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...


Prineville's Sports

LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - New Crook County High School athletic trainer Mike Estes tapes an ankle. Estes, who started work on Monday, July 20 will be the first athletic trainer that CCHS has had in five years. His duties include injury prevention, assessment and rehab.
August 03, 2015

Estes hired as new CCHS athletic trainer

by Lon Austin
High school has been making due without an athletic trainer for the last five years A series of questionable decisions coupled with a budget shortfall left the Crook County High School athletic…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Karlie Anderson hits a beach ball during a relay race on Wednesday. Anderson was participating in the second session of the Crook County Recreation District summer tennis program. The program is open to anyone from beginners to advanced high school players.
August 03, 2015

Tennis anyone?

by Lon Austin
Park and Recreation District program teaches basic tennis skills to youth of all ages The annual Crook County Recreation District Summer tennis program concludes on Monday, Aug.3. “We are ending…
August 03, 2015

Brady suspension upheld

by Lon Austin
Patriot quarterback will miss first four games of season unliss he receives requested injunction Earlier this week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension that Troy…
August 03, 2015

Brady suspension not nearly enough

by Lon Austin
Quarterback and team owner refuse to acknowledge wrongdoing On Tuesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the leagues four-game suspension for New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady.…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kami Ackley swims the breast stroke at a recent meet. Ackley scored 40 points this past weekend as the Prineville Swim Team took third at the John Day Invitational.
July 31, 2015

Swim team narrowly misses second at John Day

by Lon Austin
Ackley, Burleigh and Parrott earn high-point honors as team has strongest performance of the season The Prineville Swim Team is rounding into form just in time. On the eve of the Cascade East…
Bugs and bees can be a minor annoyance, or they can be life and death.
July 31, 2015

The bugs and the bees

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Being allergic to bee stings makes every one of the little buggers a potential killer It’s that time of the year again when anyone who ventures into the great outdoors needs a lesson on the Bugs…
July 31, 2015

Hundreds of teams rope in memorial event

by Lon Austin
Event posthumously honors long-time Paulina Rodeo supporters Mike Sturza and Carl Schnabele Team ropers from throughout the Northwest converged on Paulina Saturday, July 18-19 for the first Mike…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Julia Cushen, of Team Mike's Bikes p/b Equator Coffee, competes in the time trial stage of the Cascade Cyclying Classic on Thursday in Prineville. Cushen finished the 16-mile stage in a time of 40:20.39. Kristin Armstrong-Savola, of team Twenty16, won the time trial with a time of 34:00. Andrea Dvorak, of Twenty16, went on to win the overall event by 1:32 over Armstrong-Savola.
July 31, 2015

Smith, Dvorak win Classic

by Lon Austin
Hincapie Racing Team dominates men's race, while Team Twenty16 is in control of women's event The 2015 Cascade Cycling Classic marks the changing of the guard in United States professional…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Mayson Tibbs hits out of a sand trap on the seventh hole at Juniper Golf Course in Redmond on Tuesday. Tibbs, who salvaged par on the hole, finished tied for 12th in the Central Oregon Junior Golf Championships.
July 31, 2015

Tibbs ties for 12th at Junior Golf Championships

by Lon Austin
Crook County High School junior is competing against the top youth golf players in Oregon Crook County High School golfer Mayson Tibbs has worked hard to improve his game. “I’ve been playing…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Laura Fraser hits the ball past a double block from Barlow during the annual Rimrock Volleyball Team Camp. Barlow won the camp championship with a 25-19, 25-21 over Crook County.
July 31, 2015

Camp prepares teams for season

by Lon Austin
Several of the top teams in Oregon attend camp at Crook County High School It is common for teams to attend summer camps to prepare their squads for play later in the year. Both the Crook County…

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SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - South Matthieu Lake and North Sister from near the Pacific Crest Trail.
Jul 24, 2015

A taste of the Pacific Crest Trail

by Scott Staats special to the Central Oregonian
Hiking on a designated national scenic trail There’s a reason the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a designated national scenic trail. Actually, there are several reasons and if you hike part of the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jake Samuels riding Joel Cool and Kassie Guglielmino aboard Flash a Look break out of the starting gate in the 250-yard second race of the evening Wednesday during the first night of the Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. Fm Sweet Corona, ridden by Ruben Camacho, won the race while Joel Cool finished second and Flash a Look finished third. Racing continues nightly through Saturday at the Crook County Fairgrounds.
Jul 24, 2015

Bright wins horse race at Prineville Pro-Am

by Lon Austin
Former Prineville Golf Club professional wins his first horse race since 1994 Jeff Bright has a long history with the Prineville Pro-Am. Bright was the head professional at Prineville Golf Club…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jake Samuels, No. 2 in white, won 12 races to be named jockey of the race meet at this year's Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. Although Samuels won the most races, Ruben Camacho, in red, came from behind to win the five-furlong second race during Thursday's competition.
Jul 24, 2015

Samuels wins 12 races at race meet

by Lon Austin/Central Oregonian
Organizers pleased with race meet despite fewer race horses than normal The Crooked River Roundup Race Meet concluded Saturday with 10 races run in front of a standing room only crowd. “I think…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cody Thurman swims the butterfly during a swim meet earlier this year. Thurman, Bailey Parrott, Jacob Hehn and Emilio Todd won the 400 medley relay at a swim meet in Klamath Falls last weekend.
Jul 24, 2015

Prineville splits swim team for weekend meets

by Lon Austin
Portion of team goes to Klamath Falls while remainder competes at Burns Instead of sending the entire team to Burns for the Hi-Desert Invitational, the Prineville Swim Team split their roster…
PHOTO COURTESY OF ODFW. - A black bear at a bait station. The photo was taken with a trail camera.
Jul 24, 2015

Black bear studies

by Scott Staats special to the Central Oregonian
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife uses tetracycline and hunter submitted bear teeth for population studies After seeing six black bears on my last four visits to the Ochocos, I got to…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jake Samuels riding Joel Cool and Kassie Guglielmino aboard Flash a Look break out of the starting gate in the 250-yard second race of the evening Wednesday during the first night of the Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. Fm Sweet Corona, ridden by Ruben Camacho, won the race while Joel Cool finished second and Flash a Look finished third. Racing continues nightly through Saturday at the Crook County Fairgrounds.
Jul 24, 2015

Races open with huge crowd

by Lon Austin
Race meet opens with perfect weather, fast track The weather was perfect, the track was fast and there was a huge crowd Wednesday for the opening night of the Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. “I…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Tatum Holiday races to the finish line of the annual 1/2 Fast Junior Triathlon. Holiday won the 5 to 6 age group in the race with a time of 7:27.
Jul 24, 2015

1/2 Fast Junior Triathlon continues to grow

by Lon Austin
Annual race goes off without a hitch For a while, it was touch and go whether there would even be a race this past weekend. The 1/2 Fast Junior Triathlon, which was scheduled for Saturday, was…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Chuck Wilcox plays out of a sand trap on the 16th hole at Prineville Golf Club Saturday morning. Wilcox and his team failed to place in this year's Prineville Pro-Am.
Jul 24, 2015

Rice outpaces pros, wins Pro-Am

by Lon Austin
Ted Westling wins professional portion of Prineville Pro-Am with score of 129 Ted Westling used steady play to win the professional portion of this weekend’s Prineville Pro-Am with rounds of…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Bailey Parrott swims the backstroke at a recent meet. Parrott won the 100 backstroke at Lakeview over the weekend. It was one of four wins for Parrott during the meet.
Jul 24, 2015

Parrott, Burleigh have strong showing for swim team

by Lon Austin
With just 20 athletes at meet team finishes near bottom of team standings The Prineville Swim team finished near the bottom of the standings at the Lakeview Invitational Swim Meet, which was…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Horses round the final corner and come into the homestretch during a Saturday evening race at last year's Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. This year's meet is scheduled to start Wednesday evening with ladies night. The races continue nightly through Saturday, July 18.
Jul 10, 2015

Roundup committee readies fairgrounds for racing

by Lon Austin
Crooked River Roundup Race Meet opens gates Wednesday with ladies night Let’s go racing. The only horse racing event in Central Oregon, and one of the largest in Oregon, is about to kick off at…




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