• High school deadline approaches: The deadline to register for the Bend Park & Recreation District’s upcoming high school basketball league is Nov. 27.

The league is recreational and is open to high school boys and girls who are not playing in their high school programs. The season starts Dec. 2 and continues through March 10. Games will be played at Bend’s Pilot Butte Middle School on Sunday evenings. Officials, scorekeepers and team T-shirts will be provided.

Registration is $54 for park district residents, $73 otherwise, and is available online at and in person at the park district office, 799 S.W. Columbia St.

For more information, contact Greg Brady at 541-706-6124.


• Civil War at the Century Center: The Civil War Bash & Benefit event is scheduled to take place on Saturday at the Century Center in Bend. The event, friendly to all ages, will broadcast the Civil War football game between the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers on three projector screens. Doors will open at 11 a.m., and the game will kick off at noon. Beer and wine will be available for adults 21 and older. Activities will be staged before the game and at halftime, and prizes will be awarded.

Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit Sparrow Clubs, and canned food donations will go to the Bethlehem Inn. Admission is $7, or $5 for those who donate a can of food. Beer and wine purchase is not included.

The Century Center is located at 70 S.W. Century Drive, Suite 110.

For more information, search for the Civil War Bash & Benefit on Facebook or call 541-788-9521.


• Central Oregonian competes in national event: Blaine Davis placed 18th among 12-year-old boys in the USA Gymnastics Future Stars Program national competition, staged Nov. 8-11 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Davis, who lives near Sunriver and trains at Bend’s Acrovision Sports Center, earned an all-around score of 72.300 points, which placed him in the top half of the field of 36 and within eight points of the first-place gymnast. Davis’ best finishes in individual events were ties for ninth place on the pommel horse and in parallel bars strength. He also took 10th place on parallel bars.

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 gymnasts of the same age, and top finishers at the national level can qualify for the Junior National Development Team. This is the third year that Davis has taken part in the national competition. Video of Davis’ parallel bars routine at the Future Stars competition can be accessed at Acrovision Sports Center’s Facebook page.


• Redmond center switching locations: The Redmond Area Park and Recreation District Activity Center is moving to a new building and will be open in its new location on Dec. 3.

The center, which houses a number of RAPRD’s sports camps and classes, is moving from Southeast Jackson Street to 2433 S.W. Canal Blvd., and will offer a total of more than 8,000 square feet of space in its two buildings. The current activity center will operate on a reduced schedule Nov. 26-30.

For the most current schedules, go to or call 541-526-1847.


• King wins on East Coast: Bend’s Max King set a course record and won the JFK 50 Mile on Saturday in Maryland. King completed the race from Boonsboro to Williamsport in 5 hours, 34 minutes, 58 seconds, chopping nearly six minutes off the 2011 course record in the process. Trent Briney, of Boulder, Colo., finished second in 5:37:56, and former course record holder David Riddle, of Cincinnati, was third in 5:45:13. Another Bend resident, Ian Sharman, finished fourth in 5:50:46. Ellie Greenwood, a British citizen who lives in British Columbia, Canada, set the women’s course record in 6:11:59 and took 10th place overall. Nearly 950 participants completed the race.


• Thanksgiving regional: Three youth soccer players from Central Oregon and the Bend-based Oregon Rush Soccer Club were selected to participate with their respective age-group regional teams at the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls and Boys Thanksgiving Interregional events. Natalie Ambrose, a junior at Sisters High School, is playing with the Region IV (West) 1996 girls squad. Ambrose is the only player from Oregon on that team. The Girls Thanksgiving Interregional, which began on Sunday and concludes on Friday, is being staged in Boca Raton, Fla. Ambrose and her teammates defeated the Region III (South) squad 1-0 on Sunday. Their next game is scheduled for today.

Samuel Buzzas, a freshman at Bend’s Summit High School, was named to the Region IV 1998 boys roster, and Miguel Alonso, of Madras, is playing on the Region IV 1999 boys squad. Their interregional is slated for this Saturday through Monday in Casa Grande, Ariz.


• Bend team wins senior tournament: The Bend-based Double R Desert Dawgs slow pitch team went 4-0 to win the 55+ A Blue Division of the Huntsman World Senior Games, staged Oct. 7-19 in St. George, Utah. Craig Everhart and Mike Koepf led the team with tournament batting averages of .895 and .778, respectively. A Redmond-based team, the Cascade Thunder, won bronze in the same division.

Earlier, the Desert Dawgs placed second in their division in the CAN/AM Softball Tournament in the Mesquite Senior Games in Nevada. Team members are Bend residents Jim Engels, Steve Bruton, Alan Rombach and Marc Schafler; Redmond residents Koepf and Charlie Moon; Salem residents Brian Evans, Everhart, Terry Ness and Jeff Johnson; and Eugene residents Donnie Allen, Kenny Baker, Denny Merkle and Brian Frazier.

Disc golf

• Tournament in Bend: More than 60 disc golfers took to the course at Sundance Meadows in Bend on Saturday for the Giblet Hurl. In the pro division, Bend’s Mike Ward shot a two-round score of 95, holding off runner-up fellow Bend resident Ryan Lane by three shots.

Jesse Ramsey, of Bend, squeaked out a one-shot win against Sisters’ Steve Corfield, 103 to 104, in the tightly bunched amateur men’s division. Dylan Sigstedt, Caleb Anderson and Patrick Bluhm, all of Bend, tied for third at 105. In the women’s division, Bend’s Valerie Jenkins breezed to victory, scoring a 107 to the 119 posted by runner-up Miranda Erickson, also of Bend.

Complete results from the Giblet Hurl are available in Community Sports Scoreboard, below.

Martial arts

• Central Oregonians pass tests: Eight taekwondo students from Bend’s High Desert Martial Arts passed their respective black belt tests on Saturday in Portland.

Seven of the students passed first-degree black belt tests: Jason Hicks, 9; Luke Mocke, 11; Melanie Snow, 37; Matthew Wurth, 37; D’Ann Johnson, 42; Cort Johnson, 47; and Cathy Freyberg, 56. Another High Desert student, Joni Ransom, 12, passed her second-degree black belt test. A 10th-degree black belt is the highest level attainable.

—Bulletin staff reports