Buffs have two named all-state teams

Buffs have two named all-state teams

Brown receives first team softball nod; Rehwinkel lands on baseball's second team Keely Brown...

Bringing the heat

Bringing the heat

Culver's Adam Knepp shines in 3A/2A/1A All-Star baseball series At first, Adam Knepp didn’t...

Fun and games

Fun and games

Pichette, Sullivan show their stuff at All-Star tournament For Jered Pichette and Brent Sullivan,...

Buffs get in some early work

Buffs get in some early work

Three-day mini camp signals start of the 2015 football season At this time last summer, the...


Madras Sports

JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras senior Mariah Stacona signs her national letter of intent to play basketball at Northwest University last week. Located in Kirkland, Wash., Northwest is an NAIA school that has become very competetive over the last two years.
June 03, 2015

Stacona signs with Northwest

by Jeff Wilson
A full ride and chance to play right away sold her on school Of all the places Mariah Stacona could have gone to play college basketball, a NAIA school was not expected to top her list. But…
PIONEER FILE  PHOTO - Madras outfielder Keely Brown was named as the Tri Valley Conference's Player of the Year.
June 03, 2015

Five Buffs named all-conference softball

by Jeff Wilson
Brown tabbed as Player of the Year Madras senior outfielder Keely Brown topped the list of Buffs named to the Tri Valley Conference all-league softball team by being named as the player of the…
PIONEER FILE  PHOTO - Chad Thurby, shown here pitching for the Buffs, was named as an all-conference outfielder.
June 03, 2015

Four Buffs named all-conference baseball

by Jeff Wilson
Underclassmen rule list for baseball The youth movement continues for the Madras baseball team. The White Buffalos had four players named to the Tri Valley Conference all-conference team last…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras high jumper Brent Sullivan goes up and over the bar during Saturday's state track competition at Hayward Field. Sullivan would tie a personal best at 6-4 and win the event.
June 03, 2015

Flying high, again

by Jeff Wilson
Brent Sullivan grabs 4A high jump crown For most of Saturday morning, Brent Sullivan seemed to spend more of his time congratulating his opponents on nice jumps or offering condolences on those…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Stacona works her way through the crowd of runners in the 800. She would end up finishing third, earning a second state medal for the meet.
June 03, 2015

Feeling satisfied

by Jeff Wilson
Stacona OK with way things went at state Most athletes never feel that they reached their true potential. Mariah Stacona is one of those athletes. The Madras senior, the only White Buffalo off…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver senior Fern Badillo races to the finish line in the 2A boys 100-meter dash Friday. He would place seventh, giving the Bulldogs another placing on the podium.
June 03, 2015

Dogs pile up state medals

by Jeff Wilson
Culver leaves state meet with plenty of hardware To say that Culver coach Mike Dove was ecstatic about his team’s performance at the state track and field meet last week in Eugene would be going…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver senior Andrea Retano works her way through a crowd during Friday's final in the 2A 800-meter run. She would finish third.
June 03, 2015

Retano goes out in style

by Jeff Wilson
Running hurt, she captures one last medal The pink tape on her right knee told only half the story. Andrea Retano made sure to fill in the rest with her sheer grit and determination. Running on…
June 03, 2015

Ceciliani records first MLB hit

by Jeff Wilson
Former Buff off and running in New York; Ells lands back on DL So many kids dream of it, but Darrell Ceciliani lived it. The former Madras graduate not only got the call to become a major…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Brent Sullivan clears the bar during Saturday's high jump competition at the Tri Valley Conference district meet at Madras High School. Sullivan tied a personal-best with a jump of 6-4 and won the event, qualifying him for this week's state meet. This will be Sullivan's third trip to Hayward Field.
May 20, 2015

Coming up large here

by Jeff Wilson
Sullivan, Stacona headed to Eugene As expected, many events in last week’s Tri Valley Conference district track meet turned into one-on-one matchups. And Madras was right in the middle of most…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver coach Mike Dove looks on as Catylynn Duff works on her discus technique. The freshman qualified for state in two events, including the shot put.
May 20, 2015

Culver set for state

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs taking 11 kids to Class 2A meet It could be a showdown of epic proportions. And that’s just the way those involved want it to be. It, is the Class 2A track meet this weekend in Eugene,…

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JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Obie Eriza, front, and Jered Pichette became the first Madras boys to advance to the state tennis tournament in more than a decade.
May 20, 2015

Pichette-Eriza headed to state

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs' No.1 doubles team first to advance in a decade or more For Margaret Kincaid, the week before the Special District 2 tennis tournament was all about quiet confidence and even quieter…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras catcher Howard Bell-Raines awaits a throw as a Crook County runner tries to score from second in a Tri Valley Conference baseball game Thursday in Madras.
May 20, 2015

In the right direction

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs happy with continued improvements Baseball players would play everyday if they could. And with the way the Madras baseball squad closed out the 2015 season last week, the seniors were…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras senior Shelby Mauritson throws to first to get an out during the Buffs' home finale Friday with Gladstone.
May 20, 2015

Buffs close out strong

by Jeff Wilson
Softball comes up just short of playoff berth The Madras softball team saved its best stuff for the final week of the season, closing out the 2015 season with three wins in its final four games.…
May 13, 2015

Ceciliani off to great AAA start

by Jeff Wilson
Former Madras standout playing outfield for the Las Vegas 51s outfield Darrell Ceciliani continues to work his way up the baseball ladder. And he is getting ever closer to the top. The former…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - J.D. Alley reacts as Josh Hendrix pins his opponent during the Class 2A state wrestling tournament in February in Portland. Alley's team won its eighth state title in the last nine years.
May 06, 2015

Alley named coach of the year

by Jeff Wilson
Culver wrestling mentor receives award from national group J.D. Alley has never been into wrestling for himself. So when the Culver High School wrestling coach picked up his second National…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The memebrs of the top two Madras boys doubles team, from left, Simon Singha, Obie Eriza, Jered Pichette and Omar Dominguez, hope to advance to state during next week's district tournament.
May 06, 2015

All or nothing

by Jeff Wilson
Spots at state on the line next week It has been longer than anyone wants to imagine since Madras has sent a tennis player or team to the state tournament. With the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Special…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER  - Madras' Celeste Morning Owl appears to put a tag on a Gladstone runner at third base during Friday afternoon's Tri-Valley Conference game. But the umpire called the Gladiator safe, helping Gladstone on to a 6-1 win.
May 06, 2015

Buffs earn league wins

by Jeff Wilson
Sweep of Molalla was great, but Gladstone posed problems Charles Brown wanted just two things from his Madras softball team last week — play clean in the field and make good contact at the…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Alec McDonald was solid through the first part of Monday's game against Gladstone.
May 06, 2015

Madras pushes Gladiators to breaking point

by Jeff Wilson
Seventh-inning rally falls short, but Buffs stay positive The goal, the season goal set by Madras baseball coach Sam McCormick, is to get better with each game. Although mired in a six-game…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER FILE - Adam Knepp fires to the plate Saturday during the first game of a doubleheader between Dufur and the Bulldogs. Knepp struck out 11 in the game, but the Dogs lost 6-1.
May 06, 2015

Dogs push Dufur

by Jeff Wilson
Culver doesn't lay down for No. 3 team It hasn’t been the best of times for the Culver baseball team. But Saturday’s doubleheader loss to third-ranked Dufur did seem to back up one thing the…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Evan Brown has been a mainstay at Madras athletic events since he returned to the school last summer.
May 06, 2015

Brown named AD of the year

by Jeff Wilson
Madras athletic director honored for second time Evan Brown isn’t one for individual recognition, especially when the one being recognized is him. But that didn’t stop the Oregon Athletic…




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