In brief

Redmond finishes seventh at state wrestling, Ridgeview 15th: Redmond High delivered another top 10 finish at the Feb. 22-23 Class 5A State Wrestling Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland. The Panthers finished seventh among 30 teams to score, with 103.5 points, while Ridgeview tied for 15th with, with 30 points. Ridgeview’s Cole Jackson had the best finish of any individual wrestler from Redmond, reaching the 182-pound final, where he fell to Kyle Knudtson of Crook County. Redmond High wrestlers to reach the podium were Logan Hill, sixth at 106 pounds; Kagen Lawrence, sixth at 113 pounds; Austin Anderson, sixth at 126 pounds; Jacob Curry and Trae Bolken, fourth and sixth, respectively, at 132 pounds; Junior Downing, fourth at 136 pounds; Clayton Elrod, fourth at 160 pounds and Austin Carter, fourth at 170 pounds. Crescent Valley was first overall, with 187.5 points, beating out Crook County, the Redmond schools’ Intermountain Conference that is in its first year after moving up from Class 4A, by 1.5 points.

Little sports stars: For ages 3 to 5. The class is designed to give kids a rewarding first look at sports. Fun is the No. 1 goal. Lacrosse classes are Thursdays from March 7-21 at the RAPRD Activity Center. The cost is $21. Call 541-548-7275 or visit for more information.

Beginning ukulele I and II: For ages 14 and up. Two classes are available for basic instruction and more advanced ukulele chords. Ukuleles are available to rent from the instructor. Classes are March 5-26 at the RAPRD Activity Center. The cost is $39.

Paint night: For ages 16 and up. Students in the two-day class work with acrylic paints on an 11-by-14-inch canvas. Each session builds on a new theme to help students improve their skills. Classes are from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the RAPRD Activity Center. The cost is $32. Call 541-548-7275 or visit for more information.