The dynamic duo

The dynamic duo

Gemelas, Gerhardt make up the foundation of Madras girls' water polo team A quick glance at the...

White Buffs gear up for strong finish

White Buffs gear up for strong finish

Two more wins could set up a third showdown with Crook Co. As the volleyball regular season...

Bulldogs roughed up by Heppner

Bulldogs roughed up by Heppner

The first loss of the football season is always tough, be it the first game of the year or the...

Madras water polo teams continue to rack up wins

Madras water polo teams continue to rack up wins

Both the boys' and girls' squads remain unbeaten in league play, eye deep playoff run Goals were...

Madras looking to finish strong

Madras looking to finish strong

Sean Cease is not giving up. He hopes his seniors won’t either. That was the message Cease,...

Missed opportunity

Missed opportunity

Buffs fall to Molalla, see title hopes vanish Coming off a solid week that saw them beat Crook...

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Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Madras setter Elle Renault celebrates after the White Buffalo scored a point in last weeks four-set win in Estacada.
October 18, 2014

White Buffalo put down Estacada to stay on top

by David Ball
Madras finishes the league season tied with Crook County for the Tri-Valley crown 4A VOLLEYBALLTri-Valley Conference Team Score Madras3Estacada1 ESTACADA — The Madras High volleyball team…
October 15, 2014

Culver gets top rating in 2A volleyball poll

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs are just four wins away from a perfect league season It may be October, but there is such a thing as the dog days of summer for high school volleyball teams. As the final two weeks of a…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Elle Renault dishes out an assist during last week's match against Crook County. The senior recorded her 2,000th assist during that match.
October 08, 2014

Unbreakable spirit

by Jeff Wilson
Her nose might break, but Elle Renault's drive doesn't For Elle Renault, the worst part of the mask is the way it makes her look. She can deal with the heat that builds up underneath it over the…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Kiana Adams, left, and Taylor Sjolund, right, go up to make a block during last week's volleyball match against Crook County. The Cowgirls would sweep Madras in three sets.
October 08, 2014

Buffs on the rebound

by Jeff Wilson
After a tough loss to Crook County, Madras gets back on a roll There are good losses and there are bad losses. The Madras volleyball team is hoping that its first conference loss of the year…
Photo Credit: JAIME VALDEZ PHOTO - Jered Pichette found little running room against a tough, physical Gladstone defense last week.
October 08, 2014

Buffs get roughed up

by Jeff Wilson
Gladstone rolls over Madras; battle with Crook up next There is usually not a whole lot a football team can take away from a big loss, especially when that loss is by 51 points. But Madras coach…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jonathan Reynoso works around a Crook County defender during Monday's Tri-Valley Conference match. Madras won 3-1.
October 08, 2014

Prep Roundup

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs rebound with three solid soccer wins The best way to overcome a tough loss is to post a couple of big wins. And that is exactly what the Madras boys soccer team has done in the last week.…
Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS PHOTO - The 60-foot high, side-by-side Paulina Creek Falls makes for a nice view.
October 08, 2014

Headin' Outdoors

by Jeff Wilson
Autumn adventures in Newberry It started with a sound like distant thunder, but the skies were clear. Suddenly the ground shook for miles around. A volcanic vent opened on the inside of the…
October 08, 2014

Culver rallies for win, will face Heppner Friday

by Jeff Wilson
Columbia Basin title on the line Culver’s smooth sailing football season hit a small bump Friday night, but in the scheme of things, there is nothing at all wrong with that. A little adversity…
October 08, 2014

Dogs gearing up for deep run

by Jeff Wilson
Postseason becomes the focus for CHS volleyball A little more defensive intensity and the Culver valleyball team will be ready to go get what it lost last year — the Class 2A state crown. Culver…
October 08, 2014

Tough decisions are the hardest to make

by Jeff Wilson
Football or golf, you decide. Those were the words spoken to me just a few weeks before my junior year in high school started. And that was the choice that I had to make — pick between the two…

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Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Alexis Urbach pounds a shot past an Estacada defender during last week's league match.
Oct 01, 2014

Buffs on a roll

by Jeff Wilson
Madras unbeaten in TVC, ready for home showdown with Crook Co. Another week and more success. That seems to be the MO for the Madras volleyball team. The White Buffaloes added two more…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Sydnee Smith keeps a ball in play for Culver Friday night during a Columbia Basin Conference volleyball match against Pilot Rock.
Oct 01, 2014

Dogs hitting stride

by Jeff Wilson
Little back in top form at right time Maybe Randi Viggiano has found the secret to motivating her superstar — give her a little time off to go hunting. Not that Shealene Little needs much of a…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Tucker Davis returned a punt for a score Friday night, part of Culver's 39-point offensive onslaught against Vernonia.
Oct 01, 2014

Bulldogs living up to hype, potential

by Jeff Wilson
Shea Little is not all that surprised that at this point of football season, his Culver Bulldogs are where they are at — 4-0 and cruising. But some of the kids are a little shocked at the team’s…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Almost 400 runners participated in the Madras Invitational Saturday at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort Golf Course. Hannah Orey of Culver battles with a pair of Summit runners at the finish line.
Oct 01, 2014

Madras Invitational

by Jeff Wilson
Madras Invitational Sept. 27 at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort Golf Course BOYS Team scores 1. Canby 46, 2. Crescent Valley 57, 3. Bend 73, 4. Oregon City 96, 5. Chemawa 115, 6. Summit 143, 7. Molalla 214,…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Garrett Webb looks to score, while Summit's Jack Butler moves in during last week's water polo match at the Madras Aquatic Center. Summit beat the Buffs, 11-8.
Oct 01, 2014

Madras splits with Summit

by Jeff Wilson
In its first real test of the season, the Madras water polo teams offered up some solid results. On senior night, the White Buffalos saw it girls team demolish Summit 14-3 behind 13 goals from…
Oct 01, 2014

White Buffalos rally late, fall short

by Jeff Wilson
A full 48-minute effort will be needed this week at Gladstone Sean Cease knew going into this football season that nothing would come easy. And now his team knows that as well. The White…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - A group of White Buffalos, led by Osvaldo Galvan, take down Stayton quarterback Kyle Schwarm during Friday night's nonleague game in Madras. The Buff defense played well all night, leading to a 13-12 victory.
Sep 24, 2014

Same score, better result

by Jeff Wilson
Defense comes up large as MHS holds off Stayton, 13-12 There were a lot of reasons why Madras topped Stayton 13-12 Friday night to earn its first win of the season, and the first for new head…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver's Emma Hoke makes a nice save during the Bulldogs' nonleague match with Dufur Thursday night. The Dogs swept Dufur to continue their string of solid play.
Sep 24, 2014

On the verge

by Jeff Wilson
Culver putting it all together If it really comes down to wanting it more than your opponent, then the Culver volleyball team should have few problems the rest of this season. Playing in a…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/FOR THE PIONEER - Shelby Mauritson puts a ball away over a Crook County defender during a match last week.
Sep 24, 2014

Madras sits atop TVC volleyball standings

by Jeff Wilson
Getting off to a 2-0 start in league play, no matter the sport, is always good. But what makes it even better is winning both of those games on the road. And when one of the teams happens to be…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The White Buffalos' Cirelle Frank, left, slaps the ball away from a Panther player during a match last week.
Sep 24, 2014

Buffs stay perfect in the pool

by Jeff Wilson
MHS keeps rolling along, awaits match with summit The Madras water polo team seems to hit its stride this season, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Undefeated in whatever form it has…



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