PROSPECT LEGEND ANDY MAURER PASSES

Not often are football linemen known to have a personality, or much of a sense of humor, except for one man from Prospect, Oregon who played in the NFL and two Super Bowls. Andy Maurer passed away January 3, 2016 at the age of 67. Of all the many sports figures I’ve met in my… Read More…

#6 SUMMIT HOLDS OFF MARIST, 14-13

The #6 Summit Storm were tested in every aspect of the game, as they held off the pugnacious 25th ranked Marist Spartans, winning 14-13 in Friday night’s game. Summit avenges two straight losses to Marist dating back to last fall, and a defeat in the OSAA Playoffs, and in preseason in 2013. Marist put together… Read More…

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

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…

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

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…

DAN O’BRIEN RETURNS TO TRACK TOWN WHERE LEGENDS ARE BORN

One of Oregon’s all-time best athletes and Olympic Gold medal Champion, and former world record-holder Dan O’Brien has returned to Oregon for the weekend to be a guest analyst for the OSAA State Track & Field Championships. Watch the Championships LIVE by clicking on to the above link. O’Brien grew up in Klamath Falls and… Read More…

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

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…

Best of Byrd:BACKTRACKING THE BLAZERS TRAIL 1977 to TODAY

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.          

Best of Byrd:TONY GWYNN A LEGEND WITH OREGON CONNECTIONS

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’

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…

Best of Byrd:DUKE WINS 5TH NCAA TITLE-KYLE SINGLER REFLECTS

South Medford 2007 graduate Kyle Singler is one of Oregon’s most decorated prep basketball players in history as he won an Oregon State Title, and won the NCAA Championship playing for the Duke Blue Devils in his junior season on the way to earning the Title game ‘MVP’ honors. Singler currently plays in the NBA… Read More…