Cowgirls win silver bracket at South Albany tournament

Cowgirls win silver bracket at South Albany tournament

Team fails to make gold bracket for the first time this season, but is still undefeated in match...

Cowboys blasted by Rangers

Cowboys blasted by Rangers

Estacada scores on their first two offensive plays as they roll past Crook County 47-12 After...

John Day River: Stellar day but lunker evades

John Day River: Stellar day but lunker evades

There is good fishing and great scenery in the John Day basin Because of my job, I seldom get a...

Cowgirls defeat McNary to win Rogue Valley Championship

Crook County drops just one set during entire tournament as they roll to championship The Crook...


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LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Rylee Troutman goes up for one of her seven kills against Gladstone.
September 27, 2016

Cowgirls roll past Gladiators to remain undefeated in league

by Lon Austin
As the first half of the Tri-Valley Conference season nears an end, the Cowgirls are in control with 4-0 league record The Crook County Cowgirls have been dominant in league volleyball action.…
September 27, 2016

Cardinals shut out Cowgirls 5-0 in Tri-Valley soccer action

by Lon Austin
Corbett scores four first-half goals to take control early in dominant win The Crook County Cowgirl soccer team is struggling to score. Thursday was more of the same as the Cowgirls fell 5-0 to…
September 27, 2016

Cowboys find a way to defeat Cardinals

by Lon Austin
Last second goal gives Crook County a 2-1 win over Corbett For the second consecutive match, the Crook County Cowboys found a way to win a league soccer bout. On Tuesday, the Cowboys scored four…


LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Julio Espinoza scores the game-winning goal for Crook County Tuesday afternoon against the Estacada Rangers. Espinoza's goal came with less than a minute remaining in the match. The Rangers took a 3-0 lead in the first half before the Cowboys came back to earn the 4-3 victory.
September 23, 2016

Crook County defeats Estacada in league opener

by Lon Austin
Cowboys come back from three-goal deficit to defeat Rangers 4-3 Crook County senior midfielder Julio Espinoza took a deflection and put it into the back of the goal on a one-touch shot with less…
PHOTO COURTESY OF CONNER WILLIAMS/MOLALLA PIONEER - Anna Woodward gets ready to serve during the Cowgirls' straight-set victory over Molalla on Tuesday.
September 23, 2016

Cowgirls cruise past Indians

by Lon Austin
Crook County sweeps match to remain undefeated The Crook County Cowgirls rolled into Molalla Tuesday afternoon and hardly broke a sweat as they cruised to a straight-set 25-11, 25-11, 25-7…
September 23, 2016

Rangers take 2-1 victory over Cowgirls in league opener

by Lon Austin
Estacada scores two goals early in the second half then holds on for the win The Estacada Rangers scored a pair of goals early in the second half, then held on to defeat the Crook County…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jennifer Roth goes up for one of her 19 kills Thursday afternoon against Corbett. The win moved the Cowgirls to 2-0 in Tri-Valley League play and 7-0 overall.
September 21, 2016

Cowgirls defeat Cardinals

by Lon Austin
Crook County comes from behind in second-set still sweep Corbett to remain undefeated in Tri-Valley League action It wasn’t always pretty, but the Crook County Cowgirls did just enough to defeat…
LON AUSTIN@HOTMAIL.COM - Cody Carter breaks through the line of scrimmage for an 18 yard gain Friday night against Sisters. The play was the largest rushing play of the day for Crook County as they fell 35-7 to the Outlaws.
September 21, 2016

Outlaws blast Cowboys 35-7

by Lon Austin
Crook County drops just one set during entire tournament as they roll to championship If things don’t turn around soon, the Crook County Cowboys are in for a long year. After reaching state each…
September 21, 2016

Crook County shows improvement as team competes at Seaside

by Lon Austin
The Seaside Three Course Challenge has runners competiting in races with differing degrees of difficulty The Crook County High School boys and girls cross country teams had mixed results at…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County High School setter Abby Smith dives for a ball during the Cowgirls' win over the Estacada Rangers on Tuesday night. Crook County swept the match in straight sets as the Cowgirls remained undefeated and held onto their No. 1 ranking.
September 16, 2016

Cowgirls sweep Rangers, remain undefeated

by Lon Austin
After a close first set the Cowgirls take control, easily defeating Estacada in the opening round of Tri-Valley League volleyball action The Crook County Cowgirls remained undefeated after…

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Sep 16, 2016

Wally Backman leaves Mets organizaion over lack of respect

by Lon Austin
After both playing and coaching in the Mets organization, Backman is a Met no more Wally Backman is no longer a member of the New York Mets organization, that is certain. “I don’t really have…
Sep 16, 2016

Cowboys fall to Cougars in tough road loss

by Lon Austin
Crook County dominates play, but gives up a late goal in 1-0 loss to Cascade The Crook County High School boys soccer team did everything right except for score Tuesday afternoon as they fell…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - April Toledo plays the ball away from Diana Colin-Martinez, of Cascade, during Tuesday's non-league match between the two teams. After a scoreless first half, Cascade exploded for six goals in the second half to take a 6-0 victory over the Cowgirls. Crook County starts league matches on Tuesday when they take on the Estacada Rangers in Estacada.
Sep 16, 2016

Cowgirls blanked by Cougars

by Lon Austin
After scorelss first half, Crook County gives up six second-half goals in shutout loss to Cascade After a scoreless first half, the Cascade Cougars exploded for six second-half goals as they…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jennifer Roth drives a kill past a pair of Lava Bear blockers. Roth had 17 kills in the match.
Sep 13, 2016

Cowgirls remain undefeated

by Lon Austin
Crook County polishes off Bend, Philomath and Banks, move up to No. 1 in power rankings The Crook County volleyball team took care of business this past week, winning a trio of key matches. Not…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Tyler Lawson runs in Bend at a race earlier this year. Lawson was the first Cowboy in on Friday at Sisters, taking eighth place overall with a time of 18:42.6. Lawson and the rest of the Crook County cross country team are in Seaside this weekend for the Seaside Three Course Challenge.
Sep 13, 2016

Crook County finishes third in both boys and girls races at…

by Lon Austin
For the second consecutive race, Tyler Lawson leads boys team It was another solid performance for the Crook County High School boys and girls cross country teams as both teams finished in third…
PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTT SWANSON/SWEET HOME NEW ERA - Jacob Kasberger returns a punt during the Cowboys' game with Sweet Home on Friday.
Sep 13, 2016

Crook County suffers another close loss at Sweet Home

by Lon Austin
Time runs out as Cody Carter is run out of bounds at the one-yard line in 27-20 road loss For the second-consecutive week, the Crook County Cowboys suffered a heartbreaking loss as they fell…
Sep 13, 2016

Cowboys drop close match to the Redmond Panthers

by Lon Austin
Crook County takes early lead, but gives up three second half goals in 5-4 loss at Redmond The Crook County Cowboys did a lot of positive things early in their non-league soccer match at…
Sep 13, 2016

Panthers defeat Cowgirls

by Lon Austin
Redmond scores two first half goals, then holds on for 2-1 victory A slow start proved costly for the Crook County Cowgirls, as they fell 2-1 to the Redmond Panthers in a hard-fought non-league…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Noah Bidwell makes a successsful sheep riding run during Saturday's Paulina Amateur Rodeo. Bidwell finished second in the event. Sheep riding was just one of many events for children at the rodeo.
Sep 09, 2016

Family fun Paulina Style

by Lon Austin
The Paulina Amateur Rodeo is a hit with young and old alike The 67th annual Paulina Amateur Rodeo is in the books, and by all accounts the rodeo was a great success. The annual event, which is…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cassidy Dill hits the ball past a double block from Summit on the way to one of her five kills in the Cowgirls' straight-set victory over the Summit Storm on Tuesday night. Dill was one of six Cowgirls to have at least five kills in the match.
Sep 09, 2016

Cowgirls roll past Summit in straight sets

by Lon Austin
Jennifer Roth has 16 kills in 3-0 sweep over defending Class 5A champion Summit The Crook County Cowgirls looked impressive on Tuesday as they quickly dispatched the Summit Storm in a big…