Officiating association seeks commissioner — The Central Oregon Volleyball Officials Association is accepting applications for the position of commissioner. The paid position is a three-year contract; compensation is from area high schools and association membership fees. Among the commissioner’s duties are assignment of officials to matches, attending association meetings and meetings of athletic directors and assessing officials’ skill levels. Applicants must have volleyball knowledge, computer skills and organizational skills. Additional information is available via email. Résumés and a letter of interest should be submitted to the COVOA board of directors at covoa2@gmail.com by March 29.


Lava Bears Unified state champs — Bend High won the OSAA Unified state championship Saturday at Oregon State University’s Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. The Lava Bears defeated Sutherlin 33-27 in the finals of the four-team tournament. Carson Hall had 10 points and five rebounds to lead Bend in the championship game. Peyton Poirier grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with four points. Unified Sports combines Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities on sports teams for training and competition.

Locals advance to NAIA championship game — ­Oregon Tech, which includes Mountain View graduate Matt Van Tassell and Ridgeview graduate Garret Albrecht, defeated Cascade Conference rival College of Idaho 93-81 Monday in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Albrecht had seven points and six rebounds in the win while Van Tassell chipped in with two points and two rebounds. In a 107-93 win over top-ranked Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday, Albrecht, a sophomore, scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Van Tassell, a freshman, added 14 points. Eighth-ranked Oregon Tech (27-7) is champion of the Cascade Conference.


Summit 2nd in alpine state championships — The Summit boys and girls teams each finished second overall at the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association alpine state championships staged Thursday and Friday at Mt. Hood Meadows. Tucker Scroggins of Central Catholic won the boys individual combined (slalom and giant slalom) with a total time of 3:28.75. Summit’s Riley O’Brien was second in 3:34.22. Lakeridge won the boys team competition, while Summit was second and Hood River Valley third. Samantha Woodring of Oregon Episcopal School won the girls individual combined in 3:35.67. Summit’s Keely Buchanan was fourth (3:51.00) and Ava Lilley fifth (3:52.97). Hood River Valley won the girls team competition. Summit was second and Lakeridge finished third.

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