather, came from behind to win the race.
July 15, 2016

Races start in front of packed house

by Lon Austin
Race Meet has standing room only crowd for Ladies night, racing continues through Saturday night The four-day Crooked River Roundup Race Meet started Wednesday night with huge crowds for ladies…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jacob Hehn swims the breaststroke at the Prineville Invitational in June. Hehn won the event at the Lakeview Lions Invitational and earned high-point honors in the 15-18 age group.
July 15, 2016

Swim team finishes third at Lakeview Lions Invitational

by Lon Austin
Prineville Swim Team takes just 29 swimmers to meet The Prineville Swim Team had a strong showing at the Lakeview Lions Invitational despite taking just 29 swimmers to the meet. The Prineville…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Augustus Williams-Groth hits a sacrifice fly Tuesday during the Cowboys' 8-7 loss to the Redmond Panthers.
July 15, 2016

Redmond edges Crook County 8-7

by Lon Austin
Panthers hold of late Cowboy rally to take exciting one-run win In one of the most exciting baseball games of the summer, the visiting Redmond Panthers held on to take a close win over the Crook…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Grant Patterson tees off on the ninth hole at Prineville Golf Club. Patterson was second in the low amateur net at the Prineville Pro-Am with a score of 119. Patterson, along with Chuck Wilcox, Matt Stiers, Dallas Buck and professional Todd Sickles, also won the team title at the tournament.
July 15, 2016

Ray Comella wins Prineville Pro-Am

by Lon Austin
Portland golfer wins by four strokes over Joe Peccia Portland golfer Ray Comella was the overall winner at this year’s Prineville Pro-Am Invitational. The Portland golfer cruised to a…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Larry Pfennig makes a complete run of 492.98 feet in 'The Alimony' during Saturday's tractor pull at the Crook County Fairgrounds. Pfenning won his division and had the longest pull of the competition.
July 12, 2016

Roaring engines

by Lon Austin
Weather hampers Friday tractor pull, but Saturday goes off without a hitch as sizeable crowd watches enthusiastically The roar of high-powered engines filled the Crook County Fairgrounds this…

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Jeremy Logan
Jul 12, 2016

Jeremy Logan named CCHS head boys soccer

by Lon Austin
Logan is regional AYSO commissioner and has worked with high school JV program Jeremy Logan loves soccer. The Prineville resident played high school soccer in Palmer, Alaska, and then played on…
PHOTO COURTESY OF RHONDA MORGAN - Team Mediocre celebrates after crossing the finish line of the Wild Rogue Relay. Team members include  Bill Cooley, Dave Pickhardt, Liam Pickhardt, James Blanchard, Kelly Lawson, David Carne, Tony Ramos, Becky Pence, Niki Crafton, Rhonda Morgan, Brandon Brasher and Krista Cooley.
Jul 12, 2016

Team Mediocre takes second in Wild Rogue Relay

by Lon Austin
12-member team from Prineville finishes 218-mile relay in 28 and a half hours Running is a way of life for a small group of Crook County athletes. The group of 12 athletes recently competed in…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Horses leave the starting gate during a race at the 2015 Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. This year's race meet starts on Wednesday with Ladies Night.
Jul 12, 2016

Horse races kick off Wednesday with ladies night

by Lon Austin
Racing starts at 7:15 p.m. nightly each night from Wednesday through Saturday at the Crook County Fairgrounds It’s time to race again. Organizers from the Crooked River Roundup Board have worked…
Randy Hutchins
Jul 12, 2016

Hutchins resigns as CCHS girls basketball coach

by Lon Austin
Hutchins finishes with 2-20 record in one year as Cowgirl head coach Randy Hutchins has resigned as the Crook County High School head girls basketball coach. Hutchins, who previously coached in…
Jul 08, 2016

Girls Basketball team gains valuable experience at EWU

by Lon Austin
Team uses opportunity to work on basketball skills and bonding Ten members of the Crook County High School girls basketball squad, along with coaches Heidi Lea and Jessica Mumm, spent the last…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Josh Norris attempts to tag a Bend Lava Bear runner who was attempting to steal second base. The Bend runner was called safe on the play. The Lava Bears went on to win the game 14-11.
Jul 08, 2016

Cowboys fall to Lava Bears

by Lon Austin
Crook County falls despite scoring 11 runs in action-packed contest The Crook County Cowboys did a lot of things right Wednesday afternoon at Jerry Pimental Stadium, but when the dust settled…
PHOTO COURTESY OF RACHEL WENTE-CHANEY - Liam Pickhardt stands with Crook County High School track and field head coach Ernie Brooks, left, and cross country coach Tracy Smith. Pickhardt, who graduated from CCHS in June, recently signed a letter of intent to run both cross country and track at Linfield University.
Jul 08, 2016

Pickhardt signs to run cross country and track at Linfield

by Lon Austin
Distance runner chose Linfield for academic reasons Liam Pickhardt began looking at colleges when he was a sophomore in high school. The distance ace, who was also the school salutatorian his…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Celee Ontko competes in the kayaking portion of the Splash-N-Dash. The popular race attracted 44 individuals or teams to the multi-event competition.
Jul 06, 2016

Lethal Dose wins Splash-N-Dash

by Lon Austin
Bill Cooley takes duathlon and Brad Witbracht wins triathlon at Fourth of July races As expected, this year’s annual Splash-N-Dash had fewer entrants than a year ago. However, that doesn’t mean…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Players and coaches on the Crook County Juniors Little League team pose with their second place team trophy. Team members include Mason Clark, Clay Wilkins, Luke Brewer, Garrett Bernard, Clayton Berman, Miklyas Brewer, Justin Smith, Jonathan Bonfield, Waylon Gray, Tanner Ruhl and Clayton Gibson. The team was coached by Brett Bernard (top left) and Charlie Brewer.
Jul 06, 2016

Juniors fall to South Central

by Lon Austin
Local Little League team comes up short in bit to return to state tournament The Crook County Little League Juniors All-Star baseball team came up short in their bid to return to the Oregon…
Jun 28, 2016

Cowgirls reach first round of the state playoffs for second…

by Lon Austin
Crook County finishes season with 17-9 record despite having just one senior on the roster The Crook County Cowgirls softball squad has become one of the top Class 4A teams in the state. This…