THURSDAY LOCAL AND COLLEGE SPORTS NEWS/Ducks, Pilots advance in conference men's tennis tournaments; UO wins in Pac-12 women's lacrosse tourney


• Portland's Caroline Inglis, a former Pac-12 champion for Oregon, was tied for 10th after the first 18 holes of

the Mediheal Championship at Daly City, California.

The leaders — Caroline Hedwall, Lydia Ko, In-Kyung Jim, Jessica Korda and Su Oh — shot 4-under 68.

Inglis had a 70, matched by 11 others.


• Ex-Duck Ben Crane, from Beaverton, and Alex Cejka teamed up for an 8-under 64 and were tied for 11th after the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Former NCAA champion Aaron Wise from Oregon and playing partner Brian Gay were tied for 11th at 66.

The lead belonged to the teams of Chez Reavie and Lucas Glover, and Qinjun Shang and Zecheng Dou, both with 60.


• At Newburgh, Indiana, rookie Wyndham Clark from the University of Oregon opened with a 2-under 70 and was tied for ninth in the United Leasing & Finance Championship.

Scott Harrington, from Jesuit High, had a 72 and was tied for 25th.

First through one round was Maverick McNealy, three shots clear of Brock Mackenzie after a 64.


Portland native Rico Roman and the U.S. sled hockey team have been named Paralympic Team of the Games for Team USA.

The sled hockey team won the gold medal recently in South Korea.

The honor comes as part of this year's Team USA Awards hosted by ESPN sportscasters Mike Tirico.

Other awards included: Female Olympic Athlete of the 2018 Games — Chloe Kim, snowboarding; Male Olympic Athlete of the Games — Shaun White, snowboarding; and Olympic Team of the Games — U.S. women's hockey team.


• With the 27th pick in the NFL draft, Seattle chose Rashaad Penny, a 5-11, 220-pound running back from San Diego State.


Seattle 5, CLEVELAND 4

• The M's captured the first of a four-game series, scoring the tiebreaking run in the eight inning and getting an 11th save from Edwin Diaz, who allowed only a walk in pitching the ninth.

Reliever Dan Altavilla (2-2) got the win.

A double by Kyle Seager that scored pinch runner Ichiro Suzuki broke a 4-4 tie.

Former Oregon Duck Ryon Healy, back from an injury, got Seattle's first hit with a two-out single in the third. He scored when the next batter, Dee Gordon, tripled. Jean Segura followed with a double, and then Robinson Cano scored him with a single for a 3-0 lead.

Cleveland went ahead after two runs in both the sixth and seventh.

The Mariners raised their record to 14-10, and the Indians dropped to 13-10.


The University of Oregon Hall of Fame's 27th class, to be inducted at a Sept. 20 banquet, consists of: Jordan Kent, Santiago Lorenzo, Robert Parke, Jill Smith, Jonathan Stewart and Katie Wiese.


Northwest Nazarene 6, CONCORDIA 4

CONCORDIA 2, Northwest Nazarene 1

• The Nighthawks and host Cavaliers split two league games Thursday at Porter Park.

In Game 1, Northwest Nazarene built a 5-0 lead through 3 1/2 innings, then held on, despite two RBIs from Bruin Campbell and Reid Penney, with Campbell hitting a double and triple.

Concordia broke a 1-1 tie in the nightcap in the fifth inning and won despite having only four hits. Kyle Henderson had the winning RBI with a single. Cole Crosby scored both Concordia runs. Kaleb Jones (4-4) worked the first six innings, allowing one run on seven hits and three walks. Dylan Diaz pitched a scoreless seventh to close it out for the Cavs.

Concordia (15-17 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference) is closing in on a league playoff spot. The Cavs (16-28 overall) will play host to the Nighthawks in a 10 a.m. Friday doubleheader, and a sweep would lock up a postseason spot.


Oregon 3, California 3

• Oregon triumphed in its opening match at the Pac-12 championships, in Ojai, California.

The Ducks (17-8) pulled out the victory when No. 1 singles player Thomas Laurent prevailed 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.

Oregon moved into the semifinals at 1 p.m. Friday against UCLA.

Portland 4, Santa Clara 1

• The Pilots advanced to face top-seeded San Diego in a 10 a.m. Friday match at the West Coast Conference championships in Claremont, California.

UP's top singles player, Michail Pervorlarakis, got the final point needed against the Broncos with a 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 victory.

This is the third time in a row UP (12-8) has reached the conference semifinals. Santa Clara fell to 13-10. San Diego is 14-7.

Weber State 4, Portland State 1

• Portland State finished it season at 13-10 with the loss in the Big Sky quarterfinals at Phoenix.

Tommy Edwards won at No. 3 singles for PSU, 6-4, 6-3.


UCLA 4, Oregon 3

• After beating Utah 4-0 in the first round on Wednesday, Oregon lost to the Bruins in the Pac-12 championships at Ojai, California.


Oregon 22, California 9

• Oregon (9-9) got six goals from senior captain Natalie Modly in winning its opener at the Pac-12 tournament in Boulder, Colorado.

Cal fell to 6-12.

Zill Sabillaga and Mariah Gatti each had three goals for the Ducks, who will face No. 1 seed Colorado in a noon PT Friday semifinal.


Utah 4, Oregon 1

Arizona State 5, Oregon 0

• Oregon lost in the first round of the Pac-12 championships at Stanford, then was eliminated with an end-of-the-day defeat by Arizona State.

Versus Utah, the Ducks got their point from the No. 5 team of Marine Hall-Poirier and Kyra Hanawahine.


Oregon 276.140, Gannon 265.525

• Fourth-ranked Oregon moved on with an opening victory over the host team at the NCATA championships in the Erie, Pennsylvania.

The Ducks will compete Friday in the semifinals in search of their eighth consecutive trip to the national finals. Their opponent: long-time rival and No. 1 ranked defending champion Baylor, at 4 p.m. PT.

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