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

June 24, 2016

Crook County to host District 5 Little League tournament

by Lon Austin
Opening ceremonies are 7 p.m. tonight at Ward Rhoden Stadium, games begin Saturday For the first time in several years, the Crook County Little League will host the District 5 All-Star…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Gracie Kasberger goes up for a layup after getting a steal during the Cowgirls' summer game against the La Pine Hawks Wednesday night as Rylee Troutman trails. The Cowgirls lost a pair of close games to the Hawks on the night.
June 24, 2016

Cowgirls drop close games to Hawks

by Lon Austin
Crook County works to improve during summer basketball season The Crook County Cowgirl basketball team struggled to a 2-20 overall record last season, finishing last in the Tri-Valley League…
June 24, 2016

Copeland has success in all-star tournament

by Lon Austin
Crook County outfielder plays on winning North team at three-game tournament in Roseburg Spencer Copeland was honored when he was named to the all-state team as a second-team outfielder. When…


June 24, 2016

Cowboys struggle to get wins during league baseball season

by Lon Austin
Despite high-powered offense, CCHS wins just five league games After finishing second in the Tri-Valley League a year ago, the Crook County Cowboys entered the 2016 baseball season with high…
June 21, 2016

This is one of the busiest weeks of the year for Crook County…

by Lon Austin
This week has the Crooked River Roundup, swimming, a men's softball tournament, and all-star baseball and softball tournaments Usually in the summer, the life of a small town sports reporter…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A bull rider makes an attempt at last year's Crooked River Roundup. The rider failed to make it for the required eight seconds. This year's Roundup will have more than 300 entries.
June 21, 2016

Crooked River Roundup kicks off Friday

by Lon Austin
Performances in this year's Roundup start with slack Friday morning beginning at 11a.m. It's rodeo time again. The Crooked River Roundup is about to start. The annual event, which is one of the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Liam Pickhardt passes the baton to Sam Santiago in the 4x400 relay at the state meet. The team, which included Emmett Bailor and Parker Lapsley, failed to place in the meet. However, the Cowboys ran several of the fastest times in school history earlier in the year.
June 21, 2016

CCHS puts together solid season

by Lon Austin
Cowboys win district track meet, Cowgirls finish third The Crook County High School track and field season started this spring with a lot of questions. The girls team was young and short of…
Aspen Christiansen
June 17, 2016

Christiansen named honorable mention all-state in softball

by Lon Austin
Junior shortstop is the lone Crook County player selected to all-state team despite Cowgirl's strong season Crook County High School shortstop Aspen Christiansen has received another honor. The…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Abby Papke is expected to be one of Crook County's top golfers next year.
June 17, 2016

Cowgirls hope to improve on this year's second-place finish

by Lon Austin
Crook County loses just two players to graduation from this year's golf team The Crook County Cowgirls finished this year’s golf season on a high note. The Cowgirls easily won the Special…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Josh Norris throws a runner out at first base Wednesday night during the Cowboys' 4-3 loss to the Redmond Panthers. Norris was the lone player Wednesday night who has previous varsity experience.
June 17, 2016

Cowboys drop pair of games

by Lon Austin
Crook County is blown out by Summit, then drops close game to Redmond If summer baseball is measured by wins and losses, then the Crook County Cowboys are having a long summer. However, summer…

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SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A petroglyph in Sequaro National Park.
Jun 15, 2016

A grand Southwest tour

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Red rock, slot canyons, grand canyons, 100-degree heat and snow meet author on exciting Southwest trip S tanding on the rim of the Grand Canyon, I am overwhelmed at its immensity. I’ve visited…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Mayson Tibbs plays a shot out of the bunker. Tibbs finished third at state this year as the Cowboys won their first state championship.
Jun 15, 2016

Cowboys end season on a high note - hope to improve next year

by Lon Austin
Crook County has four golfers back with experience from this year's state championship team It was a season of highs and lows for the Crook County High School boys golf team. “You know, it was…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Spencer Copeland makes a catch in center field. Copeland did not make an error this season.
Jun 15, 2016

Spencer Copeland named to baseball all-state second team

by Lon Austin
Senior is lone Crook County player selected to team Spencer Copeland has been named to the OSAA Class 4A Baseball All-State Team. The Crook County senior, who is the lone Cowboy to be recognized…
Parker Lapsley
Jun 09, 2016

Lapsley to compete in football as well as track and field

by Lon Austin
Lapsley to compete for College of the Siskiyous Parker Lapsley is excited about continuing to compete in athletics. “I’m grateful more than anything that it’s happening,” Lapsley said on Friday.…
Blake Bartels
Jun 09, 2016

Bartels signs with George Fox

by Lon Austin
6-02 junior hopes to play safety for the NCAA Divsion III Bruins Blake Bartels has been a starter each of the last three seasons for both the Crook County High School football and basketball…
Seth Kessi
Jun 09, 2016

Kessi to compete in basketball

by Lon Austin
6-05 guard to major in business management and mathematics at Corban University Seth Kessi began his varsity basketball career at Crook County High School during his freshman season. The 6-05…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Aspen Christiansen, right, flips the ball to Maddie Faust at second base for a force out in the fourth inning of the Cowgirls' 8-5 loss to the Douglas Trojans.
May 27, 2016

Crook County season ends with tough loss to Douglas

by Lon Austin
Cowgirls lead most of game before falling 7-5 to Douglas in first round of the state playoffs The Crook County Cowgirls did nearly enough to win, but for the second straight year, they came up…
May 27, 2016

Four Crook County equestrian team members compete at state

by Lon Austin
Kinsey Ayres, Kaitlynne Weston, Daiya Malone and Rehgan Dill all score points at state championships The Crook County High School Oregon High School Equestrian Tea m (OHSET) didn’t have enough…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Ashton Morgan throws the discus at the state meet last Saturday. Morgan heaved the discus 123-04 to finish second in the event. Morgan had five throws in the competition that were longer than 115 feet, including three throws that were longer than the third-place thrower. Morgan, a senior, was Crook County's highest placing performer at the meet.
May 24, 2016

Morgan leads Cowgirls with second-place finish in discus

by Lon Austin
Santiago finishes fourth in the boys 400 and seventh in the 200 It wasn’t the kind of state meet that Crook County head track and field coach Ernie Brooks was hoping for. “It wasn’t like our…
Mckuenzie McCormick delivers a pitch against Baker/Powder Valley during the Cowgirls' play-in game on Friday. McCormick was recently named co-player-of-the-year in the Tri-Valley League.
May 24, 2016

McCormick named Tri-Valley League softball player of the year

by Lon Austin
Christiansen, Dalton and Smith also named to first team Four Crook County Cowgirls were recently named to the Tri-Valley all-league first team. The four were led by junior pitcher Mckunezie…