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LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jennifer McCallister and Cassidy Dill go up to block a spike during the Summit Jamboree last Friday. The Cowgirls were one of three teams to finish the jamboree with perfect 4-0 records.
September 01, 2015

Cowgirls go undefeated at Summit Jamboree

by Lon Austin
Sisters and Summit also go undefeated at event It used to be that when you went to a volleyball jamboree by the end of the day there was a clear winner. That’s no longer the case as the OSAA…
September 01, 2015

Pickhardt leads Crook County at Wilsonville Night Meet

by Lon Austin
Freshmen also had strong showing at season-opening race Running under the lights is a unique experience for cross country runners, but that’s exactly what happened at last Friday’s Wilsonville…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Audrey Bernard works on her ball handling skills at a recent practice. Bernard has emerged as one of the team's leaders this season.
September 01, 2015

Cowgirls ahead of last year

by Lon Austin
Team returns strong nucleus from 2014 season The Crook County High School girls soccer team starts their 2015 season on Wednesday when they host Ridgeview High School in a 4 p.m. match. The…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Blake Bartels runs through some Sandy Pioneer tacklers during the Redmond Jamboree on Friday. Bartels eventually scored on the play. The Cowboys easily defeated the Pioneers, but lost to the Panthers later in the evening.
September 01, 2015

Cowboys split at jamboree

by Lon Austin
Crook County doesn't allow a first down in win over Sandy, give up big plays in loss to Redmond Depth seemed to be a problem for the Crook County High School football team on Friday. Playing…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Contestants leave the starting line of the wild cow milking contest at last year's Paulina Rodeo. The rodeo runs this Saturday and Sunday.
September 01, 2015

Paulina Rodeo ready to roll

by Lon Austin
Plenty of events for the entire family are available at this year's rodeo The rodeo grounds are prepared and campers are already streaming into Paulina as organizers put on the finishing touches…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Victor Ramirez blasts a ball past Josue Badillo during practice Wednesday morning. The Cowboys lost most of their defensive players from a year ago, but with a potent offensive attack, the team hopes to improve on last year's squad's success, which included advancing to the play-in stage. The Cowboy hope to top that and make the state playoffs this year.
September 01, 2015

Planning on making a playoff run

by Lon Austin
Team hopes to build on last year's 9-5-2 record Last year, the Crook County High School boys soccer team had one of the best year’s in school history. In their first year as members of the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - From left, Sam Santiago, Liam Pickhardt, Reilly Connolly, Tyler Lawson and Connor Chaney run at a recent CCHS cross country practice. The five, along with Tanner Erickson and Noah Carmack, won the Tri-Valley League championship a year ago. With several newcomers, including Emmett Bailor and Noah Chaney, the Cowboys figure to be even stronger this year.
September 01, 2015

Cowboys look to build on last year's success

by Lon Austin
Cowgirls have just five runners, but also show talent Despite injuries and missing runners, the Crook County Cowboys surprised everyone a year ago when they won the Tri-Valley League cross…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Matthew Kasberger carries the ball up the middle during the Cowboys' Blue and Gold scrimmage Saturday night. BELOW: Parker Lapsley outruns a group of defenders during the scrimmage.
August 27, 2015

Cowboys look to improve on last year

by Lon Austin
Team goal is to get better every single day The Crook County Cowboys unveiled their 2015 football squad under the lights Saturday night at the team’s annual Blue and Gold scrimmage. “We saw some…
SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A chukar looks over the side of a rim mocking a hunter far below.
August 27, 2015

In pursuit of the elusive chukar

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Some chukar hunters joke about going elk hunting to get in shape for chukar hunting Game bird hunting is broken up into several seasons for several different species of birds so there is plenty…
August 27, 2015

After a slow summer it's finally time for fall sports

by Lon Austin
Fall sports kick off this week with a pair of jamborees One of the hardest things to do for a high school sports writer is waiting for fall sports to begin. After a summer diet of mud…

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LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Laura Fraser hits a ball during the first week of practice Tuesday morning. Fraser is one of seven juniors on this year's CCHS volleyball team, and all have varsity experience.
Aug 21, 2015

Young Cowgirls just reload

by Lon Austin
Despite being a young team, with no seniors on the roster, the Cowgirls are still an experienced team The Crook County Cowgirls are a young volleyball team. There isn’t a senior on the roster…
Aug 21, 2015

Bend Elks win first WCL Title

by Lon Austin
Championship is first for Bend baseball team The Bend Elks rolled past the Kelowna Falcons 10-4 Monday evening, sweeping the West Coast League Championship Series. The win earned the Elks the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Ahad Javansalehi helps Mitch Warren with his technique on a cradle during the final day of the Lion of Lions Wrestling Camp, which was held at Crook County High School. Javansalehi wrestled in both the 1988 and 1992 Olympics for Iran and is currently an assistant coach on the USA National Team.
Aug 21, 2015

Bringing a passion for wrestling to Crook County

by Lon Austin
Former Iranian National Champion and two-time Olympian shares his experience on the mat Ahad Javansalehi is passionate about wrestling. Javansalehi, a 15-time national and international champion…
SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Wildflowers line the stream coming out of Broken Top.
Aug 21, 2015

Cascade Mountain High

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Dozens of trails lead above treeline Cold, clear springs bubble forth from glacial moraines at the base of jagged peaks. Wildflowers cover the ground like mountain-to-mountain carpeting.…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Mallory Hall (center) helps teach serving to Ellie Owen (left) and  Abbi Pack during this week's Rimrock Volleyball Camp, which was held at Crook County High School.
Aug 18, 2015

Teaching volleyball fundamentals

by Lon Austin
Youth camp attracts athletes from throughout Central Oregon Rosie Honl was all smiles on Wednesday following the conclusion of the annual Rimrock Volleyball Camp. “It was really good,” she said…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Graeme O'Gorman atempts to pull a flag from Wyatt Neatherly during the Pigskin Camp, which was held at the CCHS practice field this week. The camp, which started on Monday, wrapped up Thursday.
Aug 18, 2015

Football camp continues to grow in popularity

by Lon Austin
Nearly 140 football players register on opening night of four-day camp When Ryan Cochran became the Crook County High School head football coach four years ago, one of the first things he did…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Lucky Wood comes out of the shoot in the 6-7 year-old age group at this year's Crook County Fair mutton bustin' competition. Wood earned a red ribbon in the event.
Aug 18, 2015

Girls rule mutton bustin' event

by Lon Austin
Just two riders completed full six-second rides at this year's competition Mutton bustin’ had a record turnout at this year’s Crook County Fair. With 40 contestants pre-registered for the event…
SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The Eagle Cap Excursion Train runs along the Wallowa River.
Aug 21, 2015

Heading east, back in time

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
If you're looking for a vacation that has a lot of everything for everybody, look no further than Northeast Oregon I once heard it said that if you travel fast enough around the planet heading…
Aug 18, 2015

Mud volleyball - an opportunity to get dirty for a good cause

by Lon Austin
Local sporting events are a chance to compete while help local youth Two upcoming events make a great opportunity to have a good time while helping the youth of Crook County. This Saturday, the…
Aug 11, 2015

Jeff Storm wins second-consecutive course championship

by Lon Austin
Patrick Andrade edges competitive field to win net championship by one stroke After playing in the Meadow Lakes Men’s Club Championships since the tournament’s inception, Jeff Storm finally…



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