Worth the wait

Worth the wait

Just four years into her career, Alexis Urbach has become a volleyball star As a middle school...

Knowing their roles

Knowing their roles

Culver players excel at doing the little things Shealene Little and the Bulldogs. It has a nice...

Bulldogs get back on track

Bulldogs get back on track

When the coaches and players on the Culver football looked at the 2014 season, no one would have...

Madras looks to close strong

This week brings an end to the 2014 Madras football season. But the White Buffalos aren’t...

Bulldogs wrap up league title

Culver turns attention to league tournament, then 2A state playoffs It may be a new league, but...

Madras, Crook County tie for league title

The Tri-Valley Conference volleyball season didn’t end as scheduled. After two months of...

Buffs on course to host play-in game

Soccer regular season ends this week; XC teams run in conference meets After falling just...

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Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Madras setter Elle Renault celebrates after the White Buffalo scored a point in last weeks four-set win in Estacada.
October 18, 2014

White Buffalo put down Estacada to stay on top

by David Ball
Madras finishes the league season tied with Crook County for the Tri-Valley crown 4A VOLLEYBALLTri-Valley Conference Team Score Madras3Estacada1 ESTACADA — The Madras High volleyball team…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Seniors Sophie Gemelas, left, and Aurora Gerhardt make up the core of both the Madras Swim Team and the Madras water polo team. They have excelled at both and leave a lasting legacy that will be hard to follow.
October 15, 2014

The dynamic duo

by Jeff Wilson
Gemelas, Gerhardt make up the foundation of Madras girls' water polo team A quick glance at the Madras Swim Team records that hang on a wall inside the Madras Aquatic Center reveals one thing…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Karlee Simmons makes a set while Mayra Renteria and Kelly Brown look on during last week's match with Molalla. The Buffs swept the Indians to stay in a first-place tie with Crook County in the 4A Tri-Valley volleyball standings.
October 15, 2014

White Buffs gear up for strong finish

by Jeff Wilson
Two more wins could set up a third showdown with Crook Co. As the volleyball regular season begins to wind down, the Madras White Buffalos are just starting to gear up. This is when the fun…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The White Buffalos' Jose Romero (13) battles with a Molalla player for control of the ball during Monday's match.
October 15, 2014

Missed opportunity

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs fall to Molalla, see title hopes vanish Coming off a solid week that saw them beat Crook County and Corbett, the Madras boys soccer team saw its chances of earning a league title all but…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras receiver Howard Bell-Raines takes a tough shot from a Crook County player Thursday night during 4A Tri-Valley Conference football action. The Cowboys roughed up the Buffs, 43-13.
October 15, 2014

Madras looking to finish strong

by Jeff Wilson
Sean Cease is not giving up. He hopes his seniors won’t either. That was the message Cease, the first-year Madras football coach, shared with his squad after Thursday night’s 43-13 loss to Crook…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Kyle Easterly (51) gets ready to take down a  Heppner player during Friday night's game.
October 15, 2014

Bulldogs roughed up by Heppner

by Jeff Wilson
The first loss of the football season is always tough, be it the first game of the year or the sixth one. What is important is how a team deals with the reality of the loss. Friday night, Culver…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras goalie Maya Hoaglin makes one of her 25 saves during a water polo tournament Friday at the Madras Aquatic Center. The White Buffalos won all three of their games.
October 15, 2014

Madras water polo teams continue to rack up wins

by Jeff Wilson
Both the boys' and girls' squads remain unbeaten in league play, eye deep playoff run Goals were plentiful Friday for the Madras water polo teams. Both the boys and girls squads went 3-0 during…
October 15, 2014

Culver gets top rating in 2A volleyball poll

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs are just four wins away from a perfect league season It may be October, but there is such a thing as the dog days of summer for high school volleyball teams. As the final two weeks of a…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Elle Renault dishes out an assist during last week's match against Crook County. The senior recorded her 2,000th assist during that match.
October 08, 2014

Unbreakable spirit

by Jeff Wilson
Her nose might break, but Elle Renault's drive doesn't For Elle Renault, the worst part of the mask is the way it makes her look. She can deal with the heat that builds up underneath it over the…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Kiana Adams, left, and Taylor Sjolund, right, go up to make a block during last week's volleyball match against Crook County. The Cowgirls would sweep Madras in three sets.
October 08, 2014

Buffs on the rebound

by Jeff Wilson
After a tough loss to Crook County, Madras gets back on a roll There are good losses and there are bad losses. The Madras volleyball team is hoping that its first conference loss of the year…

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Photo Credit: JAIME VALDEZ PHOTO - Jered Pichette found little running room against a tough, physical Gladstone defense last week.
Oct 08, 2014

Buffs get roughed up

by Jeff Wilson
Gladstone rolls over Madras; battle with Crook up next There is usually not a whole lot a football team can take away from a big loss, especially when that loss is by 51 points. But Madras coach…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jonathan Reynoso works around a Crook County defender during Monday's Tri-Valley Conference match. Madras won 3-1.
Oct 08, 2014

Prep Roundup

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs rebound with three solid soccer wins The best way to overcome a tough loss is to post a couple of big wins. And that is exactly what the Madras boys soccer team has done in the last week.…
Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS PHOTO - The 60-foot high, side-by-side Paulina Creek Falls makes for a nice view.
Oct 08, 2014

Headin' Outdoors

by Jeff Wilson
Autumn adventures in Newberry It started with a sound like distant thunder, but the skies were clear. Suddenly the ground shook for miles around. A volcanic vent opened on the inside of the…
Oct 08, 2014

Culver rallies for win, will face Heppner Friday

by Jeff Wilson
Columbia Basin title on the line Culver’s smooth sailing football season hit a small bump Friday night, but in the scheme of things, there is nothing at all wrong with that. A little adversity…
Oct 08, 2014

Dogs gearing up for deep run

by Jeff Wilson
Postseason becomes the focus for CHS volleyball A little more defensive intensity and the Culver valleyball team will be ready to go get what it lost last year — the Class 2A state crown. Culver…
Oct 08, 2014

Tough decisions are the hardest to make

by Jeff Wilson
Football or golf, you decide. Those were the words spoken to me just a few weeks before my junior year in high school started. And that was the choice that I had to make — pick between the two…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Alexis Urbach pounds a shot past an Estacada defender during last week's league match.
Oct 01, 2014

Buffs on a roll

by Jeff Wilson
Madras unbeaten in TVC, ready for home showdown with Crook Co. Another week and more success. That seems to be the MO for the Madras volleyball team. The White Buffaloes added two more…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Sydnee Smith keeps a ball in play for Culver Friday night during a Columbia Basin Conference volleyball match against Pilot Rock.
Oct 01, 2014

Dogs hitting stride

by Jeff Wilson
Little back in top form at right time Maybe Randi Viggiano has found the secret to motivating her superstar — give her a little time off to go hunting. Not that Shealene Little needs much of a…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Tucker Davis returned a punt for a score Friday night, part of Culver's 39-point offensive onslaught against Vernonia.
Oct 01, 2014

Bulldogs living up to hype, potential

by Jeff Wilson
Shea Little is not all that surprised that at this point of football season, his Culver Bulldogs are where they are at — 4-0 and cruising. But some of the kids are a little shocked at the team’s…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Almost 400 runners participated in the Madras Invitational Saturday at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort Golf Course. Hannah Orey of Culver battles with a pair of Summit runners at the finish line.
Oct 01, 2014

Madras Invitational

by Jeff Wilson
Madras Invitational Sept. 27 at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort Golf Course BOYS Team scores 1. Canby 46, 2. Crescent Valley 57, 3. Bend 73, 4. Oregon City 96, 5. Chemawa 115, 6. Summit 143, 7. Molalla 214,…



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