Cowboys roll to third-consecutive title

Cowboys roll to third-consecutive title

Crook County fails to set a new scoring record, but scores 327 points, more than 160 points...

Our national bird can be seen in Oregon year round

Our national bird can be seen in Oregon year round

Majestic bald eagles have a wing span of from six to seven feet No matter how many times I see a...

CCHS dominates regional tournament

CCHS dominates regional tournament

Cowboys have 11 individual champions and qualify 20 for state as team scores 507.5 points to more...

Oregon coast can be a great winter experience

Oregon coast can be a great winter experience

Winter weather can be a roll of the dice from brilliant sunny days to dark clouds, wind and rain...

50-12

50-12

Cowboys leave no doubt: dominate Class 6A Indians in showdown for state bragging rights The...

The hunt of a lifetime

The hunt of a lifetime

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation helps organize dream hunts for kids with life-threatening...


Prineville's Sports

SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A pressure ridge in the badlands.
March 17, 2015

Good hiking in the Badlands

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Trails highlight interesting geological features There’s not a lot of snow in the mountains and what’s there is not the best quality for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. So this is the time…
March 16, 2015

Blanche Drewitz

by Service Notice
Blanche Drewitz of Redmond passed away on March 14, 2015. Services will be at a later time.
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Blake Bartels goes to the basket during the Cowboys league playoff game with Estacada. Crook County won the game to finish third in the Tri-Valley League and earn a play-in game. The Cowboys lost to Seaside in the play-in game just missing a trip to the state playoffs.
March 13, 2015

Cowboys just miss playoffs

by Lon Austin
Crook County earns first play-in game since 2012 and wins 12 more games than previous year The Crook County High School boys basketball team is going in the right direction. A move from the…
March 13, 2015

Crook County wins dual state championship

by Lon Austin
Title is the 21st in school history The Crook County High School NJROTC is once again the dominant drill team in the Northwest. Crook County traveled to East Valley High School in Yakima, Wash,…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Junior, Cole Ovens works to pin an opponent at the state championships. Ovens went on to finish second at 145 pounds in the event. He is one of a strong group of returning CCHS wrestlers.
March 13, 2015

Wrestling program should continue to be strong next year

by Lon Austin
Underclassmen scored 146 points at the state championships; enough to have won a trophy even without the team's seniors Over the past few years, the Crook County High School wrestling team has…
March 13, 2015

Cowgirl softball team to hold Blue and Gold scrimmage and dinner

by Lon Austin
The Crook County High School softball team will host their annual Blue & Gold dinner and scrimmage on Friday, March 13. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a chili dog dinner. The team will then…
SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Tens of thousands of snow geese.
March 13, 2015

Birds and birders flock to Klamath Falls

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Winter Wings Festival is one of the oldest and largest festivals of it's kind in the nation The event is called the Winter Wings Festival but this year it could have called Spring Wings Festival…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kimmer Severance goes up for a shot against Corbett during the league season. Severance was recently named to the Tri-Valley League all-league first team.
March 13, 2015

Severance named to Tri-Valley League first team

by Lon Austin
Malott and Thomas receive honorable mention honors After leading the Crook County Cowgirls in scoring for most of the season, Kimmer Severance was recently named to the Tri-Valley League first…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Seth Kessi goes up for a lay-in during the league season. Kessi led the Cowboys in rebounding and averaged 13.73 points a game during the league season. He was recently named to the Tri-Valley League first team.
March 13, 2015

Bartels, Kessi earn first- team league recognition

by Lon Austin
Kee, Kilthau, and Harper named honorable mention In their first year in the Tri-Valley League, the Crook County Cowboy basketball team finished the season in third place. The Cowboys earned…
March 13, 2015

Equestrian team has solid season opening

by Lon Austin
Crook County places well in team events at Redmond meet Lon Austin Although small in numbers, the Crook County High School equestrian team opened the season with a solid performance at the…

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Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Large brown trout such as this one taken on a spinning rod can be caught in the Deschutes River this time of year.
Mar 04, 2015

Fishing the Middle Deschutes: Benham Falls to Lake Billy

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
There's no shortage of fish to catch in the middle Deschutes River Spin Fishing There’s no shortage of fish to catch in the middle Deschutes River, especially rainbow trout. And if you’re after…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Blake Bartels goes hard to the basket against Seaside's Austin Eagon during Friday's night play-in game at Seaside. The Seagulls won the game 61-52 ending the Cowboys season.
Mar 04, 2015

Season ends as Cowboys fall 61-52 to Seagulls

by Lon Austin
Shooting woes prove costly as Cowboys suffer tough loss on the road The Crook County Cowboys couldn’t overcome poor shooting on Friday as their season ended with a 61-52 play-in loss to the…
Mar 02, 2015

Dalton leads cross country team at state

by Lon Austin
Freshman finishes 15th in classic race, and 18th in skate ski race The Crook County High School cross country ski team was battling illness when it came time for the state championships. “We had…
Mar 02, 2015

Goat tyers lead Tri-County rodeo club in Eugene

by Lon Austin
Sappington wins first go round of goat tying, Severance wins second round The Tri-County Rodeo Club opened the spring high school rodeo season with a solid performance in Eugene. Although…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Blake Bartells goes up over Esttacada's Reed Woodward for two of his game-high 17 points. The Cowboys defeated the Rangers 54-48 to earn a play-in contest tonight in Seaside.
Feb 27, 2015

Cowboys win shootout over Rangers, earn play-in game

by Lon Austin
Crook County hangs on to defeat Estacada 54-48 in league playoff, advances to post-season play The Crook County Cowboys have advanced to post-season play for the first time since 2012. The…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kimmer Severance goes up for two of her game-high 19 points as the Crook County Cowgirls edged the Corbett Cardinals 33-32 to advance to the third-place game in the Tri-Valley League playoffs. The winner of Tuesday's game between Crook County and Molalla earns a play-in game.
Feb 27, 2015

Cowgirls advance with 33-32 win over Cardinals

by Lon Austin
Crook County faces Molalla in battle for Tri-Valley League's third place spot It wasn’t pretty, but the Crook County Cowgirls did just enough to win Monday as they took a 33-32 victory over the…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Crook County's Baylee Bannon leaps in the air attempting to keep Molalla's Audrey Rieskamp from scoring. Crook County led 30-27 midway through the third quarter, but ran out of gas as Molalla outscored the Cowgirls 23-3 over the game's last 10 minutes to take a 50-33 win.
Feb 27, 2015

Cowgirls run out of bullets, fall 50-33 to Indians

by Lon Austin
Crook County has lead in third quarter before getting outscored 23-3 in the game's last 11 minutes The visiting Crook County Cowgirls ran out of gas midway through the third quarter of their…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The Crook County High School wrestling team poses with the first place trophy from the Special District I Regional Wrestling Championships, which were held in Tillamook Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14. The Cowboys scored 507.5 points to easily win the tournament. More importantly, they qualified 20 wrestlers for the state championships, including 11 regional champions.
Feb 26, 2015

Cowboys favored to repeat as state champions

by Lon Austin
Crook County qualifies 20 wrestlers for the state championships, including 11 seeded wrestlers The Crook County Cowboys go into this weekend’s OSAA Class 4A State Wrestling Championships as…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Baylee Bannon goes up for two of her 14 points in the win.
Feb 24, 2015

Cowgirls defeat Rangers 61-55 in overtime

by Lon Austin
Close victory gives the Cowgirls a spot in the Tri-Valley League playoffs The Crook County Cowgirls survived a stiff challenge from the Estacada Rangers to earn a spot in the Tri-Valley League…
Feb 24, 2015

Cowboys survive late charge by Rangers

by Lon Austin
After building a 14-point lead, Crook County holds on for one-point victory over Estacada The Crook County Cowboys built a sizeable lead Friday night, only to see the host Estacada Rangers come…




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