Madras tops Bulldogs

Madras tops Bulldogs

Both teams get plenty out of rare volleyball match Throughout her high school volleyball career,...

Two games in, Buffs like what they see

Two games in, Buffs like what they see

Two games into what Madras boys soccer coach Clark Jones thinks could be a huge season, there has...

MHS seeing results on the field despite losses

MHS seeing results on the field despite losses

Krista Hayes knows this will be a season of transition. And the first-year Madras girls soccer...

Culver soccer eager to get into mix

Culver soccer eager to get into mix

Young team has a long way to go, but enough talent to get there For most teams, the start of a...

2014 MAC Dash a blast

2014 MAC Dash a blast

MAC Dash Sprint Triathlon Sept. 6 in Madras Individuals Men 1, Neal Richards, 56:08. 2, Tony...

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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September 10, 2014

Bulldogs follow strong ground game to 33-20 win over La Pine

by Jeff Wilson
Shea Little has already found one thing that his Culver Bulldogs do well — run the ball. And the Class 2A Bulldogs did just that Friday night, running over 3A?La Pine 33-20 to get the 2014…
September 10, 2014

Despite loss, Buffs solid in opener, improving in all areas

by Jeff Wilson
Football games usually come down to just a few key moments. Friday night, Madras found that out firsthand. Junction City broke open a close game with a pair of 90-yard scoring plays, which ended…
September 10, 2014

Water polo teams off to solid start

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras water polo teams hit the pool for the first time under new coach Doug Calvin last week, and so far, so good. Madras won both of its opening games last week against Bend, as the boys…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - First-year Madras coach Sean Cease addresses his team after Friday night's practice inside the new football stadium. Cease has brought a well-needed attitude adjustment with him and his players seem to respond to it.
September 03, 2014

Attitude adjustment

by Jeff Wilson
New coach brings a philosophy to a team that needed it Sean Cease is not a big man. At just 5 feet, 6 inches, he easily gets lost in a crowd, especially one that gathers around him. But…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/ THE PIONEER - The Bulldogs will need young players, like Marco Retano, to step up this year.
September 03, 2014

Laying a foundation

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs hope to keep on course of becoming a football family The hardest part of building something, anything, is getting started. With one season under his belt, Culver football coach Shea…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Senior Brady Tucker is back in the net for the Madras boys water polo team once again this year.
September 03, 2014

Moving forward

by Jeff Wilson
Coaching change should not slow down water polo team's progress Someone once said that all change is good. But for a high school water polo team chasing state titles, changing coaches just weeks…
Photo Credit: PIONEER FILE PHOTO - The MAC Dash triathlon has become a bigger event with each year as participation has consistently grown.
September 03, 2014

Mac Dash this weekend

by Jeff Wilson
Mini Dash loads of fun to get out and see For the seventh time, athletes from around the region will descend on Madras for the MAC Dash Fall Triathlon. The Dash, which begins and ends at the…
September 03, 2014

Jeff Co.'s best? It's still up for debate

by Jeff Wilson
About six weeks ago, after watching the MLB love fest for Derek Jeter that was supposedly the all-star game, and all the discussion on does he belong on the New York Yankees' Mount Rushmore of…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The 2014 version of Culver volleyball is in position to win the school's second state title in three years.
August 27, 2014

A dominant force

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs hope to stay on top of the 2A volleyball mountain Climbing to the top of a sports mountain can be relatively easy. It’s staying perched up at the peak that is hard. And the Culver…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Elle Renault, left, and Taylor Sjolund are part of a deep senior class that feels like a state title is a real possibility this year.
August 27, 2014

Buffs have 4A title in sights

by Jeff Wilson
If there was ever a time to displace Crook Co., it is now If there was ever a year where everything was to fall in place for the Madras volleyball team, 2014 might be it. There are a lot of…

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Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jose Romero, left, and Oved Felix make up part of a group of returning players that have their sights set on a deep playoff run this year.
Aug 27, 2014

Chances are looking good for MHS boys soccer

by Jeff Wilson
A slew of talented returners and a revamped defense have Buffs excited To say that this could be an interesting year for the Madras boys soccer team would be quite the understatement. Loaded…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Freshman Michell Galan, left, tries to run down Coral Reyes during a Madras girls' soccer practice last week. This year's team is short on numbers, but expects to compete well in the new Tri-Valley Conference.
Aug 27, 2014

Low numbers, high enthusiasm

by Jeff Wilson
MHS is coming off a tough year, but a new attitude could make a difference Low numbers usually don’t translate into good things. At least not on an athletic field. But high enthusiasm is one way…
Aug 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 - These seats with arm rests and backs will be on sale at the Aug. 29 scrimmage.
Aug 20, 2014

Opening party set for stadium

by Tony Ahern
Barbecue, football squad scrimmage set for Aug. 29 The Buff Boosters are christening the new Madras High School stadium with a party Friday, Aug. 29. The evening will include a barbecue and…
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.
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 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…
Aug 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.
Aug 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…
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Aug 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…



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