Culver girls take home Sherman County Tournament trophy

Culver girls take home Sherman County Tournament trophy

Dogs go 2-1 in Rene Houle's first week as head coach.

Culver takes third at Officials Tournament

Culver takes third at Officials Tournament

Bulldogs get four first-place and four second-place finishers ahead of Culver Invitational

Schaffner's last stand

Schaffner's last stand

Twice a runner-up at state, Saxton Schaffner has his sights set on an elusive individual title.

Buffs swimmers test waters at Madras Relays

Buffs swimmers test waters at Madras Relays

Madras swimming opened its season Saturday with a relay meet at the MAC.

Madras girls work out early kinks

Madras girls work out early kinks

Early wins at Madras Tournament show team's strength on defense, depth


Madras Sports

JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - Weston Basl, seen here in action last season, scored 29 points in a high-scoring 93-72 loss against Stanfield Friday.
December 07, 2016

Culver boys find silver lining in winless week

by Will Denner
Team feels confident headling into this week's games despite losses.
December 07, 2016

Wilson: Farewell to sports writing

by Jeff Wilson
Jeff Wilson is leaving the Madras Pioneer this week after nearly three years as sports editor.
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Thomas LeClaire, seen here wrestling Isaac VanTassel of Burns, went 1-2 in the 182-pound division Saturday.
December 07, 2016

Madras sees practice translate to progress at Officials…

by Will Denner
The Buffs put 12 of of their 16 wrestlers in the JV bracket, allowing them to ease into the first meet of the season.


JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - With guys like Jace Oppenlander, above, and Lorenzo Vasquez, below, back in the fold, Culver could cruise to its 10th title.
November 30, 2016

The quest for No. 10

by Jeff Wilson
With a ton of talent, and experience, Culver seems invincible this season It would be easy for J.D. Alley to relax a bit this wrestling season and just let things play out. With the heart of…
November 30, 2016

Brown ready to lead Buffs back to state playoffs

by Jeff Wilson
After a 10-year absence, old coach back to his old ways For Evan Brown, the last six months could not have moved any slower. The excitement of coaching basketball again, and more importantly,…
JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - One possible scenario has Madras and Sisters playing in the same district next year.
November 30, 2016

Redistricting could get interesting

by Jeff Wilson
It's early in the process, but there are a variety of places Madras could end up The process that the Oregon Schools Activities Association uses to determine what classification and even what…
November 30, 2016

Loaded Buffs ready to take the next big step

by Will Denner
Madras thinking about more than just making state Zach Lillebo leaves little room for interpretation when he says he’s always conditioning his team. Rightfully so. As Madras girls head…
JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - Culver senior Mike Davis will once again anchor the middle for the Dogs this season.
November 30, 2016

Conference wins top list of Bulldog wishes

by Will Denner
Culver seeks first league win in three years Known more for its state-champion wrestling program, Culver’s boys basketball team has found trouble fielding complete varsity and junior varsity…
November 30, 2016

Buff swimmers hope to build on existing foundation

by Jeff Wilson
With a strong senior class, MHS looks to be back in the state mix There is strength in numbers. No one knows that better than Madras swimming coach Tim Nelson. After a season that saw the Buffs’…
November 30, 2016

Dogs bring in a ringer of a coach

by Jeff Wilson
With Rene Houle on the sidelines, the sky is the limit for CHS After a couple of seasons that saw the Culver girls basketball team come up short of the 2A state playoffs, Bulldog coach Scott…

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JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - The Buffs' Harrison Manu, above, was the lone Madras wrestler to advance to the state tournament in 2016. New coach Cameron Mitchem aims to change that this season and he has the manpower to do it.
Nov 30, 2016

Madras wrestling hopes to get on point this season

by Will Denner
New coach brings new ideas for Buff program on the move Cameron Mitchem wasn’t sure what he was inheriting when taking over Madras’ wrestling program for the departing Scott Padgett. He did know…
Nov 23, 2016

Dogs rule CBC team

by Jeff Wilson
Vega named POY; Fessler gets libero nod By all accounts, 2016 was another successful season for the Culver volleyball team. The Bulldogs posted a final season record of 24-4, won its third…
Nov 23, 2016

Buffs land 8 on TVC all-league team

by Jeff Wilson
Reynoso selected as POY, four others on first team After scoring 18 goals and dishing out 11 assists during Tri-Valley Conference play this season, Madras junior Jonathan Reynoso was named as…
Nov 23, 2016

Dogs get 12 on CBC all-league team

by Jeff Wilson
Despite finishing fourth in the Columbia Basin Conference football standings, Culver had its share of players littered all over the all-league team. The Bulldogs accounted for 12 spots on the…
Nov 23, 2016

Five Buff girls named all-league

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras girls soccer team took some huge steps this season and the team was rewarded with five selections to the Tri Valley Conference all-league team. The Buffs, who won went 3-10 overall…
Nov 23, 2016

Pair of Buffs named to TVC volleyball team

by Jeff Wilson
Crook County once again claimed the Tri Valley Conference volleyball title, and with that, had six players named to the all-league team. Madras, which showed marked inprovement this season after…
Nov 23, 2016

MHS has six on TVC FB squad

by Jeff Wilson
Despite a season that saw Madras go winless, six White Buffalos were named to the Tri Valley Conference All-League team. Senior Omar Dominguez was the lone Buff named to the conference’s first…
Nov 17, 2016

Oh, so close

by Jeff Wilson
Madras, Newport need shootout to decide title Luck. Sometimes, it’s on your side, and sometimes, it’s not. Saturday, during the Class 4A state soccer championships, it seemed Madras got a small…
Nov 17, 2016

MST records more records

by Jeff Wilson
Lexi Williams sets three new marks at home The Madras Swim Team hosted 175 swimmers Saturday at the Madras Aquatic Center and saw more team records fall. As the team has grown from 24 swimmers…
Nov 09, 2016

Moving on

by Jeff Wilson
Pair of home wins sends Buffs into 4A semifinals This is not the time of year that a soccer team wants to find itself down a man. But that’s exactly the situation that the Madras boys soccer…