- Portland Tribune - Sports
Grant High can go 3-0 against the Metro League with a football victory Friday at home over Beaverton. Kickoff is 4 p.m. at the Grant bowl.
The Generals made headlines last week with their 51-27 victory over defending Class 6A champion Aloha. Grant (2-1) beat Westview two weeks ago, before losing to Tigard. Beaverton also is 2-1.
The PIL's other 6A team, Lincoln, takes a 2-1 mark into its 7 p.m. Friday game at 1-2 David Douglas.
The biggest metro-area game of the week shapes up as Lake Oswego (3-0) at Jesuit (2-1) at 7 p.m. Friday. Central Catholic (1-2) is at Westview (0-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday
In PIL 5A action, Franklin visits Madison at 6:30 p.m. Friday, with both teams looking for their first win of the season. Jefferson got its first victory last week with a late touchdown that stopped Cleveland 20-14; the Demos visit Corvallis on Friday. In PIL 5A games set for 7 p.m. Friday, Cleveland plays host to Dallas, Wilson is at home against Parkrose, and Benson goes to Woodburn.
Class 4A Roosevelt (1-2) gets 0-3 Seaside at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Roosevelt.
• PSU football: Portland State's two-game winning streak is on the line at 11 a.m. PT Saturday, when the Vikings take their shot at 20th-ranked Texas Christian in a radio-only (970 AM) game at Fort Worth, Texas. The Vikings had lost seven straight Big Sky Conference games before they held on to edge visiting Northern Arizona 31-29 last week at Jeld-Wen Field. After taking on TCU, the Viks (1-0 Big Sky) will play three consecutive conference games -Oct. 1 at Idaho State, Oct. 8 at home against Montana State and Oct. 15 at Montana.
• Other college sports: Soccer - Concordia University's women (4-3-1) are ranked fifth among NAIA teams. They'll play host to Westminster at 1 p.m. Sunday at Delta Park. The Concordia men (6-0, 2-0 Cascade Collegiate Conference) are rated 13th going into games at Delta Park against Oregon Tech, 7 p.m. Friday, and College of Idaho, 4 p.m. Sunday. … The University of Portland women (4-4-1) have been outscored 11-8 as they head into road games tonight at UC Irvine and Sunday at Cal State Northridge. The UP men (3-2-1) are in the Husky Fever Classic at Seattle, facing Alabama-Birmingham on Friday and Houston Baptist on Sunday. Volleyball -UP (6-7) opens West Coast Conference play at Chiles Center, taking on Pepperdine at 7 tonight and Loyola Marymount at 1 p.m. Saturday. PSU (5-9, 1-1 Big Sky) visits Montana on Friday and Montana State on Saturday.
• Galen Rupp: The Central Catholic and University of Oregon product set an American record in the 10,000 meters last week, signaling that he is on pace to contend for a medal in the 2012 London Olympics. Rupp ran 26 minutes, 38 seconds to place third at Brussels, Belgium. It was the fourth-fastest time in the world this year and sliced 11 seconds off the U.S. record set last year by Chris Solinsky.
Rupp says he is pleased with his steady progress as he continues to work on his strength and ability to finish strong in a fast race. 'Going into next year, I'm going to be a lot better than I was going into this past year,' says Rupp, who says there is a good chance he will double in the 5,000 at the Games. 'I'm there at the end now. Two years ago, it was hang on as long as you can. Now it's a matter of really fighting and getting that last mile and last lap down. … I'm close to making that big jump.'