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Blaze of glory

Portland Trail Blazers mascot spreads cheer at Riverdale High game

SUBMITTED PHOTO: SHAYNA PAULEEN - Blaze and head coach Paul Henderson cheer on Riverdale High junior Chandler Gilges before a game against Portland Christian.Spinning about the Riverdale High School gym earlier this month was a fast-moving, uniformed creature fondly known as Blaze.

The Portland Trail Blazers’ mascot visited Riverdale on Jan. 7 for the girls and boys varsity basketball games against Portland Christian. Blaze performed a halftime shooting activity and could be seen mingling with the students and otherwise spreading cheer.SUBMITTED PHOTO: SHAYNA PAULEEN - Blaze pals around with Riverdale students during warm-ups (from left): alumnus Tristan Nurse, senior MatouÅ Komers and freshman Ryan Yoshida.