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Oregon sports history

Feb. 4, 1984: Winterhawks, preps, horses in the news


The Portland Winter Hawks (two words in those days) receive a five-year extension on their lease at Memorial Coliseum. This guarantees the Western Hockey League team a home through the 1991-92 season and, according to president and general manager Brian Shaw, gives Portland a chance to bid to host another Memorial Cup.

In high school basketball, Marshall gets 25 points from Robert Key and beats Roosevelt 70-64 to stay in a four-way tie for first place in the Portland Interscholastic League. Marshall, Benson, Grant and Jefferson are 3-0.

The PIL girls lead is shared by Marshall and Wilson, both 4-0. Vicki Channel scores 16 points as Wilson defeats Franklin 67-38, and Marshall's Anne Backus tallies 15 points as the Minutemaids down Roosevelt 63-23.

At Portland Meadows, horsemen are pleading with the Oregon Racing Commission to issue a race meet license to Brush Prairie, Wash., businessman Gifford W/ "Sonny" Meling, despite controversies over Meling's history of financial problems and his potential $1.2 million loan from Servomation Corp., a concessions company in Stamford, Ct.