Bulldogs ready for districts

Bulldogs ready for districts

It’s go time for the Culver track team and by all accounts, the Bulldogs are ready to go....

Buffs come up short through here

Buffs come up short through here

As the Tri Valley Conference softball season nears its conclusion, the Madras White Buffalos find...

Anderson right on track

Anderson right on track

MHS soph primed for state run in distance events As a distance runner, Tyler Anderson is used to...

Chasing dreams

Chasing dreams

Reynoso hopes his comes true in LA For most, being just one of six players selected out of a...


Madras Sports

May 04, 2016

Dogs look to close out strong

by Jeff Wilson
With the playoffs now out of reach, first-year Culver softball coach Carly Clark is looking to jump start this season with a strong finish. The Bulldogs are coming off a brutal stretch of…
May 04, 2016

Madras stays in the playoff hunt

by Jeff Wilson
Madras baseball coach Sam McCormick is one that likes to see his team finish strong. The Buffs need to do just that over the next two weeks in order to extend their baseball season. Madras…
May 04, 2016

MHS tennis eyes districts

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras boys and girls tennis teams closed out their regular season schedule last week and now turn their attention to the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 2 tournament, May 12-14 at the Portland…


JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver's Emma Knepp had a solid week, winning the 800 at Madras on Thursday, and then taking first in the 2,000 steepchase Saturday at the Summit Invite.
April 28, 2016

Sledge tops 2A pole vault mark

by Jeff Wilson
Culver senior clears 16-2 at Madras meet Corey Sledge has had the number 16-06 in his head for about a year now. It’s the height that the Culver senior set as his goal for his final year…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras coach Sam McCormick congratulates Chad Thurby after the sophomore hit his first career home run while playing for the Buff varsity.
April 28, 2016

Cruising right along

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs go 3-0 last week, move into second place It may not have been very pretty baseball, but then baseball doesn’t need to be pretty to work. The Madras group of nine found that out last week…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - New Madras Middle School baseball coach Mike Leno demonstrates some hitting techniques to his players.
April 28, 2016

Laying a foundation

by Jeff Wilson
New baseball team hopes to pave way to success For any high school athletic program to be successful, for the long term, it needs a solid foundation. Sam McCormick, the third-year baseball coach…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Madras first baseman Kalissa Alire stretches to secure the ball and an out during Wednesday's Tri Valley Conference game at Crook County.
April 28, 2016

Buffs drop two to Cowgirls

by Jeff Wilson
Madras needs big week to stay in TVC race As the halfway point of the Tri Valley Conference softball season approaches, Madras finds itself in a precarious situation. The Buffs, 4-11 overall and…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Joie Van Alstyne  tries to get a handle on the ball during the second game of Culver's softball doubleheader with Irrigon on Saturday.
April 28, 2016

Dogs earn first conference win

by Jeff Wilson
Playing in one of the toughest softball conferences in the state, league wins have been hard to come by for the Culver Bulldogs. But the Bulldogs notched their first 2A/1A Special District 6 win…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras sophomore Harrison Manu clears one of the final hurdles on his way to winning the 300-meter hurdles during a three-way meet Thursday witth Crook County and Culver.
April 28, 2016

Buffs keeping improving

by Jeff Wilson
With just two more meets on its schedule, the Madras track and field team is ramping up its efforts to make a good showing at the Tri Valley Conference meet May 13-14 in Gladstone. But first…
April 28, 2016

Madras' Brown receives award from NIAAA

by Jeff Wilson
Evan Brown is not one to bring attention to himself. And that makes the events over the past 12 months all that more infuriating to him. The Madras athletic director has been in the news quite a…

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Apr 28, 2016

Tennis season is winding down

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras tennis teams will play their final regular season matches this week in preparation for the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 2 meet May 12-14 at the Portland Tennis Club, where spots in…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Lizzie Steuart ducks out of the way as Kiersten Anderson fires a shot over to first to get an out during last week's Madras-Estacada Tri Valley Conference softball game.
Apr 20, 2016

Madras softball back in the race

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs sweep Estacada to move into 3rd Last week was just what the doctor ordered for the Madras softball team. After getting swept by Corbett to start Tri Valley Conference play, the Buffs…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Lucianna Ceballos Hammond, an exchange student from Argentina, won both of her singles matches that she played last week.
Apr 20, 2016

Earning their keep

by Jeff Wilson
Madras girls close out busy week of play by taking fifth in own tourney Madras High renamed its tennis courts Saturday morning to honor Steve Rankin and the Buffs’ girls tennis team placed fifth…
DAVID BALL/GRESHAM OUTLOOK - Madras catcher Howard Bell-Raines applies a tag to an Estacada runner during Friday's Tri Valley Conference baseball game.
Apr 20, 2016

Estacada holds Buffs at bay

by Jeff Wilson
Rangers take two, but just barely If the Madras baseball team had any doubt that it could play with the Tri Valley Conference’s best baseball teams, those doubts were erased Friday in Estacada.…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Alesha Freeman has been getting plenty of time in the circle.
Apr 20, 2016

Dogs fighting tough times

by Jeff Wilson
Being down in numbers is one thing, but having to do it while playing a three-game series with one of the state’s best teams is borderline unfair. But that is exactly what the Culver softball…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Madras senior Kalan Wolfe won three events at the Buffs' three-way meet at Gladstone last week.
Apr 20, 2016

Buffs gaining steam

by Jeff Wilson
Both track teams score well in three-way meet Kalan Wolfe brought a lot of attention to herself last week as the Madras senior won three events in a three-way track meet with Gladstone and…
Apr 20, 2016

Begay receives state award

by Jeff Wilson
Madras senior Gavin Begay has been named one of two Athletes of the Month in the Nike/Providence Health and Services Play It Forward Award program. Begay joins Dion Mock, of Lewis & Clark…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Bryce Rehwinkel parked this pitch over the centerfield wall for a 3-run homer during Friday's Tri Valley Conference game with Corbett. The Buffs rallied for a 6-5 win and are now 2-0 in league play.
Apr 13, 2016

Buffs take two from Corbett

by Jeff Wilson
Madras tied with Estacada for TVC lead Sam McCormick is not one to mince words. So when Kanim Smith III told the Madras baseball coach that he didn’t have his good pitching stuff Friday…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras shortstop Leah Buck looks up at an umpire for a call as she tags a Corbett runner out at third. The Buffs ended up forcing the Cardinals out five times at third base, but it was enough to get an win.
Apr 13, 2016

Buffs get roughed up

by Jeff Wilson
Corbett takes two from MHS to open TVC play Things started off well enough for the Madras softball team. Early in its Tri Valley Conference opener with Corbett, the Buffs were pitching well,…
FILE PHOTO - Madras sophomore Lynden Harry was selected to the 4A girls all-state basketball second team.
Apr 13, 2016

Harry named to 4A all-state squad

by Jeff Wilson
It started with Abby Scott when she was just a sophomore on the Madras girls basketball team. Mariah Stacona would follow, and now Lynden Harry is keeping the tradition of a White Buffalo being…