Mountain View and Bend High Tackle 39th Annual Civil War Game

Before Mountain View High School opened in 1979, the original “Civil War” was between Bend Senior High School and Redmond High School. But during the Cougar’s first season of play, the Bend varsity players were split up between the two schools and a rivalry was born.

Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed looks at what that rivalry means to both teams as they clash for the 39th time Friday night.

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.

The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Haley Smith

In a clash of two of the top three teams in Class 5A, Haley Smith emerged as the difference in top ranked Summit High School’s 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-22) victory over third ranked Bend Senior High School in a thrilling Intermountain Conference volleyball match at the westside campus Thursday evening.

For her efforts, the Storm senior earned The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors.

The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Cambree Scott

With nine kills and solid defense, Cambree Scott led Bend Senior High School to a league-opening 3-0 (25-9, 25-10, 25-10) sweep of visiting Redmond High School in an Intermountain Conference volleyball match last Thursday night.

For her effort, the senior middle blocker earned The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors.

Bring Home a Beautiful Basket and Help Local Students

Every year the Life Skills students at Bend Senior High School grow beautiful hanging flower baskets in the school’s greenhouse. Each student is responsible for taking care of a specific number of plants, and every basket the student cared for is labeled with his or her name.

The baskets will be on sale for $20 next week from 3 to 5 p.m. to raise funds for the Life Skills program. Contact Tim at 541-355-3846 for details 

The fundraiser helps continue the Life Skills program at Bend Senior High. Students with disabilities learn important life skills to help them find employment once they graduate and skills to help them in everyday life once they are on their own.