No surprise at all

No surprise at all

Culver grad Lewis shines in first decathlon To many at the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge, Nevin Lewis...

Coming on strong

Coming on strong

Buffs singles play starting to take off For the second half of the tennis season, the Madras...

Weather gets the best of Madras

Weather gets the best of Madras

Rain ruins offensive explosion After getting off to an 0-2 league start, Madras fastpitch coach...

Madras OHSET shines again

Madras OHSET shines again

Team places second, qualifies many for state championships Once again, the Madras Oregon High...

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Kyle Bender
April 23, 2014

CHS baseball in a good spot

by Jeff Wilson
Key SP2 league games up next This is going to be a key week for the Culver High baseball team, coach Nick Viggiano knew that going in. So it was important to get out to a good start and Monday…
April 23, 2014

MHS track progressing nicely

by Jeff Wilson
Boys team really starting to hit full gear Progression is the name of the game in track and field, especially for a young team. So at the halfway point of the season, Madras coach Melissa…
April 23, 2014

Bulldogs sit right where they need to

by Jeff Wilson
Things look good as season winds down With just four weeks left in the high school track and field season, Mike Dove has his Culver team right where he wants. “I like where we are at,” Dove said…
April 23, 2014

Madras baseball looks to get on a roll

by Jeff Wilson
Tri-Valley Conference wins will start to become important For the Madras High baseball team, almost isn’t going to cut it anymore. With the halfway point of Tri-Valley Conference play…
April 23, 2014

Perrydale roughs up Bulldogs, 26-5

by Jeff Wilson
Just when the Culver fastpitch team was taking huge steps forward, it took an even bigger one backwards. Having overcome a 0-9 start, the Bulldogs had put themselves in the thick of the…
April 23, 2014

Boys shake up lineup, get win over Molalla

by Jeff Wilson
After spending the first part of the season as a doubles partner with Obie Eriza, Madras senior Noel Cardenas has taken over the No. 1 singles spot for the White Buffalos has been playing well…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER  - Batting third in the Madras' lineup, junior Cody Shepherd has been churning out some quality at bats. He is also killing the ball and has driven in 15 runs so far this season.
April 16, 2014

On a hot streak

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs' Shepherd tearing it up lately Cody Shepherd knows that baseball is a game of failure. But so far this season, the Madras junior hasn’t experienced very much of it. No, he has been on the…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Adam Knepp produced another solid outing on Monday, but the Bulldogs couldn't score runs.
April 16, 2014

Country Christian hands CHS first league loss

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs drop from first place, but know they can play with states best They didn't win the first battle, but the Culver baseball team now knows that it will be around for the entire war.…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Former U.S. National Water Polo team goalie Genai Kerr, right, works with a member of the Central Oregon Polo Squad Sunday at the Madras Aquatic Center. Kerr held an all-day clinic for both the boys and girls 18U teams.
April 16, 2014

Madras water polo team gets season going

by Jeff Wilson
Former Olympian offers up some help It didn't take long for Aurora Gerhardt to get hooked on water polo. And Bobby DeRoest is hoping to find more just like her. As the Central Oregon Polo Squad…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras' Lorena Alonso rips a shot during a match last week against North Marion.
April 16, 2014

Buffs duo cruising through opponents

by Jeff Wilson
Dave Jordan's goal has always been to have some of his tennis players advance past the Tri-Valley Conference district tournament. He may have found the right pairing to do just that. Seniors…

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by: JEFF WILSON/ THE PIONEER - Culver sophomore Corey Sledge, seen here vaulting at the Culver Invite eariler this month, is closing in on the 14-foot mark.
Apr 16, 2014

The sky is the limit for Culver's Sledge

by Jeff Wilson
Corey Sledge said before the start of the 2014 track and field season his goal was to hit the 14-foot, 6-inch mark in the pole vault. To some, including his coach, that number seemed a little…
Apr 16, 2014

MHS boys take first

by Jeff Wilson
Running on a shortened schedule this year has not dampened the Madras track and field team results. The White Buffalos took first place in the boys division Saturday at the Burns Invitational,…
Apr 16, 2014

MHS fastpitch looks to rebound

by Jeff Wilson
It's easy for Madras fastpitch coach Charlie Brown to pinpoint just what has been ailing his team lately. It's the hits, or in the Buffs' case, a serious lack of them. "We can't hit the ball,"…
by: PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Members of the Madras High School 1977 girls basketball pose with a stuffed White Buffalo the team used to travel with. This group of players brought home the school's first girls state basketball title with an impressive run 37 years ago.
Apr 09, 2014

Reliving memories

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs state title team reunites for celebration It had been 37 years since Fran Moses stepped foot in the Pirate Palace on the campus of Marshfield High School in Coos Bay. A lot has changed…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Niki Andy, right, takes the baton from Myra Rentaria during the 1,600-meter relay last week in the Culver Invitational.
Apr 09, 2014

Off and running

by Jeff Wilson
Madras looks good in first meets of the year On the track, last week’s Culver Invite track and field meet went about as well as Madras coach Melissa Bowerman could have hoped for. Off the track,…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER  - MHS' Simon Sangha returns a shot during Saturday's tourney.
Apr 09, 2014

Buffs going through some growing pains

by Jeff Wilson
Chalk it up to a learning experience. That is how Simon Sangha and Jacob Rudd felt after Saturday's White Buffalo Invitational boys tennis tournament. And that is exactly what coach Margaret…
by: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras outfielder Keeley Brown works with Hope King during Saturday's fastpitch clinic.
Apr 09, 2014

MHS fastpitch looks to the future

by Jeff Wilson
Fastpitch softball, just like baseball, comes down to one simple thing — whichever team catches, hits and throws better wins. And with that in mind, members of the Madras fastpitch team, just…
Jered Pichette
Apr 09, 2014

Pichette, Stacona named all-state

by Jeff Wilson
Surprises come in many different forms, but the ones that Jered Pichette and Mariah Stacona got last week were some of the best. The Madras juniors were named to the Oregonian's Class 4A…
Apr 09, 2014

Right on track

by Jeff Wilson
It’s funny how time doesn’t seem to fly for the Culver girls track and field team. That seems to be the case after the Bulldogs opened the 2014 season last week at home with the Culver…
Apr 09, 2014

Culver baseball continues hot win streak

by Jeff Wilson
Bulldogs remain perfect in Special District 2 play Getting off to a good start was not only the hope, but a realistic goal for Nick Viggiano and his Culver baseball team. And his guys have not…




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