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The Trail Blazers gather outside their locker room moments before Saturday night's home game against Denver.+
March 29, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Blazers in a groove

by Portland Tribune
The Trail Blazers got their third win in a row Saturday, beating the Denver Nuggets 120-114 at Moda Center. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JAIME VALDEZ
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - LaMarcus Aldridge (left) led Portland past Denver on Saturday with 32 points and 11 rebounds.
March 28, 2015

Aldridge does his thing, and Blazer win streak hits three

by Kerry Eggers
The Trail Blazers had all sorts of advantages over the Denver Nuggets Saturday night at the Moda Center, but none more so than the presence of LaMarcus Aldridge. Portland's All-Star power…
Jamar Howard dives over the barrier to snare one of his three touchdown passes from Kyle Rowley and help lead the Portland Thunder to a 1-0 start to the Arena Football League season.
March 28, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Thunder makes noise in opening win

by Portland Tribune
One game, one win. A win that had lots back-and-forth scoring, some key defensive stands and a last-minute stop to preserve the opening-night triumph for the home team. The Portland Thunder…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Portland Thunder nose guard Marquis Jackson gets hold of L.A. KISS quarterback Adrian McPherson, forcing an incomplete pass during Friday night's 42-37 Thunder win at Moda Center.
March 28, 2015

Defensive stands, pass rush propel Thunder to 42-37 win

by Steve Brandon
Defense wins games in Arena Football? Friday night, the Portland Thunder proved it can happen. With a defensive performance that went from good to intense to game-saving, the Thunder held off…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Portland Thunder quarterback Kyle Rowley accepts congratulations from a fan after the home team's 42-37 victory over the Los Angeles KISS in their Arena Football League season opener Friday night at Moda Center.
March 28, 2015

Back-and-forth AFL game goes to Thunder

by Steve Brandon
A back-and-forth Arena Football League season opener swung the Portland Thunder's way at the end Friday at Moda Center. Most of the night, the Thunder and Los Angeles KISS took turns scoring. It…
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March 26, 2015

Thunder aim to reign in AFL opener

by Steve Brandon
Portland, L.A. KISS enter playoff chase with new looks It’s time for fun and games. The first game in Year 2 of the Portland Thunder is at hand, with the potential for fun, new coach Mike…
COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - The Portland Trail Blazers are Alonzo Gees seventh NBA team in a nine-month span. Some nights he plays, some nights he doesn't. He's 27, a defensive specialist, and a guy his new teammates appreciate having around.
March 31, 2015

Nomad 'Zo' Gee's odyssey continues with Blazers

by Kerry Eggers
Alonzo Gee made by far the biggest contribution in his month-plus as a Trail Blazer in Tuesday night's 122-108 loss to Golden State at Moda Center. The 6-6, 220-pound small forward -- starting…
COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Blazers guard CJ McCollum puts up a jump shot against Golden State and Warriors center Festus Ezeli.
March 31, 2015

Tales of Rip City, past and present

by Kerry Eggers
Also: What makes Payton Pritchard so good? Knocking it about on a variety of sporting topics … • CJ McCollum is no longer hosting the weekly "Year 1" show as he did last season on SiriusXM…
March 26, 2015

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, March 26 Mariners: Seattle-Kansas City exhibition, 1 p.m. (Root Sports). Prep baseball: Jesuit, Grant at Coach Bob Invitational ... Roosevelt-Springfield, Volcanoes Stadium, 11:30 a.m.…
March 26, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, March 26 Mariners: Seattle-Kansas City exhibition, 1 p.m., Root Sports MLB: Los Angeles Angels-Chicago Cubs, 4 p.m., ESPN NHL: Colorado at Vancouver, 4 p.m., CSNNW College men’s…
March 26, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
March 26-30, 1984 David Hersh, former general manager of the Triple-A Portland Beavers, is in his new job as farm director — aka director of minor league operations — for the New York Yankees…
March 26, 2015

Sports birthdays

by Portland Tribune
March 29, 1966 Robb Thomas (age 49) A wide receiver, Thomas was born in Portland, graduated from Corvallis High, became one of Oregon State’s all-time best in all-purpose yardage, then spent…
COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard drives on Golden State's Stephon Curry.
March 24, 2015

Hobbled Blazers no match for Pacific Division champion Warriors

by Kerry Eggers
The Golden State Warriors are what every NBA team aspires to be. The Warriors went into Tuesday night's Moda Center matchup with the Trail Blazers leading the league in virtually every important…
COURTESY OF MIKE WEBER - Cole Stringer, Central Catholic High left-hander, sends a pitch to the plate at The Dalles on Tuesday, as the Rams sweep a nonleague doubleheader against the Riverhawks.
March 25, 2015

PREPS: Central Catholic goes on the offensive

by Mike Weber
THE DALLES — The Central Catholic High Rams baseball team has demonstrated in early preseason contests that it could have the most prolific offensive attack in the Oregon School Activities…
Bracy Breeze scores for Central Catholic.
March 25, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Rams take 2

by Portland Tribune
The Central Catholic Rams unloaded Tuesday at The Dalles. Not just taking their bags off the team bus, but in a doubleheader sweep of the host Riverhawks. Central won 11-0 and 15-3 to boost its…
COURTESY OF PORTLAND THUNDER - Kyle Rowley returns at quarterback for the Arena Football League Portland Thunder, who open their second season at Moda Center on Friday night against the Los Angeles KISS.
March 24, 2015

Thunder's Rowley eager to put passing game to the test

by Stephen Alexander
With 13 years in league, Arena Football was always QB's goal There are plenty of things Kyle Rowley could be doing with his Ivy League education. But rather than working in an office and wearing…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Sydney Toops, Cleveland High freshman, pitches to a Beaverton batter in the Warriors' Monday morning game at Hoodview Park in the North Clackamas Tournament.
March 24, 2015

PREPS: Trojans down La Salle Prep 9-2

by Portland Tribune
Wilson High outhit La Salle Prep 10-3 in winning a nonleague baseball game 9-2 Monday at Tigard High. Jackson Miller, Perry Taylor and Evan Shreeve all had two hits for the Trojans. Shreeve and…
March 24, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, March 24 Blazers: Golden State at Portland, 7:30 p.m., TNT, KPOJ (620 AM), KKRZ (102.3 FM) College baseball: San Jose State at Oregon State, 5:30 p.m., KEX (1190 AM) ... Oregon at UC…
March 24, 2015

Sports birthdays

by Portland Tribune
March 24, 1947 Dennis Erickson (age 68) Born in Everett, Wash., Erickson has coached football everywhere from Billings (Mont.) Community College to the NFL to national championship years with…
March 24, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
March 23-24, 1972 The Jefferson Democrats rule prep basketball, winning the Class AAA championships with what is still considered one of the strongest teams in state history. The Demos roll into…
COURTESY OF SCOBEL WIGGINS - Oregon State teammates surround pitcher Drew Rasmussen after his perfect game Saturday against Washington State.
March 23, 2015

Who is Drew Rasmussen, and how he did pitch the first perfect…

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Drew Rasmussen lay on a table in the training room at Goss Stadium Sunday, an hour before Oregon State completed a three-game Pac-12 series sweep of Washington State with an…
March 23, 2015

PREPS: Wilson finds a way for first baseball win under new coach

by Portland Tribune
The Wilson Trojans, under new coach Jeremy Shetler, defeated host Tigard 2-1 Sunday for their first victory of the season. The Trojans (1-2) got five innings from junior Sean Haxby, who earned…
March 22, 2015

PREPS: Reloading Madison baseball scores first win of 2015

by Steve Brandon
Madison High takes a young team with a 1-2 record and a one-game winning streak into the Glencoe Tournament this week at Ron Tonkin Field, home of the Class A Hillsboro Hops. The Senators are…
March 22, 2015

Beavers level off, fail to move on

by Kerry Eggers
Missteps vs. Zags end best hoop season by OSU women CORVALLIS — The noise of celebration from the visitors' locker room hadn't quite subsided when Scott Rueck and a couple of his players trudged…
Utah's Delon Wright (left) and Brandon Taylor look relieved after the Utes prevailed against Georgetown in a third-round NCAA Tournament game Saturday night at Moda Center.
March 22, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Pac-12 wins in Portland

by Portland Tribune
Portland was friendly to the Pac-12, as Arizona and Utah advanced to the Sweet 16 with victories Saturday at Moda Center. Arizona beat Ohio State 73-58, and then Utah stopped Georgetown 75-64.…
COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Damon Stoudamire, a Portland native and ex-Wilson High star, has been paying his dues as an assistant coach, including a stint the past two seasons with the Arizona Wildcats.
March 21, 2015

Stoudamire says he's ready to lead

by Kerry Eggers
Former Blazer wants to be a head man, in college or NBA Damon Stoudamire doesn't get to Portland often. Mostly, when he is recruiting for the University of Arizona. Not often, though, to see…
COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Gabe York of Arizona has space to take one of his nine 3-point attempts (he made five) during Saturday afternoon's NCAA Tournament third-round game at Moda Center.
March 21, 2015

Wildcats get it going, reach Sweet 16

by Stephen Alexander
The first half of Saturday’s third-round game between Arizona and Ohio State was a defensive battle. The Buckeyes were able to stifle the Wildcats' offense for the first 20 minutes, and Arizona…
COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Utah's Isaiah Wright launches a shot over the reach of Georgetown's L.J. Peak.
March 21, 2015

Utes pull through with strong finish

by Stephen Alexander
Saturday’s final third-round game at Moda Center was an all-out war between fourth-seed Georgetown and fifth-seed Utah. With a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line, the Hoyas and Utes scrapped and…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Franklin catcher Grace Elliott throws to first base for an out against South Albany in Friday's nonleague game at Franklin High. The host Quakers won 9-3 in five innings.
March 21, 2015

PREPS: Young Quakers get 9-3 softball win

by Steve Brandon
The Franklin Quakers softball team is young, but it served notice on Friday. The Quakers beat South Albany 9-3 at Clinton Park for their first win of the season. Starting five freshmen…
March 21, 2015

PREPS: Cleveland baseball tops Tigard 5-4

by Portland Tribune
Central Catholic splits with Hermiston The Cleveland Warriors baseball team picked up its second win in a row on Friday, following up a 7-2 Thursday home win over Glencoe with a 5-4 victory at…
STEVE FROMMELL - Sammy Naluai drained a 3-pointer. then nabbed a steal and hit Morris for a fast break layup that made it 44-34 with 9:28 to play.
March 20, 2015

Bruins will return to the Final Four

by Seth Gordon
George Fox downs Montclair State 70-58, will face No. 1 and fellow unbeaten Thomas More Saturday GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The George Fox women’s basketball team has thoroughly embraced the attitude…
COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Utah's Delon Wright looks to pass around his Stephen F. Austin defenders. The Utes advanced Thursday with a victory at Moda Center. They'll play Georgetown here on Saturday, with Arizona meeting Ohio State in the other third-round game of the Portland regional.
March 20, 2015

A look at a fascinating first day of the Portland regional

by Kerry Eggers
The day begins just after 9 a.m., when I pull into the Garden Garage at Moda Center and find a very good parking spot about two hours before tipoff of the opening game of the Portland regional.…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOANTHAN HOUSE - Cleveland High shorstop Eli Morse snags a grounder Thursday at Powell Park, where the Warriors defeated Glencoe 7-2.
March 20, 2015

PREPS: Cleveland notches first baseball win for PIL

by Steve Brandon
With a complete performance of defense, offense and pitching, the Cleveland Warriors beat Glencoe 7-2 Thursday at Powell Park — the first baseball victory of the 2015 season by a Portland…
Cleveland High's Jack Sampson (left) and Cray Hamilton celebrate a run Thursday against Glencoe.
March 20, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Warriors beat Glencoe

by Portland Tribune
At Powell Park on Thursday, Cleveland High scored three runs in the third inning and four in the fifth to overtake Glencoe and win 7-2. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JONATHAN HOUSE
Ohio State center Amir Williams hits the deck at Moda Center.
March 20, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Madness at Moda

by Portland Tribune
Thursday's regional action at Moda Center was 50-50 for NCAA Tournament fans seeking close battles. Arizona and Georgetown won handily, but No. 10 seed Ohio State needed overtime to squeeze past…
COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Georgetown University players whoop it up as the Hoyas pull away from Eastern Washington.
March 20, 2015

Hoyas handle Eastern Washington

by Stephen Alexander
No. 13 Eastern Washington had upset on its mind against No. 4 Georgetown. Eagles coach Jim Hayford even went so far as to guarantee victory on the Jim Rome Show. For much of the first half, the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Lincoln Cardinals second baseman Belle Odenthal makes a catch for an out Wednesday at Jesuit. The Crusaders rallied for an 11-4 win on opening day for both teams.
March 19, 2015

PREPS: Rebuilding Lincoln softball team starts strong, but comes…

by Steve Brandon
The first game of the season is always a measuring stick. After losing at Jesuit 11-4 on Wednesday, Lincoln High softball coach Christina Archambault says the Cardinals need to work on swinging…
COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Jakob Poeltl gets fired up as the Utah Utes advance in the NCAA Tournament at Moda Center.
March 19, 2015

Utes survive 12th-seeded SFA

by Stephen Alexander
The history of the NCAA Tournament is littered with 5 vs. 12 upsets. Heading into the madness of 2015, a trendy upset pick was No. 12 Stephen F. Austin over No. 5 Utah. SFA nearly made all those…
COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Shannon Scott of Ohio State goes in for a layup in the Buckeyes' victory against Virginia Commonwealth.
March 19, 2015

Matchups, size, OT make the difference for Ohio State

by Stephen Alexander
The second-round game between No. 7 Virginia Commonwealth and No. 10 Ohio State was everything March Madness is supposed to be. It was physical. There was defense, big dunks, 3-pointers and…
March 19, 2015

Thunder bulks up O-line with trade for Mudge

by Portland Tribune
Portland AFL team deals defensive lineman Paige-Moss to San Jose The Portland Thunder shored up their offensive line on Thursday, dealing defensive lineman Donte Paige-Moss to the San Jose…

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COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson goes for two of his game-high 23 points and leads the Arizona Wildcats to a 93-72 victory Thursday against Texas Southern at Moda Center.
Mar 19, 2015

Arizona uses offense to blow out Texas Southern

by Stephen Alexander
Arizona did what a No. 2 seed is supposed to do against a No. 15 seed. The Wildcats put their second- round NCAA Tournament game against Texas Southern out of reach early Thursday at Moda…
COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE - Sophomore Jordan Reynolds, the starting point guard for the Tennessee Volunteers and a Portland native, goes up for a jump shot. Reynolds and the Vols are ranked sixth in the nation and are a No. 2 seed entering the NCAA womens basketball tournament.
Mar 19, 2015

Ready to make history

by Jon Fuccillo
Portland native plays point guard for Tennessee Vols, dreams of going pro Ever since attending Beaumont Middle School, North Portland native Jordan Reynolds dreamed of suiting up and…
Jesuit teammates greet Emma Gordon (6) at home plate after her home run Wednesday against Lincoln.
Mar 19, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Jesuit tops Lincoln in softball opener

by Portland Tribune
The Jesuit Crusaders opened their 2015 softball season with an 11-4 home victory against the Lincoln Cardinals on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JAIME VALDEZ
Mar 19, 2015

Thunder regroups, gets ready to roll

by Steve Brandon
Arena Football team to open season with KISS clash at home Who will get the key roles and the bit parts or be the stagehands is becoming clearer as the Portland Thunder prepare to raise the…
Mar 19, 2015

NBA cuts court time for regulars

by Kerry Eggers
Observations on a number of subjects in the sports world ... • The practice by NBA coaches of resting healthy regulars for regular-season games is growing. Within the last two weeks, Memphis’…
Mar 19, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, March 19 College men’s basketball: NCAA — Northeastern-Notre Dame, 9:15 a.m., KOIN (6) ... UAB-Iowa State, 9:40 a.m., truTV ... Georgia State-Baylor, 10:40 a.m., TBS ... Texas…
Mar 19, 2015

Sports birthdays

by Portland Tribune
March 22, 1995 Nicolas Petan (age 20) The Winterhawks’ 5-9, 165-pound forward from Delta, British Columbia, was a second-round NHL draft pick in 2013, selected by the Winnipeg Jets. March 23,…
Mar 19, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
March 19-23, 1972 The Trailblazers (one word in those days) lose 160-128 to the Phoenix Suns. There are no 3-pointers. Phoenix’s 7-foot center Mel Counts, a veteran from Oregon State, sets a…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Central Catholic's Ashley Doyle claps as she scores against against Sandy.
Mar 18, 2015

PREPS: Rams outhit by Pioneers in softball opener

by Parker Lee
SANDY — It sometimes takes a softball team a few preseason games to get the bats going after a long offseason. It took the Sandy Pioneers about three pitches. Class 5A Sandy was in midseason…
Central Catholic coach Sara Stauffer meets with players during Tuesday's season-opener at Sandy.
Mar 18, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Central Catholic opens on the road

by Portland Tribune
SANDY — The Central Catholic Rams opened their 2015 softball season on the road Tuesday with a formidable opponent from the Class 5A ranks. Sandy has had one of the better 5A programs in recent…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Martina McCowan of the St. Marys Academy Blues dribbles through South Salem defenders in her teams 56-50 state championship game defeat.
Mar 17, 2015

St. Mary's turns corner despite loss

by Stephen Alexander
Coach says Blues fulfilled goal to 'build culture of hard work' Going into this season, the St. Mary’s Academy basketball team had been knocked out of the Class 6A quarterfinals four consecutive…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Wesley Matthews acknowledges the crowd at Moda Center as he is saluted in January for surpassing Terry Porter as the Trail Blazers all-time leader in 3-pointers.
Mar 17, 2015

Brand: Matthews can win off-court challenge

by Kerry Eggers
Atlanta Hawk offers insight into Blazer's Achilles tendon injury Atlanta Hawks power forward Elton Brand is 36, at the tail end of a 16-year NBA career in which he has been mostly a starter and…
Sam Muskat gets in front of a ground ball as Central Catholic plays host to Sprague.
Mar 17, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Rams drop one-run decision

by Portland Tribune
At their home field on the Concordia University campus, the Central Catholic Rams opened the 2015 high school baseball season Monday with a 4-3 loss to the Sprague Olympians. The Rams are…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Central Catholic's Ishmail Shabaaz fields a ground ball against Sprague.
Mar 17, 2015

PREPS: Lead escapes Central Catholic in baseball opener

by Portland Tribune
The high school baseball and softball seasons got off to a sunny start on Monday. Not everything was shining throughout the afternoon, though, for Portland teams. In baseball, Central Catholic…
Mar 17, 2015

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, March 17 College baseball: Washington at Portland, 3 p.m. College softball: Concordia at Northwest, noon. College women’s tennis: San Francisco at Portland, 10 a.m. Mariners:…
Mar 17, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, March 17 College men’s basketball: NCAA — Hampton-Manhattan, 3:30 p.m., BYU-Mississippi, 6 p.m., truTV, KXTG (750 AM) ... NIT — George Washington-Pittsburgh, 4 p.m., ESPN ... North…
Mar 17, 2015

Sports birthdays

by Portland Tribune
March 17, 1959 Danny Ainge (age 56) Eugene-born Ainge is president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics. The Oregon Sports Hall of Famer starred in football, basketball and baseball…
Mar 17, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
March 17-18, 1972 The stage is set for the AAA high school basketball tournament at Memorial Coliseum. The 22-1 Jefferson Democrats, coached by Jack Bertell and featuring guards Tony Hopson and…
This Fanendo Adi goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy makes him want to shout.
Mar 16, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Adi, Adi, draw, draw

by Portland Tribune
We didn't lose, Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter said. True, the Timbers didn't lose anything -- except the lead in stoppage time at home, a slip that turned a three-point day into a…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland Timbers teammates celebrate with Fanendo Adi after one of the striker's two goals in Sunday's 2-2 draw at home with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Mar 16, 2015

Timbers fit to be tied, again

by Stephen Alexander
Another early season match, another match with points left on the table. Fanendo Adi's 90th-minute goal, his second of the afternoon, seemed to give the Portland Timbers their first win of the…
Mar 16, 2015

Hawks win high-stakes match

by Kerry Eggers
Portland back in contention for division title with victory over Spokane Through the course of a 72-game Western Hockey League regular season, a good team is apt to have a signature win or two.…
Tyschal Blake, one of four seniors for St. Mary's Academy, goes to the rim in the state championship game.
Mar 15, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Blues 2nd in state

by Portland Tribune
St. Mary's Academy charged into the Class 6A championship game with 11 consecutive victories, and the Blues took second place after their 56-50 loss Saturday night to South Salem at Chiles…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Martina McCowan of St. Mary's Academy looks for a seam in the South Salem defense during Saturday night's Class 6A girls basketball championship game.
Mar 15, 2015

St. Mary's Academy battles, but has to settle for second in 6A…

by Stephen Alexander
On Friday night, St. Mary’s Academy's shooters almost never missed. The Blues' marksmanship put them in the Class 6A championship game. In Saturday night's final against South Salem High, it was…
Mar 14, 2015

Jesuit can't quite tame Lions

by Stephen Alexander
Exactly one year ago, West Linn ended Jesuit High’s season by handing the Crusaders a 65-46 win in the Class 6A boys basketball semifinals at Moda Center. The orbit of the earth around the sun…
Mar 14, 2015

Beavers aim to be a hit on defense under new coordinator Kalani…

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Quarterback Seth Collins -- the true freshman who could be a high school senior this spring in El Cajon, Calif. -- had just squirted through a hole and scored a touchdown during…
Mar 14, 2015

Blues in 6A final

by Stephen Alexander
St. Mary's Academy faces South Salem for state title St. Mary’s Academy all but shot the lights out in the first half Friday against Sheldon High. The Blues made 81.8 percent from the field…
Mar 14, 2015

Rams just miss their shot at title game

by Stephen Alexander
Central Catholic had multiple golden opportunities to score the winning basket against Jesuit. The Rams missed four shots in the final minute, and the Crusaders made it into the Class 6A boys…
COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Referees move in to help with a late-game scuffle that wound up with ejections to Trail Blazers big man Joel Freeland (right) and Detroit Pistons forward Shawne Williams (3).
Mar 13, 2015

Stotts: 'It was good to have one of those games'

by Kerry Eggers
After a string of mostly worthy opponents over the past few weeks -- Houston (twice), Dallas, Memphis, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Clippers among them -- the Trail Blazers…
Mar 13, 2015

Blues defend, rebound their way into 6A girls semifinals

by Stephen Alexander
There was one big question after Thursday night’s Class 6A quarterfinal between St. Mary’s Academy and Southridge High. Did St. Mary’s win because of its defense or rebounding? The Blues'…
Mar 12, 2015

Rams' late push puts them in 6A semifinals

by Stephen Alexander
For three quarters Wednesday night, No. 2 Central Catholic and No. 7 North Medford traded body blows and came out even on points. In the fourth quarter, the favored Rams landed a knockout punch…
COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND - Scott Leykam, in his third year as athletic director at the University of Portland, estimates that 40 to 50 percent of his job is spent with fundraising and community relations.
Mar 12, 2015

UP steps up its game

by Kerry Eggers
AD Scott Leykam's fundraising efforts aim to make Pilot sports programs more competitive Scott Leykam has spent much of his professional career working in fundraising — for 13 years at Stanford,…
Mar 12, 2015

Jesuit buries Lakeridge with second-half defense

by Stephen Alexander
By the 6:11 mark of the third quarter, Lakeridge had cut Jesuit’s nine-point halftime lead to 36-33. Then the Crusaders shut the door quickly and brutally. Jesuit held the Pacers to seven points…
Mar 12, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, March 12 Prep girls basketball: Jesuit-South Salem, 3:15 p.m., Beaverton-Sheldon, 6:30 p.m., Southridge-St. Mary’s Academy, 8:15 p.m., Hillsboro game TBD, KUIK (1360 AM) College men’s…
Mar 12, 2015

Birthdays

by Portland Tribune
March 12, 1956 Dale Murphy (age 59) The former Wilson High and Watco Electric American Legion star played 18 years (1976-93) in the big leagues, winning National League MVP awards in 1982 and…
Mar 12, 2015

History

by Portland Tribune
March 12-16, 1972 n The Portland Trailblazers — nickname spelled as one word — are struggling through their second NBA season, but not at the gate. Observers are raving about the team’s home…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Alonzo Gee (right) of the Trail Blazers defends Houston Rockets guard James Harden at Moda Center.
Mar 11, 2015

Blazers put clamps on Harden, rock Rockets

by Kerry Eggers
LaMarcus Aldridge had another big night scoring and rebounding, Nicolas Batum flirted with a triple-double and the Trail Blazers laid wood to Houston on the boards, dominating the rebound battle…
Mar 11, 2015

West Linn's Payton Pritchard as 'good as the hype'

by Kerry Eggers
Eric Viuhkola isn't an unbiased observer. Even so, the opinion of the West Linn High basketball coach is worthwhile in any discussion about Lions star Payton Pritchard. "He's the best junior…
COURTESY OF NBA - Making changes in the NBA schedule is one of the major topics new commissioner Adam Silver is looking at as he moves into his second year at the top.
Mar 10, 2015

Silver lays plans to turn the NBA gold

by Kerry Eggers
Salary cap, betting, scheduling on second-year commissioner's radar Adam Silver’s impact on the NBA in his first year as commissioner has been exponential. His quick, precise handling of the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: STEVE BRANDON - The Great West League plans to have a team in Portland when it begins play in 2016. The summer wood-bat league for college baseball players has plans to help the city remake Walker Stadium as its home field.
Mar 10, 2015

Play ball! Great West will field Portland team

by Steve Brandon
Walker Stadium to host wood-bat baseball in 2016 Starting in 2016, Portland will have its own boys of summer playing in a revamped Walker Stadium at Lents Park. The Great West League is making…
COURTESY OF PORTLAND THUNDER - Brandon Tett, former University of Oregon linebacker, returns to the Portland Thunder for its second season of Arena Football League play.
Mar 10, 2015

Tett back in game with Thunder

by Stephen Alexander
Former UO linebacker returns for Arena team's second season Football disappeared from Brandon Tett’s life twice in the previous decade. The game never left his soul, though. “Football hasn’t…