Cowboys shut out Bend JV squad

Cowboys shut out Bend JV squad

Crook County takes 5-0 victory in opening game of the season The Crook County Cowboys looked...

Cowboys come from behind to edge Huskies

Cowboys come from behind to edge Huskies

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Game bird numbers up for most of Central and Eastern Oregon

Game bird numbers up for most of Central and Eastern Oregon

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Carrying on a tradition of family fun

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You can't beat Yellowstone for the wildlife and scenery

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Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jennifer Roth goes up for a spike attempt against a pair of Madras White Buffalo blockers on Tuesday. Roth led the Cowgirl offense with 11 kills, but Madras won the match in four sets.
September 19, 2014

Cowgirls get Buffaloed

by Lon Austin
Buffalo outside hitters power Madras past Crook County in Tri-Valley League opener For the fourth-consecutive match, the Crook County Cowgirl volleyball team played well at times before…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Mollar Field, in Sitka, Alaska, is a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field.
September 19, 2014

Field of dreams, or possibly nightmares

by Lon Austin
Sitka baseball field is the culmination of countless years of dreaming but at what price Whenever I travel on vacation I look for interesting sports stories. While visiting Sitka, Alaska, this…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Charlie Barker competes in saddle bronc riding in last year's Northwest Professional Rodeo Association Finals. Barker scored 82 points on the ride to win the go round. Barker is once again in contention this year and is currently in second place in both saddle bronc riding and in the men's all around championship going into this weekend's finals.
September 19, 2014

Northwest Profesional Rodeo Association Finals start tonight

by Lon Austin
Many of the top cowboys and cowgirls in the Northwest are expected to compete in two-day finals When the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association Finals kick off Friday at the Crook County…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Karlee Hollis, right, hits the ball off of a blocker for one of her game-high 18 kills during the Cowgirls' loss to the Bend Lava Bears on Thursday.
September 16, 2014

Cowgirls fall to Lava Bears in four

by Lon Austin
Crook County takes opening set before Bend rallies to take the next three and win match The Crook County Cowgirls looked poised and in control as they opened their home volleyball match with the…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Erin Bush takes a shot at goal during the Cowgirls' 1-0 loss to the La Pine Hawks on Thursday.
September 16, 2014

Hawks defeat Cowgirls 1-0

by Lon Austin
La Pine opens with 2-0 record for the first time in program history The Crook County Cowgirls controlled the ball for much of Thursday’s home match with the La Pine Hawks, but it wasn’t enough…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Colbran Meeker carries the ball up the middle for a sizeable gain. Meeker led the Cowboys in rushing with 110 yards in 19 carries.
September 16, 2014

Hornets sting Cowboys 48-28

by Lon Austin
Henley capitalizes on big plays, Crook County mistakes to earn convincing win After coming back from a big deficit to win their opening game of the season, the Crook County Cowboys were riding…
Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The Painted Hills from Carrol Rim.
September 15, 2014

Fossils, fruit and fishin'

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Take a mini-vacation to the John Day Fossil Beds, Kimberly Orchards and the John Day River I love mini-vacations. They are what I consider one to three nights away from home, and the other day…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Brooke Gregory attempts to play the ball between a pair of Bend Lava Bears. Crook County gave up six first-half goals to the Lava Bear JV team en route to losing the match 6-1.
September 12, 2014

Cowgirls fall to Lava Bears

by Lon Austin
Bend JV squad scores six first-half goals in easy victory It wasn’t the kind of outing that Crook County girls soccer coach Rich Abrams had hoped. After suffering a tough 4-2 loss to Summit’s JV…
September 12, 2014

Cowgirls fall to Cougars, Braves

by Lon Austin
Errors prove costly in season-opening defeats It was not the way that the Crook County Cowgirls had planned to open the 2014 volleyball season. After going undefeated at the Summit Jamboree, the…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Liam Pickhardt runs uphill during the Jere Breese Memorial Ranch Stampede, which was held on the Breese ranch Saturday morning. Pickhardt was the highest Crook County finisher, taking 12th in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 18:29.3
September 09, 2014

Pickhardt top Crook County finisher at Stampede

by Lon Austin
Mountain View runners sweep top places at Saturday's Jere Breese Memorial Ranch Stampede The Jere Breese Memorial Ranch Stampede is not your ordinary cross country race. The 5,000-meter race…

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Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Christian Nunez dives for a ball during a recent practice. Nunez, a goalie, is one of a solid core of returning varsity players for the Cowboys.
Sep 05, 2014

Cowboys look to make a splash in new league

by Lon Austin
Tri-Valley league looks to be wide open with the departure of La Salle Prep and North Marion and the addition of Crook County and Corbett Talk to anyone associated with the Crook County High…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Madie Bernard attempts to play the ball past a Summit defender on Tuesday during the Cowgirls' game against Summit's JV II squad. Bernard scored the Cowgirls' only two goals of the match as the Storm won 4-2.
Sep 05, 2014

Cowgirls excited about joining Tri-Valley League

by Lon Austin
After injuries, transfers, team has just six returning players with significant varsity experience The Crook County High School girls soccer team spent the summer looking forward to the 2014…
Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Belknap Crater (left) and Mount Washington from the PCT. Note the two kipukas (islands of trees) in the lava flow.
Sep 03, 2014

McKenzie Pass offers hikes into open lava fields

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
The McKenzie Pass area is the heart of the Central Oregon Cascades Some of the best views of the Cascades and lava flows are from the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and a few other trails in the…
Photo Credit: PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY DOUG SMITH - Brogan Howard reaches towards the goal line during the Cowboys' game against Cottage Grove at Friday's jamboree. Crook County won two of their three matchups, and tied the other at the event.
Sep 03, 2014

Cowboys look impressive at season-opening jamboree

by Lon Austin
Crook County defeats Cottage Grove and Corbett, ties with Molalla at jamboree It didn’t take the Crook County Cowboy football team very long to show that they have a lot of potential. The…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jennifer Roth goes up for a kill against a triple block by Burns during the Summit Jamboree on Friday. Roth led the Cowgirls in kills with 16 on the day as the team went 4-0 in the jamboree defeating Redmond, Burns, Bend and Summit
Sep 03, 2014

Cowgirls go undefeated at Summit Jamboree

by Lon Austin
Crook County gets past Redmond, Burns, Bend and Summit in season- opening jamboree The Crook County Cowgirl volleyball team answered a lot of questions on Friday as they went undefeated at the…
Sep 03, 2014

Looking to rebuild

by Lon Austin
Cross country team opens season Thursday at Wilsonville Twilight Invitational The Crook County High School cross country team opened their season to mixed reviews at Thursday night’s Wilsonville…
Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Maps, GPS and a few other simple items can make your outdoor experience more
Sep 03, 2014

Tips to improve your outdoor experiences

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
A few simple items can make your hike or campout much easier and enjoyable Over the years I’ve kept my eyes and ears open for important outdoor tips that make my outings more comfortable and…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The Crook County Cowgirl volleyball team runs a three-ball drill during a recent practice. The object of the drill, which is cooperative is to keep all three balls alive and crossing the net. The team was able to successfully keep all three balls alive for two minutes and 30 seconds before the coaching staff added a fourth ball into the mix.
Aug 29, 2014

The quest for another state championship

by Lon Austin
Despite youth, volleyball team strives to win ninth-consecutive state title The Crook County High School volleyball program is used to winning state championships. After eight-consecutive state…
Photo Credit: PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY DOUG SMITH - Blake Bartels stiff-arms a defensive player en route to a big run during the annual Football Blue & Gold Scrimmage Saturday night. Bartels is expected to be the Cowboys' starting quarterback this year.
Aug 26, 2014

Starters look strong at Blue & Gold Scrimmage

by Lon Austin
Team moves the ball at will during portions of Saturday scrimmage Pleased would be just one of the adjectives that the Crook County High School football coaching staff used Saturday night…
Aug 26, 2014

It's raining, it's pouring, so I must be on vacation

by Lon Austin
It seems like I have a knack for choosing vacations times with questionable weather Those of you who know me realize that on my vacations it seems like there is a little grey cloud that follows…



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