Buffs close out strong

Buffs close out strong

Softball comes up just short of playoff berth The Madras softball team saved its best stuff for...

Coming up large here

Coming up large here

Sullivan, Stacona headed to Eugene As expected, many events in last week’s Tri Valley...

Culver set for state

Culver set for state

Bulldogs taking 11 kids to Class 2A meet It could be a showdown of epic proportions. And...

Pichette-Eriza headed to state

Pichette-Eriza headed to state

Buffs' No.1 doubles team first to advance in a decade or more For Margaret Kincaid, the week...

In the right direction

In the right direction

Buffs happy with continued improvements Baseball players would play everyday if they could. And...

Alley named coach of the year

Alley named coach of the year

Culver wrestling mentor receives award from national group J.D. Alley has never been into...

Brown named AD of the year

Brown named AD of the year

Madras athletic director honored for second time Evan Brown isn’t one for individual...


Madras Sports

May 13, 2015

Ceciliani off to great AAA start

by Jeff Wilson
Former Madras standout playing outfield for the Las Vegas 51s outfield Darrell Ceciliani continues to work his way up the baseball ladder. And he is getting ever closer to the top. The former…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - The memebrs of the top two Madras boys doubles team, from left, Simon Singha, Obie Eriza, Jered Pichette and Omar Dominguez, hope to advance to state during next week's district tournament.
May 06, 2015

All or nothing

by Jeff Wilson
Spots at state on the line next week It has been longer than anyone wants to imagine since Madras has sent a tennis player or team to the state tournament. With the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Special…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER  - Madras' Celeste Morning Owl appears to put a tag on a Gladstone runner at third base during Friday afternoon's Tri-Valley Conference game. But the umpire called the Gladiator safe, helping Gladstone on to a 6-1 win.
May 06, 2015

Buffs earn league wins

by Jeff Wilson
Sweep of Molalla was great, but Gladstone posed problems Charles Brown wanted just two things from his Madras softball team last week — play clean in the field and make good contact at the…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Alec McDonald was solid through the first part of Monday's game against Gladstone.
May 06, 2015

Madras pushes Gladiators to breaking point

by Jeff Wilson
Seventh-inning rally falls short, but Buffs stay positive The goal, the season goal set by Madras baseball coach Sam McCormick, is to get better with each game. Although mired in a six-game…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER FILE - Adam Knepp fires to the plate Saturday during the first game of a doubleheader between Dufur and the Bulldogs. Knepp struck out 11 in the game, but the Dogs lost 6-1.
May 06, 2015

Dogs push Dufur

by Jeff Wilson
Culver doesn't lay down for No. 3 team It hasn’t been the best of times for the Culver baseball team. But Saturday’s doubleheader loss to third-ranked Dufur did seem to back up one thing the…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras' Elle Renault lets loose on a javelin throw Thursday at the Tri Valley Conference district preview meet. Renault won the event and set a new school record with a throw of 122-01.
May 06, 2015

Crunch time

by Jeff Wilson
With the district meet looming, Buffs try to find their form Elle Renault knew it as soon as she let her javelin go, the throw was a good one. The smile on her face told the whole story. But…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Despite a day that saw all four seasons of weather come and go, the Culver track & field team competed with some of the region's best athletes Saturday in Bend at the Summit Invitational. Corey Sledge, top, didn't have his best day in the pole vault, and ended up clearing just 13-feet-6 to place fifth. He said he is lacking the right pole at this point in the season and needs to find one to hit his goal of 15-6.
May 06, 2015

Bulldogs rolling on

by Jeff Wilson
With just a few meets left, Culver track team rounding into form The Culver track team survived the best that Mother Nature had to offer Saturday at the Summit Invitational. The Bulldogs, along…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Andrea Retano, a three-sport star from Culver, signs her NCAA National Letter of Intent to run track at Division I Tennessee Tech starting this fall.
April 23, 2015

Retano signs with Tenn. Tech

by Jeff Wilson
Culver track champion inks deal with Division I school What started off as a lark between two best friends ended as a reality. Culver’s Andrea Retano signed a NCAA National Letter of Intent to…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Part of the Buffs' recent success has been better play in the field. Thursday, Ethan Short, left, Lewis Fine, center, and Tyler Locke, right, were part of a rundown that saved a big inning.
April 23, 2015

Buffs find themselves in good spot

by Jeff Wilson
Entering the halfway point of district play, MHS is tied for second in TVC It goes down in the books as just one win, but to the Madras baseball team, Thursday's Tri Valley Conference split with…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Mack Little tosses the ball to Joe Daugherty as the Bulldogs have a Sherman player caught in a rundown.
April 23, 2015

Dogs join playoff chase

by Jeff Wilson
Doubleheader sweep puts Culver right in the thick of Special District 6 race After a rough day in Dufur early last week, the Culver baseball team needed a shot in the arm. Friday afternoon, they…

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JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jessica Gonzalez gets ready to return a shot during a match Saturday at the Madras Invitational. Gonzalez placed third at No. 1 singles for the Buffs.
Apr 23, 2015

Buffs fourth at Madras Invite

by Jeff Wilson
Behind strong singles play and a surprising doubles outing, the Madras girls tennis team placed fourth at the Madras Invitational Saturday. Vale, which brought two team, swept the top two…
LINDA LARSON PHOTO - Madras senior Taylir Wills urges her horse on during the barrel races at the Oregon High School Equestrian Team Central Oregon meet last weekend in Redmond. Wills qualified for state in four individual events and one team event.
Apr 23, 2015

Madras OHSET off to state

by Jeff Wilson
Three individuals, one team qualify for state meet There was a lot on the line for the Madras Oregon High School Equestrian team last weekend. With the final regular season meet of the year at…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Jered Pichette, left, and Mariah Stacona, two mainstays of the Madras basketball programs over the last four years, were selected to their respective Class 4A all-state teams as first-teamers. Both were named on last year's teams, Pichette on the first team and Stacona on the second team.
Apr 19, 2015

Twice is nice for Buff duo

by Jeff Wilson
Pichette, Stacona named to 4A all-state team for a second time It’s always nice to see hard work pay off. For Madras seniors Jered Pichette and Mariah Stacona, that payoff came last week, as…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Mark Schongalla, left, and Nancy Richards take one of their final runs at Juniper Hills Park before heading to Boston this week to run in the 119th Boston Marathon.
Apr 19, 2015

Madras strong

by Jeff Wilson
Local runners to test their mettle in next week's 119th Boston Marathon To Mark Schongalla and Nancy Richards, running was never something that topped their to-do lists. And yet the pair of…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Madras second baseman Kianna Moschetti snares a line drive hit her way during Monday's 4A Tri Valley Conference game against Estacada. The Buffs rallied from a 6-3 deficit with some big hits, but couldn't close out the Rangers, losing 6-5. They play again Thursday in Estacada.
Apr 19, 2015

Missed by that much

by Jeff Wilson
MHS softball has been in all of its league games, but errors have cost it victories There is so much going right for the Madras softball team that it’s hard for coach Charlie Brown to be really…
PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Madras pitcher Leah Buck tries to put the tag on Corbetts Kara Moritz, who slid in safely on the play to start the scoring in the sixth inning.
Apr 10, 2015

Softball team drops two in Corbett

by David Ball
Madras puts up 10 runs, but loses a slugfest to the No. 6 Cardinals 4A SOFTBALLTri-Valley Conference Team Score Corbett17Madras10 The Madras softball team did its best to keep pace, but couldn't…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Mariah Stacona works on drills during a high jumping sessions Monday afternoon. After deciding to focus on basketball during the last two years, Stacona is back on the track for her senior season.
Apr 02, 2015

Back home, again

by Jeff Wilson
Madras will host track meet for first time in eight years There is definitely a spring in the step of the Madras track athletes this week. Part of it may be the fact the team is coming off a…
JEFF WILSON/THE PIONEER - Chad Thurby delivers a pitch to the plate during Friday's game against Seaside. The Buffs won their final two games of the tourney to finish fourth.
Apr 02, 2015

Buffs take fourth at own Classic

by Jeff Wilson
Strong pitching, good defense and big bats come together over final days of tournament For the Madras baseball team, it really does seem to come down to a couple of simple things. “It’s…
LINDA LARSON PHOTO - Madras' Laramie Jensen reaches down to grab a flag while compete in the Canadian Flag Race last week in the OHSET Central District meet.
Apr 02, 2015

Madras OHSET takes third

by Jeff Wilson
The Oregon High School Equestrian Team Central District held its second meet of the season last weekend at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in the Bank of the Cascades Event Center. There…
SCOTT STAATS PHOTO - The Oregon Badlands Wilderness, just east of Bend, is one of the area's best winter hiking experiences. The 30,000-acre area is something very unique.
Apr 02, 2015

Badlands offer up unique hike

by Jeff Wilson
Lava flows and old juniper trees highlight Bend-area trail There’s not a lot of snow in the mountains and what’s there is not the best quality for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. So this is…




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