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October 30, 2014

Westbrook shines, but Blazers dominate fourth quarter on way to…

by Kerry Eggers
Notes, quotes and observations following the Trail Blazers' 106-89 victory over Oklahoma City Wednesday night at the Moda Center in the opener for both teams … • For three quarters, Russell…
October 30, 2014

JASON SAYS: A gut pick on Oregon-Stanford

by Jason Vondersmith
Great arguments can be made both ways — why Stanford wins its third game in a row against Oregon on Saturday at Autzen Stadium, or why the Ducks break through and solve their Cardinal problem.…
October 30, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 30 NFL: 5:25 p.m. — New Orleans at Carolina, KOIN (6), KXTG (750 AM) Winterhawks: 7 p.m. — Kelowna at Portland, Memorial Coliseum, KPAM (860 AM) College football: 4:30 p.m. —…
October 30, 2014

Main events

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 30 Winterhawks: Kelowna at Memorial Coliseum, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 Blazers: Sacramento at Moda Center, 7 p.m. (CSNNW) Prep football: Jefferson at Roosevelt, Lincoln at Wilson,…
October 30, 2014

UO corners under the microscope

by Stephen Alexander
Ekpre-Olomu, Hill know they will have to be on their toes When he decided to postpone entering the NFL draft and play his senior season for Oregon, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu painted a large…
October 30, 2014

Why Ricky Ortiz hugged Mike Riley

by Kerry Eggers
Beavers fullback has post-college plans for avocado farm CORVALLIS — Ricky Ortiz comes from humble surroundings in Corona, Calif. His father, Richard Ortiz, is disabled. His mother, Tina Ganci,…
October 30, 2014

Viking watch

by portland tribune
Portland State goes for its fifth consecutive football victory over Idaho State on Saturday, when the teams meet at 4:30 p.m. at Providence Park. ISU is 3-1 in the Big Sky and 5-3 overall this…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Lincoln Highs Annika Steele tumbles early in the PIL district race at Franklin. She recovered well enough to finish ninth and qualify for the state meet.
October 30, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
The Portland Interscholastic League district cross country meet had its share of thrills and spills last week at Franklin. Grant’s Ella Donaghu won on cruise control, and the Generals’ girls hit…
Portland's Damian Lillard gets a facial from Russell Westbrook on the Thunder guard's follow through.
October 29, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Blazers silence Thunder

by portland tribune
The Trail Blazers were too much, especially down the stretch, for the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder. Portland pulled away for a 106-89 victory Wednesday at Moda Center on opening night…
Laura Young and her twin sister, Emily, pose in front of Moda Center before the Portland Trail Blazers' home opener Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Laura is visiting from Kona, Hawaii.
October 29, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Opening night sights

by portland tribune
Opening nights are special, win or lose. Here are some scenes from the Moda Center on Wednesday, as the Portland Trail Blazers kicked off their 2014-15 NBA season against the Oklahoma City…
October 28, 2014

KERRY SAYS: Don't scoff -- Beavers will outscore Goff, Cal

by Kerry Eggers
It could be get-well week for Oregon State's offense and quarterback Sean Mannion. It had better be. The Beavers are facing a California defense that ranks last among the 125 FBS teams in pass…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BRUCE R. MCCAIN - Oregon State football coach Mike Riley says he's optimistic that the Beavers can bounce back when they face Cal on Saturday night in Corvallis.
October 26, 2014

Keys for OSU: Practice, execution, protection

by Kerry Eggers
From a Sunday conversation with Oregon State coach Mike Riley, whose Beavers (4-3 overall, 1-3 in Pac-12 action) play host to California Saturday after a 38-14 setback at Stanford. … • Riley got…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Cleveland High runners give Nabi Amin a lift after he won the PIL district cross country meet last week at Franklin.
October 28, 2014

PIL boys: Amin prevails; Lincoln rolls

by Stephen Alexander
Cleveland senior pushes to district cross country title, as four Cardinals crash top 10 Cleveland High senior Nabi Amin came into the Portland Interscholastic League district boys cross country…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Grant High's district champion girls cross country runners.
October 28, 2014

PIL girls: Donaghu, Grant cruise

by Stephen Alexander
Young Franklin team, Wilson also qualify for state cross country meet Grant High junior Ella Donaghu was on cruise control at the Portland Interscholastic League district cross country meet last…
October 28, 2014

Viking Watch

by portland tribune
Portland State goes into its four remaining football games with a shot at better-than-.500 season and finish in the upper echelon of the Big Sky. PSU is 2-2 in the conference and 3-5 overall…
October 28, 2014

Tinkle's Beavers start at 'Ground Zero'

by Kerry Eggers
But players not willing to concede defeats CORVALLIS — Five months after being hired to replace Craig Robinson as Oregon State's basketball coach, Wayne Tinkle is just getting started. Even so,…
October 28, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Oct. 28 Prep boys soccer: Roosevelt meets Century in a Class 6A play-in game at Hillsboro Stadium, 7 p.m. ... Franklin and Canby have a play-in game at Marshall, 7 p.m. Prep girls…
October 28, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Oct. 28 MLB 5 p.m. — San Francisco at Kansas City, World Series Game 6, FOX (12), KFXX (1080 AM), KUIK (1360) NBA 5 p.m. — Dallas at San Antonio, TNT 7:30 p.m. — Houston at Los Angeles…
October 28, 2014

Status report

by portland tribune
Blazers: Portland’s NBA season opener is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at home against Oklahoma City. Four of the Blazers’ first five games, and nine of their first 12, will be at Moda Center Timbers:…
October 28, 2014

Prep watch

by portland tribune
Football Grant is the PIL champion and will finish with a 6-0 league record and 6-3 regular-season mark. The Generals won 20-18 at Roosevelt last week and will get a win this week versus…
October 25, 2014

Ducks have plenty of offense -- but what about the D?

by Kerry Eggers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Levi's Stadium is not just the spanking new, state-of-the-art home of the San Francisco 49ers. It's also the site of the Pac-12 championship game on Dec. 5. Oregon, which…
October 25, 2014

'Bad football' leads to long day for Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
Stanford rebounds with 38-14 victory, eyes Oregon STANFORD, Calif. -- Oregon State was a house of cards Saturday, and Stanford blew it over. The Cardinal (5-3 overall, 3-2 in Pac-12 play)…
October 25, 2014

Ducks use Cal to tune up for November: Offense, check. Defense?

by Jason Vondersmith
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oregon's defense enters November play with plenty of question marks, after giving up 560 yards and 41 points to California on Friday night. But, the UO offense? Oh, it…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Grant High's Michael Waters swoops in for a block on a Roosevelt point-after try Friday night. The Generals won 20-18 at Roosevelt, clinching first place in the Portland Interscholastic League.
October 25, 2014

Grant wins PIL title, edges Roosevelt 20-18

by Stephen Alexander
The atmosphere was charged. With trash talking between teams, arguments with the officials, big plays by big players, bigger plays by unsung heroes, gritty defense and the game coming down to…
October 24, 2014

Mariota, Ducks offense have their way

by Jason Vondersmith
Oregon tops Cal 59-41 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Marcus Mariota-led Oregon offense had its way against the Cal Bears on Friday as the Ducks cruised to a 59-41 win at Levi's Stadium. Mariota threw…
October 24, 2014

These guys know the NBA

by Kerry Eggers
On the subject of the NBA, which cranks up another season on Tuesday … • Sports Illustrated's "Basketball's Greatest" arrived at my doorstep this week, and I have to say, I was pleasantly…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Royce Freeman runs over Washingtons Budda Baker for a touchdown at Autzen Stadium.
October 23, 2014

Lots of Ducks involved as offense finds its groove

by Jason Vondersmith
Freeman, Marshall and others help Oregon overcome injuries EUGENE — After a relatively slow start, the Oregon offensive playmaking machine and its parts have cranked up, and the Ducks seem…
October 23, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 23 Prep volleyball: Cleveland at Roosevelt, Wilson at Jefferson, Franklin at Lincoln, Beaverton at Jesuit, all 6:30 p.m. ... At 6 p.m., Reynolds at Central Catholic, and Oregon…
October 23, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 23 NFL: San Diego at Denver, 5:25 p.m., KOIN (6), KXTG (750 AM) College football: Miami at Virginia Tech, 4:30 p.m., ESPN College men’s soccer: San Diego State at Oregon State, 2…
October 22, 2014

JASON SAYS: A chance for big Duck numbers

by Jason Vondersmith
After Cal scored 45, 59 and 60 points to start the Pac-12 season, and ran up a big lead against Arizona before losing, and after Oregon's defense showed holes through five games, I thought the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Ducks have bounced back with two conference victories after their loss to Arizona, but the month of November always has been a challenge for UOs modern program.
October 21, 2014

What's ahead matters most for UO

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks respond, but they can remember lost Novembers EUGENE — The Oregon Ducks have returned to the national playoff picture, moving on from their loss to Arizona to whip UCLA and Washington with…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTOS - NBA star LeBron James figures to grab plenty of headlines again.
October 21, 2014

Looking at what might happen early in upcoming NBA season

by Kerry Eggers
Some things I’ll be watching with great interest through the early going of the NBA’s regular season, which begins (gasp!) next Tuesday ... Kobe Bryant’s return following Achilles’ tendon and…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Ella Donaghu of Grant High, who is the defending Class 6A champion, leads the field during an early-season cross country race at Franklin. She'll return there Wednesday for the Portland Interscholastic League district meet.
October 21, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
Cross country Grant’s girls and Lincoln’s boys have the inside track to win titles at what figures to be a very competitive Portland Interscholastic League district cross country meet Wednesday…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BETH BUGLIONE - Oregon State freshman Jordan Villamin (right) goes up for a pass against Utah.
October 21, 2014

Suddenly, Villamin will get plenty of attention

by Kerry Eggers
OSU's big freshman receiver faces Stanford in first start CORVALLIS — The future is in the future for Jordan Villamin, but it also right now. The redshirt freshman will make his first collegiate…
October 21, 2014

KERRY SAYS: Stanford vulnerable? Not on defense, and not enough…

by Kerry Eggers
Stanford is vulnerable. The Cardinal offense has struggled against good defenses in losses to Southern Cal (13-10), Notre Dame (17-14) and Arizona State (26-10). Last Saturday against the Sun…
October 21, 2014

Big week for Timbers

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Timbers' MLS playoff hopes will come down to the final match. But their destiny is not entirely in their own hands. The Timbers (11-9-13, 46 points) are one point behind the…
October 21, 2014

PDX sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Oct. 21 Blazers: Portland vs. Denver at Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colo., 7 p.m. Timbers: Portland at CD Olimpia, CCL match, Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 7…
October 21, 2014

Status report

by portland tribune
Blazers: Portland’s regular starters have averaged 22 minutes per game in a 2-2 exhibition season that has three games remaining: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Denver, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Los Angeles…
October 20, 2014

O-coordinator Garrett calls OSU plays from above

by portland tribune
CORVALLIS -- John Garrett will be in the press box, calling plays for Oregon State as the Beavers (4-2 overall, 1-2 in Pac-12 action) face Stanford (4-3, 2-2) Saturday at Stanford Stadium. It…
October 19, 2014

Beavers shuffle personnel due to injuries, look for 'mental…

by Kerry Eggers
From a Sunday conversation with Oregon State coach Mike Riley, whose 4-2 Beavers visit Stanford Saturday after a 29-23 double overtime loss to 20th-ranked Utah … • The body count from the…

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Kenny Wheaton (left), former Oregon Ducks defensive back, gets a pregame ride from Rick Miller of Lake Oswego to honor Wheaton's pick-6 against Washington in 1994.
Oct 19, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Ducks' day (again) vs. Huskies

by portland tribune
Happy anniversary! The Oregon Ducks put together one of their most complete games of the season Saturday to beat the rival Washington Huskies 45-20 at Autzen Stadium, as UO commemorated the 20th…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon Ducks tight end Pharaoh Brown eludes the Washington defense after hauling in a Marcus Mariota pass during Saturday's 45-20 UO victory at Autzen Stadium.
Oct 18, 2014

Run game, depth deliver Ducks 11th straight win over Washington

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon's offense has spread its wings and, combined with improved defense, the Ducks have responded from their only loss by flying high into the Pac-12 North Division lead. How deep has…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Memers of the Oregon Ducks' 1989 Independence Bowl team surround then-coac Rich Brooks in an end zone at Autzen Stadium before Saturday's 45-20 UO victory over Washington.
Oct 18, 2014

Details, details and more details separate Huskies from Ducks

by Kerry Eggers
EUGENE — One of these years, Washington may again beat Oregon in a football game. I'm pretty sure it will happen right after scientists cure cancer and peace is secured in the Middle East. The…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman hurdles into the end zone for a first-half touchdown Saturday against the Washington Huskies.
Oct 18, 2014

Ducks pound Dawgs 45-20

by Jason Vondersmith
Freeman carries load, scores four TDs EUGENE — Domination still reigns. The Oregon Ducks pounded Washington 45-20 Saturday at Autzen Stadium to extend their win streak to 11 games against their…
Oct 18, 2014

NAU pulls out 21-17 win over Portland State

by Stephen Alexander
Steven Long's 253 yards rushing not enough, as Vikings can't hold on to lead Defeat, disappointment, promises to rise up and do better next time. It is a familiar chorus sung over and over by…
Oct 18, 2014

Oregon State honors 'superstar' Paul Valenti

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Paul Valenti didn't want a memorial service. "We talked about it several times," close friend Dominic Cusimano said Saturday as nearly 1,000 family members, friends and admirers…
Oct 18, 2014

Timbers fire, a lot, but all are blanks against RSL, Rimando

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Timbers' game Friday night was a microcosm of their season: The Timbers played hard, caught a few bad breaks and in the end just were not good enough to get the job done. And now…
Oct 17, 2014

Booker, Utes work overtime to upend Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS -- Utah's rough-and-tumble defense laid the wood to Sean Mannion, and the Utes' specialists, placekicker Andy Phillips and punter Tom Hackett, took to Reser Stadium as if it were their…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: SARAH TOOR - Alex Rovello of Cleveland High gets congratulations from teammates after winning the state tennis championship in 2007. Rovello, who died in a May 2013 diving accident near Eugene, where he starred for the Oregon Ducks, will be one of those honored during the Portland Interscholastic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Oct 16, 2014

PIL Hall of Fame

by portland tribune
A class of 53 will go into the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 19. The annual induction ceremony will take place at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 N.E.…
Oct 16, 2014

JASON SAYS: Ducks eke out No. 11

by Jason Vondersmith
I've been to the past 10 Oregon-Washington football games, and the UO domination in the rivalry has been something to behold — the Huskies not getting any closer than 17 points in losing each of…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Nick Symmonds, world-class 800-meter runner celebrating his 2012 Olympic Trials win at Hayward Field, is always moving forward in life, whether its training for competitions or writing his new book of revealing and opinionated memoirs.
Oct 16, 2014

Rebel with a cause has fun doing it

by Kerry Eggers
Nick Symmonds uses 'Oval Office' as bully pulpit By the looks of it, the world is Nick Symmonds' oyster. Young, handsome, single (though on the look for a soul mate), athletically gifted and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown saw a variety of action last week at UCLA, but says that doesn't necessarily mean he will again every week.
Oct 16, 2014

Tight end Brown gets Ducks' dirty work done

by Jason Vondersmith
UO junior's effective blocking makes job easier for QB Mariota Pharaoh Brown might be the person many people remember as the guy who threw lots of snow at an unsuspecting motorist last December,…
Oct 16, 2014

Suspended Songy stays upbeat on sidelines

by Kerry Eggers
OSU linebacker out for season, but still revs up teammates CORVALLIS — There’s Darrell Songy, swaying to the tune of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” from his spot as linebacker on Oregon State’s…
Oct 16, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 16 College football: Utah at Oregon State, 7 p.m. (Fox Sports 1). Prep volleyball: 6 p.m. — Central Catholic at Barlow, David Douglas at Gresham. 6:30 p.m. — Roosevelt at Lincoln,…
Oct 16, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
College football: Oregon (5-1) is ninth in the Associated Press rankings. Other Pac-12 teams in the top 25 are Arizona (5-1), 16th; Arizona State (4-1), 17th; Utah (4-1), 20th; USC (4-2), 22nd;…
Oct 16, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 16 OSU football: 7 p.m. — Utah at Oregon State, Pac-12 Networks, KPDX (13), KEX (1190 AM) NFL: 5:25 p.m. — New York Jets at New England, KOIN (6), KXTG (750 AM) MLB: 1 p.m.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Oregon Ducks coach Mark Helfrich is wary of a Washington defense he calls 'very versatile,' and that has 'tremendous athleticism and speed.'
Oct 14, 2014

Focus pays off; but now comes UW

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks decide to go with more players, plans vs. offenses Which record will mean the most in the Oregon-Washington showdown, 5 p.m. Saturday at Autzen Stadium — 2-0 or 0-10? The 2-0 is Huskies…
Oct 14, 2014

KERRY SAYS: Homefield makes the difference in OSU-Utah battle

by Kerry Eggers
I've gone back and forth for a week on Thursday night's Oregon State-Utah matchup. The Utes, a three-point favorite, have the more impressive body of work to date, with wins away from home at…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Lincoln Cardinals (from left) Davis Leach, Christian Needham and Edmund Slevin celebrate a touchdown in the teams 56-29 victory at home against Roosevelt last week.
Oct 14, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
Lincoln High’s football team is averaging 38 points per game with its new wing-T offense. First-year Cardinals coach Eric Fraser, a former assistant at Wilsonville, says the offense is similar…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Steve Nelson, senior cornerback, made an impact quickly last season at Oregon State, after transferring from College of the Sequoias, and he has improved significantly this year, say Beaver coaches and analysts.
Oct 14, 2014

Nelson knows how now for Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — It took Steven Nelson four games to make a major impact and five games to crack the starting lineup for Oregon State last season. It took the senior cornerback a practice or two to…
Oct 14, 2014

Viking Watch

by portland tribune
Football: Northern Arizona brings a 3-3 overall record and 1-1 Big Sky mark to its 4 p.m. Saturday game against Portland State at Providence Park. NAU had a bye last week, after a 24-17 loss at…
Oct 14, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Oct. 14 MLB: 1 p.m. — St. Louis at San Francisco (NLCS Game 3), FS1, KMTT (910 AM). ... 5 p.m. — Baltimore at Kansas City (ALCS Game 3), TBS, KMTT (910 AM). Wednesday, Oct. 15 MLB: 1…
Oct 13, 2014

Peko will not play for Beavers this season

by (none)
Kyle Peko will not be playing football for Oregon State this season. The 6-1, 315-pound defensive tackle -- a transfer from Cerritos (Calif.) JC -- did not pass an on-line psychology class that…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman regains control of the ball against Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during Sunday night's exhibition game at Moda Center. Portland won 119-114.
Oct 13, 2014

Blazers beat Clippers with 3s, McCollum

by Stephen Alexander
With two minutes remaining in the first half Sunday night at Moda Center, Los Angeles Clippers reserve guard Jamal Crawford took the ball out of bounds on the side. He tossed the ball to point…
Oct 12, 2014

Winterhawks' struggles continue with another loss to Seattle

by Kerry Eggers
Nobody was crying "moral victory," but there was encouragement in the Winterhawks' camp after a 3-2 shootout loss to Seattle Saturday night at the Moda Center. That's a good sign or a bad sign,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll ponders the flow of Sunday's home loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Oct 12, 2014

Seahawks not at their best

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks have plenty of time to get it together in their drive to defend a Super Bowl championship. For now, though, they'd better concentrate on playing well enough to…
Oct 12, 2014

Dennis Erickson helps Utah start fast

by Kerry Eggers
Dennis Erickson has been coaching football longer than several of his peers working in the Pac-12 have been alive. Maybe that's why Utah's running backs coach isn't getting too excited about the…
Oct 11, 2014

Ducks are back, but Huskies next

by Jason Vondersmith
PASADENA, Calif. — Jake Fisher for Heisman? It sure seemed like the Oregon fans and followers — not necessarily coaches and players — put much emphasis on the return of the senior offensive…
Oct 11, 2014

Thoughts on Pac-12 and more

by Kerry Eggers
Notes off the cuff on a busy sports weekend … • Nice start for former Winterhawks coach Mike Johnston in Pittsburgh. His NHL Penguins beat Anaheim 6-4 Thursday night in Johnston's debut as head…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Steve Blake says it's like old times being back with the Blazers, and that he missed playing basketball with LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum and in front of the Portland fans.
Oct 10, 2014

Blazers fall to Jazz again, but with better performance

by Kerry Eggers
Observations from the Trail Blazers' 109-105 loss to Utah in their preseason home opener Thursday night at Moda Center … • The sky is not falling because Portland has opened with a pair of…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Lincoln's Tevita Pulu barrels into the end zone for a touchdown in Thursday's 56-29 home victory over Roosevelt.
Oct 10, 2014

More-physical Lincoln's offense too much for Roosevelt

by Stephen Alexander
A week after being stifled by Grant, Lincoln High’s offense was rolling again Thursday night. Seven Cardinals got into the end zone, and Lincoln scored touchdowns on eight out of its 10…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - David Douglas QB Hunter Davis scrambles from a pack of Reynolds players during Thursday's 54-51 home win for the Scots.
Oct 10, 2014

Two-minute drill sends Scots to victory

by David Ball
Hunter Davis finds Brock Jackson on 10-yard TD pass with 0:26 remaining David Douglas built a 20-point lead in the game’s first five minutes, only to see it slip away in the fourth quarter. But…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOHN LARIVIERE - The chip on Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillards shoulder? It just got a couple sizes larger, with his summer cut from Team USA before its gold medal performance at the World Cup.
Oct 09, 2014

Driven by the doubters

by Kerry Eggers
Team USA's loss is Blazers' gain as Lillard starts third season If you happen upon the Moda Center tonight for the Trail Blazers’ preseason home opener against Utah, look closely at Damian…
Oct 09, 2014

Beavers get help devising game plan for post-athletic careers

by Kerry Eggers
Beyond Football prepares players for life after college CORVALLIS — A large portion of a college football program’s mission is to win games. Nobody would argue with that. At Oregon State, a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregons offense sputtered against Arizona last week, with quarterback Marcus Mariota trying a dangerous pitch to Charles Nelson at the end of one of his few rushing attempts.
Oct 09, 2014

Setbacks show Pac-12's depth of quality

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks among those scrambling to stay in playoff picture It takes some help from sports science, rather than simply watching players perform and looking into their eyes, but at least the Oregon…
Oct 09, 2014

JASON SAYS: Something's Bruin in Pasadena this weekend

by Jason Vondersmith
A lot of doom and gloomers are out there, regarding the Oregon Ducks, saying that the season could spiral downward under second-year coach Mark Helfrich. Don't count me as one of them, because…
Oct 09, 2014

Timbers take the fifth

by Stephen Alexander
Portland dominates San Jose in 3-0 victory Facing a depleted San Jose Earthquakes side with nothing to play for, the Portland Timbers did exactly what they needed to do Wednesday night. They…
Oct 09, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 9 Blazers: Game 2 of seven in the exhibition season for Portland, with Utah the opponent at Moda Center, 7 p.m. Prep football: Gresham-Central Catholic at Hillsboro Stadium, Grant…
Oct 09, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Winterhawks: A 6-2 loss Monday at Victoria dropped Portland’s Western Hockey League record to 1-6-0-1, worst in the Western Conference. Forward Nic Petan, the last Hawk back from NHL camps, made…
Oct 09, 2014

TV&Radio

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 9 Blazers: Utah at Portland, 7 p.m., KPOJ (620 AM) NFL: Indianapolis at Houston, 5:25 p.m., KGW (8), NFL, KXTG (750 AM) NHL: Anaheim at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m., Root Sports; Colorado…