MHS warming up to the weight room

MHS warming up to the weight room

Madras students embrace new workout regimen led by football coach Kurt Taylor.

Madras softball roars back from loss

Madras softball roars back from loss

Buffs shake off an 11-2 loss to Bend with two home wins.

Culver baseball off to quick start

Culver baseball off to quick start

Bulldogs win their first two games, look to improve on hitting with less strikeouts.

Optimism abounds for White Buffalos tennis squads

Optimism abounds for White Buffalos tennis squads

Boys field one of their deepest teams in recent memory; girls have solid singles and competition...


Madras Sports

PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Junior Emma Knepp held down the middle distances for Culver, finishing second in the 800 and 1,500.
March 22, 2017

CHS track and field fares well at opener

by Will Denner
Girls place fourth at Crook County Icebreaker last Thursday; boys claim seventh.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Lorena Vasquez (14) spent plenty of time running the bases during the Bulldogs' three games last week. In two games against La Pine, the Bulldogs' sophomore chipped in two RBIs — one of which was a triple — and scored four runs.
March 22, 2017

Culver softball has mixed results

by Will Denner
Two blowout losses eased by 20-12 win against La Pine JV.
March 22, 2017

Buffs baseball drops first three games

by Will Denner
Madras has tough week on the road against trio of Central Oregon teams.


March 22, 2017

Madras track and field has busy week

by Will Denner
Buffs compete in Mountain View Icebreaker Relays and Estacada Small School Invite.
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Madras junior Lewis Fine (2) figures to play a prominent role as one of the Buffs' leaders this season after they graduated four key seniors after last year.
March 15, 2017

Madras baseball looking for continuity

by Will Denner
Buffs aim to replicate 2016 postseason trip, make a deeper run.
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Culver junior Catylynn Duff just missed out on two state medals last year in the discus and shot put, in which she finished third and ninth, respectively.
March 15, 2017

Culver track and field maintains depth

by Will Denner
Bulldogs have influx of freshmen, plus several state medalists returning.
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Shortstop/outfielder Leah Buck is one of six seniors on the Madras softball team that accounts for half of the total roster. The team has plenty of experience between players and coaching staff, and they'll be looking to improve on a fourth-place finish in the Tri-Valley Conference last season.
March 15, 2017

Madras softball heavy on class of seniors

by Will Denner
Buffs are driven to outdo last season by making the playoffs
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Culver's top eight to 10 of the lineup appears solidified. That group includes Weston Basl (right) and Brogan Alegre (left).
March 15, 2017

Culver baseball focused on fundamentals

by Will Denner
To be successful in 2017, Bulldogs are getting back to the little things.
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Culver's all-league catcher Lorena Vasquez enters her sophomore season as the leader of a team that has several players new to softball. She quickly embraced the role last season as a freshman, and as head coach Carly Clark said, "handled it with grace."
March 15, 2017

Culver softball builds on new team culture

by Will Denner
With plenty of new faces, Bulldogs hope to grow together as a team.
March 15, 2017

Madras track and field right on schedule

by Will Denner
Second-year coach Darrell Yount sees plenty of potential on the Buffs' group of 57 athletes.

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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Fans surround the Jefferson Democrats on the court at Chiles Center moments after they won the Class 6A championship boys basketball game against Clackamas, 70-67.
Mar 13, 2017

2017 Basketball Central: A look back at this year's state…

by Miles Vance
Take a journey through six state title games in Class 4A, 5A and 6A
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Southridge girls basketball team beat Oregon City in the Class 6A state championship for its first state crown since 2010.
Mar 10, 2017

State tournament high school basketball results are here

by Miles Vance
Southridge girls and Jefferson boys rule at the Class 6A level
PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas' Hunter Coyle tries to corral a loose ball during his team's 68-52 win over West Salem in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A boys state basketball tournament at the Chiles Center on Wednesday.
Mar 08, 2017

Tourney Central: State tournament basketball scores are here

by Miles Vance
The Class 6A boys semifinals are Beaverton vs. Jefferson and West Linn vs. Clackamas
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Irma Retano (holding ball) was named the Columbia Basin Conference Girls Basketball Player of the Year following a season in which she averaged 16 points, 11.2 rebounds and 5.5 steals, and helped the Bulldogs get within a game of the playoffs.
Mar 08, 2017

Irma Retano claims Columbia Basin Conference Player of the Year…

by Will Denner
Sophomore forward's standout season garners lots of attention at the 2A level.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Lynden Harry (15) won her second consecutive TVC Girls Basketball Player of the Year award after leading the White Buffalos in scoring (16.6), rebounds (5.2) and assists (3.5). Last season as a sophomore, Harry shared the POY award with Gladstone's Grace Campbell.
Mar 08, 2017

Lynden Harry named back-to-back Tri-Valley Conference Player of…

by Will Denner
Buffs' junior guard grabs second consecutive league best award, this time outright.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras junior posts Kanim Smith (45) and Tyler Lockey (40) earned first- and second-team honors, respectively, after both provided steady offense for the Buffs throughout the season.
Mar 08, 2017

Madras boys land three all-conference selections

by Will Denner
Kanim Smith, Tyler Lockey and Damean Frank make the list.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras junior posts Kanim Smith (45) and Tyler Lockey (40) earned first- and second-team honors, respectively, after both provided steady offense for the Buffs throughout the season.
Mar 08, 2017

Madras boys land three all-conference selections

by Will Denner
Kanim Smith, Tyler Lockey and Damean Frank make the list.
Mar 08, 2017

Warm Springs man wins Little League umpire award

by Will Denner
Allen 'Stretch' Jones, 49, of Warm Springs, received the Bob Thornton Award while attending the weeklong Little League Western Region Adult Umpire School in San Bernardino Feb. 11-17.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Mike Davis (13) earned second-team CBC honors after averaging 10.9 points and 10 rebounds per game this season.
Mar 08, 2017

Two Bulldog boys named to CBC teams

by Will Denner
Senior Mike Davis and junior Weston Basl receive first-time recognition
LEFT: KEITH ALLISON PHOTO; RIGHT: ELSA IMAGES - Above left, Jacoby Ellsbury is trying to live up to the expectations bestowed on him since he signed a seven-year, $153 million contract with the New York Yankees in 2014. Above right, Darrell Ceciliani finds himself towards the bottom of a deep Toronto Blue Jays outfielder group as he fights for a role in the team's system.
Mar 08, 2017

Former Madras High standouts Jacoby Ellsbury, Darrell Ceciliani…

by Madras Pioneer
The two former White Buffalos are trying to figure out roles with their respective teams, the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays.