A dominant force

A dominant force

Bulldogs hope to stay on top of the 2A volleyball mountain Climbing to the top of a sports...

Buffs have 4A title in sights

Buffs have 4A title in sights

If there was ever a time to displace Crook Co., it is now If there was ever a year where...

Chances are looking good for MHS boys soccer

Chances are looking good for MHS boys soccer

A slew of talented returners and a revamped defense have Buffs excited To say that this could be...

Low numbers, high enthusiasm

Low numbers, high enthusiasm

MHS is coming off a tough year, but a new attitude could make a difference Low numbers usually...

Opening party set for stadium

Opening party set for stadium

Barbecue, football squad scrimmage set for Aug. 29 The Buff Boosters are christening the new...

Almost Done

Almost Done

Progress on the new Madras High School stadium continues to be made. In the last week, work crews...

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August 27, 2014

There are better ways to raise money

by Jeff Wilson
I have always been one that was up for a good cause. Especially if that meant there was some fun to be had. Rarely will I turn down the chance to play in a golf tournament that has a tie in to a…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/ THE PIONEER - Evan Brown, who coached basketball at Madras for 16 years, is back as the athletic director. Just a week on the job, he is already ready getting a feel for what needs to be done.
August 20, 2014

Familiar face in a new job

by Jeff Wilson
As AD, Evan Brown will bring new perspective to Madras After 16 years coaching basketball at Madras High, Evan Brown left to pursue a career as an athletic director. On Aug. 11, Brown returned…
Photo Credit: FILE  PHOTO - Knowing how to use a paddle, and using a good one, can make the difference between a fun kayaking trip and a miserable one for your body.
August 20, 2014

Proper paddling technique really pays off

by Trevor Groves
A sure sign of summer in Central Oregon is the variety of kayaks attached to vehicles traveling across the landscape. Our extended backyard offers near endless variety of paddle powered…
Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS PHOTO - A good, prepacked kit can come in handy during a camping trip. The options on things to have at the ready are endless.
August 20, 2014

There are essentials for all camping trips

by Scott Staats
Over the years, I’ve kept my eyes and ears open for important outdoor tips that make my outings more comfortable and enjoyable. Some came from the advice of others, some came about by my own…
August 20, 2014

Play nice with your new toys

by Jeff Wilson
Being the first to do something is a wonderful feeling. Think George Washington, Charles Lindergh, Chuck Yeager, Roger Bannister, Marilyn Monroe, Althea Gibson, Alan Shepard, Arthur Ashe, Neil…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/ THE PIONEER - Doug Calvin, center, meets some of the team members from the Madras Aquatic Center's water polo team Monday night after being introduced as the team's new coach.
August 13, 2014

Just in time, MAC finds new coach

by Jeff Wilson
Doug Calvin tapped to lead Madras Aquatic Center's water polo team Doug Calvin is coming out of retirement, and there is a certain group of water polo players that are happy he is. Just a week…
Brandon Hawes
August 13, 2014

Culver Redneck Obstacle Course

by Jeff Wilson
Brandon Hawes slides through one of the many obstacles during last year’s Culver Redneck Obstacle Course. The event, which will be held again Saturday at the Culver Athletic Complex, is part of…
Photo Credit: PIONEER FILE PHOTO - The Mini Dash brings out the athlete in all that participate, like this youngster taking part in the Mini Dash in 2012.
August 13, 2014

Time to make a dash

by Jeff Wilson
Registration for annual triathlon in full swing For the seventh time, athletes from around the region will descend on Madras for the MAC?Dash Spring Triathlon. The Dash, which begins and ends at…
Camo craze
August 13, 2014

Camo craze starting to get a bit out of hand

by Scott Staats
It used to be you’d see people wearing camouflage only during the hunting season. Now it seems that camo is worn all times of the year. Most people may not be aware of this camo craze — perhaps…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Madras Aquatic Center water polo players, from left to right, Mikayla Weinke, Melissa Field and Sophie Gemelas were just a few from Madras took part in the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics in Calif., last week.
August 06, 2014

Holding their own and more

by Jeff Wilson
Madras water polo players enjoy USA Junior Olympics It was hard for Sophie Gemelas to have any expectations. It's not every day someone from Madras gets the opportunity to play in the USA…

Don't miss the local news

by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Tucker Hill of Klamath Falls competes in saddle bronc riding Saturday night at the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo. The rodeo played to a packed house both nights.
Aug 06, 2014

Jefferson County Rodeo plays to a packed house

by Jeff Wilson
Two-day event full of solid rides More than 140 participants competed in the two-day rodeo for a payout totaling more than $15,000. And some Jefferson County cowboys and cowgirls stepped up and…
Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS PHOTO - Rafters and kayakers can enjoy the simple beauty of a trip down the Salmon River in Idaho.
Aug 06, 2014

Idaho's Salmon River makes for a great float

by Scott Staats
The roaring sound of big rapids around a bend in the river always gets the heart pumping and the adrenaline flowing. And there were plenty of opportunities for that on a six-day float trip my…
Aug 06, 2014

Time off can be a good thing

by Jeff Wilson
When I first heard about the Oregon School Activities Association’s Moratorium Week, I had to chuckle. I’m sure most of you know exactly what that is — a full week during the school year, one…
Aug 06, 2014

Ringering captures top prize in men's club golf tourney

by Jeff Wilson
Brian Ringering was the big winner this weekend as he claimed the overall title in the 2014 Madras Men’s Association Club Championship held at Desert Peaks Golf Club. Ringering fired rounds of…
Aug 06, 2014

Sedentary behavior costs you all the time

by Trevor Groves
“This person sees more money in a day than any bank teller,” John Robinson, the safety coordinator of Brigh Wood Corp., shared with me on a recent tour of the cut plant. John was giving me a…
Aug 06, 2014

CHS football to host kids camp

by Jeff Wilson
The Culver High School Pigskin Football Camp has been scheduled for Aug. 11-14 at the CHS stadium. The camp, which is open to all kids in grades fourth through eighth, will provide all campers…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Members of the Lady Warriors basketball take a break from practice to flash the hang loose sign to parents and friends. The team left Warm Springs on Monday for the World Youth Basketball Tournament in Hawaii. Team members are, left to right on the back row, Laila Smith, Annalise Whipple, Erika Olivera and Jocelyn McCarthy. Center row:  Kaliyah Iverson, Chloe Smith, Jalaney Suppah, Mary Olney and Vijay Bryant. Front row: Vanessa Culps, Lynden Harry, Niyallee Cochran and Jackie Zamora-Heath.
Jul 30, 2014

Ready to hang loose

by Jeff Wilson
Warriors off to Hawaii for World Youth Basketball Tournament Anytime a trip to Hawaii is in order, it comes as something of a reward. But for a group of Jefferson County girls, spending a week…
Candy Yow
Jul 30, 2014

Hunting is not just a man's endeavor

by Scott Staats
For many years, maybe even as far back as the first caveman, hunting has been traditionally carried out by the males of our species. However, things are changing today as women are representing…
Jul 30, 2014

Lesson learned about Desert Peaks

by Jeff Wilson
If I have learned anything in all my years in the sports journalism profession, it has been to think before you speak. That applies to simple questions about how I think a football team will…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Construction on the bleachers at the new Madras High School sports stadium continues. The facility should be complete by the White Buffalos' season opening football game on Sept. 12.
Jul 23, 2014

New stadium almost done

by Jeff Wilson
Field will be ready for Sept. 12 football opener Construction on the new Madras High School sports complex is nearing completion. The new track has been completed with lanes and starting…




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