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by: Photo By Joe McHaney - James Lange, 6, passes a volleyball during the Kids Club volleyball camp at Madras High School this week.

Gardner, Wyzard each can a hole-in-one
   Mike Gardner and Jim Wyzard of Madras each canned a hole-in-one at Desert Peaks Golf Club.
   Gardner used a gap wedge from 101 yards out on the par-3 eighth hole to record his ace, while Wyzard needed one shot with a six iron on the par-3 sixth hole from 172 yards out for his eagle one.
   Madras High alumni volleyball game Aug. 17
   The second annual Madras High School alumni volleyball event will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 17, at the White Buffalo Dome.
   The event will feature three matches between a squad of current MHS players, MHS alumni who graduated from 2009-2012 and a team of MHS alumni who graduated prior to 2009.
   Admission is $5 per family.
   Those interested in playing should contact head MHS volleyball coach Jamie Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-475-7265.
   Can drive to benefit Culver High volleyball
   The Culver High School volleyball program is hosting a can drive at the Round Butte Shell Station in Culver.
   Cans and plastic or glass bottles will be accepted for donation. A horse trailer will be parked near the station for collection.
   For more information, contact CHS head volleyball coach Randi Viggiano at 503-871-1168.
   Redneck 5K Obstacle Course Aug. 18 in Culver
   A Redneck 5K Obstacle Course will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Culver athletic field.
   The event serves as a fundraiser for all Culver school district activities, and is in conjunction with the Culver Crawdad Festival.
   For more information, contact Charyn McDonnell by phone at 541-771-0808 or email McDonnell at flowguide
   @gmail.com.
   Registration open for youth tackle football
   Registration for the Bend Park and Recreation youth tackle football program is now available.
   The program is open to youths entering the fourth through sixth grades.
   For more information, visit www.bendparksandrec.org.
   MAC Dash nearing, register online
   The annual MAC Dash Sprint Triathlon will take place Sept. 8 and interested participants are encouraged to register online.
   Featuring a 500-yard swim, a 12-mile road bike and a three-mile run for both individuals and teams, the fifth annual MAC Dash entry fee is $45 for individual entrants or $35 for team entrants if received by Aug. 11.
   There is no day-of-race registration.
   For more information, contact the MAC at 541-475-4253 or visit www.macaquatic.com.
   Mtn. View Golf Classic to be held Sept. 14
   Mountain View Hospital Foundation will host the 10th Annual Golf Classic on Sept. 14 at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond.
   The four-person scramble will begin on Friday, Sept. 14, with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Awards ceremony, lunch and live entertainment from Tri£r Amad n will conclude the day's events.
   For more than 10 years, the Mountain View Hospital Foundation has been actively supporting medical care to the people of Jefferson County through donations of medical equipment and supplies, and health care scholarships to local students pursuing medical careers.
   Entry fees are $150 per person or $500 for a four-man team. Entry fees include green fees, range balls, cart, breakfast, lunch and evening entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities including hole sponsorships are also available.
   Discounted lodging is available to tournament players. For room reservations, contact Eagle Crest Reservations at 866-806-4921 and ask for the Mountain View Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament.
   To register, or for information regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Kelly Richard, marketing, communications and foundation manager at 541-460-4039. Registration is also available online at www.mvhd.org.
   White Buffalo Open to be played Sept. 16
   The annual White Buffalo Open -- a four-person golf scramble -- will take place at 1 p.m. Sept. 16, at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Golf Course.
   The event serves as a fundraiser for the Madras High School football program, and 100 percent of proceeds go directly to the program.
   The event will also feature a barbecue dinner, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Prizes will also be awarded for long drive and closest to the pin.
   Entry fee is $50 per player and includes golf cart, green fees and a goodie bag.
   Entry forms are available at Kah-Nee-Ta, the Madras Pioneer and online at www.madrasathletics.org.
   For more information, contact MHS head football coach Rick Wells or his wife, Sarah, at 541-977-254.