BEND ELKS SWEEP KELOWNA FOR WCL CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2015 WCL Champion Bend Elks

Monday night the Bend Elks (39-16) completed the sweep against the Kelowna Flacons (34-19) to win their first West Coast League Championship 10-4 in front of a home crowd of 2,533 at Vince Genna Stadium Monday night, August 17th. Kelowna jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, starting the game with 3 straight hits in… Read More…

ELKS SWEEP KNIGHTS, ADVANCE TO THE WCL CHAMPIONSHIP

Wilcox gave up 2 earned runs and struck out three for the Elks to earn the W.

The Bend Elks took down the Corvallis Knights 5-2, earning their way to the West Coast League Championship on Wednesday. In front of a home crowd at Vince Genna Stadium of 2,060, starting Pitcher Jordan Wilcox (Jr. U of Portland) pitched 5 innings to earn the win, racking up 3 strike outs and giving up… Read More…

KITSAP TAKES 2 OF 3 AGAINST BEND

Patrick McGuff struck out 11 but it was not enough to hold off the Blue Jackets.

The Kitsap Blue Jackets took the rubber game of their 3 game series against the Bend Elks Wednesday night 4-3. Catcher Cooper Hummel (Soph. University of Portland) started the scoring for the Elks with a sacrifice fly to right field, driving home OF Patrick Flynn (Fr. U of Utah) in the 2nd. Kitsap responded in… Read More…

Best of Byrd Episode:10-Time Hydroplane Champ Dave Villwock prop walking & prop talking with The Byrd

DAVE VILLWOCK 2013

It looks faster then  a speeding bullet on water when following legendary Unlimited Hydroplane racer Dave Villwock’s career, and Championships. Villwock, who lives in Seattle reflects on what it’s like to pilot a watercraft on bumpy water at over 150mph on most runs. Above Villwock is seen getting the U-1 ‘Miss Bud’ up to a… Read More…

BEND ELKS DROP TWINBILL TO WCL CHAMPS

Davis hits an RBI double in the 3rd

It was a rough day for the Bend Elks, as they lost both ends of a double header on Wednesday against the Bellingham Bells, 4-3 and 11-4. Bellingham jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning of the first game on a sacrifice fly by RF Walker Olis (Sr. Pacific U), driving… Read More…

Cascade Cycling Classic Takes Over Downtown Bend

The men round lap 5.

Ty Magner and Lauren Hall won the 4th stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic on Saturday afternoon/evening in the Downtown Twilight Criterium. Hall came into the race with the green jersey, and was able to best Mia Mangenello and Allison Arensman, while Magner passed team mate Dion Smith to take home the victory with a… Read More…

ELKS FIND WAY TO 4-3 WIN OVER MEDFORD:LEAD WCL

OF Christian Cavaness scored 2 runs on 1 hit

The Bend Elks rebounded from a rare loss on Saturday to take the rubber game of their 3 game series verse the Medford Rogues 4-3. The Elks jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when IF Tyler Davis (Jr. NW Nazarene) doubled in OF Christian Cavaness (Jr. Linwood) in the 1st. In the 5th inning,… Read More…

BIFFLE FLIES BACK CLOSE TO HOME HOPING FOR WIN IN SONOMA

BIFFLES PLANE

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

JEREMY GUTHRIE AND MOTHER CHARISE

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…