Cease resigns as MHS football coach

Cease resigns as MHS football coach

Search underway for replacement as start of 2016 season nears For the second time in just over...

Lava Lands perfect place to learn geology

Lava Lands perfect place to learn geology

Area south of Bend tells the story of the region's violent, fiery beginnings When I decided to...

WSNLL comes up just short

WSNLL comes up just short

Juniors softball team works way through consolation finals before getting beaten The Warm...

Observatory a blast of the past

Observatory a blast of the past

Dee Wright Observatory, McKenzie Pass make for an interesting and easy day trip About five to...

Madras cruises to Buffalo Stampede baseball title

Madras cruises to Buffalo Stampede baseball title

Buffs' offense produces plenty of runs, team follows great pitching, defense to victory Taking...

Olympic Trials experience of a lifetime

Olympic Trials experience of a lifetime

Being a sports journalist has afforded me to see, cover and meet some very interesting things,...

Always enjoying the best seat in the house

Always enjoying the best seat in the house

Duo has some of the best views when it comes to track meets What started out as a way to get the...


Madras Sports

July 07, 2016

Beamer run big hit, as usual

by Jeff Wilson
Beautiful day brings out big crowd for annual memorial Runners at this year’s Todd Beamer Memorial Run found almost perfect conditions in which to compete and the results reflected that. The…
July 07, 2016

Mount Bachelor opens summer operation

by Jeff Wilson
Full schedule of summer activities to start July 8 Mount Bachelor is open for business this summer, with a full slate of outdoor activities for kids of all ages. The season officially started…
July 01, 2016

Geared to giving back

by Jeff Wilson
Oregon Sports Award won't keep Begay from his work Gavin Begay felt out of place and underdressed. With some of the best athletes in Oregon roaming around the Tiger Woods Center on the campus of…


June 17, 2016

Scott off to national meet Scott off to national meet

by Jeff Wilson
Madras wrestler to take part in tourney in Fargo, N.D.; needs some help to get there Quentin Scott’s summer plans just got a whole lot busier. The Madras junior, and Warm Springs resident, has…
Joe Scott
June 17, 2016

Joe Scott qualifies for NHSFR

by Jeff Wilson
The Oregon High School Rodeo Association held its final rodeo of the season last weekend in Prineville, as riders and ropers from across the state gathered for the state finals. Competitors from…
June 17, 2016

Begay receives Pay It Forward award

by Jeff Wilson
Madras High graduate and Warm Springs resident Gavin Begay accepted the Play It Forward Award, presented by Nat Borchers, of the Portland Timbers, and Terry Porter, men’s basketball coach at the…
Austin Rauschenburg
June 17, 2016

Four White Buffs named all-state

by Jeff Wilson
Rehwinkel, Rauschenburg, Thurby are selected for baseball; Moschetti in softball The awards keep rolling in for Madras spring sports teams, as four White Buffalos were selected to all-state…
June 17, 2016

MAC sees participation numbers rise over the year

by Jeff Wilson
New system, more to offer has people swarming through doors It has been a bumpy ride, at times, but it seems that the Madras Aquatic Center has turned a very important corner and is looking…
June 11, 2016

Rehwinkel, Rauschenburg named all-stars

by Jeff Wilson
Buff seniors picked to take part in 37th annual 4A all-star baseball series From a freshman who couldn’t hit his weight to the Tri Valley Conference’s Player of Year, Bryce Rehwinkel has been on…
June 11, 2016

Buffs already working toward next football season

by Jeff Wilson
With a series of camps for youths of all ages, Madras hopes to jumpstart the program Football season is a full three months away from its start, but that has not stopped the Madras White…

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Jun 11, 2016

Class of 2016 one of my favs

by Jeff Wilson
Normally, I try to stay as far away from high school graduations as I possibly can, for the obvious reasons. I had my time, and from what I remember of it, it was a blast. But over the last two…
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Madras senior Bryce Rehwinkel parked this pitch well past the outfield wall, just one of the eight home runs he hit this season. With such gaudy offensive numbers, and a solid glove at first base, Rehwinkel was named the Tri Valley Conference Player of the Year.
Jun 01, 2016

Rehwinkel named TVC's POY

by Jeff Wilson
Senior one of 7 Buffs named all league Bryce Rehwinkel wanted to be considered as one of the best players in the Tri Valley Conference this season. The numbers he put up over the course of the…
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Madras junior Kianna Moschetti was the lone Buff named to the Tri Valley Conference All-League softball team. Moschetti was selected as a infielder.
Jun 01, 2016

Buffs land four on TVC softball squad

by Jeff Wilson
Moschetti selected to first team The Madras softball team was rewarded for its hard-fought season with five spots on the league’s all-conference team, voted on by the conference’s coaches.…
Jun 01, 2016

Culver has pair named to SP6 softball team

by Jeff Wilson
Playing in a conference that had four teams ranked in the top 12 of the state, and seeing two of those teams advance to the state semifinals, makes positions on an all-conference team hard to…
Jun 01, 2016

Two Dogs named all-league

by Jeff Wilson
The Culver baseball season may have ended a couple of weeks a go, but the Bulldogs are still seeing the rewards coming in. Two Bulldogs were named to the 2A/1A?Special District 6 all-league…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver senior Corey Sledge clears the pole vault bar at 16-feet-2 to set a new state meet record during Thurday's competition at Hayward Field, on the campus of the University of Oregon, in Eugene. Sledge had already wrapped up his second state title by clearing 13-6 earlier.
May 25, 2016

Sledge skies to meet mark

by Jeff Wilson
Corey Sledge had already topped the Oregon state 2A pole vault record once this season. But on a drizzly, cool Thursday morning at the shrine of track and field, he made it official. Sledge, a…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver freshman Irma Retano made the most of her first trip to Hayward Field by earning two individual medals - she was seventh in both the 400- and 3,000-meter runs and ran a leg on both the Bulldog relay teams, which placed.
May 25, 2016

Culver girls bring home six medals

by Jeff Wilson
When it comes to Culver track and field, there are lofty expectations. Lots of them. And the group of eight Bulldogs that made the trip to Hayward Field last week for the 2A state championships…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras senior Sean Leriche fouls off a pitch during the Buffs' 4A play-in baseball game at Cascade Thursday afternoon. Cascade ended Madras' season with a 9-0 win.
May 25, 2016

Buffs bounced

by Jeff Wilson
Quiet bats, errors costly for Madras In the state baseball playoffs, everything is magnified. And the little things become even more important. The Madras nine found that out the hard way last…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Skyhawk Garcia will get back in the cage June 4 for his second MMA fight. The Madras-based fighter is off to a 1-0 start in his amateur career.
May 25, 2016

Garcia set for second fight

by Jeff Wilson
MMA heavyweight back in the cage June 4 Skyhawk Garcia will go for his second win in as many fights next month when he takes part in the June 4 MMA?King of the Cage “Wipe Out.” Garcia, a…
May 25, 2016

Hernandez ends career at state meet

by Jeff Wilson
Buff sprinter fails to advance to 400 finals Madras senior Miklo Hernendez realized his dream of competing at the 4A state track and field championships last week at Hayward Field, on the campus…