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Football: Linfield College travels to Dover, Del., for a 9 a.m. PT Saturday second-round NAIA Division III playoff game against Wesley College. Linfield (10-0) advanced by beating Cal Lutheran 30-27 in McMinnville last week, even though the Wildcats trailed in total yards 444-296. Wesley (10-1) topped Hobart (N.Y.) 35-28. The winner will meet either McMurry (Texas) or Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) on Dec. 3 at a site to be determined. Lewis and Clark placed three players on the all-Northwest Conference team: sophomore quarterback Keith Welch, senior tight end Shawn Evans and senior linebacker Louis Baltazar. The Pioneers had eight players on the second team: senior running back Joevonte Mayes; offensive linemen Aaron Mowrer, a senior, and Raul Millan, a junior; junior defensive lineman John Berokoff; senior linebacker Dan Curtin; senior defensive back Chris Kelly, and freshman kick returner Curtis Shirey. Former Grant High quarterback Andre Broadous led Cal Poly to a season-finale win, 41-10, that was South Alabama’s first home loss in 20 games. Cal Poly, coached by former Portland State coach Tim Walsh and headed next year to the Big Sky, finished at 6-5. Volleyball: The Big Sky tournament title and an automatic berth to the NCAA tourney are at stake this weekend at Portland State. PSU is one of four teams in the conference showdown at Stott Center. The second-seeded Vikings will meet No. 3 Sacramento State in Friday’s 7:30 p.m. semifinal; No. 1 Northern Colorado takes on No. 4 Eastern Washington at 5:30 p.m. in the other semi. The winners meet for the title at 7 p.m. Saturday. Portland State senior libero Nicole Bateham led the Vikings to a 3-0 win over Sac State in last Saturday’s regular-season finale at Stott Center. She had 28 digs, as coach Michael Seeman improved to 100-46 in four-plus seasons with the team. Bateham was honored as Big Sky player of the week. Improved Oregon State upset Oregon 3-0 Tuesday in Corvallis. The second game in the Civil War series is 7 p.m. Friday in Eugene. The Ducks are 13-8 in the Pac-12, good for sixth place. Oregon State is eighth at 8-13. In the NCAA rankings, USC is No. 1, UCLA No. 4, Stanford No. 6, California No. 10, Washington No. 11 and Oregon No. 13. Cross-country: The University of Portland placed eighth in the NCAA men’s race on Monday —its fourth time in the top 10 in an 11-year span. Senior Alfred Kipchumba finished 21st, and junior Trevor Dunbar was 35th. Also in the t00 for UP were junior Joash Oroso (76th) and freshman Scott Fauble (99th). The Oregon women were fifth, with junior Jordan Hasay placing second, six-tenths of a second behind Villanova senior Sheila Reid. Senior Luke Puskedra, the lone Oregon man in the field at Terre Haute, Ind., took sixth. Soccer: The eighth-seeded Concordia University women (16-4-1) are in the second round of the NAIA playoffs. They will travel to Decatur, Ala., to play Tuesday against No. 9 Spring Arbor (19-2-1). The winner is likely to face No. 1 Lindsay Wilson (18-0-2) in the next round. Concordia beat visiting Westminster 1-0 last Saturday, with Jackie Henderson scoring in the 20th minute. Concordia led 16-1 in shots The Concordia men (16-2-1) dropped out of the playoffs with a 3-2 first-round loss at home to Great Falls (16-4-0). Patrick Allen, from Central Catholic High, tied the score at 22 in the 82nd minute, but Great Falls got the game-winner six minutes later. Ex-Grant High forward Mike Moser continued his torrid start for UNLV. He was named Mountain West player of the week after the 6-8 sophomore led his team to a 4-0 record with wins over Nevada, Reno, Canisius and Morgan State. Moser hit 22 of 40 from the field in averaging 16.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, 4.3 steals, 4.0 assists and 1.3 blocks in 27.2 minutes per game. Men’s basketball: Through Tuesday, Oregon State was 4-1, Oregon 2-1, Portland 2-3, Portland State 2-1, Lewis and Clark 2-1, Concordia 3-1 and Warner Pacific 4-2. … Concordia’s Adam Herman, a 6-6 sophomore forward, made 20 of 23 field-goal attempts in games against Linfield and George Fox, and totaled 50 points and 17 rebounds. That earned him the player-of-the-week honor in his sport for the Cascade Collegiate Conference. Women’s basketball: Through Tuesday, Oregon was 3-0, Oregon State 5-0, UP 3-2, PSU 2-1, L and C 3-0, Warner Pacific 3-2 and Concordia 2-3. … Portland senior Natalie Day was named West Coast Conference player of the week after averaging 19.3 points and 6.0 rebounds as the Pilots went 2-1 in the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Hawaii. She shot 54.8 percent from the field for the three games.

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