Almost, but not quite

Almost, but not quite

MHS fights to the bitter end, but comes up just short “When a defining moment comes along,...

Building confidence

Building confidence

Bulldogs doing just what they need to Winning breeds more winning. And it also builds confidence....

Buffs want to get more offensive

Buffs want to get more offensive

Heading into conference play, MHS looks to ramp up its options It's not like the Madras...

Culver continues to rack up big victories

Culver continues to rack up big victories

This will be an interesting next couple of weeks for the Culver volleyball team. While the...

MHS girls record first soccer win of the year

MHS girls record first soccer win of the year

White Buffalos get past Redmond 2-0 Kianna Moschetti and Mariah Stacona scored first-half goals...

Almost Done

Almost Done

Progress on the new Madras High School stadium continues to be made. In the last week, work crews...

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September 17, 2014

Packed stand are cool, do it again

by Jeff Wilson
I hate to admit it, but there's not a whole lot on my mind this week. So, instead of me babbling on, here are a few observations of things I noticed last week. Former Madras baseball standout…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Elle Renault (1) and Taylor Sjolund (3) of Madras try to block a shot by Shealene Little.
September 10, 2014

Madras tops Bulldogs

by Jeff Wilson
Both teams get plenty out of rare volleyball match Throughout her high school volleyball career, Shelby Mauritson has always wanted to play Culver High. Monday night, she and her Madras…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras freshman Jonathan Reynoso slips a ball past the La Pine goalie last week during the Buffs' opening game of the season, a 16-0 win.
September 10, 2014

Two games in, Buffs like what they see

by Jeff Wilson
Two games into what Madras boys soccer coach Clark Jones thinks could be a huge season, there has been some good, some bad and some, well ugly. But the White Buffalos are taking it all in…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Kalan Wolfe battles two Ridgeview defenders during last week's match.
September 10, 2014

MHS seeing results on the field despite losses

by Jeff Wilson
Krista Hayes knows this will be a season of transition. And the first-year Madras girls soccer coach is already seeing some. Despite dropping their first two games of the season, the White…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver senior Carlos Martinez dribbles away from an Irrigon defender during Saturday's 3A/2A/1A Special District 4 game. The Bulldogs trailed just 2-1 at the half, but ended up losing 7-1.
September 10, 2014

Culver soccer eager to get into mix

by Jeff Wilson
Young team has a long way to go, but enough talent to get there For most teams, the start of a season is the most important part. Especially when one is as young as the Culver co-ed soccer team.…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jeff Hurd, left, tags his wife Jamie after completing the 12-mile bike ride portion of the MAC Dash Sprint Triathlon Relay Saturday at the Madras Aquatic Center. Jamie Hurd finished off the final leg of the race, a three-mile run. The event  saw 63 participants from around Central Oregon compete in the individual race, which consists of a 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run. Others competed as relay teams while the kids got their chance in the Mini Dash.
September 10, 2014

2014 MAC Dash a blast

by Jeff Wilson
MAC Dash Sprint Triathlon Sept. 6 in Madras Individuals Men 1, Neal Richards, 56:08. 2, Tony Rigatoni, 1:06:50. 3, Matthew Wright, 1:07:17. 4, Stephen Woodward, 1:09:48. 5, Jon Powell, 1:09:57.…
September 10, 2014

Bulldogs follow strong ground game to 33-20 win over La Pine

by Jeff Wilson
Shea Little has already found one thing that his Culver Bulldogs do well — run the ball. And the Class 2A Bulldogs did just that Friday night, running over 3A?La Pine 33-20 to get the 2014…
September 10, 2014

Despite loss, Buffs solid in opener, improving in all areas

by Jeff Wilson
Football games usually come down to just a few key moments. Friday night, Madras found that out firsthand. Junction City broke open a close game with a pair of 90-yard scoring plays, which ended…
September 10, 2014

Water polo teams off to solid start

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras water polo teams hit the pool for the first time under new coach Doug Calvin last week, and so far, so good. Madras won both of its opening games last week against Bend, as the boys…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - First-year Madras coach Sean Cease addresses his team after Friday night's practice inside the new football stadium. Cease has brought a well-needed attitude adjustment with him and his players seem to respond to it.
September 03, 2014

Attitude adjustment

by Jeff Wilson
New coach brings a philosophy to a team that needed it Sean Cease is not a big man. At just 5 feet, 6 inches, he easily gets lost in a crowd, especially one that gathers around him. But…

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Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/ THE PIONEER - The Bulldogs will need young players, like Marco Retano, to step up this year.
Sep 03, 2014

Laying a foundation

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs hope to keep on course of becoming a football family The hardest part of building something, anything, is getting started. With one season under his belt, Culver football coach Shea…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Senior Brady Tucker is back in the net for the Madras boys water polo team once again this year.
Sep 03, 2014

Moving forward

by Jeff Wilson
Coaching change should not slow down water polo team's progress Someone once said that all change is good. But for a high school water polo team chasing state titles, changing coaches just weeks…
Photo Credit: PIONEER FILE PHOTO - The MAC Dash triathlon has become a bigger event with each year as participation has consistently grown.
Sep 03, 2014

Mac Dash this weekend

by Jeff Wilson
Mini Dash loads of fun to get out and see For the seventh time, athletes from around the region will descend on Madras for the MAC Dash Fall Triathlon. The Dash, which begins and ends at the…
Sep 03, 2014

Jeff Co.'s best? It's still up for debate

by Jeff Wilson
About six weeks ago, after watching the MLB love fest for Derek Jeter that was supposedly the all-star game, and all the discussion on does he belong on the New York Yankees' Mount Rushmore of…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The 2014 version of Culver volleyball is in position to win the school's second state title in three years.
Aug 27, 2014

A dominant force

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs hope to stay on top of the 2A volleyball mountain Climbing to the top of a sports mountain can be relatively easy. It’s staying perched up at the peak that is hard. And the Culver…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Elle Renault, left, and Taylor Sjolund are part of a deep senior class that feels like a state title is a real possibility this year.
Aug 27, 2014

Buffs have 4A title in sights

by Jeff Wilson
If there was ever a time to displace Crook Co., it is now If there was ever a year where everything was to fall in place for the Madras volleyball team, 2014 might be it. There are a lot of…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jose Romero, left, and Oved Felix make up part of a group of returning players that have their sights set on a deep playoff run this year.
Aug 27, 2014

Chances are looking good for MHS boys soccer

by Jeff Wilson
A slew of talented returners and a revamped defense have Buffs excited To say that this could be an interesting year for the Madras boys soccer team would be quite the understatement. Loaded…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Freshman Michell Galan, left, tries to run down Coral Reyes during a Madras girls' soccer practice last week. This year's team is short on numbers, but expects to compete well in the new Tri-Valley Conference.
Aug 27, 2014

Low numbers, high enthusiasm

by Jeff Wilson
MHS is coming off a tough year, but a new attitude could make a difference Low numbers usually don’t translate into good things. At least not on an athletic field. But high enthusiasm is one way…
Aug 27, 2014

There are better ways to raise money

by Jeff Wilson
I have always been one that was up for a good cause. Especially if that meant there was some fun to be had. Rarely will I turn down the chance to play in a golf tournament that has a tie in to a…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - These seats with arm rests and backs will be on sale at the Aug. 29 scrimmage.
Aug 20, 2014

Opening party set for stadium

by Tony Ahern
Barbecue, football squad scrimmage set for Aug. 29 The Buff Boosters are christening the new Madras High School stadium with a party Friday, Aug. 29. The evening will include a barbecue and…



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