Prineville's Sports

February 05, 2016

Bragging rights on the line as Crook County hosts Roseburg

by Lon Austin
States two top teams to wrestle in Prineville Saturday night The Indians are coming! The Indians are coming! The most highly anticipated wrestling match of the year is Saturday night in…
Carson Raymond works to lift Redmond's Mario Nonato during the second round of their 220-pound match. Raymond, who normally wrestles at 195 pounds, was able to throw the larger Nonato (25-6) and pin him midway through the period.
February 05, 2016

Cowboys pummel Panthers

by Lon Austin
Crook County takes a 46-21 win on senior night Going into Wednesday night’s showdown, Crook County’s seniors had never lost a dual meet to Redmond. Wrestling in front of the home crowd on senior…
DAVID BALL/GRESHAM OUTLOOK - Seth Kessi makes a move on an Estacada defender. Kessi scored 20 points to lead the Cowboys to a close 59-56 win at Estacada Tuesday night.
February 05, 2016

Cowboys slip past Rangers

by Lon Austin
After falling behind by 11 points Crook County rallies for 59-56 win After falling behind in the middle portion of the contest, the Crook County Cowboys rallied late to escape with a 59-56 win…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Ashton Morgan goes up for two of her team-high 11 points in the Cowgirls' loss to Estacada Tuesday night.
February 05, 2016

Cowgirls fall 62-33 to Rangers

by Lon Austin
Crook County never in contention as Estacada rolls to easy win The Crook County Cowgirls were outgunned again as they fell to the Estacada Rangers 62-33 in Tri-Valley League action Tuesday night…
PHOTO COURTESY OF TAMMIE DALTON - Dustin Seyl leaves the starting gate at a race earlier this year. Seyl had a time of 18:55.9 last Saturday at Mount Shasta to finish 21st in the OISRA Southern Division race.
February 05, 2016

Dalton, Komaki and Seyl have strong races

by Lon Austin
Crook County continues to improve as season progresses The Crook County High School cross country ski team continues to finish near the back of the pack as the season nears the halfway point.…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Blake Bartels goes strong to the basket against Corbett's Josh Delafield. Bartels scored 15 points and had five assists as the Cowboys defeated the Cardinals 59-44.
February 04, 2016

Cowboys roll past Cardinals 59-44

by Lon Austin
After slow start Cowboys pull away for easy win The Crook County Cowboys are back in the hunt in the Tri-Valley League. After dropping their first two league games, the Cowboys have now won two…
SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Looking down at Crooked River from the Otter Bench Trail.
February 04, 2016

Five great winter hikes

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Rimrock, sage and juniper, some fine winter hikes in the high desert country It’s been feeling a bit like spring lately with 45- to 50-degree rainy days, although we’re not even through winter…
February 04, 2016

Scoring woes continue as Cowgirls fall 59-18 to Cardinals

by Lon Austin
Crook County falls behind early and never recovers in blowout loss to Corbett The Crook County Cowgirls are struggling to score. The problem surfaced again on Friday night as the Cowgirls fell…
JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - Trinity Templeton guards Chloe Smith as she attempts to drive to the basket. Smith did not score in the game, but the White Buffalos still won 56-20.
January 29, 2016

White Buffalos blast Cowgirls

by Lon Austin
Madras takes 27-2 lead at end of first quarter and never looks back The Crook County Cowgirls were never in contention as they were overpowered Tuesday night by the host Madras White Buffalos.…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Trey Shores works to control Culver's Marco Retano during their 160 pound match. Shores earned a 6-2 decision over the two-time defending state champion Retano.
January 29, 2016

Cowboys roll over Bulldogs

by Lon Austin
Crook County easily wins both varsity and JV matches despite quality performance from Culver wrestlers Ever since its inaugural event five years ago, the Crook County Cowboys have dominated the…

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LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Parker Lapsley comes down with an offensive rebound, over a trio of Madras defenders, in the closing seconds of the Cowboys' 57-56 win over the Madras White Buffalos Tuesday night. Lapsley finished the game with 16 points, seven rebounds and two steals.
Jan 29, 2016

Cowboys edge White Buffalos

by Lon Austin
Crook County survives to take a 57-56 win over Madras The Crook County Cowboys earned a hard-fought 57-56 victory Tuesday night over the visiting Madras White Buffalos. “They just kept…
Jan 29, 2016

Dalton leads CCHS efforts

by Lon Austin
Seyl leads boys team as Crook County continues to improve For the first time this season, both the northern and southern divisions of the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association competed…
DAVID BALL/PAMPLIN MEDIA - Crook County's Hayden Bates puts Sandy's Levi Rotzien face-first into the mat on his way to a pin in 3:20 of his second-round bout Friday afternoon during the Reser's Tournament of Champions. Bates went on to win the 138-pound championship of the two-day event as the Cowboys won the tourney for the third-consecutive year.
Jan 26, 2016

Three-in-a-row

by Lon Austin
Crook County has three individual champions and eight placers as they win the Reser's Tournament of Champions for the third-consecutive year The Crook County Cowboys had perhaps their best…
Go rafting, they said. It will be fun, they said.
Jan 26, 2016

Wet behind the ears (and everywhere else)

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
One way to get out of going through the largest rapids on a river and avoiding potential drowning is to say you want to take photos of the raft going through the gnarly whitewater I was…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County's Trinity Templeton (left) and Ashton Morgan contest a rebound against Molalla's Alicia Schultz. The Cowgirls played with the Indians for most of the first half. Then, in the third quarter, Molalla went to a full-court press and put the game out of reach. Crook County is back in action tonight when they go on the road to take on the Madras White Buffalos.
Jan 26, 2016

Indians overpower Cowgirls in second half of 59-24 win

by Lon Austin
Crook County plays even with No. 4 ranked Molalla in the first quarter before falling behind The Crook County Cowgirls played some of their best basketball of the season Friday night in…
JIM BESEDA/PAMPLIN MEDIA - Blake Bartels' path to the basket is obstructed by Molalla's Cody Dunton (21) and Andrew Daniels (0). Bartels led the Cowboys in scoring with 13 points in the contest as Molalla won 60-45.
Jan 26, 2016

Cowboys fall 60-45 to Indians

by Lon Austin
Molalla breaks open close game with late third quarter run The Crook County Cowboys are struggling to finish games right now. The Cowboys dropped their third-consecutive game Friday night as…
Jan 26, 2016

CCC wins another national title

by Lon Austin
Team wins third-consecutivbe NWCA National Dual Meet championship Clackamas Community College has proved once again that they are one of the top wrestling programs in the United States. Earlier…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Connor Chaney, right, and Gladstone's Jose Rodriguez fight for a rebound during the Cowboys' 68-43 loss to the Gladiators Tuesday night.
Jan 25, 2016

Gladiators blast Cowboys 68-43

by Lon Austin
Crook County falls behind early, never recovers in league loss As has happened so often this year, the Crook County Cowboys fell behind early Tuesday night against the Gladstone Gladiators.…
Jan 25, 2016

CCHS skiers continue to improve

by Lon Austin
All four Crook County skiers who compete in event improve their times The Crook County High School cross country ski team is struggling to get competitors to the starting line, but the skiers…
Jan 25, 2016

Cowgirls unable to generate offense as Gladiators rolls to win

by Lon Austin
Crook County manages just five points in league opening loss to Gladstone After their two leading scorers quit the team earlier this month, the Crook County Cowgirls are struggling to put points…



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