On a hot streak

On a hot streak

Buffs' Shepherd tearing it up lately Cody Shepherd knows that baseball is a game of failure. But...

Country Christian hands CHS first league loss

Country Christian hands CHS first league loss

Bulldogs drop from first place, but know they can play with states best They didn't win the first...

Madras water polo team gets season going

Madras water polo team gets season going

Former Olympian offers up some help It didn't take long for Aurora Gerhardt to get hooked on...

Buffs duo cruising through opponents

Buffs duo cruising through opponents

Dave Jordan's goal has always been to have some of his tennis players advance past the Tri-Valley...

The sky is the limit for Culver's Sledge

The sky is the limit for Culver's Sledge

Corey Sledge said before the start of the 2014 track and field season his goal was to hit the...

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Madras Sports

April 16, 2014

MHS boys take first

by Jeff Wilson
Running on a shortened schedule this year has not dampened the Madras track and field team results. The White Buffalos took first place in the boys division Saturday at the Burns Invitational,…
April 16, 2014

MHS fastpitch looks to rebound

by Jeff Wilson
It's easy for Madras fastpitch coach Charlie Brown to pinpoint just what has been ailing his team lately. It's the hits, or in the Buffs' case, a serious lack of them. "We can't hit the ball,"…
by: PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Members of the Madras High School 1977 girls basketball pose with a stuffed White Buffalo the team used to travel with. This group of players brought home the school's first girls state basketball title with an impressive run 37 years ago.
April 09, 2014

Reliving memories

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs state title team reunites for celebration It had been 37 years since Fran Moses stepped foot in the Pirate Palace on the campus of Marshfield High School in Coos Bay. A lot has changed…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Niki Andy, right, takes the baton from Myra Rentaria during the 1,600-meter relay last week in the Culver Invitational.
April 09, 2014

Off and running

by Jeff Wilson
Madras looks good in first meets of the year On the track, last week’s Culver Invite track and field meet went about as well as Madras coach Melissa Bowerman could have hoped for. Off the track,…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER  - MHS' Simon Sangha returns a shot during Saturday's tourney.
April 09, 2014

Buffs going through some growing pains

by Jeff Wilson
Chalk it up to a learning experience. That is how Simon Sangha and Jacob Rudd felt after Saturday's White Buffalo Invitational boys tennis tournament. And that is exactly what coach Margaret…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras outfielder Keeley Brown works with Hope King during Saturday's fastpitch clinic.
April 09, 2014

MHS fastpitch looks to the future

by Jeff Wilson
Fastpitch softball, just like baseball, comes down to one simple thing — whichever team catches, hits and throws better wins. And with that in mind, members of the Madras fastpitch team, just…
Jered Pichette
April 09, 2014

Pichette, Stacona named all-state

by Jeff Wilson
Surprises come in many different forms, but the ones that Jered Pichette and Mariah Stacona got last week were some of the best. The Madras juniors were named to the Oregonian's Class 4A…
April 09, 2014

Right on track

by Jeff Wilson
It’s funny how time doesn’t seem to fly for the Culver girls track and field team. That seems to be the case after the Bulldogs opened the 2014 season last week at home with the Culver…
April 09, 2014

Culver baseball continues hot win streak

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs remain perfect in Special District 2 play Getting off to a good start was not only the hope, but a realistic goal for Nick Viggiano and his Culver baseball team. And his guys have not…
April 09, 2014

Madras keeps plugging along

by Jeff Wilson
Play for the next play. That’s pretty much all Sam McCormick asks of his Madras baseball team. And lately, that’s exactly what the White Buffalos have done. Madras opened Tri-Valley Conference…

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by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras catcher Ethan Short gets run over by a Pleasant Hill baserunner during the final inning of the third-place game last week in the White Buffalo Classic. The Buffs having been playing their best ball of the season over the last couple of games.
Apr 02, 2014

Buffs hitting their stride

by Jeff Wilson
Just in time for league, offense and defense starts to gel They aren't quite there yet, but the Madras baseball team seems ready to serve notice that it has arrived. The White Buffalos have put…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Freshman Obie Eriza, left, and senior Noel Cardenas seem to be an odd pairing, but as the White Buffalos' No. 2 doubles team their potential is unlimited.
Apr 02, 2014

Polar opposites make for a good team

by Jeff Wilson
Despite their different views on tennis, Cardenas-Eriza pairing seems to work Team chemistry can be both important yet tricky at the same time. Madras boys tennis coach Margaret Kincaid knows…
Apr 02, 2014

Madras OHSET cleans up

by Jeff Wilson
Strong individual scores lead to high team finish Madras scored well in its second Oregon High School Equestrian Team Central District meet of the year. Held over the weekend in Redmond at the…
Apr 02, 2014

Bulldogs score first win of the year

by Jeff Wilson
It’s easy to get down on oneself and the team you coach after a 0-9 start. But you won’t find Culver fastpitch coach Jack Layton in that group. Instead of worrying about his team’s record, the…
Apr 02, 2014

CHS starts league play with a win

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs getting strong pitching, timely hitting as seasom moves on Nick Viggiano would love a few more chances to see what he really has to work with this season, but for the first-year Culver…
Apr 02, 2014

Madras Swim Team ready to go

by Jeff Wilson
With an attitude of 'let’s do it again' the Madras Swim Team looks to build on the just completed short course season as it gets ready for the long course portion of the year. The short course…
Apr 02, 2014

Madras fastpitch back on track

by Jeff Wilson
After a tough week in Bend, the Madras girls fastpitch team regained its early-season form with an 18-5 over La Pine Monday afternoon. With the win, the White Buffalos move to 5-5 on the year…
Apr 02, 2014

White Buffalos honor Winter Sports athletes

by Jeff Wilson
Madras High handed out its winter sports awards at the annual banquet last month. All varsity letter winners in basketball, wrestling, swimming and cheer were recognized as were players that…
Apr 02, 2014

The art of a fishing guide

by Scott Staats
I have been out with many fishing guides, and no two are alike. Thank goodness. There are those who will bait your hook, cast your line out for you, clean your lure of weeds, provide you with…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER  - Madras shortstop Shelby Mauritson rips a single during the second game of the White Buffalos' fastpitch doubleheader Saturday against Crook County. The Cowgirls swept the two games, handing the Buffs their first losses of the season.
Mar 26, 2014

Cowgirls trip up Buffs

by Jeff Wilson
MHS learns some hard lessons against Crook Co. There is a method to the madness of high school preconference scheduling. And Madras fastpitch coach Charlie Brown seems to have this schedule…




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