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home : sports & recreation June 24, 2016

Jack Creek Trail is option for family outings
Quite often, I am asked to recommend a hike that can be enjoyed by small children or people with limited mobility. So, occasionally, I like to feature a hike that is hardly a hike at all. Let's call it an "outing in the woods."
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Outlaw Open dodges weather
"Mother Nature cooperated," said Brett Hudson of the 19th annual Outlaw Open.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Cyclists Crest the Cascades in wet, chilly ride
The Mckenzie Pass on Highway 242 bridging Sisters to the Mckenzie River Recreation Area is not only a beautiful scene but a beacon for cyclists. The county typically keeps the road closed many months into spring, which means cyclists get to enjoy a closed road with a better experience and fewer nerves.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Chush Falls hike continues to evolve
Chush Falls is one of the premier hiking destinations in our area, and I am always a bit surprised at the number of local residents who have not yet taken this popular hike up to the thundering waterfalls of Whychus Creek. Don't be one of them!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Running commentary
Two likely Olympians stood before me about 15 minutes apart at the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Saturday, June 11, after winning their races. I had come as a reporter, hoping to get more of an inside view of an elite athlete or two.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Outlaws moving on to college sports
The Sisters High School class of 2016 includes at least eight athletes who intend to join college teams next year to continue their careers.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Outlaw Open swings into action Friday
The Outlaw Open golf tourney is set to roll at Aspen Lakes on Friday, June 17, at Aspen Lakes Golf Course.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
A new twist on Whychus Creek Trail
Three weeks ago, the Forest Service opened a new handicapped-accessible trail to a scenic overlook above Whychus Creek south of town.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Sisters residents are cycling champions
What does a 28-year-old solar light technician, a nurse and mother of two children, and a 51-year-old regional healthcare developer all have in common? Each of these individuals live a seemingly standard day-to-day life, but on Sunday, May 31, they clicked into the pedals and lined up at the Sisters Stampede - and came away as first-place finishers.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Multiple hiking options along the McKenzie River Trail
Although the snowpack is rapidly dwindling, it is still a good idea to stick to lower- elevation trails for the early season. Keep in mind that, even after the snow disappears, trail damage can occur when using higher-elevation trails that are still soggy with meltwater.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Outlaws' Jensen is Coach of the Year
Outlaws soccer Coach Rob Jensen was selected as the recipient of the OACA (Oregon Athletics Coaches Association) Coach of the Year (COY) Award for boys soccer at the 4A level.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Outlaws coach can't wait for 2017
Sisters High School softball Coach Dave Smith says the Outlaws softball program is alive and well, and that plans for the 2017 season are underway.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Sisters youths 'Run Across America'
Have you ever wanted to run across the whole country? Students at Sisters Elementary School (SES) got the opportunity to do just that this spring.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Cyclists stampede in Sisters race
It's become a signature Sisters event, the unofficial kickoff to the summer season: 500 cyclists hit town to race the 25 miles on the Peterson Ridge Trail in the sold-out Sisters Stampede.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Student competes at track meet for visually impaired
Asher Davis, who has been visually impaired since birth, got the chance to compete at the Oregon State Track and Field Meet, sponsored by the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) and the BVIS Fund (Blind and Visually Impaired Students).
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Outlaws run down medals at state
Nearly every Sisters athlete who qualified for the state track and field meet came home with a medal, concluding the 2016 season on a high note for the Outlaws. The Sisters athletes jumped, threw and ran at the OSAA Championships held Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Outlaws ousted in play-in game
The Outlaws' run at the playoffs came to an abrupt end when they lost at home 1-0 to Brookings-Harbor (BH) in the OSAA state play-in game, held on Thursday, May 19.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Girls win District track title
The Sisters Outlaws girls track and field team won its second consecutive Sky-Em District team title, while the boys team placed a strong third in the two-day meet that concluded Saturday, May 14, at Cottage Grove High School.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Hiking Whychus Canyon
The Deschutes Land Trust (DLT) has already accomplished some environmental miracles on Whychus Creek. The extremely successful creek restoration at DLT's Camp Polk Meadow Preserve - which we frequently see now on television spots - is one of them.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Outlaws turn in strong effort on the diamond
They might not have a winning streak, but the Sisters High School's youthful varsity softball team continues to do three things: improve, battle injuries, and gain vast experience.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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