Garcia set for second fight

Garcia set for second fight

MMA heavyweight back in the cage June 4 Skyhawk Garcia will go for his second win in as many...

Buffs bounced

Buffs bounced

Quiet bats, errors costly for Madras In the state baseball playoffs, everything is magnified....

Culver girls bring home six medals

Culver girls bring home six medals

When it comes to Culver track and field, there are lofty expectations. Lots of them. And the...

Sledge skies to meet mark

Sledge skies to meet mark

Corey Sledge had already topped the Oregon state 2A pole vault record once this season. But on a...


Madras Sports

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…
May 25, 2016

Hammond completes state run

by Jeff Wilson
Argentinian falls in consolation round of state tennis tourney As the lone tennis player to advance to the 4A/3A/2A/1A state tennis tournament last week, Madras foreign exchange student Lucianna…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras seniors, from left, Austin Rauschenburg, Bryce Rehwinkel, Howard Bell-Raines, and Sean Leriche suffered through some lean times, but they are a huge reason for the Buffs' recent success.
May 18, 2016

Staying the course

by Jeff Wilson
Quitting was never an option for this senior class At any point in the 2014 baseball season, Bryce Rehwinkel could have called it quits. And no one would have really blamed him. The same could…


JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Bryce Rehwinkel slides safely into third during the Buffs' Tri Valley Conference game against Gladstone last week.
May 18, 2016

Madras wraps up postseason berth

by Jeff Wilson
Coming within six outs of securing a postseason baseball berth, and then suddenly losing that opportunity could be devastating for some teams. But not for the Madras White Buffalos. The Buffs…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The Bulldogs' relay team of, left to right, Irma Retano, Hannah Lewis, Emma Knepp and Jessica Johnson, will compete in the 400 and 1,600 relays Friday at the 2A state track meet in Eugene.
May 18, 2016

Pleasantly surprised

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs go 1-2 at district; 13 to state To say that Culver track coach Mike Dove was surprised by his team’s performance last week at the Columbia Basin district meet would be a bit of an…
May 18, 2016

Locals survive St. George Ironman

by Jeff Wilson
Simon White wasn’t quite sure what Tom Norton was getting him into. After all, competing in an Ironman triathlon, even a half one, is not for everyone. But White, who is the principal at…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Senior Josi Harrison carried the pitching load this season for the Bulldogs. Harrison ended her high school career Saturday by pitching both games of a doubleheader. She struck out the final batter she faced.
May 18, 2016

Culver drops pair to Heppner

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs close out year with two close losses The 2016 Culver softball season came to an end Saturday, as the Bulldogs dropped a pair of Columbia Basin Conference games to Heppner at home. The…
May 18, 2016

Ceciliani back in action

by Thomas Joyce
Activated off DL, former Buff back in Buffalo lineup PAWTUCKET — Strong Triple-A and Spring Training numbers show it and he will admit it: Madras native Darrell Ceciliani wants to prove he can…
May 18, 2016

Madras sends one to state

by Jeff Wilson
Miklo Hernandez extended his high school athletic career by one more week by placing second in the 400-meter run at the Tri Valley Conference district meet last week in Gladstone. Hernandez…
May 18, 2016

Hammond advances to state meet

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras contingent that will head to this week’s state tennis tournament in Corvallis will be a small, but happy one. Foreign exchange student Lucianna Cellabos-Hammond, who hails from…

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May 18, 2016

Buffs split final games

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras softball team closed out its 2016 season last week by going 1-1 in its final two Tri Valley Conference contests. Madras, with coach Shawna McConnell back after a two-year hiatus, beat…
SUBMITTED  PHOTO - All 18 players that made it to last week's tryouts in Los Angeles gather for a photo. Madras' Jonathan Reynoso, second row, second from the left, was part of the group.
May 11, 2016

Reynoso just short of Sueño MLS bid

by Jeff Wilson
Madras sophomore does not advance past soccer team's Los Angeles tryout Madras sophomore Jonathan Reynoso’s bid to join Sueño MLS fell just a bit short last week. Reynoso was just one of 18…
LON AUSTIN/THE PIONEER - Bryce Rehwinkel gets mobbed by teammates after hitting a home run Friday against Crook County.
May 11, 2016

Buffs control own fate

by Jeff Wilson
Madras can secure a playoff spot this week When it comes to Madras baseball, how the Buffs approach things determines their success or lack thereof. Lately, that approach has brought way more…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras junior Chloe Martin rips a shot that scored Kaliyah Iverson and gave the Buffs a 2-0 lead late in Friday's game against Crook County. The Cowgirls would score four runs in the seventh to steal a win.
May 11, 2016

Buffs wind down year

by Jeff Wilson
Madras has shot to place fourth in TVC Shawna McConnell is sure about one thing, there is no quit in her Madras softball team. The Buffs put on one of their best showings Friday, pushing…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Brogan Alegre, left, moves out of the way of Culver teammate Weston Basl as Basl makes a play on a fly ball during Friday's Special District 6 doubleheader against Dufur.
May 11, 2016

Dufur sweeps past Bulldogs

by Jeff Wilson
When Culver opened Special District 6 play with a 5-3 win over Sherman back on April 12, the sky seemed the limit for the Bulldogs. But after being swept by Dufur last week in a three-game…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver's Tristen Barry applies a tag on a Burns player at first.
May 11, 2016

Burns takes three from Culver

by Jeff Wilson
For the Culver softball team, the hard part is over. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, that means there isn’t much time left in the 2016 season. Playing through maybe the hardest conference…
May 11, 2016

State spots on the line this week

by Jeff Wilson
Track, tennis compete at conference tournaments While the regular season for spring sports winds down this week for most participants, a select few will try to add an extra week to their seasons…
May 11, 2016

Jefferson Co. 4-H shooters head to state

by Jeff Wilson
Group of 13 qualify through mail-in tourney The Jefferson County 4-H Shooting Sports Club saw 13 of its members qualify for the state meet after the club participated in the state mail-in…
MARY BRAVO PHOTO - Jonathan Reynoso talks with friends during his tryout with Sueño MLS two weeks ago at Providence Park in Portland. Reynoso was one of six players invited to Los Angeles this week for another round of tryouts.
May 04, 2016

Chasing dreams

by Jeff Wilson
Reynoso hopes his comes true in LA For most, being just one of six players selected out of a group of 400, in pretty much any scenario, would be a dream. Jonathan Reynoso is living that very…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Tyler Anderson, left, glides by another runner during the 3,000-meter run Saturday at the Madras Invitational.
May 04, 2016

Anderson right on track

by Jeff Wilson
MHS soph primed for state run in distance events As a distance runner, Tyler Anderson is used to maintaining a proper pace. And after the events of the last couple of weeks, both Anderson and…