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Sports News with Randy Adams, Basin Life Magazine

BY RANDY ADAMS

Randy Adams has been covering local Klamath Basin sports for 40 years and is the voice of the Henley Hornets and Mazama Vikings on radio at 106.5 / 1240AM The Winner CBS Sports Radio and 102.5 / 1450AM KFLS.  Hear his daily morning show on Sunny 107!             
Randy Adams has been covering local Klamath Basin sports for 40 years and is the voice of the Henley Hornets and Mazama Vikings on radio at 106.5 / 1240AM The Winner CBS Sports Radio and 102.5 / 1450AM KFLS.  Hear his daily morning show on Sunny 107!
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FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019

In high school basketball in the class 2A tournament in Pendleton last night Western Christian of Salem defeated Lost River 73 to 42 in first-round boys action.

Lost River trailed by just 6 at halftime 29-23 but the Pioneers we’re too much in the second half. Lost River now meets Santiam high school in a semifinal at 10:30 this morning. You can hear that game on Kix 96.

The Henley Boys host Philomath and the Mazama boys are in Woodburn in the first round of the class 4A basketball playoffs tonight.

The Henley game will be on 1240 AM. 106.5 FM The Winner and Mazama on kfls news radio 1450 AM 102.5 FM. Both games scheduled for 7 p.m. kickoff. Should the teams win they will advance to the quarterfinals and the final site of the tournament at Pacific University in Forest Grove next weekend.

The Triad Timberwolves were eliminated from the class 1a consolation bracket yesterday losing to Damascus Christian at Baker High School.

The Portland Trail Blazers have won four games in a row and we’ll try to make it five on their current road trip against the Toronto Raptors tonight. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m.

The Oregon Ducks defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils in the next to the last regular-season game in the Pac-12 last night 79 to 51. Oregon is currently jockeying for position in the Pac-12 to increase their status in the standings to give them a better seed for the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas next week. They will wrap up the season against Arizona this weekend. 

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019

The Portland Trail Blazers remained undefeated on their post All-Star break road trip with a 97-92 victory versus the Celtics in front of a sellout crowd of 18,624 at TD Garden in Boston.

The Trail Blazers are now 38-23 overall.  The Trail Blazers remain in fourth in the Western Conference standings and are five games behind the first-place Warriors but just a half game behind the third-place Thunder.

The Trail Blazers now head to the Great White North to face the Raptors Friday night in Toronto. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. 

The official bracket for the 2019 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship was released Wednesday afternoon.

No. 25 Oregon Tech will play its first round contest on Wednesday, March 6th, at 3:30 pm CST (1:30 pm Pacific) against No. 8 Marian(Ind.) the tournament will be held in Sioux City, Iowa for the 22ndstraight season – the longest streak of any current championship host at the Tyson Events Center from March 6-12.   

Meanwhile, The official bracket for the 2019 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship was released Wednesday afternoon. No. 8 Oregon Tech (24-7) will play its first round contest on Wednesday, March 6th, at 9:45 pm CST (7:45 pm Pacific) against the University of Antelope Valley (16-12) at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Triad HS lost their opening game in the OSAA Class 1A tournament at Baker City last night to Trinity Lutheran, 52-41.  The Timberwolves meet Damascus Christian in the consolation bracket this morning. 

Tonight, Lost River opens state tournament play with a matchup against Westside Christian in Pendleton.  That game is slated for 8:15pm and you can hear that game on KIX 96 (KFLS-FM), 96.5.

 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019

It’s never wise to read too much into early Spring Training results, but Marco Gonzales certainly has looked like the pitcher the Mariners are willing to build their young rotation around with a strong three-inning start in Tuesday’s 4-4 tie with the Rangers at Peoria Stadium.

The 27-year-old southpaw allowed just a lone single and one walk in a scoreless outing that certainly didn’t hurt his chances of earning an Opening Day start when Seattle travels to Japan next month to face the A’s.

Mariners manager Scott Servais has yet to officially announce his regular-season rotation, but with James Paxton traded to the Yankees and longtime ace Felix Hernandez coming off the worst season of his career, Gonzales appears a logical choice.

Oregon Tech will send its largest contingent ever to the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships this week February 28 – March 2, 2019 in Brookings, South Dakota at Dakota State University.

Headed to the Championships on the women’s side will be, Cindy Reed in the 5K as she currently has the 4th fastest time in qualifying at 17:38.33, Susie Garza and Danielle De Castro in the 1K, and the entire OIT Women’s DMR team consisting of De Castro (1200M), Amber Von Essen (400M), Delani Dietrich (800M), and Garza (1600M).
 
Representing the OIT men are, Chris Ramirez in the 1K as he has the 3rd fastest time in the NAIA entering the Championships, and Hunter Drops in Pole Vault.

The Oregon Ducks football team this fall will have found their new defensive coordinator.   Oregon is set to hire Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos for the same position with the Ducks, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

Avalos’ hire complete Oregon’s coaching staff, which also saw the departures of outside linebackers coach Cort Dennison and wide receivers coach Michael Johnson, who were replaced by Ken Wilson and Jovon Bouknight, respectively.

TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2019

Klamath Basin Basketball Playoff Schedule

We have four local teams involved in state playoff games!

THURSDAY, Feb. 28th
Lost River’s boys open state play Thursday night at 8:30 in Pendleton.  All games can be heard on KIX 96 as 96.5FM.

FRIDAY, Feb. 29th
The Mazama HS boys will be at Woodburn and the Henley HS boys will play at home against Philomath.  A win sends them to Portland next week.  Mazama will be on KFLS 1450AM/102.5FM,  and Henley on THE WINNER CBS Sports Radio at 1240AM/106.5FM. 

Saturday, The Henley HS girls are at North Marion.  We will carry that game on KFLS 1450AM /102.5FM.  Good luck to all the teams!

Blazers Over Cavaliers

After the Portland Trail Blazers started a seven-game road trip with two comfortable wins against quality opponents, the third leg Monday night in Cleveland versus the Cavaliers, owners of the third-worst record in the NBA, had significant “trap game” potential.

That potential was nearly realized.

Despite scoring the first 14 points of the game and leading by 23 at the intermission from three, the Trail Blazers nearly fouled and fumbled the game away in the second half before going on a late fourth-quarter run to come away with a 123-110 victory in front of a sellout crowd in Cleveland.

The Trail Blazers are now 37-23 overall, 13-15 away from the Moda Center, 17-4 versus teams from the Eastern Conference and 3-0 to start their seven-game trip. Portland has won four in a row and have secured a 2-0 sweep of the season series versus the Cavaliers .

Next up, the Trail Blazers head back to the eastern seaboard to face the Boston Celtics at TD Banknorth Arena Wednesday night.

Oregon Tech  scored 8-runs over the final three innings for an 8-6 win in game one, then dropped game two by a score of 7-6 on the way to an NAIA –West split with College of Idaho (9-11, 3-1 NAIA-West) Monday at Wolfe Field in Caldwell yesterday.

The Owls will travel to Portland, Ore. next weekend for a Friday game at Lewis & Clark College starting at 2:00 pm then will travel south to Salem for doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday at Corban University.
 

 Oregon Tech Athletics will host a farewell for its NAIA National Tournament-bound basketball players with a send-off on Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the College Union on the Oregon Tech campus.

The free event is open to the entire Hustlin’ Owl community, and will include light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Everyone who attends will be entered into a free raffle for some great Oregon Tech gear. Free posters will be given out to all kids with an autograph session to follow with the OIT players.

Oregon State softball coach Laura Berg has landed an important side gig, as Monday she was appointed to the 2019 USA Softball women’s national team coaching staff.

Berg, whose Beavers are off to a 12-2 start this season, joins a national staff that include head coach Ken Eriksen of South Florida, Howard Dobson of Louisiana State and Tairia Flower of Cal State-Northridge.

The national team will play in a number of international events this year as it prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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