The Road to Hillsboro: 6A Volleyball

Summit High School‘s Storm and Bend Senior High School Lava Bears faced off last night in a cross-town rivalry. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has the highlights of the last night’s game.

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.

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.

Local Bikers Seek Safety Off Crowded Roadways

More people are turning to buying custom bikes made for trails and off-road, because many are concerned about riding on public streets. Local bikers and bike shop owners have seen this trend away from road bikes in the wake of a recent death of a rider, and several accidents in recent years.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker explores the reasoning in the recent shift away from road bikes.

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.

Repairs Wrap Up on Historic Gym

It’s been a year-and-a-half since snow collapsed the roof of the historic gym at the Highland School at Kenwood Elementary. However tonight construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the new gym, which put some modern elements on the inside while keeping the look and charm of the old gym on the outside.

While there are new upgrades and the building is taller due to the new slanted roof, the total facility is the same square footage.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan got a sneak peak at the new gym earlier today.

Local Boxer Falls Short of National Title

Kevin Ochoa-Limbeck stepped into the ring in his first attempt to win the Junior National Golden Gloves Championship in Mesquite, Nevada over the weekend. After two days of fighting the 13-year-old Redmond resident made it to the final round, but fell short of winning the title. Ochoa-Limbeck lost to Ariel Semano from Arizona. Ochoa-Limbeck will be back in the ring for the U.S. Championship in December.