The hunt of a lifetime

The hunt of a lifetime

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

Total dominance

Total dominance

Cowboys outscore opposition 367-12 en route to third-consecutive Oregon Wrestling Classic...

JV team wins 6A bronze bracket at Oregon Classic

JV team wins 6A bronze bracket at Oregon Classic

Cowboy JV squad finishes ninth out of 20 teams in what is considered the 6A state dual meet...

The evolution of the outdoor writer

The evolution of the outdoor writer

Outdoor writers must be prepared to answer any kind of outdoor question posed to them Many people...

It's Miller Time

It's Miller Time

Crook County jumps out to a big early lead, plays entire team in win at Sweet Home The Crook...

Striving for excellence

Striving for excellence

Hannah Troutman has switched from high school hitting standout to defensive specialist Hannah...

Dutchman Flat adventures

Dutchman Flat adventures

Dutchman Flat provides ample opportunity for cross country skiing, showshoeing and snowmobiling...

Remembering a special team

Remembering a special team

The 1984 CCHS football team went through the season undefeated, winning the state championship...


Prineville's Sports

Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Brendan Harkey puts Redmond's Gabe Brauchler on his back during the first round of their 170-pound match. Harkey won the match with a late first-round pin as the Cowboys whipped the Panthers 51-18.
January 23, 2015

Cowboys roll past Panthers

by Lon Austin
Crook County defeats Redmond 51-18 despite resting some starters Despite wrestling one of the top 5A?teams in the state, the Cowboys elected to rest some of their top wrestlers Wednesday night…
January 23, 2015

Big third quarter lifts Gladstone over Crook County 72-59

by Lon Austin
Gladiators score 27 points in decisive quarter as they roll to a 72-59 win over Cowboys The Crook County Cowboys played right with the vaunted Gladstone Gladiators for much of their game…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Baylee Bannon drives into the middle of the key against Gladstone defender Grace Campbell. Gladstone used a tough defense to shut down the Cowgirls and take a 52-23 win in the league opener for both teams.
January 23, 2015

Gladiators pummel Cowgirls in league opener

by Lon Austin
Gladstone rolls out to huge lead, then coasts in easy 53-23 win over Crook County The Gladstone Gladiators roared out of the gate, taking a 23-4 first-quarter lead, and never looked back as they…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County's Seth Kessi, 15, and Connor Chaney, 30, battle for a rebound with Trace Tiller and Austin Feist of Burns. Chaney led the Cowboys in rebounds with seven, while Kessi added five as Crook County edged Burns 51-49.
January 16, 2015

Cowboys edge Highlanders

by Lon Austin
Crook County takes hard-fought 51-49 win as Trace Tiller of Burns misses a long three-pointer at the buzzer The host Crook County Cowboys escaped with a 51-49 win over the Class 2A Burns…
January 16, 2015

Crook County continues to improve as league begins

by Lon Austin
CCHS is slowly closing the gap between themselves and the more established cross country ski programs Starting a new athletic program from scratch can be a daunting task. Such was the case…
January 16, 2015

CCHS wrestling team set to make history

by Lon Austin
Team has sights set of some big goals The Crook County Cowboys have set some big goals for the 2014-2015 wrestling season. The Cowboys scored a record-breaking 405.5 points at last year’s state…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF DOUG SMITH - Brendan Harkey works to pin Junction City's Tim Volner in the 170-pound semifinals at the Brunner Invitational in Dallas this past Saturday. Harkey was one of 11 Crook County wrestlers to win individual titles as the Cowboys won the seven-team invitational with 508 points. Dallas was second with 221 points.
January 13, 2015

Cowboys roll to easy win at Brunner Invitational

by Lon Austin
Crook County has 16 finalists and 11 individual champions at seven-team tournament “It was a good tournament for us,” Crook County Head Wrestling Coach Jake Huffman said matter-of-factly…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Chelsea Thomas attacks the basket for two of her 17 points Friday night during the Cowgirls' win over the Sweet Home Huskies. In addition to her points, Thomas also led the Cowgirls in rebounds with 16.
January 13, 2015

Cowgirls blast Huskies 48-19

by Lon Austin
Crook County rolls out to big early lead and cruises to win at Sweet Home Despite foul trouble and poor early shooting, the Crook County Cowgirls cruised to an easy 48-19 win Friday night at…
Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Chuck Gates, who recently retired from a teaching career at Crook County High School, is an avid bird watcher. He choose 2014 as this 'Big YEar for bird watching.
January 13, 2015

2014 was a "Big Year" for two Central Oregon birders

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Two Central Oregon birdwatchers choose 2014 to have a "Big Year" More people are now familiar with the term “Big Year” thanks to the 2011 comedy film The Big Year starring Steve Martin, Jack…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Casey Loper helped propel Eastern Oregon to its first national championship tournament appearance this past season.
January 09, 2015

Morehead, Loper lead EOU to national tournament

by Lon Austin
Former Crook County High School athletes lead Mountaineers to first-ever NAIA national volleyball championship When Eastern Oregon University went to its first-ever NAIA National Volleyball…

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Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Chelsea Thomas goes over Bend's Alexa Jackson for two of her 14 points. Jackson, a 6-4 post, blocked 10 shots and scored six points for the Lava Bears who defeated the Cowgirls 55-41 in the non-league contest.
Jan 09, 2015

Lava Bears control boards in easy win over Cowgirls

by Lon Austin
Bend grabs 18 more rebounds than Crook County in 55-41 win The Crook County Cowgirls hung around for a while Tuesday night, but in the end, the size of the Bend Lava Bears proved to be too much…
Jan 09, 2015

Bend Senior High rolls to 61-44 win over Crook County

by Lon Austin
Lava Bears break open a close game late with late third-quarter run The Bend Lava Bears broke open a close game with a late third-quarter run, cruising to an 18-point victory Tuesday night in a…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF DOUG SMITH - Trayton Libolt lifts Kurt Mode of Banks, who wrestled for Crook County last year, during the Rollie Lane Invitational on Saturday. Libolt went on to win the match and the 126-pound championship at the tournament.
Jan 06, 2015

Grapplers finish second at Rollie Lane Invitational

by Lon Austin
Trayton Libolt is lone Crook County individual champion at tournament The Crook County Cowboys had another solid outing, finishing second to Post Falls, Idaho, at the 49-team Rollie Lane…
Jan 06, 2015

Ski team opens season with solid performance

by Lon Austin
Abby Dalton places third in girls frosh-soph division at her first career meet Freshman sensation Abby Dalton continues to amaze. After finishing the cross country season as the Cowgirls’ No.…
Jan 06, 2015

Cowgirls battle to fourth place finish in Coos Bay tourney

by Lon Austin
Crook County edges North Bend 43-38 in final round of Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Tournament After struggling in the first round of the Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Basketball Tournament,…
Jan 06, 2015

Cowboys take third at Les Schwab South Coast Tourney

by Lon Austin
Crook County rebounds from semifinal loss to defeat Newport in final round of tournament The Crook County Cowboys rebounded from a subpar performance on Tuesday to roll past North Bend, 59-45,…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kimmer Severance, shown in an earlier game, scored 30 points in the consolation round of the Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Basketball Tournament to propel the Cowgirls into the fourth-place game, which was played on Wednesday.
Jan 02, 2015

Cowgirls defeat Estacada 58-50

by Lon Austin
CCHS rebounds from first round loss to Myrtle Point to knock off Estacada and advance to fourth-place game at Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Basketball Tournament The difference between Monday…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Blake Bartels goes to the hoop in a game earlier this year. Bartels scored 19 points Monday as the Cowboys won their first round game in the Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Basketball Tournament, which ran through Wednesday in Coos Bay.
Jan 02, 2015

Cowboys overcome early deficit to defeat Tigers

by Lon Austin
Crook County rallys from an 11-0 deficit to defeat Junction City 50-44 in first round of tourney The Crook County Cowboys fell behind early before rallying for a 50-44 victory over the Junction…
Trevor Rasmussen raises his hands in celebration after winning the state championship at 220 pounds. Rasmussen was one of five Cowboys to win state championships as Crook County easily won their second consecutive state championship, setting a new state meet scoring record with 405.5 points.
Dec 30, 2014

Remembering 2014 athletics

by Lon Austin
Looking back at the local sports highlights of the year 2014 was another memorable year for athletics in Crook County. The Crook County High School wrestling team won their second-consecutive…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF CROOK COUNTY NJROTC - The CCHS NJROTC armed drill team performs at the high school just before the winter break. The team won their first competition of the year Dec. 13 in Madras.
Dec 30, 2014

Crook County NJROTC squad opens season with win

by Lon Austin
After taking a lengthy hiatus from competition the CCHS NJROTC is back in a big way After taking a lengthy hiatus from competition, the Crook County High School NJROTC has resumed performances…




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