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Boxers ready for huge weekend

Pacific University is gearing up for an exciting weekend of sports action.

The Boxer softball team will host a pair of doubleheaders against George Fox on Saturday and Sunday. Pacific is in the thick of the Northwest Conference title chase behind Forest Grove native Marissa Reichard, who is 10-3 so far this season with a 1.81 ERA.

Pacific’s baseball team recently completed a historic sweep of Linfield, beating the perennial NWC title contenders three times in McMinnville. The Boxers will host a three-game series against Willamette on Saturday and Sunday.

On Friday, the Pacific men’s tennis team will host 18th-ranked Whitman, the defending NWC champs. The Boxers are 14-2 overall and 7-0 in conference, so the winner has a huge edge in the championship race.

And on Saturday at 1 p.m., the reigning NWC champion Pacific women’s lacrosse team will host Whitman.

Jensen picked for all-star roster

Forest Grove senior Taylor Jensen still has one more high school basketball game left to play.

The Vikings standout recently was named to the Oregon boys roster for the 22nd annual Northwest Shootout all-star game, which pits the top senior basketball players from Oregon and Washington against one another.

Jensen averaged 19.8 points and 9.9 rebounds per game this season, and also led the team in steals (75) and blocks (16). He shot 52 percent from the field (168-for-326) and was an 82 percent free throw shooter.

This year’s Shootout is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. The girls game will start at 4 p.m., followed by the boys game at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and will be available at the door.