Cowboys shut out Bend JV squad

Cowboys shut out Bend JV squad

Crook County takes 5-0 victory in opening game of the season The Crook County Cowboys looked...

Cowboys come from behind to edge Huskies

Cowboys come from behind to edge Huskies

Crook County overcomes a sloppy first half with fourth-quarter rally to take 28-27 win For much...

Game bird numbers up for most of Central and Eastern Oregon

Game bird numbers up for most of Central and Eastern Oregon

Chukars, quail and pheasants are the three main birds that hunters are interested in One thing is...

Carrying on a tradition of family fun

Carrying on a tradition of family fun

Nearly 300 contestants compete at 65th annual Paulina Amateur Rodeo It was nearly dark Saturday...

You can't beat Yellowstone for the wildlife and scenery

You can't beat Yellowstone for the wildlife and scenery

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Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cole Ovens tries to bring down Gladstone's Zach Smith, 44, in the backfield during the first half of the Cowboy's 48-21 loss to the Gladiators while Crook County's Zach Smith, 55, pursues.
September 30, 2014

Gladiators blast Cowboys

by Lon Austin
No. 1 ranked Gladiators dominate first half en route to 48-21 win over Cowboys The No. 1 ranked Gladstone Gladiators left no doubt that they were the better team Friday night as they rolled to a…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Trinity Templeton plays the ball against Gladstone defender Hannah Kent. Kent scored a goal in the contest as the Gladiators defeated the Cowgirls 6-0 in the Tri-Valley League match.
September 30, 2014

Cowgirls shut out by Gladiators

by Lon Austin
Gladstone dominates in 6-0 victory at Crook County The Gladstone Gladiators were in charge from the opening whistle as they blasted the Crook County Cowgirls 6-0 in Thursday afternoon Tri-Valley…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF FRED HOUSTON - Laura Fraser goes up for one of her 19 kills during the South Albany State Preview Tournament. The Cowgirls finished 3-3 in pool play at the tournament, but came back to win the silver bracket in afternoon play.
September 30, 2014

Crook County wins silver bracket at South Albany

by Lon Austin
Cowgirls defeat Class 6A Sherwood, West Linn and Sunset in bracket play “We are turning a corner,” Crook County Head Volleyball Coach Rosie Honl said following the conclusion of the South Albany…
September 30, 2014

Cowboys win Outlaw Invite

by Lon Austin
Crook County boys easily win five-team meet, while Cowgirls finish third The Crook County Cowboys had their strongest outing of the year as they easily won the five-team Outlaw Invitational.…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN - Although he successfully completes it, the ice cream challenge causes Scott such a huge brain freeze that he can't remember anything about the rest of the Appalachian Trail.
September 30, 2014

An appetite for the outdoors

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
A 2,100-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail When pursuing any invigorating outdoor activity, the pursuer can work up quite an appetite. Oftentimes, even the simplest of meals is as rewarding as…
September 30, 2014

Cowgirls defeat Cardinals

by Lon Austin
Crook County takes 5-19, 25-16, 25-13 win over Corbett to improve to 2-1 in Tri-Valley League play The Crook County Cowgirls played possibly their best volleyball of the year Friday afternoon as…
September 30, 2014

Cowboys tie Gladiators

by Lon Austin
Crook County scores late to tie match with Gladstone 1-1 Thursday afternoon, the Crook County Cowboys and Gladstone Gladiators were unable to determine who had the stronger team as the two…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County defenders Sam Verdusco (left) and Kohlter Kee (right) sandwich Molalla Indian forward Damon Seward during Tuesday's home match against the Indians. Molalla won the match 3-1.
September 25, 2014

Cowboys fall 3-1 to Indians

by Lon Austin
Cowboys battle to the end, but still fall to Molalla in Tri-Valley League opener The Crook County Cowboy soccer team opened league play Tuesday with a tough 3-1 loss to the Molalla Indians. “We…
Kevin Sperl
September 25, 2014

It's not about the finish, it's all about the try

by Kevin Sperl
Whether it's triathlons, running, or something else entirely, everyone should exercise regularly I’ve never been successful in explaining to my brother why I run road races or compete in…
September 25, 2014

Indians dominate in 8-0 victory over Cowgirls

by Lon Austin
Molalla takes 7-0 lead into halftime and cruises to victory in league opener The Crook County Cowgirl soccer team ran into a buzz saw Tuesday in Molalla as the Indians blasted the Cowgirls 8-0…

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Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Cole Ovens runs for big yardage during the Cowboys' victory over the Sisters Outlaws. Ovens ran for 59 yards on the night as the Cowboys won 39-15.
Sep 23, 2014

Cowboys corral Outlaws

by Lon Austin
Crook County is in control for most of contest as they take a 39-15 win over Sisters The Crook County Cowboys took an early lead and never looked back as they rolled to a 39-15 road win over the…
Sep 23, 2014

Hand Lake is a good fall hike

by Scott Staats Special to the Central Oregonian
Several short trails in the area lead to scenic vistas and historic views I like hiking trails that have a few options, either loop trails or a few other trails in the same area that provide…
Sep 23, 2014

Cowgirls tie for third at Rogue Valley Classic

by Lon Austin
Crook County falls to Willamette in semifinals of 32-team tournament “They’re back,” Crook County Head Volleyball Coach Rosie Honl said about her squad's third place tie with the Bend Lava Bears…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Tony Buckman scores 84 points Saturday night during the second go round of the NPRA Finals. Buckman finished second in the bareback average, which was enough to earn him first place in the year-end average.
Sep 23, 2014

Packed house watches finals

by Lon Austin
Northwest Professional Rodeo Association Finals move inside this year The move from the Crook County Fairground outdoor arena to the indoor arena was a successful one for the Northwest…
Sep 23, 2014

Cowboys blast Hawks

by Lon Austin
Crook County remains undefeated with 12-2 road victory at La Pine The Crook County Cowboys remained undefeated as they blasted the La Pine Hawks 12-2 Thursday afternoon in non-league soccer…
Sep 23, 2014

Cowboys finish mid-pack at Three-Course race

by Lon Austin
Liam Pickhardt leads team efforts with a 13th place finish in medium course race The Crook County High School cross country team just doesn’t have enough runners to be a factor at large…
Sep 23, 2014

Cowgirls defeat Indians

by Lon Austin
Crook County earns first win of the year in hard-fought three-set victory at Molalla The Crook County Cowgirls finally broke out of their four-game losing streak with a much-needed victory over…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jennifer Roth goes up for a spike attempt against a pair of Madras White Buffalo blockers on Tuesday. Roth led the Cowgirl offense with 11 kills, but Madras won the match in four sets.
Sep 19, 2014

Cowgirls get Buffaloed

by Lon Austin
Buffalo outside hitters power Madras past Crook County in Tri-Valley League opener For the fourth-consecutive match, the Crook County Cowgirl volleyball team played well at times before…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Mollar Field, in Sitka, Alaska, is a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field.
Sep 19, 2014

Field of dreams, or possibly nightmares

by Lon Austin
Sitka baseball field is the culmination of countless years of dreaming but at what price Whenever I travel on vacation I look for interesting sports stories. While visiting Sitka, Alaska, this…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Charlie Barker competes in saddle bronc riding in last year's Northwest Professional Rodeo Association Finals. Barker scored 82 points on the ride to win the go round. Barker is once again in contention this year and is currently in second place in both saddle bronc riding and in the men's all around championship going into this weekend's finals.
Sep 19, 2014

Northwest Profesional Rodeo Association Finals start tonight

by Lon Austin
Many of the top cowboys and cowgirls in the Northwest are expected to compete in two-day finals When the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association Finals kick off Friday at the Crook County…



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