Title Town

The Culver High School Wrestling team earned their 12th State championship in the last 13 years in February and added to the program’s reputation as a true wrestling dynasty in Oregon.
The one constant during the Bulldogs’ dominant run has been Coach J.D. Alley, who has been turning Culver teens into champions for nearly three decades.
“Title Town” is presented by Central Oregon Daily and produced by Eric Lindstrom.

The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Luke Musgrave

201 yards rushing for Payton Davis. 207 yards passing for Cooper Simmonds. But, constantly disrupting the Summit offense and returning an interception 44 yards for a touchdown just before the end of the first half to give the visitors a lead they would not relinquish, earned Luke Musgrave The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors in Bend’s 40-23 victory over the host Storm Friday evening in a Special District 6 football game.

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: Jade Waskom

Scoring aces and kills at crucial points in the match, Jade Waskom helped lead Summit to a 3-1 (25-18, 14-25, 25-21, 25-18) victory over host Mountain View in a Mountain Valley Conference volleyball match Tuesday evening.

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

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.

Parents Look for Upgrades in School Safety

Since the shootings in Parkland last month, the discussion surrounding school safety has been led by the surviving students and their peers across the country, but it’s not just the students who are joining the conversation.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with a local parent who’s voicing her concerns about the safety of students in Bend, and what she’s hoping Bend-La Pine Schools will do to address them.

Lisa Carton also sits down with Bend-La Pine School District’s Deputy Superintendent Jay Mathisen to see how the district is reacting to these requests from students and parents.

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!

Supper Club: Bend High Schools Move to 6A League

Big changes are in store for Bend high schools after a decision from the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) changed the schools’ league and competition level beginning next year.

For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom sat down with three local reporters who cover high school sports to look at the impact of this week’s OSAA decision. Thanks to Grant, Joshua and Mike for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.