Unified Sports game to open Civil War — Mountain View and Bend High will face off in a Unified Sports basketball game to tip off the Civil War games Tuesday at Mountain View High School. The game will start at 1:30 p.m. in the west gym, and admission is free. The Unified Sports program combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (“unified partners”) on sports teams for training and competition. The Bend vs. Mountain View varsity games are set for 5:15 p.m. for the girls and 7 p.m. for the boys. For more information about Special Olympics and Unified Sports, visit www.projectunifyoregon.com.
Bend High teams face busy week — The Lava Bears’ girls and boys home games against McNary of Keizer this past Friday, postponed because of poor travel conditions, have been rescheduled for Wednesday. The girls game is at 4 p.m., followed by the boys at 5:30. That leaves the Lava Bears with a busy week, as they are also scheduled to play at Mountain View on Tuesday night and host South Salem on Friday.
La Pine girls headed to postseason — The Hawks secured second place in the Class 3A Mountain Valley Conference and a playoff spot with a 50-30 defeat of Santiam Christian on Friday. La Pine (7-4 MVC, 14-9 overall) outrebounded the Eagles 45-15, and senior post Haily Hinkle led the Hawks with 16 points. Senior point guard Cortney Wolf added 15 points and was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free-throw line. “Friday was our most complete game of the season,” said La Pine coach Brian Broaddus. “We played well from start to finish.” La Pine, which last season was winless in league play, has won three straight games and five of its last six. “They continue to get better,” Broaddus said. “They’ve been really coachable, and the definition of grit is these girls. We haven’t had a very deep rotation and we’ve lost a few heartbreakers. But they just keep working and working and getting better.” The Hawks host MVC-leading Pleasant Hill (10-0, 20-3) on Wednesday to wrap up the regular season. They will open the playoffs on the road Feb. 23 against an opponent to be determined.
White Buffs, Outlaws qualify for state — Five Madras swimmers and four from Sisters will compete in the OSAA 4A/3A/2A/1A state swimming championships Friday and Saturday at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton. Gabi Smith and Elli Williams will represent the White Buffaloes in the girls 50- and 100-yard freestyle. Smith, Williams, Bailee Tucker and Emma Shierk qualified for state in the 200 free relay, and Julian Hollingshead will swim the boys 50 free. For Sisters, Lydia Bartlett is the top seed in the girls 200-yard freestyle and also qualified in the 500 free. Also for the Outlaws, Meredith Mandal will compete in the 100 butterfly and 100 free, and Brooke Robillard qualified in the 100 breaststroke. Bartlett, Mandal and Robillard will also swim the 400 free relay with teammate Maddie Busick.
Officials needed in Central Oregon — The Oregon Lacrosse Officials Association is recruiting officials to work high school games in Central Oregon in the upcoming season. “We have a real need here in Bend and the surrounding area for officials to do JV and varsity high school games,” said Craig Poole, a certified US Lacrosse trainer and current high school senior official with the Oregon Lacrosse Officials Association. The local high school lacrosse season starts in mid-March. For more information or to sign up to become an official, go to www.ohsla.net/Officials/ and click on the “Become an Official” picture, or call Poole at 503-991-1214.
Mountain View graduate Davis Holly scored a career-high 37 points Friday to lead Pacific University of Forest Grove to a 127-118 men’s basketball home win over Pacific Lutheran. Holly, a junior guard, made 14 of 17 field-goal attempts, including 5 of 7 3-pointers, in just 22 minutes of the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference game. … Redmond High senior Dylan Young has signed a national letter of intent to play football at NAIA Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. Young, a second team all-Intermountain Conference defensive lineman last season, was a three-year starter for the Panthers.
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