Ridin’ For a Title

Central Oregon Teenage Rodeo Athletes in Wyoming for National Finals

The NHSRA National High School Rodeo Finals are in Rock Springs, Wyoming this week and at least five Central Oregon teenagers are there, vying for a national title in their events.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom met two of them, Kennedy Buckner from Powell Butte and Hope Luttrell from Prineville, as they prepared for the biggest competition of their young careers.

Preview: Road to Redemption

New Documentary on La Pine High Baseball Team Debuts on July 4th

Tune in on Wednesday, July 4th, when Central Oregon Daily debuts a new 30-minute documentary called “Road to Redemption”, a six-month journey with La Pine High School student-athletes who turned a devastating loss in the football playoffs to an inspiring run for the state title in baseball.

Here’s a preview of this Special Edition of Central Oregon Daily airing on July 4th at 3pm, 3:30pm and 6pm on KOHD-ABC and 7pm on KBNZ-CBS.

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.