UO poised to previal in Pac-12

UO poised to previal in Pac-12

Predictions for North title winner easy; South front runner not as clear Kerry Eggers’...

IN PHOTOS: Farewell and Auf Wiedersehen at Thorns' home finale

IN PHOTOS: Farewell and Auf Wiedersehen at Thorns' home finale

The Portland Thorns and their fans said good-bye to the 2015 team and to two of its players on...

All about Pride - solid final round earns veteran golfer the WinCo Foods Portland Open title

All about Pride - solid final round earns veteran golfer the WinCo Foods Portland Open title

DICKY PRIDE KEEPS RUNNER-UP TIM HERRON AT BAY IN PUMPKIN RIDGE BATTLE NORTH PLAINS — Dicky...

Two gloves, one happy golfer

Two gloves, one happy golfer

Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey sounds like a boxer, and he once held a job wrapping insulation around...

Could Major league baseball come to Portland?

Could Major league baseball come to Portland?

Scoffers say no, and support needs to emerge, but city could be a candidate if MLB expands...

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September 01, 2015

Kerry says: Oregon State's first game is a set-up job

by Kerry Eggers
Opener is almost a can't-lose game for Beavers Game 1 of the Gary Andersen era is upon us, and the new Oregon State coach couldn’t have been set up any better to start his career in Corvallis 1-0. Weber State is one of the doormats of the FCS Big…
September 01, 2015

Jason says: Oregon's opener is a good start

by Jason Vondersmith
Everything might turn out just Ducky on Saturday night at Autzen Stadium, but Oregon’s season opener with Eastern Washington won’t necessarily say much about the home team’s chances of competing again for a national title. The 5 p.m. nonconference…
September 01, 2015

Best bets

by Portland Tribune
Inner-city volleyball The Portland Pilots take on the Portland State Vikings at Stott Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday. The programs haven’t met since 2011, when UP won 3-1 at Chiles Center. PSU leads the all-time series 32-18. Big Sky Conference coaches…
September 01, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Sept. 1 Mariners: Seattle at Houston, 5 p.m., Root Sports, KMTT (910 AM) Hops: Hillsboro at Boise, 5:45 p.m., KPOJ (620 AM) Wednesday, Sept. 2 Mariners: Seattle at Houston, 5 p.m., Root Sports, KMTT (910 AM) MLB: Washington at St. Louis,…
September 01, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
Sept. 1-2, 1964 Mickey Lolich, from Portland’s Lincoln High, wins his fifth game in a row for the Detroit Tigers, tossing a 3-hiter in an 8-0 victory at the Chicago White Sox. • The Portland Beavers pull out 3-2 and 6-5 wins at Multnomah Stadium…
September 01, 2015

Status report

by Portland Tribune
Timbers: Portland lost 2-1 at Seattle on Sunday. The Timbers have seven MLS regular-season matches remaining; next for Portland is a home game at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, with Sporting Kansas City. Thorns: Potland was eliminated from playoff contention in…
COURTESY: WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY - Weber State football coach Jay Hill, whose team opens at Oregon State on Friday, played for OSU coach Gary Andersen at Utah and coached with him there as well. The Wildcats coaching staff has a number of other ties to Andersen.
August 31, 2015

Wildcats know all about Gary Andersen

by Kerry Eggers
When Gary Andersen looks across the field Friday night at Reser Stadium, the new Oregon State coach will see some very familiar faces on the opposite sidelines. Manning the headphones as Weber State's second-year head coach will be Jay Hill, who…
August 31, 2015

Monday results

by Portland Tribune
HOUSTON TOO MUCH FOR MARINERS The Seattle Mariners were outscored 7-0 in the fourth through seventh innings and lost 8-3 at Houston in their series opener with the AL West-leading Astros. Houston outhit Seattle 11-8 in lifting its record to 73-59,…
COURTESY: GODUCKS.COM - Taylor Agost (second from left) led the Oregon Ducks past LUI-Brooklyn on Monday with a career-high 16 kills.
August 31, 2015

Monday college results

by Portland Tribune
DUCKS GO TO 4-0, BUT DROP THEIR FIRST SET OF THE SEASON VOLLEYBALL Oregon def. Long Island-Brooklyn, at Brooklyn, N.Y., 25-9, 25-10, 24-26, 25-17 The 11th-ranked Ducks boosted their record to 4-0, but failed to sweep for the first time. Taylor…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Cameron Scarlett graduated from football at Central Catholic High to the Stanford Cardinal.
August 31, 2015

Ten Rams from 2014 now in college football

by Stephen Alexander
It isn’t possible to win consecutive state football championships without a plethora of talent. Ten members of Central Catholic High’s Class 6A title team of 2014 are getting the chance to play at the next level. “It speaks volumes about their…
Dicky Pride waves to the crowd after winning the WinCo Foods Portland Open.
August 31, 2015

IN PHOTOS: A matter of (Dicky) Pride at the WinCo Foods Portland Open

by Portland Tribune
NORTH PLAINS — It was the Dicky (Pride) and Tim (Herron) show, for the most part, down the stretch Sunday in the final round of the Web.com WinCo Foods Portland Open at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Pride, 46, won the 72-hole tournament with a…
Portland Timbers players salute their fans after Sunday's game at Seattle.
August 31, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Caleb Porter says Timbers 'deserved more'

by Portland Tribune
SEATTLE — It wasn't the result the Portland Timbers and their fans wanted — Seattle 2, Portland 1 was the final score in their MLS clash Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. Timbers coach Caleb Porter: "We were outstanding today, and we deserved…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - Chad Marshall of the Seattle Sounders makes a last-ditch tackle to abort Jack's Jewsbury opportunity for the Portland Timbers during Sunday's 2-1 Seattle home victory.
August 30, 2015

Sunday results

by Portland Tribune
TIMBERS FALL IN SEATTLE; THORNS TIE SPIRIT 3-3; HOPS LOSE AT EUGENE SOUNDERS TOPPLE TIMBERS Seattle beat Portland 2-1 at CenturyLink Field. Before a crowd of 64,358, the Sounders scored in the sxith and 42nd minutes, and Portland’s Jack Jewsbury…
August 31, 2015

Sunday college results

by Portland Tribune
TWO PILOT LOSSES IN SOCCER, BUT BEAVERS SWEEP WOMEN’S SOCCER Notre Dame 2, Portland 0, at South Bend, Ind. The sixth-ranked Fighting Irish scored both goals after intermission to drop UP to 1-2-0. Notre Dame (3-0-0) broke through in the 49th minute.…
COURTESY: KEVIN N. HUME - Carlos Hernandez of the Hillsboro Hops picked up the win Saturday, 3-0 at the Eugene Emeralds.
August 30, 2015

Saturday results

by Portland Tribune
ASHTON EATON BREAKS HIS DECATHLON RECORD; HOPS BLANK EMERALDS; SEAHAWKS, MARINERS WIN Ashton Eaton of the Oregon Track Club Elite broke his decathlon world record by six points and won the world championship at Beijing. Eaton, a 27-year-old former…
COURTESY: UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND - Emily Liger's hitting helped pace the Portland Pilots' attack on Saturday.
August 30, 2015

Saturday college results

by Portland Tribune
PILOTS, DUCKS, BEAVERS WIN IN VOLLEYBALL VOLLEYBALL Portland def. Youngstown State, at Toledo, Ohio, 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 Senior Emily Liger had 15 kills and Hannah Troutman 14 for UP (1-1). Djurdina Milovic had 36 assists, and Monica Gajda led three…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Dicky Pride leads the WinCo Foods Portland Open with Sunday's final round to go at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.
August 29, 2015

Dicky Pride doing something to be proud of at the WinCo Foods Portland Open

by Kerry Eggers
The birth certificate reads Richard Fletcher Pride III, but for as long as he can remember, the name's been "Dicky." "My father's name was Dicky, and they called him 'Dicky Boy,'" Pride said. "I was his son, so I got Dicky." Pride is 46 now, and if…
An interested spectator crosses a fairway.
August 29, 2015

IN PHOTOS: WinCo Foods Portland Open round 2

by Portland Tribune
Scenes from Friday's second round of the WinCo Foods Portland Open golf tournament, a Web.com Tour event at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club's Witch Hollow course: TRIBUNE PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL
TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - First-round leader Curtis Thompson follows a shot during round 2 of the WinCo Foods Portland Open at Pumpkin Ridge.
August 28, 2015

Svensson takes WinCo Foods Portland Open lead

by Portland Tribune
Canada’s Adam Svensson leads a bunched field at the midway point of the WinCo Foods Portland Open at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. Svensson, a 21-year-old from Surrey, British Columbia, added a 5-under-par 66 to his opening 64 to take the 36-hole lead in…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: KENT FRASURE - Trevor Mitsui of the Hillsboro Hops continued his offensive production on Friday, driving in a run in a 3-1 victory at the Eugene Emeralds.
August 28, 2015

Friday results

by Portland Tribune
HOPS COLLECT BIG SERIES-OPENING WIN AT EUGENE At Eugene’s PK Park, the Hillsboro Hops picked up a big win on Friday night. They knocked off the Eugene Emeralds 3-1 in Game 1 of a three-game series between two teams battling for the second-half South…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - Portland Pilots junior midfielder Allison Wetherington (right) got the winning goal as UP beat Marquette 4-3 on Friday, after a 1-0 double-overtime loss at home to Oregon State.
August 28, 2015

Friday college results

by Portland Tribune
PILOT WOMEN BOUNCE BACK WITH ROAD VICTORY COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER Portland 4, Marquette 3, at Milwaukee, Wisc. (Allison Wetherington’s 69th-minute goal gave the Pilots a 4-2 lead. … Ellie Boon assisted on UP’s first two goals. … Wetherington assisted…
August 28, 2015

Zduriencik out as Mariners GM

by Portland Tribune
The Seattle Mariners have fired Jack Zduriencik as general manager, the team announced Friday morning. Jeff Kingston, who was assistant GM since 2009, wlll take over for the rest of the season. The Mariners are 59-69. They lost 4-2 on the road…
PALATIN
August 28, 2015

Friday sports news

by Portland Tribune
VERNON ADAMS NAMED UO STARTER The Oregon Ducks put out their first depth chart ahead of their opener against Eastern Washington, and it lists transfer Vernon Adams as starting quarterback. Adams, who joined the Ducks earlier this month, finishing…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KENT FRASURE - Meyers Leonard of the Trail Blazers shows his pitching form.
August 27, 2015

Meyers Leonard makes his pitch

by Portland Tribune
Meyers Leonard said he just wanted to get it over the plate. The Trail Blazers big man, who grew up playing baseball (pitcher and right field) as well as basketball, used a four-pitch fastball to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Thursday…
August 27, 2015

Thompson's record 62 snares WinCo Foods Portland Open first-round lead

by Andy Buhler
NORTH PLAINS -- Some 25 PGA Tour cards will be handed out on Sunday, but it didn’t take long Thursday for the fireworks to start at the WinCo Foods Portland Open. In such a high-stakes event, those with more to play for produced favorable results on…
August 27, 2015

Offseason work could net success for Grant volleyball

by Steve Brandon
Grant High volleyball coach Erin Cole says she has no doubts about the Generals. “We have girls who love volleyball and love their team — they’re probably the hardest-working girls I’ve ever coached — and they are ready and willing to do whatever it…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: STEVE BRANDON - Cleveland High volleyball players for 2015 include (from left) Carlin MacMillan, Ella Ristvedt, Kylie Ristvedt, Lilly Marella, Natalie Lannigan and Hannah Welsh.
August 27, 2015

Defending PIL volleyball champion Warriors regroup for what could be a tight league race

by Steve Brandon
GRANT, LINCOLN, CLEVELAND ALL HAVE THEIR MOMENTS IN JAMBOREE The Portland Interscholastic League volleyball season got underway Thursday — in jamboree form at Cleveland High — with three of the likely contenders taking turns beating up on each…
August 27, 2015

Roughriders reload for run at PIL football title

by Nathanael Meadowcroft
The Roosevelt Roughriders never really went away, of course, but they could be back as a football force in 2015. In 2013, Roosevelt went 6-0 against its city rivals and won the Portland Interscholastic League Class 5A title. Last year, with all the…
August 27, 2015

Big turnaround forecast by Madison's new coach

by Nathanael Meadowcroft
For a football program that didn’t even finish the season in 2014, Madison High and its new coach, Don Johnson, have lofty Portland Interscholastic League goals for 2015. “We’re going to win the league. Straight up,” Johnson says, chuckling but…
COURTESY: CAL BEARS - California's Jared Goff is one of the top returning quarterbacks in the Pac-12 Conference, but some teams - Oregon and Oregon State included - are still unsettled at the position.
September 01, 2015

Pac-12 QB lot has to live up to the hype

by Jason Vondersmith
People have been talking up the Pac-12's quarterbacks, but at least on paper, the 2015 QB lot doesn't quite stack up to last year's, which was led by Marcus Mariota, Sean Mannion and Brett Hundley. The returning standouts are at USC (Cody Kessler),…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Duane Brooks celebrates his record-breaking kickoff return for the Portland Thunder.
August 27, 2015

Thunder's Duane Brooks wins another Arena Football League award

by Portland Tribune
More honors came Thursday night for Duane Brooks of the Portland Thunder. The Arena Football League gave Brooks, a wide receiver and the AFL’s leading kickoff returner, its J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Year Award at the league’s awards ceremony…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - UO defensive back Tyree Robinson says defensive backs coach John Neal makes the secondary like its own family.
August 27, 2015

Oregon's John Neal a 'legend' in his own time

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — “Legendary” can be a fairly relative word when coming from a young man, but it’s somewhat meaningful when mentioned by one of the players under the tutelage of Oregon secondary coach John Neal. You see, the Ducks are calm and collected in…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - MERRITT PAULSON
August 27, 2015

Women's soccer puts best foot forward

by Caitlin Murray
ANALYSIS The Portland Thorns sit precariously close to the edge of missing the playoffs for the first time. And yet, that doesn’t matter for Portlanders who want to attend the National Women’s Soccer League championship. Portland will play host to…
COURTESY: ERIC EVANS - Daniel Winn is looking for a PR in the mile Sept. 13 at New York City.
August 27, 2015

Daniel Winn preps for 5th Avenue Mile

by Nik Streng
FORMER DUCK FROM CLEVELAND HIGH PLACED 2ND FOR U.S. IN COSTA RICA 1,500 In his first race for Team USA, Daniel Winn took second place in the 1,500 meters Aug. 9 at the North American, Central American and Carribean Championships at San Jose, Costa…
GOLF TOURNAMENT IS THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
August 27, 2015

Best bets

by Portland Tribune
WinCo Foods Portland Open (Thursday-Sunday, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club) These guys are good. The Web.com Tour, a feeder for the PGA Tour, returns to Pumpkin Ridge’s Witch Hollow course for the second year in a row for the $800,000 tournament ($144,000…
August 27, 2015

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Aug. 27 Web.com: WinCo Foods Portland Open, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Witch Hollow course, round 1 of 4 (Golf Channel 3-5:30 p.m.) Mariners: Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 5 p.m. (Root Sports) MLB: Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, 12:30 p.m.…
COURTESY: OREGON GOLF ASSOCIATION - Pat O'Donnell of Happy Valley edged Scott Hval of Portland on the 19th hole for the Oregon Senior Amateur title at Creswell's Emerald Valley Golf and Resort.
August 27, 2015

Thursday results

by Jason Vondersmith
CHICAGO TOPS MARINERS Seattle avoided a shutout with a two-run, seventh-inning homer by Franklin Gutierrez, but the Mariners dropped the opener of a series at the Chicago White Sox, 4-2. Carlos Rodon gave up the homer and only two other hits to get…
August 27, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Aug. 27 Web.com: WinCo Foods Portland Open, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Witch Hollow course, round 1 of 4, Golf Channel 3-5:30 p.m. Mariners: Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 5 p.m., Root Sports, KMTT (910 AM) MLB: Chicago Cubs at San Francisco,…
PELE
August 27, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
Aug. 28, 1977 “I can die now.” The world’s most famous soccer player, Pele, made that statement at Civic Stadium moments after he helped lead the (New York) Cosmos to the North American Soccer League championship with a 2-1 victory over the Seattle…
ROBINSON
August 27, 2015

Sports birthday

by Portland Tribune
Aug. 31, 1970 James Robinson (age 45) James “Hollywood” Robinson was a 6-2 shooting guard from the Alabama Crimson Tide and Jackson, Miss. He was the No. 21 overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft and played his first three pro seasons for the Trail…

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COURTESY: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - Quarterback Connor Cook rolls out for the Michigan State Spartans, who are eyeing revenge against Oregon when the Ducks play in East Lansing on Sept. 12.
Aug 26, 2015

An early look at Ducks' foe (Michigan State, not Eastern…

by Jason Vondersmith
The Oregon-Michigan State matchup is Sept. 12 in East Lansing, Mich., and it could have national championship implications. The winner will get a big boost. The loser will be disappointed. Kind…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Paris Penn, a junior quarterback from Grant High, hands off to Portland State running back Mitchell Thompson during spring drills.
Aug 26, 2015

Penn-cil him in as Portland State's utility QB

by Nik Streng
The battle for starting quarterback at Portland State has led to several changes for the Vikings. Senior Kieran McDonagh and junior transfer Alex Kuresa are the frontrunners, and sophomore Josh…
COURTESY: LARRY LAWSON - Cori Bianchini, a two-time all-Big Sky players, returns for Portland State in women's soccer.
Aug 26, 2015

PSU soccer revamps defense on the fly against tough competition

by Nik Streng
The Portland State women’s soccer team is working on a complete revamp of its defense this season. The Vikings play their home opener at 1 p.m. Friday against UC Davis at Hillsboro Stadium. The…
COURTESY: LARRY LAWSON - Sarah Liva (left) is one of the few, and key, returning players for Portland State volleyball coach Michael Seemann.
Aug 26, 2015

Vikings volleyball team young, but physical and deep

by Nik Streng
Portland State's volleyball team will battle this season with only four returning players, all sophomores. Given the lack of experience, Michael Seemann says he has had to alter the way he…
COURTESY: WARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE - Mario Guizar is a key returning attack player for the Warner Pacific Knights.
Aug 26, 2015

A new game and game plan for Warner Pacific men's soccer

by Nik Streng
For the first time since 1982, the Warner Pacific Knights are playing men's soccer without Bernie Fagan as coach. Fagan stepped down at the end of last season, after coaching 497 games over 26…
COURTESY: WARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE - Larissa Byrgazova, a junior defender from Wilson High, is one of the mainstays for coach Holly Popenuk at Warner Pacific College.
Aug 26, 2015

Knights optimistic as they kick off women's soccer season

by Nik Streng
The 2014 season for the best ever for Warner Pacific women’s soccer. The Knights finished 8-10-2 (4-4-1 in the Cascade Collegiate Conference). They were fifth in the CCC and posted a 2-0 playoff…
Aug 26, 2015

Tuesday results

by Jason Vondersmith
SEATTLE WINS The Seattle Mariners play Oakland at 12:40 Wednesday afternoon, after holding on and winning a game Tuesday night at Safeco Field. Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer (his 38th) and Logan…
NORMAN
Aug 26, 2015

Wednesday results

by Jason Vondersmith
HERNANDEZ, CRUZ LEAD MARINERS Nelson Cruz had three hits, including his 39th homer, and three RBIs and Felix Hernandez allowed three hits and two runs in eight innings as Seattle beat Oakland…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Damon Stoudamire continues to express his opinions about his era with the Trail Blazers, the Portland fans and the state of the team today.
Aug 25, 2015

'Jail Blazers' get sugar coating

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS Damon Stoudamire has never been a guy to pull a punch. The Wilson High grad and former Trail Blazers point guard will look you in the eye and give you his opinion, and he…
COURTESY: ERIC EVANS - Jalen Brown adds his talent to an experienced receiving corps for the 2015 Oregon Ducks.
Aug 25, 2015

Ducks' Brown gets tail in gear

by Jason Vondersmith
Redshirt freshman at head of UO's strong receiver corps EUGENE — The Oregon Ducks sport a lot of talented receivers, when healthy and fully eligible — returnees Bralon Addison, Byron Marshall,…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - Portland Thorns coach Paul Riley, backed by his assistants and players, has struggled to find consistently productive play both up front and on the back line this season.
Aug 25, 2015

Reasons add up for Thorns' poor show

by Caitlin Murray
Team in precarious position for shot at soccer playoffs The tiniest of mathematical threads is dangling for the Portland Thorns to hang on to, but they are on the brink of missing the playoffs…
Aug 25, 2015

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Aug. 25 WinCo Foods Portland Open: Nature Valley Pro-Am, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, 7:30 a.m. Golf: 32nd Oregon Senior Amateur Championship, first round of match play, Emerald Valley…
Aug 25, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Aug. 25 Mariners: Oakland at Seattle, 7 p.m., Root Sports, KMTT (910 AM) MLB: Chicago at San Francisco, 7:15 p.m., KUIK (1360 AM) Hops: Tri-City at Hillsboro, 1:30 p.m., KPOJ (620 AM)…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - JEREMIAH MASOLI
Aug 25, 2015

Sports birthdays

by Portland Tribune
Aug. 26, 1974 Kelvin Cato (age 41) The Atlanta native was a 6-11 center who began his NBA career with the Trail Blazers. He played for Portland from 1997-99, after being drafted No. 15 overall.…
DUCKWORTH
Aug 25, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
Aug. 25, 2008 Kevin Duckworth, former Trail Blazers center, dies of congestive heart failure at age 44. Duckworth, who was in Gleneden Beach to host a free basketball clinic at the time of his…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - MIKE HOHENSEE
Aug 24, 2015

Thunder drop Mike Hohensee as coach

by Steve Brandon
'Surprised' at his dismissal, Arena Football League veteran says he's 'proud of what I did in Portland' The Portland Thunder are in the market for a new head coach. The Thunder announced Monday…
COURTESY: BIG SKY CONFERENCE - Interim head coach of Portland State, Bruce Barnum talks about the Vikings' chances in the 2015 season.
Aug 24, 2015

Viking players have bought in - now it's time for PSU to get…

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS I can't tell you how Portland State will do this football season. Nonconference games at Washington State and North Texas can be penciled in as losses. Big Sky clashes…
Aug 24, 2015

Wilshire-Riverside loses consolation game 7-3 to Dominican…

by Portland Tribune
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Wilshire-Riverside lost 7-3 Monday to a team from the Dominican Republic in a consolation game that capped both teams’ play in the Little League World Series. Los…
Aug 24, 2015

Monday results

by Jason Vondersmith
MARINERS BLOW 5-0 LEAD, LOSE Another lowlight for the Seattle Mariners: They led Oakland 5-0 through four innings, and ended up losing 11-5 at Safeco Field. Danny Valencia hit a two-run homer in…
Aug 23, 2015

Wilshire-Riverside Little Leaguers have more to do, see,…

by Nathanael Meadowcroft
Wilshire-Riverside’s hopes of winning the Little League World Series came to an early end on Saturday, but their “amazing” experience in South Williamsport, Pa., is far from over. The team from…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Chris Brown figures to be one of Oregon State's main running backs in 2015 under new coach Gary Andersen.
Aug 23, 2015

All legs on deck for OSU running game

by Kerry Eggers
Beavers will have 1-2 punch, plus 3 backups, for Sept. 4 kickoff game CORVALLIS -- All appears OK on the running back front at Oregon State after all. Senior Storm Barrs-Woods and junior Chris…
Aug 23, 2015

Weekend results

by Jason Vondersmith
MARINERS WIN A GAME Seattle dropped the first two games of its home series with the Chicago White Sox, as Felix Hernandez got pounded on Friday and the Mariners lost in 10 innings Saturday. But…
Aug 22, 2015

Beavers: Two QBs, improved health and singing the fight song

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — From Oregon State's Saturday scrimmage at Reser Stadium … • The starting quarterback for OSU's Sept. 4 season opener against Weber State is Marcus McMaryion … or Seth Collins. Coach…
COURTESY: LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL - SPENCER SCOTT
Aug 22, 2015

Wilshire-Riverside falls 7-5 to Bowling Green

by Portland Tribune
SECOND LOSS ELIMINATES NORTHEAST PORTLAND ALL-STARS FROM LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES CONTENTION SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Wilshire-Riverside made a huge rally in the final inning, but dropped out…
Aug 22, 2015

Timbers2 get important victory

by Nathanael Meadowcroft
Summer is coming to a close, but the Portland Timbers 2 are just starting to heat up. Behind a stellar defensive effort and second-half goals from forwards Kharlton Belmar and Fatawu Safiu, T2…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - Haylee DeGrood (9) of the Portland Pilots reacts after scoring the tying goal late in regulation Friday night at Merlo Field. UP went on to lose in the final seconds of overtime 2-1 to Oregon State.
Aug 22, 2015

Drama at the end: Oregon State tops Pilots 2-1 in OT

by Nik Streng
In a night of dramatic finishes at Merlo Field, Oregon State beat the Portland Pilots 2-1 Friday night in overtime to open their women’s soccer seasons. With 38 seconds left in regulation, UP…
Aug 22, 2015

Friday results

by Jason Vondersmith
WHITE SOX POUND MARINERS Chicago had 16 hits, including nine in six innings off Felix Hernandez, as the White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 10-4 at Safeco Field. Hernandez (14-8) allowed four…
Aug 22, 2015

Timbers' dynamic rally saves tie

by Nathanel Meadowcroft
Entering halftime down 2-0 to a Houston Dynamo team chasing them in the MLS Western Conference standings, the Portland Timbers needed to do something they hadn’t done all season — come back from…
COURTESY: LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL - Dylan MacLean goes through his pitching motion for the Wilshire-Riverside all-star team Friday in its opening game of the Little League World Series.
Aug 21, 2015

Wilshire-Riverside regroups for Saturday elimination game

by Nathanael Meadowcroft
For a team used to scoring plenty of runs, Wilshire-Riverside’s 1-0 loss to Pearland, Texas in the Little League World Series at South Williamsport, Pa., on Friday morning was unusual. The…
COURTESY: LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES - MACLEAN
Aug 21, 2015

Wilshire-Riverside drops pitchers' duel 1-0 at Little League…

by Portland Tribune
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Pearland Little League of Texas won a pitchers’ duel 1-0 over Wilshire-Riverside of Portland on Friday morning at the Little League Softball World Series. Each team had…
Rob Nelson (right), former Mavericks pitcher and Big League Chew inventor, chats with Hops shortstop Dansby Swanson, the No. 1 pick in the 2015 MLB draft.
Aug 21, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Mavericks Night at the Hops

by Portland Tribune
The Portland Mavericks were back. It was Mavericks Night at Ron Tonkin Field, where the host Hillsboro Hops took on the Boise Hawks in a Class A Northwest League game on Thursday. The Mavericks,…
COURTESY: WINCO FOODS OPEN - Jeff Sanders, golf promoter, has high expectations for the second WinCo Foods Open, a Web.com Tour event next week at Pumpkin Ridge.
Aug 20, 2015

Promoter promises bigger, better, more fun Web.com event

by Kerry Eggers
Jeff Sanders makes second annual golf tourney one big party Jeff Sanders is all about golf, but he is very much about entertainment, too. The promoter of the Web.com Tour’s WinCo Foods Open…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - Oregon State University President Ed Ray says he expects the football team to win division titles, get to the Rose Bowl and reach the playoff championship series.
Aug 20, 2015

Ray: All of OSU wins if athletics is strong

by Kerry Eggers
ON SPORTS Ed Ray’s pedigree is big-time football — he was a member of the economics faculty at Ohio State for more than 30 years — so the Oregon State University president understands the…
Aug 20, 2015

Nall's versatility gives OSU options

by Kerry Eggers
Offense gets a tight end or running back in redshirt freshman CORVALLIS — Oregon State redshirt freshman Ryan Nall got plenty of duty at running back in a scrimmage last weekend, with regulars…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Transfer Ty Griffin already has gone from quarterback to receiver to cornerback candidate for the Oregon Ducks.
Aug 20, 2015

Receiver glut gives Griffin new UO job

by Jason Vondersmith
Transfer becomes cornerback utility player for Ducks EUGENE — Ty Griffin transferred to Oregon from Georgia Tech before last season, hoping to one day be the Ducks’ quarterback. Meanwhile, the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: STEVE BRANDON - Vince Pesky, longtime educator for Portland Public Schools and younger brother of the late Johnny Pesky of Boston Red Sox fame, celebrates his 94th birthday with friends.
Aug 20, 2015

Happy birthday, Vince Pesky

by Kerry Eggers
A PORTLAND TREASURE TURNS 94 Vincent Joseph Charles Paveskovich is a popular guy, but he had an unusual number of visitors for lunch Thursday at Regency Park assistant living facility in…
COURTESY: LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES - The Wilshire-Riverside Little League all-star baseball team poses at South Williamsport, Pa., site of the Little League World Series.
Aug 20, 2015

Rain pushes Wilshire-Riverside opener to Friday morning

by Portland Tribune
Rain at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., wiped out all four scheduled first-day games, including Wilshire-Riverside versus Pearland, Texas. Wilshire-Riverside, the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Riley Tindell returns as a ball carrier for the Wilson Trojans.
Aug 20, 2015

Experienced Wilson Trojans aim for PIL title

by Nathanael Meadowcroft
With several key players returning for their senior year, Wilson High is ready to make a run for the Portland Interscholastic League title. The Trojans finished 5-1 in league play last season,…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Paul Bittner of the Portland Winterhawks looks for an opening in a 2015 playoff game against the Everett Silvertips.
Aug 21, 2015

Winterhawks' Paul Bittner signs with NHL Columbus

by Portland Tribune
Second-round draft pick Paul Bittner, Portland Winterhawks forward, has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the NFL Columbus Blue Jackets. Bittner had a big year, posting career highs…
Aug 20, 2015

Thursday results

by Jason Vondersmith
MARINERS Seattle was idle on Thursday; the Mariners (56-65) open a series with the Chicago White Sox at 7:10 Friday night with an epic pitching matchup: Felix Hernandez (14-7) vs. Chris Sale…