Team-wide effort leads Madras to win over Estacada

Team-wide effort leads Madras to win over Estacada

Eight of nine Buffs get on the board in a balanced offensive game.

PHOTOS: Culver 66, La Pine 11 (duals)

PHOTOS: Culver 66, La Pine 11 (duals)

The Bulldogs wrestling team battled 3A La Pine at the Highway 97 Classic in Culver.

Madras swimmers hold their own at home

Madras swimmers hold their own at home

Boys place third, girls take fifth at White Buffalo Classic in front of the MAC crowd.

Culver girls sweep league-opening weekend

Culver girls sweep league-opening weekend

Bulldogs grind out gritty wins against Pilot Rock, Stanfield at home.

Dominant Bulldogs earn another Oregon Wrestling Classic title

Dominant Bulldogs earn another Oregon Wrestling Classic title

Culver wrestling win 12th consecutive OWC title, defeats Lowell in the finals.


Madras Sports

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville senior boys basketball player Zach Reichle led the Wildcats with 28 points against La Salle.
January 23, 2017

Friday's top five: A look back at the five biggest basketball…

by Miles Vance
Jesuit girls, Wilsonville boys post big wins on Friday night
PMG PHOTO: COREY BUCHANAN - Wilsonville senior Zac Woodworth and the top-ranked Wildcats will be back in action tonight (Friday, Jan. 20) when they host No. 9 La Salle at 7:15 p.m.
January 20, 2017

High school basketball gets back in business for Jan. 20

by Miles Vance
Pamplin Media Group's sports editors, reporters and photographers will be out in force tonight
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Weston Basl (3) crosses over a Pilot Rock defender in the second half of Friday's game.
January 18, 2017

Culver boys start strong, finish flat

by Will Denner
Bulldogs show promise early in first two league games before turnovers cost them.


January 18, 2017

Culver wrestlers shift focus to Reser's Tourney

by Will Denner
The stacked tournament field includes four of the previous five team state champions.
FLYER COURTESY OF SAM MCCORMICK - White Buffalo Youth Baseball tryouts will be held Sunday, Feb. 5, in Bend.
January 18, 2017

Travel youth baseball returns to Jefferson County

by Will Denner
The program, headed by Madras High baseball coach Sam McCormick, will field three teams this season.
BILL VOLLMER/FOR THE PIONEER - The annual Elks Hoop Shoot took place Saturday, Jan. 14, at Jefferson County Middle School. Above, from left, 8 and 9-year-old boys participants Andreaz Plazola, Reed Simmelink and Bryson Thornton-Palomo pose with their trophies.
January 18, 2017

Elks Hoop Shoot results

by Madras Pioneer
Kids ages 8-13 competed in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot at Jefferson County Middle School last Saturday.
LON AUSTIN/FOR THE PIONEER - Marco Retano, left, was one of five Bulldogs to win his division at the Jo-Hi Tournament last weekend. Retano bested Crane's Johnson Warren in the 160 finals, winning by fall in 1 minute, 11 seconds.
January 11, 2017

Culver takes Jo-Hi team title

by Will Denner
Bulldogs win meet by over 100 points behind five first-place finishers.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Without their point guard and leader, Aaron Winishut (front), the Buffs are trying to regroup and move forward.
January 11, 2017

Buffs a team in transition

by Will Denner
Slow start dooms Madras boys in loss to Mountain View.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Against Mountain View, Lynden Harry (15) once again led the Buffs in scoring with 17 points. While other offense has come and gone this season, Harry has been the team's most consistent scorer.
January 11, 2017

Madras girls grind out road win

by Will Denner
Buffs erase 10-point halftime deficit against Mountain View, pull out 53-50 win.
January 11, 2017

Culver freshmen make early impacts

by Will Denner
Several fresh faces on the Bulldogs break out in recent weeks.

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Jan 11, 2017

Culver girls enter CBC play 8-4

by Will Denner
With more school days canceled and two coaches involved in a car accident, Bulldogs have an up and down week.
Jan 11, 2017

Madras Swim Team beats several team records

by Will Denner
Madras swimmers had plenty to be proud of at last weekend's meet in McMinnville.
Jan 11, 2017

Madras wrestling finishes sixth at Bend Invitational

by Will Denner
Buffs enter seven wrestlers in varsity bracket, get three on the podium.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Despite a couple recurring issues showing up in the tournament title game against host Sisters, the Buffs won their first two games, which included a double-digit comeback entering the fourth quarter against Mazama and a huge third quarter against Crook County.
Jan 04, 2017

Madras boys eye bigger picture

by Will Denner
A 2-1 record at the Sisters Tournament was promising, but
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras put together a complete game against Crook County in its last game of the tournament. Jackie Zamora (12) chipped in 12 points and had another strong defensive outing.
Jan 04, 2017

Madras girls end 2016 on positive note

by Will Denner
After two tough losses in Sisters, Buffs bounce back against Crook County
E.J. HARRIS/FOR THE PIONEER - Harrison Manu, seen here wrestling Irrigon's Brady Romero at the Rollin Schimmel Memorial, chose to drop down to the 182-pound division from 195 in advance of last weekend's tournament. The decision paid off. Manu took first place and won all of his matches by fall.
Jan 04, 2017

Coach's message gets through to Madras wrestlers

by Will Denner
Buffs improve from first to second day at Rollin Schimmel Memorial Tournament
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Along with Irma Retano and Mia Gamboa, Jessica Johnson (25) played an important part in the Bulldogs' 2-1 tournament record. Johnson led the team with 11 points in a low-scoring 29-26 win over Lost River to conclude the weekend.
Jan 04, 2017

Culver fares well in talent-rich tourney

by Will Denner
Crusader New Year Invitational showcases tough 2A and 3A teams statewide that could make playoff runs
Jan 04, 2017

Denner: Egos aside, two coaches find balance at Culver

by Will Denner
Scott Fritz and Rene Houle make unusual transition a smooth one
Jan 04, 2017

Culver among top 10 at massive Sierra Nevada Classic

by Will Denner
Bulldogs get team-wide contributions in Reno, including a few freshman points scored
Jan 04, 2017

Struggles continue for Culver boys at Crusader Tourney

by Will Denner
Bulldogs aim to clean up defense and careless turnovers before league play begins