Original Trail Blazer LeRoy Ellis passes away

PORTLAND, Ore. – Former Portland Trail Blazers center/forward LeRoy Ellis passed away today in Portland at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer. “LeRoy Ellis was a very important member of the first Trail Blazers team and was a very high-class individual,” said Trail Blazers Founder and President Emeritus Harry Glickman....
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Beavers bested by LSU; broadcast Sunday at 11 a.m.

BATON ROUGE, La. – Ryan Dunn drove in the Oregon State’s lone run as the Beavers dropped an NCAA Regional game to No. 1 seed LSU, 7-1, Saturday night in front of 10,367 at Alex Box Stadium. The Beavers must now play Louisiana-Monroe Sunday at 11:37 a.m. to advance to the first of two...
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Bend rallies to defeat Gems in opener

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Many from the Basin turned out to Kiger Stadium Friday night to watch the 2012 season opener for Klamath Falls Gems baseball. There were smiles. There were eats. There was almost a win. At the end of nine innings though, the Bend Elks (1-0) had more runs despite being outhit...
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Ducks win regional opener in ninth

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the fifth-seeded Ducks defeated Austin Peay 6-5 Friday night in the Eugene Regional at PK Park. The Ducks will move on to play 12th-ranked and the Regional’s No. 2 seed Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at 6 pm...
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OSU baseball edges Belmont to open regional play

BATON ROUGE, La. – Ryan Barnes safety squeeze in the sixth inning proved to be the game-winner and propel the 16th-ranked Oregon State baseball team to a 2-1 win over Belmont in the opening game of the Baton Rouge Regional Friday at Alex Box Stadium. Joey Matthews doubled to open the sixth and moved...
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Mike Keck Award winners announced

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Mike Keck Memorial Scholarship winners for 2012 were presented on Wednesday and both are from Henley High School. Dick Ledgerwood is part of the 10-member committee, which selected Zorg Loustalet and Elle Morgan the winners. Loustalet was outstanding in wrestling and cross country, while Morgan is three sport standout...
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Gems season opener tonight

The Klamath Falls Gems begin the 2012 West Coast League season with a home games Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at Kiger Stadium. There are many new faces this year, from head coach Josh Hogan and assistant head coach Billy Clontz to a roster of first year players. One is Washington State to Mount...
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Cascade Conference crowds first Learfield spring standings

LA GRANDE, Ore. – With the 2011-12 academic year almost complete, the first Spring Learfield Standings have been released, and several Cascade Collegiate Conference teams made the list. The conference has Concordia (10th overall – 594.25 points), The College of Idaho (20th overall – 434.00 points), Southern Oregon (26th overall – 379.50 points), Eastern...
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Monster bats for Mariners to beat Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas – Justin Smoak and the Seattle Mariners made everyone forget they’re one of the worst hitting teams in baseball. Smoak hit two three-run homers against his former team and the Mariners used a pair of early eight-run innings to rout the Texas Rangers for the second straight game, winning 21-8 Wednesday night.  ...
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Brewers beat Dodgers; Kemp reinjured

LOS ANGELES – John Axford is heading toward another huge season for the Milwaukee Brewers – if he doesn’t get burned out in the process. Axford recorded his third save in three days and 10th in 11 chances this season, pitching a hitless ninth inning to close out a 6-3 win for Yovani Gallardo over...
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