OSAA 4A: Mazama reaches state title game for first time

CORVALLIS, Ore. — While it wasn’t in as dominating fashion as the quarterfinal win the previous night, the Mazama Vikings carried the lead from start to finish to defeat Cascade 54-39 in the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championships semifinals. The win moves the Vikings into the state title match-up for the first time...
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OSAA 4A: With one more win, Mazama makes first-ever title appearance

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A dominating performance by the No. 1-ranked Mazama Vikings highlighted the opening day of the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championships in Corvallis. Mazama built an 18-point halftime lead into a 76-37 win over Brookings-Harbor in the quarterfinals. The win was impressive by itself, but became even more so after the...
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Wazzu upsets No. 23 UCLA 73-61; Oregon controls destiny

PULLMAN, Wash. – No. 23 UCLA rolled into Pullman on Wednesday night as the hottest team in the Pac-12, and the Bruins hadn’t lost here since 1993. They rolled out of town as 73-61 losers to last-place Washington State, a defeat that seriously damaged the Bruins’ hopes of winning the conference title. ”The lesson learned...
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Grizzlies 91, Trail Blazers 85

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Marc Gasol had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Jerryd Bayless scored all 13 of his points in the final 13 minutes, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers 91-85 on Wednesday night. Memphis, which won its second straight and 10th in the last 11, rallied from 17 points down in...
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49ers release kicker David Akers

SAN FRANCISCO – On top of the NFL one season, out the door the next. The San Francisco 49ers released six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers on Wednesday, ending a two-year run of record-breaking highs and frustrating lows. General Manager Trent Baalke thanked Akers in a statement, calling the kicker a ”true professional who represented...
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OSAA 4A: Mazama cruises to quarterfinal win

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The top-ranked Mazama Vikings had few problems in their 76-37 quarterfinal win over Brookings-Harbor at Gill Coliseum. Mazama (25-2) advances to Thursday afternoon’s semifinals, seeking its fist-ever state championship appearance. Caileigh Smith finished with a double-double 18 points and 13 rebounds, contributing to Mazama’s early start with seven points in the...
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Corkhill named OIT golf coach

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Longtime Basin golf coach Jeff Corkhill has been named the first golf coach for Oregon Tech. He spent 19 years coaching the Henley High School golf programs, where the team made 10-straight state championship appearances. Oregon Tech athletic director Mike Schell told “I know Coach Corkill is up for...
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OSAA 4A: Mazama finalizes plan for state tournament opener

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After departing for Corvallis Tuesday, the Mazama Vikings girls basketball team are ready to open play at the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championships this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Head coach Joy Lease has family in the area, so the team avoided the host venue Gill Coliseum on Tuesday night and...
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Timbers’ Zizzo undergoes successful surgery

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers Tuesday announced that midfielder Sal Zizzo underwent successful surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. The procedure was performed by Timbers Director of Medicine Dr. Richard Edelson at Sports Medicine Oregon in Tigard, Ore. Zizzo, who sustained the injury Monday in training, is expected...
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OSAA 4A: Mazama departs for state tournament

The Mazama Vikings girls basketball team was the focus of a pep assembly Tuesday morning before departing for the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championships in Corvallis. The Vikings will play Brookings-Harbor on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals, needing two straight wins to play in their first-ever state title game. The quarterfinal...
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