Central Oregon climbers advance to nationals — Bend Endurance Academy climbers Walker Davis and Tristan Helmich have advanced to the American Bouldering Series 14 Youth National Championships with their performances at the ABS Divisionals Championships, staged Jan. 12-13 in Tigard. Davis moved up from fifth after the first day of competition to place third of 22 participants in the male Youth B division (birth years 1998-99). Helmich was in fifth place in the male Youth A division (birth years 1996-97) after the first day and moved up a spot in the final results to take fourth of 19 climbers. Davis advances to the national event for the fourth time, Helmich for the third time. The national competition is scheduled for March 1-3 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Call for tryouts for local team — The Redmond Sports Federation Cobra 14U ASA fast pitch softball team is staging individual tryouts for prospective players. The squad is open to Central Oregon girls age 14 or younger as of Jan. 1, 2013, and is looking for experienced players. To schedule a tryout or for more information, contact Dave Fierstos at 541-550-0491.
—Bulletin staff reports