Madras girls grind out road win

Madras girls grind out road win

Buffs erase 10-point halftime deficit against Mountain View, pull out 53-50 win.

Buffs a team in transition

Buffs a team in transition

Slow start dooms Madras boys in loss to Mountain View.

Culver takes Jo-Hi team title

Culver takes Jo-Hi team title

Bulldogs win meet by over 100 points behind five first-place finishers.

Coach's message gets through to Madras wrestlers

Coach's message gets through to Madras wrestlers

Buffs improve from first to second day at Rollin Schimmel Memorial Tournament


Madras Sports

January 11, 2017

Culver freshmen make early impacts

by Will Denner
Several fresh faces on the Bulldogs break out in recent weeks.
January 11, 2017

Culver girls enter CBC play 8-4

by Will Denner
With more school days canceled and two coaches involved in a car accident, Bulldogs have an up and down week.
January 11, 2017

Madras Swim Team beats several team records

by Will Denner
Madras swimmers had plenty to be proud of at last weekend's meet in McMinnville.


January 11, 2017

Madras wrestling finishes sixth at Bend Invitational

by Will Denner
Buffs enter seven wrestlers in varsity bracket, get three on the podium.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Despite a couple recurring issues showing up in the tournament title game against host Sisters, the Buffs won their first two games, which included a double-digit comeback entering the fourth quarter against Mazama and a huge third quarter against Crook County.
January 04, 2017

Madras boys eye bigger picture

by Will Denner
A 2-1 record at the Sisters Tournament was promising, but
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras put together a complete game against Crook County in its last game of the tournament. Jackie Zamora (12) chipped in 12 points and had another strong defensive outing.
January 04, 2017

Madras girls end 2016 on positive note

by Will Denner
After two tough losses in Sisters, Buffs bounce back against Crook County
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Along with Irma Retano and Mia Gamboa, Jessica Johnson (25) played an important part in the Bulldogs' 2-1 tournament record. Johnson led the team with 11 points in a low-scoring 29-26 win over Lost River to conclude the weekend.
January 04, 2017

Culver fares well in talent-rich tourney

by Will Denner
Crusader New Year Invitational showcases tough 2A and 3A teams statewide that could make playoff runs
January 04, 2017

Denner: Egos aside, two coaches find balance at Culver

by Will Denner
Scott Fritz and Rene Houle make unusual transition a smooth one
January 04, 2017

Culver among top 10 at massive Sierra Nevada Classic

by Will Denner
Bulldogs get team-wide contributions in Reno, including a few freshman points scored
January 04, 2017

Struggles continue for Culver boys at Crusader Tourney

by Will Denner
Bulldogs aim to clean up defense and careless turnovers before league play begins

Don't miss the local news

Jan 04, 2017

Austin: Redistricting will challenge bigger Oregon schools

by Lon Austin
Although smaller schools are pleased with current system, larger schools see major issues that need to be resolved
JAYSON SMITH/FOR THE PIONEER - Kanim Smith (right) led the Buffs with 25 points against Scappoose. Smith converted 11 field goals and added three points from the foul line.
Dec 28, 2016

Madras boys stay undefeated at home

by Will Denner
Buffs look to improve road record at Sisters Holiday Tournament
PHOTOS BY JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - Clockwise from top left, Madras soccer players Alex Sanchez (13), Obed Eriza (10) and Mikey Alonso celebrate a game-tying goal late in the 4A state championship game against Newport. Culver wrestling coaches J.D. Alley (left) and Miguel Baltazar (right) react to Jaiden Jones winning his finals match at the state tournament in Portland. Madras girls basketball players share a light moment on the bench during a home game against Crook County last January. Corey Sledge pumps his fist after breaking the 2A pole vault record at the state meet in Eugene.
Dec 28, 2016

Best of 2016: Top 10 stories of the year

by Will Denner
Jefferson County had no shortage of exciting sports moments in 2016
Dec 28, 2016

Date set for Madras athletics hall of fame unveiling

by Tony Ahern
The first MHS hall of fame class will be inducted Feb. 10 following the boys basketball game
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Guided by coaches Sara (left) and Tim Nelson (right), Garrett Webb made the necessary improvements to continue swimming at the college level.
Dec 21, 2016

Swimmer's dream becomes reality

by Will Denner
Garrett Webb signs letter of intent to swim at Southwestern Oregon Community College next year
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - The Bulldogs' full-court press has been as good as advertised so far this season. Margie Beeler (left), Elly Bautista (middle) and Joie VanAlstyne (right) corralled the backcourt against Gilchrist Friday.
Dec 21, 2016

Win or lose, Culver maintains effort

by Will Denner
Bulldogs come up short of tournament championship, rebound with a win
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Mike Davis (right) led a balanced Culver scoring attack against South Wasco County, totaling 12 points along with four blocks.
Dec 21, 2016

Culver moves on from close loss

by Will Denner
Bulldogs come up short of first win, forget about it quickly
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Mack Little (right) made his season debut at the Adrian Irwin and was one of three Culver wrestlers to win his division. Little's run in the 285-pound division included a semfinals win over Redmond's Mario Nonato (left), whom Little had never defeated until Saturday.
Dec 21, 2016

Culver hangs tough against fellow state contenders

by Will Denner
The Bulldogs place third at the Adrian Irwin Memorial Tournament behind three first-place finishers
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Harrison Manu (left) went 2-2 in a 195-pound bracket that included two reigning state champions. One of them was Culver's Jaiden Jones (right), whom Manu also wrestled at the Officials Tournament.
Dec 21, 2016

Madras faces more varsity competition

by Will Denner
Four Buffs wrestlers advance to the second day of competition
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - From left, Angela Harris, Tim Nelson, Elli Williams, Ava Williams, Lexi Williams, Heather Williams and Karen Affeldt pose with two checks worth $6,500 that will be donated to the Madras Swim and Water Polo teams.
Dec 21, 2016

MAC Dash raises $6,500 for Madras club teams

by Will Denner
Money will help Madras swim and water polo teams with expenses