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September 30, 2014

Oregon's run focus less clear this season

by Jason Vondersmith
Team puts up wins, but backs yet to put up big rush numbers EUGENE — Oregon has topped the Pac-12 Conference in rushing for eight consecutive years, since 2006, led by its stable of running…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Sam Malloch, Grant High junior midfielder, gets down to business in challenging Westview sophomore forward Taylor Enquist for the ball. Grant lost 4-1 at home last week, then bounced back for a 2-1 victory at Sunset.
September 30, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
Football Two of the Portland Interscholastic League’s heavyweights will tangle Friday when Lincoln visits Grant at 4 p.m. The Generals are 2-0 in league after their 38-12 dismantling of host…
September 30, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Sept. 30 Prep boys soccer: 4:15 p.m. — Franklin-Wilson at Hamilton Park. 6 p.m. — Roosevelt-Benson at Buckman Field. 6:30 p.m. — Putnam at La Salle Prep. 7 p.m. — Grant at Cleveland;…
September 30, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Timbers: Tough break for Portland at Toronto last Saturday. In losing 3-2, the Timbers also lost midfielder Will Johnson to a broken leg 11 seconds into the game. Despite the injury to one of…
September 29, 2014

Lillard's diet, the crazy big men and a load of notes from…

by Kerry Eggers
Notes, quotes and observations from Monday's pre-training camp media session … • Damian Lillard said the biggest change he made during the offseason was with his diet. "I stopped eating fast…
September 28, 2014

Riley: Beavers need to locate receivers

by Kerry Eggers
From a Sunday conversation with Oregon State coach Mike Riley, whose 3-1 Beavers travel to Boulder for a 1 p.m. Saturday matchup with Colorado … • In the 35-10 loss at Southern Cal Saturday…
September 28, 2014

No offense, but Beavers can't get it done at USC, again

by Kerry Eggers
LOS ANGELES -- Maybe Oregon State needs to enlist a witch doctor to help end a losing streak that has grown to ridiculous proportions. Or an exorcist. Football didn't work Saturday night for the…
September 27, 2014

Celebration time for Dodger Barney

by Kerry Eggers
LOS ANGELES — Darwin Barney knows a little about celebrations. He was in the middle of a couple of dog piles when Oregon State put the cap on College World Series championships in 2006 and '07.…
September 27, 2014

Grant dominates at Wilson

by Stephen Alexander
Wilson High has a new artificial turf field with a price tag of over a million dollars, but the school had to use a replacement scoreboard in the corner of the field Friday night that was so…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Eleanor Tetreault, a sophomore at Franklin High, wins her sub-varsity race at the PIL 6A Preview Sept. 10 at Franklin.
September 25, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
One of the biggest cross country meets of the season is Saturday’s annual Nike Pre-Nationals at Portland Meadows. The state champion Central Catholic boys, state runner-up St. Mary’s Academy…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Keanon Lowe, a University of Oregon senior from Jesuit High, is second among Ducks wide receivers in catches, with 13 through four games this season, one behind hurdles champion Devon Allen.
September 25, 2014

DUCKS UNLIMITED

by Jason Vondersmith
Keanon Lowe part of Oregon's pass receiving by committee EUGENE — The pride of Jesuit High, Keanon Lowe, had been tabbed the ringleader of the Oregon receiving corps, the old man of the group,…
September 30, 2014

Hohensee takes reins of Portland Thunder

by Kerry Eggers
Former QB, longtime Arena Football coach replaces Mathew Sauk for Year 2 Longtime Arena Football League coach Mike Hohensee is the new head coach of the Portland Thunder. Hohensee, 53, replaces…
September 25, 2014

KERRY SAYS: OSU issues tip scales toward USC

by Kerry Eggers
Those who contend this is the best chance for Oregon State to beat Southern Cal on its home turf aren't wrong. The Beavers will invade the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday night…
TINKLE
September 25, 2014

It's Tinkle Time in Corvallis

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Don't look now, but Tinkle Time is about to begin. Practice begins Oct. 1 and, after a Nov. 7 exhibition versus Western Oregon, Oregon State opens its inaugural men's basketball…
September 25, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Sept. 25 Mariners: Seattle at Toronto, 1 p.m. PT (Root Sports). Prep boys soccer: 4 p.m. — The Dalles-Wahtonka-Benson at Delta Park. 4:15 p.m. — Centennial at Franklin; Lebanon-Madison…
September 25, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
New name: Hood To Coast, which has grown over 33 years to feature a nine-race series, has changed its name to the Hood To Coast/Portland To Coast Relays. The yearlong series consists of eight…
September 25, 2014

Sports on the air

by portland tribune
TV & Radio highlights Thursday, Sept. 25 Mariners: Seattle at Toronto, 1 p.m., Root Sports/KMTT (910 AM) NFL: New York Giants at Washington, 5:25 p.m., KOIN (6) College football: UCLA at Arizona…
September 25, 2014

Timbers

by portland tribune
After a season filled with disappointment and numerous wasted points, the Portland Timbers still have a very good chance of making the MLS Western Conference playoffs. The Timbers got a huge…
DOCTOR
September 25, 2014

Beavers aim to rewrite history

by Kerry Eggers
OSU looks for first win on USC turf in more than 50 years CORVALLIS — The date was Sept. 16, 1960. Oregon State invaded Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to face Southern Cal, an 18-point favorite.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MIKE WEBER - Central Catholic's Whitney Turner leap for a block during a volleyball match Tuesday versus Barlow.
September 25, 2014

PREPS: Rams defuse Barlow, head to Clackamas for MHC showdown

by Mike Weber
Central Catholic seizes momentum after Bruins' good start It's all going according to form right now for Central Catholic High's volleyball team. The Rams won their fifth match in a row Tuesday…
September 25, 2014

Timbers make it look easy

by Stephen Alexander
'Winning is a habit,' Porter says, after 6-0 rout of Alpha United It was a tossup whether Alpha United FC looked more miserable because of the Portland rain or because it was playing putrid…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONNER - Country Christian senior Miranda Halverson tries to lead by example during points and well as in between points.
September 25, 2014

PREPS: Miranda Halverson leads Country Christian volleyball

by Jim Beseda
Country Christian’s Miranda Halverson remembers what it was like to be a freshman on the Cougars’ volleyball team and how she looked to the seniors for guidance. Three years later, all eyes are…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Ray Langston plans to celebrate his 80th birthday, which was Sept. 16, by running the Portland Half-Marathon Oct. 5.
September 23, 2014

Back for the long run

by Kerry Eggers
Once into marathon madness, 80-year-old Ray Langston ready for return to the starting line It’s been 30 years since Ray Langston, then 50, set an unofficial world record by running 58 marathons…
September 23, 2014

Viking Watch

by portland tribune
Football: The Vikings’ eight-game Big Sky slate begins with UC Davis, Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m., at Providence Park (Root Sports), after a bye this week. Portland State fell to 1-3 in nonconference…
September 23, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Sept. 23 Timbers: Portland welcomes Alpha United to Providence Park for a CONCACAF match, 7 p.m. (Fox Sports 1). Mariners: Seattle at Toronto, 4 p.m. PT (Root Sports). Prep boys soccer:…
September 23, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Winterhawks: It was rough start to the Western Hockey League season for the defending Western Conference champions. The Hawks lost back-to-back games and are 0-2. Seattle beat them 4-1 on…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Central Catholics J.J. Wells makes a move against Oregon City en route to a 47-yard touchdown run last Friday at Hillsboro Stadium.
September 23, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
Central Catholic High looks like it could be the class of Oregon prep football again. The defending Class 6A champion Rams are 2-1, with a 24-17 win over Jesuit in their opener and a blowout of…
September 23, 2014

Timbers

by Stephen Alexander
The Timbers have an excellent chance to get out of Group 5 in the CONCACAF Champions League. The tournament, which Portland reached by winning the MLS Western Conference in 2013, has three clubs…
September 23, 2014

Sports on the air

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Sept. 23 Timbers Alpha United at Portland, 7 p.m. Fox Sports 1 Mariners Seattle at Toronto, 4 p.m. Root Sports/KMTT (910 AM) MLB Baltimore at New York Yankees, 4 p.m. ESPN San Francisco…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - The Oregon Ducks line up on defense against Michigan State: (from left) Arik Armstead, Alex Balducci, DeForest Buckner and Tony Washington.
September 23, 2014

Ducks back to work on defense

by Jason Vondersmith
Oregon will have to talk its way through game with Arizona His unit gave up 499 yards and 31 points, but the Oregon Ducks won, and that was the most important thing to UO defensive coordinator…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BRUCE R. MCCAIN - Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion (right) gets a postgame interview on Fox Sports 1 after leading the Beavers past San Diego State.
September 21, 2014

Beavers show pep going into USC game

by Kerry Eggers
From a Sunday night conversation with Oregon State coach Mike Riley, whose 3-0 Beavers travel to Southern Cal for their Pac-12 opener Saturday night at L.A. Memorial Coliseum. … • The last time…
September 21, 2014

Pluses and minuses: Anatomy of a tough win for the Ducks

by Jason Vondersmith
PULLMAN, Wash. — The Oregon Ducks moved to 4-0 with their 38-31 win at Washington State on Saturday night, but it wasn't easy. The Cougars played well on defense, especially up front against the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BRUCE MCCLAIN - Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion beats the rush to get off a pass Saturday night at home against San Diego State.
September 21, 2014

After slow start, Mannion, Beavers rev past Aztecs

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS -- There were plenty of bows to be taken after Oregon State's 28-7 victory over San Diego State in the heat of a late summer Saturday night at Reser Stadium. Sean Mannion and the OSU…
September 20, 2014

Mariota, Ducks pull it out in the Palouse

by Jason Vondersmith
PULLMAN, Wash. — Quarterback Marcus Mariota and Oregon averted a serious upset bid by Washington State on Saturday night, executing offense well for three second-half scores to beat the Cougars…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Darlington Nagbe (left) of the Portland Timbers and Russell Teibert of the Vancouver Whitecaps head the ball Saturday afternoon at Providence Park.
September 20, 2014

Timbers net huge win

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Timbers still have five matches to play, and they are still nowhere near a lock to make the MLS playoffs. But on Saturday afternoon, Portland won perhaps the most critical match of…
September 20, 2014

First taste not sweet for Hawks' new coach

by Kerry Eggers
The last time Jamie Kompon stood in the head coaching box for a counting game, he was leading the McGill University Redmen in a game at Montreal in 1994. Twenty years later, Kompon was making…
September 20, 2014

Roosevelt has no trouble with PIL Madison

by Stephen Alexander
Roosevelt High's football team did not watch game video this week. The Roughriders neither looked at footage of their 48-12 loss Sept. 12 against Clackamas High nor studied Madison, their…
Photo Credit: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Centennial running back Dezmond Stoudamire across the field on his way to the end zone for a 40-yard touchdown in the second quarter during Friday's home win over Reynolds.
September 20, 2014

Stoudamire breaks free for three touchdowns

by David Ball
Centennial pulls away from Reynolds in the second half 6A FOOTBALLMHC game Team Score Centennial36Reynolds26 Dezmond Stoudamire could not be stopped Friday night, finding the end zone three…
Photo Credit: THE OUTLOOK: TROY WAYRYNEN - Barlow running back Speedy Sanchez heads for the end zone for the winning score, while Bruins lineman Jordyn Hubbard signals touchdown in the background.
September 20, 2014

Barlow uses sleight of hand to find the end zone

by David Ball
6A FOOTBALLMHC game Team Score Barlow41Gresham37 Trailing 37-34 as the clock ticked under four minutes Friday, Barlow sets its trap a caught a victory over rival Gresham. Bruins’ QB Dru Fitz…
September 19, 2014

Joey Harrington, on Beavers, Ducks, Mariota, Heisman, No. 1 and…

by Kerry Eggers
If Joey Harrington isn't the greatest quarterback in University of Oregon history -- and many people consider him just that -- he is certainly on a short list. The Central Catholic High grad…

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Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oliver Bjorkstrand, if he returns to the Winterhawks after a stint in an NHL camp, would help headline an elite group of forwards, says Portlands new coach/general manager, Jamie Kompon.
Sep 18, 2014

Another powerhouse?

by Jason Vondersmith
New coach/GM Kompon has deep talent pool Josh Hanson has been around long enough — all four years of the Winterhawks’ reign near the top of the Western Hockey League — that he does not doubt…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Don Pellum, Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator, says it's time for his crew to clean up some things.
Sep 18, 2014

UO's Pellum plants his feet on the field

by Stephen Alexander
New Duck defensive coordinator focuses on creating depth EUGENE — During his 21 years as linebackers coach, Don Pellum watched Oregon games from both the press box and the sidelines. In his…
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
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.
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
Sep 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: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Sophomore wide receiver Victor Bolden has emerged as the top receiving threat this season at Oregon State.
Sep 16, 2014

The Natural: Bolden can be 'great'

by Kerry Eggers
Athletic sophomore growing quickly, with dynamic plays CORVALLIS — The first thing Jordan Villamin noticed about Victor Bolden, he says, was “that he was real little.” The next thing Villamin…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF SCOBEL WIGGINS - Gabe Clark figures to be one of Oregon State's top returning baseball players in 2015.
Sep 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
Sep 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…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - At the 6A PIL Preview hosted by Franklin, varsity boys cross country runners head downhill, with frontrunners (right to left) Eli Boudouris of Grant, Griffin Drake of Franklin and Dominic Arce of Lincoln.
Sep 16, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
Cross country Portland Interscholastic League teams are on course for a competitive season of cross country. The PIL Preview meet at Franklin last week gave a first glimpse of what the newly…
WALLACE
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
Sep 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.
Sep 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 - Marcus Mariota drags a Wyoming defender during Saturday's 48-14 Oregon Ducks victory at Autzen Stadium.
Sep 13, 2014

You're watching history -- and the greatest Ducks QB ever

by Kerry Eggers
EUGENE — Ten more games and counting. That's how much time Oregon football fans have left to enjoy their love affair with the greatest quarterback in program history. I know the assertion that…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Byron Marshall breaks off a Wyoming tackler as the Oregon Ducks down the Cowboys 48-14.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.…
Sep 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…
Sep 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: JAIME VALDEZ - Teri Kersey and husband Jerome Kersey, former Trail Blazers star, are staying positive about her battle with multiple sclerosis.
Sep 11, 2014

Teri Kersey goes public and raises MS awareness

by Kerry Eggers
Eggers: Wife of former Blazer Jerome Kersey decides it's time to become a role model Teri Kersey has it going on. The wife of Trail Blazer legend Jerome Kersey is a stunning brunette, with three…
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.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 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…
Sep 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.
Sep 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…
Sep 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,…
Sep 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.
Sep 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
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 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…
Sep 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.
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
Sep 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…