An old football rivalry is being renewed tonight. The Madras High School White Buffaloes are in La Pine to play the Hawks in a 3A match up. Both teams started their season in spectacular fashion and both hope to keep the early season momentum alive. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom joins us from the field at La Pine High School with more on tonight’s match up.
Death of College Football Player Brings Safety Concerns to Forefront
A University of Maine football player died after collapsing on the field during the first practice of his freshman year. The incident has put the spotlight back on safety for players across the sport.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom got a chance to talk to a local high school coach about how this tragedy and this summer’s heat and haze are affecting his football team.
So far this summer the Madras High School football team has had six days of full practices and at least three of those days, including today, have been spent inside because of the air quality.
Police Brutality and Racial Profiling Protests Hit Close to Home
A Madras teenager says Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players were an inspiration for his recent protest of police brutality and racial profiling during the National Anthem at an assembly at Madras High School. His protest came only a few weeks before the NFL officials announced they would be requiring players to stand during the National Anthem or the entire team would be fined.
Central Oregon Daily’s Lisa Carton and Anyssa Bohanan have more on the NFL’s decision and why one Central Oregon teen chose to take a knee.
It was no surprise when Madras High School basketball star Lynden Harry was named to the All-State first team after her spectacular senior season for the White Buffaloes.
The only question was where she would take her talents on the collegiate level.
A local high school coach is tearing a page right out of the college playbook to generate excitement in his school’s football program.
Madras High School football coach Kurt Taylor says his problem is not unique, and that’s because of the overall decline in young boys playing football. Every high school coach has to find new ways to get kids excited about their football programs.
The boys’ basketball team at Madras High School is making a playoff run with the help of an unusual style of play they have dubbed “3-diculous”.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom looks at how the White Buffaloes have used a fast-paced offense and high-pressure defense to become the top-scoring 4A team in the state.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom spent some time in Madras and Warm Springs to find out more about the little point guard with big dreams for her future on and off the court.
The Mountain View/Bend High School Civil War football game wasn’t the only big sports matchup in Central Oregon on Friday. The girls soccer team at Madras High School hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2003, but this year they put themselves in contention for a spot in the postseason.
On Friday afternoon, it was “win or go home” for the Lady Buffaloes in a play-in game versus Yamhill-Carlton.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has the story.
***UPDATE – Madras White Buffaloes lose a heartbreaker to end their season. After being up 1-0 at Halftime, Madras gave up the tying goal in the 71st minute and after two scoreless periods of Extra Time, the game went to penalty kicks and Yamhill-Carlton outscored Madras 3-2 to win the game 4-3 and advance to the 4A Playoffs. Congrats to the Lady Buffaloes on a hard-fought season.***