FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Former UO throws coach Togher dies at 80; Blazers fall to Boston


• The late Gene Flippin, long-time Cleveland High football coach and athletic director, will be among three inductees into the Oregon Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame on Monday, April 16, at a banquet in the Great Hall at Sunriver Resort.

Flippin, a former standout at Lewis & Clark College, and wife June moved to Portland in 1961, as he began his Cleveland career as a teacher, coach and AD. He also was president of the PIL and active with the State Football Coaches Association. He was PIL athletic director of the year in 1985 and 1986 and the OADA's Class 4A AD of the year in 1985. He served as athletic director at Cleveland from 1978-93.

Others to be inducted are Bill Ford from Santiam Christian High and Dale Bachman from Thurston High.


Former University of Oregon assistant track coach Stewart Togher, renowned for his work with throwers, has died at age 80 after a lengthy battle with leukemia.

The former Scottish weighlifting champion worked with the Ducks for 15 years, from 1983-97, and was the U.S. hammer coach for 10 eyars. His proteges included Lance Deal, Jud Logan and Ken Flax.


Boston 105, PORTLAND 100

• The Blazers, who had their 13-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday in a homecourt loss to the Houston Rockets, now are on a two-game losing streak.

Boston, with a three-point lead, missed a late shot but grabbed an offensive rebound, forcing the Blazers to foul with 3.2 seconds to go. Terry Rozier hit two free throws for a five-point margin.

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum each scored 26 points for the Blazers, 25-13 at Moda Center.

Portland (44-28) will play at Oklahoma City (44-30) on Saturday night. The Thunder won at home Friday 105-99 over the Miami Heat.

Boston improved to 49-23.


After two rounds of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open at Broussard, Louisiana, former University of Oregon golfer Wyndham Clark is tied for 18th at 4-under-par 138. He had a 1-under 70 in Friday's second round.

Ex-Jesuit High golfer Scott Harrington missed the cut by four shots, adding a 73 to his Thursday 72.


Caroline Inglis, former Oregon Duck and LPGA Tour rookie, fired a 3-under 69 and was tied for 29th after the first round of the Kia Classic at Carlsbad, California.

Cristie Kerr shot 64 for a 13-under 131 total and five-shot lead on In-Kyung Kim, Lizette Salas, Hee Young Park and Caroline Hedwall.

The Kia Classic is the final tuneup for the first of five major championships on the LPGA Tour slate for 2018 — the ANA Inspiration, March 29-April 1, at Rancho Mirage, California.

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