Bulletin staff report


Bend woman medals twice — Sheena Fischer, a member of the Central Oregon Badminton Club, won two bronze medals at the Huntsman World Senior Games, which were held in St. George, Utah, from Oct. 9-21. She finished third in the women’s 65-69 singles and doubles divisions, teaming with Liz Parker of Blaine, Washington.


Bend girls COBO tryouts to be held Nov. 14 — Tryouts for Bend girls Central Oregon Basketball Organization teams will be held at the High Desert Middle School gym on Nov. 14. Girls in the fifth and sixth grades will try out from 7 to 8 p.m. and seventh and eighth graders will meet from 8 to 9 p.m. All girls trying out for the team should live within the Bend High School boundary, and there is no cost to try out. An open gym session will be held at Bend High School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, contact Allison Gardner at allison.gardner@ target="_blank" href="http://bend.k12.or.us" bend.k12.or.usclass="auto">bend.k12.or.us or visit www.cobobasketball.com.


First bash set for Saturday — The first event of the Bend Boulder Bash series will be held at Bend Rock Gym on Saturday. More experienced climbers may enter the open category, and the “For Funzies” category is open to all. Entry costs $25. Day-of registration opens at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by a rules meeting at 2:15 p.m. and climbing from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The final round will start at 7 p.m. Winners of the open competition qualify for the finals round of the Bend Boulder Bash finale, which will be held Jan. 20. For more details or to sign up, visit http://bendrockgym.com/bend-boulder-bash.


Day wins at Calgary Stampede — Tumalo rider and owner Lesley Day won the Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity Non-Pro Derby Finals on Catarific on Oct. 15, winning $10,541.71 with a score of 217. On Oct. 14, rider Russell Elrod of Terrebonne finished fourth in the Open Classic Finals on Mr Opus Time, owned by Bill Grady of Kirkland, Washington, with a score of 217, winning $4,579.22. Reysin Autumn, owned by Ranch Coyote Rock of Terrebonne and ridden by Andrew Coates of Esparto, California, finished sixth in the same event with 216 points. Reyzn Dust, also owned by Ranch Coyote Rock and ridden by Coates, finished sixth with 216 points in the Open Futurity Finals on Oct. 14, winning $6,517.98. Elrod finished fourth on Barba Rey, owned by Jess and Kathy Phifer of Forest Grove, in the Open Derby Finals on Oct. 14, winning $5,447.35 on 215.5 points. Bend rider and owner Emily Clark finished third with 216 points on LHR Who Dat Cat in the Non-Pro 7up Finals on Oct. 15, earning $2,046.00. Clark finished eighth on Cool Cat in Shades in the Non-Pro Classic Finals, winning $2,690.36 on 209.5 points.


Date set for COCC Turkey Trot — The 18th annual Central Oregon Community College Turkey Trot will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at the COCC track. Day-of registration for the 3-mile race will be held in Mazama Gym from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Entry is free for COCC students and $10 for all other participants. Proceeds benefit the COCC Foundation, which provides financial assistance for students. For more information or to register before the race, contact Bill Douglass at bdouglass@cocc.edu.

Snow Sports

Nordic ski class starts Monday — Physical therapist Tim Gross will lead a six-part nordic skiing performance and biomechanics class that will meet Mondays from Nov. 6 through Dec. 11. Classes will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Rebound Physical Therapy at 1303 NE Cushing Drive in Bend. The first class will focus on movement analysis and testing, followed by a workout. The next four sessions will feature nordic ski-specific strength and balance training sessions. In the final class, participants will repeat the initial tests to measure their progress and end with a final workout. Cost for the course is $72 for adults and $48 for students. For more information, contact Gross at 541-382-7875.

Table Tennis

Bend Table Tennis Club members medal — Curt Thompson and Paul Sample, both of Bend, took silver in the Men 50-54 doubles division at the Huntsman World Senior Games, which were held in St. George, Utah, from Oct. 9-21. The pair finished second to Jim Spencer of Washington, Utah, and John Sorenson of St. George, Utah. Sample also took bronze in both the men’s 50-54 singles division and 1200-1399 rating division.


NPJ tryouts held this week — Tryouts for the North Pacific Juniors Volleyball Club will start this week at Cascade Indoor Sports in Bend. Tryouts for the 12s travel team will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and the 14s travel team tryouts will be held 4:30 to 8 p.m Monday and Tuesday. The 12s and 14s local teams will try out from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and the 16s and 18s travel teams will try out from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13. The 16s local team tryouts will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Pre-registration is available at www.npjvolleyball.com/bend-tryouts, although on-site registration opens 30 minutes before each session. Tryouts cost $50, and information about full season tournament schedule and cost is available at www.npjvolleyball.com.

— Bulletin staff reports