Tuesday, April 1

Blazers: Portland had Monday off before taking on the faltering Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The Lake Show and Utah Jazz are basically at the bottom of the Western Conference — how times have changed. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center (TNT).

College baseball: Oregon State plays the Portland Pilots at Joe Etzel Field, 3 p.m. ... Oregon is in Spokane, Wash., to face Gonzaga, 6 p.m.

College softball: UC Santa Barbara visits the Oregon Ducks, 3 p.m. doubleheader.

Prep baseball: West Linn and Lincoln are scheduled to play at Sckavone Stadium, 4 p.m. ... In 4:30 p.m. games, Central Catholic is at McMinnville, Grant visits Wilsonville, Barlow is at Jesuit, Aloha takes on host Parkrose, La Salle is at Valley Catholic, Knappa is at Portland Christian, and Gaston is at Portland Lutheran/Portland Waldorf.

Prep softball: Nonleague games continue with Franklin at Wilsonville, Lincoln at Jesuit, Hermiston-Grant at Wilshire Park and Lake Oswego-Benson at Buckman Field, all 4 p.m.; LaSalle-Roosevelt at Delta Park, 4:30 p.m., and Cleveland at Liberty, 5 p.m. ... Knappa is at Portland Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Prep girls golf: The PIL 5A girls at Rose City, 3 p.m.

Prep boys golf: Lincoln competes at Pumpkin Ridge, 1 p.m.

Prep boys tennis: PIL matches at 4:15 p.m. are Madison at Wilson, Franklin at Cleveland and Roosevelt at Benson.

Prep girls tennis: Wilson is at Madison, Franklin is at Cleveland, and Benson goes to Roosevelt, all 4:15 p.m. ... St. Mary’s Academy has a girls match at David Douglas, 3:30 p.m.

Prep boys lacrosse: Wilsonville and Grant vie at Delta Park, 7 p.m. ... La Salle is at Newberg, 8 p.m. ... Central Catholic visits Southridge, 8 p.m.

Prep girls lacrosse: Southridge and Central Catholic have a nonleague game at Milwaukie, 5:30 p.m. ... Lakeridge and St. Mary’s Academy do battle at Buckman Field, 6 p.m. ... Cleveland goes to Hood River Valley, 7 p.m. ... Westview and Grant meet in a nonleague game at Delta Park, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2

College baseball: Portland travels to Seattle University for a 4 p.m. game. ... Oregon ends a two-day jaunt to Gonzaga with a 3 p.m. game against the Bulldogs.

College softball: UC Santa Barbara plays a makeup game at Oregon State, noon. ... Lewis & Clark makes up two Northwest Conference games with Puget Sound, traveling to Tacoma, Wash., for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

Prep baseball: In Portland Interscholastic League 5A games, Franklin is at Roosevelt, and Benson meets Cleveland at Sckavone Stadium, both 4:30 p.m. ... Also at 4:30 p.m., Grant plays at McMinnville, Wilson is at Sherwood, Milwaukie is at David Douglas, and Parkrose plays at Centennial.

Prep softball: Newberg is at David Douglas, 4:30 p.m. ... Hillsboro plays at Parkrose, 5 p.m.

Prep girls golf: PIL teams tee off at RedTail at 3 p.m. ... Central Catholic and St. Mary’s Academy play in a Mt. Hood Conference event at Gresham Golf Course, 1 p.m.

Prep track and field: The PIL varsity relays meet starts at 3:45 p.m. at Cleveland. ... The Three Rivers League relays, which include Grant, is 4 p.m. at Oregon City.

Prep boys tennis: Wilson plays at Grant, 4:15 p.m.

Prep girls tennis: Grant meets Wilson at Gabriel Park, 4:15 p.m. ... Cleveland is at Lake Oswego, 3:30 p.m. ... St. Mary’s Academy is at Oregon Episcopal School, 4:30 p.m.

Prep boys lacrosse: Lincoln is at West Linn, 8 p.m. ... OES travels to Tualatin, 8 p.m.

Prep girls lacrosse: OES and Central Catholic collide at Milwaukie, 7:30 p.m. ... Wilson is at Lincoln, 7:45 p.m.


April 1, 1964

Kevin Duckworth

(died Aug. 25, 2008)

The former Blazers center, born in Harvey, Ill., spent 1987-93 with Portland, one of his five NBA stops from 1986-97. He was voted the league’s most improved player in 1988 and earned All-Star Game berths in 1989 and 1991.

April 1, 1981

George Wrighster

(age 33)

The former Oregon Ducks tight end was born on this day in Memphis, Tenn. He was a fourth-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003 and caught 94 passes for 850 yards and nine touchdowns in six seasons with the club.

April 1, 1988

Robin Lopez

(age 26)

The Blazers’ current starting center was born in North Hollywood, Calif., and played for San Joaquin Memorial High in Fresno.


April 1-2, 1968

• The Cleveland Indians say they’ll keep their Triple-A farm club in Portland, and not move the team to Tucson, Ariz., despite the imminent addition of Seattle to the American League. Indians GM Gabe Paul says that even if 5,000 to 10,000 Portlanders go to Seattle for MLB games, it won’t hurt Beavers attendance — and might even whet the appetites of Rose City diamond fans. “Baseball is like eating peanuts,” Paul says. “The more you eat, the more you want.”

• The Portland Adanacs are gearing up for their inaugural pro indoor lacrosse season this summer at Memorial Coliseum.

• The Portland Interscholastic League baseball season gets underway, with Cleveland (second in the state in 1967), talent-laden Madison and Grant the top contenders.

The head coaches are Ole Johnson, Benson; Jack Dunn, Cleveland; Walt Buckiewicz, Franklin; Roy Harrington, Grant; Mike Kelley, Jackson; Andy Pienovi, Jefferson; John Ryan, Lincoln; Dick McClain, Madison; Vince Pesky, Marshall; Stan Bozich, Roosevelt; Robert Wendel, Washington; and Bob McFarlane, Wilson.

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