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.

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.

Let’s Play Ball!

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.

March Madness

In Oregon March Madness is all about with women with University of Oregon and Oregon State University women’s basketball teams both still in the running. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom tells us what to expect from the Lady Ducks and Lady Beavers.

On to the Playoffs

 

The Summit High School Storm went on the road for their play-in game on Wednesday night and upset Parkrose 55-54 to advance to the First Round of the OSAA 5A Basketball Playoffs on Saturday.
With the Storm’s victory, there will be three IMC teams in the 5A Boys Playoffs – Summit, Bend and Mountain View High School

The Bend Senior High boys beat St. Helen’s 65-42 in a home play-in game on Wednesday night.
A slow start for both teams ended with an 11-10 deficit for Bend at he end of the first quarter, but the Lava Bears used a 20-8 second quarter to take a 30-19 halftime lead, and they never looked back.
Justin Kerr had 20 points including four 3-pointers, and Brian Warriner has 18 points to lead the Lava Bears.
Bend advances to the first round of the OSAA 5A basketball playoffs on Saturday.

In Girls Basketball news the matchups were set for 5A Girls Basketball Playoffs.

Oregon School Activities Association has released the matchups for the First Round of the 5A Girls Basketball Playoffs on Friday.
The Bend Lava Bears will host Lebanon, while the Ridgeview High School (Redmond, Oregon) Ravens will go on the road to play at Springfield.
Both games tip-off at 6pm.

 

Redmond Boxer Wins Silver Gloves Championship

13-year-old Redmond boxer Kevin Ochoa-Limbeck had lost close decisions in the finals of the last two silver gloves championships, but the third time was the charm.


Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom shows us how the Redmond boxer won a national title in Missouri over the weekend.
Kevin got a welcome home celebration fit for a champion on Sunday afternoon. 75 friends, family, and fans showed up at Redmond airport to congratulate Kevin on his national title when he arrived back home from Missouri. Kevin says he hopes to fight for the U.S Olympic boxing team in the future.

Redmond Boxer Fights for National Championship

13-Year-Old Redmond Boxer Fights for National Championship This Week

From Olympic decathletes to BMX World Champions, there must be something in the water in Central Oregon. Our region produces a lot of world class athletes, and the sport of boxing is no exception.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom reports from Independence, Missouri where a 13 year old boxer from  Redmond named Kevin Ochoa-Limbeck is vying for a national title this week at the Silver Gloves Championships.
Tune into Central Oregon Daily for live updates on Kevin’s fights from Independence, Missouri on Thursday and Friday night at 6pm on KOHD-ABC and 7pm on KBNZ-CBS and throughout the weekend on the Central Oregon Daily Facebook and Twitter pages.

Super Bowl LII Live Experience

Central Oregon Daily Takes You to Downtown Minneapolis

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom takes us to the Super Bowl Live Experience in Downtown Minneapolis. We also take you behind the scenes at Super Bowl Opening Day where Eric got to chat with Mountain View High School alumni Jacob and Cody Hollister. He also caught up with former University of Oregon player Patrick Chung and our reporter Allison gets a rave review from New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch.