BIFFLE FLIES BACK CLOSE TO HOME HOPING FOR WIN IN SONOMA

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Greg Biffle grew up in Vancouver and cut his teeth becoming a 16 year Nascar veteran by racing circles at the old Portland Speedway. The 45 year old has won at every level he’s raced at, yet the Nascar Sprint Cup Championship has eluded him since he won the 2000 Craftsman Truck Title, and the… Read More…

BEND ELKS WIN 7TH STRAIGHT;OWN CORVALLIS KNIGHTS IN 2015

Jordan Wilcox struck out 3 batters on the day

The Bend Elks notched their 14th win of the year Wednesday night at Vince Genna Stadium crushing the Corvallis Knights, 11-5. The Elk’s bats came alive in the 2nd inning after falling down 1-0 to the Knights, when RF Patrick Flynn (Fr. U of Utah) smacked a 2 run home run, driving in  Cooper Hummel… Read More…

FROM ASHLAND TO THE WORLD SERIES:GUTHRIE FACES MARINERS TONIGHT

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Taking the mound tonight for the defending American League Champion Kansas City Royals will be Ashland, Oregon native, and big League pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie, 36, in his 4th and final year of a contract with the Royals helped lead KC to the 2014 World Series facing the Giants in games 3, and 7. Pictured… Read More…

78 DAYS TO PREP KICKOFF: REDMOND TEAM CAMP PREVIEW

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The 2015 Oregon High School prep football season is just 78-days away from kickoff, and more then a dozen teams have gathered in central Oregon at Redmond High School for the ‘Panther Football Team Camp.’ The teams arrived on Sunday, June 14th and will conclude the week with 7-on-7 scrimmages Thursday night, June 18th.  … Read More…

BEND ELKS OFF TO GREAT START TO LEAD WCL, BUT SUFFER A LOSS

Frank Tunnell West V hits a sacrifice fly for the Elk's 3rd and final run of the day.

The Bend Elks have been riding high, with 7 wins and only 1 loss, the best record in the West Coast league. But the 3-5 Vancouver HarbourCats came to town and dropped the Elks 4-3 Sunday (6/13). After both teams left the bases loaded in the 2nd inning, the Bend Elks belted 3 runs in… Read More…

Best of Byrd: NBA & WARRIOR GREAT RICK BARRY

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Rick Barry was a player other NBA cities loved to hate, and hated to love as he played with a passion and attitude second to none back in the day when the NBA was a blue collar League, and not all the glitter and pub you see today. Barry shares his story about his playing… Read More…

JUST A DAD IN FLIP-FLOPS WATCHING HIS BOY;OR IS IT?

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The atmosphere for playoff baseball is at its peak in Oregon.  Stands full, fans excited, and everything on the line.  Coaches, scouts, recruiters, D-1 recruits…you never know who will be at Oregon high school playoff game. Case in point at the OSAA 6A semifinal with defending Champions, the North Medford Black Tornado. Head Coach Brett… Read More…

Best of Byrd: BILL SCHONELY-CLIMBING THE GOLDEN LADDER AT AGE 86

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The man that echoed the phrase…’RIP CITY!!’ turned 86 years of age today. Bill Schonely, or ‘The Schonz’ as he is known to his close friends is the original play by play voice of the Portland Trailblazers, and now a retired NBA Hall of Fame broadcaster. Hear the Schonz talk about how he got the… Read More…

ALBERTAZZI, GARCIA AND STORM ADVANCE TO 5A SEMIS

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The forecast called for a chance of a ‘thunder storm’ and showers, and with the baseball Gods looking down on Summit High School in Bend, Oregon, it proved to be that and so much more. Storm it did, and in a big way early and often as 4th ranked Summit exploded for 3 runs in… Read More…

McGINNIS FLIES TO ‘BOATNIK’ WIN ON THE ROGUE RIVER

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Gold Beach’s Ryan McGinnis jumped in his brother’s boat for the first time this season and went on to win the 56th annual ‘Boatnik’ Tom Rice Memorial Whitewater hydroplane race Monday in Grants Pass, Oregon on the Rogue River. McGinnis clears ‘Park Riffle’ in picture below enroute to the Boatnik win.     McGinnis gunning… Read More…