Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

OSAA cancels state championship events for fall sports

OSAA cancels state championship events for fall sports

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Executive board gives schools chance to create their own local, regional events.
High school football readies for 2021 kickoff on March 5

High school football readies for 2021 kickoff on March 5

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Across the state, 83 games are scheduled from the Class 6A to Class 1A levels March 5.
Governor's decision opens door for high school football

Governor's decision opens door for high school football

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The latest information also paves the way for volleyball and other traditional fall-season sports.
Will high school football happen in 2021?

Will high school football happen in 2021?

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OSAA prepares for season, though football is still prohibited by state COVID restrictions
Supporters share the importance of high school sports

Supporters share the importance of high school sports

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High school sports - some of them - are set to return March 1, but no one knows for sure.
Hiking through the (not so) Badlands

Hiking through the (not so) Badlands

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Badlands Wilderness Area, near Bend, offers a great range of hikes that showcase the high desert
Oregon considers how to play high school sports safely

Oregon considers how to play high school sports safely

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There are definitely risks to playing, but most of the U.S. has competed all year.
Oregon high schools prepare for uncertain restart of sports

Oregon high schools prepare for uncertain restart of sports

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Soccer and cross country may begin competition in March; football, volleyball, water polo still in doubt.
A winter day on the Deschutes

A winter day on the Deschutes

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Fly-fishing purists might should look away from this story, but even a day fishing without a catch is beautiful on the river
Football coaches look ahead to uncertain season

Football coaches look ahead to uncertain season

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Delayed season has new starting dates for 2021 play, but much remains up in the air.
OSAA moves high school sports start back to February, keeps…

OSAA moves high school sports start back to February, keeps…

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Altered calendar shortens seasons to six weeks; football practices begin Feb. 8 with first games on March 1.
Madras boys soccer squad pounds Sisters

Madras boys soccer squad pounds Sisters

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Buffs roll the Outlaws 5-0, but the girls squad's low numbers evident in 6-0 defeat
Updated: In Idaho, high school athletes completing fall…

Updated: In Idaho, high school athletes completing fall…

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The state has higher COVID-19 numbers than Oregon, but still managed to play safely
MHS to play soccer and 7-on-7 football in fall short season

MHS to play soccer and 7-on-7 football in fall short season

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Vice principal Mark Stewart takes over as interim athletic director at school
Pro indoor football planned for Redmond

Pro indoor football planned for Redmond

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AWFC sets franchise, the Oregon Desert Storm, in Redmond, to play at fair and expo center; hope to begin play this spring
Brown retires as MHS athletic director

Brown retires as MHS athletic director

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Evan Brown suddenly retired last week as the Madras High School athletic director, ending a 21-year career at the school.
MHS football: keeping the focus

MHS football: keeping the focus

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Football program starts 'Men of Summer' honor to showcase the athletes who have stuck the course during summer and fall
Culver races with strong Crook County teams

Culver races with strong Crook County teams

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5A Cowboys and Cowgirls entertain 2A Culver in a track meet in Prineville; Culver has one event winner
Culver bags a softball victory

Culver bags a softball victory

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Two homers by Hensley Watcher lead the Bulldogs to a win over Redmond; go 1-1-1 during the week
Culver joins other Central Oregon schools for fall (spring)…

Culver joins other Central Oregon schools for fall (spring)…

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CHS will play baseball, softball, compete in track, with Sisters, Crook County and two Redmond schools
Madras decides to keep fall for practices only

Madras decides to keep fall for practices only

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The fact that many coaches are also teachers, very busy with remote teaching, helps MHS choose to not compete in fall short seasons
Perfect quick summer day getaway? A short hike in Jefferson…

Perfect quick summer day getaway? A short hike in Jefferson…

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Author outlines several easy, historic day hikes within Jefferson County, perfect for families
OSAA ruling: No prep sports in the fall

OSAA ruling: No prep sports in the fall

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Sanctioned games in Oregon won't start until, at best, January; fall sports moved to late winter/early spring; all sports seasons condensed
A monumental trip into photogenic geologic history

A monumental trip into photogenic geologic history

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The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a Central Oregon treasurer; can be one long day trip or extend the experience by camping
Updated: Oregon high school sports delayed until January

Updated: Oregon high school sports delayed until January

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Competition split into three seasons beginning in January 2021, with football kicking off in March
Aldrich and Gomes do well at national prep rodeo finals

Aldrich and Gomes do well at national prep rodeo finals

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Two Culver High School grads shine in Oklahoma, Aldrich in team roping and Gomes in steer wrestling
August looms, but prep sports answers await

August looms, but prep sports answers await

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OSAA delays opening of games until Sept. 23 and football may not be allowed at all as it's a full-contact sport
Oregon high school sports season pushed back

Oregon high school sports season pushed back

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It's unclear when or if the football season will begin. Other sports will start play almost a month later than planned.
Teens key to rescue of hurt man on PCT

Teens key to rescue of hurt man on PCT

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Young hikers, well prepared and determined, spend long night helping man with broken ankle and directing and assisting search and rescue
Buckner and five cowboys head to Oklahoma for national rodeo

Buckner and five cowboys head to Oklahoma for national rodeo

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When the National High School Rodeo Finals begin, six competitors from Central Oregon are slated to compete

Beamer Run dons masks and moves to Juniper Hills

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Beamer Run dons masks and moves to Juniper Hills
Pandemic doesn't stop popular July Fourth event, which moved from Sahalee Park to Juniper Hills

MAC Rec District offering modified soccer

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MAC Rec District offering modified soccer
Players will stay within an outlined square and will rotate positions. Register by Tuesday, June 30.

Brooks gives Madras High $10K in gear

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Brooks gives Madras High $10K in gear
The company saw MHS students cheering Brooks-sponsored Mario Mendoza's record-breaking treadmill run.

Beamer Run planned, but with big changes

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Beamer Run planned, but with big changes
The Todd Beamer Memorial Run will be held July 4; social interaction will be discouraged.

Jesuit's Mick Abel drafted in first round by…

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Jesuit's Mick Abel drafted in first round by…
The Crusader right-hander was taken with the 15th pick of the first round on Wednesday.

Another big weekend for the MADras Runners Challenge

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Another big weekend for the MADras Runners Challenge
This week takes runners/walkers from Sahalee Park to Juniper Hills Park and back; grand prize to soon be announced

Oregon Sports Awards begins to announce 2020 winners

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Oregon Sports Awards begins to announce 2020 winners
The annual awards show begins releasing the names of its 2020 winners on Monday, May 18

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Lights go on to honor athletes, seniors

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Lights go on to honor athletes, seniors
Madras and Culver high schools turn on their stadium lights; the idea goes statewide.

OSAA cancels all remaining spring activities, state…

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OSAA cancels all remaining spring activities, state…
Oregon's high school athletes see their hopes of spring-season competition end

MADras Runners is holding a virtual event

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MADras Runners is holding a virtual event
Prizes are being offered during the 5-week MADras Runner Challenge, which runs from April 13 to May 10.

OSAA delays spring sports decision

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OSAA delays spring sports decision
The OSAA's Executive Board has decided to continue its current suspension of activities, but has not yet canceled any remaining activities

Back in the Bleachers

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Back in the Bleachers
MHS hosts first track meet in eight years, Gill named All-American, golf team sets team, individual records.

Fighting through adversity, coming out a leader;…

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Fighting through adversity, coming out a leader;…
Liam White fights through position change, rediscovers love for football, now committed to play at Pacific.

A wander for our troubling times

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A wander for our troubling times
Stan Pine, author of 'Hiking Historic Jefferson County, Oregon' guides readers through history, hikes.

Corona Race, a virtual competition

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Corona Race, a virtual competition
Madras East Hills Trail System starts race that complies with social distance through Strava app, website.

Back in the Bleachers: MHS boys basketball places…

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Back in the Bleachers: MHS boys basketball places…
25 years ago; The White Buffalos picked up its second state basketball trophy as they won three of four games at tourney.

Webb, Horat earn Tri-River Conference honors for…

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Webb, Horat earn Tri-River Conference honors for…
Kiana Webb earns third team Tri-River Conference honors, Karmen Horat honorable mention honors.

Alley makes National Hall of Fame museum

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Alley makes National Hall of Fame museum
Alley, Culver wrestling inducted into the Oregon Chapter National Wrestling HOF; enshrined in Stillwater, Okla.

Temporary closures for Oregon state parks, forests,…

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Temporary closures for Oregon state parks, forests,…
Three Oregon state agencies will suspend camping, wildife areas to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

OSAA delays start of spring sports season

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OSAA delays start of spring sports season
COVID-19 spread puts spring sports season in holding pattern, waiting game through April 28

Buffs bring home trophy

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Buffs bring home trophy
Five years ago the Madras Boys basketball team made it to the 4A state tournament for the first time since 2000.

Bostard send his farewell

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Bostard send his farewell
MACRD aquatic manager, water polo, Madras Swim Team coach Eric Bostard leaves pool to care for son.

Smith-Francis, Davis earn first-team honors

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Smith-Francis, Davis earn first-team honors
Madras Lady Buffalos basketball has have athletes earn Tri-Valley Conference honors; two returning next season.

Mendoza's 50K record raises fund for Madras…

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Mendoza's 50K record raises fund for Madras…
Donations, grants raise money for Madras High School, track, athletes, and Central Oregon Youth for Christ.

Grand opening scheduled for Madras East Hills Trail…

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Grand opening scheduled for Madras East Hills Trail…
New bicycle and horse trails in Madras have grand opening scheduled for April 11 at the trailhead.

High school spring sports season is put on hold

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High school spring sports season is put on hold
Oregon School Activities Association suspends competition and practices through at least March 31

High school sports cancellations, Little League,…

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High school sports cancellations, Little League,…
High School sports competitions have been postponed, as well as JCLL, MACRD spring sports still on.

OSAA cancels Class 6A, 5A and 4A state basketball…

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OSAA cancels Class 6A, 5A and 4A state basketball…
The OSAA stops three tournaments already underway, three others before they start

509-J cancels field trips, sports and family…

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509-J cancels field trips, sports and family…
Extra events are on hold through April 8 due to governor's ban on large gatherings.

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