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NAIA: Northwest advances

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Northwest University advanced to the second round of the NAIA Div. II Men’s Basketball Championship, leading early to win 79-71 and eliminating defending champion Cornerstone. The Eagles built nearly a 20-point halftime lead before fighting off a late Cornerstone rally to advance to Friday’s round of 16 against Northwestern (Iowa)....
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Henley, Mazama open girls state basketball

CORVALLIS, Ore. — At the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championship in Corvallis, Henley opens up with Tillamook at 3:15 PM followed by Mazama against Banks at 6:30 PM. It is the quarterfinals round. Link: Complete OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championship bracket
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Owls in Branson – Tuesday

BRANSON, Mo. – The Oregon Tech Hustin’ Owls spent an hour of its first full day in Branson at the junior high school practicing for its opening round opponent. Lourdes University will meet Oregon Tech at 10:00 AM Pacific Time Thursday (broadcast at 9:30 AM on 92.5-FM KLAD) and freshman Fred Corpening enjoyed getting floor...
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Batum has 19 in Blazers’ 86-74 win over Hornets

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nicolas Batum scored 19 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak with an 86-74 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge, who had just two points and three rebounds in the first half, finished with 10 points and 11 boards for Portland, which...
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Follow the Owls trip to Branson

Keep up with the Owls on The KLAD Wake-Up Crew and 960 the Sports Legend will be posting updates through our Twitter Blog. Let us know what you want to see by texting the Legend Line at 541-205-9066 or email us at
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Encore Goofing Around at Lunch Mar. 5

As we prepare for Goofing Around from Branson, all week from the NAIA Div. II Men’s Basketball Championship, there will be an encore of last Friday’s Goofing Around at Lunch on 960 the Sports Legend. We talk with Andre Smith, the head coach of Oregon Tech’s first round opponent, Lourdes University (Ohio), plus Mazama...
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Newport eliminates Mazama boys

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Mazama Vikings boys basketball team couldn’t punch its ticket to the OSAA 4A State Championship final site tournament, losing at Newport 73-60 Saturday night. The loss ended the Vikings postseason, which began with a win to surpass regular season No. 3 Skyline finisher Klamath Union to claim the same spot...
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Love has 42 points as Wolves prevail over Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. — While there was certainly some pride at play in the way Kevin Love attacked the team he grew up watching, more than anything he just wanted the Timberwolves to win one against the Portland Trail Blazers.   Love, who grew up just south of the Rose Garden in Lake Oswego, had...
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Mazama, Henley on to state

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Henley and Mazama each won in Friday’s opening round of the OSAA 4A Girls Basketball State Championship. Henley beat La Grande 67-51 to advance to next week’s final site tournament in Corvallis at Gill Coliseum. Mazama also won, beating Crook County 64-38. The Vikings are returning to Oregon State University...
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Shortened spring forces Mariners to adjust

PEORIA, Ariz. – This hasn’t been a typical spring for the Seattle Mariners, who got off to an early start and have worked through a condensed schedule as they prepare to open the regular season in Japan. They crammed four intrasquad games into five days this week to try to give players as much game...
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