Cascade Cycling Classic Revived by Two New Partners

It’s a cycling race that draws riders from all over the world to Central Oregon. But after this year’s event, organizers of the Cascade Cycling Classic said that the race’s future was in limbo. However, two new partners have stepped in to revive the event.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom looks at the latest developments.

A Life in Law Enforcement

When you spend your career in law enforcement, you expect to deal with some of the worst elements of society, but there’s another side of that line of work that most people don’t think about and that’s the impact on the family of the law enforcement community.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom introduces us to Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy Gary Cima, who recently served his last shift after nearly four decades of serving and protecting the people of Oregon.

Three Generations of La Pine Family Vying to Make History on Friday Night

The community of La Pine, Oregon is buzzing about tonight’s football game, when the La Pine High School Hawks will host a first-round playoff game with their perfect 9-0 record on the line.

For one longtime La Pine family with three generations coaching or playing on the team, this history-making season is about more than just winning a state championship. It’s about leaving a legacy for the entire community.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom looks at what’s at stake tonight.

Madras Girls Soccer Team Fights for a Playoff Spot

The Mountain View/Bend High School Civil War football game wasn’t the only big sports matchup in Central Oregon on Friday. The girls soccer team at Madras High School hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2003, but this year they put themselves in contention for a spot in the postseason.

On Friday afternoon, it was “win or go home” for the Lady Buffaloes in a play-in game versus Yamhill-Carlton.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has the story.

***UPDATE – Madras White Buffaloes lose a heartbreaker to end their season. After being up 1-0 at Halftime, Madras gave up the tying goal in the 71st minute and after two scoreless periods of Extra Time, the game went to penalty kicks and Yamhill-Carlton outscored Madras 3-2 to win the game 4-3 and advance to the 4A Playoffs. Congrats to the Lady Buffaloes on a hard-fought season.***

Supper Club: Bend High Schools Move to 6A League

Big changes are in store for Bend high schools after a decision from the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) changed the schools’ league and competition level beginning next year.

For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom sat down with three local reporters who cover high school sports to look at the impact of this week’s OSAA decision. Thanks to Grant, Joshua and Mike for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Battle of Two Undefeated Teams in La Pine Tonight

The La Pine High School Hawks head into their homecoming game with a perfect 5-0 record as they host the perennial powerhouse of the Mountain Valley Conference, Coquille, in a battle of two undefeated teams on Friday night.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom spent time on the practice field with the Hawks this week as they try to break their three-year losing streak against the Red Devils.


***SATURDAY UPDATE – La Pine beat Coquille 8-6 on Friday night to remain undefeated at 6-0 on the season.***

Latest OSAA Proposal Would Place Bend Schools with Schools in Salem

After almost 12 months of meetings, public comments and spirited debate, the Classification and Districting Committee of the OSAA submitted their final recommendations to the executive board this week. From the beginning, it became clear that all three Bend high schools were not wanted by any of the current leagues, because of the travel involved. The final recommendation from the committee places Bend Senior High SchoolMountain View High School and Summit High School with five high schools from Salem in a 6A conference called the Greater Valley Conference.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom spoke with a member of the committee, Dave Hood, who is also the athletic director for Mountain View High School, about the final recommendation.

Redmond’s high schools will remain in 5A in a different version of the Inter-Mountain Conference. The OSAA’s executive board will meet in Wilsonville on October 16th to make their final decision, and they could still make changes to the recommendation from the committee.