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Thursday, Nov. 8

Blazers: Portland takes a 2-2 record into its 7:30 p.m. home game (TNT) with the Los Angeles Clippers (2-2). Through four games, who was leading the Clips in shot attempts? Former Blazer guard Jamal Crawford (30 of 56 from the field, including 13 of 27 from 3-point range). He was leading the team with 24.0 points per game.

College volleyball: Big Sky co-leader Portland State (14-2) has a road test at North Dakota (8-7), 5 p.m. PT.

Friday, Nov. 9

Prep football: The official playoffs begin, with 32 teams in 6A and 16 in the other classifications.

The 6A schedule (with team records and OSAA rankings in parentheses) includes Lakeridge (3-7, No. 31)-Central Catholic (7-2, No. 2) at Hillsboro Stadium, 8 p.m.; Grant (5-4, No. 22) at West Salem (8-1, No. 11), 7 p.m.; David Douglas (4-6, No. 28) at Sheldon (9-0, No. 5), 7 p.m.; and Centennial (2-8, No. 35) at Jesuit (7-2, No. 1), 7 p.m.

In 5A, Crescent Valley (7-3, No. 9) plays Wilson (8-1, No. 8) at Cleveland, 7 p.m., and Roosevelt (7-3, No. 10) is on the road against Springfield (7-2, No. 7), 7 p.m., at North Eugene.

The 4A slate has La Salle (7-2, No. 2) plays host to Sisulaw (8-1, No. 15) at 7 p.m.

In 2A, Portland Christian (9-1, No. 6) has a 6 p.m. against Stanfield (7-2, No. 11) at David Douglas.

Prep volleyball: The state tournaments begin — 6A and 5A at Liberty High, 4A and 3A at Lane Community College, 2A and 1A at Ridgeview High in Redmond.

The 6A quarterfinal matches have Central Catholic-Gresham and Barlow-Roseburg at 1:15 p.m., and Clackamas-Sheldon and Century-Jesuit at 3:15 p.m. The 6A semifinals start at 8:30 p.m. Central Catholic is going for its fourth consecutive crown.

Oregon Episcopal School plays Blanchet Catholic at 10 a.m. in the 3A quarterfinals, and Portland Lutheran meets Perrydale at 10 a.m. in the 1A quarters.

Winterhawks: Portland opens a three-game weekend at Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.

College women’s soccer: The UP women face Washington State (12-6-1) at 7 p.m. at Merlo Field in the first round of the NCAA playoffs. The Pilots finished the regular season at 11-4-4 and with a six-game unbeaten streak. They placed second to BYU in the WCC at 5-1-2. Portland enters the 64-team national tournament 19th in Division-I RPI; WSU is 42nd. With a win, the Pilots would meet Michigan or Central Michigan Nov. 16, probably at College Station, Pa., home of Penn State, a No. 1 seed.

College men’s basketball: Pacific is at Portland State, 8 p.m. ... Oregon State plays host to Niagara, 6 p.m., in the 2K Sports Classic.

College women’s basketball: George Fox comes to Stott Center for a 6 p.m. game with PSU that precedes the Viking men’s game. ... Portland opens its season at Cal State Northridge, 7 p.m. The Pilots return three starters from a 12-20 team.

College cross-country: The NCAA west regional starts at noon in Seattle, with runners from Portland, Oregon and Oregon State among the competitors.

College volleyball: The CCC semifinals are at College of Idaho, with Concordia facing the host team at 6 p.m. PT ... Oregon (11-2 Pac-12, 20-2 overall) is at home against Arizona State (5-9 Pac-12), 7 p.m. The Ducks dropped from 2 to 4 in the rankings after their 3-0 home loss Sunday to No. 1 Stanford, which swept the series. Oregon still leads UCLA (10-4), USC (9-4) and Washington (9-4) in the conference upper echelon.

College men’s soccer: Oregon State (6-8-3 overall, 1-6-2 Pac-12) wraps up its regular season with a 1:30 p.m. Senior Day match at home against No. 24 Washington (11-4-3, 6-1-2). Beavers senior Chris Harms from Wilson High (two assists this season) wraps up his career.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Blazers: San Antonio visits the Rose Garden, 7 p.m. (KGW 8). The Spurs were 4-0 going into Wednesday’s road game against the Clippers. Tim Duncan, age 36, was leading the team in scoring (19.3 points per game) and rebounding (10.3), and shooting .500 from the floor.

College football: Oregon (9-0, ranked No. 2 in the polls) is at Cal at 7:30 p.m. (ESPN). Oregon State (7-1, 13th) plays at Stanford (7-2, 16th), noon (FOX).

Portland State (3-4, 2-6 Big Sky) can play spoiler at Montana State, 12:30 p.m. (Root). The Bobcats (8-1, 5-1) are ranked No. 2 and are tied for second in the conference.

Lewis & Clark (4-4, 1-4 Northwest Conference) concludes its season at Whitworth (6-3, 2-3), 12:30 p.m. NWC champion Linfield (8-0, 5-0) takes its No. 4 NCAA D-III ranking into a home game with Pacific (3-5, 2-3), the final tuneup for the Wildcats’ playoff run. Willamette (7-2, 3-2) is at home against Puget Sound (0-8, 0-5) at 4 p.m.

Western Oregon wraps up its regular season at home at 1 p.m. against Humboldt State. The Wolves are 5-5 overall and 5-4 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference after last week’s 36-32 loss at Central Washington. Humboldt State is 7-3, 6-3 and beat visiting WOU 42-14 on Oct. 6..

Prep volleyball: The 6A and 5A tournaments conclude at Liberty High. The 5A final is at 6 p.m., and the 6A championship match is at 8:30 p.m.

Prep soccer: Boys and girls quarterfinals in all classifications take place at various locations. Boys match-ups include (6A) Lincoln at McMinnville, and Central Catholic at Jesuit; (5A) Cleveland at Summit; (4A) La Salle at Stayton; (3A/2A/1A) Santiam Christian at Oregon Episcopal School; Catlin Gabel-Portland Christian at David Douglas.

Girls games include (6A) Central Catholic or Jesuit at Thurston; Canby at Grant; (4A) La Salle at Scappoose; (3A/2A/1A) Corbett at Oregon Episcopal; Catlin Gabel at St. Mary’s of Medford.

College men’s basketball: Portland opens its season at Ohio University, 11 a.m. PT. David Carr, a 6-3 sophomore from Central Catholic, started both exhibition games at point guard and averaged 10 points, 7.5 assists and two turnovers. Other UP starters were guards Tanner Riley (6-3 junior) and Kevin Bailey (6-5 sophomore), 6-7 junior forward Ryan Nicholas and 6-11 soph center Thomas van der Mars. Ohio has most of its squad back from a Sweet 16 team. ... Oregon plays host to Northern Arizona, 4:30 p.m., in the Global Sports Classic.

College women’s basketball: Oregon State welcomes Western Washington to Gill Coliseum, 2 p.m., for the Beavers’ opening game.

Winterhawks: After having played in Vancouver, B.C., the night before, the Hawks visit Spokane for a 7 p.m. game with the Chiefs, which received honorable mention in last week’s Canadian Hockey League poll (Portland was ranked eighth, behind only No. 1 Kamloops among Western Hockey League teams). It’s the first of nine regular-season meetings between two teams that could battle, with Tri-City, for the WHL U.S. Division title.

College volleyball: PSU goes to Northern Colorado (10-5 Big Sky), 6 p.m. ... Portland’s home finale is 1 p.m. versus Saint Mary’s. ... Oregon welcomes Arizona (5-9 Pac-12) to Matthew Knight Arena at 8 p.m.

College women’s soccer: Fifth-ranked Concordia plays for its 13th consecutive CCC title and 12th straight NAIA tourney berth. The Cavs are at Northwest at 1 p.m. The teams met last year for the league title, as well, and unranked Northwest beat Concordia 1-0 on Oct. 26, despite the Cavs’ 20-3 edge in shots.

Half-marathon: The Columbia County Rotary’s half-marathon to benefit military veterans and Habitat for Humanity starts at 10 a.m. in Scappoose. Go to uberthons.com/rotaryhalf for information.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Winterhawks: Portland’s three games-in-three nights set concludes with a Kamloops clash (5 p.m., Memorial Coliseum). The Blazers also will be playing their third game in as many nights, having been at Spokane on Friday and Tri-City on Saturday.

College men’s basketball: Oregon State tangles with New Mexico State at Gill Coliseum, 6:30 p.m., in the 2K Sports Classic.

College women’s basketball: UP is at Louisville for a 9 a.m. PT game against the ninth-ranked Cardinals, who are led by former Franklin High star guard Shoni Schimmel, whose sister, Jude, also is in the Louisville backcourt. ... Oregon has a home game with Saint Mary’s, 2 p.m.

College men’s soccer: UP’s season ends with a noon match at San Francisco. The Pilots were 7-9-1 overall, 5-5-0 in the WCC going into a Wednesday game at Gonzaga. ... Concordia, 16th in the NAIA, will be the home team in the CCC championship game, facing Evergreen State at 6 p.m. The Cavs beat Northwest 4-0 in the semifinals, while Everegreen State eliminated Warner Pacific 4-1.

Monday, Nov. 12

Blazers: Portland’s third straight home game is against Atlanta, 7 p.m. (CSN).

College men’s basketball: Portland State plays at Oregon, 6:30 p.m. The Ducks lead the series 9-2.

College women’s basketball: OSU meets Cal Poly at Gill Coliseum, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Blazers: Portland takes a one-game trip, facing Sacramento at 7 p.m. (CSN) at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings were 1-3 through Tuesday, Nov. 6. Ex-Duck Aaron Brooks and former Blazer Travis Outlaw began the season as backups; Brooks was averaging 7.5 points in 21.3 minutes, while Outlaw was getting only 10.5 minutes and 2 points.

Hall of Fame: Mouse Davis, Joey Harrington, Rich Fellers, Leo Davis and the 1962 Oregon State football team will be inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. The ceremony/banquet is 7 p.m. at the Multnomah Athletic Club, following the 5:30 p.m. reception. Bill Schonely is master of ceremonies. For tickets ($100 each), contact the hall at 503-227-7466 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Prep soccer: The boys and girls state semifinals for 6A, 5A, 4A and 3A/2A/1A take place around the state. Go to osaa.org for pairings, sites and game times.

College men’s basketball: New Hope Christian, formerly Eugene Bible, visits Concordia at 7:30 p.m.

College women’s basketball: New Hope Christian faces Concordia at 5:30 p.m.