BBQ Nights: Ever Wonder what Fuels MVHS’ Offensive Line

The football program at Mountain View High School is one steeped in tradition and this year, the team’s offensive line has started a new one. On any given Wednesday at Mountain View High School you can find the football team’s offensive linemen doing what they do best, not creating space on the field, but fueling up on barbecue.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom stopped by to see that this new tradition is all about.

Low Pressure: Snowboard Film Shot in Oregon Backcountry

Filmmakers wanted to showcase the talent of some of the world’s best snowboarders and decided Oregon was the perfect location. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom gives us a sneak preview of the first-ever all-Oregon backcountry snowboarding film, which is making it’s debut tomorrow at the Tower Theatre.

Match Up: Madras vs. La Pine

An old football rivalry is being renewed tonight. The Madras High School White Buffaloes are in La Pine to play the Hawks in a 3A match up. Both teams started their season in spectacular fashion and both hope to keep the early season momentum alive. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom joins us from the field at La Pine High School with more on tonight’s match up.

Protecting Players from Concussions

Local High School Hopes New Tech Will Protect Football Players

Parents across the country have been pulling their kids out of football leagues after recent studies showing the dangers of head injuries caused by hard tackles. Summit High School in Bend is hoping to protect their players and save the sport they love by trying out some new helmets that could help coaches keep their players safe on the field.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has more from the field at Summit High School.

Scrimmage in the Smoke

OSU Players and Fans Not Phased by Haze

The Oregon State Beavers are preparing for their season opener against Ohio State with a series of public scrimmages across the state, and today they were in Bend.

The green and white at Summit High School was replaced by orange and black on Thursday afternoon as the Oregon State Beavers invaded campus to hold an inter-squad scrimmage.

The usual familiar backdrop of the Cascade Mountains was replaced with smoke and haze but the show went on, and players and fans alike seemed unphased.

The beavers had moments throughout the scrimmage where they looked sharp, and others, not so much. We’ll blame it on the smoke. Overall the trip was a success and a great chance for fans to see their team up close and personal.

The Beavers kick off their season at number 5-ranked Ohio State on September 1st.

Player Safety

Death of College Football Player Brings Safety Concerns to Forefront

A University of Maine football player died after collapsing on the field during the first practice of his freshman year. The incident has put the spotlight back on safety for players across the sport.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom got a chance to talk to a local high school coach about how this tragedy and this summer’s heat and haze are affecting his football team.

So far this summer the Madras High School football team has had six days of full practices and at least three of those days, including today, have been spent inside because of the air quality.

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.