Buffs take second at Seaside here

Buffs take second at Seaside here

While the holiday break is usually a time for rest and relaxation, the Madras girls basketball...

Making progress

Making progress

Dogs record first win, playing better defense One look at the season scores can tell you all you...

Perfect position

Perfect position

Even with a rash of ankle injuries, Culver girls playing at a high level It’s funny how a...

Buffs on a roll

Buffs on a roll

Madras boys win fifth straight At times this season, the Madras boys basketball team has shown...

Ready to rumble

Ready to rumble

Canyon Rumble Frozen Half Marathon brings in runners from around region It isn’t everyone...


Madras Sports

December 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…
December 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…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Janae Adams, left, will have to play a key role in the middle of the Buffs' lineup this year.
December 17, 2014

High expectations

by Jeff Wilson
'State or bust' sums up girls' desire Most teams form some sort of a motto or saying to help motivate them through the year. While not an official team motto, the Madras girls basketball team…
Photo Credit: PIONEER FILE  PHOTO - Point guard Jered Pichette drives to the basket during a game last season.
December 17, 2014

High expectations

by Jeff Wilson
With Pichette back, Buffs look to improve With one final chance to make a dream come true, Jered Pichette is taking his senior basketball season seriously. "We were looking to make it to state…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras' Hayden Manu got the best of Culver's Mack Little in an early match Friday in the 220-pound weight class.
December 17, 2014

Dominant Dogs

by Jeff Wilson
Culver runs away with own tourney title; Buffs seventh Monday afternoons in the Culver wrestling room have become synonymous with Hollywood in a sense. That is usually the day that coach J.D.…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jace Oppenlander is part of a small core of Buffs that have a spot at state in their sights.
December 17, 2014

Madras wrestlers on quest for titles

by Jeff Wilson
Every sports season begins with mostly unknows. That’s not the case this year for the Madras wrestling team. Lacking in many key weights, the White Buffalos will spend the 2014-15 season less…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THEPIONEER - Raeanne Slaght, center, is off to a great start this year. She has been strong under the basket and scored a career-high 17 points last week against Dufur.
December 17, 2014

Bulldogs even record

by Jeff Wilson
Girls win twice; boys still winless Scott Fritz knew it was only a matter of time before his Culver girls basketball team would get things going. It took them just a game and half. After starting…
December 17, 2014

Buffs get season going

by Jeff Wilson
Madras got its boys basketball season off to a solid start last week, splitting a pair of road games with Sisters and Henley. After being forced to postpone two games and a slew of practices…
December 17, 2014

MHS girls split openers

by Jeff Wilson
After waiting for what may have seemed like an eternity, the Madras girls basketball team finally got to play some games last week, going 1-1 in nonconference action. The Buffs, who endured a…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - With two returning state champs and a host of others that either qualified or placed at state in 2014, including Levi Vincent, seen here during the district tournament last year, the Bulldogs are poised to make a run at another state wrestling team title.
December 10, 2014

Bulldogs ready to rock

by Jeff Wilson
Loaded with talent, CHS has sights on another wrestling title Success breeds success. No one knows that more than the Culver wrestling team. Coming off the program’s seventh state title in 2014,…

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Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - With all five starters returning, including Emma Hoke, with the ball, being guarded by Andrea Retano, the Dogs have playoff aspirations this season.
Dec 10, 2014

Controlled chaos

by Jeff Wilson
Culver girls want to turn up the pressure This year’s version of the Culver girls basketball team has nothing to hide. In fact, they are letting the entire region know just what they will be all…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER  - Culver coach Brennan Whitaker watches as Chance Mueller completes a drill during practice last week.
Dec 10, 2014

Behind the 8 ball

by Jeff Wilson
CHS boys already have a lot to overcome Everyone likes a challenge. But the Culver Bulldogs know all too well that not all challenges are fair. Despite coming off a season that saw them struggle…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Andy Winkleblack, of Bend, smiles as he passes in front of the Jefferson County Library Band while emerging from Willow Creek Canyon during Saturday's Canyon Rumble Frozen Half Marathon run. Warmer weather brought out more than 90 participants for this year's run. The band, which was situated just east of the railroad trestle on C Street, played Christmas tunes as the runners made their way up out of the canyon and into the city.
Dec 10, 2014

Dozens rumble through canyon

by Jeff Wilson
Close to 100 participate in annual half marathon/10K Better weather brought out a bigger crowd at this year’s Canton Rumble Frozen Half Marathon run, held Saturday in Madras. Almost 100 people…
Dec 10, 2014

CHS wrestling off to solid start

by Jeff Wilson
CHS basketball teams drop season openers; Madras finally gets going If the Culver wrestling team was wondering just how good it could be this year, the start of the 2014-15 season brought a…
Photo Credit: PIONEER FILE  PHOTO - One of the 701 kills Culver's Shealene Little puts away this season was this one against Kennedy at the 2A state tournament last month. Little was named 2A Player of the Year for a second time. She won the award in 2012.
Dec 03, 2014

Little tops all-state list, again

by Jeff Wilson
CHS outside hitter named POY; three others named to team For the second time in three years, Culver outside hitter Shealene Little has been named the Class 2A Volleyball Player of the Year. The…
Photo Credit: PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Alexis Urbach capped off her senior volleyball season with a place on the 4A all-state team.
Dec 03, 2014

Urbach earns first-team 4A all-state recognition

by Jeff Wilson
Mauritson selected to second team The season of firsts keeps coming for the Madras volleyball team. On the heels of its best-ever state placing last month, the White Buffalos have now been…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Clay McClure, making a tackle, was named all-conference twice, while teammates Kyle Easterly (51) and Mack Little (57) were also on the list.
Dec 03, 2014

Dogs rule all-league

by Jeff Wilson
Culver grabs 14 spots on Columbia Basin list Clay McClure and Tristan Bogart lead a list of 11 Culver football players that were named to the Columbia Basin Conference all-league team. McClure…
Dec 03, 2014

Buffs dot TVC all-league selections

by Jeff Wilson
Culver's Carlos Martinez named Special District 4 boys soccer MVP Oved Felix and Mario Urieta head a list of eight White Buffalo players to be named to the Tri-Valley Conference all-conference…
Dec 03, 2014

There is plenty of inspiration for Rumble run

by Trevor Groves
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego is a sprawling complex of barracks, sand and asphalt. All young men living west of the Mississippi who hope to earn the title Marine will step off a…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sophie Gemelas, right, and Amanda Barrett try to block a shot before it gets to Madras goalkeeper Maya Hoaglin during Saturday's title game.
Nov 19, 2014

Buffs claim state

by Jeff Wilson
Water polo team rolls to 5A/4A crown Doug Calvin asked his girls a for just a little more effort last weekend. He got just what he wanted. Aurora Gerhardt and Sophie Gemelas combined to score 21…




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