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.

Decision Day

Central Oregon Student-Athletes Make Final Choices Among College Scholarship Offers

It’s that time of the year where student athletes all over Central Oregon are getting ready to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives – where to go to college.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan caught up with one of the most heavily-recruited football players in Bend, Mountain View High School’s Riley Straly, to see how he is weighing his options.
Riley says he is hoping to make a decision by the end of the week and as soon as he does, we will let all of you know so you know which team to root for this Fall!

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.

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.