A Strong Start for Bend High Lava Bears

The Bend High Lava Bears boys’ basketball team is off to a strong state this season. The team currently boasts a 9 – 3 record, is ranked 4th in the state and that’s all with no seniors in its starting lineup. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom talks with Lava Bears coach Scott Baker about what the rest of the season might hold for the team.

Recognition for Inclusion

On Thursday Bend High School received national recognition from the Special Olympics for the schools efforts in providing inclusive sports and activities for its students with and without disabilities.

Bend Senior High School is one of just 52 schools nationwide to be named a Special Olympics Unified Champion School this year and one of roughly 80 school across the county that have received this award ever.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was at the school as they unveiled a new banner congratulating their efforts and got a special message from a famous Oregon athlete.

Reclassification of High School Athletic Conferences

A committee of athletic directors and high school administrators is looking at major changes in the state’s conferences. Changes that could separate Bend’s high schools from Redmond high schools for the first time in more than a decade. They’ve scheduled a public hearing for Monday in Wilsonville to get input from other athletic directors, administrators and parents on the latest proposals.

Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel looks at how the “class shuffle” could change with whom and where our local athletes compete.