Belief in the Buffs

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Despite the losing streak that dates back to 2014, Madras football is hopeful about the upcoming season.

Culver volleyball ready to reload once again

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To reach seventh consecutive 2A State Tournament, Bulldogs are tasked with replacing five players who graduated after last season.

Something old, something new as Culver football opens its…

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Bulldogs embark on a new era with recently-hired head coach and Culver alum Jesus Retano.

Madras volleyball continues to rebuild

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White Buffalos appear to have their long-term head coach; now have to develop a young roster.

Pair of swimmers pace Madras Swim Team at OSI Championships

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Julian Hollingshead, 12, Lexi Williams, 11, finish top eight across all nine of their combined events.

Mack Little shines on East all-star team

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Former Culver Bulldog helps East team to 29-23 win at 65th annual East-West Shrine Game last Saturday in Baker City.

First-time champ at Desert Peaks Golf Club

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Kyle Devine, a five-handicap golfer, wins his first Men's Club Championship at Desert Peaks Sunday.

New team, same game: Sophie Gemelas establishes herself on…

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Gemelas continues water polo career at UO that was sparked by the Madras Aquatic Center.

Junior golf program concludes with annual round at Desert…

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Twenty-four kids take part in annual program put on by members of Madras golf course.

Team ropers hold their own at NHSRA finals

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Coy Aldrich, Chase Buchanan post third-fastest time in their second go-round.

Evans family returns for 10th annual MAC Dash

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Former Madras doctors who now live in Seattle will return to celebrate the MAC Dash's 10th anniversary, taking place Sept. 9.

Madras Aquatic Center hires new water polo coach

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Matt Hauge, a Redmond native and University of Oregon graduate, most recently coached the Bend Waves 12-18 club team.

Jacoby Ellsbury struggles to find place in Yankees' lineup

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Former Madras, OSU star reaps big MLB bucks but isn't 'hot hand'; trade a possibility.

Ready for some football? Culver schedule preview

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Bulldogs open with four non-league games; first CBC contest is Sept. 29 against Stanfield.

Ready for some football? Madras schedule preview

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White Buffalos will play three 2016 playoff teams in Cottage Grove, Estacada and Gladstone

Wild horse races with a twist

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Horse race teams will feature two men and one woman, known as a two-plus-one team.

Culver football all in on Jesus Retano

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Former Bulldog standout hired as head football coach; longtime assistant Brian Silbernagel will assist Retano in the interim.

End of an era at Culver track and field

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Mike Dove calls it a career as Bulldogs' head track and field coach, concluding a tenure that began in 2008.

PHOTOS: Sundance Watersports hosts annual competition on…

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Wakeboarders competed last Saturday morning on the the lake's Crooked River arm.

Madras brings blue-collar edge to summer baseball

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Young and hard-working group of players step up for White Buffalos' summer league team.

OSAA reclassification rolls on

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With classifications mostly set, OSAA committee is now tasked with aligning leagues.

High Desert YellowJackets put the sting on, win state title

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Madras, Culver girls help 16-and-under fastpitch softball team win Oregon state championship.

MAC Dash celebrates 10th anniversary Sept. 9

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Annual triathlon event raises money for Jefferson County aquatic programs.

Madras Swim Team nabs numerous ribbons in Redmond

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Team nears end of its summer schedule, following last weekend's Jay Rowan Open, hosted by Redmond Aquatic Club Eels.

Memories of Todd Beamer live on in Madras

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Family, friends and locals gathered at Sahalee Park on July 4 to honor Beamer for 20th memorial run.

Two Warm Springs Nation Little League softball teams…

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Juniors and majors softball all-star squads win their divisions at Oregon District 5 Tournament in Redmond.

Jefferson County Little League baseball teams stay alive

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Majors, minors all-star baseball squads rally to make Oregon District 5 semifinals in Redmond.

JCLL girls key for combined softball team

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Four area softball players join forces with Sisters and Crook County players on combined all-star team.

Madras begins search for new track and field coach

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Darrell Yount steps away after two seasons to coach track and field at Warm Springs K-8 Academy.

Melissa Field named to 4A all-state softball squad

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White Buffalo senior lands on second team as an outfielder. Votes were compiled by The Oregonian/OregonLive.

PHOTOS: A rollicking rodeo at Pi-Ume-Sha

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The Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days rodeo was held last Saturday and Sunday at the Warm Springs Rodeo Grounds.

Little Leaguers head to Redmond this weekend

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Teams from Jefferson County, Warm Springs will compete in Oregon District 5 All-Start Tournament.

Community hiking program returns in July

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Apex Physical Therapy will lead a series of four hikes between July and September to Central Oregon destinations.

Madras Runners give back to local community

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Nonprofit running club bestows more than $5,000 this year in youth running grants and scholarships.

Madras soccer teams fight their way to finals

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Three local soccer squads participated in the Broken Top 3v3 Shootout June 10 at Bend's Big Sky Park.

Back to the gridiron grind

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Madras football players hit the practice field for spring ball.

Madras Aquatic Center and Recreation District sees steady…

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Overall participation numbers in the Madras Aquatic Center and Recreation District rose by 30 percent during 2016-17 year.

Although popular, Smith Rock hike is worth the crowds

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State Park draws large crowds, but offers unique Central Oregon views.

Just in time for graduation

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Madras senior Joshua Rodriguez attends commencement last Saturday after he was seriously injured in a weight-room accident May 22.

Class of 2017: A memorable group to cover

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First year on full-time prep sports beat provided plenty of intriguing stories.

Oregon State ace has family tie to Culver

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Jake Thompson's grandfather, Nels, was the Culver Bulldogs' head football coach from 1977-80.

Madras moves on without its dugout

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Fire wipes out home dugout; Oregon State Police arson investigation ongoing.

Five Madras softball players earn all-TVC nods

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Two pitchers, one outfielder, one infielder and one catcher among White Buffalos' recipients.

Culver lands three on deep SD6 list

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Cole Little on second team; Mack Little, Brogan Alegre earn honorable mentions.

Madras baseball's junior class well-represented on…

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Four White Buffalo baseball players named All-League in Tri-Valley Conference.

Culver softball pair land on all-SD6 team

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Lorena Vasquez, Madison Miller, earn recognition in one of the deepest 2A/1A leagues.

Check out our best baseball photos from May 25, 2017

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The state quarterfinals yielded great games - and great images

Check out our best softball photos from May 25, 2017

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The sun shone big-time on Friday, and so did our photographers

May 26 high school baseball and softball scores are…

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Read on here to find out who will play in Tuesday's semifinals

Check out which games we'll cover today, May 26

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The state's baseball and softball teams roll into the state quarterfinals today

Records fall, Catylynn Duff's best of them all

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Culver junior breaks 2A state discus record to win her first title.

Seasoned athletes lead Culver at state

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Lady Bulldogs place seventh out of 32 teams; Mack Little takes second in boys discus.

Brief stay at state for Madras

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Harrison Manu, White Buffalos' only state qualifier, ousted at Friday preliminary heat.

Obed Eriza gets tough state draw

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The White Buffalo senior goes 1-2 at State Tennis Championships last weekend in Corvallis.

Darrell Ceciliani called up to Blue Jays before…

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Former Madras High standout had three RBIs in Thursday win against the Atlanta Braves; exited the game after partially dislocating his shoulder on…

Madras Swim Team strong at home

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Records fall at last weekend's Madras Aquatic Center hosted meet.

Culver track and field rules districts

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Culver caps off successful regular season by getting 13 athletes into the state meet.

Culver Bulldogs grit and grind their way to play-in…

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Bulldogs baseball team upsets previously undefeated and No. 1-ranked Dufur 17-2 last Friday.

Strong start, better finish

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Harrison Manu wins the 110-meter high hurdles; a few other Buffs fall just short of state.

Obed Eriza back on the big stage

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The Madras boys tennis senior will make his second career state appearance Thursday in Corvallis.

Madras softball finishes fourth in TVC standings

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White Buffalos just barely miss the postseason after losing 9-0 at Crook County last Thursday.

Madras girls tennis ends its season

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Sophomore doubles duo of Erika Olivera and Jessica Olivera advance to quarterfinals of Special District 2 Tournament.

May 12 high school baseball and softball scores are…

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Check out all the big results that emerged from Friday's cool, damp conditions

Oregon City moves into the top spot in the latest…

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The Pioneers move past Jesuit to take over the top rung in state rankings

West Linn jumps to the top in latest Class 6A…

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The Lions move past Clackamas to take over the state's top spot

Crook County beats Madras 7-5 in regular season…

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Rivalry game goes to the Cowboys, who swept the White Buffalos in three meetings this season.

Redeeming season in Madras track and field program

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Buffs sent only one to state last year, but are hoping to increase that number this season.

Culver track and field tests state fate

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Bulldogs tracksters in great shape entering Columbia Basin Conference meet Saturday in Prineville.

OSAA to stay with six classifcations

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Committee recommends six classifications after majority of athletic directors vote in favor of current system.

Several Madras players advance at day one of…

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Between boys, girls teams, five singles, six doubles onto next round.

Out of the playoff race, Madras playing for pride

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Buffs will end their season at home against Crook County Thursday.

Progress valued during Culver softball's trying…

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Bulldogs notch a combined 13 runs in a pair of losses last week.

Culver baseball grabs crucial road split

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Bulldogs battle Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii to 1-1 series draw Saturday, dominate Union/Cove in Tuesday series sweep.

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The state's high school baseball and softball teams close in on league titles, playoff berths

Friday's top five: The biggest baseball and…

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Check out our top-five list from Friday's baseball and softball contests

High school baseball, softball teams battle again…

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Check out the long list of baseball and softball games we'll cover today

May 5 high school baseball and softball scores are…

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Check out all the big results that emerged from Friday's cool, damp conditions

Madras softball's season down to the wire

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Madras needs to win at least one of its last two TVC games to make the postseason.

Jesuit sits atop the latest Class 6A softball power…

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Oregon City, North Medford, Gresham and McMinnville round out the top five

Clackamas holds the top rung in latest Class 6A…

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West Linn, Beaverton, Sprague and Grant round out the state's top five teams

Obed Eriza earns 'Attitude Adjustment' nickname

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Eriza ascends to Madras boys' top singles spot following his coach's decision to start him at No. 3 during the preseason.

Lynden Harry, Irma Retano collect All-State…

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Harry and Retano collect more accolades, have a lot to play for next year.

Madras track and field boys make noise at Sisters

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Buff boys place fourth at Rotary Invitational; girls hit several PRs.

Struggles continue for Culver softball

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Bulldogs softball runs into strong Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii team, scores one run across two games

Culver track and field team moves on up

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Between two meets last week, Bulldogs notch several PRs as districts, state near.

Culver baseball in search of more runs

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Bulldogs split with Weston-McEwen, still in the hunt for Special District 6 Tournament spot.

Friday's top five: The biggest baseball and…

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Check out our top-five list from Friday's baseball and softball contests

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The state's high school baseball and softball teams chase league titles, playoff berths

April 28 high school baseball and softball scores…

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Check out the results of all today's baseball and softball contests

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Crook County softball blanks Madras 8-0

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Cowgirls a perfect 10-0 in Tri-Valley Conference standings; White Buffalos trail third place Estacada by a half game.

Culver track and field starting to peak at the…

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Bulldogs showcase depth in a number of areas at last Thursday's Madras meet.

Madras track and field has a proper homecoming

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Buff athletes shine last Thursday at first home meet of the year.

Buff boys tennis keep winning streak alive

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Madras boys haven't lost a dual match in over a month; girls beat Estacada, North Marion last week.

Madras softball duo jelling on the mound

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Jiana Smith-Francis, Lizzie Steuart shut down strong offenses in Corbett and Gladstone last week.

Culver baseball playing with confidence

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Bulldogs have already surpassed last season's win total with eight games to go.

Madras baseball dismantles Corbett

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Buffs explode for their most runs of the season against Corbett to earn series sweep.

Culver softball eyes progress

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Bulldogs are getting help up and down their batting order.

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Check out our all-softball top five list from Friday's sun-soaked diamond contests

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The state's high school baseball and softball teams soak up the sun on Friday

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