Buffs claim state

Buffs claim state

Water polo team rolls to 5A/4A crown Doug Calvin asked his girls a for just a little more effort...

Signing on the Dotted Line

Signing on the Dotted Line

Three seniors from the Madras High volleyball team signed national letters of intent last week,...

Ready to rumble

Ready to rumble

Canyon Rumble Frozen Half Marathon brings in runners from around region It isn’t everyone...

Bulldogs take third

Bulldogs take third

Culver places at state for fourth year in a row With the dream of a state title gone, the Culver...

Shealene Little caps off career with style

Shealene Little caps off career with style

Senior goes out on one last kill shot It was fitting how Culver's state volleyball tournament...

Buffs secure state trophy

Buffs secure state trophy

MHS overcomes early loss, takes fourth place Losing a key part of your team in the opening round...

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Madras Sports

November 19, 2014

Winter sports season is here

by Jeff Wilson
Inclement weather may have put a hold on the beginning of the 2014-2015 high school sports for now, but athletes in Madras and Culver will hit the courts, mats and pool at some point this week.…
November 12, 2014

Culver football moving in right direction

by Jeff Wilson
The rebuilding of the Culver football program took another step forward last week. No, the Bulldogs did not upset the second-ranked Knappa Loggers Friday night in Astoria, but the fact that…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The Little family, clockwise from top left, Shea, Shealene, Naomi, Cole, Brody and Mack, have put their all into helping Shealene achieve her volleyball dreams. Along the way, they found Culver to be home.
November 05, 2014

Family affair

by Jeff Wilson
For the Littles, it has always been the clan first, always At just 14 years old, Shealene Little had already lived in 17 different houses. As the daughter of a former professional football…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/ THE PIONEER - Culver's KayLee Aldrich (1) and Jenny Vega (9) go up to block a shot during Saturday's Class 2A state play-in volleyball against Reedsport. The Bulldogs won in three sets and advanced to  this weekend's state tournament in Redmond.
November 05, 2014

Dogs flip the right switch

by Jeff Wilson
Culver overcomes slow start, rolls into Class 2A state playoffs Lynze Schonneker had had enough. With her team down 14-7 in the first set of a Class 2A state volleyball play-in game, at home no…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The Culver defense swarms a Stanfield runner during Friday night’s Columbia Basin Conference game. The Bulldogs’ Clay McClure makes first contact while Kyle Easterly (51) and Mack Little (57) come in to help bring the runner down.
November 05, 2014

Culver grabs final league bid

by Jeff Wilson
For the Culver Bulldogs, the 2014 football season really come down to just one thing. Taking care of the little things. The Bulldogs did that and more last week, running all over Stanfield 45-14…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras midfielder Jose Garcia battles Lucas Ward of Cottage Grove (14) for possession of the ball late in the first half of a Class 4A state play-in game Saturday at the Madras stadium. The White Buffalos won the match 5-0 and moved into the round of 16 in the state bracket. Madras plays at Sisters Wednesday afternoon.
November 05, 2014

MHS takes advantage, moves on

by Jeff Wilson
White Buffalos score four second-half goals on their way to state playoffs When it comes to the playoffs, any advantage is a good one. So when Madras was handed one during Saturday ‘s Class 4A…
November 05, 2014

Buffs advance to 4A bracket

by Jeff Wilson
There were plenty of things going against the Madras volleyball team heading into Saturday’s 4A state play-in game. Among them, the team was playing without coach Rhea Cardwell, who stayed home…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/FOR THE PIONEER - Madras senior Shelby Mauritson has been a mainstay at the net her whole volleyball career.
October 29, 2014

Thunder ball

by Jeff Wilson
With a distinctive sound, Madras' Shelby Mauritson puts away kills like no one else The sound is so distinctive that one need not be watching to know what has just happened. The kaboom will tell…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - MHS senior Voshaun Bryant tips a pass attempt by Corbett quarterback Tanner Davis late in the third quarter of Friday night's Tri-Valley Conference football game. The Buffs fought back from a 14-0 deficit to improve  their chances to win their first league win of the season, but ended up falling 21-14.
October 29, 2014

Madras stumbles to 1-7 finish

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs fight hard, but can't seal the deal in loss to Corbett Friday night’s Madras football game was sort of like a Cliff Notes version of the White Buffalos’ season. The effort was there, but…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras vs. Gladstone
October 29, 2014

Soccer Under The Lights

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras soccer teams closed out their regular season schedules last week with a pair of home games under the lights at the Madras Stadium. Above, the White Buffalos’ Mario Urieta (12) rips a…

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Oct 29, 2014

Buffs shine at XC league meet

by Jeff Wilson
Loaded with underclassmen, Madras has bright future The way things are going, Madras is going to be a major player in the Tri-Valley Conference when it comes to cross country. The White Buffalos…
Oct 29, 2014

Bulldogs' playoff destiny in their own hands

by Jeff Wilson
The Oregon football calendar says the high school football playoffs begin in November. Culver would beg to differ with that. For the Bulldogs, the playoffs started last week, just moments after…
Oct 29, 2014

Dogs claim league title

by Jeff Wilson
Culver rolls through Columbia Basin Conference tournament At this point in the Culver volleyball season, it would be easy to look ahead at what might happen in a couple of weeks. After all, the…
Oct 29, 2014

Madras passes first test

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs off to LaGrande for state volleyball play-in game For the Madras volleyball team, the easy part is over; now the hard part begins. The White Buffalos made quick work of Scappoose Monday…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Alexis Urbach brings a huge presence to the net for Madras. Once a rodeo girl, the Buff senior is on her way to California to play Division I volleyball for UC Riverside.
Oct 22, 2014

Worth the wait

by Jeff Wilson
Just four years into her career, Alexis Urbach has become a volleyball star As a middle school student, Alexis Urbach looked upon volleyball in the same way she might have seen the Andromeda…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - With Shealene Little looking on, Emma Hoke makes a dig to get an offensive series going for Culver. Hoke and other members of the Bulldog team know their roles and fill them perfectly.
Oct 22, 2014

Knowing their roles

by Jeff Wilson
Culver players excel at doing the little things Shealene Little and the Bulldogs. It has a nice ring to it, one that harkens back to 1950s style rock-n-roll. It would fit nicely along the likes…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver's Jaiden Jones brought this run for a 74-yard touchdown and ended up with 114 yards.
Oct 22, 2014

Bulldogs get back on track

by Jeff Wilson
When the coaches and players on the Culver football looked at the 2014 season, no one would have circled the Pilot Rock game as being the turning point. But after last week’s 33-7 loss to…
Oct 22, 2014

Madras looks to close strong

by Jeff Wilson
This week brings an end to the 2014 Madras football season. But the White Buffalos aren’t about to let up. Corbett comes to town Friday night and with the Buffs coming off a 56-7 loss at Molalla…
Oct 22, 2014

Bulldogs wrap up league title

by Jeff Wilson
Culver turns attention to league tournament, then 2A state playoffs It may be a new league, but the Culver volleyball team is still posting old results. The second-ranked Bulldogs swept two more…
Oct 22, 2014

Madras, Crook County tie for league title

by Jeff Wilson
The Tri-Valley Conference volleyball season didn’t end as scheduled. After two months of intense play and 10 league matches completed, Madras and Crook County were forced to go extra frames to…



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