Barbers sharpen edge for state tournament

Barbers sharpen edge for state tournament

But Legion Zone 2 champions will miss ace pitcher Stringer The Portland Barbers have put together...

Ex-Jesuit golfer gets homecoming

Ex-Jesuit golfer gets homecoming

Well-traveled vet Scott Harrington preps for WinCo Scott Harrington went off to college at...

Summer of Love: Winners and losers

Summer of Love: Winners and losers

Cavs, Mavs, Bulls, Suns, Wizards, Clippers improve their stock It’s hard to grade the...

Sean Mannion on target for big senior season with Oregon State

Sean Mannion on target for big senior season with Oregon State

Think you've had a good summer so far? It's probably been nothing compared to that of quarterback...

Hersh fighting for Portland State

Hersh fighting for Portland State

It's 'not pretty,' but former baseball exec sticks with plans to make Viks relevant David Hersh...

On the brink of disaster, Timbers come through

On the brink of disaster, Timbers come through

Comeback victory keeps Portland alive and well in chase On Tuesday, the owner had tweeted a...

Climbing the ladder

Climbing the ladder

U.S. steeplechase record-holder Evan Jager ready to make global mark The tattoo along the right...

Dundee hills and vineyards kind to Neilson

Dundee hills and vineyards kind to Neilson

Portlander leads nearly wire to wire to win fifth annual Fueled by Fine Wine half marathon...

Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo turns out better than organizers expected

Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo turns out better than organizers expected

The 91st edition of the rodeo drew an estimated 47,000 fans to five performances over four days,...

All-time record crowd turns out for Friday night's 91st Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

All-time record crowd turns out for Friday night's 91st Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Bullrider Aaron Pass from Dallas, Texas capped the evening's performance with an 88-point ride to...

Three-time world champion Kaycee Feild takes bareback lead at Molalla Buckeroo

Three-time world champion Kaycee Feild takes bareback lead at Molalla Buckeroo

The world's top-ranked bareback rider scored an 85-point ride on Big Bend Rodeo's Commotion Toddy...

Bucky Campbell, Jake Stanley take team roping lead at Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Bucky Campbell, Jake Stanley take team roping lead at Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Campbell from Benton City, Wash., and Stanley from Hermiston posted a time of 5.9 seconds to win...

Heyman off to hot start

Heyman off to hot start

Former Oregon State commit Grant Heyman feels right at home during his first minor league season...

Russell Cardoza, Spencer Mitchell set standard to open 91st Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Russell Cardoza, Spencer Mitchell set standard to open 91st Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Cardoza and Mitchell posted a time of 6.0 seconds to win the team roping event at Wednesday's...

Hops sputter during long homestand

Hops sputter during long homestand

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July 27, 2014

Thunder can't hold off Shock

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Thunder were on the road to victory for three quarters against the Spokane Shock Saturday night at Moda Center. A fourth quarter pick-6 led to a rejuvenation of the Shock offense,…
July 25, 2014

Cain shows she's able on track, and in a lot of other ways

by Kerry Eggers
EUGENE -- I'm kind of thinking Mary Cain is wasting her time in track and field. Alberto Salazar's latest protege ought to be serving as a U.S. ambassador somewhere. Send her to Gaza or the…
July 24, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Thursday, July 24 Track and field: The IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field swing into their third of six days. Sessions start at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The evening session includes nine…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Christine Sinclair of the Portland Thorns looks to the referee for a foul call in a recent home match against FC Kansas City.
July 24, 2014

'Sync' is in sync with hat trick

by Stephen Alexander
Thorns still in hunt for possible playoff home-field advantage After a season of watching shots bang off the post and the crossbar, or having goalkeepers make fantastic saves, Portland Thorns FC…
July 24, 2014

Past PGA victors tee it up for WinCo

by Kerry Eggers
Notes, quotes and anecdotes from the sporting world ... • There will be a smattering of familiar names from the PGA Tour when 156 players tee it up for the Web.com Tour’s WinCo Foods Portland…
July 22, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, July 22 Track and field: The IAAF World Junior Championships begin their six-day run at Hayward Field in Eugene. Today’s morning session starts at 10 a.m., and the afternoon session…
July 22, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Thunder make playoffs Portland will be part of the Arena Football League postseason. The Thunder clinched a spot on Saturday, when the Los Angeles KISS fell to the San Antonio Talons 72-65.…
by: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Diego Valeri of the Portland Timbers will be on the MLS roster for the Aug. 6 All-Star Game against Bayern Munich at Providence Park.
July 22, 2014

Timbers Notes

by Stephen Alexander
All-Star Game selection is not a perfect science in any professional sports league. Major League Soccer is no exception. MLS has its fans vote for 11 players. The fan vote does not matter,…
July 21, 2014

Sinclair's hat trick leads streaking Thorns

by Stephen Alexander
There is a reason why Portland Thorns striker Christine Sinclair is known as one of the best offensive weapons in the world. After a somewhat lackluster season in which she had scored just four…
by: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Diego Valeri celebrates his goal for the Portland Timbers in Friday night's 2-1 home victory over the Colorado Rockies.
July 19, 2014

Timbers turn it on for 2-1 home win

by Stephen Alexander
For most of Friday night, it appeared as though the Portland Timbers would again have to leave the pitch without three points after outplaying their opponent. The Timbers prevented that with two…
by: COURTESY OF BRIAN BEAUDRY - Linebacker Donte Paige-Moss (11) and the Portland Thunder defense line up to stop the Los Angeles KISS during last weeks game at Moda Center.
July 17, 2014

Playoff spot in Thunder's reach

by Stephen Alexander
Strong defense built during practice lifts Arena team on field In a game that is based on offense, the Portland Thunder are close to making the Arena Football League playoffs primarily on the…
July 17, 2014

PDX Sports

by Steve Brandon
Thursday, July 17 Thorns: Portland hits the road for a game at the Chicago Red Stars, 5 p.m. PT. Baseball: The Hillsboro Hops play host to the Tri-City Dust Devils at Ron Tonkin Field, 7 p.m.…
by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Will Barton will enter his third season with the Trail Blazers this year hoping to be a regular contributor off the bench for coach Terry Stotts.
July 17, 2014

Make-or-break time for Barton

by Kerry Eggers
Blazer swingman seeks court time in last year of contract LAS VEGAS — Will Barton has never been shy on chutzpah, in a charming sort of way. The Trail Blazers’ lean 6-6 swingman, drawing…
July 15, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, July 15 Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops are home against the Tri-City Dust Devils. First pitch is 7 p.m. at Ron Tonkin Field. ... The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are in Everett to face…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland Thorns Christine Sinclair (left) and Veronica Boquete celebrate a goal in Sundays 7-1 homefield victory over FC Kansas City.
July 15, 2014

Thorns kicking into playoff push mode

by Stephen Alexander
Lopsided victory at home over Kansas City buoys hopes The Portland Thorns FC are in a brutally tight race for a spot in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs. The Thorns (7-6-4, 25 points)…
by: COURTESY OF MIKALAN MOISO - Joel Freeland of the Trail Blazers goes to the rim during one of Portland's games at the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League, which has developed into a week-long extravaganza.
July 15, 2014

Roll of dice on Vegas comes up a big winner

by Kerry Eggers
NBA summer league grows into 'July Madness' for fans, budding young prospects LAS VEGAS — It all started simply enough. The year was 2004, and summer league basketball leagues for NBA players…
by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - CJ McCollum is preparing for his second NBA season out of Lehigh looking to contribute more to the Trail Blazers than he did as an often-injured rookie.
July 15, 2014

CJ's big shot at his NBA future

by Kerry Eggers
Blazers see second-year guard as a creator as well as a sharpshooter LAS VEGAS — The panoramic view of the valley from the 35th floor of the Four Seasons is striking. The plush luxury hotel…
by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Power forward Eric Moreland, who left Oregon State with one year of eligibility remaining, has been seeing summer league action with the Sacramento Kings in his bid to make an NBA roster.
July 15, 2014

Former Beavers make their summer auditions

by Kerry Eggers
Uphill climb in pro ball likely for likes of Nelson, Moreland, Cunningham LAS VEGAS — Oregon State’s basketball presence hasn’t been widespread for years, but it was out there Sunday in the Las…
July 13, 2014

Blazers execute down the stretch, beat Houston

by Kerry Eggers
LAS VEGAS — The Trail Blazers outscored Houston 21-6 in the fourth quarter en route to a 75-67 victory Sunday in the Las Vegas Summer League at Thomas & Mack Center. Portland trailed 61-54 after…
July 13, 2014

Thorns stick it to Kansas City 7-1

by Stephen Alexander
On Sunday, the Portland Thorns FC were everything they were always supposed to be. The Thorns were tenacious on defense and spectacular on offense in a 7-1 win over FC Kansas City before an…
July 13, 2014

Huge win gives Thunder inside track on AFL playoff spot

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Thunder took an enormous step toward making the Arena Football Leage playoffs on Saturday night. In the third matchup of the season, the Thunder had a phenomenal defensive showing…
July 12, 2014

Blazers assistant has an eye on Canada

by Kerry Eggers
LAS VEGAS — Jay Triano is paying attention to the Trail Blazers during the Las Vegas Summer League, but his eyes are watching a lot of other players, too. Terry Stotts' right-hand man on the…
July 12, 2014

Blazers fall in summer league opener

by Kerry Eggers
LAS VEGAS — The Trail Blazers got off on the wrong foot at Las Vegas Summer League, falling to New York 71-69 Saturday at Cox Pavilion in the opener for both teams. Second-year point guard Shane…
by: COURTESY OF PORTLAND TIMBERS - Fatai Alashe, a midfielder from Michigan State, has been one of the players for a .500 Portland Timbers U-23s team that is on the outside looking in at the Premier Development League playoffs with two regular-season games remaining.
July 10, 2014

Mixed results for Timbers U-23 team

by Stephen Alexander
Coach cites various factors for .500 PDL record this season Portland Timbers U-23s coach Jim Rilatt is very pleased with the way his side has played this year, even if the team’s record does not…
by: COURTESY OF GREG ASSAD - Dominic Flesey-Assad, a 16-year-old Grant High student, has overcome serious pre-birth head injuries to become an active participant in Special Olympics Oregon. Hell compete with others this weekend in the State Summer Games at Newberg High.
July 10, 2014

Special Olympics athlete bowls for bocce gold

by Stephen Alexander
Portland teen vies in games that foster fun, build responsibility Dominic Flesey-Assad was born on May 6, 1998. It was not your ordinary happy birthday. But if you believe in miracles, one took…
July 10, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, July 10 Baseball: In the Northwest League, the Hillsboro Hops wrap up a three-game series on the road against the Boise Hawks, 6:15 p.m. ... Elsewhere, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are…
July 09, 2014

Kompon says Winterhawks 'right fit'

by Kerry Eggers
Jamie Kompon isn't a carbon copy of Mike Johnston, his predecessor as general manager and head coach of the Winterhawks. But he's pretty close. "Mike and I are of the same ilk," Kompon said…
by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - LaMarcus Aldridge, leaving the court at Moda Center after a Game 6 victory over Houston last season, is on track to play out the final year of his Trail Blazers contract, which would position him for a new, lucrative free-agent deal with Portland.
July 09, 2014

Big year ahead for LaMarcus Aldridge

by Kerry Eggers
LaMarcus Aldridge looked a bit out of his element Wednesday during a photo shoot at the Buck Studio in Northwest Portland. Maybe it was the somewhat preppy get-up -- Panama hat, T-shirt and…
by: COURTESY OF JOHN LARIVIERE - Forward Christine Sinclair has scored only two goals in 13 games for the Portland Thorns, who are 6-6-3 in defense of their National Womens Soccer League title going into a Wednesday road game against the Chicago Red Stars.
July 08, 2014

What happened to Thorns' firepower?

by Stephen Alexander
Portland counts on Heath's arrival to ignite turnaround The Portland Thorns FC have some of the greatest attacking players in women’s soccer. So it is almost unbelievable that Portland’s offense…
July 08, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, July 8 Class A baseball: In Northwest League action, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes play host to the Eugene Emeralds, opening a three-game series at Volcanoes Stadium, 6:30 p.m. ... The…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - Ben Eckels, who has been part of a solid pitching staff for the Hillsboro Hops, delivers a pitch at Ron Tonkin Field during Year 2 of the teams run in the Class A Northwest League.
July 08, 2014

Hops still creating a buzz at the ballpark

by Stephen Alexander
Team off to faster start in second year in Northwest League HILLSBORO — Baseball is back in Hillsboro for its sophomore campaign, and the greater Portland area is coming out to enjoy a day at…
July 08, 2014

Battle for roles, jobs heats up at Blazers camp

by Kerry Eggers
Notes from some of the key elements of Tuesday's opening practice at the Trail Blazers' three-day mini-camp prior to their foray in the Las Vegas Summer League … • With only one point guard…
July 08, 2014

If I ruled all of sports

by Kerry Eggers
For starters, let's slash both ticket prices and salaries, and change a few rules If I were commissioner of all sports for a day, I would ... • Slash ticket prices in half for all games in the…
July 07, 2014

Blazers ready for most unusual summer

by Kerry Eggers
Through two decades as an assistant coach and head coach in the NBA, Terry Stotts is invading new waters with his current Portland outfit that will participate in the Las Vegas Summer League.…
July 05, 2014

Thorns surrender lead, settle for draw

by Stephen Alexander
For 75 minutes Friday, the Portland Thorns FC appeared to be heading toward a much-needed win and three points against the Chicago Red Stars on the Fourth of July. In the last quarter of an…
July 03, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, July 3 Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops wrap up a homestand with a game against the Everett AquaSox at Ron Tonkin Field, 7 p.m. ... The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes conclude a road…
July 03, 2014

For Timbers, it's home field disadvantage

by Stephen Alexander
Porter dismayed as team misses first goal in 12 of 17 matches Under former coach John Spencer, the Portland Timbers were dominant at home and a catastrophe on the road. This season, under…
by: COURTESY OF PORTLAND THUNDER - Jamar Howard takes an onside kick by the New Orleans VooDoo to the end zone for the winning touchdown at Moda Center last week as the Portland Thunder win the Arena Football League game 62-56.
July 03, 2014

Thunder want another storm

by Stephen Alexander
Former Duck Darron Thomas is leading rusher, scores 7 TDs When the Portland Thunder defeated the New Orleans VooDoo 62-56 last Thursday, it was the first time Thunder coach Matthew Sauk’s wife,…
by: COURTESY OF ATLANTA DREAM - Shoni Schimmel, the former Franklin High sensation and Louisville All-American, is a favorite with WNBA fans and has been a productive first substitute for the Atlanta Dream as a rookie combo guard.
July 03, 2014

The fan favorite

by Stephen Alexander
Shoni Schimmel shows WNBA superstar potential Less than two months into her professional career, Atlanta Dream guard Shoni Schimmel is becoming an icon in professional women’s basketball. On…
by: COURTESY OF SARA PUGLISI - Trenton Chappelle, 11, receives his T-shirt from Oak Hills Elementary Principal Cheryl Hagseth at an assembly honoring him for completing a cumulative 26.2-mile run-walk challenge involving students at the Beaverton school.
July 03, 2014

Guts and glory: Oak Hills boy has both

by Kerry Eggers
There was really no reason to think Trenton Chappelle wasn’t going to complete his marathon and collect his T-shirt as part of Oak Hills Elementary’s On The Move program. Not if you know Trenton…

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by: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hillsboro Hops outfielder Todd Glaesmann is all smiles during a recent game at Ron Tonkin Field. Glaesmann, a former third-round draft pick, was promoted to Class AA after batting .404 in 14 games for the Hops.
Jul 03, 2014

Hops surge into first place

by Amanda Miles
The Hops just keep finding ways to win. The combination of solid pitching and an opportunistic offense won out again on Tuesday night, when Hillsboro spotted Everett a run early at Ron Tonkin…
Jul 02, 2014

Mike Riley breaks down Beavers, pre-camp

by Kerry Eggers
Catching up with Oregon State coach Mike Riley before he leaves on vacation … • After assessing spring football and surveying strengths and weaknesses of his 2014 team, Riley says he "feels real…
Jul 01, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, July 1 Rodeo: The 79th annual St. Paul Rodeo kicks off with a 4 p.m. carnival and 7:30 p.m. Professional Bull Riders Tour and post-event fireworks. Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops’…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jasmine Schrader (above) goes for the ball during a day of tennis at the after-school program hosted by the St. Johns Racquet Club, while executive director Danice Brown (top, left) chats with JayVaaughn Rigsby.
Jul 01, 2014

PASTE serves up success

by Kerry Eggers
Executive Director Danice Brown is the glue that keeps St. Johns after-school tennis program on track When students in the Portland After School Tennis and Education program are asked to greet a…
by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Neil Olshey, Trail Blazers general manager, is likely to look for additional bench stability during the free-agent signing period.
Jul 01, 2014

Eggers: Blazer execs gear up to shop for free agents

by Kerry Eggers
Knocking it around the lot on a variety of items ... • Shopping season for NBA free agents started on Tuesday, with the Trail Blazers in the market for at least a pair of veterans to add some…
Jun 28, 2014

No goal, no win for Timbers

by Stephen Alexander
The Timbers went on the road and beat Sporting Kansas City 3-1 in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup playoff match Tuesday. On Friday, Sporting KC turned the tables at Providence Park. While the Timbers…
Jun 27, 2014

Thunder bolster playoff hopes with victory over VooDoo

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Thunder have spent much of the season not winning the close games. On Thursday, though, the Thunder came out on top in a nailbiter and took a step toward making the Arena Football…
by: COURTESY OF JOHN LARIVIERE - Midfielder Diego Chara and the Portland Timbers return to MLS action on Friday with an 8 p.m. home match against Sporting Kansas City.
Jun 26, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, June 26 Thunder: The New Orleans VooDoo play Portland at Moda Center, 7 p.m. Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops begin a three-game series at Boise with a 6:15 p.m. Northwest League…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Central Catholic High senior John Nizich wins the Class 6A javelin title at the state meet in Eugene, and hell return there to compete for the Oregon Ducks.
Jun 26, 2014

Prep Focus: Nizich arms himself for javelin throw

by Jon Fuccillo
UO-bound national leader to compete at junior championships John Nizich didn’t travel 2,800 miles for nothing. The recent graduate of Central Catholic High got what he went to Greensboro, N.C.,…
by: COURTESY OF MEG WILLIAMS - Sam Crouser of the Oregon Ducks takes a victory lap at Hayward Field after winning the NCAA javelin title earlier this month.
Jun 26, 2014

Crousers have a field day

by Kerry Eggers
Duck squad hits stride at NCAA championships From the world of track and field ... • Dean Crouser’s voice cracked in and out due to a shaky cell phone connection as he drove home to Gresham from…
Jun 25, 2014

'Whirlwind' leads to 'almost a dream job' for Mike Johnston, new…

by Kerry Eggers
Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby, who won his second Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player Tuesday, hails from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. Mike Johnston, named Tuesday as the…
Jun 24, 2014

It's IBL playoffs this weekend for Chinooks, Volcanoes

by Kerry Eggers
Terry Emmert pays the freight for his Portland Chinooks, but the biggest expense may be replacing lights on the scoreboard at Eastmoreland Courts. Emmert's Chinooks won a game that meant nothing…
by: COURTESY OF JOHN LARIVIERE - Sione Taumoeanga Jr., from Roosevelt High, leads the North all-star team in a postgame Haka dance Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium, site of the North's 31-21 Les Schwab Bowl triumph over the South.
Jun 24, 2014

Thanks for the memories

by Stephen Alexander
Portland players go out on high note with Les Schwab Bowl victory For the nine Portland players who played in Saturday’s Les Schwab Bowl, it was an experience they will never forget. Those…
Jun 24, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, June 24 Timbers: Portland and FC Kansas City meet in a fifth-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., 5:30 p.m. PT. Class A baseball: The Hillsboro…
Jun 24, 2014

Thunder must make late-season noise

by Stephen Alexander
Arena playoffs still within reach, but it will take solid finish Taking everything into account, Portland Thunder coach Matthew Sauk is generally pleased with the way his expansion team has been…
Jun 21, 2014

Going around the horn on sports

by Kerry Eggers
Around the horn on a variety of sporting topics … • Political activists pile on when they can. Witness Donald Sterling, whose pathetic act has become cause No. 1 on the racial equality scene and…
Jun 20, 2014

Horton, Ducks will try to draw up Series team

by Kerry Eggers
Oregon has won 40 games three straight years, and in four of the past five seasons, and in 2012 advanced to the NCAA Tournament's super regional. But the Ducks haven't made it to the College…
Jun 20, 2014

Casey, Pac-12 champion Beavers must bounce back

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — In the weeks since Cal Irvine eliminated Oregon State in the Corvallis regional, Pat Casey has fought a wave of mixed emotions, as have his players. The nation's No. 1 seed going…
Jun 20, 2014

Tinkle tinkers with Beavers' roster, preparations for 2014-15

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Wayne Tinkle was working the phones this week at his OSU Basketball Center office, but it wasn't a recruit or coach on the other line. It was a real estate agent, and Oregon State's…
by: COURTESY OF WEB.COM TOUR - Andres Gonzales, a native of Olympia, Wash., who played for UNLV, is battling for one of the coveted top 25 spots on the Web.com Tour, as that finish earns a bump up to the PGA Tour circuit.
Jun 19, 2014

Eggers: 'Half Man, Half Amazing' life of tour party

by Kerry Eggers
Andres Gonzales is, at various times, a scribe, an elephant devotee and the life of the party on the Web.com Tour. Beyond that, the Olympia, Wash., native plays some serious golf, which will be…
by: COURTESY OF SAM GREENE/COLUMBUS DISPATCH - Peter Baum, a rookie from Lincoln High and Colgate, is leading the Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse and has been voted to the all-star team for his 2014 exploits.
Jun 19, 2014

Baum makes name for Portland lacrosse

by Stephen Alexander
All-star rookie combines business, athletics to help popularize sport, put his hometown on the map Former Lincoln High lacrosse star Peter Baum has taken Major League Lacrosse by storm. The Ohio…
Jun 19, 2014

Prep Focus: Kindell joins Les Schwab roster

by Stephen Alexander
Lincoln High receiver Jaray Kindell grew up in a football family. When he was a youngster, he watched his brother, Jaleel Kindell, play receiver for Tigard High and win a state championship in…
by: COURTESY OF SEATTLE MARINERS - Cole Gillespie, former Oregon State baseball player from West Linn High, has emerged as a regular corner outfielder for the Seattle Mariners after various stints in the minor leagues.
Jun 19, 2014

Gillespie gets cleanup gig for Mariners

by Kerry Eggers
Former West Linn, OSU star outfielder does duty in majors SEATTLE — When Cole Gillespie signed a minor-league free-agent contract with Seattle in January, he probably didn’t envision hitting…
Jun 19, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, June 19 Basketball: It’s the final week of the International Basketball League regular season, and the Portland Chinooks face the Salem Sabres at 212 Sports in Clackamas, 7 p.m. Track…
by: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hops short stop Justin Gonzalez celebrates the first home run at the newly christened Ron Tonkin Field.
Jun 19, 2014

Hops start strong but can't hold on for win in home opener

by Amanda Miles
The fans turned out in droves. The home team got hot early. But in the end, the great start in the great atmosphere was not quite enough for the Hillsboro Hops, who blew a five-run first-inning…
Jun 17, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Soccer: The Portland Thorns are in fifth place in the National Women’s Soccer League with 13 games remaining in the regular season, including a rematch at 3:30 p.m. PT Saturday at the Washington…
Jun 17, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, June 17 Timbers: Portland plays a U.S. Open Cup match at Providence Park against the Orlando City U-23s, 7:30 p.m. Class A baseball: The Hillsboro Hops wrap up their five-game…
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Jun 17, 2014

A solid start for Yankee Ellsbury

by Kerry Eggers
Boston years helped former OSU star cope with Big Apple SEATTLE — For most players, to be thrust in the eye of the fishbowl that is the New York Yankees would be daunting, to say the least. Not…
by: COURTESY OF SEATTLE MARINERS - Hisashi Iwakuma has become a mainstay in the rotation for the Seattle Mariners. In nine starts, the 33-year-old from Tokyo is 5-3 with a 2.59 ERA.
Jun 17, 2014

Creative Mariners are still in the race

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE — Lloyd McClendon has been trotting out a different lineup almost nightly for the Seattle Mariners, but the first-year manager says it’s not his master plan. “I asked (Ken) Griffey,…
by: COURTESY OF TYE ORTEGA - Youngsters get in on the action at the new Bless Field in North Portland.
Jun 17, 2014

New field is a blessing in North Portland

by Stephen Alexander
Operation Pitch Invasion leads way for youth facility Before the ribbon was cut for Bless Field on Saturday, before a soccer ball was ever dribbled, before a goal was ever scored, there was a…
by: COURTESY OF MEG WILLIAMS - Midfielder Jorge Villafana gets into a kick in a recent game against Vancouver for the Portland Timbers, who have withstood early-season adversity and put themselves in position for a run at the MLS playoffs.
Jun 17, 2014

Despite all the early problems, Timbers have shot at playoffs

by Stephen Alexander
Back line still needs work, and home results must improve The Portland Timbers have spent much of the first half of the season disappointing fans, coaches and their owner. And yet, the Timbers…
by: COURTESY OF MEG WILLIAMS - University of Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek (second from right) tucks in behind Arizonas Lawi Lalang during the NCAA 5,000-meter run last week at Hayward Field. Chesereks runner-up finish, after a victory in the 10,000, helped the Ducks roll to the NCAA Division I mens track and field team championship.
Jun 17, 2014

Cheserek caps 'phenomenal' frosh year

by Kerry Eggers
EUGENE — Edward Cheserek is not Superman. He’s not Steve Prefontaine, or Kenenisa Bekele, or even Lawi Lalang for now. But Cheserek’s running portfolio through his first nine months at the…
Jun 14, 2014

Cheserek's freshman year at Oregon: 'Freaking phenomenal'

by Kerry Eggers
EUGENE -- Edward Cheserek is not Superman. He's not Steve Prefontaine, or Kenenisa Bekele, or even Lawi Lalang for now. But Cheserek's running portfolio through his first nine months at the…
by: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: AMANDA MILES - Hillsboro Hops media day
Jun 13, 2014

Hops are ready for second season in Hillsboro

by Amanda Miles
The boys of summer are back. The members of this year’s Hillsboro Hops squad introduced themselves to the Portland area on Thursday during a media day event at Ron Tonkin Field. With the recent…
Jun 17, 2014

Timbers gain strange 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

by Stephen Alexander
You see a lot of strange things if you watch soccer long enough. And Wednesday night’s match between the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas featured one of the strangest things to happen in MLS this…
Jun 12, 2014

Pitching keeps Mariners in AL playoff hunt

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE -- Lloyd McClendon has been trotting out a different lineup almost nightly -- 59 in 65 games -- for the Seattle Mariners, but the first-year manager says it's not his master plan. "I…
by: COURTESY OF MOUNTAIN PARK RACQUET CLUB - Tennis pros (from left) Mike Pazourek, Roger McKee and Mike Kanapeaux have stayed together for 25 years at Mountain Park Racquet Club.
Jun 12, 2014

Tennis pros say racquet club serves them well

by Kerry Eggers
Trio has taught at Mountain Park facility for 25 years Tennis pros come and go, often bouncing from job to job in lateral and upward moves to further a career. Sometimes one pro will stay in one…
by: COURTESY OF SYDNEY MESHER - Lincoln High softball star PC Mesher, the PIL 6A player of the year, is surprised by the gift of a framed version of her No. 7 jersey.
Jun 12, 2014

When life throws curve, PC prevails

by Corey Buchanan
Despite ailments, Lincoln senior ends softball career as PIL player of year When Page Mesher instructed 200-plus guests to cluster on his backyard patio during PIL 6A softball player of the year…
Jun 12, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, June 12 NCAA track and field: The Division I championships swing into their second of four days at Hayward Field in Eugene, 11 a.m. (ESPN3). Timbers: The Washington Crossfire and…
by: COURTESY OF MO FARAH - Distance running superstar Mo Farah, who trains in Portland and grew up in London, begins his relatively light 2014 summer schedule with a 5,000-meters run at Sundays Portland Track Festival at Lewis & Clark College.
Jun 12, 2014

Eggers: Farah returns to racing on Lewis & Clark track

by Kerry Eggers
Mo Farah has always been more about winning races than clocking personal bests or setting records. If ever there were a year to concentrate on the latter pursuits, though, 2014 would be it.…