Madras boys clinch playoff bid in win over Crook County

Madras boys clinch playoff bid in win over Crook County

With a playoff spot on the line for both teams, the White Buffalos beat the Cowboys 80-49; Madras...

Buffs blow by Cowgirls at home

Buffs blow by Cowgirls at home

Madras girls' hot shooting helps them to a 61-38 victory over Crook County; Buffs head to Cottage...

One more equals four

One more equals four

Culver senior Marco Retano has put himself in position to complete the rare feat of four state...

Garrett Webb walks off a state champion

Garrett Webb walks off a state champion

Madras senior ends prep career with win in 50 free, second place in 100 breast.

Culver locks up 16th straight district wrestling title

Culver locks up 16th straight district wrestling title

Bulldogs will send 13 wrestlers to state tournament, including five first timers.

Culver girls see their season conclude in Pendleton

Culver girls see their season conclude in Pendleton

Foul trouble hurts Bulldogs in CBC District Tournament loss to Weston-McEwen.


Madras Sports

LON AUSTIN/FOR THE PIONEER - Harrison Manu feels much calmer now than he did at this time last year.
February 22, 2017

All eyes on Manu

by Will Denner
Harrison Manu, the Madras junior wrestler, will once again be the team's lone state representative.
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Clackamas' Cole Turner (left) and the Cavaliers moved up to No. 3 in the OSAA's latest Class 6A boys basketball power rankings, trailing only Jefferson and West Linn.
February 16, 2017

Clackamas boys climb to No. 3 in latest Class 6A boys basketball…

by Miles Vance
The Cavaliers leapfrog West Salem and North Medford to rise to third
PMG PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Banks' Aspen Slifka and the Braves solidified their hold on second place in the latest OSAA Class 4A girls basketball power rankings, winning its last four games in a row.
February 16, 2017

South Salem girls rise to second behind Southridge in latest…

by Miles Vance
Grant's girls fall to No. 3 after losing a league game to Benson


WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - From left, Culver wrestling's senior group of Seth Abbas, Jaiden Jones, Mack Little, Marco Retano, Jace Oppenlander and Saxton Schaffner enter their last 2A/1A District Tournament this weekend.
February 15, 2017

Self-made seniors

by Will Denner
Culver's senior class of wrestlers is one of the Bulldogs' best. But where they came from, and how they reached this point, makes them a unique bunch.
MATT RAWLINGS/FOR THE PIONEER - Thursday's game featured a matchup between two of the TVC's top guards in Corbett senior Rhiley Fritz, left, and Madras junior Lynden Harry, right. But it was Harry who got the better of Fritz with a game-high 31 points and a win for her team.
February 15, 2017

Madras girls secure crucial road win over Corbett

by Matt Rawlings
Buffs hold tiebreaker over Cardinals; can finish no worse than third in the Tri-Valley Conference.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - From left, inductees and representatives of the first Madras Athletics Hall of Fame class Dominique Easterling, Bill Machamer, Jim Ellsbury, Larry Fivecoat, Kim Manion, Don Boyle and Bonnie Souers are introduced at halftime of the Madras boys basketball game last Friday.
February 15, 2017

Madras athletes inducted into Hall of Fame

by Will Denner
First hall class spans 50 years of White Buffalo standouts.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras junior Chad Thurby, front, helped spark a 16-2 Buffs run in the third quarter, and they led 43-37 entering the fourth. Thurby and Kanim Smith led Madras with 12 points apiece.
February 17, 2017

Corbett topples Madras boys on senior night

by Will Denner
Buffs hold league tiebreakers over Crook County, Molalla; must win Tuesday at Crook County to make the 4A play-in game.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Teammates mob Joie VanAlstyne (4) after she banked in the go-ahead basket with only seconds remaining in overtime. The shot propelled the Bulldogs to a 46-44 win over Weston-McEwen, a team they had never beaten in league until Saturday.
February 15, 2017

Culver sends off girls basketball seniors with a win

by Will Denner
Bulldogs knock off Weston-McEwen on senior night; CBC District Tournament begins Friday night
LON AUSTIN/FOR THE PIONEER - The Buffs' 182 wrestler, Harrison Manu, top, pinned Estacada's Hunter Gotchall, bottom, in the consolation semifinals before winning the third-place match against Jaxson Rhoden of Crook County. This will be Manu's second year in a row at state, after he qualified last season as a sophomore.
February 15, 2017

Two Madras wrestlers move on to State Tournament

by Will Denner
Quentin Scott takes first, Harrison Manu third at 4A Special District 2 Tournament last weekend
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Culver boys basketball seniors, from left, Tony Olivares, Ian Stevens, Mike Davis and Chris Munoz-Toledo pose as all four checked in during the fourth quarter against Weston-McEwen last Saturday on senior night.
February 15, 2017

Bulldogs boys end season

by Will Denner
Culver finishes with 1-18 record, but has plenty to build on for seasons to come.

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CONNER WILLIAMS/FOR THE PIONEER - The 200 medley relay team of Julia Martinez (diving), Jessa Hocker, Melissa Field and Gabi Smith dropped nine seconds from prelims to finals.
Feb 15, 2017

Madras swimmers fare well at 4A district meet

by Will Denner
Buffs will send two to state meet this weekend at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras forward Shae Yeahquo (35) weaves around an Estacada defender Friday at home. The Buffs lost the game 61-44.
Feb 15, 2017

Buffs boys stil in the playoff hunt

by Will Denner
Madras plays host to Corbett Thursday before wrapping up the regular season Tuesday at Crook County.
PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Sherwood's Jace Sucher puts up a shot between Lake Oswego's Brooks Boutwell (left) and Sterling Roberts during Lake Oswego's 59-45 win at Lake Oswego High School on Friday.
Feb 10, 2017

Feb. 10 high school basketball scores are here

by Miles Vance
The stakes are higher than ever as teams fight for playoff spots
Feb 09, 2017

Jefferson boys still No. 1, Tualatin joins top 10 in latest…

by Miles Vance
Clackamas also moves into the state's top five with 10 straight wins
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Matt Krueger (middle) puts up a shot in the post surrounded by four Crook County defenders. The Culver junior finished with five points and nine rebounds, while also committing no turnovers.
Feb 08, 2017

Culver boys win big

by Will Denner
Bulldogs pick up first victory of the season, 49-21, over Crook County JV last Monday at home.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Clockwise from top left, Mack Little's father and coach, Shea, mother, Naomi, and younger brothers, Cole and Brody, gathered in Culver's gym Wednesday as Little signed his National Letter of Intent with WOU.
Feb 08, 2017

Culver football's Mack Little signs with Western Oregon…

by Will Denner
First team all-CBC linebacker and offensive guard recruited by Wolves as an inside linebacker.
PHOTO COURTESY OF TIM NELSON - Gabi Smith posted freestyle times of 29.00 in the 50 and 1:05.13 in the 100 last weekend at the Madras Aquatic Center. Smith's continued improvement and hard-working mentality has impressed her coaches, Tim and Sara Nelson.
Feb 08, 2017

Madras Swim Team continues to shine

by Will Denner
Records fall, personal bests and state qualifying times set at home meet last weekend.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Catalino LeClaire, top, along with his twin brother, Thomas LeClaire, both have a good shot of placing at districts. 'Those guys keep getting a little bit better each week,' head coach Cameron Mitchem said. 'They're going to be in the hunt when it comes to regional time.'
Feb 08, 2017

Several Buffs wrestlers fare well at Cottage Grove

by Will Denner
Madras looks ahead to district tournament this Friday and Saturday in Scappoose.
WILL DENNER/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras freshman Jiana Smith-Francis (24) looks to pass in the first quarter against Gladstone.
Feb 08, 2017

Girls basketball PHOTOS: Gladstone 60, Madras 50

by Will Denner
The Madras White Buffalos fell to the Gladstone Gladiators Tuesday night at home.
Feb 08, 2017

Inaugural Madras Athletics Hall of Fame Class to be celebrated…

by Madras Pioneer
Inductees will be introduced at halftime of basketball game; reception to follow.