Brazile wins all around title again

Brazile wins all around title again

Texas cowboy takes first in steer roping and wins team roping average along with Patrick Smith...

'Rock'ing the sand

'Rock'ing the sand

Angela Rock, one of the most recognized names in U.S. volleyball, was in Prineville for a clinis...

McCormick, Wilson named to all-state teams

McCormick, Wilson named to all-state teams

Crook County High School pitchers are recognized on a statewide level When the Class 4A Oregon...

Camping in the Ochocos

Camping in the Ochocos

A camping trip in the Ochocos reveals spectacular scenery, a variety of wildlife and some...

Severance wins a pair of state titles

Severance wins a pair of state titles

Four Crook County athletes qualify for national finals, several other members of Tri-County Rodeo...

Central Oregonian 2015 Athlete of the Year awards

Central Oregonian 2015 Athlete of the Year awards

Boys Athlete of the Year — Zach Smith Girls Athlete of the Year — Laken Berlin Boys...


Prineville's Sports

SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - South Matthieu Lake and North Sister from near the Pacific Crest Trail.
July 24, 2015

A taste of the Pacific Crest Trail

by Scott Staats special to the Central Oregonian
Hiking on a designated national scenic trail There’s a reason the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a designated national scenic trail. Actually, there are several reasons and if you hike part of the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jake Samuels riding Joel Cool and Kassie Guglielmino aboard Flash a Look break out of the starting gate in the 250-yard second race of the evening Wednesday during the first night of the Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. Fm Sweet Corona, ridden by Ruben Camacho, won the race while Joel Cool finished second and Flash a Look finished third. Racing continues nightly through Saturday at the Crook County Fairgrounds.
July 24, 2015

Bright wins horse race at Prineville Pro-Am

by Lon Austin
Former Prineville Golf Club professional wins his first horse race since 1994 Jeff Bright has a long history with the Prineville Pro-Am. Bright was the head professional at Prineville Golf Club…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jake Samuels, No. 2 in white, won 12 races to be named jockey of the race meet at this year's Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. Although Samuels won the most races, Ruben Camacho, in red, came from behind to win the five-furlong second race during Thursday's competition.
July 24, 2015

Samuels wins 12 races at race meet

by Lon Austin/Central Oregonian
Organizers pleased with race meet despite fewer race horses than normal The Crooked River Roundup Race Meet concluded Saturday with 10 races run in front of a standing room only crowd. “I think…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cody Thurman swims the butterfly during a swim meet earlier this year. Thurman, Bailey Parrott, Jacob Hehn and Emilio Todd won the 400 medley relay at a swim meet in Klamath Falls last weekend.
July 24, 2015

Prineville splits swim team for weekend meets

by Lon Austin
Portion of team goes to Klamath Falls while remainder competes at Burns Instead of sending the entire team to Burns for the Hi-Desert Invitational, the Prineville Swim Team split their roster…
PHOTO COURTESY OF ODFW. - A black bear at a bait station. The photo was taken with a trail camera.
July 24, 2015

Black bear studies

by Scott Staats special to the Central Oregonian
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife uses tetracycline and hunter submitted bear teeth for population studies After seeing six black bears on my last four visits to the Ochocos, I got to…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jake Samuels riding Joel Cool and Kassie Guglielmino aboard Flash a Look break out of the starting gate in the 250-yard second race of the evening Wednesday during the first night of the Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. Fm Sweet Corona, ridden by Ruben Camacho, won the race while Joel Cool finished second and Flash a Look finished third. Racing continues nightly through Saturday at the Crook County Fairgrounds.
July 24, 2015

Races open with huge crowd

by Lon Austin
Race meet opens with perfect weather, fast track The weather was perfect, the track was fast and there was a huge crowd Wednesday for the opening night of the Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. “I…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Tatum Holiday races to the finish line of the annual 1/2 Fast Junior Triathlon. Holiday won the 5 to 6 age group in the race with a time of 7:27.
July 24, 2015

1/2 Fast Junior Triathlon continues to grow

by Lon Austin
Annual race goes off without a hitch For a while, it was touch and go whether there would even be a race this past weekend. The 1/2 Fast Junior Triathlon, which was scheduled for Saturday, was…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Chuck Wilcox plays out of a sand trap on the 16th hole at Prineville Golf Club Saturday morning. Wilcox and his team failed to place in this year's Prineville Pro-Am.
July 24, 2015

Rice outpaces pros, wins Pro-Am

by Lon Austin
Ted Westling wins professional portion of Prineville Pro-Am with score of 129 Ted Westling used steady play to win the professional portion of this weekend’s Prineville Pro-Am with rounds of…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Bailey Parrott swims the backstroke at a recent meet. Parrott won the 100 backstroke at Lakeview over the weekend. It was one of four wins for Parrott during the meet.
July 24, 2015

Parrott, Burleigh have strong showing for swim team

by Lon Austin
With just 20 athletes at meet team finishes near bottom of team standings The Prineville Swim team finished near the bottom of the standings at the Lakeview Invitational Swim Meet, which was…
CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Horses round the final corner and come into the homestretch during a Saturday evening race at last year's Crooked River Roundup Race Meet. This year's meet is scheduled to start Wednesday evening with ladies night. The races continue nightly through Saturday, July 18.
July 10, 2015

Roundup committee readies fairgrounds for racing

by Lon Austin
Crooked River Roundup Race Meet opens gates Wednesday with ladies night Let’s go racing. The only horse racing event in Central Oregon, and one of the largest in Oregon, is about to kick off at…

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LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Balloon owner Bill Woodhead sends a blast of propane through the jets on his balloon Saturday during a short balloon flight over Prineville. Woodhead was participating in the second annual Balloon Freedom Aloft Balloon Rally, which was held in conjuntion with Prineville's Fourth of July celebration.
Jul 10, 2015

A ticket to ride

by Lon Austin
Saturday was my first, but hopefully not my last ride in a hot air balloon Once in awhile there are perks to being a sports reporter. Usually that involves traveling to witness a sporting event…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Prineville Golf Club is ready to host the 60th annual Prineville Pro-Am. The event kicks off Friday night with the annual horse race, then continues through Sunday with the tournament proper. This view of the course is of the third fairway.
Jul 09, 2015

Prineville Pro-Am kicks off Friday with horse race

by Lon Austin
Now in its 60th year the tournament has a full field for weekend event The course is in immaculate condition and organizers are putting on the finishing touches for this year’s Prineville Pro-Am…
SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kayakers in Sparks Lake. South Sister and Broken Top are in the background.
Jul 09, 2015

Central Oregon's scenic Cascade Lakes Highway

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Unlimited recreational opportunities on a half tank of gas Lingering patches of snow along the highway and in the forest are the last remnants of winter’s grip on the land. As I get out of my…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - John Marsh paddles down Crooked River during the boating leg of the Splash N' Dash. Marsh and teammates Cody Thurman, Jason Crafton and Niki Crafton finished in sixth place with a time of 1:46:24.
Jul 09, 2015

Yuma, Gorilla Panic win Fourth of July event

by Lon Austin
Splash N' Dash participants have fun while competing With hot weather and a three-day weekend, numbers were down for this year’s Splash N’ Dash. However, race organizers were still pleased with…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREOGNIAN - Rodeo clown John Harrison makes fun of rhythmic gymnastics during a performance at this year's Crooked River Roundup. Harrison averages 120 performances a year.
Jul 09, 2015

Clowning around is serious business

by Lon Austin
Barrel man, trick rider and rodeo clown, John Harrison follows the rodeo circuit entertaining crowds and protecting cowboys John Harrison is on the road nine months out of the year. For him,…
PHOTO COURTESY OF HEATHER FRASER - The Crook County Juniors boys all-star team won the District 5 championship on Tuesday with an 11-4 win over Bend North. Team members include Garett Bernard, Luke Brewer, Mikiyas Brewer, Colton Burkhardt, Bryce Carroll, Jaron Chambers, Payton Faust, Matthew Fraser, Kyle Knudtson, Tanner Ruhl, Kaleb Savage, Carson Smith, and Diego Smith. Also pictured are coaches Trent Boothe, Shawn Burkhardt, and manager Shawn Smith.
Jul 09, 2015

Crook County Juniors take District 5 Baseball Championship

by Lon Austin
After several years with limited success, the Crook County Little League program has had one of the most successful all star years in program history. The Juniors baseball team (ages 13-14)…
Jul 09, 2015

Softball Majors team rolls past Warm Springs to earn state berth

by Lon Austin
The Crook County High School softball team had one of their best seasons in history this past year. If the success of this year’s Crook County Little League Majors team is any indication, the…
Jun 30, 2015

Organizers gearing up for annual Splash N' Dash

by Lon Austin
Event scheduled to start at 8 a.m. on Saturday The annual Spash N’ Dash is once again scheduled for the Fourth of July. The event, which begins at the Prineville swimming pool and ends in Ochoco…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Rowdie Dalton pitched the first four innings of game one of the Cowboys' doubleheader with the South Eugene Axemen on Saturday. Dalton gave up five hits and four runs in the contest.
Jun 30, 2015

Cowboys drop doubleheader to Axemen

by Lon Austin
South Eugene takes 7-4, 13-3 victories over Crook County in summer baseball The South Eugene Axemen rolled into Prineville on Saturday, set up their banners at Pimentel Field, then cruised past…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Michael Burleigh swims the butterfly during the 400 individual medley where he placed fourth.
Jun 30, 2015

Bend Swim Team dominates Prineville Invite

by Lon Austin
Klamath Basin Aquatics finishes second, with Prineville Swim Team taking third The Prineville Invitational Swim Meet, which was held Friday through Saturday, was dominated by year-round swimming…




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