Begay receives Pay It Forward award

Begay receives Pay It Forward award

Madras High graduate and Warm Springs resident Gavin Begay accepted the Play It Forward Award,...

Four White Buffs named all-state

Four White Buffs named all-state

Rehwinkel, Rauschenburg, Thurby are selected for baseball; Moschetti in softball The awards...

Joe Scott qualifies for NHSFR

Joe Scott qualifies for NHSFR

The Oregon High School Rodeo Association held its final rodeo of the season last weekend in...

Scott off to national meet Scott off to national meet

Scott off to national meet Scott off to national meet

Madras wrestler to take part in tourney in Fargo, N.D.; needs some help to get there Quentin...

Buffs already working toward next football season

Buffs already working toward next football season

With a series of camps for youths of all ages, Madras hopes to jumpstart the program Football...


Madras Sports

June 17, 2016

MAC sees participation numbers rise over the year

by Jeff Wilson
New system, more to offer has people swarming through doors It has been a bumpy ride, at times, but it seems that the Madras Aquatic Center has turned a very important corner and is looking…
June 11, 2016

Rehwinkel, Rauschenburg named all-stars

by Jeff Wilson
Buff seniors picked to take part in 37th annual 4A all-star baseball series From a freshman who couldn’t hit his weight to the Tri Valley Conference’s Player of Year, Bryce Rehwinkel has been on…
June 11, 2016

Class of 2016 one of my favs

by Jeff Wilson
Normally, I try to stay as far away from high school graduations as I possibly can, for the obvious reasons. I had my time, and from what I remember of it, it was a blast. But over the last two…


PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Madras senior Bryce Rehwinkel parked this pitch well past the outfield wall, just one of the eight home runs he hit this season. With such gaudy offensive numbers, and a solid glove at first base, Rehwinkel was named the Tri Valley Conference Player of the Year.
June 01, 2016

Rehwinkel named TVC's POY

by Jeff Wilson
Senior one of 7 Buffs named all league Bryce Rehwinkel wanted to be considered as one of the best players in the Tri Valley Conference this season. The numbers he put up over the course of the…
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Madras junior Kianna Moschetti was the lone Buff named to the Tri Valley Conference All-League softball team. Moschetti was selected as a infielder.
June 01, 2016

Buffs land four on TVC softball squad

by Jeff Wilson
Moschetti selected to first team The Madras softball team was rewarded for its hard-fought season with five spots on the league’s all-conference team, voted on by the conference’s coaches.…
June 01, 2016

Culver has pair named to SP6 softball team

by Jeff Wilson
Playing in a conference that had four teams ranked in the top 12 of the state, and seeing two of those teams advance to the state semifinals, makes positions on an all-conference team hard to…
June 01, 2016

Two Dogs named all-league

by Jeff Wilson
The Culver baseball season may have ended a couple of weeks a go, but the Bulldogs are still seeing the rewards coming in. Two Bulldogs were named to the 2A/1A?Special District 6 all-league…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver senior Corey Sledge clears the pole vault bar at 16-feet-2 to set a new state meet record during Thurday's competition at Hayward Field, on the campus of the University of Oregon, in Eugene. Sledge had already wrapped up his second state title by clearing 13-6 earlier.
May 25, 2016

Sledge skies to meet mark

by Jeff Wilson
Corey Sledge had already topped the Oregon state 2A pole vault record once this season. But on a drizzly, cool Thursday morning at the shrine of track and field, he made it official. Sledge, a…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver freshman Irma Retano made the most of her first trip to Hayward Field by earning two individual medals - she was seventh in both the 400- and 3,000-meter runs and ran a leg on both the Bulldog relay teams, which placed.
May 25, 2016

Culver girls bring home six medals

by Jeff Wilson
When it comes to Culver track and field, there are lofty expectations. Lots of them. And the group of eight Bulldogs that made the trip to Hayward Field last week for the 2A state championships…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras senior Sean Leriche fouls off a pitch during the Buffs' 4A play-in baseball game at Cascade Thursday afternoon. Cascade ended Madras' season with a 9-0 win.
May 25, 2016

Buffs bounced

by Jeff Wilson
Quiet bats, errors costly for Madras In the state baseball playoffs, everything is magnified. And the little things become even more important. The Madras nine found that out the hard way last…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Skyhawk Garcia will get back in the cage June 4 for his second MMA fight. The Madras-based fighter is off to a 1-0 start in his amateur career.
May 25, 2016

Garcia set for second fight

by Jeff Wilson
MMA heavyweight back in the cage June 4 Skyhawk Garcia will go for his second win in as many fights next month when he takes part in the June 4 MMA?King of the Cage “Wipe Out.” Garcia, a…
May 25, 2016

Hernandez ends career at state meet

by Jeff Wilson
Buff sprinter fails to advance to 400 finals Madras senior Miklo Hernendez realized his dream of competing at the 4A state track and field championships last week at Hayward Field, on the campus…
May 25, 2016

Hammond completes state run

by Jeff Wilson
Argentinian falls in consolation round of state tennis tourney As the lone tennis player to advance to the 4A/3A/2A/1A state tennis tournament last week, Madras foreign exchange student Lucianna…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras seniors, from left, Austin Rauschenburg, Bryce Rehwinkel, Howard Bell-Raines, and Sean Leriche suffered through some lean times, but they are a huge reason for the Buffs' recent success.
May 18, 2016

Staying the course

by Jeff Wilson
Quitting was never an option for this senior class At any point in the 2014 baseball season, Bryce Rehwinkel could have called it quits. And no one would have really blamed him. The same could…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Bryce Rehwinkel slides safely into third during the Buffs' Tri Valley Conference game against Gladstone last week.
May 18, 2016

Madras wraps up postseason berth

by Jeff Wilson
Coming within six outs of securing a postseason baseball berth, and then suddenly losing that opportunity could be devastating for some teams. But not for the Madras White Buffalos. The Buffs…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The Bulldogs' relay team of, left to right, Irma Retano, Hannah Lewis, Emma Knepp and Jessica Johnson, will compete in the 400 and 1,600 relays Friday at the 2A state track meet in Eugene.
May 18, 2016

Pleasantly surprised

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs go 1-2 at district; 13 to state To say that Culver track coach Mike Dove was surprised by his team’s performance last week at the Columbia Basin district meet would be a bit of an…
May 18, 2016

Locals survive St. George Ironman

by Jeff Wilson
Simon White wasn’t quite sure what Tom Norton was getting him into. After all, competing in an Ironman triathlon, even a half one, is not for everyone. But White, who is the principal at…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Senior Josi Harrison carried the pitching load this season for the Bulldogs. Harrison ended her high school career Saturday by pitching both games of a doubleheader. She struck out the final batter she faced.
May 18, 2016

Culver drops pair to Heppner

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs close out year with two close losses The 2016 Culver softball season came to an end Saturday, as the Bulldogs dropped a pair of Columbia Basin Conference games to Heppner at home. The…
May 18, 2016

Ceciliani back in action

by Thomas Joyce
Activated off DL, former Buff back in Buffalo lineup PAWTUCKET — Strong Triple-A and Spring Training numbers show it and he will admit it: Madras native Darrell Ceciliani wants to prove he can…
May 18, 2016

Madras sends one to state

by Jeff Wilson
Miklo Hernandez extended his high school athletic career by one more week by placing second in the 400-meter run at the Tri Valley Conference district meet last week in Gladstone. Hernandez…