WEDNESDAY SPORTS NEWS/Seahawks punter Jon Ryan takes piece of Portland's Great West League baseball team


The Portland Pickles baseball team is adding to its ownership team.

The Pickles, who made their debut last year as an inaugural member of the Great West League and played summer college wood-bat baseball at Walker Stadium, are bolstering their ownership with Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan and Alan Miller, founder of COLLiDE Agency, a Los Angeles company involved in music, art, food, travel, festivals and more.

They will join returning Pickles owner Bill Stewart as the team prepares for its second season, due to start May 30.

The Pickles' home opener is June 6.

Former major league pitcher Jeff Lahti will manage the Pickles in 2017.


Grant and Lincoln are among the teams in the top 10 for the first Class 6A coaches poll.

Grant is ninth; Lincoln is 10th. Lincoln is the two-time defending Portland Interscholastic League champion. Grant is coming off a second-place season.

Clackamas and Beaverton are a close 1-2 this week. The Cavaliers had a 57-56 edge in points, with a 4-2 edge in first-place votes.

Gresham (38), Westview (32), Sprague (28), West Linn (27), Tigard (25), Sheldon (23), Grant (15) and Lincoln (10) completed the top 10.


Concordia University is ranked 20th in NCAA Division II.

The Cavaliers are led by senior thrower McKenzie Warren, who ranks first in the shot put, fifth in the discus and 10th in the hammer.


The Prefontaine Classic, May 26-27 at Hayward Field, will have all three Olympic women's long jump medalists from 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

The entry list includes 30-year-old Brittney Reese, who took the silver medal in Brazil but is ranked No. 1 in the world.

Rio gold medalist and fellow U.S. star Tianna Bartoletta, 31, and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Ivana Spanovic of Serbia, 26, also headline the field.

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