Missed by that much

Missed by that much

MHS softball has been in all of its league games, but errors have cost it victories There is so...

Madras strong

Madras strong

Local runners to test their mettle in next week's 119th Boston Marathon To Mark Schongalla and...

Twice is nice for Buff duo

Twice is nice for Buff duo

Pichette, Stacona named to 4A all-state team for a second time It’s always nice to see hard...

Badlands offer up unique hike

Badlands offer up unique hike

Lava flows and old juniper trees highlight Bend-area trail There’s not a lot of snow in the...


Madras Sports

PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Madras pitcher Leah Buck tries to put the tag on Corbetts Kara Moritz, who slid in safely on the play to start the scoring in the sixth inning.
April 10, 2015

Softball team drops two in Corbett

by David Ball
Madras puts up 10 runs, but loses a slugfest to the No. 6 Cardinals 4A SOFTBALLTri-Valley Conference Team Score Corbett17Madras10 The Madras softball team did its best to keep pace, but couldn't…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Mariah Stacona works on drills during a high jumping sessions Monday afternoon. After deciding to focus on basketball during the last two years, Stacona is back on the track for her senior season.
April 02, 2015

Back home, again

by Jeff Wilson
Madras will host track meet for first time in eight years There is definitely a spring in the step of the Madras track athletes this week. Part of it may be the fact the team is coming off a…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Chad Thurby delivers a pitch to the plate during Friday's game against Seaside. The Buffs won their final two games of the tourney to finish fourth.
April 02, 2015

Buffs take fourth at own Classic

by Jeff Wilson
Strong pitching, good defense and big bats come together over final days of tournament For the Madras baseball team, it really does seem to come down to a couple of simple things. “It’s…
LINDA LARSON PHOTO - Madras' Laramie Jensen reaches down to grab a flag while compete in the Canadian Flag Race last week in the OHSET Central District meet.
April 02, 2015

Madras OHSET takes third

by Jeff Wilson
The Oregon High School Equestrian Team Central District held its second meet of the season last weekend at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in the Bank of the Cascades Event Center. There…
April 02, 2015

Buffs softball hitting a stride

by Jeff Wilson
Charles Brown’s patience paid off, just like he knew it would. After a bit of a rough start, the Madras girls softball team got things going last week while playing in the Central Oregon Spring…
April 02, 2015

Dogs gain split at John Day tourney

by Jeff Wilson
If experience is what the Culver baseball team needed, it got plenty of it last week at the John Day Ice Breaker Tournament. Expecting to play three games over the three-day tourney, the Dogs…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jenni Young, left, and Sophie Gemelas are back on the tennis court as doubles partners this year. They took last year off to pursue other interests.
March 25, 2015

Back in action

by Jeff Wilson
Gemelas, Young on the court again Dave Jordan is a man that likes the simple things in life. Especially when they benefit his Madras girls tennis team. So the simple fact that Jenni Young and…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Broc Sanders slides safely into third base during Madras' season-opening game against Summit last week. Sanders will be counted on this year for not only defense in the field, but some senior leadership as well on what is a very young team.
March 25, 2015

The pieces are in place

by Jeff Wilson
Despite coming off a 5-20 year, Buff baseball ready to contend It might not seem like a 5-20 record would really be the foundation of a winning program, but that’s the way second-year Madras…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Leah Buck will play second this year. With Shelby Mauritson returning at short, and Keely Brown in center, the Buffs will be strong up the middle.
March 25, 2015

Buff softball ready to rock

by Jeff Wilson
Slow start not a concern for a team looking to make playoffs It may not seem like it right now, but things will get better. Charles Brown is banking on it. The second year Madras fastpitch coach…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The Buffs' Obie Eriza will once again team with Omar Dominguez to give Madras plenty of depth in doubles play this year.
March 25, 2015

Young Buffs look to make some noise

by Jeff Wilson
For once in a long time, Madras boys tennis coach Margaret Kincaid has something everyone else wants: Experience. With most of her team intact from last season, the White Buffalos are a little…

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JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver senior Clay McClure came on in relief during Thursday's nonleague baseball game against Grant Union. McClure got the win as Culver rallied and then held on for a 7-6 win.
Mar 25, 2015

A so-so beginning

by Jeff Wilson
Dogs bounce back from rough first day of games Culver’s start to the 2015 season was about as bad as anyone could have ever imagined. Well, maybe it was worse than that. But after a sloppy…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - After missing last season with an injury, the Bulldogs' Josi Harrison pitched Culver to a seson-opening win over La Pine last week.
Mar 25, 2015

Bulldogs don't waste any time

by Jeff Wilson
Needing 11 tries last year, Dogs open season with win What a difference a year makes. And having a healthy Josi Harrison doesn’t hurt either. The Culver fastpitch team wasted little time in…
NEW MEXICO STATE PHOTO - Junior Abby Scott was a huge part of the Aggies' success this season. NMSU qualified for its first NCAA Tournament since 1988.
Mar 25, 2015

Scott, Aggies bounced from NCAA tourney

by New Mexico State SID
Former Madras standout gets first taste of NCAA Tournament The New Mexico State women’s basketball team concluded its 2014-15 campaign with a 75-57 loss at the hands of No. 4/3 Maryland on…
Mar 25, 2015

Madras track off and running

by Jeff Wilson
Boys fourth, girls fifth in first meet of the season If the first meet is any indication, the Madras track teams should be in good shape this season. Three Madras boys won individual titles last…
Mar 25, 2015

CHS track off to slow start

by Jeff Wilson
The good thing for the Culver track and field team is that the year’s first meet will be far from the highlight of its season. The Bulldogs got their 2015 season off to a bit of a slow start…
Mar 25, 2015

Quinn, Young compete in all-star tourney

by Jeff Wilson
Madras High seniors Katie Quinn and Jenni Young competed in the High School All-Stars Bowling Tournament at PinbusterZ in Portland on March 7 and 8. The all-star tournament was made up of boys…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras senior Jered Pichette drives to the basket during the fourth/sixth place game Saturday in Hillsboro.
Mar 18, 2015

Buffs bring home a trophy

by Jeff Wilson
Madras boys score first piece of state hardware since '00 If a movie was made from the footage shot of the Madras boys basketball team last week at the Class 4A state tournament, its title could…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver junior Corey Sledge is out to claim his second pole vaultling state title this season. He has his sights set on clearing 16 feet before the season comes to an end.
Mar 18, 2015

Flying high, again

by Jeff Wilson
Sledge, distance runners to pace Bulldogs It’s a beautiful spring day and members of the Culver track and field teams are off in their groups, doing their work. The only real problem is the…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver assistant coach Brennan Whitaker oversees a defensive drill during practice. The Bulldogs will focus on playing better defense this season.
Mar 18, 2015

Dogs look to get defensive

by Jeff Wilson
Cutting down on runs allowed key to success If there was any one statistic that sums up the 2014 Culver baseball season, it’s the numberof runs allowed — all 181 of them. But even more telling…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Freshman Alesha Freeman gives the Bulldogs depth up the middle.
Mar 18, 2015

Softball team has lofty goals

by Jeff Wilson
More numbers mean more options this year Last season was last season. That’s Jack Layton’s best philosphy when it comes to Culver fastpitch. It’s not like the second-year coach, back for a…




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