Community Sports in Brief

Published Oct 2, 2012 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM


• League sign-up deadline approaching: The registration deadline for the Bend Park & Recreation District’s adult basketball league is Oct. 19.

Five-on-five men’s and women’s leagues for players age 18 and older will be offered. Leagues will be for men 18 and older, men 35 and older, and women 18 and older. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons from Nov. 4 through March 16. Teams will play 12 games apiece and participate in a single-elimination tournament at season’s end.

Registration is available at the park district office, 799 S.W. Columbia St. Walk-in registration only. Fee is $675 per team, and teams must register by 5 p.m. on Oct. 19. Space is limited.

For more information, call Rich Ekman, park district sports coordinator, at 541-706-6126.


• Bobcats win first game: In the first match in program history, the Central Oregon Community College Rugby Football Club defeated Reed College of Portland 62-12 on Saturday in Bend. Jeff Millan paced the Bobcats’ attack with 22 points, and COCC coach Woody Bennett praised the play of scrum half Taylor Ulbricht and full back Sergio Gairo.

The Bobcats’ next game is scheduled for this Saturday in Tacoma, Wash., against the University of Puget Sound. The team’s next home match of the season is slated for 11 a.m. on Oct. 14 against Whitman College of Walla Walla, Wash.


• Fun run on tap: The seventh annual I Like Pie fun run and pie baking contest is once again scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, which this year is Nov. 22.

Participants have the option of running 2-kilometer, 5K, 10K or 10-mile distances along the First Street Rapids trail in north Bend. Turnarounds will be marked. The run, which will not be timed, will begin at 9 a.m. at the Riverfront Plaza, behind the FootZone running shoe store in downtown Bend. Participants are free to bring pies to share. Entry in the pie baking contest is optional.

A donation of $5 cash or check and five cans of food is suggested. According to organizers, the 2011 I Like Pie event generated almost $6,000 and nearly 4,000 pounds of food for the nonprofit NeighborImpact, which is also the beneficiary this year. Registration is available in person at FootZone, 845 N.W. Wall St., and online at For information about NeighborImpact, an organization that assists economically disadvantaged Central Oregonians, go to

• No change in race route: Organizers of the Happy Dirty Girls trail-running event have announced that the Pole Creek Fire near Sisters has not affected the planned course routes for the trail half marathon and the 5K race. The inaugural women’s-only event is scheduled for Nov. 3. The half marathon route consists primarily of trails in the Peterson Ridge trail system, while the 5K route goes through downtown Sisters.

The half marathon race is sold out, but entries are still being accepted for the 5K. Registration is $35 through Oct. 31 and $40 Nov. 1-3. For more information or to register, go to

—Bulletin staff report