Six Cowboys sign national letters of intent

Six Cowboys sign national letters of intent

Five sign to wrestle and one to play football during wrestling awards banquet Tuesday, April 26...

Boone sets course record at duathlon

Boone sets course record at duathlon

Bend resident finishes 5K run, 40K bike and second 5K run in 1:35:44 to easily win annual race...

Boys and girls track teams win at Madras

Boys and girls track teams win at Madras

After winning in Madras, Crook County also competes at Summi Crook County High School used...

Cowgirls whip White Buffalos

Cowgirls whip White Buffalos

Crook County improves to 11-4 on the year with pair of league wins The Crook County Cowgirls...

Late rally lifts Gladiators over Cowboys

Late rally lifts Gladiators over Cowboys

Crook County gives up seven runs in final two innings of 7-1 loss Riley Bales pitched five nearly...

Cowgirls can't hold lead in loss to Gladiators

Cowgirls can't hold lead in loss to Gladiators

Crook County falls, 6-5, to No. 2 team in the state The Crook County Cowgirls have done just...

McCarthy, Seawolves reach finals

McCarthy, Seawolves reach finals

Fall to Lubbock Christian 78-73 in championship game When Ryan McCarthy took over as head coach...

Cowboys win Springfield championship

Cowboys win Springfield championship

Crook County has six first place winners as they easily win Springfield invite The Crook County...

Cowgirls defeat Indians 10-2

Cowgirls defeat Indians 10-2

Team scores four runs in bottom of sixth inning to break open a close game against Molalla The...

No. 6 Scappoose ropes Crook County in Class 4A state play-in

No. 6 Scappoose ropes Crook County in Class 4A state play-in

Indians will host Newport in first round of state at 5 p.m. on Saturday The sixth-ranked Indians...


Prineville's Sports

CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Ashton Morgan throws the discus at the state meet last Saturday. Morgan heaved the discus 123-04 to finish second in the event. Morgan had five throws in the competition that were longer than 115 feet, including three throws that were longer than the third-place thrower. Morgan, a senior, was Crook County's highest placing performer at the meet.
May 24, 2016

Morgan leads Cowgirls with second-place finish in discus

by Lon Austin
Santiago finishes fourth in the boys 400 and seventh in the 200 It wasn’t the kind of state meet that Crook County head track and field coach Ernie Brooks was hoping for. “It wasn’t like our…
Mckuenzie McCormick delivers a pitch against Baker/Powder Valley during the Cowgirls' play-in game on Friday. McCormick was recently named co-player-of-the-year in the Tri-Valley League.
May 24, 2016

McCormick named Tri-Valley League softball player of the year

by Lon Austin
Christiansen, Dalton and Smith also named to first team Four Crook County Cowgirls were recently named to the Tri-Valley all-league first team. The four were led by junior pitcher Mckunezie…
Spencer Copeland
May 24, 2016

Copeland, Pickhardt named to Tri-Valley all-league first team

by Lon Austin
Mozingo, McCall and Tolmsoff also selected to team Despite finishing fifth in the Tri-Valley League, the Crook County Cowboys are still well-represented on the all-league team. “I think they did…


GRESHAM OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Enrico Barchetti plays a shot at the state championships, which were held at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Barchetti and doubles partner Garrett Harper went 1-2 at state, losing a pair of close matches.
May 24, 2016

Three Cowboys make it to second day of state, but no placers

by Lon Austin
After losing first round matches both CCHS No. 1 doubles team and singles player Jack Stubblefield make it to second day at state The Crook County High School tennis team ran into a buzz saw at…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Cora White chips onto the 18th green at Eagle Ridge Golf Course during Tuesday's second round of the OSAA Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Girls State Golf Championships. White finished tied for 10th in the tournament, helping propel the Cowgirls to a second-place team finish.
May 24, 2016

Cowgirls finish second at state

by Lon Austin
White ties for 10th to lead team to strong finish The Crook County Cowgirls went into the OSAA Class 4A/3A/2A/1A State Golf Championships with just one goal in mind — finish higher than the team…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN  PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Mayson Tibbs plays a shot at Juniper Golf Course in a tournament earlier this year. Tibbs placed third individually at the OSAA Class 4A Boys State Golf Championships, which were held Monday and Tuesday at Emerald Valley Golf Course in Creswell. Tibbs' high finish helped propel the Cowboys to the team title, the program's first state championship.
May 24, 2016

Cowboys win state golf championship

by Lon Austin
Mayson Tibbs makes birdie putt on 18th hole as Crook County wins by one stroke When Mayson Tibbs was approaching the tee box at the 18th hole at Emerald Valley Golf Course early Tuesday…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Meadow Lakes head professional Zach Lampert follows through after his approach shot on the third hole at Prineville Golf Club. Lampert won the professional portion of the Mark 'ProPayne' Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday with an even par round of 65.
May 24, 2016

Mark 'ProPayne' Memorial tournament draws huge crowd

by Lon Austin
Event celebrated the memory of former Prineville Golf Club professional Mark 'ProPayne' Payne Last Saturday, Prineville Golf Club hosted the Mark “ProPayne” Memorial Golf Tournament. The…
May 24, 2016

Jayce Garthwaite wins steer wrestling at Burns rodeo

by Lon Austin
Crook County steer wrestler has time of 5.37 seconds Jayce Garthwaite had his best rodeo of the year as he won the steer wrestling competition at Saturday’s Oregon High School Rodeo Association…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Levi Nichols races toward the finish line to win the 5K portion of Saturday's Prineville Hotshot Memorial Run. Nichols covered the distance in 18.56.05 to finish more than 30 seconds ahead of second-place Randy McClellan.
May 24, 2016

More than 250 people compete in annual memorial run

by Lon Austin
Prineville Hotshot Memorial Run keeps memory of fallen firefighters fresh in people's minds When the Storm King fire in Colorado overran the positions of a group of firefighters in July of 1994,…
DAVID BALL: GRESHAM OUTLOOK - Gwyneth Ptomey, left, and Laura Fraser celebrate following a point during the Special District 2 championsips. Fraser and Ptomey won the doubles championship for the second consecutive year.
Gwyneth Ptomey, left, and Laura Fraser celebrate following a point during the Special District 2 championsips. Fraser and Ptomey won the doubles championship for the second consecutive year.
May 17, 2016

Fraser and Ptomey repeat as champs

by David Ball
Upset No. 1 seeds Shanay Rodgers and Mayla Morgan in finals PORTLAND — The Crook County pair of Laura Fraser and Gwyneth Ptomey repeated as doubles champions at last weekend’s Regional tennis…

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JIM BESEDA: MOLALLA PIONEER - Sam Santiago nears the finish line of the 4x400 meter relay at the district track meet, which was held at Gladstone High School. The Cowboys easily won the race and Santiago was named the most valuable male athlete at the meet
May 17, 2016

Cowboys repeat as district champions

by Lon Austin
Cowgirls finish a strong third at Tri-Valley meet The Crook County Cowboys performed nearly flawlessly, as they easily repeated as Tri-Valley League track and field champions. The Cowboys…
May 17, 2016

Cardinals take 6-5 win over Cowgirls

by Lon Austin
Crook County leads 5-3 going into seventh inning The visiting Crook County Cowgirls struggled with their fielding on Thursday, dropping a crucial league softball game to the Corbett Cardinals.…
JIM BESEDA: MOLALLA PIONEER - Garrett Harper plays a shot from the baseline during Friday's second day of the Special Disctrict 2 tennis championshps. Harper and partner Enrico Barchetti went on to win the doubles championship at the tournament.
May 17, 2016

Barchetti and Harper win district title

by Lon Austin
Duo upset Philomath team that defeated them earlier in the year Enrico Barchetti and Garrett Harper dug themselves a giant hole on Saturday, but the duo were able to overcome the early deficit…
He slid down the mountain like one of those circus guys shot out of a cannon.
May 17, 2016

Camping in Purgatory

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
10,000 feet equaled the altitude of the ozone layer, or at least the elevation of Mount Everest The camping season is now upon us like cold rain on an old canvas tent. Just the mention of the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cody Carter delivers a pitch against Corbett at home on Thursday, May 5th. Carter completed the game on Thursday, May 12, in Corbett. Carter gave up 11 hits and five runs as the Cowboys won 27-5. Carter also had five RBIs in the contest.
May 17, 2016

Cowboys explode for 46 runs in wins over Cardinals

by Lon Austin
Crook County takes 27-5 and 19-6 wins over Corbett to close out season It took three tries to finish the game, but in the end, the Cowboys took care of business. Crook County and Corbett were…
PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Crook Countys pair of Laura Fraser, right, and Gwyneth Ptomey walks to the sideline during a switchover in their 6-4, 6-2 semifinal win Saturday.
May 15, 2016

Prineville pair repeats at Regionals

by David Ball
Laura Fraser and Gwyneth Ptomey knock off the top seed in the finals 4A REGIONAL TENNISDoubles championship Team Score Fraser/Ptomey, CC6Rodgers/Morgan, EST4 PORTLAND — The Crook County pair of…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Cora White plays her shot out of a sand trap earlier this year. White and teammate Abby Papke tied for second at the Special District 1 Champsionships, helping to propel the Cowgirls to the team title. The team competes this coming Monday and Tuesday in the state championships, which will be held at Eagle Ridge in Redmond.
May 13, 2016

Cowgirls win district golf championship

by Lon Austin
Cora White and Abby Papke tie for third in tournament For the second-consecutive year, the Crook County Cowgirls ran away with the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 1 Golf Championship. The…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN PHOTO: LON AUSTIN - Mckuenzie McCormick pitched a no-hitter on Tuesday as the Cowgirls defeated the Estacada Rangers 10-0.  McCormick struck out nine, and allowed just one baserunner, a hit batter, during the course of the game.
May 13, 2016

Cowgirls shut out Rangers 10-0

by Lon Austin
Mckuenzie McCormick pitches no-hitter in easy win over Estacada Playing in front of the home crowd on senior night, the Crook County Cowgirls took care of business Tuesday night, blanking the…
May 13, 2016

Spring sports athletes qualifying for state

by Lon Austin
Both golf teams have already qualified for state and more qualifiers are sure to come Spring is an exciting time of year to be a high school sports writer. There are so many sports to cover, and…
May 13, 2016

Cowboys struggle defensively, fall to Rangers

by Lon Austin
Crook County commits six errors in 11-3 loss to league champion Estacada The visiting Crook County Cowboys struggled defensively on Tuesday, committing six errors in an 11-3 loss to the…