Thursday, March 27

Blazers: Portland's next-to-last stop on an Eastern Conference road trip is at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. PT, (CSNNW).

Prep baseball: Wilson is at Sierra in San Mateo, Calif., 4 p.m. … Cleveland has a game against Willamette in the Salem-Keizer tourney at Volcanoes Stadium, 9 a.m. … Benson plays at South Salem, 10 a.m. … Portland Christian meets St. John's (Ariz.) at 8 p.m. PT in the Salt River Classic in Arizona.

Prep softball: Madison is in a tournament at Canby.

College baseball: Lewis & Clark ends its two days at the Tucson (Ariz.) Invitational with an 11 a.m. PT doubleheader against Lawrence.

College softball: George Fox plays host to Lewis & Clark in a NWC noon doubleheader.

College track and field: Portland State will have athletes competing today through Saturday at the Victor Lopez Classic in Houston. … Oregon sends its teams to the San Diego Invitational, which runs through Saturday. … Warner Pacific is at the Mt. Hood Community College Multi Meet.

College men's tennis: Portland plays visiting Hawaii, 9 a.m. … Portland State is at Nebraska-Omaha, 8 a.m. PT.

College sand volleyball: Oregon's maiden season, which lasts only 23 days, has the Ducks in Los Angeles for two matches. UO will play USC at 4:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks) and Cal State Northridge at 6 p.m.

Friday, March 28

Blazers: Portland's road trip ends at Chicago, 5 p.m. PT (CSNNW).

Thorns: Portland's women's soccer preseason opener takes place at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz., against the Arizona Wildcats, 7 p.m. PT.

Winterhawks: If necessary, Game 5 of the Portland-Vancouver series will be played at Moda Center, 7 p.m.

Prep baseball: Madison visits The Dalles-Wahtonka, 1 p.m. … Cleveland plays McMinnville at 4:30 p.m. in the Salem-Keizer tourney at Volcanoes Stadium. … La Salle Prep is at Stayton, 4 p.m. … Portland Christian plays twice at the Salt River Classic in Arizona, facing Sierra (Ariz.) at noon PT and Phoenix (Ariz.) Christian at 2 p.m. PT.

Prep softball: Madison visits Woodburn, 2 p.m.

College baseball: Oregon State kicks off a series at Arizona, 7 p.m. PT (Pac-12 Networks). … Oregon is at Stanford for the first of three weekend games, 6 p.m. … Portland opens a West Coast Conference road series at Pepperdine, 3 p.m. … Concordia welcomes Corban to Porter Park for a 2 p.m. Cascade Collegiate Conference game.

College softball: Portland State's second Big Sky series is at Erv Lind Stadium against North Dakota, with a 4 p.m. doubleheader today. … The Oregon-Washington conference series begins with a 3 p.m. clash at Eugene (Pac-12 Networks). … Cal visits Oregon State, 1 p.m. … Oregon Tech and Concordia play two games at Delta Park, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

College track and field: Portland State will have athletes competing through Saturday at the Victor Lopez Classic in Houston. … Oregon is at Day Two of the San Diego Invitational. … Warner Pacific is entered in the Mt. Hood CC Multi Meet.

College men's golf: The Oregon Ducks begin a three-day stint at The Goodwin, a tournament at Stanford University Golf Course.

College women's golf: Portland State tees it up today and Saturday in the Mountain View Collegiate, hosted by Missouri, at Mountain View Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.

College men's tennis: Portland has an 11 a.m. home match with WCC foe Saint Mary's. … Oregon takes on USC at Eugene, 1:30 p.m.

College women's tennis: UP and Saint Mary's play at Moraga, Calif., 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 29

Timbers: Portland's fourth game of the 32-game MLS regular season is 5:30 p.m. PT at FC Dallas (Root Sports).

Prep baseball: Wilson is at Roseburg, 1 p.m. … Portland Christian has noon and 7 p.m. games scheduled against opponents to be determined in the Salt River Classic in Arizona.

Prep softball: Madison goes to Woodburn, 2 p.m.

College baseball: Oregon continues its Pac-12 series at Stanford, 2 p.m. … Oregon State faces Arizona, 4 p.m. PT (Pac-12 Networks). … The middle game of the UP-Pepperdine series is 1 p.m. at Malibu, Calif. … Lewis & Clark opens a Northwest Conference series at Whitman with a noon doubleheader. … Concordia and Corban clash in Cascade College Conference play, with a doubleheader that starts at 2 p.m.

College softball: Portland State and North Dakota wrap up their three-game conference series with a 1 p.m. game at Erv Lind Stadium. … Oregon takes on visiting Washington, 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks). … Oregon State plays host to Cal for the second straight day, 1 p.m. … Lewis & Clark is at home against the Pacific Boxers for a noon NWC twinbill. … Southern Oregon goes to Delta Park to meet Cascade Collegiate Conference rival Concordia at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

College track and field: The men and women from Portland, Portland State Lewis & Clark and Concordia, along with the Oregon State women, compete at the Willamette Invitational in Salem. … Portland State runs in the final day of the Victor Lopez Classic at Houston. … Oregon wraps up competition in the San Diego Invitational.

College men's golf: Oregon plays round two of the 54-hole Goodwin tourney at Stanford.

College men's tennis: Portland is at home against WCC rival University of the Pacific, 11 a.m. … Portland State plays North Dakota, 11 a.m. PT, and South Dakota State, 3 p.m. PT, both at Grand Forks, N.D. … Oregon battles UCLA at Eugene, 11:30 a.m.

College women's tennis: Portland is at Pacific in Stockton, Calif., 11 a.m.

College rowing: The Oregon State men and women are in the Pac-12 Women's Challenge at Redwood Shores, Wash. .. Lewis & Clark's men and women are at the Daffodil Cup Regatta at American Lake near Tacoma, Wash.

College acrobatics and tumbling: The Oregon Ducks' defending national champions compete against Baylor in Waco, Texas, 4:30 p.m. PT.

Sunday, March 30

Blazers: Portland returns to Moda Center to face the Memphis Grizzlies, 6 p.m. (KGW 8, NBA TV).

Thorns: Portland's second and final women's soccer preseason game is against Arizona State at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz., 2 p.m. PT.

Winterhawks: If necessary, Game 6 of the Portland-Vancouver series will take place at Pacific Coliseum, 7 p.m.

College baseball: Oregon State and Arizona have their finale at noon in Tucson, Ariz. (Pac-12 Networks). … Oregon wraps up its series at Stanford with a 1 p.m. game. … Portland and Pepperdine wrap up their three-game WCC series with a 1 p.m. game on the Waves' diamond. … Lewis & Clark is at Whitman for Game 3 of three; first pitch is at noon. … The four-game Corban-at-Concordia series concludes with an 11 a.m. game at Porter Park on the Cavaliers' campus in Northeast Portland.

College softball: Oregon and Washington finish their three-game series at Eugene, 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks). … OSU and Cal tangle for the third and final time, noon, in Corvallis. … Lewis & Clark and Pacific have a noon doubleheader on the Pioneers' diamond.

College men's golf: Oregon embarks on the final round of The Goodwin, a three-day event hosted by Stanford.

College women's tennis: Portland visits UC Davis for a nonleague match, 10 a.m.

College lacrosse: Oregon is at Cincinnati, 9 a.m. PT.

College rowing: The University of Portland women compete in the Cascade Sprints at Lakewood, Wash.

Monday, March 31

Prep baseball: Wilson and Lincoln are slated to play at Gabriel Park, 4:30 p.m. … Cleveland and Benson open Portland Interscholastic League 5A play with a game at Sckavone Stadium, 4:30 p.m. … Roosevelt treks to Franklin for a PIL 5A series opener, 4:30 p.m. … Central Catholic goes to Sprague, 4 p.m. … Forest Grove is at David Douglas, 4:30 p.m.

Prep softball: In nonleague games, Parkrose is at Madison (Glenhaven Park), 4 p.m. … Wilson takes on Grant at Wilshire Park, 4 p.m. … Cleveland and Lincoln meet at Delta Park, 4:15 p.m.

Prep golf: The Portland Interscholastic League 5A boys' teams tee off at Rose City at 3 p.m. … Lincoln's girls compete at Portland Golf Club, 10 a.m. … The Grant boys play at Rose City at 12:30 p.m.


March 28, 1945

Nick Jones

(age 69)

Jones starred at Marshall High before playing for the Oregon Ducks. The 6-2, 190-pound guard suited up for his first NBA season with the San Diego Rockets in 1967. He also played for the San Francisco/Golden State Warriors, along with the Dallas Chaparrals of the American Basketball Association.

Shaler Halimon

March 30, 1945

(age 69)

Halimon, a 6-5 guard born on this day in Tampa, Fla., came out of Utah State to play three NBA seasons, including 1970-71 with the inaugural Trail Blazers. For Portland, he averaged 8.9 points per game.

LaRue Martin

March 30, 1950

(age 64)

Martin was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1972 NBA draft, and played four seasons, all with Portland. Listed at 6-11 and 208 pounds, he finished with career averages of 5.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, shooting 41.6 percent from the field.

Eric Gunderson

March 29, 1966

(age 48)

The former Portland State Vikings right-hander, born in Portland, made his MLB debut on April 11, 1990. Gunderson, 6-0 and 195 pounds, appeared in 254 career games with six teams, going 8-11 with two saves and a 4.95 ERA.

Steve Smith

March 31, 1969

(age 45)

The longtime NBA guard spent two of his 14 seasons with Portland (1999-2001). Smith, born in Highland Park, Mich., averaged 14.3 points per game in his pro career.

Angie Kerr

March 29, 1985

(age 29)

The Portland Thorns' midfielder was born on this day in San Diego, Calif. She played on the University of Portland's 2005 NCAA championship team.


March 27-31, 1968

• Portland State College has hired a believer in the "throwing type of game" — giving 34-year-old Don Read the head football coaching job.

Read, who was backfield coach at Humboldt State the previous two seasons, replaces Jerry Lyons and says "I really believe in the wide-open game."

• The Portland Buckaroos clinch their fourth Western Hockey League regular-season crown, with stalwarts such as Connie Madigan, Arnie and Clif Schmautz, Art Jones, Jim "Red Eye" Hay, Andy Hebenton, Norm Johnson, Mike Donaldson, Rich Van Impe and goaltender Jimmy McLeod

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