Best of Byrd:ON HEELS OF NFL DRAFT, LILLY & WILCOX OREGON’S BEST OF CLASS

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It’s arguable that there are other football players drafted from the State of Oregon who have become big names, and became great NFL pros and Champions. But, there may not be two guys who have better resumes then Bob Lilly and Dave Wilcox. Lilly played high school ball in Pendleton, and Wilcox in Vale, and… Read More…

RIDGEVIEW UPSETS #3 SUMMIT TO HAND STORM ONLY 2ND LOSS

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The Ridgeview Ravens may be the hard-luck team of the year in Class 5A play, and in the IMC-Intermountain Conference. Ridgeview has been in most games, and for one reason, or another, has found themselves 1-7/4-14 at the mid-way point of League play gasping for life to capture the third and final IMC playoff spot…. Read More…

HUNTER SMITH AND REDMOND NOTCH 2-HIT SHUTOUT WIN OVER RAVENS

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The first of 4 civil war meetings for bragging rights in the City of Redmond belongs to the Redmond Panthers after Friday’s 4-0 win over Ridgeview in IMC League play. Redmond’s pitcher Hunter Smith kept Ridgeview silent as the junior spins a 2-hit complete game shoutout win. Smith in his 7th start of the season… Read More…

#1 LAVA BEARS MAKE QUICK WORK OF REDMOND, 11-1 WIN

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The top-ranked Bend Lava Bears only needed 5-innings to hand Redmond its 6th straight loss. The Bad news Bears (5-1/12-4) pounded out 14-hits today to beat the Panthers, 11-1, invoking the 10-run ‘mercy’ rule.   Bend junior pitcher Kota Carter (5-0) recorded his 3rd straight complete-game victory as he allowed just 5-hits, striking out 4… Read More…

Best of Byrd:BACKTRACKING THE BLAZERS TRAIL 1977 to TODAY

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Hear 3 of the most beloved Trailblazers of all-time as the late great Jerome Kersey, Bobby Gross, and Dave Twardzik reflect on the 1977 NBA Title team, playing for Dr. Jack Ramsay, and the ’90’s playoff runs.          

MY FRIEND, MY MENTOR, MY COLLEAGUE;MY GOD-BLESS HIM FOREVER

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R I P…R. CHARLES SNYDER Today, it was tough to crack the mic for my ‘Early Byrd’ Sports Update on KBND Radio in Bend, but I did, and gave a moment to honor and recognize one of my mentors in the business. (Listen to report and shout out to Charlie below) Two people have had… Read More…

#3 BEND HANDS #1 SUMMIT FIRST LOSS:WILLY & CARTER LEAD WAY FOR BEARS

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The 3rd ranked Bend Lava Bears got revenge in a big way Friday as they handed #1 ranked Summit its first loss of the year downing the Storm, 7-1. Summit had won 13 straight until Bend avenged a 11-4 loss to Summit on Wednesday. SEE Replay of Game broadcast FREE: www.playactionsportsmedia.com  The Storm went silent… Read More…

#1 SUMMIT STORM REMAIN UNBEATEN 13-0; GREAT ‘SCOTT’ BEATS BEND

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The top-ranked Summit Storm ran its unbeaten streak to 13-0 after Wednesday’s 11-4 win at #2 Bend. The Storm poured it on early scoring 7-runs in the first inning enroute to improving to 5-0 in the IMC-Intermountain Conference. Summit starting Pitcher, Junior Colby Scott (pictured below), earned the win as Matt Hicks closed the game… Read More…

Best of Byrd:TONY GWYNN A LEGEND WITH OREGON CONNECTIONS

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Without a doubt, one of the best people we were able to have on our Show and interview in our 14 years. Tony Gwynn. Hall of Famer, 15 time MBL All-Star, 5-time Gold Glove winner, 8-time NL Batting Champion, .338 career batting aveage, 3,141 career hits, and a 20-year Pro. The former San Diego State… Read More…

Best of Byrd:CORVALLIS NATIVE & FINCH TALK ‘THE MASTERS’

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Oregon has had its share of great golfers, and PGA pro golfers in the likes of Peter Jacobsen, Brian Henniger, Ben Crane, Robert Garrigus, Bob Gilder, and the latest man trying to make the grade in Jason Allred. Jacobsen tied for 11th in the 1981 Masters, Ben Crane 17th in 2012, and Bob Gilder 14th… Read More…