CHS takes step back

CHS takes step back

Dogs still in search of first league win There was some good and some bad for the Culver boys...

Dogs take huge step

Dogs take huge step

Two CBC wins have CHS looking good All Hannah Lewis and Alysha Fritz wanted this season was a...

Madras on a roll

Madras on a roll

Buff girls claim sixth-straight win Madras coach Zach Lillebo will always say his team could get...

Dogs dominate meet

Dogs dominate meet

Culver leaves little doubt as to who rules SP 3 With seven individual titles, and a slew of top...

Finding his way

Finding his way

New school, new team no problem for Jace Oppenlander One of the hardest things a kid can do is...


Madras Sports

February 11, 2016

Mets trade Ceciliani to Toronto

by Jeff Wilson
Former MHS standout has chance to stick with Jays Just a week after desginating Darrell Ceciliani for assignment, the New York Mets have traded the former Madras standout to the Toronto Blue…
February 11, 2016

Madras duo inducted in wrestling hall of fame

by Jeff Wilson
Longtime Madras residents Ron and Laurice Ochs will be inducted into the Oregon Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame this spring. The Ochs, whose son Nels wrestled at Madras, will be…
February 11, 2016

Buffs back in TVC race

by Jeff Wilson
Slowly but surely, the Madras boys basketball team is climbing back into the Tri Valley Conference race. The Buffs scored a huge win last week at Corbett, as Sean Leriche, Kanim Smith III and…
February 11, 2016

MHS fourth at La Pine

by Jeff Wilson
It’s crunch time for high school wrestlers, as the end of the season is in sight. And the Madras wrestling team seems to be peaking at the right time. The Buffs had a busy week, but scored some…
February 11, 2016

MHS swimmers ready for districts

by Jeff Wilson
Spots at state on the line this week Garrett Webb has his school record. Now he would like to add a state medal to his list of accomplishments. Webb and the rest of the Madras swim team get…
REVIEW PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Oregon City's Cierra Walker goes up for a shot during her team's 56-39 win over Clackamas at Oregon City High School on Friday night.
February 06, 2016

High school basketball scores are here for Feb. 5

by Miles Vance
Closer, closer, closer — day-by-day and game-by-game, the race to the 2016 state playoffs is getting closer and more exciting. Oregon's best high school basketball teams were back at it Friday…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras seniors Janae Adams, center, and Rosebud Whipple enjoy a laugh during the final minutes of the Buffs' Tri Valley Conference win over Crook County last week. The Buffs are off to a 4-0 start in league play.
February 03, 2016

Taking charge

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs sit alone atop Tri Valley standings This week marks the halfway point of the Tri Valley Conference basketball season. And while nothing official has been determined, one thing is for sure…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras swimmer Garrett Webb, left, celebrates breaking the Madras High school record in the 50-yard freestyle with his father Steven Webb Thursday at the Madras Aquatic Center. The younger Webb, who had been chipping away at the record all year, swam a 23.24 to top the mark by a full half-second.
February 03, 2016

Webb gem

by Jeff Wilson
Madras junior shatters school record in the 50 freestyle by half a second Over the past two swim seasons, Garrett Webb grew tired of seeing Bryce Williams’ name on the Madras board of swim…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras sophomore Harrison Manu gets a tight grip on Dustin Follett, of Summit, during the championship match of the 182-pound division in the White Buffalo Classic Saturday. Manu won the match 7-5.
February 03, 2016

Super Manu

by Jeff Wilson
MHS soph breezes to second title of season Every growing program needs a star to build around. The Madras wrestling program has found its star. Sophomore Harrison Manu captured his second…
LAS VEGAS 51S - Former Madras standout Darrell Ceciliani spent last season playing for the Las Vegas 51s and the New York Mets. He was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night.
February 03, 2016

Mets trade Ceciliani to Toronto

by Jeff Wilson
Former Madras grad was designated for assignment last week Just a week after desginating Darrell Ceciliani for assignment, the New York Mets hace traded the former Madras standout to the Toronto…

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JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Kanim Smith III erased any doubt about being healthy with his 22-point performance Friday night against Molalla. Smith had missed a couple of games with a sprained ankle.
Feb 03, 2016

Hanging tough

by Jeff Wilson
Despite a rough week, Buff boys still in mix Allen Hair didn’t mince words and he didn’t need to. As he sees it, his Madras boys basketball team more than could have won both of its Tri Valley…
SUBMITTED  PHOTO - Andy Leonard shows off some hardware from the National Adult Baseball Association World Series last summer. Leonard was chosen as the tournament's MOP.
Feb 03, 2016

Chasing a WS title

by Jeff Wilson
Andy Leonard off to Carribean World Series The deeper that Andy Leonard gets into his baseball career, the better things seem to be getting. Happy with just being able to play competitively into…
Feb 03, 2016

Dogs perfect at Crater Duals

by Jeff Wilson
As season winds down, Bulldog wrestlers ramp up The last couple of weeks have seen the Culver wrestling team work its way through a brutal stretch of its schedule. But like they usually do, the…
Feb 03, 2016

Culver girls still in postseason race

by Jeff Wilson
Despite not getting a conference win last weekend, the Culver girls basketball team still controls whether it makes the postseason or not. The Bulldogs dropped a heartbreaker at Weston-McEwen…
Feb 03, 2016

Bulldogs come oh so close to CBC win

by Jeff Wilson
In the almost two seasons that the Culver boys basketball team has been a member of the Columbia Basin Conference, it has never won a league game. That streak almost ended last weekend, as the…
TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Beaverton junior guard Cole Johanson finishes a lefty layup in the fourth quarter of the Beavers comeback win over Jesuit on Friday.
Jan 31, 2016

Friday's top five: Check out the five biggest high school…

by Miles Vance
Another day, another ... You thought I was going to say "dollar," right? Nope — this is about hoop. Another day, another "three," another jaw-dropping blocked shot, another fast break basket…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras swimmer Garrett Webb, left, celebrates breaking the Madras High school record in the 50-yard freestyle with his father Steven Webb Thursday at the Madras Aquatic Center. The younger Webb, who had been chipping away at the record all year, swam a 23.24 to top the mark by a full half-second.
Jan 28, 2016

Webb gem

by Jeff Wilson
Madras junior shatters school record in the 50 freestyle by half a second Over the past two swim seasons, Garrett Webb grew tired of seeing Bryce Williams’ name on the Madras board of swim…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras sophomore Harrison Manu gets a tight grip on Dustin Follett, of Summit, during the championship match of the 182-pound division in the White Buffalo Classic Saturday. Manu won the match 7-5.
Jan 28, 2016

Super Manu

by Jeff Wilson
MHS soph breezes to second title of season Every growing program needs a star to build around. The Madras wrestling program has found its star. Sophomore Harrison Manu captured his second…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The Buffs' Kiersten Anderson tries to drive around Bend's Allison Parker during Tuesday night's nonconference game at the Buffalo Dome.
Jan 27, 2016

MHS girls suffer momentum loss

by Jeff Wilson
Heading into TVC play, Madras on wrong end of back-to-back blowouts Coming off the heels of a pair of solid wins over two pretty good 5A programs, and about to head into Tri Valley Conference…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras sophomore Kaliyah Iverson plays keep-away from a Gladstone player as the final minutes of Friday's Tri Valley Conference game winds down. The Buffs won 43-35 to move to 2-0 in league play.
Jan 28, 2016

Buff girls off to great start

by Jeff Wilson
At 2-0 in TVC play, Madras sitting pretty It seems there isn’t much that fazes the Madras girls basketball team. Down 31-23 entering the fourth quarter of last week’s Tri Valley Conference home…



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