Staying the course

Staying the course

Quitting was never an option for this senior class At any point in the 2014 baseball season,...

Madras wraps up postseason berth

Madras wraps up postseason berth

Coming within six outs of securing a postseason baseball berth, and then suddenly losing that...

Pleasantly surprised

Pleasantly surprised

Bulldogs go 1-2 at district; 13 to state To say that Culver track coach Mike Dove was surprised...

Culver drops pair to Heppner

Culver drops pair to Heppner

Bulldogs close out year with two close losses The 2016 Culver softball season came to an end...

Locals survive St. George Ironman

Simon White wasn’t quite sure what Tom Norton was getting him into. After all, competing in...


Madras Sports

May 18, 2016

Ceciliani back in action

by Thomas Joyce
Activated off DL, former Buff back in Buffalo lineup PAWTUCKET — Strong Triple-A and Spring Training numbers show it and he will admit it: Madras native Darrell Ceciliani wants to prove he can…
May 18, 2016

Madras sends one to state

by Jeff Wilson
Miklo Hernandez extended his high school athletic career by one more week by placing second in the 400-meter run at the Tri Valley Conference district meet last week in Gladstone. Hernandez…
May 18, 2016

Hammond advances to state meet

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras contingent that will head to this week’s state tennis tournament in Corvallis will be a small, but happy one. Foreign exchange student Lucianna Cellabos-Hammond, who hails from…


May 18, 2016

Buffs split final games

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras softball team closed out its 2016 season last week by going 1-1 in its final two Tri Valley Conference contests. Madras, with coach Shawna McConnell back after a two-year hiatus, beat…
SUBMITTED  PHOTO - All 18 players that made it to last week's tryouts in Los Angeles gather for a photo. Madras' Jonathan Reynoso, second row, second from the left, was part of the group.
May 11, 2016

Reynoso just short of Sueño MLS bid

by Jeff Wilson
Madras sophomore does not advance past soccer team's Los Angeles tryout Madras sophomore Jonathan Reynoso’s bid to join Sueño MLS fell just a bit short last week. Reynoso was just one of 18…
LON AUSTIN/THE PIONEER - Bryce Rehwinkel gets mobbed by teammates after hitting a home run Friday against Crook County.
May 11, 2016

Buffs control own fate

by Jeff Wilson
Madras can secure a playoff spot this week When it comes to Madras baseball, how the Buffs approach things determines their success or lack thereof. Lately, that approach has brought way more…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras junior Chloe Martin rips a shot that scored Kaliyah Iverson and gave the Buffs a 2-0 lead late in Friday's game against Crook County. The Cowgirls would score four runs in the seventh to steal a win.
May 11, 2016

Buffs wind down year

by Jeff Wilson
Madras has shot to place fourth in TVC Shawna McConnell is sure about one thing, there is no quit in her Madras softball team. The Buffs put on one of their best showings Friday, pushing…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Brogan Alegre, left, moves out of the way of Culver teammate Weston Basl as Basl makes a play on a fly ball during Friday's Special District 6 doubleheader against Dufur.
May 11, 2016

Dufur sweeps past Bulldogs

by Jeff Wilson
When Culver opened Special District 6 play with a 5-3 win over Sherman back on April 12, the sky seemed the limit for the Bulldogs. But after being swept by Dufur last week in a three-game…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver's Tristen Barry applies a tag on a Burns player at first.
May 11, 2016

Burns takes three from Culver

by Jeff Wilson
For the Culver softball team, the hard part is over. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, that means there isn’t much time left in the 2016 season. Playing through maybe the hardest conference…
May 11, 2016

State spots on the line this week

by Jeff Wilson
Track, tennis compete at conference tournaments While the regular season for spring sports winds down this week for most participants, a select few will try to add an extra week to their seasons…

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May 11, 2016

Jefferson Co. 4-H shooters head to state

by Jeff Wilson
Group of 13 qualify through mail-in tourney The Jefferson County 4-H Shooting Sports Club saw 13 of its members qualify for the state meet after the club participated in the state mail-in…
MARY BRAVO PHOTO - Jonathan Reynoso talks with friends during his tryout with Sueño MLS two weeks ago at Providence Park in Portland. Reynoso was one of six players invited to Los Angeles this week for another round of tryouts.
May 04, 2016

Chasing dreams

by Jeff Wilson
Reynoso hopes his comes true in LA For most, being just one of six players selected out of a group of 400, in pretty much any scenario, would be a dream. Jonathan Reynoso is living that very…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Tyler Anderson, left, glides by another runner during the 3,000-meter run Saturday at the Madras Invitational.
May 04, 2016

Anderson right on track

by Jeff Wilson
MHS soph primed for state run in distance events As a distance runner, Tyler Anderson is used to maintaining a proper pace. And after the events of the last couple of weeks, both Anderson and…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras' Celeste Morning Owl dives back safely into first during Friday's Tri Valley Conference softball game against Gladstone. The Buffs played tough, but ended up losing 10-8.
May 04, 2016

Buffs come up short through here

by Jeff Wilson
As the Tri Valley Conference softball season nears its conclusion, the Madras White Buffalos find themselves in need of some victories if the postseason is to become a reality. After going 2-2…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver's Jessica Johnson, left, takes the baton from Hannah Lewis during the 1,600-meter relay Saturday at the Madras Invitational.
May 04, 2016

Bulldogs ready for districts

by Jeff Wilson
It’s go time for the Culver track team and by all accounts, the Bulldogs are ready to go. Culver made a strong showing at the Madras Invitational last Saturday, and despite having a few kids not…
May 04, 2016

Dogs look to close out strong

by Jeff Wilson
With the playoffs now out of reach, first-year Culver softball coach Carly Clark is looking to jump start this season with a strong finish. The Bulldogs are coming off a brutal stretch of…
May 04, 2016

Madras stays in the playoff hunt

by Jeff Wilson
Madras baseball coach Sam McCormick is one that likes to see his team finish strong. The Buffs need to do just that over the next two weeks in order to extend their baseball season. Madras…
May 04, 2016

MHS tennis eyes districts

by Jeff Wilson
The Madras boys and girls tennis teams closed out their regular season schedule last week and now turn their attention to the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 2 tournament, May 12-14 at the Portland…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver's Emma Knepp had a solid week, winning the 800 at Madras on Thursday, and then taking first in the 2,000 steepchase Saturday at the Summit Invite.
Apr 28, 2016

Sledge tops 2A pole vault mark

by Jeff Wilson
Culver senior clears 16-2 at Madras meet Corey Sledge has had the number 16-06 in his head for about a year now. It’s the height that the Culver senior set as his goal for his final year…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras coach Sam McCormick congratulates Chad Thurby after the sophomore hit his first career home run while playing for the Buff varsity.
Apr 28, 2016

Cruising right along

by Jeff Wilson
Buffs go 3-0 last week, move into second place It may not have been very pretty baseball, but then baseball doesn’t need to be pretty to work. The Madras group of nine found that out last week…