Hundreds race Peterson Ridge Rumble — Central Oregon runners were among the division winners Sunday in the annual Peterson Ridge Rumble, which included a 20-mile trail run and a 40-mile ultra race. The races were staged on routes along the Peterson Ridge and Metolius-Windigo trails near Sisters. Nearly 350 entries finished the 20-mile event, which was won by Bend’s Jared Bassett with a time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 21 seconds. The first female finisher was Rachel Drake, of Portland, who was sixth overall in 2:20:30. The top female in the 40-mile race was Ashley Nordell, of Sisters, whose time of 4:58:58 was ninth overall among 95 finishers. The male winner of the 40-miler was Bend’s Mario Mendoza, in 4:08:40. More results in Community Sports Scoreboard.
Local youth program seeks referees — A program-record 700 boys and girls have signed up to play Bend Park & Recreation District lacrosse this spring. Now the district needs to find referees to officiate the games. Anyone interested in becoming a youth lacrosse referee for the park district must attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the park district office, 799 SW Columbia St. Officiating experience is not necessary, but prospective referees should have sound lacrosse knowledge. A clean criminal record and pre-employment drug test are also required, and officials must be at least 14 years old. Pay ranges from $15 to $34 per game, depending on experience and grade level. Games will be played at the Big Sky Sports Complex in northeast Bend on weekday evenings from April 24 through May 31. For more information, contact park district sports program coordinator Rich Ekman at 541-706-6126 or email@example.com .
Bend Blues notch division victory — Max Rastovich scored three tries Saturday to lead the Bend Blues high school boys rugby team to a 59-15 victory over the Linn-Benton Lions at Big Sky Park in Bend. Drake De Priest, Jacob Lehnherr and Noah Michelson each scored twice for the Blues, and Hogan Tinker and Ryan Calderon scored one try apiece. Tre Steele added two conversions for Bend, which improved to 1-2 in the Rugby Oregon Club Championship Division with the win. The Blues play again this Saturday at Big Sky Park. Spectators are welcome, and admission is free to the 12:30 p.m. match.
— Bulletin staff reports