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HS Round-up: Lost River to state semis

The Lost River Raiders are into the OSAA 2A Football State Championship semifinals, facing Portland Christian Saturday at Cottage Grove High School. Lost River beat Grant Union of John Day 26-20 in overtime Saturday to advance. Portland Christian upset Heppner 21-6 to move into the final four. At the 1A level, Triad was playing for...
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No. 5 Oregon is down but not out

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon still has a chance, however slight, to make it to the national championship game. The Ducks are just going to need some help. OK, a lot of help. First, the fifth-ranked Ducks have to beat rival Oregon State in the Civil War next Saturday. That’s a challenge, because the game...
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No. 15 Oregon St. 62, California 14

CORVALLIS, Ore. — This was quite the return for Sean Mannion. Mannion passed for 325 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 15 Oregon State routed California 62-14 on Saturday night in what could be Jeff Tedford’s final game as the Golden Bears’ coach. Markus Wheaton had seven catches for 99 yards for the Beavers...
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Trail Blazers 102, Bulls 94

PORTLAND, Ore. — Wesley Matthews was kind of taken aback when he was told that Portland’s last three-game winning streak came in the Trail Blazers’ first three games of last season. The Blazers had been unable to string a trio of wins together since then until Sunday night, when they beat the Chicago Bulls...
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Agenda: Football playoffs and girls soccer title match

There are two Basin teams remaining in the OSAA Football State Championship brackets – both are in the bottom two classifications. Triad sees a rematch with St. Paul on Saturday (960 the Sports Legend – 12:45 p.m.). While the first game was a 70-28 St. Paul win, Triad coach Kyle Petrik says his team...
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Alabama 65, Oregon St. 62

NEW YORK — Alabama appeared to be in control of the game. The Crimson Tide was hitting 3-pointers and forcing turnovers while building a 15-point lead over Oregon State. Things changed in a hurry as the cushion started to disappear and the Beavers suddenly started taking care of the ball. Even though Oregon State...
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Running backs the focus for Oregon, Stanford

The Oregon Ducks are the top-rated team in the Associated Press poll, hosting No. 14 Stanford at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. Oregon has won the last two meetings by more than 20 points and Stanford head coach David Shaw was asked this week if his team has an Oregon problem when it came to...
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Hosanna’s Thompson reviews the volleyball season

Hosanna Christian claimed the fourth place trophy at last weekend’s 1A OSAA Volleyball State Championship at Ridgeview High School in Redmond. Head coach Sue Thompson says her team recovered nicely from an opening match loss to win the consolation bracket. Thompson recalls some of the more memorable moments for her team.
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Smith practices in non-contact jersey

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Alex Smith insists it’s too early to guess whether he will return from a concussion in time to start at quarterback in San Francisco’s key Monday night NFC showdown against the Chicago Bears. The decision is not up to him, anyway. Smith went through position work with the NFC West-leading...
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Affeldt, Giants complete 3-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeremy Affeldt wanted some job security — and the reliable reliever got it. The left-hander and the World Series champion San Francisco Giants completed an $18 million, three-year contract Wednesday. Bobby Evans, the team’s vice president of baseball operations, said the deal had been finalized to keep Affeldt in the Bay...
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