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home : sports & recreation December 13, 2018


Running commentary
Winter weather has descended on Sisters Country, which can make outdoor running a challenge when things get icy and slick. Cold temperatures and long, dark nights can make staying in your cozy bed quite attractive - as opposed to putting on your winter running gear and heading out the door. A little extra motivation through some goal-setting and race planning always seems to help me through this season.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Swim team off to strong start
The Sisters High School swimming team plunged into the season with back-to-back meets last weekend.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Wrestlers compete at Culver Invitational
The Outlaws participated in the two-day Culver Invitational on Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, and were able to enter nine wrestlers in the varsity tournament.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Girls basketball has rough week on the hardwood
The Outlaws girls basketball squad played a tight game at Elmira on Tuesday, December 4, but just couldn't pull off the win, and had to record the 34-29 loss to the Falcons. Two days later, they suffered a 52-36 loss at home to La Pine.

On Tuesday, Sisters got off to a great start and at the close of the first period held an 11-6 lead. The Falcons chipped away the Outlaws lead in the second quarter and took the lead, but Isabelle Spitler hit a critical three-pointer at the buzzer to end the first half and put the Outlaws on top 19-18.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Lady Outlaws win pre-season opener
The Lady Outlaws came out strong and defeated Crook County 38-22 in their pre-season opener at home on Friday, December 1.

Sisters jumped out quick offensively and held a 14-6 lead at the close of the first quarter; at the half they were up 22-14. The Outlaws' defense was on-point in the second half, limiting the Cowgirls to just eight points to ensure the win.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Wrestlers compete in season opener
Sisters wrestlers traveled to Cascade on December 1 and competed in the Perry Burlison Tournament, where 27 teams were in attendance. The tourney offers a JV tournament and now also includes a tournament for the girls.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Outlaws split pre-season basketball games
The Outlaws fell 43-46 to the Crook County (CC) Cowboys at home on Friday, November 30. Sisters trailed the entire way, but clawed their way back to make it a tight fourth quarter. A day later, the Outlaws bounced back with an impressive 64-46 win over Madras.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Group encourages Sisters to 'Go Fish'
A decade ago, Gary Kutz and his wife, Cookie, moved to Sisters from California after careers building and managing retirement facilities. A dedicated angler, the many outstanding fishing opportunities in Sisters Country offered a major reason drawing Kutz here. Since last summer he has been helping more area residents learn about fly-fishing and places to fish through the Go Fish Group that meets monthly at the Sisters Community Church, which sponsors the club.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Sixteen players turn out for girls basketball
The Lady Outlaws return 10 experienced players to the program, and will add depth with six new additions.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Swim team working toward strong season
After picking up a fourth-place trophy at state last year, the girls swim team returns with three of its four scorers, giving reason to believe the squad will make some noise again this year, while the boys team will look to build on improvements from last season.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Ranger: Fire not shooting-related
Sisters District Ranger Ian Reid told The Nugget last week that an approximately half-acre fire in the vicinity of Zimmerman Butte on the evening of October 26 was apparently caused by someone burning camp trash in a fire.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Three sets of Sisters served Outlaws squad
This year's Sisters Outlaws volleyball squad delivered on the "sisters" portion of their monicker in a literal sense.

Three sets of sisters played for the team, which capped a strong season with a third-place showing at the state championships in early November.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Five Outlaws earn all-league honors
The boys soccer squad had five of their players named to all-league teams, including Asher Bachtold, who was a first-team pick.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Outlaws earn all-league recognition
The Lady Outlaws soccer team had seven of their players earn all-league recognition this year, including Hallie Schwartz, who was a first-team pick.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Kendra Sitz named Player of the Year
Senior Kendra Sitz was selected as the Oregon West League Player of the Year, and Coach Rush had high praise for her senior player and her impressive play.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Ski team returns experienced racers
The alpine ski team returns several skiers to the boys side of the squad, and with the new additions on the girls side they will be able to field a full team for the first time.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Sisters salutes...
Michaela Miller, a 2016 graduate and co-valedictorian of Sisters High School, was named to the women's soccer Google Cloud Academic All-District 8 second team by the Corporation of Sports Information Directors of America.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Lady Outlaws take third at state tourney
The Outlaws made their 12th consecutive appearance at the state tournament and walked away with a third-place finish. The tourney was held in Forest Grove on Friday and Saturday, November 2-3.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
On the trail of movie history in Sedona
Right now, it's kind of a "shoulder" season for hiking in our area, when the high mountains may not be the best choice and other possibilities come to mind. For more than a few residents of Sisters Country, however, those "other possibilities" might include giving some thought to warmer and sunnier climes to the south. One of the most popular southern destinations is Arizona; and, as far as my wife and I are concerned, there is no better place than Sedona.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Peckham 15th at state cross-country meet
John Peckham's stellar sophomore season drew to a close Saturday, November 3, with a 15th-place finish at the OSAA State Championships at Lane Community College.

Peckham's breakout season included a personal record of 16:05 at the Oregon West District meet on October 25, where he placed fifth in a field that ended up including four of the top 10 finishers at the state meet.

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