Summit and Bend Keep Volleyball Rivalry Alive in 6A Competition

Bend Senior High School‘s Lava Bears knew that this year’s road to state would be their toughest yet with the jump up to 6A competition. But despite the competition in the Salem area, Bend’s biggest road block to their state title is proving to be right here at home.
Bend’s own cross-town rival the Summit High School Storm currently sits atop the mountain conference bracket. The two schools renew their rivalry with their last big test before post-season play begins.

The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Matthew Prusak

In a game with more emotional twists and turns than a classic wooden roller coaster, Matthew Prusak’s 4 yard touchdown reception with 45 seconds remaining lifted host Ridgeview to a thrilling 42-35 victory over intracity rival Redmond in a Special District 2 – North football game Friday evening.

Prusak also snared an 84 yard scoring catch to help earn the senior wide receiver earn The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors and lead Ridgeview to its first victory of the 2018 season.

The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Sonna Fulkner of Bend Senior High

Setting the tone with seven kills in the opening set, Sonna Faulkner helped lead the two-time defending state champion Lady Lava Bears to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-14) Mountain Valley Conference victory over cross-town rivals Mountain View Tuesday evening at Bend Senior High School.

For her effort, the junior outside hitter earned The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors. Bend is now 5-0 in league and 9-0 on the 2018 season. Bend travels to Summit to square off against the top five ranked Storm in a key conference match on Monday evening.

The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Carson Budke

In the first ever meeting between the two schools in any sport, Carson Budke tossed four touchdown passes, including a momentum swinging 82-yard scoring aerial in the second quarter, to lead visiting Beaverton High School to a non-league 37-7 victory over Summit High School Friday night.

The junior quarterback completed 13 of 24 passes for 299 yards without an interception, earning The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors.

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.






Camri Reinhart

Azusa Pacific



Taiton Fox

Austin College



Brandt Waller




Riley Straly

Independence Community College



Matt Van Tassell


Klamath Falls


Reed Sehorn Hurst




Aja Perks

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR


Violet Mills

New Hope Christian College



Kayla Berg

Wenatchee Valley

Wenatchee, WA


Playoff Update

Bend Girls Advance to Semifinals in 5A Playoffs

The 6th-seeded Bend Lava Bears upset #3 seed Central 26-23 in a low-scoring affair in Corvallis on Tuesday night to advance to the Semifinals of the Oregon School Activities Association 5A Girls Playoffs.
Bend will face 2nd-seeded La Salle Prep on Thursday at 3:15pm at Gill Coliseum.
Tomorrow, two Central Oregon boys teams will play in the Quarterfinals of their tournaments.
First, the #8 seed Sisters Outlaws will take on the top-seeded Banks Braves in the 4A Playoffs at Forest Grove High School at 1:30pm on Wednesday.
Then, back in Corvallis, 6th-seeded Mountain View High School will face the #3 seed, Thurston, at 6:30pm on Wednesday in the 5A Quarterfinals.

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.


Playoff Picture

High School Basketball Playoffs Tip-Off This Week

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom takes a look at the playoffs in high school basketball with several games on tap over the next few days.
Here is the full 5A and 4A playoff schedule for boys and girls:

Boys 5A Play-In Games


St. Helens at Bend 5:30pm
Summit at Parkrose 6pm

Girls 5A Play-in Games


Putnam at Ridgeview TBA
Summit at Hillsboro 5pm

Girls 4A Playoff Game


#9 Valley Catholic at #8 Madras 6:30pm

Boys 4a Playoff Games


#16 Madras at #1 Banks 3pm
#9 Henley at #8 Sisters 5pm