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September 18, 2014

PDXSports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Sept. 18 Mariners: Seattle wraps up a four-game road series with the L.A. Angels, 7 p.m. (Root Sports). Prep volleyball: 6 p.m. — Centennial at Central Catholic; David Douglas at…
September 18, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Hops: Hillsboro's incredible march to the Class A Northwest League championship climaxed Sept. 7 with a 4-3 victory at home against the Vancouver Canadians. That gave the Hops a 2-0 sweep in the…
September 18, 2014

Rams, Blues in the running

by portland tribune
Central Catholic boys highly ranked; SMA girls reload The consensus Class 6A boys cross country favorite is Central Catholic, which is seeking a third straight title. The Rams dominated last year…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF LARRY LAWSON - Cheyne Corrado, senior outside hitter from Central Catholic High, has been one of Portland States kills leaders this season.
September 18, 2014

Viking spikers look to be late bloomers

by Steve Brandon
Inspired match with Oregon lifts spirits on young PSU team This is supposed to be a down year for Portland State volleyball. At first glance, it’s easy to see why. “We’re young, and we’re…
September 18, 2014

JASON SAYS: How the Cougars beat the Ducks (and why they won't)

by Jason Vondersmith
Shootout in the Palouse? Yes, it could happen, given that Washington State isn't likely to stop Oregon's offense and the Cougars should be able to exploit the Ducks' defense — especially the…
September 18, 2014

Moral compass appears missing

by Kerry Eggers
The perspective from your trusty sports scribe on a number of issues ... • Defensive end Ray McDonald — arrested Sunday morning on felony domestic violence charges — is allowed to play in San…
September 17, 2014

KERRY SAYS: It won't come easy for Oregon State

by Kerry Eggers
If there is anything that seems certain about Oregon State's late-Saturday night matchup with San Diego State at Reser Stadium, it's that victory won't come easy. The Aztecs are an…
September 17, 2014

Timbers handle Honduras team

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Timbers are now in the driver’s seat to get out of the CONCACAF Champions League group stage. Playing their first CCL home match, the Timbers were splendid on offense Tuesday night…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF SCOBEL WIGGINS - Gabe Clark figures to be one of Oregon State's top returning baseball players in 2015.
September 16, 2014

Oregon State baseball has plenty of holes to fill

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Ever since Oregon State began its run to the top of the college baseball world almost a decade ago, Pat Casey has been able to reload his potent lineup the following season. As fall…
PIERSON
September 16, 2014

OregonDucks

by portland tribune
Even as the Ducks recruited offensive linemen with bigger names, the Oregon coaches and players always mentioned walk-on Matt Pierson as somebody who could be a factor. Now, with Jake Fisher’s…
WALLACE
September 16, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Sept. 16 Timbers: Portland meets Club Deportivo Olimpia in a CONCACAF Champions League match at Providence Park, 7 p.m. (Fox Sports 1). Mariners: Seattle plays Game 2 of a four-game…
September 16, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Winterhawks: The Hawks open the Western Hockey League season at 7 p.m. Friday against Seattle at Moda Center. The team will raise its 2013-14 U.S. Division and Western Conference championship…
September 16, 2014

Viking Watch

by portland tribune
Women’s soccer: Portland State got its first win over Oregon since 2004 last Friday, winning 1-0 in overtime at Hillsboro Stadium. Junior goalkeeper Caitlin Plese stopped a UO penalty kick by…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Former Oregon State basketball coach Paul Valenti, who died last week at age 94, spent 72 years in Corvallis, leaving a special legacy among his many friends and former players.
September 15, 2014

No one can replace 'true Beaver' Paul Valenti

by Kerry Eggers
I thought Paul Valenti would live forever, and in a very important way, he will. The patriarch of Oregon State athletics has departed at 94, finally giving in to the ravages of old age. But not…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Byron Marshall breaks off a Wyoming tackler as the Oregon Ducks down the Cowboys 48-14.
September 13, 2014

Not perfection, but Ducks go into Pac-12 play 3-0

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Another Oregon nonleague thrashing Saturday wasn't without some Marcus Mariota and Co. highlights — and another tough break for the Ducks, who beat Wyoming 48-14 at sunny Autzen Stadium…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota dives for a second-quarter touchdown Saturday against Wyoming.
September 13, 2014

Oregon lassos Cowboys after slow start

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Marcus Mariota produced more Heisman Trophy moments, and the Oregon Ducks overcame a rare early deficit to score touchdowns on six consecutive possessions and rout Wyoming 48-14…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAN BROOD - Grant High senior Eli Willman is on the run after catching a pass from senior Sam Davis during the Generals' home game Friday against Sherwood.
September 13, 2014

Sherwood offense grinds it out vs. Grant

by Stephen Alexander
By the end of the afternoon, Grant High could have given a game ball to Michael Waters and announced without bias that the senior running back was the best player on the field at Grant Bowl.…
September 11, 2014

JASON SAYS: Big win due for Ducks

by Jason Vondersmith
"Wow" was the reaction from a friend of a mine, a realistic and level-headed Oregon fan, as the Ducks finished off their come-from-behind, 28-point blitz to beat Michigan State last weekend. I…
September 11, 2014

Timbers

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps are nearly neck-and-neck in the battle for the fifth and final MLS playoff spot in the Western Conference. Timbers coach Caleb Porter says he has not…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Clevelands Taylor Ristvedt (left) and Zoe Lequeux go up for a block in the Warriors 3-2 volleyball victory at Wilson.
September 11, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Sept. 11 Prep boys soccer: Matches include Hood River Valley at Cleveland, 7 p.m.; Grant at Tigard, 7 p.m.; Lincoln at Sunset, 7:30 p.m.; Hermiston-Benson at Delta Park, 4 p.m.; Oregon…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - The Oregon Ducks new kickoff man, freshman walk-on Aidan Schneider, came out of nowhere - well, not exactly, as he starred in the fall at Grant High - but he was primarily a soccer player for the Generals.
September 11, 2014

Duck kicker no longer flying under the radar

by Jason Vondersmith
Former Grant soccer player's powerful leg puts him on UO turf Aidan Schneider had an idea what the reaction would be. Last seen by the masses earning second-team all-state honors in soccer at…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - The Hillsboro Hops celebrate their Northwest League championship with fans at Ron Tonkin Field.
September 10, 2014

Hops on top

by amanda miles
Hillsboro captures Northwest League championship with sweep of Vancouver HILLSBORO — Well, that didn’t take long. As it turns out, the Hillsboro Hops needed just two seasons to bring home their…
September 09, 2014

Beavers showed promise (first half), lack of focus (fourth…

by Kerry Eggers
From a Monday conversation with Oregon State coach Mike Riley, whose 2-0 Beavers have a bye this Saturday … • Riley sounded equal parts pleased and dissatisfied with OSU's 38-30 win at Hawaii in…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Maddy Hairston (right) of Grant High battles Alex Stendahl of Oregon Episcopal School for possession during their girls soccer season opener last week. Grant won 2-0 at OES.
September 09, 2014

Prep Watch

by Steve Brandon
Football The Central Catholic Rams passed their first test of 2014 last Friday, thanks to some late-game heroics. The Rams beat Jesuit 24-17 in the season opener at Hillsboro Stadium, breaking a…
September 09, 2014

Vikings go to Pullman with hopes of win vs. Pac-12

by Stephen Alexander
Portland State has had a puncher’s chance in its last two games against Pac-12 schools. In 2013, the Vikings went down to the wire at California before losing 37-30. In the 2014 season opener,…
September 09, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Sept. 9 Prep boys soccer: Games in town include Central Catholic at Lincoln, 7 p.m.; North Medford vs. Grant at Delta Park, 4 p.m.; Wilson at Oregon Episcopal School, 6:15 p.m.; and…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - The Hillsboro Hops celebrate their Northwest League title after a clinching, 4-3 victory Sunday night at home against the Vancouver Canadians.
September 09, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Hops: Hillsboro claimed the Northwest League championship, sweeping Boise and then Vancouver in best-of-three playoff series. The Hops beat Boise 5-2 there and at home to advance to the finals.…
ROCKNE FREITAS
September 09, 2014

Eggers: Hawaii's 'Rock' is still a Beaver

by Kerry Eggers
HONOLULU — Rockne Freitas carries an enormous presence on the islands, literally and figuratively. Freitas remains the mountain of a man he was during his time as a tackle at Oregon State from…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Freshman wide receiver Devon Allen hauls in one of his two touchdown catches against Michigan State, as Oregon wins 46-27 at Autzen Stadium.
September 09, 2014

Clearing a big hurdle

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks, Allen finish strong in early test of their football mettle EUGENE — Two huge hurdles races and one big football game into his career, Devon Allen could be heading toward the stuff of…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu tries to avoid a Michigan State tackler as the Oregon Ducks beat the Spartans 46-27 Saturday at Autzen Stadium.
September 08, 2014

Defense, big plays turned tide for Ducks

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon defensive tackle Arik Armstead, a 6-8, 290-pound junior, played a game worthy of his hype as a five-star prospect from the 2012 class as the Ducks beat Michigan State 46-27 on…
September 07, 2014

Beavers 'let foot off gas,' hold on to beat Warriors

by Kerry Eggers
HONOLULU — Beauty was in the eye of the beholder when judging Oregon State's 38-30 victory over Hawaii Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. To those watching in Beaver Nation, the near collapse from…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Oreogn Ducks receiver Devon Allen gets a lift from a lineman after scoring a touchdown in Saturday's 46-27 victory against Michigan State at Autzen Stadium.
September 07, 2014

How the Ducks didn't blink

by Jason Vondersmith
Statement win or not, Oregon shows it can make adjustments EUGENE — In the first non-conference game at Autzen Stadium involving top-10 teams, Oregon of the Pac-12 rallied to whack Michigan…
September 07, 2014

'Inconsistent' Vikings survive Western Oregon

by Stephen Alexander
HILLSBORO — Portland State faced what was supposed to be its cupcake of the season Saturday night in NCAA Division II Western Oregon. For much of the game, though, that cupcake seemed baked with…
September 07, 2014

Timbers settle for 3-3 draw

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Timbers thoroughly pummeled the San Jose Earthquakes on the stat sheet Sunday afternoon. Portland dominated time of possession (.577 to .423), shots (32 to 12), shots on goal (13 to…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Marcus Mariota, University of Oregon quarterback, wards off a Michigan State defender during Saturday's 46-27 Ducks victory over the Spartans at Autzen Stadium
September 06, 2014

Big rally lifts Ducks past Michigan State 46-27

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon fended off Michigan State in a battle of national heavyweights Saturday, as quarterback Marcus Mariota and some strong defense rallied the Ducks past the Spartans 46-27 at…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hops Manager J.R. House celebrates with pitcher Felipe Perez as outfielder Stewart Ijames readies a bucket of sports drink to douse House.
September 05, 2014

Hops win and they're in

by Amanda Miles
Hillsboro advances to Northwest League championship series by sweeping Boise in divisional series Thanks to a 5-2 win in Game 1 of their Northwest League South divisional playoff series at…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla quarterback Josey Swain passed for one touchdown and rushed for another in Friday's 50-0 season-opening rout over The Dalles.
September 05, 2014

Molalla defense dominates in 50-0 rout of The Dalles

by Jim Beseda
The Class 4A Indians held the Class 5A Riverhawks to minus-36 yards total offense and two first downs in winning their season opener for the first time since 2005. THE DALLES — On a night when…
Photo Credit: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Gresham running back Sirgeo Hoffman breaks loose for a long gain in the first quarter Friday. He had touchdown runs of 39 and 30 yards.
September 06, 2014

Gophers start fast in blowout win over Century

by David Ball
6A FOOTBALLNonleague game Team Score Gresham42Century22 Gresham flashed to a big lead in the first quarter and went unchallenged during its 42-22 win over Century to start the football season…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Beavertons Carter Olsen is greeted along the sideline by teammate Tovey Brown, 55, after coming up with the clinching interception in the final minute Friday.
September 06, 2014

Beavers hold off Centennial in final minute

by David Ball
6A FOOTBALLNonleague game Team Score Beaverton28Centennial21 Beaverton running back Chidubem Nnoli dodged a pair of tackles in the backfield and cut through the middle of the field for a 44-yard…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Can a freshman lead the Oregon Ducks to victory against highly ranked Michigan State? New running back Royce Freeman (center), celebrating a touchdown last week with Byron Marshall (left) and Darren Carrington, will get his second college shot in Saturdays showdown at Autzen Stadium.
September 04, 2014

UO, MSU will put each other to test

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks' Mariota, freshmen look strong, set tone for season EUGENE — The Oregon-Michigan State game, 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Autzen Stadium (FOX), might have some influence on the first college…

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Photo Credit: MATTHEW SHERMAN - Cody Coppedge intercepts an Oregon City pass in the first half of Friday's 28-21 victory.
Sep 06, 2014

Lions stun No. 4 Oregon City in opener

by Matt Sherman
West Linn gives new coach Chris Miller his first win in the annual rivalry game In his first game as head coach for West Linn, Chris Miller led a sophomore and junior-laden team to an enormous…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Tight end Connor Hamlett pulls away from Portland State for yardage in last week's Oregon State season opener. The Beavers will be looking for better offensive efficiency Saturday at Hawaii, which nearly upset Washington in its opener.
Sep 04, 2014

Road ahead could be a bit rocky for OSU

by Kerry Eggers
Beavers need more TDs to complement strong defense CORVALLIS — Oregon State’s offensive line will get a more stern test Saturday when the Beavers visit Hawaii for an intersectional clash on the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Paris Penn, one of two quarterbacks in Portland State's system, scores one of his two touchdowns last week at Oregon State.
Sep 04, 2014

Viks hope to turn good games into great

by Stephen Alexander
PSU's mental game serves team well in opener against OSU As they walked off the field at Reser Stadium last Saturday, there was not a smile to be seen on the Portland State football team’s…
Sep 04, 2014

JASON SAYS: A Spartan feeling

by Jason Vondersmith
Watching Oregon blowouts in recent years has delighted fans, but, in an odd way, it gets kind of boring for the media who follow the team and don't care who wins. But, now Michigan State plays…
Sep 04, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Sept. 4 Seahawks: Seattle opens defense of its Super Bowl crown with the first game of the NFL season, against Green Bay and at CenturyLink Field, 5:30 p.m. (KGW 8). College men’s…
Sep 04, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
First-time winner Austin Ernst, a 22-year-old from LSU via Greenville, S.C., captured her first LPGA title on Sunday, defeating I.K. Kim in a playoff for the Portland Classic at Columbia…
Photo Credit: SETH GORDON - Hurler - Starting quarterback Grant Schroeder flings a pass during practice last week. The Santiam Christian graduate will lead the George Fox offense when the Bruins open their first season of football in 46 years Saturday versus Arizona Christian.
Sep 03, 2014

College football returns to Newberg Saturday

by Seth Gordon
Bruins will feature varied offense and an aggressive defense in their first game George Fox released its helmet and uniform design earlier this year and most of the brand-new football facility…
Sep 03, 2014

KERRY SAYS: Stop the run, and Beavers win a toughie

by Kerry Eggers
A week ago, most of those looking ahead to Saturday's Oregon State-Hawaii game in Honolulu would have forecast an easy win for the Beavers. Not after the first weekend of play, with Oregon State…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Arik Armstead of the Oregon Ducks pursues South Dakota quarterback Kevin Earl during last week's 62-13 UO victory at Autzen Stadium.
Sep 03, 2014

Spartans, Ducks look different on defense

by Jason Vondersmith
Michigan State, which invades Autzen Stadium on Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. showdown against the Oregon Ducks, has led the Big Ten in defense for three consecutive seasons. The Pat Narduzzi-coached…
Sep 03, 2014

North Ramsay Way honors late Blazers coach

by portland tribune
North Winning Street in the Rose Quarter is now named after the Trail Blazers coach who won the NBA's ultimate prize. The City Council on Wednesday approved changing the name of the street to…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - Coach Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans got to celebrate victory over Stanford after last years Rose Bowl game. This week, theyll be at Autzen Stadium to take on another Pac-12 team, the Oregon Ducks.
Sep 02, 2014

Ducks' season starts now

by Jason Vondersmith
Michigan State one of the biggest games at Autzen Stadium in years EUGENE — The eyes of the college football world will be on Auzten Stadium on Saturday, when Oregon plays Michigan State in one…
Sep 02, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Portland State University sports will be ushering in a new era with last week’s announcement that Torre Chisholm is stepping down as athletics director. A statement released by PSU said that…
Sep 02, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Sept. 2 Prep boys soccer: Cleveland plays host to Oregon Episcopal School, 7 p.m. Prep girls soccer: Grant visits Oregon Episcopal School, 6 p.m. Prep volleyball: The Portland…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY - Forward Erin Huisingh (right), a third-team All-American, is among the handful of returning starters from Concordia Universitys 2013 NAIA championship womens soccer team.
Sep 02, 2014

Concordia women have added pressure on them this season

by Stephen Alexander
Cavs' reloading act comes as foes aim to topple NAIA champs Last season was the perfect storm for the Concordia University women’s soccer team. The side was dominant, caught a few breaks in the…
Sep 02, 2014

New faces eye CCC title run

by Stephen Alexander
City's soccer culture helps Cavaliers get international roster The Concordia University men’s soccer team graduated 12 players from last year’s team, which finished second in the Cascade…
Aug 31, 2014

Riley sees good, bad in Beavers' opener vs. PSU

by Kerry Eggers
From a Sunday conversation with coach Mike Riley after Oregon State's 29-14 victory over Portland State to open the 2014 season … • Riley breaks down the Beavers' performance this way: "There…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Fellow LPGA Tour players douse Portland Classic winner Austin Ernst with water moments after her winning par on the 18th hole - the first hole of a playoff - Sunday at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
Aug 31, 2014

Something to smile about in Ernst

by Kerry Eggers
I walked the final nine holes with Austin Ernst's twosome Sunday at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. Through she was front-running the $1.3 million LPGA Portland Classic, she showed almost no…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Austin Ernst ackowledges the crowd after winning the LPGA Portland Classic in a playoff with I.K. Kim at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
Aug 31, 2014

Austin Ernst breaks through with Portland Classic playoff victory

by Steve Brandon
Austin Ernst had a reason before Sunday to consider Columbia Edgewater Country Club one of her favorite golf courses. Now she has a reason to consider it her No. 1 spot on the LPGA Tour. "I love…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - CHAD DOING
Aug 31, 2014

On Doing, LO football, Arnie, NHL 2 Portland, and more

by Kerry Eggers
Observations about a number of national and local sports topics of the moment … • ITEM: Chad "The Body" Doing leaves one "The Game" (750 AM, Portland) for another (95.7 FM, San Francisco).…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Byron Marshall runs for an Oregon Ducks touchdown against South Dakota.
Aug 31, 2014

Ducks: Three backs, one dropped ball, but lots of yards

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon junior Byron Marshall showed off his new receiving role Saturday against South Dakota, catching eight balls for 138 yards and two scores and adding eight carries for 90 yards as…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota gets time to uncork a pass against South Dakota.
Aug 30, 2014

Mariota, Ducks click for 62-13 win

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon tuned up for its marquee matchup with Michigan State as Marcus Mariota threw three touchdown passes and ran for another — becoming UO's all-time touchdown maker — in the Ducks'…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon State tight end Connor Hamlett heads upfield past Portland State defensive back Xavier Coleman.
Aug 30, 2014

Beavers overcome 'worst enemy'

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — If you're a member of Beaver Nation, there was an awful lot not to like about Oregon State's season-opening 29-14 victory over Portland State Saturday at Reser Stadium. The Beavers…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Paris Penn, Portland State quarterback, breaks loose on a long run against Oregon State.
Aug 30, 2014

Vikings made noise, for a half

by Stephen Alexander
CORVALLIS — It was the best of halves, it was the worst of halves. It was the epoch of everything going exactly Portland State’s way, it was the epoch of everything going Oregon State’s way.…
Aug 29, 2014

A good walk gets even better

by portland tribune
On Sports Mike Whan considers the pro-amateur events the lifeblood of the LPGA Tour. The LPGA commissioner told me during the pairings party for the Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater…
Aug 29, 2014

Kim sizzles with 65 at Portland Classic

by portland tribune
A 4-under-par 68 didn't even get you in the top 10, and a 72 had you at the pending cut line after Thursday's first round of the LPGA Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. I.K.…
Aug 29, 2014

JASON SAYS: Some intrique, and a big W, in cards for Ducks

by Jason Vondersmith
Not much will be learned about the Oregon Ducks in the season-opening game, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Autzen Stadium. The outcome won't be an issue, as the Ducks will rout South Dakota, a Football…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is heeding the advice of fellow Hawaiian football player Manti Teo as the Ducks embark on their 2014 journey.
Aug 28, 2014

Enjoy the ride

by Jason Vondersmith
UO's Marcus Mariota isn't listening to outside sources. He's only playing for his teammates and university EUGENE — While visiting his home state of Hawaii this summer, Marcus Mariota happened…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - D.J. Alexander is one of the starters on a experienced, deep Oregon State linebacking corps.
Aug 28, 2014

Eggers: Veteran defense could give Beavers an edge

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Nobody has to remind Oregon State’s players of the embarrassing opening-day losses to Sacramento State in 2011 or Eastern Washington in 2013. But coach Mike Riley intends to this…
Aug 28, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Aug. 28 Portland Classic: The annual LPGA Tour stop has many of the world’s best women golfers back at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. This year, the tournament expands to 72 holes,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - A defensive upgrade is a big part of Portland States plans for a big 2014 season. Among the units leaders are cornerback Aaron Sibley (left) and linebacker Brandon Brody-Heim, celebrating a defensive touchdown last year.
Aug 28, 2014

Time for more defense

by Stephen Alexander
Viks coordinator says tough early games not just preparation Over the past several years, Portland State has become known as a team that can put up points but cannot stop opponents often enough…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Keanon Lowe, a senior with 40 catches over the past two seasons, is the University of Oregons top returning receiver.
Aug 28, 2014

Ducks hope to catch in bunches

by Jason Vondersmith
New faces plan on becoming prime targets for Mariota EUGENE — Most offenses — except maybe the ones at Washington State and Cal — seek balance in their attack, throwing passes to offset the run,…
Aug 28, 2014

Timbers

by Stephen Alexander
Biggest game of the season? Maybe. Portland is about to travel to Vancouver for a 7:30 p.m. Saturday showdown with the Whitecaps. Fifth place in the MLS Western Conference, and the inside track…
Photo Credit: REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lakeridge quarterback Eric Dungey tries to avoid a Jesuit defender during the Pacers season-ending loss in the 2013 playoffs.
Aug 28, 2014

'We just want to wipe the slate clean'

by Matt Sherman
Lakeridge players, coaches say they already sense a renewed commitment to good sportsmanship All eyes will be on Lakeridge High when it takes the field for the first time this year in what could…
CHISHOLM
Aug 27, 2014

Torre Chisholm to leave Oct. 31 as PSU athletics director

by portland tribune
Portland State University sports will be ushering in a new era in the wake of Wednesday's announcement that Torre Chisholm is stepping down as athletics director. A statement released by PSU…
Aug 27, 2014

KERRY SAYS: No blowout, but Beavers should beat focused Vikings

by Kerry Eggers
Saturday's game at Reser Stadium is big-opportunity time for Portland State. Coach Nigel Burton thinks he has the horses to win the Big Sky championship after coming close to a nine- or 10-win…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Running back Thomas Tyner and the Oregon Ducks are trying to supplant talented Stanford as the Pac-12 North football champion in 2014.
Aug 26, 2014

Lots to love about Pac-12 this year

by Kerry Eggers
Especially at UO, UCLA, who figure to win division titles National pundits are in love with Pac-12 football this season. Witness the Sports Illustrated preseason poll, which ranks six Pac-12…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY - Wide receiver Ty Montgomerys abilities give a partially reloading Stanford Cardinal football team the potential to be a huge force again in the Pac-12 this season.
Aug 26, 2014

A season of showdowns

by Jason Vondersmith
Beavers have a shot at Ducks, with Stanford, UCLA the teams to beat How do I see the Pac-12 football season playing out? Competitively. With upsets aplenty, or will they be considered upsets?…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Seattle Sounders defender Zach Scott (right) and Portland Timbers midfielder Maximiliano Urruti fight for possession at Providence Park during Sundays MLS game. Seattle won 4-2.
Aug 26, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Ortiz wins WinCo tourney Carlos Ortiz held on Sunday at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club to win the inaugural WinCo Foods Portland Open, a Web.com Tour event. The 23-year-old Ortiz’s third victory this…
Aug 26, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Aug. 26 Golf: LPGA players have a day of practice rounds at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in preparation for the 72-hole Portland Classic, Thursday through Sunday. Baseball: The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Portland State coach Nigel Burton says the Vikings were close in 2013 to having the greatest Division I season in school history - and that his players now know about the little things that can bring them that kind of success this year.
Aug 26, 2014

Optimism unbeaten as PSU kicks off

by Kerry Eggers
On Sports Does Portland State have what it takes to win a Big Sky championship this season? “No question,” Nigel Burton says. “I don’t have any doubt whatsoever.” Wildly optimistic, you might…