Community Sports in Brief

Published Jul 22, 2013 at 05:00AM

Horseshoes

Locals to compete at world tourney — Three members of the Bend Horseshoe Club will compete in the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Horseshoe Tournament, set for today through July 31 in St. George, Utah. Bob Bender and Dave King, both of Bend, will compete in the Elder Men (short-distance) division, while Devon Kurtz, of Bend, will compete in the Open Men division.

Nordic Skiing

Local skiers attend elite training camps — Several members of Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF) recently attended an elite U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) training camp. Bend residents Skyler Kenna (18), Alex Wiltz (18), Leo Lukens (15) and Emily Hyde (16) participated in the Western Region Elite Group camp in Park City, Utah, in late June. The camp is for top skiers ages 19 and younger who are chosen based on Junior National results and USSA national rankings. Additionally, Lukens and Zeb Millslagle (16 and of Bend) are scheduled to attend the National Elite J2 camp in August at Northern Michigan University. The two MBSEF skiers were selected for the camp based on their performance at the 2013 Junior National Championships in March.

Soccer

Youth coaches needed — Volunteer soccer coaches are needed for the Bend Park and Recreation District and Bend FC Timbers 2013 Bend United Recreation Soccer League (BURSL). The 10-week season runs from Aug. 19 to Oct. 26. The program is open to boys and girls in first through eighth grade. Typically, two practices are held each week, and games are played in Bend on Saturdays. Coaches may select their own practice times, days and locations. The time commitment for coaches is about five hours each week. Free coaching clinics will be offered in August. Prospective coaches will be screened for a criminal background. For more information, contact Rich Ekman at 541-706-6126 or email rich@bendparksandrec.org.

TRACK & FIELD

Locals qualify for nationals — Several members of the Central Oregon Running Klub (CORK) recently qualified for the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships, set for today through July 28 in Greensboro, N.C. Eight CORK members qualified for nationals at the Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships, held July 4-7 in Seattle. Female qualifiers include Megan Cornett (13-14 age division; regional pentathlon, 1,600-meter relay, triple jump, 200 hurdles, 400), Sarah Reeves (15-16 age division; 800, 1,500), Olivia Brooks (13-14 age division; 1,500, 3,000), Piper Flannery (13-14 age division; 400, 1,600 relay), Emma Stevenson (15-16 age division; long jump) and Hilary Wyllie (13-14 age division; 1,600 relay). Male qualifiers include Jack Strang (9-10 age division; 800, 1,500) and Ben Strang (age 8 and under; javelin). Complete Region 13 results for CORK members are available at usatf.org.

—Bulletin staff reports