Sparkles take third at state

Sparkles take third at state

Valley Catholic upsets Stayton to win state dance championship The Crook County High School Dance...

Michael re-sets school record in pole vault at Icebreaker

Michael re-sets school record in pole vault at Icebreaker

Summit High School donates money at meet for Crook County to buy new timing system Danielle...

A great day on the John Day

A great day on the John Day

The John Day River is one of the best smallmouth bass rivers in the west One of my favorite...

Cowboys roll to third-consecutive title

Cowboys roll to third-consecutive title

Crook County fails to set a new scoring record, but scores 327 points, more than 160 points...

Our national bird can be seen in Oregon year round

Our national bird can be seen in Oregon year round

Majestic bald eagles have a wing span of from six to seven feet No matter how many times I see a...

CCHS dominates regional tournament

CCHS dominates regional tournament

Cowboys have 11 individual champions and qualify 20 for state as team scores 507.5 points to more...

Oregon coast can be a great winter experience

Oregon coast can be a great winter experience

Winter weather can be a roll of the dice from brilliant sunny days to dark clouds, wind and rain...

50-12

50-12

Cowboys leave no doubt: dominate Class 6A Indians in showdown for state bragging rights The...

The hunt of a lifetime

The hunt of a lifetime

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation helps organize dream hunts for kids with life-threatening...


Prineville's Sports

March 31, 2015

Thomas L. Oblizalo

by Service Notice
Thomas L. Oblizalo, of Bend, passed away on March 26, 2015. He was born Feb. 22, 1947. Services will be at a later time.
KEVIN SPERL/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - McKeunzie McCormick delivers a pitch during the first game of a doubleheader with Sisters. McCormick pitched the complete game as the Cowgirls won the game 10-0.
March 31, 2015

Cowgirls sweep doubleheader from Sisters Outlaws

by Lon Austin
Crook County blanks Sisters in game one, takes second game 12-11 in thriller The Crook County Cowgirls opened the softball season in style, taking a pair of games from the Sisters Outlaws last…
March 31, 2015

Papke leads Cowgirls

by Lon Austin
Sophomore shoots 94 as Cowgirls finish fourth at Crooked River Ranch Sophomore Abby Papke played the best round of her young career, firing a 50-44 — 94 to lead the Cowgirls in their first golf…
March 31, 2015

CCHS ties with Sisters

by Lon Austin
Both boys and girls matches finish in 4-4 tie Crook County High School controlled the singles matches while Sisters controlled doubles play as the two schools played to a tie in both the boys…
March 31, 2015

Cowgirls fall to Cougars

by Lon Austin
Crook County gives up six runs in first two innings of game The visiting Crook County Cowgirls struggled early, spotting Cascade six early runs as they fell 7-1 to the Cougars Thursday afternoon…
March 31, 2015

Cowboys go 2-1 in Ontario to open baseball season

by Lon Austin
Crook County defeats Fruitland, Ontario, falls to New Plymouth The Crook County Cowboys opened the baseball season at the Treasure Valley Invitational in Ontario, where they finished with a 2-1…
March 31, 2015

Tibbs finishes second at season opener

by Lon Austin
Sophomore shoots one over par 73 to lead Cowboys Sophomore Mayson Tibbs fired a one over par 73 to finish second at the Cowboys opening golf tournament, which was held at Brasada Ranch. “He…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Maddie Kasberger follows through on her shot during practice last week. Kasberger, who was part of the Cowgirls team, which qualified for state last year, is expected to be one of the team's leaders this year.
March 31, 2015

Cowgirls look to return to state tourney

by Lon Austin
Team returns solid nucleus from last year's state qualifying team Under first-year Head Coach Sarah Crofcheck, the Crook County High School girls golf team is looking to make a return trip to…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Mason Tibbs swings a club in practice. Tibbs, a sophomore, was the lone Cowboy to qualify for the state tournament last year.
March 31, 2015

Mason Tibbs expected to lead Cowboy golfers

by Lon Austin
Cowboys are inexperienced, but have solid numbers There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to this year’s Crook County High School boys golf team. “Practice is going well,” said Co-Head Coach…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kohlter Kee follows through after hitting a ball during practice last week. Kee is one of four seniors on the Cowboy baseball roster.
March 31, 2015

Cowboys optimistic about upcoming season

by Lon Austin
Team is young, but expects to rely on experienced pitching staff The Crook County Cowboy baseball squad has struggled in recent years, attempting to compete in the Intermountain Conference. The…

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LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Sarah Crofcheck, who graduated from Crook County High School, is the new head girls golf coach at the school.
Mar 31, 2015

Crofcheck named new girls golf coach

by Lon Austin
Crook County High School graduate returns to take over the reins after Grant Patterson's retirement After years with the same head golf coach, the Crook County High School girls golf team is…
SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A pressure ridge in the badlands.
Mar 17, 2015

Good hiking in the Badlands

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Trails highlight interesting geological features There’s not a lot of snow in the mountains and what’s there is not the best quality for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. So this is the time…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Elsa Harris plays a ball during practice last week. Harris placed second at state last year and is expected to challenge for a state title again this year.
Mar 31, 2015

CCHS netters look to qualify for state tourney

by Lon Austin
Tennis squad returns several players with state tournament experience The Crook County High School tennis team begins the season with high expectations. The team has a brand new facility, and…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Ashley Bond fields a ball during infield practice last week. Bond is one of just two seniors on the Cowgirls roster.
Mar 31, 2015

Cowgirls feature blend of experience and youth

by Lon Austin
Cowgirls have good numbers and talent, but roster is filled with inexperienced players After finishing last year with the disappointing play-in loss to Douglas, the Crook County Cowgirls…
'Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a bricklayer.'
Mar 31, 2015

Space, the final outdoors

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
There really isn't that much difference between science and the science fiction of yesterday By now everyone has probably heard that Leonard Nimoy passed away recently. The actor was best known…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kimmer Severance led the Cowgirls in scoring and was second on the team in rebounding. Her strong season led to Severance being named to the Tri-Valley League first team. Severance and fellow junior Chelsea Thomas should provide both scoring and rebounding for the Cowgirls next year.
Mar 31, 2015

Girls basketball team improves, still misses post-season play

by Lon Austin
Team reaches league playoffs and finishes one power ranking place away from earning a play-in game It may not have always shown up in wins and losses, but the Crook County Cowgirl basketball…
Mar 31, 2015

Oregon may never see such a dominant wrestling team again

by Lon Austin
As a former basketball player, it took me some time to warm up to wrestling. My memories of high school wrestling consisted of chasing wrestlers around the school after they had stolen my…
Mar 16, 2015

Blanche Drewitz

by Service Notice
Blanche Drewitz of Redmond passed away on March 14, 2015. Services will be at a later time.
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Blake Bartels goes to the basket during the Cowboys league playoff game with Estacada. Crook County won the game to finish third in the Tri-Valley League and earn a play-in game. The Cowboys lost to Seaside in the play-in game just missing a trip to the state playoffs.
Mar 13, 2015

Cowboys just miss playoffs

by Lon Austin
Crook County earns first play-in game since 2012 and wins 12 more games than previous year The Crook County High School boys basketball team is going in the right direction. A move from the…
Mar 13, 2015

Crook County wins dual state championship

by Lon Austin
Title is the 21st in school history The Crook County High School NJROTC is once again the dominant drill team in the Northwest. Crook County traveled to East Valley High School in Yakima, Wash,…




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