High expectations

High expectations

'State or bust' sums up girls' desire Most teams form some sort of a motto or saying to help...

High expectations

High expectations

With Pichette back, Buffs look to improve With one final chance to make a dream come true, Jered...

Dominant Dogs

Dominant Dogs

Culver runs away with own tourney title; Buffs seventh Monday afternoons in the Culver wrestling...

Madras wrestlers on quest for titles

Madras wrestlers on quest for titles

Every sports season begins with mostly unknows. That’s not the case this year for the Madras...

Bulldogs even record

Bulldogs even record

Girls win twice; boys still winless Scott Fritz knew it was only a matter of time before his...

Ready to rumble

Ready to rumble

Canyon Rumble Frozen Half Marathon brings in runners from around region It isn’t everyone...


Madras Sports

December 17, 2014

Buffs get season going

by Jeff Wilson
Madras got its boys basketball season off to a solid start last week, splitting a pair of road games with Sisters and Henley. After being forced to postpone two games and a slew of practices…
December 17, 2014

MHS girls split openers

by Jeff Wilson
After waiting for what may have seemed like an eternity, the Madras girls basketball team finally got to play some games last week, going 1-1 in nonconference action. The Buffs, who endured a…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - With two returning state champs and a host of others that either qualified or placed at state in 2014, including Levi Vincent, seen here during the district tournament last year, the Bulldogs are poised to make a run at another state wrestling team title.
December 10, 2014

Bulldogs ready to rock

by Jeff Wilson
Loaded with talent, CHS has sights on another wrestling title Success breeds success. No one knows that more than the Culver wrestling team. Coming off the program’s seventh state title in 2014,…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - With all five starters returning, including Emma Hoke, with the ball, being guarded by Andrea Retano, the Dogs have playoff aspirations this season.
December 10, 2014

Controlled chaos

by Jeff Wilson
Culver girls want to turn up the pressure This year’s version of the Culver girls basketball team has nothing to hide. In fact, they are letting the entire region know just what they will be all…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER  - Culver coach Brennan Whitaker watches as Chance Mueller completes a drill during practice last week.
December 10, 2014

Behind the 8 ball

by Jeff Wilson
CHS boys already have a lot to overcome Everyone likes a challenge. But the Culver Bulldogs know all too well that not all challenges are fair. Despite coming off a season that saw them struggle…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Andy Winkleblack, of Bend, smiles as he passes in front of the Jefferson County Library Band while emerging from Willow Creek Canyon during Saturday's Canyon Rumble Frozen Half Marathon run. Warmer weather brought out more than 90 participants for this year's run. The band, which was situated just east of the railroad trestle on C Street, played Christmas tunes as the runners made their way up out of the canyon and into the city.
December 10, 2014

Dozens rumble through canyon

by Jeff Wilson
Close to 100 participate in annual half marathon/10K Better weather brought out a bigger crowd at this year’s Canton Rumble Frozen Half Marathon run, held Saturday in Madras. Almost 100 people…
December 10, 2014

CHS wrestling off to solid start

by Jeff Wilson
CHS basketball teams drop season openers; Madras finally gets going If the Culver wrestling team was wondering just how good it could be this year, the start of the 2014-15 season brought a…
Photo Credit: PIONEER FILE  PHOTO - One of the 701 kills Culver's Shealene Little puts away this season was this one against Kennedy at the 2A state tournament last month. Little was named 2A Player of the Year for a second time. She won the award in 2012.
December 03, 2014

Little tops all-state list, again

by Jeff Wilson
CHS outside hitter named POY; three others named to team For the second time in three years, Culver outside hitter Shealene Little has been named the Class 2A Volleyball Player of the Year. The…
Photo Credit: PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Alexis Urbach capped off her senior volleyball season with a place on the 4A all-state team.
December 03, 2014

Urbach earns first-team 4A all-state recognition

by Jeff Wilson
Mauritson selected to second team The season of firsts keeps coming for the Madras volleyball team. On the heels of its best-ever state placing last month, the White Buffalos have now been…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Clay McClure, making a tackle, was named all-conference twice, while teammates Kyle Easterly (51) and Mack Little (57) were also on the list.
December 03, 2014

Dogs rule all-league

by Jeff Wilson
Culver grabs 14 spots on Columbia Basin list Clay McClure and Tristan Bogart lead a list of 11 Culver football players that were named to the Columbia Basin Conference all-league team. McClure…

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Dec 03, 2014

Buffs dot TVC all-league selections

by Jeff Wilson
Culver's Carlos Martinez named Special District 4 boys soccer MVP Oved Felix and Mario Urieta head a list of eight White Buffalo players to be named to the Tri-Valley Conference all-conference…
Dec 03, 2014

There is plenty of inspiration for Rumble run

by Trevor Groves
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego is a sprawling complex of barracks, sand and asphalt. All young men living west of the Mississippi who hope to earn the title Marine will step off a…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sophie Gemelas, right, and Amanda Barrett try to block a shot before it gets to Madras goalkeeper Maya Hoaglin during Saturday's title game.
Nov 19, 2014

Buffs claim state

by Jeff Wilson
Water polo team rolls to 5A/4A crown Doug Calvin asked his girls a for just a little more effort last weekend. He got just what he wanted. Aurora Gerhardt and Sophie Gemelas combined to score 21…
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Nov 19, 2014

Signing on the Dotted Line

by Jeff Wilson
Three seniors from the Madras High volleyball team signed national letters of intent last week, kicking off the November signing period. From left, Alexis Urbach, Elle Renault and Shelby…
Nov 19, 2014

Winter sports season is here

by Jeff Wilson
Inclement weather may have put a hold on the beginning of the 2014-2015 high school sports for now, but athletes in Madras and Culver will hit the courts, mats and pool at some point this week.…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Shealene Little, center, hugs Margie Beeler while other Bulldogs celebrate after beating Kennedy Saturday at the Class 2A state volleyball tournament Saturday in Redmond. The Bulldogs have taken home four trophies over the last four years.
Nov 12, 2014

Bulldogs take third

by Jeff Wilson
Culver places at state for fourth year in a row With the dream of a state title gone, the Culver volleyball team needed a little boost to get itself ready to play Saturday. Kennedy provided just…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Shealene Little rips a shot past two Kennedy defenders during Saturday's third/fifth place game at the state tournament.
Nov 12, 2014

Shealene Little caps off career with style

by Jeff Wilson
Senior goes out on one last kill shot It was fitting how Culver's state volleyball tournament ride ended Saturday afternoon — on a Shealene Little kill. Like she had done so many times before,…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/THE PIONEER - Madras players celebrate a big point during Saturday's action. The White Buffalos overcame a first-round loss on Friday to win two matches Saturday and finished fourth, the best showing in the school's history.
Nov 12, 2014

Buffs secure state trophy

by Jeff Wilson
MHS overcomes early loss, takes fourth place Losing a key part of your team in the opening round of the state volleyball tournament would enough to derail most teams. When it happened to Madras…
Nov 12, 2014

Culver football moving in right direction

by Jeff Wilson
The rebuilding of the Culver football program took another step forward last week. No, the Bulldogs did not upset the second-ranked Knappa Loggers Friday night in Astoria, but the fact that…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The Little family, clockwise from top left, Shea, Shealene, Naomi, Cole, Brody and Mack, have put their all into helping Shealene achieve her volleyball dreams. Along the way, they found Culver to be home.
Nov 05, 2014

Family affair

by Jeff Wilson
For the Littles, it has always been the clan first, always At just 14 years old, Shealene Little had already lived in 17 different houses. As the daughter of a former professional football…




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