Cowboys roll to third-consecutive title

Cowboys roll to third-consecutive title

Crook County fails to set a new scoring record, but scores 327 points, more than 160 points...

Our national bird can be seen in Oregon year round

Our national bird can be seen in Oregon year round

Majestic bald eagles have a wing span of from six to seven feet No matter how many times I see a...

CCHS dominates regional tournament

CCHS dominates regional tournament

Cowboys have 11 individual champions and qualify 20 for state as team scores 507.5 points to more...

Oregon coast can be a great winter experience

Oregon coast can be a great winter experience

Winter weather can be a roll of the dice from brilliant sunny days to dark clouds, wind and rain...

50-12

50-12

Cowboys leave no doubt: dominate Class 6A Indians in showdown for state bragging rights The...

The hunt of a lifetime

The hunt of a lifetime

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


Prineville's Sports

Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Large brown trout such as this one taken on a spinning rod can be caught in the Deschutes River this time of year.
March 04, 2015

Fishing the Middle Deschutes: Benham Falls to Lake Billy

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
There's no shortage of fish to catch in the middle Deschutes River Spin Fishing There’s no shortage of fish to catch in the middle Deschutes River, especially rainbow trout. And if you’re after…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Blake Bartels goes hard to the basket against Seaside's Austin Eagon during Friday's night play-in game at Seaside. The Seagulls won the game 61-52 ending the Cowboys season.
March 04, 2015

Season ends as Cowboys fall 61-52 to Seagulls

by Lon Austin
Shooting woes prove costly as Cowboys suffer tough loss on the road The Crook County Cowboys couldn’t overcome poor shooting on Friday as their season ended with a 61-52 play-in loss to the…
March 02, 2015

Dalton leads cross country team at state

by Lon Austin
Freshman finishes 15th in classic race, and 18th in skate ski race The Crook County High School cross country ski team was battling illness when it came time for the state championships. “We had…
March 02, 2015

Goat tyers lead Tri-County rodeo club in Eugene

by Lon Austin
Sappington wins first go round of goat tying, Severance wins second round The Tri-County Rodeo Club opened the spring high school rodeo season with a solid performance in Eugene. Although…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Blake Bartells goes up over Esttacada's Reed Woodward for two of his game-high 17 points. The Cowboys defeated the Rangers 54-48 to earn a play-in contest tonight in Seaside.
February 27, 2015

Cowboys win shootout over Rangers, earn play-in game

by Lon Austin
Crook County hangs on to defeat Estacada 54-48 in league playoff, advances to post-season play The Crook County Cowboys have advanced to post-season play for the first time since 2012. The…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kimmer Severance goes up for two of her game-high 19 points as the Crook County Cowgirls edged the Corbett Cardinals 33-32 to advance to the third-place game in the Tri-Valley League playoffs. The winner of Tuesday's game between Crook County and Molalla earns a play-in game.
February 27, 2015

Cowgirls advance with 33-32 win over Cardinals

by Lon Austin
Crook County faces Molalla in battle for Tri-Valley League's third place spot It wasn’t pretty, but the Crook County Cowgirls did just enough to win Monday as they took a 33-32 victory over the…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Crook County's Baylee Bannon leaps in the air attempting to keep Molalla's Audrey Rieskamp from scoring. Crook County led 30-27 midway through the third quarter, but ran out of gas as Molalla outscored the Cowgirls 23-3 over the game's last 10 minutes to take a 50-33 win.
February 27, 2015

Cowgirls run out of bullets, fall 50-33 to Indians

by Lon Austin
Crook County has lead in third quarter before getting outscored 23-3 in the game's last 11 minutes The visiting Crook County Cowgirls ran out of gas midway through the third quarter of their…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The Crook County High School wrestling team poses with the first place trophy from the Special District I Regional Wrestling Championships, which were held in Tillamook Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14. The Cowboys scored 507.5 points to easily win the tournament. More importantly, they qualified 20 wrestlers for the state championships, including 11 regional champions.
February 26, 2015

Cowboys favored to repeat as state champions

by Lon Austin
Crook County qualifies 20 wrestlers for the state championships, including 11 seeded wrestlers The Crook County Cowboys go into this weekend’s OSAA Class 4A State Wrestling Championships as…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Baylee Bannon goes up for two of her 14 points in the win.
February 24, 2015

Cowgirls defeat Rangers 61-55 in overtime

by Lon Austin
Close victory gives the Cowgirls a spot in the Tri-Valley League playoffs The Crook County Cowgirls survived a stiff challenge from the Estacada Rangers to earn a spot in the Tri-Valley League…
February 24, 2015

Cowboys survive late charge by Rangers

by Lon Austin
After building a 14-point lead, Crook County holds on for one-point victory over Estacada The Crook County Cowboys built a sizeable lead Friday night, only to see the host Estacada Rangers come…

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Photo Credit: CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Michaeline Malott goes to the basket during the previous meeting between Crook County and Corbett. Malott scored seven points Tuesday night in the Cowgirls' 44-41 loss to the Cardinals.
Feb 20, 2015

Cowgirls drop close game to Corbett Cardinals

by Lon Austin
Turnovers prove costly as Crook County falls 44-41 The Crook County Cowgirls did a lot of things right Tuesday night, and still came out on the short end of the scoreboard. Crook County hit 50…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Ricky Hernandez goes hard to the basket for a layup as the Cowboys defeated the Corbett Cardinals 60-33 Tuesday night. The home victory clinched no worse than third place in the Tri-Valley League and guaranteed the team a home league playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Feb 20, 2015

Cowboys defeat Cardinals 60-33 to clinch third

by Lon Austin
Crook County is guaranteed a home league playoff game on Tuesday after big win over Corbett Playing in front of the home crowd on senior night, the Crook County Cowboys took care of business…
Feb 21, 2015

Crook County to host league playoff games

by LonAustin
Cowgirls face Corbett on Monday, Cowboys host winner of game between Estacada and Molalla on Tuesday Both the Crook County Cowboy and Cowgirl basketball teams will host league playoff games…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF FRED HOUSTON JR - Kimmer Severance fights for an offensive rebound with Molalla's Rachel Bring (45) and Haley Thrower. Severance grabbed 18 rebounds and scored 26 points as the Cowgirls edged the Indians 46-43 in overtime.
Feb 17, 2015

Cowgirls defeat Indians in overtime

by Lon Austin
Crook County survives foul trouble, takes 46-43 victory over Molalla Behind the hot shooting of Kimmer Severance, the Crook County Cowgirls jumped out to an early lead, then had to hang on for…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Seth Kessi goes to the basket in the first half for two of his 12 points as the Crook County Cowboys edged the Molalla Indians 48-47 in Friday night Tri-Valley League action.
Feb 17, 2015

Cowboys slip past Indians

by Lon Austin
After building a big early lead Crook County holds on to edge Molalla 48-47 The Crook County Cowboys rolled out to a big early lead, then had to hold on as they edged the Molalla Indians 48-47…
Photo Credit: TERESA TOOLEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Team members Jacque Verbech, Kirstin Pham,  Nina Dunn, Jordan Rutz, Emaleigh Verbech, Kayla Duong perform their routine. The Sparkles won the competition with the highest total of any team in the state of Oregon so far this year.
Feb 17, 2015

Sparkles score season high, win at Tigard

by Lon Austin
Sparkles look sharp and dominate competition with top score in the state The Crook County High School Sparkles dance and drill team performed flawlessly on Saturday as they won a dance…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Clark Woodward earns a takedown against a Madras wrestler earlier this year. Woodward is favored to win the regional title at 182 pounds.
Feb 13, 2015

Crook County favored to win regional tournament

by Lon Austin
Cowboys enter regional tournament with 18 wrestlers ranked at the state level When the Special District I Regional Wrestling Tournament gets underway today in Tillamook, the Crook County Cowboys…
Feb 13, 2015

Cowgirls blasted 61-33 by sixth-ranked Gladiators

by Lon Austin
Gladstone uses size and depth to overpower Crook County in Tri-Valley League matchup The Gladstone Gladiators showed once again on Tuesday that they are one of the top Class 4A teams in the…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kohlter Kee goes to the basket over Gladstone's Handsome Smith during Tuesday night's Tri-Valley League showdown. Kee led the Cowboys in scoring with 15 points, but the visting Gladiators won 56-34, dropping the Cowboys to 4-3 in league play.
Feb 13, 2015

Gladiators pound Cowboys 56-34

by Lon Austin
No. 4 ranked Gladstone uses big second quarter to pull away from Crook County The Gladstone Gladiators pulled away from the Crook County Cowboys in the second quarter, then cruised to a 56-34…
Feb 13, 2015

CCHS tunes up for state with solid performance

by Lon Austin
Abby Dalton leads Crook County skiers with 11th-place finish in biathlon The Crook County High School cross country ski team has found their niche. In addition to competing in a classic ski race…




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