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...
Keep Reading »

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...
Keep Reading »
Hosanna VB

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.
Keep Reading »
logo - san francisco 49ers forty niners

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...
Keep Reading »
San Francisco Giants

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...
Keep Reading »

Mazama girls soccer advance to state title match

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Hannah Reynolds scored twice as the Mazama Vikings built a 3-0 halftime lead before adding another in the second for a 4-0 shutout win over Philomath in the OSAA 4A Girls Soccer State Championship semifinals. Kylie Durant and Kaitlin Crowell had tallies as well. Link: OSAA 4A Girls Soccer State...
Keep Reading »
Hootie 2

Owls bust open a win against Multnomah

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls are now 4-1 after an 86-64 win over Multnomah University. A rebounding margin of 49-23 and double digit scoring from Mahijlo Matic and David Clarke helped the Owls distance themselves with a 21-5 run in the second half. Clarke, returning from a hand injury, made...
Keep Reading »

Trail Blazers 103, Kings 86

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Modest and unassuming off the court, Damian Lillard has no problem taking charge when placed in a leadership role for the Portland Trail Blazers. The rookie point guard led the way Tuesday night in a game the Blazers needed badly for morale purposes. Lillard had 22 points and nine assists to...
Keep Reading »
logo_oregon ducks o

Stanford-Oregon Preview

Oregon has moved atop the rankings thanks to its continued dominance of the Pac-12. It’s something that Stanford is well aware of. The top-ranked Ducks can stretch their program-best win streak to 14 games and clinch the conference’s North Division crown when they host the No. 14 Cardinal on Saturday night.
Keep Reading »

California-Oregon St. Preview

Oregon State went unbeaten in its first six games before dropping two of three. A visit from struggling California could help the Beavers pick up some much-needed steam. With a matchup against the country’s top team – and their biggest rival – looming, Oregon State will first try to take care of business Saturday...
Keep Reading »