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Central Oregon Daily’s Dorrell Wenninger Hosts a Bend Elk For the Summer

The Bend Elks opened their summer season at home on Friday against Cowlitz.

When the players aren’t on the field during the season, they are staying at the homes of Bend residents who have volunteered to host them for the summer.

One of those hosts is Central Oregon Daily’s Chief Meteorologist, Dorrell Wenninger, who is hosting an Elks pitcher named Brennan Patterson.

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.

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.

Origin Story: She Moves Mountains

Reaching New Heights  

Rock climbing is essential to our Central Oregon lifestyle, but in a male-dominated sport, a group of women, led by Lizzy VanPatten, have started a revolution to get more women climbing with She Moves Mountains

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s newest feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true.

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.

Signing Day

Nine Student-Athletes From Mountain View High School Commit to Colleges

It is that time of the year when student-athletes across the country commit to the colleges and universities who are offering them scholarships, and today was signing day at Mountain View High School. 

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom chatted with a few of the students and Anyssa Bohanan caught up with football player Riley Straly who has fielded numerous offers before signing a letter of intent to go to Independence Community College in Kansas.

You’ll still have an opportunity to see Riley play before he heads to Kansas later this summer. He’s just one of 36 players from across the state of Oregon that’s been invited to be a part of the Les Schwab Bowl which is taking place June 16th.

 

NAME

COLLEGE

LOCATION

SPORT

Camri Reinhart

Azusa Pacific

California

Acro-tumbling

Taiton Fox

Austin College

TEXAS

WATER POLO

Brandt Waller

GEORGE FOX

NEWBERG

FOOTBALL

Riley Straly

Independence Community College

Kansas

FOOTBALL

Matt Van Tassell

OIT

Klamath Falls

Basketball

Reed Sehorn Hurst

Whitworth

Spokane

Track

Aja Perks

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR

Volleyball

Violet Mills

New Hope Christian College

Eugene

Volleyball

Kayla Berg

Wenatchee Valley

Wenatchee, WA

Softball

Ready to Rumble

Bend Fighter Makes His Professional Boxing Debut

Chris Johnson got a late start to his boxing career, making his first Golden Gloves appearance as a 22-year-old, but late last year, the 25-year-old Bend fighter became a father for the first time, and he decided that is was now or never, if he was ever going to take his shot at becoming a professional boxer.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom followed Chris “The Truth” Johnson, all the way from the opening days of training camp in Bend to the final bell of his first professional fight in Medford.

Tree Well Warnings After Deaths on Mt Bachelor

How to Avoid Dangerous Situations on the Mountain

Mt. Bachelor officials say they are putting a priority on warning skiers and snowboarders about the dangers of tree wells after the deaths of two people in separate incidents on the mountain last Friday. 
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan takes a closer look at the accidents that claimed the lives of two young Oregonians.

Mt. Bachelor officials, as well as those who have experienced being trapped in a tree well, say that one of the safest things that you can do to avoid dangerous situations on the mountain is to have someone skiing or snowboarding with you, especially is you are making a run near the trees.