Need For Speed

Need For Speed

Madras Speedway Results from July 12 Late Models 1. Kenny Miller, 2. Doug Packard, 3. Rick Maul,...

Love of the spray

Love of the spray

Wake boarders, skiers to hit Lake Billy Chinook this weekend Everyone knows that one of the...

A fresh start

A fresh start

MAC looks to live up to new reputation The potential is limitless. Joe McHaney knows that. There...

Search begins for new MAC swim coach

Search begins for new MAC swim coach

One of the first things that Madras Aquatic Center Executive Director Joe McHaney must do this...

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Madras Sports

July 16, 2014

Who are Jeff Co.'s all-time best studs

by Jeff Wilson
With the Major League Baseball All-Star game having been played this week, and the fact that it was Derek Jeter’s last appearance in the Mid-Summer Classic, there has been way too much talk by…
July 16, 2014

Stress can be both good and bad for the body

by Erika Anderson
As we reach the crest of the summer, I find myself looking at the clock wondering where the hours of my day went and realizing that I still have so much left to do. The stress of life continues…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - A group of youngsters gets the Two Mile Fun Run off to a roaring start Friday morning during the Todd Beamer Memorial Run at Sahalee Park. The annual run drew a crowd of close to 200 participants in the three events this year.
July 09, 2014

Running with purpose

by Jeff Wilson
Beamer Run more than just a race for so many There are many people who run. For many, it's about competition or health. But Friday, there was a totally different reason for so many to awake…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jonathan Burchell looks over the redesign of the tee box on the seventh hole at Desert Peaks. The new, longer box is part of a series of improvements to the golf course.
July 09, 2014

Desert Peaks on the rebound

by Jeff Wilson
A little more money and hard work has course back in shape For Jonathan Burchell, it was a perfect storm. And in its wake, a nightmare situation for the superintendent of Desert Peaks Golf Club.…
Bobby DeRoest
July 09, 2014

DeRoest steps down as Madras swim coach

by Jeff Wilson
Bobby DeRoest resigned his coaching duties as the Madras Swim Team and Madras Water Polo head coach last Thursday. DeRoest resigned to take a coaching/aquatic position at the David Douglas…
by: SCOTT STAATS PHOTO - Trout Creek Trail leads to some impressive canyon views.
July 09, 2014

Trout Creek Trail a good little hike

by Scott Staats
I wanted to take a scenic hike but didn’t feel like climbing a mountain, so my wife and I decided on the Trout Creek Trail along the lower Deschutes River. Back in January, we hiked part of the…
July 09, 2014

Warm Springs softball off to state

by Jeff Wilson
The Warm Springs Nation 9-10 year old girls softball team is the lone survivor of last week’s District 5 baseball and softball tournaments. At least as far as Jefferson County is concerned. Warm…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER  - The Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days rodeo in Warm Springs closed out Sunday with the controlled chaos that is the wild horse race. Eleven teams competed at once in the rodeo's most exciting event. .
July 02, 2014

Going wild at Pi-Ume-Sha

by Jeff Wilson
RODEO Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days rodeo Held June 28-29 in Warm Springs Calf roping:?1. Mike Hoylan, Warm Springs, 10.13, 2. Brooks Dahozy, Warm Springs, 11.69, 3. Chance Guerrero, Wadsworth, Nev.,…
by: PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Runners hit the road at the start of last year's Todd Beamer run. This year's run is Friday.
July 02, 2014

Beamer run always full of memories

by Jeff Wilson
For Bud Beamer, the spirit of his son Todd will always carry on. Beamer has made certain of that. It has been 18 long years since Beamer lost his son in a drowning accident. The memories are…
Evan Brown
July 02, 2014

Madras fills AD spot

by Jeff Wilson
Former Buff coach Evan Brown coming back home It didn’t take long for Madras to find its guy. Just three weeks after Rory Oster resigned as the Jefferson County Independent School District…

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by: SCOTT STAATS PHOTO - There is plenty to see while horse packing through Hells Canyon in Northeastern Oregon.
Jul 02, 2014

Dreaming of perfect outdoor trips

by Jeff Wilson
While perusing the many booths at the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show earlier this year, I began to daydream about catching salmon and halibut in Alaska and British Columbia, horse packing into…
Jacoby Ellsbury
Jul 02, 2014

Ellsbury all-star chances fading

by Jeff Wilson
Heading into the final week of voting for the 2014 Major League All-Star, Madras native Jacoby Ellsbury is on the outside looking in. At least as being a starter. The New York Yankees’…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Janna Davis practices Canadian Flag drill last week in preparation for this weekend's Pacific Northwest Invitational Championships in Redmond.
Jun 25, 2014

Madras OHSET ready to ride

by Jeff Wilson
First ever regional meet this weekend in Redmond When Taylir Wills gets ready to make yet another run this weekend on her horse, Idgy, she really doesn’t know what to expect. Although Wills, a…
by: SCOTT STAATS PHOTO - There are great views of the Three Sisters and the rest of the Cascades from the high points in the wilderness area.
Jun 25, 2014

Hiking through the Hash Rock Burn a treat

by Jeff Wilson
Except for the occasional lingering smoke, which keeps the windows closed, I don’t mind wildfires. Plus, I enjoy hiking in the burns after the last of the flames have been extinguished. One of…
Jun 25, 2014

Culver has two teams on spring academic all-state list

by Jeff Wilson
The 2013-2014 sports season has come to an end and while it was a solid one for Culver High athletes on their fields of play, the Bulldogs may have scored even better off the field. The boys…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - With Adam Knepp back on the mound for Culver next season, the Bulldogs are primed to get the playoff spot that eluded them this season.
Jun 18, 2014

In the right direction

by Jeff Wilson
Viggiano likes how things are going for Culver baseball Like most athletes that play sports, they are never quite satisfied with the outcome. At least those who don’t end up hoisting…
by: JAMIE RUDD/FOR THE PIONEER - The 10 Madras water polo team members that will participate in the Junior Olympics include back row L-R Kyle Hartman, Cade Boston,  Keaton Hartman, Brady Tucker and Vance Schierling. On the front row are Mikayla Weinke, Cirelle Frank, Aurora Gerhardt, Sophie Gemelas, and Melissa Field.
Jun 18, 2014

Taking the next, big step

by Jamie Rudd
Junior Olympics on Madras water polo radar Having achieved success in the realms of high school and club athletics, Madras water polo is breaking new ground and heading to the Junior Olympics in…
by: THE PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Jacoby Ellsbury said his more than six years in Boston helped him prepare for what he would face playing in New York. So far so good he said.
Jun 18, 2014

Ellsbury enjoying life as a Yankee

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE — For most players, to be thrust in the eye of the fishbowl that is the New York Yankees would be daunting, to say the least. Not so much for Jacoby Ellsbury. The Madras native and…
Erika Anderson
Jun 18, 2014

Acupuncture one way to stay fit and healthy

by Erika Anderson
When I think of summer, I usually think of how the days seem to get so much longer and how we start to fill our schedules with more and more activities. Making sure that your body is ready and…
Jun 18, 2014

Culver fastpitch lands four on all league team

by Jeff Wilson
The Culver girls fastpitch team had four of its players named to the 2014 Tri-River Conference All Conference team this week. The team, voted on by coaches in the league, included Marie…




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