BY RANDY ADAMS
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TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019
The Oregon Ducks football team held an introductory press conference for new defensive coordinator Andy Avalos yesterday afternoon.
Ducks coach Mario Cristobal and Avalos were both present. Cristobal said he attended the Nike coaches clinic in Portland last weekend, and he pushed back start of spring practice to Saturday to allow for more install of defense before starting on the field.
For his part, Avalos said the tradition of Oregon was what attracted him to the job.
He added “there’s been a long line of coaches that have come from Oregon to Boise State where I formally was. And the brand, the excitement here that coach Cristobal is bringing. I think there’s a lot that coach is doing and it’s a very exciting place to be right now. I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Blazers in action tonight. After playing six games over the course of two weeks on the road, the Portland Trail Blazers (39-24) finish up one of their longest road trips in franchise history in Memphis with a tilt versus the Grizzlies (25-40) at FedEx Forum. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Tuesday’s game marks the third of four meetings between the Trail Blazers and the Grizzlies during the 2018-19 season. The season series is tied, 1-1.
Hear the game on 106.5FM/ 1240AM CBS Sports Radio The Winner, KRJW.
After 10 sterling performances, the Oregon State Beavers Baseball Team turned in its first clunker of the Pat Bailey era.
The sixth-ranked Beavers grounded into five double plays and amassed just three hits Sunday afternoon as West Virginia salvaged the three-game non-conference series with a 2-0 shutout before a Goss Stadium crowd of 3,588. It was Oregon State’s (10-1) first loss since the 2018 College World Series.
Oregon State is ranked number 4 in the nation.
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019
The Henley Hornets boys basketball team are the lone remaining high school basketball program in the Basin still in state competition, thanks to a 59-49 win at home Friday night against Philomath.
The Hornets meet Stayton in the Class 4A quarterfinals in Forest Grove Thursday night. The Henley girls nearly pulled off a big upset on the road Saturday, but lost to North Marion 48-45, and the Mazama boys saw their season end as well this weekend with a 53-26 loss at Woodburn.
The Portland Trail Blazers used a 15-3 run in the fourth quarter, sparked by recent addition Rodney Hood, to come away with a 118-108 victory versus the Charlotte Hornets in front of a crowd of 18,355 Sunday afternoon at the Spectrum Center.
The Trail Blazers are now 39-24 overall, 16-16 away from the Moda Center and 19-5 versus teams from the Eastern Conference. The Trail Blazers have now swept the season series 2-0 versus the Hornets and are 5-1 on their current seven-game road trip.
Portland now sits at third place in the Western Conference, five games behind the Warriors for first and 3.5 games behind the Nuggets for second.
Portland wraps up the longest road trip in team history against Memphis tomorrow afternoon.
The Arizona State Sun Devils turned back Oregon State 74-71 in Pac 12 play on Sunday at Gill Coliseum. The win secures ASU (20-9, 11-6) the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament to be held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas beginning March 13.
Oregon Tech snapped a five game losing streak with a 15-7 game to win over Corban University after the Owls dropped game one 10-8 Sunday afternoon at Volcanoes Stadium.
The Owls move to 6-13 on the year and 2-6 in NAIA-West play with the Warriors moving to 3-1 in the NAIA-West and 5-11-1 overall.
Oregon Tech will next head to Santa Barbara, California for a 4-game series with Westmont College on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10.
After 23 games on the road to open the season the Owls will have their home opener March 16 & 17 hosting the University of British Columbia for a 4-game series at Kiger Stadium.