The Pacific Crest Sports Festival got under way down in Sunriver today and runs through the weekend. The festival is the largest endurance event in Central Oregon with more than 4,000 competitors. However concerns over the size of the race, and its affect on the small community of Sunriver, means there could be changes on the way.
Eric Lindstrom went down to Sunriver today to check out the festivities and catch up with the race director.
The District Five Little League Tournament was taking place all week in Madras. The big Little League tournament featured all-star baseball and softball teams from all across the region.
Teams competed to advance out to the state tournament and the winner of each division moves on. If you keep winning you could eventually end up at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in August.
Central Oregon was well represented in the tournament with teams from Warm Springs all the way down to La Pine and everywhere in between competing at the weeklong tournament and enjoying the kick off to their summer.
It’s time for this week’s Strictly Organic art and culture chat, Chris Gestvang and Kirk Foster are here with a preview of this weekend’s big Pickleball event the Central Oregon Classic.
For the upcoming 2019-20 ski season, Mt. Bachelor will be unveiling their new Woodward Mountain Park which will be geared toward learning. The new area will feature three new lifts, two covered carpet lifts, and one aerial chair lift, as well as a start park where you can practice your “pizza” and “french fries” before hitting up the summit lift. You’ll also be seeing some other upgrades to the resort come the 2019 season, in the form of new parking lots, remodeled rental shops and modernized restroom facilities.
Bend Rock Gym is already the hot spot to climb indoors in town but now the gym has expanded its facility by 11,000 square feet and has all new walls for beginners to experts. The gym will be hosting an open house for the public from 6-9 PM on Thursday, June 13, with beer and pizza for visitors to enjoy.
Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth has more.
The La Pine Hawks baseball team made history on Friday, winning only the second baseball state title in the schools history. The first came just a year ago, making the Hawks back-to-back state champs.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom was at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer to witness the feat.
Less than twenty-four hours after La Pine defended their 3A baseball title, the Ridgeview Ravens softball team stepped onto the field at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene for their first-ever state championship appearance on Saturday.
Central Oregon Daily’s Meghan Glova was there when the Ravens won the 5A state title.
Just a year ago the La Pine High School baseball team won the state title in Salem, and today they took to the field for the 3A High School Baseball Playoffs to defend that title. Since last year the team lost seven senior players but Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom was in La Pine just before the game to see how the very young team was feeling.