Source on the Scene: 4 Peaks Music Festival

It’s summer in Central Oregon and with plenty of sun forecasted for the weekend, some are already out and enjoying the weather at the 4 Peaks Music Festival at Stevenson Ranch.

The festival kicked off Thursday afternoon and runs through the weekend with plenty of music and activities for locals and visitors of all ages.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom checked in on festival goers to see how they were enjoying the annual summer music event.

For all the latest arts and culture listings, pickup the latest issue of The Source Weekly or go to their website at www.bendsource.com.

Thanks to our Source on the Scene sponsor, Indian Head Casino, for giving us the time and resources to show you some of the best events and entertainment that our region has to offer, every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The La Pine Hawks’ Road to Redemption

The La Pine Hawks‘ football team went undefeated during the regular season before their season ended prematurely during the playoffs last fall. Some of the seniors from the football team suited up for the baseball squad in the spring to make one final run at a state championship before the end of their high school athletic careers.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom followed the Hawks from October to May to chronicle their road to redemption.

La Pine Boys Baseball Takes State

THEY ARE THE CHAMPIONS!

La Pine Wins Class 3A Baseball State Title

The La Pine Hawks came back from an early deficit and held on for a 10-5 win over Horizon Christian to earn the school’s first-ever state baseball championship in OSAA Class 3A action on Friday.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom was at Volcanoes Stadium and has all the highlights and reaction from the player of the game.

New Mountain Bike Film Features Bend Native

This week at the Tower TheatreRed Bull Media House Films premiered its new film, ‘North of Nightfall.’ The film features four world-class mountain bikers taking on the untouched terrain just south of the north pole. One of those featured bikers is Bend native Carson Storch.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has a sneak preview of the film, which will be available for purchase on June 5.

Madras’ Lynden Harry Heads to College

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.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom updates us on Lynden’s journey from her native Warm Springs to her new college home, College of the Siskiyous, in California.

High School Coach Creates His Own Signing Day for Incoming Freshmen

A local high school coach is tearing a page right out of the college playbook to generate excitement in his school’s football program.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom heads to Madras and Warm Springs K-8 Academy for a new “Signing Day” event designed for middle school football players.

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.

Annual Cycling Event Canceled for the 2018 Season

In the world of cycling, the Cascade Cycling Classic has become one of the premier and unique stops for riders from all over the globe. Yet, for the first time in nearly 40 years, the event has been canceled.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom caught up with one of the organizers of the C.C.C today to find out why it’s being shut down this season.

ODFW Approved ‘Lethal Take’ Order on Wolf Pack

An Oregon rancher in Baker County has been given approval by ODFW officials to use lethal force on two wolves from a new pack called the “Pine Creek Pack” in Northeastern Oregon after multiple depredations took place to the ranchers’ cattle on private property. 
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has the details.

Officials at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife were scheduled to update the state’s wolf management plan back in January, but the vote was delayed during a meeting of the ODFW commission last December.

Oregon Teams Advance to Sweet 16

The Oregon State University women’s basketball team made history on Sunday in their game against Tennessee.

Tennessee had never lost in the tournament on their home floor and they were 57 and 0 coming into the matchup, but they can kiss that record goodbye.

The Beavers took them down, shocking the Vols 66 to 59.

The crazy thing about the matchup was three of Tennessee’s best players are from Oregon and played basketball at Oregon high schools. Five years ago the number one high school recruit in the nation was Mercedes Russell out of Springfield and she choose to take her talents to Tennessee. Jaime Nared and Evina Westbrook followed suit in the following years.

That gave Tennessee three starters from Oregon and the Oregon girls showed out. Russell led the way with 21 and 14 but it wasn’t enough. The Beavers overcame an earlier deficit and clawed out a 7-point victory. The Beavers were led once again by senior Marie Gulich who put up 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.

OSU now marches on to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year where they will face 2-seed Baylor in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday.

The Beaver’s aren’t the only Oregon team moving on. The University of Oregon Lady Ducks got off to a fast start against 10 seed Minnesota and never looked back.

Led by sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu with 29 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds, the NCAA’s all time leader in triple doubles almost messed around and got another. Fellow sophomore Ruthy Hebard added 22 and 10 and the Ducks were up by as many as 34 before clearing the bench. They finished with a 101 to 73 victory.

The Ducks will now head to Spokane, Washington where they will face Central Michigan the 11 seed on Saturday.