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Kronberger resigns as the Crook County High School basketball coach after 11 years

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Sports archivesCCHS wins Tokatee tournament

10 years ago

April 14, 2010

Subhead: Playing in their first complete 18-hole tournament of the season, the Crook County High School girls golf team took first place on Friday at Tokatee Golf Course.

"We caught a decent day and the girls played pretty well," said head coach Grant Patterson.

The Cowgirls dominated the four-team Thurston High Invitational Golf Tournament with a score of 392.

Thurston wound up second (435). La Pine finished third after shooting 527, while Springfield competed, but did not finish.

The Cowgirls Kirsti Kelso took individual medalist honors after firing an 89.

"She was two-over-par after eight holes, then took a nine on number nine." Patterson said. "She had a couple of shaky holes on the back nine, but still shot an 89, so she played very solid."

The Cowgirls' Jaci McKEnzie shot a 95 to take second place in the tournament, while teammate Corey Christensen shot a 102 to finish in third place.

Rounding out the scoring for the Cowgirls were Korey Hehn and Kalie Solomon, who finished in sixth and seventh place respectively with identical round of 106.

Kronberger takes a step back from coaching

20 years ago

April 13, 2000

Gordon Kronberger took a step in an empty CCHS gym Wednesday as he began to talk about his Crook County coaching career which began neatly 11 seasons ago.

It's the same gym where Kronberger paced the sidelines of the basketball court this past winter, closely watching the Cowboys propel themselves into the best Crook County men's basketball finish in five decades.

When the men's basketball team begins their quest for a second straight play-off berth in the later months of this year, Kronberger, 59, will no longer be at the helm. On Friday, March 17, Kronberger resigned as head men's basketball coach, partly, he said, to be able to spend more time with his family.

Kronberger's career as a high school coach spans 26 years, more than a third of which has been spent at Crook County.

He began his tenue in Prineville at the helm of the women's basketball program, quickly finding success as he helped guide his team to five state tournaments berths in just nine seasons. The cowgirls also won or shared four IMC titles and placed second yet another year.

Gerety leads CC track team

30 years ago

April 1, 1990

The Crook County Cowgirls ran by, jumped over, and threw farther than most of the competition last Saturday to finish second at the Apple Blossom Invitational track and field meet in Hood River. Powered by a strong showing in 14 of 16 events, the Cowgirls totaled 106 points, second only to Bend's 149. Redmond finished third with 67 points, followed by Hood River (58), Madras (40), Molalla (31), LaSalle (23), and The Dalles (22)

Senior Jennie Gerety had a great day for the Cowgirls, running on two relay teams that place first and second. Gerety also took second in the 200 with a time of 28.82 and third in the long jump with a leap of 14-9.

Sophomore Kelli Kronberger and senior Jayme Reece helped out the Cowgirls with top finishes in several events.

The only individual victory for Crook County came from Shelly Brooks in the javelin. Brooks throw of 115-6 edged out the second-place finisher by just two inches.

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