OHSET Central District meet this week — The third meet of the Oregon High School Equestrian Teams season for the Central District will take place this week at the Rim Rock Riders Event Center in Powell Butte. The competition runs Friday through Sunday and includes a variety of roping and riding events starting at approximately 8:30 a.m. each day. The Central District consists of teams representing Bend, Crook County, La Pine, Mountain View, Redmond, Ridgeview, Sisters, Summit and Trinity Lutheran high schools, as well as teams from Dufur, Hermiston, Lakeview, Pendleton and The Dalles. Spectators are welcome; admission is free. The OHSET state championship meet will be held May 9-12 at the Deschutes County fairgrounds in Redmond.
Lava Bears go 4-1 in Arizona — Bend High won its final four games in the Pride Classic last week in the Phoenix area. After falling to Bishop Manogue, Nevada, 6-0 on Monday, the Lava Bears defeated Lowell, California, 10-4 on Tuesday and beat Manitou Springs, Colorado, 11-1 on Wednesday. Bend then won 13-2 over Littleton, Colorado, on Thursday and edged Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 6-4 on Friday. Quinn Clair, coach of the 6-1 Lava Bears, credited Bend’s early success to the team’s six seniors — Cole Parker, Cooper Simmonds, Nate Monday, Kyle Reed, Tysen Scott and Reece Gordon. “They continue to impress me with the examples they set for our younger players,” Clair said. Parker had eight hits in the five games, including three for extra bases and four RBIs. Reed had six hits and scored five runs during the week. Games were played at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, Apollo High School in Glendale and Boulder Creek High in Anthem. Bend plays Pendleton and Hood River Valley on Tuesday in Hood River.
Crook County on a winning roll — The Cowboys have won four consecutive games, improving their record to 6-3 overall. Crook County defeated Forest Grove 4-2 last Tuesday, then went 3-0 at the Madras Tournament, beating Madras 11-1, Taft 11-3 and Junction City 7-2. “It has been a fun little winning streak,” said Crook County baseball coach Kramer Croisant. “It has been a total team effort. Pitching has been a strength of ours, and we are swinging it pretty well so far.” Kramer noted that the team ERA is 2.38 and the team batting average is .312. The Cowboys host Silverton on Tuesday and Mountain View on Friday to wrap up their nonleague schedule. “We have shown up with a great attitude and have put in the effort to be successful,” Croisant added. “We are getting better every time we step on the field both in games and practice.”
Redmond High senior tennis standout Benny Saito has signed to play at Westmont University, an NAIA school in Santa Barbara, California. A two-time Class 5A state qualifier, Saito was a boys singles consolation finalist as a sophomore in 2017 and last season was the 5A consolation winner. … Summit graduate Madison Odiorne, a senior golfer at Washington State, turned in one of the best performances of her career in leading the Cougars to eighth place in the 12-team Juli Inkster Invitational, held March 18-19 in Fairfax, California. Odiorne posted a 1-over-par 217 for the 54-hole event, tying for eighth place in the 72-player field.
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