Buffs keeping improving

Buffs keeping improving

With just two more meets on its schedule, the Madras track and field team is ramping up its...

Dogs earn first conference win

Dogs earn first conference win

Playing in one of the toughest softball conferences in the state, league wins have been hard to...

Buffs drop two to Cowgirls

Buffs drop two to Cowgirls

Madras needs big week to stay in TVC race As the halfway point of the Tri Valley Conference...

Laying a foundation

Laying a foundation

New baseball team hopes to pave way to success For any high school athletic program to be...

Cruising right along

Cruising right along

Buffs go 3-0 last week, move into second place It may not have been very pretty baseball, but...

Sledge tops 2A pole vault mark

Sledge tops 2A pole vault mark

Culver senior clears 16-2 at Madras meet Corey Sledge has had the number 16-06 in his head for...


Madras Sports

April 28, 2016

Madras' Brown receives award from NIAAA

by Jeff Wilson
Evan Brown is not one to bring attention to himself. And that makes the events over the past 12 months all that more infuriating to him. The Madras athletic director has been in the news quite a…
April 28, 2016

Tennis season is winding down

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras tennis teams will play their final regular season matches this week in preparation for the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 2 meet May 12-14 at the Portland Tennis Club, where spots in…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Lizzie Steuart ducks out of the way as Kiersten Anderson fires a shot over to first to get an out during last week's Madras-Estacada Tri Valley Conference softball game.
April 20, 2016

Madras softball back in the race

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs sweep Estacada to move into 3rd Last week was just what the doctor ordered for the Madras softball team. After getting swept by Corbett to start Tri Valley Conference play, the Buffs…


JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Lucianna Ceballos Hammond, an exchange student from Argentina, won both of her singles matches that she played last week.
April 20, 2016

Earning their keep

by Jeff Wilson
Madras girls close out busy week of play by taking fifth in own tourney Madras High renamed its tennis courts Saturday morning to honor Steve Rankin and the Buffs’ girls tennis team placed fifth…
DAVID BALL/GRESHAM OUTLOOK - Madras catcher Howard Bell-Raines applies a tag to an Estacada runner during Friday's Tri Valley Conference baseball game.
April 20, 2016

Estacada holds Buffs at bay

by Jeff Wilson
Rangers take two, but just barely If the Madras baseball team had any doubt that it could play with the Tri Valley Conference’s best baseball teams, those doubts were erased Friday in Estacada.…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Alesha Freeman has been getting plenty of time in the circle.
April 20, 2016

Dogs fighting tough times

by Jeff Wilson
Being down in numbers is one thing, but having to do it while playing a three-game series with one of the state’s best teams is borderline unfair. But that is exactly what the Culver softball…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Madras senior Kalan Wolfe won three events at the Buffs' three-way meet at Gladstone last week.
April 20, 2016

Buffs gaining steam

by Jeff Wilson
Both track teams score well in three-way meet Kalan Wolfe brought a lot of attention to herself last week as the Madras senior won three events in a three-way track meet with Gladstone and…
April 20, 2016

Begay receives state award

by Jeff Wilson
Madras senior Gavin Begay has been named one of two Athletes of the Month in the Nike/Providence Health and Services Play It Forward Award program. Begay joins Dion Mock, of Lewis & Clark…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Bryce Rehwinkel parked this pitch over the centerfield wall for a 3-run homer during Friday's Tri Valley Conference game with Corbett. The Buffs rallied for a 6-5 win and are now 2-0 in league play.
April 13, 2016

Buffs take two from Corbett

by Jeff Wilson
Madras tied with Estacada for TVC lead Sam McCormick is not one to mince words. So when Kanim Smith III told the Madras baseball coach that he didn’t have his good pitching stuff Friday…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras shortstop Leah Buck looks up at an umpire for a call as she tags a Corbett runner out at third. The Buffs ended up forcing the Cardinals out five times at third base, but it was enough to get an win.
April 13, 2016

Buffs get roughed up

by Jeff Wilson
Corbett takes two from MHS to open TVC play Things started off well enough for the Madras softball team. Early in its Tri Valley Conference opener with Corbett, the Buffs were pitching well,…

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FILE PHOTO - Madras sophomore Lynden Harry was selected to the 4A girls all-state basketball second team.
Apr 13, 2016

Harry named to 4A all-state squad

by Jeff Wilson
It started with Abby Scott when she was just a sophomore on the Madras girls basketball team. Mariah Stacona would follow, and now Lynden Harry is keeping the tradition of a White Buffalo being…
Apr 13, 2016

Soaring to new heights

by Jeff Wilson
Both Buff tennis teams expect state slots this year When Jered Pichette and Obie Eriza crossed the state tennis threshold last season, it seems that everyone around finally bought into the idea…
Apr 13, 2016

Buffs, Dogs flying high

by Jeff Wilson
Tracksters finding their groove The track season is still quite young, but at this point, Madras and Culver are both starting to see the kind of results they are looking for. Culver’s Emma Knepp…
Apr 13, 2016

Dogs take pair from Grant Union

by Jeff Wilson
CHS puts scoreboard to work by scoring 26 runs The Culver baseball team prepped for Special District 6 play by putting up 26 runs on Grant Union last week in a doubleheader sweep. The Bulldogs…
Apr 13, 2016

Bulldogs hit speed bump

by Jeff Wilson
After a quick start, CHS softball team struggling After jumping out to a 4-0 start, the Culver softball team has cooled off a bit, winning just once in the last five games. And that is not a…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Westview pitcher Donovan Baldocchi cranks it up during Westview's 17-2 Metro League win over Sunset at Westview High School on Friday.
Apr 11, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest games from March 8

by Miles Vance
It may be early in the season, but that doesn't mean there weren't big games galore on Friday afternoon. And with all that excitement going on, Community Newspapers was there to document a bunch…
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Evan Brown will continue his duties as Madras' athletic director after being named the school's new boys' basketball coach.
Apr 06, 2016

Familiar face to fill MHS hoops job

by Jeff Wilson
Evan Brown to return to Buffs boys' sideline It didn’t take Mark Neffendorf very long to discover the man he was looking for to fill the Madras boys’ basketball coaching position was sitting…
EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO - Despite hitting over .400 this spring, Darrell Ceciliani will start the year in Triple A Buffalo instead of Toronto.
Apr 06, 2016

Ceciliani to start year in Buffalo

by Jeff Wilson
It seems that Darrell Ceciliani has gotten caught up in the business side of baseball. Despite having one of the best springs of any of the invitees to the Toronto Blue Jays spring camp, the…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - With athletes like Gustavo Lopez, right, and others out for track this year, Madras has both the numbers and the talent to field one of its best track teams in years.
Apr 06, 2016

Optimism abounds

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs see increase in track participation Whatever Darrell Yount is doing, it is working. The new Madras track and field coach, the school’s fourth head coach in the last four years, has already…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Senior Hannah Lewis is hoping for a big year in both the high jump and 800-meter run. She is healthy for the first time since her sophomore year.
Apr 06, 2016

Optimism abounds

by Jeff Wilson
Dogs loaded with talent in all events Behind the beard that hides most of Mike Dove’s face, a sheepish grin has formed. It’s hard to blame the Culver track coach for feeling a little bit giddy…