The end of a coaching era

The end of a coaching era

Grant Patterson has retired from coaching after nearly 40 years of working with high school...

Ladies hunting in the Northwest

Ladies hunting in the Northwest

Candy Yow of La Pine is one of the best known hunters in the Northwest For many years, maybe even...

Off and running

Off and running

Races open to packed house on Ladies Night at Crooked River Roundup Race Meet A larger than usual...

Top guns

Top guns

Trevor Brazile and Tuf Cooper are fierce competitors who rely on faith, family and friends in...

Brazile wins all-around title at Roundup

Brazile wins all-around title at Roundup

PRCA all-time money winner competed in team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping at this...

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Prineville's Sports

by: PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLIE THURMAN - Garrett McMichael takes second in the boys 13-14 100 breast stroke. McMichael scored 41 points for the Prineville Swim Team at the High Desert Invitational despite moving up from the 11-12 year-old age group.
July 24, 2014

Swimmers take third again

by Lon Austin
High Desert Swim Team of Burns wins home meet, Lakeview second Despite a strong performance from the team’s top performers, the Prineville Swim Team finished third at the High Desert…
by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Riley Sappington makes a goat tying run during the Oregon High School Rodeo Association State Finals, which were held in Prineville in June. Sappington qualified for the national finals where she recently placed 17th in the event. Nationals were held in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 13-19.
July 24, 2014

Sappington finishes 17th at nationals

by Lon Austin
CCHS athlete is only Central Oregon competitor to reach short go at finals With seven athletes representing Crook County qualified for this year’s National High School Finals Rodeo, including…
by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Beau Kline crosses home plate in the bottom of the sixth inning of game two of the Cowboys' doubleheader with the Sisters Outlaws. Kline's run ended the game under the 10-run rule as the Cowboys and Outlaws split on the afternoon.
July 22, 2014

Cowboys split with Outlaws as season ends

by Lon Austin
Sisters rallies late to win first game, Crook County makes sure Outlaws can't come back in the nightcap, winning by 10-run rule For most of Thursday afternoon and evening, the Crook County…
July 22, 2014

We have entered the summer doldrums

by Lon Austin
In the world of high school sports nothing much happens for the next month Much of the year being a high school sports reporter is filled with activity as seasons blur together. Then, as the…
July 22, 2014

Fighting fire with Fire(fighters)

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
When wildfires occur regularly in an area don't build your house in their path The fire season is now upon us and we hear the same old thing from the media. “This is predicted to be the worst…
by: KEVIN SPERL/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A rider from Airgas Cycling pedals off the starting line of Thursday's second stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic. The time-trial stage started at Crooked River Park in Prineville and ran eight miles up the river before returning to town. Serghei Tsvetkov, of Jelley Belly p/b Maxxis Cycling Team, won the stage with a time of 30:39.27. Tsvetkov, the defending champion in the race earned the leader's yellow jersey following the time trial.  Tsvetkov went on to win the overall title in the event by six seconds. Andres Diaz, of Incycle, finished second in the overall standings. In the woman's race Lauren Stephens, of team TIBCO, won the Crooked River time trial with a time of 34:51.62. Stephens also went on to win the overall title in the race. Amber Neben, of FCS, finished second, 1:31 behind. The six-day long Cascade Cycling Classic is the longest continuously running stage bicycle race in the United States and attracts some of the top professional cyclists in the country.
July 25, 2014

Cascade Cycling Classic comes speeding through

by Kevin Sperl
by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Marla Pierce chips onto the sixth green during Saturday's first round of the Prineville Invitational Pro-Am. Pierce did not place in the final standings.
July 18, 2014

Johnson wins pro-am

by Lon Austin
Four-under-par 128 wins by four strokes over Krieger and Hunter Hotter than normal weather made playing conditions challenging at last weekend’s Prineville Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament,…
by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Ava Brenneman rides her bike down a hill at the start of the bicycle portion of the 1/2 Fast Triathlon last Saturday. Brenneman finished third in the  7 to 8 year-old division of the event. A total of 28 5-12 year-olds participated in the event.
July 18, 2014

Youth showcase skills at 1/2 Fast

by Lon Austin
Annual youth triathlon encourages kids to be active With temperatures hovering in the 90s, many Central Oregon residents chose to stay inside on Saturday. Not the youth who braved the hot…
July 18, 2014

Swim team takes third at Lakeview

by Lon Austin
Three Prineville swimmers earn age group high-point honors at meet With nearly a third of the team not attending, Prineville Swim Team Head Coach Raquel Swain knew that it would be a long shot…
by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jena Ovens makes a throw to first during one of the Cowgirls' games last spring. Ovens, a four-year starter for the Cowgirls, recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, Calif.
July 18, 2014

Ovens to play at softball College of the Siskiyous

by Lon Austin
Crook County High School graduate to play infield for the Eagles Crook County High School graduate Jena Ovens recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at College of the Siskiyous. “I…

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by: PHOTO COURTESY OF ASPEN FULLER - Aspen Fuller signs her letter of intent to play volleyball at Mount Hood Community College. Fuller, an outside hitter and defensive specialist, started her volleyball career at Crook County, but graduated from Sam Barlow High School in Gresham.
Jul 18, 2014

Fuller to play at MHCC

by Lon Austin
Former Crook County High School volleyball player to play outside hitter, defensive specialist Aspen Fuller, a former Crook County High School volleyball player has recently signed a letter of…
by: SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Ponderosa pines and manzanita bushes line the Black Rock Trail.
Jul 15, 2014

Black Rock Trail offers views of unique landscape

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Portions of the trail follow the old Shevlin-Hixson Lumber Company railroad grade There is something to the saying “Get outside and get yourself some fresh air.” Between chilly rain showers, the…
by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Horses come off the corner during the first race Saturday at the Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. Sing And Swing, ridden by Jose Guerrero in white, came from behind to win the race. Yuma Landing, ridden by Jake Samuels in red, came in second in the race.
Jul 15, 2014

Rogue County wins Rhoden Memorial

by Lon Austin
Huge crowds watch four days of racing at the Crook County Fairgrounds Rogue Country won in a photo finish to take the big race of the 2014 Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. The quarter horse,…
by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Josh Norris tags a Bend runner out at home during the Cowboys' loss to the Lava Bears. The Cowboys close out their season on Thursday with a double- header against Sisters.
Jul 15, 2014

Lava Bears defeat Cowboys in extra innings

by Lon Austin
Base running mistakes prove costly for Crook County in one-run loss The Crook County Cowboys spotted the Bend Lava Bears a pair of early runs, then battled back to take the lead. However, in the…
Jul 15, 2014

Cowboys dominate at camp

by Lon Austin
Crook County's varsity team goes undefeated while the JV squad finishes with 8-3 record The Crook County Cowboys were dominant at the Northwest Duals Championship. “We took 26 kids from incoming…
by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Brad Hunter tees off on the ninth hole at Prineville Golf Club during the annual horse race Friday. The event is part of the Prineville Pro-Am Invitational. Hunter, a CCHS graduate, went on to win the event in a sudden death playoff with long time Prineville Golf Club professional Mark Payne. Payne (in blue shirt on far left) is watching the shot.
Jul 15, 2014

Hunter defeats Payne in sudden death to win horse race

by Lon Austin
Brad Hunter hits monster drive onto green in first hole of playoff to earn win In one of the most fiercely contested events in years, Brad Hunter defeated Mark Payne in sudden death to win the…
by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Riley Sappington makes a pole bending run during the Oregon High School State Finals Rodeo. Sappington recently placed in both the first go round and the average at the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev. Sappington was one of four athletes from Crook County to place in the rodeo.
Jul 10, 2014

Four Crook County athletes place at Silver State

by Lon Austin
Tristin and Kimmer Severance place third in the second go round of team roping at Nevada rodeo When the dust settled at last month’s Oregon High School Rodeo Association Finals, the top four…
by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Rowdie Dalton slides safely into second base in the first inning of the Cowboys' game with the Redmond Panthers. Dalton scored later in the inning, but it wasn't enough as the Cowboys lost 21-7.
Jul 10, 2014

Cowboys fall 21-7 to Redmond

by Lon Austin
Panthers blows game open with a 12-run sixth inning The The Redmond Panthers rolled out to a big early lead Wednesday against the host Crook County Cowboys in summer baseball action. Crook…
by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Dave Pickhardt races down Crooked River during the kayaking portion of this year's Splash n' Dash. Pickhardt and his son Liam finished third overall in the race with a time of 1:29:17.
Jul 08, 2014

Will Call runs away from the field

by Lon Austin
Four-man team of John Unruh, Neal Perry, Greg Davy, and Shannon Brasher win race by nearly 25 minutes Team Will Call blasted away from the field to win the 2014 Fourth of July Splash n’ Dash by…
by: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Horses come out of the gate during the 2013 Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. This year's races start Wednesday at 7 p.m. with ladies night.
Jul 08, 2014

Horse races start Wednesday with ladies night

by Lon Austin
This year's race meet set to honor the memory of Gloria Simonis The track is ready, the weather conditions are good, and the paddocks are rapidly filling with horses as the 2014 Crooked River…




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