Middle-school sign ups taking place — Bend Parks and Rec and Bend-La Pine Schools are again partnering to sponsor boys and girls middle school basketball. The programs are open to all boys and girls in grades six through eight who live in the Bend-La Pine Schools district boundary. Boys registration closes Oct. 16 and girls registration ends Dec. 27. The fee is $54. Walk-in registration only.
Cougar COBO team looking for coaches — The Mountain View boys basketball program is in need of volunteer coaches for its middle-school Central Oregon Basketball Organization (COBO) team. Previous playing or coaching experience is required. Practices are held twice a week and games are on the weekends. If interested, contact Mountain View boys coach Craig Reid at 541-318-8014 or at email@example.com.
Storm girls COBO tryouts scheduled for November — Tryouts for the Summit High girls Central Oregon Basketball Organization (COBO) team will take place next month. The Summit COBO fifth- and sixth-grade team will have tryouts Nov. 4 at Cascade Middle School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Storm's sixth- and seventh-grade team will work out players Nov. 6 at Cascade from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no cost to tryout. For more information, contact Summit High girls coach Ryan Cruz at ryan.cruz@ target="_blank" href="http://bend.k12.or.us">bend.k12.or.us.
Locals claim NPRA titles — Several Central Oregonians recorded Northwest Professional Rodeo Association championships in Prineville on Sept. 20 and 21. Terrebonne's Shane Erickson capped a stellar season by finishing first in the NPRA's season-long all-around cowboy standings, in addition to winning the NPRA finals all-around award. Culver's Charlie Barker won the 2013 NPRA saddle bronc championship after placing in both go-rounds and the average at the NPRA's season-ending event. Barker, who also won money in cow milking and steer wrestling this year, was the NPRA's 2013 reserve all-around champion. Brian Bain, also of Culver, was first in the average at the NPRA finals. Stevie Rae Willis, of Terrebonne, won the NPRA's 2013 all-around cowgirl award, while Sammy Jo Cardoza was this year's reserve champ. For full results from the 2013 NPRA season, go to www.nprarodeo.com.