Mountain View athletes announce college choices — A dozen Mountain View High School seniors have announced their plans to compete in sports at the college level. The school recognized those athletes at its annual Athletic Signing Day event last Wednesday. The signees included Kelsey Swenson (cross-country and track, University of Idaho); Moruya Harvey (tennis and soccer, Santa Barbara Community College); Luke Klein (baseball, Umpqua Community College); Chase McClain (basketball, Central Washington or Carroll College); Emma Brady (swimming, Boise State); Nathan Myers (track, Lane Community College); Mahryahna Callegari (volleyball, College of the Redwoods); Shandon Malikowski (baseball and football, Pacific University); Brooklyn Heinrick (volleyball, New Hope Christian College); Dalton Payfer-Lockling (football, Pacific University); Landon Dean (football, College of the Siskiyous); and Griffin McKean (swimming, Grand Canyon University).
Redmond to host athletic awards show — Redmond School District will host its first “Redmond Excellence in Sports Yearly” (RESPY) awards dinner and auction on June 1, according to a news release. The RESPYs will take place at the Deschutes County fairgrounds in the Middle Sister Hall, starting at 5 p.m. Funds raised from ticket sales, corporate sponsorships, and a silent and live auction will fund equipment and other expenses for sports programs at both Redmond and Ridgeview high schools, according to the release. The event will be styled after the ESPYs, a national award show that honors individual and athletic team achievements. Redmond and Ridgeview athletic director Kevin Bryant says the goal is to raise $75,000. “The event will be an excellent opportunity to highlight our outstanding student-athletes, coaches, and raise funds to ensure that Redmond athletic programs remain stable and competitive,” Bryant was quoted in the release. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Ridgeview athletic office at 541-316-2850 or the Redmond High athletic office at 541-923-4806.
Central District posts state qualifiers — A long list of local ropers and riders will represent the Central District at the Oregon High School Equestrian Teams state championship meet, set for May 9-12 at the Deschutes County fairgrounds in Redmond. Qualifiers for the state competition were determined based on points scored at three district meets throughout the season. The complete list of Central District qualifiers appears in today’s Prep Scoreboard.
Lava Bears No. 2 in 6A — Bend came from behind to defeat Sprague 5-4 Saturday in nine innings in the second game of a Mountain Valley Conference doubleheader in Salem. Down 4-2, the Lava Bears scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game and then took the lead in the ninth. A.J. Lovejoy shut out the Olympians from the mound over the final four innings to earn the win. At the plate, Cooper Simmonds hit a two-run home run. Bend lost 4-2 in the opener. The Lava Bears, 13-3 overall and 3-2 in the MVC, host rival Mountain View on Tuesday.
Among the Bend High seniors to recently sign a college letter of intent is Calvan Berteau, who announced that he will play soccer at San Diego State University.
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