News Stories May 11, 2018

Madras Softball held off Crook County in the regular season finale for both teams yesterday with a 19-16 home victory that for the time being put the Buffs half a game ahead of Corbett for third place and the Tri-Valley’s final automatic playoff spot. For Madras to secure third place, it needed Corbett to lose its game at Molalla — but that game was suspended after the ninth inning with the score tied 14-14, and it is expected to be resumed either today or tomorrow.

Madras Varsity Baseball was defeated by Crook County 7-3 in Prineville. Madras has a league game at home against last place Corbett on Saturday but has already clinched the Tri Valley’s No. 2 postseason position.

And, the Madras Girls Tennis duo of Jessica & Erika Olivera took 3rd in doubles play at the District Championships

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists say conditions at a Hawaii volcano that has sputtered lava for a week suggest it could blow its top in about a week. And they say if it does, the Kilauea volcano could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air. The added threat could ground planes at one of the Big Island’s. Its volcano park closed indefinitely Thursday night because of the risks.