Tuesday, Sept. 2

Prep boys soccer: Cleveland plays host to Oregon Episcopal School, 7 p.m.

Prep girls soccer: Grant visits Oregon Episcopal School, 6 p.m.

Prep volleyball: The Portland Interscholastic League season begins with four matches: Wilson at Franklin, Grant at Cleveland, Madison at Lincoln, and Roosevelt at Benson. ... Central Catholic’s opener is a home match vs. West Albany, 6 p.m.

Baseball: The Class A Northwest League playoffs begin today.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Prep girls soccer: Franklin is at home against Silverton, 4:15 p.m.

Prep cross country: Central Catholic, St. Mary’s Academy and David Douglas are among the teams in the first Mt. Hood Conference face-off of the season, at Centennial, 4 p.m.

Baseball: The Class A Northwest League playoffs move into their second day.

Sports birthday

Sept. 3, 1973: Damon Stoudamire (age 41). The Wilson High graduate was a 5-10 guard in the NBA for 13 seasons. He began with Toronto, which drafted him No. 7 overall in 1995. In 1997, he came to the Trail Blazers via trade. Stoudamire played with the Blazers through the 2004-05 season before finishing his career with Memphis and San Antonio. He averaged 13.4 points per game in his career.

Oregon sports history

Sept. 2, 1957

Multnomah Stadium (now Providence Park) draws a crowd of 14,600 for a major event — even bigger than a soccer game.

Elvis Presley performs, stepping on stage at about 10 p.m., and singing hits such as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog,” and “ (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear.”

The crowd of mostly teenagers is described as very typically Portland: noisy, but orderly. No one attempts to rush the star, making the night’s job relatively easy.

Before the concert, Elvis holds a news conference at the adjacent Multnomah Athletic Club, answering questions on a variety of topics from the media and selected fans. His pasty skin is natural, he informs, and he wears sideburns because as a kid he admired truck drivers who wore them.

Elsewhere in the Portland sports scene on Monday, Sept. 2, 1957:

A young fireballer named Mickey Lolich pitches Portland’s Bradford Clothiers into the Little League World Series at Billings, Mont. Lolich goes the distance in a 4-3 victory against a team from Phoenix at Hastings, Neb.

The Salem Senators drop the nightcap of a Northwest League doubleheader 5-4 at the Tri-City Braves, despite a grand slam by Jack Dunn.

Popular Portland Beavers outfielder Luis Marquez wins an 85-pound Arkansas watermelon — yes, an 85-pound Arkansas watermelon — by being the first Bevo to homer in a Pacific Coast League road doubleheader at the Los Angeles Angels. The Beavers sweep the twinbill, by the way.

And the Portland State College football team is expecting 35 players on Sept. 3, 1957, for the first preseason practice.

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