• Getting outdoors in the fresh air during the COVID-19 shutdown promises benefits to both physical and mental health. Yet campgrounds, sno-parks and trailheads are shut down. That has raised questions about whether hiking is allowed during the current shutdown.
  • Running commentary: the forest soothes
    As I watched my dogs Kinzua and Raven race up the red cinder 1008 road just north of Cold Springs Campground, I paused to take in my surroundings: mature, sun-splashed, yellow-bellied ponderosa pines towering over the manzanita covered forest floor, birds singing songs of spring, and a smell of thawing ground.
  • Many Sisters folks are eager to get out hiking as spring struggles to get started in Sisters Country. However, Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) is asking hikers to stay off muddy trails.
  • Three Outlaws skiers race in the Western States Regionals
    Evan Palmer and George and Bela Chladek got an experience of a lifetime last week: the opportunity to race in the Western States High School Regional Championships held at Mammoth Mountain, California, on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14. 
  • Sisters salutes...
    Taylor Fendall gathered with family, friends and fellow athletes last week for the official signing of his commitment to play football at Linfield College next year.
  • Like many of you sports fans out there, my heart went out to the University of Oregon women’s basketball team whose dreams of going deep into the NCAA tournament got dashed with the precautions surrounding the novel coronavirus. I felt especially empathetic for the players in their final college seasons who won’t have another shot. The years of preparation, the team bonds and the thrill of fans, all swept away virtually overnight.
  • Dan Fouts of Sisters has been named among those who will be inducted into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor in Las Vegas. They will be honored March 13 before the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Vegas.
  • Sisters Country birds
    The sora (Porzana carolina) is the most common and widely distributed rail in North America. It is sometimes also referred to as the sora rail or sora crake.
  • Outlaws cheer team ends strong season
    Sisters Cheer earned fourth place at the State cheerleading competition on Saturday, February 15th and placed third the following weekend at the OCCA championships. The Outlaws cheer team went up against the best teams in the state at Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the State Cheerleading Competition.
  • Three Outlaws in ski championships
    Three Outlaws skiers — Evan Palmer, and Bela and George Chladek — have qualified for the Western States High School Regional Championships at Mammoth Mountain, California, next week.
  • The Lady Outlaws tennis program had 25 girls come out for the sport this season, which will allow the program to field both a varsity and JV team.
  • For Sisters High School head track and field Coach Jeff Larson, the season has already checked off some successes.
  • The Outlaws lacrosse program had a very high number of boys turn out for the sport this season — more than they’ve seen in four years, which means that for the first time in several years they will be able to field both a varsity and JV squad.
  • The Outlaws ski teams are headed to State competition for the first time in many years.
  • Equestrian team competes in first meet of new season
    The Sisters High School equestrian team got the 2020 season underway with a strong start at the first Oregon High School Equestrian Team (OHSET) meet of the year at the Redmond Fairgrounds on February 21-23. 
  • The boys varsity tennis squad returns several players this year, and taking charge at the No. 1 singles spot will be junior Nate Weber. Weber qualified for State last year and won a consolation match to make it to the second day of competition.
  • The Sisters High School boys varsity ski team placed second in a giant slalom race at Hoodoo on Saturday, February 22. It was sunny and calm, and snow conditions were hard and fast, which made for one of the best races of the season. The steep hill at Hoodoo and the course set-up provided a challenge for racers.
  • Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) sends a huge thank you to Brad Boyd (Eurosports) and Katie and Nick Beasley (Cascade Street Distillery).
  • Five Outlaws qualify for State
    The Outlaws took 12 wrestlers to the two-day district tournament, and the outcome was exceeded expectations.
  • The young Lady Outlaws squad battled hard throughout league, and in their final contest at home against Sweet Home, their hard work, grit, and determination paid off. Sisters snapped their losing streak with a 45-39 win over the Huskies. 
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