• Brawl of the Wild viewing on tap: University of Montana and Montana State University alumni and friends will be gathering in Bend on Saturday, Nov. 17, to watch the 112th Brawl of the Wild football game between those two schools. The game is scheduled to be broadcast at the Summit Saloon & Stage, located at 125 N.W. Oregon Ave. in downtown Bend. Kickoff is slated for 12:30 p.m. Pacific time.
For questions, contact Jim and Joan Hinds for the Grizzlies at 541-420-5696 or Todd and Candy Peplin for the Bobcats at 541-923-9695.
• Youth qualifies for national competition: Blaine Davis is competing this week in the USA Gymnastics Future Stars Program national competition for the third consecutive year.
Blaine, who trains at Bend’s Acrovision Sports Center, qualified for the national event at a Future Stars regional meet staged on Oct. 5 in Seattle. Blaine, who is 12 and lives near Sunriver, was one of three 12-year-old boys from the region — consisting of Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho — who advanced. The national Future Stars event begins Thursday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., and concludes on Sunday. Blaine’s competition is scheduled for Friday evening.
Future Stars is a USAG developmental program for boys ages 8 through 13. Participants compete in nine events — the six standard men’s events and three others — against other gymnasts of the same age, and top finishers at the national level can qualify for the Junior National Development Team. Videos of two of Blaine’s routines from the Future Stars regional competition can be accessed at Acrovision Sports Center’s Facebook page.
• Snowball event on tap: Tickets are still available for the 26th annual Snowball, which serves as a fundraiser for the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation’s athlete scholarship fund. The event, which includes a dinner, an auction and a dance, is slated for this Friday, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at Sunriver Resort. This year’s Snowball will include silent and live auctions of more than 100 items, a gourmet meal and entertainment. Tickets cost $100. For more information or to purchase tickets, call MBSEF at 541-388-0002 or email Molly Cogswell-Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Lord’s Acre recap: Rigo Ramirez, Tawnie McDonald, Nic Ballard and Hannah Summers were the winners Saturday at the annual Lord’s Acre Run in Powell Butte. Bend’s Ramirez was the top finisher in the 10-kilometer race with a time of 39 minutes, 12 seconds. McDonald, also of Bend, was the first woman and sixth participant overall to cross the finish line; her time was 45:05. Ballard, yet another Bend resident, won the 5-kilometer race in 18:19, while Summers (hometown not available) was the first-place woman in 24:45. A total of 36 participants finished the 10K race, and 107 completed the 5K.
Complete results from the Lord’s Acre Run are available in Community Sports Scoreboard, above, right.
• Volunteers needed for upcoming races: The Smith Rock Race Group is seeking volunteers for its upcoming turkey trot races. Volunteers are needed for both the third annual Bend Turkey Trot, scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, and for the Sisters Turkey Trot, which will take place two days later on Nov. 24.
For the Bend race, volunteers are asked to arrive at 7 a.m. to assist in setting up for the event, which will begin at 9 a.m. on Skyline Ranch Road west of Bend. For the Sisters race, volunteers are asked to arrive at 9 a.m. for the 11 a.m. race, which will start at Village Green Park. Proceeds and food donations from the Bend race will benefit La Pine Community Kitchen, while monetary and food donations from the free Sisters race will go to the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank.
To sign up to volunteer at either race, contact Rosemary Douglass at email@example.com.
—Bulletin staff reports