Fighting Shockwave take to the air in win
• Veronica Ferguson threw two touchdown passes and Hollie Petrie threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Portland Fighting Shockwave beat the Capital City Rage 41-12 last Saturday in a Women's Football Alliance game at Sacramento, California.
Portland is 2-0 this season and will play host to the Tacoma Trauma at 6 p.m. Saturday at Roosevelt.
The Shockwave opened the season with a 31-0 victory over Tacoma on April 7.
In the game at Sacramento, Portland scored two first-quarter touchdowns. The Fighting Shockwave had one touchdown in the second quarter and pulled away with three TDs after halftime.
Tess Bair, Megan Vanden Berg and Jackie Lewis each caught a touchdown pass. Rebecca Dawson, Paris Hart and Ferguson each had a rushing touchdown.
Bair made three of five extra-point kicks, and Vanden Berg caught a two-point conversion from Ferguson.
After this weekend, the Fighting Shockwave will have two remaining regular-season home games, one on May 5 and the next on June 2.
Former world champion Steve Forbes, from Grant High, and Christina Lunzman have scheduled their second card for Portland's Jackson Armory. It will take place on Saturday, June 16, with five pro fights planned, along with amateur action.
PREP GIRLS LACROSSE
• Ziggy Berkoff, Ella Gray, Grace Lee and Ella Snith of Jesuit High, along with Kate Denhart of Lincoln and Alma Nye and Sara Ponce of Oregon Episcopal School, have been chosen to play for Oregon in a national tournament in May.
The team, for players who are freshmen, sophomores or juniors, will compete at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, May 26-27. Oregon is among 64 state and regional teams entered in what is considered a major event for college recruiting.
New Orleans 111, PORTLAND 102
• Upstart New Orleans upset the Trail Blazers for the second time in four days to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA first-round playoff series.
The Pelicans won the opener 97-95 on Saturday night at Moda Center.
New Orleans big man Anthony Davis, who had 35 points and 14 rebounds in Game 1, posted 22 points and 13 rebounds in the rematch.
Jrue Holiday led the Pels with 33 points.
Lillard and McCollum, who combined for 37 points on 13-for-41 shooting (8 of 19 on 3-pointers) in the first game, totaled x points on 16-of-39 shooting (4 of 15 from beyond the arc) on Tuesday. Lillard had a team-high 22 points.
Al-Farouq Aminu had 14 points and 15 rebounds for Portland.
Game 3 is 6 p.m. PT Thursday at New Orleans. Game 4 is there at 2 p.m. PT Saturday. Game 5 will be at Portland on Tuesday at a time to be determined. Game 6 is Thursday, April 26 at New Orleans, and a Game 7 would be at Portland on Saturday, April 28.
Houston 4, SEATTLE 1
• The Astros squared the series at 1-1, with Brian McCann hitting a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning that snapped a 1-1 tie.
Seattle's only run came on a homer in the first inning by Robinson Cano. Ichiro Suzuki and Jean Segura each had a hit in the Mariners' three-hit effort against three Houston pitchers.
Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. (2-1) allowed one hit and one walk while striking out 11 batters in seven innings.
Mariners starter Angel Miranda gave up six hits, four walks and one run in five innings, and the loss went to the first of three M's relivers, Dan Altavilla (1-2).
Seattle was coming off a 2-1 victory in Monday's series opener.
The teams also will meet at Safeco Field at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 12:40 p.m. Thursday.
The M's then will embark on a 10-day, 10-game trip for series versus Texas, the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland.
UNLV 12, Portland 2
• The Rebels took a 4-0 lead with four runs in the third inning, scored four more in the fifth to lead 8-2, and finished with 17 hits at Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ryan Hoogerwerf's first home run of the season gave the Pilots their first run. Beau Brundage had an RBI infield single.
Portland fell to 13-21; UNLV is 27-12.
The teams have one more game against each other — at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
OREGON STATE 8, Portland State 0 (5 innings)
OREGON STATE 2, Portland State 1
• Kayleen Shafer's walk-off home run in the seventh inning gave the Beavers a nonleague sweep at the OSU Softball Complex.
In the opener, the Beavs had four runs in both the second and third innings. Jessica Garcia had four RBIs, and McKenna Arriola had three. Meehra Nelson (13-7) pitched a three-hit complete game.
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
• Concordia's women moved up two spots to 12th in the NCAA Division II rankings.
• Lexi Bando, a 3-point specialist and guard who recently completed her Oregon Ducks career, has accepted an invitation to the Los Angeles Sparks' training camp, which starts in less than two weeks.
• Kelly DeShaw of Yakima, Washington, shot an opening-round, par-72 for a one-stroke lead over Mike Gove of Kenmore, Wash., PNW Senior Players Championship, Wine Valley Golf Club, Walla Walla, Washington.
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