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...

Boone sets course record at duathlon

Boone sets course record at duathlon

Bend resident finishes 5K run, 40K bike and second 5K run in 1:35:44 to easily win annual race...

Boys and girls track teams win at Madras

Boys and girls track teams win at Madras

After winning in Madras, Crook County also competes at Summi Crook County High School used...

Cowgirls whip White Buffalos

Cowgirls whip White Buffalos

Crook County improves to 11-4 on the year with pair of league wins The Crook County Cowgirls...

Late rally lifts Gladiators over Cowboys

Late rally lifts Gladiators over Cowboys

Crook County gives up seven runs in final two innings of 7-1 loss Riley Bales pitched five nearly...

Cowgirls can't hold lead in loss to Gladiators

Cowgirls can't hold lead in loss to Gladiators

Crook County falls, 6-5, to No. 2 team in the state The Crook County Cowgirls have done just...

McCarthy, Seawolves reach finals

McCarthy, Seawolves reach finals

Fall to Lubbock Christian 78-73 in championship game When Ryan McCarthy took over as head coach...

Cowboys win Springfield championship

Cowboys win Springfield championship

Crook County has six first place winners as they easily win Springfield invite The Crook County...

Cowgirls defeat Indians 10-2

Cowgirls defeat Indians 10-2

Team scores four runs in bottom of sixth inning to break open a close game against Molalla The...

No. 6 Scappoose ropes Crook County in Class 4A state play-in

No. 6 Scappoose ropes Crook County in Class 4A state play-in

Indians will host Newport in first round of state at 5 p.m. on Saturday The sixth-ranked Indians...


Prineville's Sports

DAVID BALL: GRESHAM OUTLOOK - Gwyneth Ptomey, left, and Laura Fraser celebrate following a point during the Special District 2 championsips. Fraser and Ptomey won the doubles championship for the second consecutive year.
Gwyneth Ptomey, left, and Laura Fraser celebrate following a point during the Special District 2 championsips. Fraser and Ptomey won the doubles championship for the second consecutive year.
May 17, 2016

Fraser and Ptomey repeat as champs

by David Ball
Upset No. 1 seeds Shanay Rodgers and Mayla Morgan in finals PORTLAND — The Crook County pair of Laura Fraser and Gwyneth Ptomey repeated as doubles champions at last weekend’s Regional tennis…
JIM BESEDA: MOLALLA PIONEER - Sam Santiago nears the finish line of the 4x400 meter relay at the district track meet, which was held at Gladstone High School. The Cowboys easily won the race and Santiago was named the most valuable male athlete at the meet
May 17, 2016

Cowboys repeat as district champions

by Lon Austin
Cowgirls finish a strong third at Tri-Valley meet The Crook County Cowboys performed nearly flawlessly, as they easily repeated as Tri-Valley League track and field champions. The Cowboys…
May 17, 2016

Cardinals take 6-5 win over Cowgirls

by Lon Austin
Crook County leads 5-3 going into seventh inning The visiting Crook County Cowgirls struggled with their fielding on Thursday, dropping a crucial league softball game to the Corbett Cardinals.…


JIM BESEDA: MOLALLA PIONEER - Garrett Harper plays a shot from the baseline during Friday's second day of the Special Disctrict 2 tennis championshps. Harper and partner Enrico Barchetti went on to win the doubles championship at the tournament.
May 17, 2016

Barchetti and Harper win district title

by Lon Austin
Duo upset Philomath team that defeated them earlier in the year Enrico Barchetti and Garrett Harper dug themselves a giant hole on Saturday, but the duo were able to overcome the early deficit…
He slid down the mountain like one of those circus guys shot out of a cannon.
May 17, 2016

Camping in Purgatory

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
10,000 feet equaled the altitude of the ozone layer, or at least the elevation of Mount Everest The camping season is now upon us like cold rain on an old canvas tent. Just the mention of the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cody Carter delivers a pitch against Corbett at home on Thursday, May 5th. Carter completed the game on Thursday, May 12, in Corbett. Carter gave up 11 hits and five runs as the Cowboys won 27-5. Carter also had five RBIs in the contest.
May 17, 2016

Cowboys explode for 46 runs in wins over Cardinals

by Lon Austin
Crook County takes 27-5 and 19-6 wins over Corbett to close out season It took three tries to finish the game, but in the end, the Cowboys took care of business. Crook County and Corbett were…
PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Crook Countys pair of Laura Fraser, right, and Gwyneth Ptomey walks to the sideline during a switchover in their 6-4, 6-2 semifinal win Saturday.
May 15, 2016

Prineville pair repeats at Regionals

by David Ball
Laura Fraser and Gwyneth Ptomey knock off the top seed in the finals 4A REGIONAL TENNISDoubles championship Team Score Fraser/Ptomey, CC6Rodgers/Morgan, EST4 PORTLAND — The Crook County pair of…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Cora White plays her shot out of a sand trap earlier this year. White and teammate Abby Papke tied for second at the Special District 1 Champsionships, helping to propel the Cowgirls to the team title. The team competes this coming Monday and Tuesday in the state championships, which will be held at Eagle Ridge in Redmond.
May 13, 2016

Cowgirls win district golf championship

by Lon Austin
Cora White and Abby Papke tie for third in tournament For the second-consecutive year, the Crook County Cowgirls ran away with the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 1 Golf Championship. The…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Mckuenzie McCormick pitched a no-hitter on Tuesday as the Cowgirls defeated the Estacada Rangers 10-0.  McCormick struck out nine, and allowed just one baserunner, a hit batter, during the course of the game.
May 13, 2016

Cowgirls shut out Rangers 10-0

by Lon Austin
Mckuenzie McCormick pitches no-hitter in easy win over Estacada Playing in front of the home crowd on senior night, the Crook County Cowgirls took care of business Tuesday night, blanking the…
May 13, 2016

Spring sports athletes qualifying for state

by Lon Austin
Both golf teams have already qualified for state and more qualifiers are sure to come Spring is an exciting time of year to be a high school sports writer. There are so many sports to cover, and…

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May 13, 2016

Cowboys struggle defensively, fall to Rangers

by Lon Austin
Crook County commits six errors in 11-3 loss to league champion Estacada The visiting Crook County Cowboys struggled defensively on Tuesday, committing six errors in an 11-3 loss to the…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Mayson Tibbs plays a shot from the fairway earlier this year. Tibbs shot a one-over-par 145 over 36 holes to earn medalist honors at the Special District 1 Championships, while the Cowboys placed second as a team.
May 13, 2016

On to state, Cowboys finish second at district

by Lon Austin
Mayson Tibbs earns medalist honors to lead Crook County Mayson Tibbs played his best golf of the season, shooting a one-over-par 145 over 36 holes to win medalist honors at the Special District…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Hope Luttrell wins the first go round in goat tying at the Tri-County Rodeo, which was held Saturday and Sunday in Prineville. Luttrell, a sophomore from Prineville, won with a time of 7.90.
May 10, 2016

Tri-County Rodeo Club excels

by Lon Austin
Team has best performance of the year at home meet The host Tri-County Rodeo Club had their best performance of the year at this weekend’s rodeo, which was held Saturday and Sunday at the Crook…
PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - Abby Dalton throws the ball in from center field during the Cowgirls' come-from-behind win over the Madras White Buffalos on Friday.
May 10, 2016

Cowgirls rally to defeat White Buffalos

by Lon Austin
Crook County scores four runs in the seventh inning for come-from-behind win The Crook County Cowgirls struggled on offense for most of the afternoon on Friday before exploding for four runs in…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - An excited Kyle Smith high fives Crook County head coach Frank Martinez as he rounds third base with his first home run of the year. The home run, which happened in the fourth inning of the Cowboys' game with the Madras White Buffalos, gave Crook County a 9-5 lead. Madras later came back to win the game 19-11.
May 10, 2016

Buffalos score 12 runs in seventh inning to knock off Cowboys

by Lon Austin
Cowboys have scored 29 runs in last eight and 2/3 innings of play The Crook County Cowboys have exploded for 29 runs in their last eight and two thirds innings of play, and all they have to show…
May 10, 2016

CCHS readies for district with strong showing at Wally Ciochetti

by Lon Austin
Cowboys finish sixth, Cowgirls 11th at 17-team invitational The Crook County High School track and field team’s trip to Cottage Grove started with a bang, literally, as the Crook County bus had…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County first baseman Emma Ackley and catcher Taylor Hilderbrand collide going after a foul ball in the Cowgirls' loss to Gladstone on Wednesday. Ackley made the catch.
May 06, 2016

CCHS defeats Molalla, falls to Gladstone

by Lon Austin
Crook County defeats Molalla 15-5 before being shut out by league-leading Gladstone 7-0 The Crook County High School softball team has locked up a play-in game. The Cowgirls rolled past the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Heath Pickhardt pitched a complete game shutout in the Cowboys' win over the Molalla Indians on Monday. Regularly the team's catcher, and pitching the first game of his high school career, Pickhardt struck out six and allowed just three hits in the Cowboys' 1-0 win.
May 06, 2016

Cowboys edge Indians 1-0

by Lon Austin
Heath Pickhardt throws three-hitter in win over Molalla Normally he’s behind the plate. However, on Monday, Heath Pickhardt shed his catching gear and took the mound, throwing a complete game…
May 06, 2016

CCHS defeats Philomath

by Lon Austin
Cowgirls take 6-2 win in final league match before district championships The Crook County Cowgirls are primed and ready for the district tennis championships. The Cowgirls tuned up for next…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jared Ojeda plays a shot during his No. 3 doubles match against Philomath. Ojeda and his partner, Sam Hernandez, easily won the match.
May 06, 2016

Cowboys whip Warriors

by Lon Austin
Crook County wins seven of eight matches in easy win The Crook County Cow-boys tennis squad is ready for the district tournament. The host Cowboys rolled past the Philomath Warriors on Tuesday,…