Prineville's Sports

LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Matthew Kasberger carries the ball up the middle during the Cowboys' Blue and Gold scrimmage Saturday night. BELOW: Parker Lapsley outruns a group of defenders during the scrimmage.
August 27, 2015

Cowboys look to improve on last year

by Lon Austin
Team goal is to get better every single day The Crook County Cowboys unveiled their 2015 football squad under the lights Saturday night at the team’s annual Blue and Gold scrimmage. “We saw some…
SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A chukar looks over the side of a rim mocking a hunter far below.
August 27, 2015

In pursuit of the elusive chukar

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Some chukar hunters joke about going elk hunting to get in shape for chukar hunting Game bird hunting is broken up into several seasons for several different species of birds so there is plenty…
August 27, 2015

After a slow summer it's finally time for fall sports

by Lon Austin
Fall sports kick off this week with a pair of jamborees One of the hardest things to do for a high school sports writer is waiting for fall sports to begin. After a summer diet of mud…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Laura Fraser hits a ball during the first week of practice Tuesday morning. Fraser is one of seven juniors on this year's CCHS volleyball team, and all have varsity experience.
August 21, 2015

Young Cowgirls just reload

by Lon Austin
Despite being a young team, with no seniors on the roster, the Cowgirls are still an experienced team The Crook County Cowgirls are a young volleyball team. There isn’t a senior on the roster…
August 21, 2015

Bend Elks win first WCL Title

by Lon Austin
Championship is first for Bend baseball team The Bend Elks rolled past the Kelowna Falcons 10-4 Monday evening, sweeping the West Coast League Championship Series. The win earned the Elks the…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Ahad Javansalehi helps Mitch Warren with his technique on a cradle during the final day of the Lion of Lions Wrestling Camp, which was held at Crook County High School. Javansalehi wrestled in both the 1988 and 1992 Olympics for Iran and is currently an assistant coach on the USA National Team.
August 21, 2015

Bringing a passion for wrestling to Crook County

by Lon Austin
Former Iranian National Champion and two-time Olympian shares his experience on the mat Ahad Javansalehi is passionate about wrestling. Javansalehi, a 15-time national and international champion…
SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Wildflowers line the stream coming out of Broken Top.
August 21, 2015

Cascade Mountain High

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Dozens of trails lead above treeline Cold, clear springs bubble forth from glacial moraines at the base of jagged peaks. Wildflowers cover the ground like mountain-to-mountain carpeting.…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Mallory Hall (center) helps teach serving to Ellie Owen (left) and  Abbi Pack during this week's Rimrock Volleyball Camp, which was held at Crook County High School.
August 18, 2015

Teaching volleyball fundamentals

by Lon Austin
Youth camp attracts athletes from throughout Central Oregon Rosie Honl was all smiles on Wednesday following the conclusion of the annual Rimrock Volleyball Camp. “It was really good,” she said…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Graeme O'Gorman atempts to pull a flag from Wyatt Neatherly during the Pigskin Camp, which was held at the CCHS practice field this week. The camp, which started on Monday, wrapped up Thursday.
August 18, 2015

Football camp continues to grow in popularity

by Lon Austin
Nearly 140 football players register on opening night of four-day camp When Ryan Cochran became the Crook County High School head football coach four years ago, one of the first things he did…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Lucky Wood comes out of the shoot in the 6-7 year-old age group at this year's Crook County Fair mutton bustin' competition. Wood earned a red ribbon in the event.
August 18, 2015

Girls rule mutton bustin' event

by Lon Austin
Just two riders completed full six-second rides at this year's competition Mutton bustin’ had a record turnout at this year’s Crook County Fair. With 40 contestants pre-registered for the event…

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SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The Eagle Cap Excursion Train runs along the Wallowa River.
Aug 21, 2015

Heading east, back in time

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
If you're looking for a vacation that has a lot of everything for everybody, look no further than Northeast Oregon I once heard it said that if you travel fast enough around the planet heading…
Aug 18, 2015

Mud volleyball - an opportunity to get dirty for a good cause

by Lon Austin
Local sporting events are a chance to compete while help local youth Two upcoming events make a great opportunity to have a good time while helping the youth of Crook County. This Saturday, the…
Aug 11, 2015

Jeff Storm wins second-consecutive course championship

by Lon Austin
Patrick Andrade edges competitive field to win net championship by one stroke After playing in the Meadow Lakes Men’s Club Championships since the tournament’s inception, Jeff Storm finally…
Aug 11, 2015

Athletic registration is scheduled to start Aug. 12

by Lon Austin
High school practice begins on Monday, Aug. 17 The fall high school sports season is nearly here. Practice officially starts on Monday, Aug. 17, although several teams have already scheduled…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Thomas Burleigh competes in a freestyle race earlier this year. Burleigh earned high-point honors in the boys 13-14 age group at the Cascade East District Championships.
Aug 11, 2015

Prineville Swim team finishes third at district

by Lon Austin
Ackley, Burleigh and Parrott all earn high-point honors in their respective age groups The Prineville Swim Team went into last weekend’s Cascade East District Championships in John Day knowing…
PHOTO COURTESY OF DOUG SMITH - Zach Smith, 55 in white, beats a double-team and gets into the East backfield during the East-West Shrine game, which was held Saturday in Baker City. Smith played nose guard and offensive line for the West team, which lost 25-0.
Aug 11, 2015

West all-star team shut out 25-0 by East squad

by Lon Austin
Smith moved from linebacker to nose guard for final game of his career When the Crook County Cowboys lost to the Junction City Tigers in the first round of the OSAA Class 4A state football…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - J.D. Larimer throws during warm ups for a recent game between the Bend Elks and the Bellingham Bells. Despite great hitting statistics, playing time has been limitted for Larimer.
Aug 11, 2015

Larimer makes most of limited opportunities

by Lon Austin
Hard-hitting infielder is batting .366 in league play for the Bend Elks Former Crook County High School baseball player J.D. Larimer is spending his fourth summer playing with the Bend Elks.…
Aug 11, 2015

OSAA works with USA Football to improve safety

by Lon Austin
Oregon becomes first state to adopt Heads Up Football for high school programs Beginning in 2016, Oregon will become the first state to require high school coaches enroll in the USA Football…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - New Crook County High School athletic trainer Mike Estes tapes an ankle. Estes, who started work on Monday, July 20 will be the first athletic trainer that CCHS has had in five years. His duties include injury prevention, assessment and rehab.
Aug 03, 2015

Estes hired as new CCHS athletic trainer

by Lon Austin
High school has been making due without an athletic trainer for the last five years A series of questionable decisions coupled with a budget shortfall left the Crook County High School athletic…
LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Karlie Anderson hits a beach ball during a relay race on Wednesday. Anderson was participating in the second session of the Crook County Recreation District summer tennis program. The program is open to anyone from beginners to advanced high school players.
Aug 03, 2015

Tennis anyone?

by Lon Austin
Park and Recreation District program teaches basic tennis skills to youth of all ages The annual Crook County Recreation District Summer tennis program concludes on Monday, Aug.3. “We are ending…



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