Crook County defeats Estacada in league opener

Crook County defeats Estacada in league opener

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John Day River: Stellar day but lunker evades

John Day River: Stellar day but lunker evades

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Cowgirls defeat McNary to win Rogue Valley Championship

Crook County drops just one set during entire tournament as they roll to championship The Crook...

Outlaws blast Cowboys 35-7

Outlaws blast Cowboys 35-7

Crook County drops just one set during entire tournament as they roll to championship If things...

Wally Backman leaves Mets organizaion over lack of respect

Wally Backman leaves Mets organizaion over lack of respect

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CONNER WILLIAMS/MOLALLA PIONEER - Anna Woodward gets ready to serve during the Cowgirls' straight-set victory over Molalla on Tuesday.
September 23, 2016

Cowgirls cruise past Indians

by Lon Austin
Crook County sweeps match to remain undefeated The Crook County Cowgirls rolled into Molalla Tuesday afternoon and hardly broke a sweat as they cruised to a straight-set 25-11, 25-11, 25-7…
September 23, 2016

Rangers take 2-1 victory over Cowgirls in league opener

by Lon Austin
Estacada scores two goals early in the second half then holds on for the win The Estacada Rangers scored a pair of goals early in the second half, then held on to defeat the Crook County…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jennifer Roth goes up for one of her 19 kills Thursday afternoon against Corbett. The win moved the Cowgirls to 2-0 in Tri-Valley League play and 7-0 overall.
September 21, 2016

Cowgirls defeat Cardinals

by Lon Austin
Crook County comes from behind in second-set still sweep Corbett to remain undefeated in Tri-Valley League action It wasn’t always pretty, but the Crook County Cowgirls did just enough to defeat…


September 21, 2016

Crook County shows improvement as team competes at Seaside

by Lon Austin
The Seaside Three Course Challenge has runners competiting in races with differing degrees of difficulty The Crook County High School boys and girls cross country teams had mixed results at…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County High School setter Abby Smith dives for a ball during the Cowgirls' win over the Estacada Rangers on Tuesday night. Crook County swept the match in straight sets as the Cowgirls remained undefeated and held onto their No. 1 ranking.
September 16, 2016

Cowgirls sweep Rangers, remain undefeated

by Lon Austin
After a close first set the Cowgirls take control, easily defeating Estacada in the opening round of Tri-Valley League volleyball action The Crook County Cowgirls remained undefeated after…
September 16, 2016

Cowboys fall to Cougars in tough road loss

by Lon Austin
Crook County dominates play, but gives up a late goal in 1-0 loss to Cascade The Crook County High School boys soccer team did everything right except for score Tuesday afternoon as they fell…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - April Toledo plays the ball away from Diana Colin-Martinez, of Cascade, during Tuesday's non-league match between the two teams. After a scoreless first half, Cascade exploded for six goals in the second half to take a 6-0 victory over the Cowgirls. Crook County starts league matches on Tuesday when they take on the Estacada Rangers in Estacada.
September 16, 2016

Cowgirls blanked by Cougars

by Lon Austin
After scorelss first half, Crook County gives up six second-half goals in shutout loss to Cascade After a scoreless first half, the Cascade Cougars exploded for six second-half goals as they…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jennifer Roth drives a kill past a pair of Lava Bear blockers. Roth had 17 kills in the match.
September 13, 2016

Cowgirls remain undefeated

by Lon Austin
Crook County polishes off Bend, Philomath and Banks, move up to No. 1 in power rankings The Crook County volleyball team took care of business this past week, winning a trio of key matches. Not…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Tyler Lawson runs in Bend at a race earlier this year. Lawson was the first Cowboy in on Friday at Sisters, taking eighth place overall with a time of 18:42.6. Lawson and the rest of the Crook County cross country team are in Seaside this weekend for the Seaside Three Course Challenge.
September 13, 2016

Crook County finishes third in both boys and girls races at…

by Lon Austin
For the second consecutive race, Tyler Lawson leads boys team It was another solid performance for the Crook County High School boys and girls cross country teams as both teams finished in third…
PHOTO COURTESY OF SCOTT SWANSON/SWEET HOME NEW ERA - Jacob Kasberger returns a punt during the Cowboys' game with Sweet Home on Friday.
September 13, 2016

Crook County suffers another close loss at Sweet Home

by Lon Austin
Time runs out as Cody Carter is run out of bounds at the one-yard line in 27-20 road loss For the second-consecutive week, the Crook County Cowboys suffered a heartbreaking loss as they fell…

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Sep 13, 2016

Cowboys drop close match to the Redmond Panthers

by Lon Austin
Crook County takes early lead, but gives up three second half goals in 5-4 loss at Redmond The Crook County Cowboys did a lot of positive things early in their non-league soccer match at…
Sep 13, 2016

Panthers defeat Cowgirls

by Lon Austin
Redmond scores two first half goals, then holds on for 2-1 victory A slow start proved costly for the Crook County Cowgirls, as they fell 2-1 to the Redmond Panthers in a hard-fought non-league…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Noah Bidwell makes a successsful sheep riding run during Saturday's Paulina Amateur Rodeo. Bidwell finished second in the event. Sheep riding was just one of many events for children at the rodeo.
Sep 09, 2016

Family fun Paulina Style

by Lon Austin
The Paulina Amateur Rodeo is a hit with young and old alike The 67th annual Paulina Amateur Rodeo is in the books, and by all accounts the rodeo was a great success. The annual event, which is…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cassidy Dill hits the ball past a double block from Summit on the way to one of her five kills in the Cowgirls' straight-set victory over the Summit Storm on Tuesday night. Dill was one of six Cowgirls to have at least five kills in the match.
Sep 09, 2016

Cowgirls roll past Summit in straight sets

by Lon Austin
Jennifer Roth has 16 kills in 3-0 sweep over defending Class 5A champion Summit The Crook County Cowgirls looked impressive on Tuesday as they quickly dispatched the Summit Storm in a big…
Sep 09, 2016

ImPACT testing program improves athlete safety

by Lon Austin
Prior to start of season Crook County does baseline testing Athlete safety is paramount in sports, especially youth sports and high school athletics. Still, until recently, one aspect of athlete…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Josie Graydon makes a save during the Cowgirls' 7-0 loss to Ridgeview.
Sep 09, 2016

Ravens take control early in easy win over Cowgirls

by Lon Austin
Ridgeview scores six first-half goals in 7-0 shutout of Crook County The Crook County Cowgirls were overpowered by the Ridgeview Ravens in their opening soccer match of the season as the Ravens…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County defender Josue Badillo pushed the ball up the field past a Ridgeview forward. Ridgeview scored three goals in the second half to break open a close game and take a 4-0 win.
Sep 09, 2016

Cowboys shut out 4-0 by Ravens

by Lon Austin
Ridgeview scores three second half goals to break open close contest at Crook County The Crook County Cowboy soccer team kept things close in the first half but was unable to keep pace in the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jacob Kasberger runs through a group of Phoenix defenders on the way to a big first down. The Cowboys gained 218 yards on the ground in Friday's game against the Pirates, but it wasn't enough as Phoenix won 20-14 in overtime.
Sep 07, 2016

Cowboys fall to Pirates in overtime

by Lon Austin
Missed extra point proves to be the difference in close loss to Phoenix In the opening football game of the year, the Crook County Cowboys and Phoenix Pirates went toe to toe, with neither team…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Aspen Christiansen dives to play a ball during the Cowgirls victory over the Valley Catholic Valiants while Jennifer Roth covers. Christiansen finished the match with 38 digs.
Sep 07, 2016

Cowgirls rebound to defeat Valiants

by Lon Austin
After dropping first set Crook County takes three in a row to knock off Valley Catholic It wasn’t a very good way to start the season. The Valley Catholic bus broke down on the way to Crook…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Thaddeo Pia, of Veritas, and Zach Lawson, of Crook County, lead a group of runners midway through Friday's Mountain View Cross Country Runoff. Lawson went on to finish 35th overall, while Pia was 42nd. Lawson was the third Cowboy to cross the finish line, trailing only his brother, Tyler, who finished in 28th place, and Noah Chaney, who finished 30th.
Sep 07, 2016

Crook County finishes in the middle of the pack at Mountain View

by Lon Austin
Cowboys finish sixth, Cowgirls fifth at nine-team Mountain View Cross Country Runoff After starting the season on a slow course at the Jere Breese Memorial Ranch Stampede, Crook County raced…