Brazile wins all around title again

Brazile wins all around title again

Texas cowboy takes first in steer roping and wins team roping average along with Patrick Smith...

'Rock'ing the sand

'Rock'ing the sand

Angela Rock, one of the most recognized names in U.S. volleyball, was in Prineville for a clinis...

McCormick, Wilson named to all-state teams

McCormick, Wilson named to all-state teams

Crook County High School pitchers are recognized on a statewide level When the Class 4A Oregon...

Camping in the Ochocos

Camping in the Ochocos

A camping trip in the Ochocos reveals spectacular scenery, a variety of wildlife and some...

Severance wins a pair of state titles

Severance wins a pair of state titles

Four Crook County athletes qualify for national finals, several other members of Tri-County Rodeo...

Central Oregonian 2015 Athlete of the Year awards

Central Oregonian 2015 Athlete of the Year awards

Boys Athlete of the Year — Zach Smith Girls Athlete of the Year — Laken Berlin Boys...

Largemouth bass - a fun, yet complex fishery

Largemouth bass - a fun, yet complex fishery

Bass fishing can be good in Central Oregon, but management of the fishery is inconsistent...

Cadets have success at regional competition in Las Vegas

Cadets have success at regional competition in Las Vegas

Cadets creat lasting memories at Las Vegas competition Editors note: After taking first in the...


Prineville's Sports

June 30, 2015

Organizers gearing up for annual Splash N' Dash

by Lon Austin
Event scheduled to start at 8 a.m. on Saturday The annual Spash N’ Dash is once again scheduled for the Fourth of July. The event, which begins at the Prineville swimming pool and ends in Ochoco…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Rowdie Dalton pitched the first four innings of game one of the Cowboys' doubleheader with the South Eugene Axemen on Saturday. Dalton gave up five hits and four runs in the contest.
June 30, 2015

Cowboys drop doubleheader to Axemen

by Lon Austin
South Eugene takes 7-4, 13-3 victories over Crook County in summer baseball The South Eugene Axemen rolled into Prineville on Saturday, set up their banners at Pimentel Field, then cruised past…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Michael Burleigh swims the butterfly during the 400 individual medley where he placed fourth.
June 30, 2015

Bend Swim Team dominates Prineville Invite

by Lon Austin
Klamath Basin Aquatics finishes second, with Prineville Swim Team taking third The Prineville Invitational Swim Meet, which was held Friday through Saturday, was dominated by year-round swimming…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Gracie Kasberger goes up for a shot in a recent summer basketball game against Culver. The Cowgirls are scheduled to play 15 summer games and attend a team camp this summer.
June 30, 2015

Working to build a program

by Lon Austin
Cowgirl basketball team playing summer games and attending camp to prepare for next year After reaching the OSAA Class 4A quarterfinals in the 2010-2011 season, the Cowgirl basketball team has…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Bailey Parrott swims laps during a recent practice. Parrott is one of four strong seniors who are expected to lead the Prineville Swim Team this year.
June 30, 2015

Swim team opens season with home meet this weekend

by Lon Austin
Meet starts Friday at 6 p.m. and continues through Sunday afternoon After spending countless early spring mornings in a cold swimming pool, the Prineville Swim Team is ready to roll. The team is…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Rusty Wright competes in saddle bronc riding at last year's Roundup. Wright is one of many cowboys expected to return this year.
June 30, 2015

Star-studded lineup expected for this year's Roundup

by Lon Austin
Notable entrants include Trevor Brazile, Tuf Cooper and Bobby Mote The best of the best – that’s what’s expected for this year’s Crooked River Roundup. The rodeo, which is always one of the top…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Chase McCall blasts a home run in a league game against Corbett this past spring. McCall is expected to be one of the Cowboys' top pitchers and hitters next year. In addition, when not pitching, he plays shortstop for the Cowboys.
June 30, 2015

Cowboys one inning away from playoffs

by Lon Austin
Team finished second in the Tri-Valley League and hosted a play-in contest On balance, the Crook County High School baseball team had their best season in recent years. “The season went well I…
SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A view from the Mother Lode Mine Trail.
June 30, 2015

Lookout Mountain

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
A great hike featuring some interesting Ochoco history Even though the temperature in Prineville hovered around 90 degrees, the cooler air and slight breeze at Lookout Mountain felt as…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Mayson Tibbs follows through after a shot from the fairway during a golf tournament this spring at Meadow Lakes Golf Course. Tibbs is expected to lead the Cowboys golf team next season.
June 30, 2015

Young Cowboys should be improved next year

by Lon Austin
Team loses three players to graduation, summer golf should lead to improvements The Crook County High School boys golf team had an up and down year in 2015. On the one hand, the team showed…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREOGNIAN - Seth Kessi goes up for two of his 34 points as the Cowboys played the Grant Union Prospectors Wednesday night.
June 22, 2015

Cowboys use summer to build for the future

by Lon Austin
Varsity team will play 22 games this summer The gym was hot Wednesday night as Crook County and Grant Union took the floor for a summer boys basketball game. A handful of parents sat in the…

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LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Abby Papke is one of three varsity performers returning next year. The Cowgirls finished fourth at the state tournament this season and have even higher expectations for 2016.
Jun 22, 2015

Cowgirls look to improve on fourth-place finish

by Lon Austin
Crook County returns solid core and should be even better next year When first-year head coach Sarah Crofcheck took over the Crook County High School girls golf team this season, she had no idea…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Pitcher Mckuenzie McCormick is one of a strong contingent of Cowgirls returning next year. After reaching the state tournament for the first time in five years, the Cowgirls expect to be even stronger next year.
Jun 22, 2015

Softball team reaches playoffs

by Lon Austin
Young team exceeded expectations and should only be stronger next year Going into the 2015 season, the Crook County High School softball team had a lot of question marks. The team had lost most…
Jun 22, 2015

Loper to compete at CNFR

by Lon Austin
CCHS graduate is Northwest Region Champion goat tier Crook County High School graduate Casey Loper is closing out her athletic career at Eastern Oregon University in style. A two-sport athlete,…
Jun 22, 2015

Ovens earns all-league honors

by Lon Austin
College of the Siskiyous athlete one of two team members named to league first team Crook County High School graduate Jena Ovens was recently selected to the Golden Valley Conference All-League…
Jun 22, 2015

Close named All-American

by Lon Austin
Former CCHS baseball player receives honorable mention honors from the NAIA Former Crook County High School baseball star Zach Close recently closed out his college career earning All-American…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County High School head track and field Coach Ernie Brooks stands with Michael Seyl after Seyl signed a national letter of intent to compete in track for Western Oregon University in Monmouth. Seyl plans on running the 400 hurdles and competing in the decathlon.
Jun 22, 2015

Seyl signs with Western Oregon

by Lon Austin
Hurdle standout to hurdle and do the decathlon for the Wolves Crook County High School graduate Michael Seyl has signed a national letter of intent to compete in track and field at Western…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Randy Hutchins will be the new head girls basketball coach at CCHS.
Jun 16, 2015

CCHS hires new girls basketball coach

by Lon Austin
Randy Hutchins will replace Mark Malott as head girls coach Crook County High School Athletic Director Rob Bonner recently announced that the school has hired Randy Hutchins as the head girls…
Bear sighting
Jun 16, 2015

The beary patch

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
On second thought, maybe we're a bit more scared of them The huckleberries were at their peak. As I stole a few handfuls from a juicy patch in the Oregon Cascades, I wondered if I needed the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The Crook County Cowboys return a strong distance contingent next year including (left to right) Tyler Lawson, Liam Pickhardt and Emmett Bailor who finished second, third and first, respectively, in the 800 at the Tri-Valley League District championships.
Jun 16, 2015

Track team has great year

by Lon Austin
Both boys and girls teams finish in the top 10 at state meet It was a banner year for the Crook County High School track and field team. In the team’s first year in the Tri-Valley League, the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Lon Austin/Central Oregonian
Hayden Hall makes a steer wrestling run during the Tri-County Rodeo earlier this year. Hall is ranked third in steer wrestling going into this week's state finals. The top four cowboys and cowgirls in each event qualify for the national finals, which will be held in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 12-18.
Jun 16, 2015

State finals rodeo starts Thursday

by Lon Austin
The top high school rodeo athletes in the state are set to compete at the Crook County Fairgrounds Tri-County Rodeo Club members are expected to do well when the Oregon High School Rodeo…




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