Running Inside Kenyans Caroline Kilel, left, and Geoffrey Mutai take wins at Boston Marathon, see Page B2.
THE BULLETIN • TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
Culver’s Mote is now career leader in bareback earnings
Cougs win sixth straight
RED BLUFF, Calif. — Culver’s Bobby Mote has become the career rodeo earnings leader among bareback riders. He is climbing up the overall earnings ladder as well. Mote’s 84-point ride Sunday allowed him to tie another Central Oregon rider, Redmond’s Steven Peebles, for the bareback title at the Red Bluff Bobby Mote RoundUp. The $4,852 Mote won for his co-championship at Red Bluff boosted his career Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association earnings to $1,877,065 — the most ever for a bareback rider and past yet another Central Oregon cowboy on the overall career earnings list. Mote overtook 2004 ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee and longtime Powell Butte resident Clint Corey for 19th place in overall career PRCA earnings. “I didn’t know I’d passed him,” said the 34-year-old Mote, the four-time and reigning PRCA world champion. “That’s something I’m pretty proud of, because there’s no better bareback rider than Clint Corey.” Corey, the 1991 world champion, retired with 18 National Finals Rodeo appearances and career earnings of $1,876,206. —From staff, wire reports
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The Bulletin / Pete Erickson
Mountain View pitcher Alex Robinett watches a Bend High batter bunt in the second inning of their game at Bend High Monday. The bunt popped up and Robinett caught it for the out.
Getting on the right track Central Oregon is home to plenty of tracks, but which ones can you use, and when? By Amanda Miles The Bulletin
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With the advent of time to nearly not at all. spring, the promise of Knowing which tracks better weather lures are easily accessible, or more active folks back at least knowing how to outdoors. obtain that information in Some will hit the bikadvance, can save exercising trails. Others will COMMUNITY ers the grief of a spoiled head to the tennis courts workout or confrontations SPORTS or the golf links. with school staffs looking And some will want to out for the safety of their go to their neighborhood students. running track, which beckons usBend, Central Oregon’s largest ers as disparate as casual walkers city, is home to the largest numand hard-core runners. ber of track facilities, with eight. Most larger Central Oregon A track can be found at each high towns are home to at least one school (three) and middle school track facility. About 20 in all can (four), as well as at COCC. (For a be found throughout the region, listing of the region’s track and located on public-school properties field facilities, see Page B6.) and at Central Oregon Community Use of high school tracks in Bend College in Bend. But “public” does is the most restricted of any track not necessarily mean exercisers facilities in the region. The tracks can go for a walk or run on any of at Bend, Mountain View and Sumthose tracks whenever they please. mit high schools are locked when The schools have varying policies not being used by classes during regarding the use of their track the school day or by athletic teams facilities — ranging from being during afternoons and evenings. available to the public nearly all the See Track / B6
The Bulletin would like to know what golfers think about golfing in Central Oregon. Go to www.bendbulletin. com, click on the “sports” link and take a few minutes to complete our annual survey. Results will be published in our annual Central Oregon Golf Preview on May 1.
INSIDE NBA Bulls take 2-0 series lead over Pacers Chicago earns a 9690 first-round playoff victory over Indiana, see Page B5
Track etiquette As with other kinds of sports facilities, tracks have their own set of norms that thoughtful users will follow. Summit High School head track and field coach Dave Turnbull offers the following tips for track users:
A prep sports roundup headlined “Summit third, Redmond fourth at Bend invite” that appeared in Sunday’s Bulletin on Page D5 included incorrect information. Summit’s Lindsey Brodeck won her No. 1 singles match against Wilsonville and the Storm’s Hannah Shephard posted victories in No. 1 singles play against Sherwood and Redmond. Also, Brodeck and teammate Haley Younger recorded doubles wins against Sherwood and Redmond. The Bulletin regrets the errors.
INDEX Scoreboard ............................... B2 Running .................................... B2 Major League Baseball ............. B3 College baseball ....................... B3 Prep sports ............................... B4 NHL .......................................... B4 NBA .......................................... B5 Community Sports .............. B5, 6
led 5-0 after four innings beMountain View senior Alex Inside fore scoring six runs in the Robinett held Bend High to top of the fifth. Kyler Ayers • More prep three hits Monday afternoon and Jo Carroll each recorded sports as the Cougars topped the RBI singles to spark the Coucoverage, host Lava Bears 11-1 in five gars’ big inning. Page B4 innings. Mountain View ended the Robinett struck out nine game against its crosstown and walked two in leading rival with nine hits, four of Mountain View to its sixth consecu- which went for extra bases. Robinett tive victory. The Cougars are now 9-1 went two for four with a double, a in Intermountain Hybrid play and 13-4 home run and two RBIs and Cody Holoverall. lister ended the day two for four with “He didn’t try to do too much,” Moun- two runs scored to pace the Cougar tain View assistant coach Ryan Jordan offense. said about Robinett. “He really focused Michael Hirko took the loss on the on location and keeping the ball down mound for the Lava Bears (3-5 Intermore than trying to blow the ball by mountain Hybrid, 11-5 overall). Kyle people.” Lammers doubled to highlight the The Cougars never trailed in the Bend offense. game as Robinett helped his own The Cougars are at Crook County on cause with a two-run home run in the Wednesday, while the Lava Bears host top of the first inning. Mountain View Redmond the same day.
1. Use the outside lanes. If you are casually exercising, walking or jogging, a little extra distance will not hurt you, and it saves Lane 1 — which sees the most foot traffic — from wear and tear. “Those inside lanes get so beat up because everyone wants the (shorter) inside route,” Turnbull explains.
2. Do not bring your pet to the track. Leave Fido at home or take him to the dog park or out on the trails. 3. If using spikes for a workout, check to see which kinds are appropriate and will not damage the track. Turnbull says this can be accomplished by e-mailing or
calling a coach. 4. Respect that the track is a school facility. The schools’ priority is educating their students, Turnbull notes, so call ahead if you want to work out on the track during the school day and work around the school-related activities that occur there.
5. Be polite to other users. Want to run intervals but someone is walking in Lane 1? Turnbull says that “common courtesy and respect” can go a long way, so play nice. “It’s easier to ask for permission than to ask someone to move,” he observes. — Amanda Miles
Anglers may have few options for opener Bulletin staff report Relatively few high Cascade lakes will be accessible in time for the opening day of trout fishing season this Saturday, according to officials with the Deschutes County Road Department and lake resort owners. Wickiup Reservoir and the smaller North Twin and South Twin lakes, all located about 45 miles southwest of Bend,
might be the only Cascade lakes in Central Oregon that will be both ice free and accessible by this weekend after a particularly snowy winter. “It’s looking that way,” said road department operations manager Roger Olson on Monday. Lava Lake, located 41 miles southwest of Bend, will most likely remain covered by ice through next week, ac-
cording to Lava Lake resort owner Joann Frazee. But there might be some hope for Crane Prairie Reservoir, just north of Wickiup Reservoir, though it is too early to tell. “We don’t know at this time,” said Crane Prairie Resort owner Jody Schatz. “We have one-lane access, but we don’t have any more than that. The ice will be
off (the reservoir).” Farther southwest along state Highway 58, both Odell Lake and Crescent Lake should be ice free and accessible for Saturday, according to managers of the resorts at those lakes. For updated information on opening day of trout season, see The Bulletin’s Hunting & Fishing feature in Thursday’s sports section.