Ricky Hernandez named first-team all-state punter

Ricky Hernandez named first-team all-state punter

Trevor Rasmussen and Zach Smith also earn all-state recognition Crook County High School senior,...

Cowboys dominate Perry Burlison Invitational

Cowboys dominate Perry Burlison Invitational

Crook County JV also has strong performance, taking fourth at the Central Oregon Wrestling...

Cowboys heavy favorites to repeat as state champions

Cowboys heavy favorites to repeat as state champions

Crook County returns 14 wrestlers with state tournament experience including 12 placers The Crook...

Hollis named first team all-state

Hollis named first team all-state

Senior helps lead Cowgirls to third-place finish at state tournament For the second-consecutive...

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

For those who didn't get trampled in the wee hours of Black Friday or couldn't find the gifts...

Remembering a special team

Remembering a special team

The 1984 CCHS football team went through the season undefeated, winning the state championship...


Prineville's Sports

Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN -  Carson Raymond puts Ridgeview's Brent Yeakey in a cradle during the Culver Invitational. Raymond finished second in the 195-pound weight class at the tourament as the Cowboys' JV squad took third in the varsity tournament.
December 16, 2014

Cowboys win Coast Classic

by Lon Austin
JV team finishes strong third at Culver Invitational The Crook County High School wrestling team has once again proved just how strong they are. “I’m just excited for our program,” said Head…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Michaeline Malott goes up for a layup during the Cowgirls loss to the Redmond Panthers Friday night. Malott led the CCHS in scoring with 12 points.
December 16, 2014

Cowgirls struggle in loss to Panthers

by Lon Austin
After close first quarter Redmond rolls to 54-36 win over Crook County The host Crook County Cowgirls kept things close for a half before being blasted 54-36 by the Redmond Panthers Friday…
December 16, 2014

Cowboys roll past Panthers for first win of the season

by Lon Austin
Crook County takes control early in 57-43 win at Redmond Friday night, the visiting Crook County Cowboys overcome an early 3-0 deficit and cruised to a 57-43 win over the Redmond Panthers to…
December 16, 2014

Foss finishes second final bareback standings

by Lon Austin
Beers and Crawford both cash at NFR, but drop in final standings The National Finals Rodeo finished its 10-day run in Las Vegas on Saturday night, crowning the world champions in all eight…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Blake Bartels attempts to grab an offensive rebound during the game. Bartels finished the game with 16 points, six rebounds, and three steals.
December 12, 2014

Ravens roll past Cowboys

by Lon Austin
Ridgeview outscores Crook County 18-7 in second quarter to take control of game The Crook County Cowboys are still looking to find their identity. The Cowboys are off to an 0-2 start after…
December 12, 2014

Foss, Mote still in hunt for bareback title

by Lon Austin
Both riders have placed in five of seven go rounds Although they would still be considered long shots to win the world championship, Austin Foss and Bobby Mote have remained in contention after…
Photo Credit: SCOTT STAATS SPECIAL TO THE CENTRAL OREGONIAN - The Waipi'O Valley.
December 09, 2014

Dreaming of Hawaii

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Flowing lava, breaching whales and the snoring woman Most people have at least one memorable birthday and mine occurred a few years back when I celebrated one on a trip to the big island of…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Garrett Harper goes up for a layup over the defense of Sisters' Tyson Gill. Harper scored 3 points for the Cowboys, who lost 59-45 to the Outlaws.
December 09, 2014

Outlaws corral Cowboys 59-45

by Lon Austin
Foul trouble plagues Crook County in loss to Sisters Foul problems plagued the Crook County Cowboys Friday night as the team fell 59-45 to the Sisters Outlaws. “We got into early foul trouble,”…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Kimmer Severance goes to the basket against a double-team from Sisters during their game on Friday. Sisters won the game 46-43 despite 30 points from Severance.
December 09, 2014

Last second shot falls short as Cowgirls lose to Outlaws

by Lon Austin
Kimmer Severance scores 30 points and grabs 14 rebounds in loss to Sisters The Crook County Cowgirls are struggling to find their shooting touch. “We missed 21 lay-ins,” Head Coach Mark Malott…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF HEIDI WOOD - Hannah Troutman digs a ball during the Oregon State victory over University of Arkansas-Little Rock during the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. Troutman and the Beavers play No. 1 ranked Stanford Friday at 3 p.m. in the round of 16.
December 09, 2014

Oregon State faces Stanford in sweet 16

by Lon Austin
Former Crook County High School star Hannah Troutman is a starting defensive specialist for the Beavers The Oregon State University volleyball team is in the middle of the best season in school…

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Casey Loper
Dec 09, 2014

Eastern Oregon reaches NAIA quarterfinals

by Lon Austin
Crook County graduate, Casey Loper, helps lead Mountaineers to team's first ever national tournament For years now, Crook County High School graduates have been a major part of the Eastern…
Brandon Beers
Dec 09, 2014

Beers, Cooper third in average at NFR

by Lon Austin
Duo have placed in two rounds and are one of just six teams to have scored in all four rounds Brandon Beers and Jim Ross Cooper are looking good as the National Finals Rodeo nears the halfway…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County's Kimmer Severance is fouled by Abby Nonnenmacher of Burns while Catherine Clemens doubleteam's Severance. Severance finished the game with 19 points to lead Crook County which lost 68-41 to the Highlanders.
Dec 05, 2014

Cowgirls fall to Highlanders

by Lon Austin
Burns jumps out to early lead and never trails as they take 68-41 win over Crook County It was a long road trip for the Crook County Cowgirls. “Turnovers and effort,” Crook County Head Coach…
Brandon Beers
Dec 02, 2014

Beers, Crawford part of large Oregon contingent at NFR

by Lon Austin
Team ropers return to Las Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo which starts later this week When the National Finals Rodeo kicks off on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Thomas &?Mack Center in Las Vegas,…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Conner Chaney contests a shot by Kohlter Kee during the Cowboys scrimmage Tuesday night.
Nov 28, 2014

Cowboys excited about move to new league

by Lon Austin
Team returns solid core of experienced players After a week of practice, Crook County High School boys basketball coach Darin Kessi is pleased with what he has seen. “They have been getting…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Emily Kreachbaum plays a ball against Molalla earlier this year. Kreachbaum, a midfiedler, was the lone Crook Count player named to the Tri-Valley League all-conference second team. No Cowgirls were named to the first team, while three earned honorable mention recognition.
Nov 28, 2014

Cowgirls struggle to win matches

by Lon Austin
Crook County scores just four goals all season despite move to new league The Crook County High School girls soccer team is struggling to be competitive. Despite moving from the Intermountain…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Baylee Bannon goes strong to the basket during the Cowgirls scrimmage Tuesday night while Abby Curtis pursues. Bannon is one of six Cowgirls with varsity experience.
Nov 28, 2014

Cowgirls return small nucleus of experienced players

by Lon Austin
Team expected to rely heavily on six players who have varsity experience The Crook County Cowgirls' basketball squad has a mix of experience and youth. The Cowgirls return their top two scorers…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Brogan Howard works to turn Diego Vargas to his back during their 182 pound match during the scrimmage. Howard earned a fall with one second remaining in the second round.
Nov 25, 2014

Huge crowd attends Blue & Gold scrimmage

by Lon Austin
Near capacity crowd watches as Cowboys showcase their depth “I don’t think we’ve had a crowd like this in all the time I’ve been involved in the Blue & Gold,” Crook County Head Wrestling Coach…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Colbran Meeker carries the ball for a short gain against Gladstone. Meeker, who has started for the Cowboys since he was a sophomore, is one of just 12 seniors on this year's roster.
Nov 25, 2014

Cowboys take giant step forward

by Lon Austin
Crook County football team reaches playoffs for the first time in 17 years The Crook County High School football season didn’t end the way the team had hoped. After cruising through the regular…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Trayton Libolt, in blue, controls Pacer Quire during their 120 pound match in the Cowboys' Blue & Gold Scrimmage which was held Saturday night at Crook County High School. Libolt, a defending state champion, defeated Quire by technical fall in the third round of their match. Earlier in the evening, Libolt signed a letter of intent to wrestle at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz.
Nov 25, 2014

Meeker, Libolt sign national letters of intent

by Lon Austin
Meeker to wrestle at Oregon State, Libolt at Grand Canyon University Saturday night, immediately prior to the annual Blue & Gold Scrimmage, Colbran Meeker and Trayton Libolt signed national…




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