Madras girls still on track

Madras girls still on track

After an 0-3 week, team turns focus to league Entering Tri-Valley Conference play on the heels...

Buffs tough at home

Buffs tough at home

Madras boys cruise to first place in White Buff Classic; girls team second One thing new Madras...

MHS boys show their mettle

MHS boys show their mettle

Confidence not lacking after a near-perfect week There was a playoff feel to Madras’ final...

Buffs win Copper title at Classic

Buffs win Copper title at Classic

After a tough first day, Madras rebounds with pair of team dual wins The strength of the Madras...

A perfect 10

A perfect 10

Bullogs capture 10th-straight Oregon Classic title A few weeks ago, when some members of the...


Madras Sports

January 21, 2015

Dogs have tough week

by Jeff Wilson
Both Culver teams lose twice in conference play Just when it seemed everything was starting to come together for the Culver girls basketball team, the Bulldogs hit a bump in the road. Battling…
January 21, 2015

MAC has solid plan in place for 2015

by Jeff Wilson
With the new year comes change — some good and some bad. But change is coming, especially at the Madras Aquatic Center and I expect , as does Executive Director Joe McHaney, that it will be all…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Janae Adams, left, and Hailey Sloan fight for space under the net during Wednesday night's nonconference game against Mountain View. The Buffs held their own against the taller Cougars and won the game by a comfortable 44-34 margin.
January 14, 2015

Madras gets going

by Jeff Wilson
Two wins over 5A schools has Buffs on a roll There are a lot of numbers that can come out of a basketball game. But after last week, Madras coach Zach Lillebo was concerned with just one…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver's Jessica Johnson battles for position underneath the hoop Friday night in the Bulldogs' conference opener with Irrigon.
January 14, 2015

Dogs open league play with solid win

by Jeff Wilson
Culver girls overcome slow start to take down Irrigon in Columbia Basin opener For Culver girls basketball coach Scott Fritz, Friday night’s Columbia Basin Conference basketball opener against…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver's Corey Sledge tries to block a shot by Irrigon's Austin Rice during the first quarter of Friday night's Columbia Basin Conference opener.
January 14, 2015

Bulldogs can't catch a break

by Jeff Wilson
Culver opens league play with the state's defending champions What does a coach say to his team after facing possibly the best team in the state and losing by 63 points? Not much. But getting…
January 14, 2015

Despite injuries, Buffs hang tough

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras boys basketball team didn’t have the best of weeks last week. But then, it wasn’t the worst either. The White Buffalos did lose twice over the last seven days, and even worse, lost a…
January 14, 2015

Buffs, Dogs gear up for Oregon Classic meet

by Jeff Wilson
Team dual meet a nice break in a long season Wrestling season is easily the toughest of all the sports contested in the winter session. The constant demand to make weight, stay in shape and…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jorge Olivera has won two titles this year, here at the Culver Invite, and last weekend at the Jo Hi Invitational.
January 07, 2015

Dogs end year in style

by Jeff Wilson
Culver closes out 2014 with impressive showings It’s been said that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Seems that J.D. Alley is proving that old idiom wrong. On the heels of a tremendously…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Lynden Harry takes a shot at a Buff game earlier this season.
January 07, 2015

Coming together

by Jeff Wilson
MHS girls working for better attitudes, relationships both on and off the court Zach Lillebo did not get what he wanted for Christmas. At least not when it comes to his Madras girls basketball…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Hannah Lewis, seen here in a game against Trinity Luthern last week, helped the Bulldogs win twice at the Salem Academy Tournament.
January 07, 2015

Dogs getting it done

by Jeff Wilson
Culver girls poised for conference title run As the Culver girls prepare to open Columbia Basin Conference play later this week, they can take plenty away from last week’s consolation title at…

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Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The Buffs' Chad Lindgren, in action against Redmond earlier this season, opened up his offensive game last week, scoring 15 points in a win over Baker in the Sisters Holiday Tournament.
Jan 07, 2015

Moving forward

by Jeff Wilson
Madras boys in good shape as league nears The Madras boys basketball team followed up its Seaside Holiday Tournament win last month with a solid showing at the Sisters Holiday Tournament last…
Jan 07, 2015

Bulldogs still making strides

by Jeff Wilson
CHS offense is starting to click, only not all at once The offensive improvement that Culver boys basketball coach Brennan Whitaker wants to see out of his young squad is happening. The only…
Jan 07, 2015

Solid finish

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs take fourth at Pendleton After a bit of a holiday break, the Madras wrestling team jumped back into action last weekend, taking fourth as a team at the Pendleton Invitational. The White…
Jan 07, 2015

New era begins for Madras swimmers

by Jeff Wilson
Both Buff teams look to thrive under new coach The Madras High School swim team has had its share of success over the last couple of seasons and Denise Horton is hoping to build on that success.…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Solid defensive play, which began against Redmond last week, has the Buffs playing some pretty good basketball at this stage of the season.
Dec 24, 2014

Buffs on a roll

by Jeff Wilson
Madras boys win fifth straight At times this season, the Madras boys basketball team has shown flashes of greatness. One of those times was this weekend in Seaside. After opening the 2014-15…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jessica Johnson drives around two players from Trinity Lutheran on her way to the goal.
Dec 24, 2014

Perfect position

by Jeff Wilson
Even with a rash of ankle injuries, Culver girls playing at a high level It’s funny how a win streak can make everything seem to be so much better. Despite losing the title game of its own…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver's Adam Knepp, right, and Jack Beeler were fundamentally sound under the basket last weekend, helping the Bulldogs get their first win of the 2014-15 basketball season.
Dec 24, 2014

Making progress

by Jeff Wilson
Dogs record first win, playing better defense One look at the season scores can tell you all you need to know; Culver may not be racking up win after win, but they are moving in that direction.…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras guard Leah Suppah drives down court against Sisters last week. Suppah scored 50 points over four games last week, helping the Buffs to a second-place finish at the Seaside Holiday Claassic.
Dec 24, 2014

Buffs take second at Seaside here

by Jeff Wilson
While the holiday break is usually a time for rest and relaxation, the Madras girls basketball team is using this time to find out exactly where it stands as the season begins to move forward.…
Dec 24, 2014

Dogs headin' South

by Jeff Wilson
Culver to take talents to Alabama for tourney It is 2,407 miles from the wrestling room at Culver High to the one at Vestavia Hills, Ala. Just getting to the Heart of Dixie Tournament, a 10-team…
Dec 24, 2014

Buffs, Dogs place at tourney

by Jeff Wilson
Culver seventh, Madras eighth at Irwin Memorial Culver senior Clay McClure stayed unbeaten on the season and won his third individual tournament title in a row last weekend, leading the Bulldogs…




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