Scott, Aggies bounced  from NCAA tourney

Scott, Aggies bounced from NCAA tourney

Former Madras standout gets first taste of NCAA Tournament The New Mexico State women’s...

Bulldogs don't waste any time

Bulldogs don't waste any time

Needing 11 tries last year, Dogs open season with win What a difference a year makes. And having...

A so-so beginning

A so-so beginning

Dogs bounce back from rough first day of games Culver’s start to the 2015 season was about...

Young Buffs look to make some noise

Young Buffs look to make some noise

For once in a long time, Madras boys tennis coach Margaret Kincaid has something everyone else...

Buff softball ready to rock

Buff softball ready to rock

Slow start not a concern for a team looking to make playoffs It may not seem like it right now,...

The pieces are in place

The pieces are in place

Despite coming off a 5-20 year, Buff baseball ready to contend It might not seem like a 5-20...

Back in action

Back in action

Gemelas, Young on the court again Dave Jordan is a man that likes the simple things in life....


Madras Sports

March 25, 2015

Madras track off and running

by Jeff Wilson
Boys fourth, girls fifth in first meet of the season If the first meet is any indication, the Madras track teams should be in good shape this season. Three Madras boys won individual titles last…
March 25, 2015

CHS track off to slow start

by Jeff Wilson
The good thing for the Culver track and field team is that the year’s first meet will be far from the highlight of its season. The Bulldogs got their 2015 season off to a bit of a slow start…
March 25, 2015

Quinn, Young compete in all-star tourney

by Jeff Wilson
Madras High seniors Katie Quinn and Jenni Young competed in the High School All-Stars Bowling Tournament at PinbusterZ in Portland on March 7 and 8. The all-star tournament was made up of boys…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras senior Jered Pichette drives to the basket during the fourth/sixth place game Saturday in Hillsboro.
March 18, 2015

Buffs bring home a trophy

by Jeff Wilson
Madras boys score first piece of state hardware since '00 If a movie was made from the footage shot of the Madras boys basketball team last week at the Class 4A state tournament, its title could…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver junior Corey Sledge is out to claim his second pole vaultling state title this season. He has his sights set on clearing 16 feet before the season comes to an end.
March 18, 2015

Flying high, again

by Jeff Wilson
Sledge, distance runners to pace Bulldogs It’s a beautiful spring day and members of the Culver track and field teams are off in their groups, doing their work. The only real problem is the…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver assistant coach Brennan Whitaker oversees a defensive drill during practice. The Bulldogs will focus on playing better defense this season.
March 18, 2015

Dogs look to get defensive

by Jeff Wilson
Cutting down on runs allowed key to success If there was any one statistic that sums up the 2014 Culver baseball season, it’s the numberof runs allowed — all 181 of them. But even more telling…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Freshman Alesha Freeman gives the Bulldogs depth up the middle.
March 18, 2015

Softball team has lofty goals

by Jeff Wilson
More numbers mean more options this year Last season was last season. That’s Jack Layton’s best philosphy when it comes to Culver fastpitch. It’s not like the second-year coach, back for a…
March 18, 2015

TVC tabs Pichette as its Player of the Year

by Jeff Wilson
MHS boys have five named all-league It’s the basketball awards season and that means Jered Pichette is about to hear his named called, a lot. The White Buffalo senior is fresh off helping his…
March 18, 2015

Stacona repeats as league's top player

by Jeff Wilson
Senior one of four Buffs on TVC list For the second time in as many years, Madras senior Mariah Stacona has been named the Tri-Valley Confernce girls Player of the Year. The league’s top player…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras High School students and parents make their presence felt Friday night in Sutherlin. A group of fans, including the entire girls basketball team, made the trip to the Class 4A first-round state tournament game to cheer on the White Buffalos. And their team gave them plenty to cheer about. For the first time since 2003, Madras advanced to the tournament's final destination site with a 48-43 win over the Bulldogs.
March 17, 2015

Just like old times

by Jeff Wilson
Madras boys back in final eight for first time since '03 It may have not been very pretty, but in the end, it really did matter. What did matter Friday night was what the scoreboard inside the…

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JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras actually played some solid defense Saturday night, but Cascade still managed to score at will.
Mar 17, 2015

A valiant fight

by Jeff Wilson
Madras girls go all out against No. 4 Cascade, come up short Sometimes even a team’s best isn’t quite good enough. That was true Saturday night for the Madras girls basketball team. No matter…
Mar 17, 2015

OSAA needs to rethink state sites

by Jeff Wilson
Part of the joy that comes with being a high school athlete is the reward that comes at the end of the season. If you are lucky enough to be a part of a team that advances into the postseason,…
Mar 17, 2015

Two Dogs named to girls all-league team

by Jeff Wilson
Lewis receives first-team nod, Fritz tabbed as a HM Culver juniors Hannah Lewis and Alysha Fritz were named to the 2A Columbia Basin Conference all-conference basketball team. Lewis was named to…
Mar 17, 2015

Knepp lone Bulldog on boys all-league team

by Jeff Wilson
Culver senior Adam Knepp was the lone Bulldog named to the 2014-15 2A Columbia Basin Conference all-conference basketball team. Knepp, a post player for the Bulldogs, was a honorable mention…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Culver senior Clay McClure secures his place in history with a third individual state title Saturday during the Oregon Wrestling Championships. McClure won three titles in three different weight classes.
Mar 04, 2015

Twice as nice

by Jeff Wilson
Culver claims second consecutive state title; 8th in last nine years Holding a comfortable, yet not quite demanding lead entering the championship round of matches at the 2A/1A state wrestling…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras freshman Lynden Harry drives past a Molalla opponent on her way to another basket. Harry scored 14 points in Friday's play-in game.
Mar 04, 2015

Madras state bound

by Jeff Wilson
Girls back in round of 16 for a second time To say Zach Lillebo was nervous before last week’s Class 4A girls basketball play-in game would be, well, an understatement. Lillebo, the first-year…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Sean Leriche (12) and Devon Wolfe (32) combine to block a shot attempt by a Stayton player during Friday night's Class 4A play-in game.
Mar 04, 2015

Madras state bound

by Jeff Wilson
Boys happy to make trip back to big dance Shorthanded is not the thing to be at this point of the basketball season. But that’s just where the Madras boys basketball team finds itself heading…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Mariah Stacona may be the best defender in the Tri-Valley Conference.
Mar 04, 2015

Pichette, Stacona are two of a kind

by Jeff Wilson
I have been a sports journalist for a lot of years, more than I care to count. While I have covered virtually every sport ever conceived, and some things that I don’t consider a sport, I have…
Mar 04, 2015

Unsung heros pile up points at state

by Jeff Wilson
The participants in the finals of the Oregon Wrestling Championships usually have the biggest crowds making the loudest cheers during their matches. Those select few that make it to the final…
Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/THE PIONEER - Madras senior Jarred DuPont went 1-2 at his final state tournament.
Mar 04, 2015

Buffs make progress at state wrestling

by Jeff Wilson
Madras closed out its 2014-15 wrestling season with not an impressive showing at that state tournament in Portland, but an improvement over last year. With four wrestlers qualified, Bryce…




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