PHOTOS: Culver 66, La Pine 11 (duals)

PHOTOS: Culver 66, La Pine 11 (duals)

The Bulldogs wrestling team battled 3A La Pine at the Highway 97 Classic in Culver.

Culver boys start strong, finish flat

Culver boys start strong, finish flat

Bulldogs show promise early in first two league games before turnovers cost them.

Madras swimmers hold their own at home

Madras swimmers hold their own at home

Boys place third, girls take fifth at White Buffalo Classic in front of the MAC crowd.

Culver girls sweep league-opening weekend

Culver girls sweep league-opening weekend

Bulldogs grind out gritty wins against Pilot Rock, Stanfield at home.

Dominant Bulldogs earn another Oregon Wrestling Classic title

Dominant Bulldogs earn another Oregon Wrestling Classic title

Culver wrestling win 12th consecutive OWC title, defeats Lowell in the finals.

Madras girls grind out road win

Madras girls grind out road win

Buffs erase 10-point halftime deficit against Mountain View, pull out 53-50 win.

Buffs a team in transition

Buffs a team in transition

Slow start dooms Madras boys in loss to Mountain View.

Culver takes Jo-Hi team title

Culver takes Jo-Hi team title

Bulldogs win meet by over 100 points behind five first-place finishers.


Madras Sports

January 18, 2017

Culver wrestlers shift focus to Reser's Tourney

by Will Denner
The stacked tournament field includes four of the previous five team state champions.
FLYER COURTESY OF SAM MCCORMICK - White Buffalo Youth Baseball tryouts will be held Sunday, Feb. 5, in Bend.
January 18, 2017

Travel youth baseball returns to Jefferson County

by Will Denner
The program, headed by Madras High baseball coach Sam McCormick, will field three teams this season.
BILL VOLLMER/FOR THE PIONEER - The annual Elks Hoop Shoot took place Saturday, Jan. 14, at Jefferson County Middle School. Above, from left, 8 and 9-year-old boys participants Andreaz Plazola, Reed Simmelink and Bryson Thornton-Palomo pose with their trophies.
January 18, 2017

Elks Hoop Shoot results

by Madras Pioneer
Kids ages 8-13 competed in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot at Jefferson County Middle School last Saturday.


January 11, 2017

Culver freshmen make early impacts

by Will Denner
Several fresh faces on the Bulldogs break out in recent weeks.
January 11, 2017

Culver girls enter CBC play 8-4

by Will Denner
With more school days canceled and two coaches involved in a car accident, Bulldogs have an up and down week.
January 11, 2017

Madras Swim Team beats several team records

by Will Denner
Madras swimmers had plenty to be proud of at last weekend's meet in McMinnville.
January 11, 2017

Madras wrestling finishes sixth at Bend Invitational

by Will Denner
Buffs enter seven wrestlers in varsity bracket, get three on the podium.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Despite a couple recurring issues showing up in the tournament title game against host Sisters, the Buffs won their first two games, which included a double-digit comeback entering the fourth quarter against Mazama and a huge third quarter against Crook County.
January 04, 2017

Madras boys eye bigger picture

by Will Denner
A 2-1 record at the Sisters Tournament was promising, but
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras put together a complete game against Crook County in its last game of the tournament. Jackie Zamora (12) chipped in 12 points and had another strong defensive outing.
January 04, 2017

Madras girls end 2016 on positive note

by Will Denner
After two tough losses in Sisters, Buffs bounce back against Crook County
E.J. HARRIS/FOR THE PIONEER - Harrison Manu, seen here wrestling Irrigon's Brady Romero at the Rollin Schimmel Memorial, chose to drop down to the 182-pound division from 195 in advance of last weekend's tournament. The decision paid off. Manu took first place and won all of his matches by fall.
January 04, 2017

Coach's message gets through to Madras wrestlers

by Will Denner
Buffs improve from first to second day at Rollin Schimmel Memorial Tournament

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WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Along with Irma Retano and Mia Gamboa, Jessica Johnson (25) played an important part in the Bulldogs' 2-1 tournament record. Johnson led the team with 11 points in a low-scoring 29-26 win over Lost River to conclude the weekend.
Jan 04, 2017

Culver fares well in talent-rich tourney

by Will Denner
Crusader New Year Invitational showcases tough 2A and 3A teams statewide that could make playoff runs
Jan 04, 2017

Denner: Egos aside, two coaches find balance at Culver

by Will Denner
Scott Fritz and Rene Houle make unusual transition a smooth one
Jan 04, 2017

Culver among top 10 at massive Sierra Nevada Classic

by Will Denner
Bulldogs get team-wide contributions in Reno, including a few freshman points scored
Jan 04, 2017

Struggles continue for Culver boys at Crusader Tourney

by Will Denner
Bulldogs aim to clean up defense and careless turnovers before league play begins
Jan 04, 2017

Austin: Redistricting will challenge bigger Oregon schools

by Lon Austin
Although smaller schools are pleased with current system, larger schools see major issues that need to be resolved
JAYSON SMITH/FOR THE PIONEER - Kanim Smith (right) led the Buffs with 25 points against Scappoose. Smith converted 11 field goals and added three points from the foul line.
Dec 28, 2016

Madras boys stay undefeated at home

by Will Denner
Buffs look to improve road record at Sisters Holiday Tournament
PHOTOS BY JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - Clockwise from top left, Madras soccer players Alex Sanchez (13), Obed Eriza (10) and Mikey Alonso celebrate a game-tying goal late in the 4A state championship game against Newport. Culver wrestling coaches J.D. Alley (left) and Miguel Baltazar (right) react to Jaiden Jones winning his finals match at the state tournament in Portland. Madras girls basketball players share a light moment on the bench during a home game against Crook County last January. Corey Sledge pumps his fist after breaking the 2A pole vault record at the state meet in Eugene.
Dec 28, 2016

Best of 2016: Top 10 stories of the year

by Will Denner
Jefferson County had no shortage of exciting sports moments in 2016
Dec 28, 2016

Date set for Madras athletics hall of fame unveiling

by Tony Ahern
The first MHS hall of fame class will be inducted Feb. 10 following the boys basketball game
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Guided by coaches Sara (left) and Tim Nelson (right), Garrett Webb made the necessary improvements to continue swimming at the college level.
Dec 21, 2016

Swimmer's dream becomes reality

by Will Denner
Garrett Webb signs letter of intent to swim at Southwestern Oregon Community College next year
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - The Bulldogs' full-court press has been as good as advertised so far this season. Margie Beeler (left), Elly Bautista (middle) and Joie VanAlstyne (right) corralled the backcourt against Gilchrist Friday.
Dec 21, 2016

Win or lose, Culver maintains effort

by Will Denner
Bulldogs come up short of tournament championship, rebound with a win